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Is it thriller night already? It's just about, actually, and that means that we need to get a little freaky and a lot creepy in today's edition of Jukebox Heroes. Let's put aside our jaunty ballads and epic fanfares for music of the crypt. Let's dance with skeletons and play pin-the-wart-on-the-witch as these tunes fill our ears.
My advice? Turn it up. If you keep the monsters rocking out, then they'll be too preoccupied to eat you.Permalink | Email this | Comments
"I'm afraid Worf is always lurking somewhere in the background of my psyche," Dorn tells STO content designer and interviewer Kate Bankson. Read the full interview via the links below.
Dorn reprises Worf role in Star Trek Online's Season 8 originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: StarTrek.com
Nexon, the Tokyo-based producer of online games like Mabinogi, Combat Arms, and MapleStory, apparently sees something it likes in Rumble's games, which include KingsRoad, Ballistic, and Nightmare Guardians.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: Gamasutra
Starting Thursday, all players level 10 or above will be able to hail D'Tan from their mission journals and begin a new quest. This quest, which revolves around D'Tan's efforts to restore the Iconian Gateway, will take players into New Romulus to stand present at the gate's reactivation. Players who complete the quest will receive pieces of the ancient obelisk technology set as well as a special Obelisk ship that can be helmed only after the player reaches level 40.
The quest will be available from October 31st to December 5th.
New ship and special items await STO players in 'Sphere of Influence' originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Dev Blog
One of the main issues that the devs must confront is the challenge of allowing players to play a significant role in the ongoing story while not directly interfering with the main narrative of the Fellowship. On top of that, there's the small detail that while many player characters are Hobbits, there were no Hobbits present at the battle of Helm's Deep. So how do the devs deal with these lore conundrums? Well, you'll have to check out the full dev diary to find out, so for all the tasty details (and a few teasers of upcoming content), just head over to the LotRO official site.
Lord of the Rings Online dev diary digs into Helm's Deep's epic story originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
I'm excited for this release because it looks creepy, and regardless of how effective it ends up being, I almost always appreciate it when MMOs attempt to be scary. I like that the lore of GW2 doesn't always take itself too seriously, but when it goes dark, it can hit some disturbing notes. My misgivings about the patch lie in this being the third enemy mashup we've seen: Dredge and Flame Legion, Inquest and Aetherblades, and now Krait and what have to be some extremely persuasive snake charmers.
Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2's rogue's gallery remixes originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Collect Liar's Charms from daily quests and trade them to wandering illusionists for masquerade tokens, which you can then trade for special holiday loot. You'll also find Liar's Charms scattered about the world; they'll drop from skill nodes and slain monsters during the event. There's a fair amount of lore to be discovered by talking to the masquerade loremaster each day of the festival, yet another way to gather a few charms.
Speak with the masquerade master in the center of Protector's Enclave for a full introduction to the event.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: Neverwinter Blog
So what's in store for this patch? Well, it just so happens that Marvel's latest movie, Thor: The Dark World, is coming out in a week or so. Gazillion Entertainment couldn't very well sit back and let the moment get away, could it? So it created an entire suite of content based around Asgard, Thor, and the new movie.
We asked Jeff Donais, Creative Director, some questions to find out all of the details. Warning: There might be spoilers below!
Marvel Heroes announces Asgardian content, playable Loki originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Fimmel is currently starring in History Channel's Vikings, where he plays rugged, beardy Ragnar. Variety says that he will fill one of four main roles in Warcraft, although his character is currently unknown. Colin Farrel and Paula Patton are also heavily rumored to take part in the film.
Warcraft will be directed by Duncan Jones and written by Charles Leavitt. Production is slated to begin early next year.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Called The Secret World: Massive Edition, the bundle contains the core buy-to-play game, all of the issues to date, and this Halloween's Plague Doctor outfit (seen in the picture above). While Issues #1-4 were previously free with the core game, Issues #6-8 were sold as DLC.
The promotional edition is on sale at half-off for $29.99. The game, its issues, and the Plague Doctor outfit can also be purchased separately.
Funcom also announced that it will extend the game's current Halloween festivities through November 11th.
Steam begins selling The Secret World: Massive Edition originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Steam