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There seems to be some confusion about PS1 Vets and the PS2 Beta. Let me clear it up once and for all. There are going to be multiple phases of the beta. Simply put we are adding more people in different waves simply due to capacity. Every single PS1 player who has ever subscribed to the game will have their Station Account activated at some point during the beta beginning with people who actively are subscribers. Again though we can only let in so many people during each phase so invitations are by necessity going to be staggered. So basically if you've ever subbed to the game you're going to be in. However current subs are in the front of the line for that. In addition we have Priority beta keys given out [and] they will be let in in the early phases as well. For people that ask me, "I played from 2005-2007 am I in soon?" the answer is you will be in in an early phase.In other words: patience. You're getting in! But Smedley does warn, "This is a real beta. Not a marketing gimmick." So be prepared to do some actual testing.
Smedley takes to Twitter to clarify PlanetSide 2 beta originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 25 Jul 2012 17:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Smedley's Twitter
Ah, wishes and horses. Both are full of poop! But if wishes could be horses, I'd love to have some time to go back and play Anarchy Online hardcore.
I don't know what it is about this game that keeps calling me back with its retro appeal. But every year I go through a phase when I download the client and re-enter the world of Rubi-Ka for another attempt at mastering this 11-year-old title. It doesn't stick, but the fondness and desire remains. Why do I play it? I'm going to be coy and make you work for the answer.Permalink | Email this | Comments
The stress test will feature all of the content currently available in the closed beta. Servers will open at 8 p.m. EDT on July 27th and will close up once again at 2:59 a.m. PDT on July 30th. Anyone more interested in playing than in filing bug reports will be happy to note that the focus is just on loading up the servers and seeing how they perform under load. The official FAQ has further guidelines and a link to the client so you can get it downloaded and ready before Friday evening.
Path of Exile running an open stress test this weekend originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 25 Jul 2012 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
If you aren't currently signed up to receive the letter and have a burning need to cover your face, you can sign up under Account Management on the official site. The codes for the masks will be distributed along with the next newsletter, which will include instructions on how to redeem them. It's a neat little promotion to ensure that players are kept in the loop about the game's development with just a little extra bribery.
Subscribe to TERA's newsletter, get free stuff for the game originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 25 Jul 2012 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
MMO Family: Moving beyond the mundane in kid-friendly MMOs originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 25 Jul 2012 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
What about those funky bright-colored uniforms, though?
Those were a tough sell to my buddy, at least prior to SOE's latest PS2 trailer. The gamemaker has joined forces with Blur Studio to produce a grim, grey romp through the far future battlefields of Auraxis. There is a bit of Terran Republic red in the three-minute clip, but it's mostly from the blood splattering across armor, windshields, and the camera lens.
We got a 45-second tease of the clip last week, but this time around we can see the whole heart-pounding picture. There's no actual game footage on display, but the video is nonetheless a welcome tease of what's to come as PlanetSide 2 moves into closed beta testing. Check it out after the cut.
[Source: SOE press release]
SOE and Blur Studio release new PlanetSide 2 cinematic trailer originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Some of my favorite pieces hail from games like Age of Conan, Guild Wars 2, and the EverQuest franchise (particularly the art produced for the Legends of Norrath card game). What about you, early risers? What game features your favorite concept art?
Every morning, the Massively bloggers probe the minds of their readers with deep, thought-provoking questions about that most serious of topics: massively online gaming. We crave your opinions, so grab your caffeinated beverage of choice and chime in on today's Daily Grind!
The Daily Grind: What game features your favorite concept art? originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 24 Jul 2012 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
In honor of the occasion, the dev team invited us to a group interview session culminating in a race-off during which we got to show just how hot (or not) our racing skills were. Lead Producer Marc de Vellis and Lead Designer Melvin Teo were on hand to answer our questions and talk about how the game has grown over the past two years. They enthusiastically discussed the ways they've developed NFSW as a result of community feedback, both in terms of game features and in terms of community interaction. Read on for a look at what changes they've made to keep their virtual drivers coming back for another lap.
Need for Speed World celebrates its second anniversary originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 24 Jul 2012 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Check out the video and the poster after the break.
XLGAMES reveals first ArcheAge story teaser trailer originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: This Is Game
Although both the show and the game will launch in April 2013, the game will kick things off in San Francisco where players will meet the main characters of the show, Nolan and Arissa. Then the show will start after the two characters travel to St. Louis, Missouri. There, the series will unfold in the boom-town of Defiance while the game narrative continues in the Bay Area. Both the show and the game will influence each other and evolve together.
For more information on Defiance, check out its spotlight in The Firing Line and watch the Comic-Con videos.
[Source: Trion Worlds press release]Permalink | Email this | Comments