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Except, you know, the mysterious gateway that could lead almost anywhere.
What follows next is less clear, but it involves players taking the controls of an ancient starship and joining up with both Klingons and the Federation to fight off some new opponents. It's the sort of exploration, danger, and adventure that you'd expect from a feature episode, in short. We have the video embedded for you past the cut.
Star Trek Online previews the next featured episode originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: New Sphere of Influence trailer
Additionally, this update introduces a new battle arena with an American Northwest setting, new Chinese premium tanks (the 112 and T-34-3), and an alternative branch of German tank destroyers that stretch across tiers four through 10. Check out these new features in the gallery and update trailer below.
[Source: Wargaming.net press release]Permalink | Email this | Comments
On top of that, according to Carbine, players should be "ready to be drowned in WildStar details from now through launch." That information will include the reveal of the final two classes, but not before all the other classes are re-introduced to show off the progress and changes made on each. Be on the look out for more episodes of the new livestream series that debuted this week to help bring you this deluge of news. In the meantime, enjoy the teaser trailer below.
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- Source: Beta announcement
These screenshots also show a slightly different system than the Unity avatar building system that players have been able to mess around with since June (although you can still make an amusing she-hulk-monkey-girl there). See what you think about the new system in our gallery below.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: Character creation screenshots
That's right, if you ever said to yourself you'd love to play Xsyon if only there was a PvE server, now you'll have the chance. A PvP server will still be an option for the more risk-oriented. Other plans in development include resetting abandoned terraformed land back to its original form, allowing players to farm by planting and tending crops, and adding cooking abilities where players can combine ingredients to create all-new recipes for dishes that provide buffs.
There's no launch date set yet for Steam, but tell us: Would you play Xsyon on a PvE server, or would you prefer to remain on a PvP one? Tell us your thoughts!
[Source: Notorious Games press release]Permalink | Email this | Comments
Eventually, the stream audience settled on a medium-red Goku-lookalike named Morthos Angelbane. I don't know how canon that name is, but this is Choose My Adventure. It's not really my decision to make. However, character creation for Cryptic's Neverwinter offers some interesting choices that I feel really set the game apart from other similar games.
Choose My Adventure: If it's Neverwinter, is it Alwayssummer? originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 30 Oct 2013 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
I'm somewhat fond of bosses that transform into different modes during a fight. That's especially nice if it's a long fight, since it's a good visual indicator of how far we've come. It keeps things spicy, too.
I'd love to hear about your favorite boss fight mechanic today. Let's go beyond the red circles of doom and dig deep, people!
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's your favorite boss mechanic? originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 30 Oct 2013 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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