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With only a couple of short weeks to cram in as much trick-or-treating, pumpkin picking, haunted hayrides, spooky mansion tours, and headless boss fights as possible, we're here to help point you in the direction of all of the fun. So put on your scariest outfit and get ready to explore the dark side of MMOs with our guide to Halloween 2013!Permalink | Email this | Comments
According to WoW Insider, the author of the tabletop game, Mike Pohjola, has made comments implying that Blizzard might want to change the name again to avoid naming conflicts in his home country. How relevant the two games are to one another and how concerned Blizzard actually will be over such a conflict remains to be seen; the application for a trademark came from Blizzard first, but the tabletop game was published before the trademark application. Nothing might come of this, but if the game is renamed again to Blizzard's Steve and Ed Fun-time Game Hour, you'll know why.
Heroes of the Storm hits yet another naming conflict originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: WoW Insider
The Halloween shenanigans include new in-game content and challenges including Fright Club, the temporary relocation of the popular Fight Club mode to an abandoned asylum filled with ghoulish gang members. Starting today, players can also get a new Punk pack, complete with devil or bat wings, witch and wizard hats, pumpkin and bat glow-in-the-dark weapon themes, and a scoped version of the new primary weapon, the STAC 10 (Somatic Tactical Assault Carbine). The holiday-themed festivities run until November 6th, 2013.
[Source: GamersFirst press release]
APB Reloaded brings Fright Club and Certain Death to San Paro originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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- Source: ToA kickstarter
"It technically works on PC, and it's working fine," chief marketing officer David Reid told RPS. "But there are other platforms it could run on. There's nothing that technically prevents it from running on a console, for example."
While Reid does say later in the interview that PC is "definitely in the cards," there certainly seems to be a prominent nudge toward the game coming to consoles first. And interestingly enough, it's not even really confirmed that the game will be released for the Oculus Rift specifically.
"While we can't get into details here," Reid pointed out, "there are other platforms that are available. It is technically possible to run this game without a Rift. There's a whole bunch of different things out on the market right now."Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: Rock, Paper Shotgun
Have any Massively staffers participated in an in-game protest? How many feel that these types of demonstrations can actually be effective? These are the questions I posed to the team members this week.
The Think Tank: Would you participate in an in-game protest? originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 24 Oct 2013 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Keeping up with it all can be a challenge, particularly if Star Citizen isn't the only game you're following!
What say you, Massively readers? How closely do you follow an MMO's development? Do you soak up everything the dev team releases, or do you try to keep abreast of roundups or less frequent updates?
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: How closely do you follow an MMO's development? originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 24 Oct 2013 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Sun Wukong also has the ability to transform into an eagle, ox, or tiger, with each form bringing a special combat effect. As an eagle, he moves quickly and passes through enemies. As an ox he injures and knocks back any enemy in his path. And as a tiger he pounces on and stuns the first enemy he encounters. Check out the full reveal video from Hi-Rez after the break.
[Source: Hi-Rez press release]Permalink | Email this | Comments
"The Spire can be most closely compared to the Embassy in terms of it being more about providing high-end equipment than it is about providing fleet convenience and discounts," Cryptic says. "That being said, there are some excellent benefits for fleets that progress through the Spire holding's tiers."
The Spire ultimately provides an additional progression avenue for STO fleets, complete with new rewards, a new social environment, and plenty of unlockable special projects. Read all about it via the links below.
Cryptic details Star Trek Online's latest fleet progression update originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Dev blog
The article also touches on PvP and what appears to be a button for opting in or out of the game's open-world free-for-all system. Click past the cut for the videos, including some HUD-free Archer and Sorcerer combat, and don't forget to read the full impressions piece behind the links below.
Still more Black Desert beta vids, PvE impressions originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Steparu