ARK Park’s latest trailer goes in guns blazing

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ARK Park’s latest trailer goes in guns blazing

Welcome… to Jurassic Park! What, that’s not this thing? Oh, sorry, our bad. Welcome… to ARK Park! At least it rhymes! The virtual reality off-shoot of the immensely popular ARK: Survival Evolved is coming later this year. In a new teaser trailer, players can witness the tranquil delights of a dino-themed park, reject it, and then start shooting up the...

Lost Ark sails into closed beta 2 this Friday

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Lost Ark sails into closed beta 2 this Friday

Countdowns could mean many things. Missile launches. Christmas. New Year’s Day. Or in the case of Lost Ark, the start of its second closed beta test in Korea. The official (Korean) site is currently sporting a countdown to this Friday, when Lost Ark’s CBT2 is set to begin. This time around, the beta is greatly expanding to include a focus...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Elite Specialization preview weekend impressions

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Flameseeker Chronicles: Elite Specialization preview weekend impressions

Over the weekend Guild Wars 2 players had the chance to get to grips with the new Path of Fire elite specializations in a PvP setting, so I, of course, jumped in with both feet and tried out some of the specializations for myself. You’ll know already if you’re familiar with my ramblings that PvP isn’t a massive love of mine, but...

SkySaga shuts down production and goes on hold indefinitely

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SkySaga shuts down production and goes on hold indefinitely

Very sad news today out of Radiant Worlds, which announced that Smilegate, its publishing partner, ordered that SkySaga’s development be shut down immediately and pulled support from the project. While the studio said that the game is only “on hold” and that Radiant is in a “strong financial position,” it doesn’t look good for the multiplayer title. It also sounds like...

The Repopulation struggles to get content patch ready for release

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The Repopulation struggles to get content patch ready for release

The faithful and hopeful fans waiting for the next stage of The Repopulation’s development might have a glimmer of hope to hang on to today. The devs announced on the forum that they had overcome “a major hurdle to deployment” of the long-awaited patch and were optimistic that the process might go a bit more smoothly from here on out....

Drink in 20 glorious minutes of Blizzard Gamescom previews

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Drink in 20 glorious minutes of Blizzard Gamescom previews

While it’s no BlizzCon, Gamescom has become an increasingly important platform for Blizzard to share exciting news about its roster of games. And we’re guessing that since you’re sitting at home instead of strutting about in Germany, you aren’t going to be getting this information first-hand. No matter; the studio put up a helpful 20-minute preview of its Gamescom news...

SWTOR delays Update 5.4 by a day due to a last-minute bug

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SWTOR delays Update 5.4 by a day due to a last-minute bug

Sorry to rain on your Umbara parade, SWTOR players, but you’re going to have to wait an extra day to dive into the August update. The devs announced that they had to delay the patch in order to fix a serious issue with the new instance: “As we do with all updates, we continually test until it goes out the...

The Daily Grind: Do MMORPG studios worry too much about player retention?

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The Daily Grind: Do MMORPG studios worry too much about player retention?

Back in March, we used a Richard Bartle blog post to discuss retention in MMOs and how developers could up their stickiness factor. But in rereading it, I notice that most of us took as a given that MMOs want to increase their retention in the first place. And I’m not so sure they do anymore. What studios actually want is...

Black Desert shows off 4K console version at Gamescom

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Black Desert shows off 4K console version at Gamescom

It might have gotten buried in this massive list, but Black Desert is one of the MMOs that’s slated to receive enhanced treatment by the new Xbox One X. While the console is coming out this fall, Black Desert won’t be available on it until early next year on the platform. That doesn’t mean you’ll have to wait until then...