WRUP: The narrator is inside the car edition

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WRUP: The narrator is inside the car edition

You think that you’ve gotten away at long last as you get into your car, blood oozing from the wound on your leg, but as you laugh in relief you realize your error. Yes, the narrator is inside of the car! He’s narrating your actions right now! He’s sitting right here. You’re looking back at him. He’s waving. The narrator...

The Daily Grind: Do you tilt toward sci-fi or fantasy in your MMOs?

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The Daily Grind: Do you tilt toward sci-fi or fantasy in your MMOs?

I always found it weird that bookstores always shoved science fiction and fantasy subgenres together, kind of like a “here’s a general section for geeks but we’re not going to try to differentiate between any of it.” I’ll acknowledge that there is a lot of crossover and flow between the two, even when it comes to MMORPGs. Recently I’ve been...

The Stream Team: Life and death and pets in Rend

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The Stream Team: Life and death and pets in Rend

Did you get enough Rend yesterday? Massively OP’s MJ didn’t! She’s back in for more survival… or lack thereof. Her goal today is to work up to being able to tame a pet. However, there is much preparation to do before she has a chance. Join us live at 9:00 p.m. to see which comes first for her: death or...

Betawatch: Fallout 76 starts beta testing in October (July 27, 2018)

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Betawatch: Fallout 76 starts beta testing in October (July 27, 2018)

Good news for those of you patiently (or not-so-patiently) waiting for Fallout 76 to enter beta testing, you have a date! Slightly worse news, that’s not until October of this year, so you’ll still be waiting a while yet. So that will either encourage you to continue patiently waiting or become less patient, I guess. On the subject of patient...

Trove compensates players for recent downtime

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Trove compensates players for recent downtime

A routine maintenance cycle for Trove this past Tuesday triggered a small crisis as bugs slipped in due to a new OS and network driver. While the team eventually did revert the OS and get the game back up and running, the downtime caused by the issue was significant and left players craving their blocky sandbox fix. The good news...

Destiny 2 previews expansion gear, plans PvP changes, investigates streaky RNG

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Destiny 2 previews expansion gear, plans PvP changes, investigates streaky RNG

Still got your eye on Destiny 2’s Forsaken expansion coming out at the tail end of summer? Prepare your trigger finger too, as yesterday Bungie previewed some of the new “tools of the trade” that’ll launch with the expansion. Sighted bows, molten armor, ghostly pistols, flamethrowers, it’s genuinely good stuff (that I can’t wait to see ported into moddable single-player...

Camelot Unchained’s beta is now set to launch on July 31st

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Camelot Unchained’s beta is now set to launch on July 31st

City State Entertainment’s Mark Jacobs has just announced on today’s studio Twitch stream that RvR MMORPG Camelot Unchained’s beta one will begin next week on July 31st. The launch is contingent on the success of this weekend’s test. “We need to get enough people 500+ to show up at the same time to tell us whether the changes we have made...

EA would like a slice of that sweet, sweet battle royale pie, please

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EA would like a slice of that sweet, sweet battle royale pie, please

EA is still eyeing battle royale, but maybe not the way you’re thinking. During the company’s quarterly investor call this week, everyone clearly had Fortnite and its runaway success on the brain. For example, one listener specifically asked whether Battlefield V might crib from Fortnite’s game plan. EA’s Blake Jorgensen dismissed the idea for the upcoming Battlefield V, clinging to the company’s...

The Stream Team: Adding an AdventureQuest 3D adventure

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The Stream Team: Adding an AdventureQuest 3D adventure

What does Massively OP’s MJ do when she can sneak in an extra AQ3D stream? She’s not sure, but does that matter? No, because it will be fun! She might just return to D-Piddy’s labyrinth, or even continue with some of her early quests that she has never completed. There is also that jumping puzzle challenge… Tune in live at...