New Bless Online producer’s letter tackles optimization issues and hacking

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New Bless Online producer’s letter tackles optimization issues and hacking

The saga of Bless Online’s turbulent Western release (which we dove into last week) continues with a new producer’s letter posted today, this time addressing two topics that have been the target of much discussion (and criticism) among players: optimization and hacking. The letter recognizes that optimization is “a big question on the community’s collective mind” and states that the...

The Stream Team: Summer festival fun in Star Trek Online

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The Stream Team: Summer festival fun in Star Trek Online

If Independence Day celebrations weren’t enough for you this week and you want more, Star Trek Online invites you in to its summer festival. There are jet packs, dance competitions, races, sandcastle building, and so much more. Did we mention dancing? Tune in at 2:00 p.m.to frolic among the waves and cut a few rugs. What: Star Trek Online Who:...

Todd Howard says ‘Elder Scrolls Online is one of the biggest online games in the world’ as Ubisoft and Bethsoft weigh in on games as a service

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Are you all in on games as a service? Are single player-games over, replaced by much more profitable eternally online (and lockbox-ridden) titles? Bethsoft’s Todd Howard doesn’t think so. Speaking to GIbiz, Howard says that in spite of Fallout 76’s controversial online nature, the always-on games-as-a-service motif “doesn’t mark the future.” “Corporately we’ve done a mix; people forget sometimes,” he...

Warframe invites players to get a free Ash Prime for watching TennoCon

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Warframe invites players to get a free Ash Prime for watching TennoCon

Looking forward to the future of Warframe? You should be happy that TennoCon is this weekend, but if you can’t make your way there in person, you’re almost in a better place. Not only can you watch TennoLive over the weekend to get all of the information, but you can also pick up a free Ash Prime frame just for...

Pokemon Go’s second anniversary report card sees high marks for content and innovation

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Pokemon Go’s second anniversary report card sees high marks for content and innovation

Today is Pokemon Go’s second-year anniversary. Last year’s report card had to grapple with things like the game’s rapid rise and fall as a fad, its severe lack of promised content even with its first major update, crimes associated with the game, and being somewhat anti-social – and that was before the disaster known as Pokemon Go fest 2017. It was probably the...

Headstart begins today for Defiance 2050

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Headstart begins today for Defiance 2050

The time has come for Defiance 2050 to enter the wild… in a limited sense. Head start access begins today, although the general “anyone can jump in” of the full launch won’t kick off until July 10th. But if you’re a founder, you can start playing this updated rebuild of the game right now on your platform of choice. To...

Star Citizen offers a speedy look at some of what’s coming in alpha 3.3

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Star Citizen offers a speedy look at some of what’s coming in alpha 3.3

Star Citizen’s Around the Verse this week is even shorter than the last few weeks’ episodes, clocking it at under five minutes as alluded to in the episode’s title (you can probably chalk it up to the holiday). In addition to recapping the 3.2 alpha, which went formally live last weekend, Chris Roberts and Sandi Gardiner tease a bit of...

Twitch is cracking down on high-profile streamers using inappropriate language

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Twitch is cracking down on high-profile streamers using inappropriate language

Twitch is working overtime by going after big-name streamers who use inappropriate language in chat. The platform’s community policies have landed popular streamer Destiny with a 30-day ban after repeatedly referring to people as bundles of wood used for burning (note: not the exact wording used) and making some racist comments. Considering that he’s best known for streaming Hearthstone matches,...