SOS fully abandons its classic mode, and its Steam reviews are a dumpster fire

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SOS fully abandons its classic mode, and its Steam reviews are a dumpster fire

Outpost Games sent round a mailer this week announcing that SOS Battle Royale is now “free to play forever,” thanks to its latest patch, content update 4, which adds “a ton of new weapons, loads of new outfits, leaderboards, and a Season Pass through which you can earn great rewards.” Sounds nice, right? Well, maybe take a jaunt over to...

Bless Online plans a big server merge for the end of July

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Bless Online plans a big server merge for the end of July

Bless Online hasn’t quite yet dug out of the hole it made for itself during its early access launch, but at least Neowiz has identified the most important step to take in improving the game’s chances: server stability and consolidation. A producer’s letter posted on Friday talked about the next steps that the studio will be taking to make the...

The Stream Team: Cooking up chaos in Cuisine Royale

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The Stream Team: Cooking up chaos in Cuisine Royale

The things Massively OP’s MJ will try… she blames it on Bree! All the boss had to do was point out an amusing skin for a battle royale and MJ was on board to show it off. Hence, we introduce to you Cuisine Royale! MJ fully admits that she was wanted to clobber someone with a waffle iron or frying...

Paid Khitan cosmetic DLC arrives in Conan Exiles

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Paid Khitan cosmetic DLC arrives in Conan Exiles

A new era for Conan Exiles is upon us, the era of paid DLC. It is a vital step in the long-term sustainability of this survival sandbox, which is why Funcom is putting a lot of enthusiasm behind its new Imperial East Pack. The DLC is now available for $10 and contains three new armor sets, nine Khitan-themed weapons, 25...

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth pre-patch event looks to be coming in mid-July

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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth pre-patch event looks to be coming in mid-July

While World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is dated for August 14th, everyone knows that the real starting pistol fires for the expansion pre-patch, during which class changes and a story event will take place. Analyzing the event length on the test servers, players think that Patch 8.0 should be arriving either July 10th or the 17th. The pre-expansion patch...

Bethsoft alleges Behaviour and WB ripped off Fallout Shelter in the new Westworld mobile game

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Bethsoft alleges Behaviour and WB ripped off Fallout Shelter in the new Westworld mobile game

A trio of companies known best to our audience for their MMOs are gearing up for a big court battle in the streets of Sweetwater. Bethsoft is apparently suing Behaviour Interactive and Warner Bros. over alleged copyright theft in the brand-new Westworld mobile game. You’ll recall Behaviour from its development of MMO Eternal Crusade, and of course Bethsoft owns Fallout...

E3 2018: Bill Roper on gaming’s smoke and mirrors, Worlds Adrift, and building on SpatialOS

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E3 2018: Bill Roper on gaming’s smoke and mirrors, Worlds Adrift, and building on SpatialOS

For MMO players, Improbable brought some interesting ideas to GDC this past spring. It also brought some games I wasn’t expecting, and the ones I was expecting were kind of downplayed. On the ground floor, developers from some of our favorite MMOs hadn’t heard of SpatialOS, a platform that allows games to be “bigger” by running multiple game engines in an innovative...

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has lost nearly half of its players since January as Sanhok map goes live

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has lost nearly half of its players since January as Sanhok map goes live

Alas, poor PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, we’ve entered the second phase of your musician biopic when the fans start leaving. Sure, the game was riding high in January with 3.2 million concurrent players on Steam. But we’re six months away from that now and the game is now down to 1.7 million concurrent players. These are clearly not numbers to scoff at,...