E3 2018: Hands-on with Super Smash Bros Ultimate

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E3 2018: Hands-on with Super Smash Bros Ultimate

With all the online talk about Nintendo this year, it feels only fitting to give Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros Ultimate a little time. We’ve talked recently about the unbundling of MMOs and why the market seems primed for a big title yet goes unanswered. Readers and writers all noted that other genres help meet the demands for this, from MOBAs to even...

Starcraft Remastered shows off new ramps and plans for group matchmaking

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Starcraft Remastered shows off new ramps and plans for group matchmaking

Starcraft Remastered really didn’t have to do anything else after release. That’s not to say that no one would have wanted more, but it was already an update of a classic game onto modern hardware. But the team has still been active, and the latest much-delayed developer update is here looking back at the 20th anniversary celebration of the original...

One Shots: Fashion patrol coming your way!

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One Shots: Fashion patrol coming your way!

Well that is certainly one way to fill up the comments section with tons of screenshots: asking all of you to show of your best and boldest fashion! We had a virtual fashion show last week in the One Shots comments, and here are my personal favorites of the bunch (although most all were tremendous). First up is UpayaBlossom, who brings...

The Daily Grind: Do you play MMOs with expiration dates?

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The Daily Grind: Do you play MMOs with expiration dates?

It’s not a new phenomenon, because I recall seeing it back in Final Fantasy XI, someone saying proudly that he was happy to be with the current linkshell… until World of Warcraft launched, then he would leave. That isn’t me recounting; that was exactly what he said at the time. He was playing the game, but he was literally as...

Dual Universe’s latest pre-alpha patch adds markets, scanning, and mining

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Dual Universe’s latest pre-alpha patch adds markets, scanning, and mining

Let’s all take a moment for an appreciative round of applause to any studio that is considerate enough to post monthly round-ups of games in development. This is especially helpful for titles like Dual Universe, as there is so much going on that it gets easy to miss updates. So what’s going on with Dual Universe this June? The team reviewed...

The Stream Team: Building a bigger boat in Trove’s latest event

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The Stream Team: Building a bigger boat in Trove’s latest event

Massively OP’s MJ is excited to soon explore Trove’s Geode, and there’s a new event just for amping up that excitement! To prepare for the upcoming update, Trovians are building a big boat in the Rise of the Sunseeker event. A big boat! No, bigger! MJ is ready to do her part (and earn her own boat in the process)....

Camelot Unchained doubles down on development in the beta home stretch

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Camelot Unchained doubles down on development in the beta home stretch

Saying that it needs to “double down” and push hard to get the beta build finished for next month’s launch, the Camelot Unchained team noticeably increased its output this week with 20 items on its to do list. Among the many projects that the developers were tackling this past week include shaping the Arthurian Physician class, stress testing the builder...

Diablo III starts Season 14 and the Great Treasure Goblin Hunt

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Diablo III starts Season 14 and the Great Treasure Goblin Hunt

The Season of Greed is upon us, and the only way to satiate it is to dive into Diablo III. Season 14 started this past week, bringing the debut of seasonal content, which is really just an ongoing in-game event. This time around, it’s more treasure goblins: “For the duration of Season 14, all treasure goblin spawns will be doubled....

E3 2018: Deep-diving Trion’s kid-friendly voxelbox Trove and its upcoming Geode expansion

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E3 2018: Deep-diving Trion’s kid-friendly voxelbox Trove and its upcoming Geode expansion

One thing Trion Senior Producer James Karras drove home during my meeting with the team at this year’s E3 is that with Trove’s Geode update, the team is experimenting. Yes, Battle Royale is happening, but it’s no threat to the main gameplay. Geode’s new world and its playstyle alone should allay those fears. Specifically, the team wanted to introduce non-combat gameplay...

The Stream Team: Digging some ARKaeology

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The Stream Team: Digging some ARKaeology

In the spirit of dino solidarity, ARK is celebrating the release of Jurassic Park’s latest installment with a special archaeology… er, ARKaeology, event. Massively OP’s MJ is ready to dig in and dig up some bones that can be turned into special skeletal skins. Tune in live at 12:00 p.m. to join the hunt. What: ARK: Aberration Who: MJ Guthrie...