H1Z1 zooms past 4.5 million downloads on PlayStation 4 and hands out free weapons

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H1Z1 zooms past 4.5 million downloads on PlayStation 4 and hands out free weapons

Remember how H1Z1 was riding high last Thursday off of the 1.5 million downloads on the PlayStation 4? The battle royale game has actually sped up the pace of its success, zipping right past 4.5 million players as of Monday. Feeling magnanimous, Daybreak handed out free Blue Barbed Hellfire 4-6s to all players as a “thank you” for their patronage....

PUBG Corp sues Epic Games, claiming Fortnite plagiarized its UI and items

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PUBG Corp sues Epic Games, claiming Fortnite plagiarized its UI and items

Last autumn, Bluehole and PUBG Corp locked horns with Epic Games over PUBG’s assertion that Fortnite had all but ripped off PUBG’s battle royale mode and that it was considering some sort of action. Bluehole later walked back the spat, arguing that it wasn’t claiming copyright over battle royale but was instead objecting to the fact that Epic had access...

The Daily Grind: How important is person-to-person trading in an MMORPG?

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The Daily Grind: How important is person-to-person trading in an MMORPG?

Earlier in May, Neowiz clarified that the western version of Bless Online, like Black Desert, would eschew player-to-player trading, sticking instead to just an auction hall. It brought up all the old arguments over whether or not this is a good thing for online worlds. Those in favor of kicking personal trading to the curb claim that it helps the...

The Stream Team: Gustball and dragon slaying in Shroud of the Avatar

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The Stream Team: Gustball and dragon slaying in Shroud of the Avatar

Have you ever played a game of gustball? Massively OP’s MJ hasn’t, but she is excited to! A special memorial Day match is happening in Shroud of the Avatar and she’s been invited. Then, the after-game celebrations will include slaying a dragon. Join us live at 8:00 p.m. so you don’t miss this unique game. What: Shroud of the Avatar...

The Realm Online’s reboot by a former emulator team is still set for June

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The Realm Online’s reboot by a former emulator team is still set for June

Back in March, we were all surprised to learn that The Realm Online was getting a reboot. Owners Norseman Games transferred its “exclusive license and rights” to a private server team called Rat Labs, most of whom were already working on the game’s unofficial emulator, to allow it to take over the real MMO and bring it up to spec....

Worlds Adrift team recaps launch event in the sky and patch rollout

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Worlds Adrift team recaps launch event in the sky and patch rollout

It was no e-sports bus, but Worlds Adrift really did send players, devs, and journalists skyward in a floating… well, it kinda looks like the bottom half of a shipping container suspended with a crane over London, but we’re sure it’s fine. The studio’s weekend video includes clips of the guests for some reason playing the game in that position...

State of Decay 2 tallies up one million sales despite the zombie apocalypse

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State of Decay 2 tallies up one million sales despite the zombie apocalypse

Despite shaky performance and numerous reports of severe bug issues, Undead Labs’ State of Decay 2 is another big hit for the studio. Outlets are reporting that the co-op zombie title has racked up over a million sales in the first two days of release alone. That’s not the end of the big numbers, either. “Throughout launch, there have been...

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds apologizes for communication deficiencies, lays out top priorities

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds apologizes for communication deficiencies, lays out top priorities

Players frustrated with the spotty communication from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ development team may have a legitimate reason for complaint. In a letter posted over on Steam, the devs admit that they had futzed up a bit and promised to do better in the future. “Players have rightfully called us out for failing to address complaints about performance, and recently we haven’t...

Rend is still on track for a feature-complete Early Access this year

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Rend is still on track for a feature-complete Early Access this year

The alpha testing for Rend has just recently begun, and as the game’s official Twitter account helpfully informed us, the game is still on track for its Early Access release later this year. Of course, distinctions between Early Access and alpha testing can be rather hazy at this point, so it’s a good thing that Rend’s developers have a roadmap...