The Survivalist: How Aberration saved ARK

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The Survivalist: How Aberration saved ARK

It’s no secret that plenty of people have felt disappointed by Studio Wildcard, disillusioned by decisions and direction. I was among that crowd. It reached a point where I had to give thought as to whether or not I felt I could continue to support the company. Added to that was the feeling of been there, done that in ARK: Survival...

The next episode of Guild Wars 2’s living world season has apparently been delayed

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The next episode of Guild Wars 2’s living world season has apparently been delayed

You might have noticed it’s Tuesday, and there’s been no big trailer drop for the next Guild Wars 2 living world episode. That’s behind schedule if expected, given datamining, but ArenaNet has now acknowledged the delay all the same. “The Living World Team currently is hard at work preparing Episode 3 of Living World Season 4,” ArenaNet’s Mike Zadorojny writes...

EVE Online dives ‘Into the Abyss’ with today’s update

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EVE Online dives ‘Into the Abyss’ with today’s update

Ready to dive into a new style of PvE gameplay in EVE Online? Today’s patch for the Into the Abyss update sends players into the eponymous abyssal deadspace to seek out the elusive Triglavian Collective. They’re not friendly, but they do possess a variety of technological advancements that can be quite advantageous to pilots, including new alterations to modules, new...

ESA president argues ‘video games never take money from a player and leave them with nothing’

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ESA president argues ‘video games never take money from a player and leave them with nothing’

GamesIndustry.biz has a fantastic piece illuminating the Entertainment Software Association’s apparent game plan on lockboxes going forward. The publication recaps a lengthy talk ESA president Mike Gallagher gave at the Nordic Game Conference seemingly designed to both incite concern over lockbox regulation and extol the virtues of the free market. Gallagher primed the audience by comparing the lootbox controversy to...

ArenaNet answers a slew of classic Guild Wars questions

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ArenaNet answers a slew of classic Guild Wars questions

Guild Wars 1 may have been supplanted and largely deemed obsolete by its sequel, but rest assured, there still exists a multitude of fans for this game among both players and ArenaNet itself. The studio recently was bowled over by an unexpectedly popular AMA with one of the classic game’s programmers and so decided to open up a special forum...

Sea of Thieves’ Hungering Deep patch is now live

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Sea of Thieves’ Hungering Deep patch is now live

Traditionally, piracy was chiefly concerned with finding other ships and taking the stuff on them for your own ship, but there’s no reason you can’t also indulge in a little bit of monster hunting on the side. Sea of Thieves will let you do just that with the launch of its Hungering Deep update today, with something big in the...

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...