Overwatch’s second anniversary event, new FFA Deathmatch map, and new lootboxes are live

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Overwatch’s second anniversary event, new FFA Deathmatch map, and new lootboxes are live

As promised, Blizzard is dropping a big anniversary event for Overwatch starting today as the game turns two, complete with sales and new loot. And yes, new lootboxes. The first one’s free! “What better way to mark the occasion than with a new FFA (free-for-all) Deathmatch map and more than 190 Anniversary items, including new Legendary skins? We’re also making...

Defiance’s got 99 problems, but you ain’t one

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Defiance’s got 99 problems, but you ain’t one

With the conclusion of Defiance 2050’s closed beta last week, players might be at a loss for something to keep them occupied for the rest of May. Don’t fret, future warriors: Trion is going to unload 99 Problems on you. That’s actually a good thing! The 99 Problems event is running through June 4th, giving players special pursuits to complete...

Atlas Reactor arrives in China via Steam

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Atlas Reactor arrives in China via Steam

Atlas Reactor really needs to be given some credit for striking out in a different direction when the rest of the PvP scene was shamelessly copycatting League of Legends and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. The turn-based strategy game had more in common with Advance Wars and chess than your typical MOBA and remains rather unique in the genre space. Well now the...

Dauntless’ intro cinematic takes you on a trip to the Shattered Isles

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Dauntless’ intro cinematic takes you on a trip to the Shattered Isles

Wake up, slackers! Time to hit the gym, work out, and then get ready for your trip to floating islands full of massive monsters that haven’t had a full meal in weeks! It may not sound like the most restful of schedules, but Dauntless nevertheless dares you to get on board with its open beta test that starts on Thursday,...

Global Chat: Dipping back into MMO underwater combat

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Global Chat: Dipping back into MMO underwater combat

Guild Wars 2’s recent renovation of underwater combat has brought back some interest to this oft-neglected sphere of gameplay. Inventory Full’s Bhagpuss used this occasion as an opportunity to examine the role of underwater combat in general and the changes to GW2 in specific. “The undersea worlds of most MMOs weren’t quite so unforgiving but still they were shunned,” he...

World of Warcraft previews the foreboding land of Drustvar

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World of Warcraft previews the foreboding land of Drustvar

The header image may have clued you in to the idea that Drustvar is not the most welcoming spot in Azeroth. Once you head there in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, you won’t be exploring the brightest portions of Kul Tiras. But you can get some sense of what the zone will feel like with the latest preview on...

RuneScape fans can start buying RuneFest 2018 tickets… now

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RuneScape fans can start buying RuneFest 2018 tickets… now

Jagex’s RuneScape-themed fan festival, RuneFest 2018, is locked in for October 5th-6th this year, and tickets are officially on sale as of 11 a.m. this morning. The UK company is calling it “the biggest and best RuneFest yet,” partly owing to its new (and twice as large) venue in Farnborough (outside London rather than in it). Tickets run £150 (just...

Elite Dangerous has big plans for a Memorial Day weekend bonus event

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Elite Dangerous has big plans for a Memorial Day weekend bonus event

Frontier isn’t exactly known for running bonus weekends, but it’s doing just that in Elite Dangerous as it joins the throng of online games vying for your eyeballs during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. “We’re pleased to announce that, starting from May 24 to May 30, we will be introducing an extended ‘Bonus Weekend’, which will bring temporary but lucrative...

Jetpacks woosh into Fortnite, while Epic Games puts $100M toward tournaments

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Jetpacks woosh into Fortnite, while Epic Games puts $100M toward tournaments

Players can take to the skies in Fortnite today, thanks to Patch 4.2 and the long-awaited introduction of jetpacks. Unsafe? Environmentally unsound? Chaotic? Probably — but most assuredly fun as well. The patch notes give us some idea of how jetpacks will function: “The Jetpack is the first of a new item type: Backpacks. Backpacks take an inventory slot (like...