Path of Exile details the overhaul coming to Vaal skills

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Path of Exile details the overhaul coming to Vaal skills

The purpose behind the Vaal skills in Path of Exile was to offer players big, show-stopping skills that could have a large impact on the battlefield. That, unfortunately, is not quite how they’ve worked out in practice. So the game’s next major patch is overhauling them in a major way, starting by making sure that each Vaal skill gem contains...

Elder Scrolls Online will make you a master of time itself

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Elder Scrolls Online will make you a master of time itself

Time manipulation is a tricky thing to do in a multiplayer live environment, but every so often, an MMO attempts to do just that. Elder Scrolls Online is taking a swing at it with Summerset’s Psijic Order skill line. It’s not quite a new class, but this skill line is pretty exciting nevertheless. There are active and passive skills for...

Black Desert developer Pearl Abyss has even more rebalancing plans for PvP, debuffs, and crowd control

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Black Desert developer Pearl Abyss has even more rebalancing plans for PvP, debuffs, and crowd control

Yesterday’s Black Desert patch apparently caught some backlash from the community, particularly in regard to the crowd control changes, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The Pearl Abyss team has now responded to the feedback on Kakao’s forums with even more balancing plans for the future. “We want to provide a more fair and fun PvP environment for...

RIFT datamining uncovers new decorations, items, and damage values for Prime

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RIFT datamining uncovers new decorations, items, and damage values for Prime

Datamining: the time-honored practice of digging things out from the client files for a game that hasn’t yet been put into the game. RIFT has some fun stuff to dig out, and the blog over at The Ghar Station has picked out some interesting tidbits including some behind-the-scenes calculation changes for damage on the Prime server. It’s not entirely certain,...

The Survivalist: Seven survival games I want to love, but can’t… yet

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The Survivalist: Seven survival games I want to love, but can’t… yet

Well that didn’t take long! There are a plethora of survival sandboxes out there for fans to play (as you can see from our multiple guides!), enough that there might be some worry that the market for this genre is getting pretty saturated. Perhaps there is room still, but anyone entering that crowded market needs to have a good hook...

Ashes of Creation reflects on its post-Kickstarter year

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Ashes of Creation reflects on its post-Kickstarter year

If Kickstarter truly kickstarted the gaming public’s interest in Ashes of Creation, then the team is not complaining. In fact, Intrepid Studios sent out a letter to fans in which it reflected on the past 12 months and how much has happened between May 2017 and now. It’s probably one of those letters you just want to read yourself, so...

S.O.S. ditches survival mechanics to become a full-on battle royale game

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S.O.S. ditches survival mechanics to become a full-on battle royale game

What’s that sound? It’s the sound of a genre becoming even more saturated, that’s what, as SOS is converting into a battle royale game called (drumroll) SOS: Battle Royale. The original idea behind the game was to toss 16 players into a map and have them play a 30-minute match to find a relic and escape in a helicopter, with...