ECO is full of garbage (and patches)

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ECO is full of garbage (and patches)

Planetary simulator ECO is surprising testers with an interesting twist that will be sure to keep them on their toes (and plugging their nose): garbage. Any unwanted items and byproducts that are dropped in the game will gradually decompose, turning into either compost or pollution depending on the items in question. “This will be another negative resource that societies will...

RIFT Prime to talk about progression unlocks later this month

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RIFT Prime to talk about progression unlocks later this month

As RIFT’s Prime progression server enters into its second month of existence, questions have loomed above the community that’s making its way to level 50: How fast should we be going? When is Trion Worlds going to unlock additional content, and what does that schedule look like? When we reached out to Trion, CM Linda Carlson gave us the scoop:...

Fortnite’s sky is falling (but its iOS version is rising)

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Fortnite’s sky is falling (but its iOS version is rising)

If you were to believe Fortnite players, the end of the world is coming — and the sky is literally falling. A mysterious comet in the sky has the shooter’s fan base speculating that a developer-made disaster might be lurking on the near horizon. The comet was spotted above the Tilted Towers, leading some to believe that the resource-rich area...

Wizard101 plans its 10-year anniversary while Pirate101 grooms Handsome Dan

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Wizard101 plans its 10-year anniversary while Pirate101 grooms Handsome Dan

With the 10th anniversary of Wizard101 approaching, the team at KingsIsle is squirreling itself away behind closed doors to plan a grand soiree. We don’t know the details of this party yet, but fans have the go-ahead to get excited about this “grand celebration.” Over at sister game Pirate101, the team is adding “a little more flair” to the bulldog...

Overwatch downplays battle royale potential, introduces Overwatch Archives events

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Overwatch downplays battle royale potential, introduces Overwatch Archives events

Is Overwatch getting a battle royale mode? Probably not. Blizzard Game Director Jeff Kaplan told Kotaku that the team has actually seriously considered wedging a battle royale effort into the game, both because gamers constantly request it and because Blizz devs themselves play PUBG. But technical and design and balance hurdles stand in the way. “First and foremost, Overwatch is...

PUBG: Record profits in 2017, Savage map, PC patch, and the doom of mobile

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PUBG: Record profits in 2017, Savage map, PC patch, and the doom of mobile

PUBG may be giving up ground to Fortnite, but it made Bluehole a crapton of money last year. MMO Culture reports that the company brought in over $630 million US in revenue 2017, with over a third of that being pure profit mostly thanks to PUBG’s success. Meanwhile, the company is testing a new map for the game, an ensmallened,...

World of Warcraft kicks off Noblegarden through April 9

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World of Warcraft kicks off Noblegarden through April 9

May World of Warcraft offer you an egg in this trying time? How about several eggs? Look, the point is that Noblegarden has arrived, and that means eggs. That also means it’s your chance once more to earn some seasonal pets, a seasonal mount, and the “Noble” title to help put the spring in your step. See, it’s a seasonal...

Star Trek Online launches Season 14.5 behind the eyes of the Tzenkethi

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Star Trek Online launches Season 14.5 behind the eyes of the Tzenkethi

Those of you longing to play a Tzenkethi captain in Star Trek Online will not have your wishes answered with the Season 14.5 update, but you will get a taste of it with the chance to see events from Neth Par’s point of view. The update lets players experience her look at what happened behind the scenes, revisiting familiar events...

GDC 2018: Games can help humanity, be profitable, and get support from gamers

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GDC 2018: Games can help humanity, be profitable, and get support from gamers

Games alone won’t make the world better. They won’t even make gamers better. We publish some articles that certainly seem pretty pro-games, but we’re very upfront about the catches. One big one is on us, the players, and how we game. However, game designers can do a lot to help us. “But that’s hard, expensive, and/or boring!” some of you may...