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That's not all the update contains, however -- players will also be able to start up the game's second auxiliary weapon (the chainsaw) and indulge in creativity within London's Albion Theater. There's also a PvP overhaul incoming with new rewards, new vendors, and new battle modes. And even that just scratches the surface. For the full rundown of the patch's features, take a look at the lengthy preview video embedded just past the break.
The Secret World shows off upcoming raid in New York City originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 13 Nov 2012 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Via: Gamespot
Seventy-eight tracks is a hefty number to get through in any one sitting, so I took about a week to gradually listen through it all. I'm happy to say that it's right up there with the best that the original Guild Wars titles had to offer, expanding upon the world instead of reinventing it. In fact, I think that the music is one of the best bridges that connect Guild Wars 1 and 2 together because you can't be in the newest title without hearing direct tracks and homages of what we've been listening to for years now.
Even with Soule at the helm, there's still a lot of filler and forgettable music here that has to be sifted in order to find the really great stuff. Today we're going to begin -- but not complete -- a foray into Guild Wars 2's musical landscape and see whether it's hitting all the right notes.Permalink | Email this | Comments
The Bard is one of three new classes coming in the fantasy title's 4.0 update, and the one-minute clip after the cut is our first opportunity to get a glimpse of the archetype in action. And don't worry, it's not as wince-inducingly cute as it sounds, given that the Bard has plenty of nifty spell effects to go along with her combat and crowd-control abilities. Click through to see for yourself.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: Aion YouTube
While the company has taken some lumps for its monetization model (paying for hotbars, really?), we're betting that the obligatory eleventy-billion-registered-players press release is already being prepped in anticipation of a successful F2P launch.
What about you, Massively readers? Will you be playing SWTOR for free?
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The Daily Grind: Will you be playing SWTOR for free? originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
It's kind of like Massively TV! Of course the show itself is great, but being there live to watch the antics of The Stream Team and be a part of the audience interaction can't be matched. So to make sure you don't miss any shows, here's the schedule for this week. And to fill that time in between performances, there is also a handy guide for the previous week! Weigh in with your opinion about what music you prefer and what you'd add to games.
The Stream Team: RUSH edition, November 12 - 18, 2012 originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 12 Nov 2012 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
This year’s Digital Kids Conference – February 12-13 in New York City – is being helmed by a stellar advisory board. This group of industry experts will provide direction, speaker recommendations and focus to the upcoming program.
Board members include:
Maria Bailey, BSM Media, Inc., CEO/President
Michael Bellavia, Animax Entertainment, President
Richard Gottlieb, Global Toy Experts, President, Global Toy News, Publisher
Amy Henry, C&R Research, Vice President, Youth Insights
Arseny Lebedev, Signus Labs, Managing Director
Stacy Leistner, Toy Industry Association, Inc., VP, Strategic Communications
Ed Lewis, Media Chaperone, Founder and CEO
There are other, more pragmatic mysteries too. What is the content update all about? What can we expect? What sort of name do you give to a race of evil, bow-legged crustaceans? Happily, we're equipped to shed a little light on all those and more. Read on for our Lost Shores content primer!
Gallery: Guild Wars 2: The Lost Shores
"[The] new reward scheme incentivizes conflict a lot more, since now you have to actually hold on to your objectives in order to gain rewards," writes Rasmus "Bjorndal" Harr. "This also means that zerging is discouraged, since you ideally need to have players spread out in several groups to be able to quickly react to events."
Players will no longer receive black marks for completing Fusang PvP missions, and Funcom is also adding PvP vendors to the zone that sell upgrades for the turrets and custodians that guard each facility. Furthermore, the devs are implementing an underdog mission to assist undermanned factions as well as cross-dimensional Fusang battlegroups. That's not all, either, as Harr has plenty to say about matchmaking and currency changes. Read all about it at the official TSW website.
Funcom overhauling Fusang PvP in The Secret World's Issue #4 update originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 12 Nov 2012 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Fusang changes
The upcoming Korean MMO features 10 different races and eight classes, and will be powered by the Unreal 3 engine. You can watch the trailer after the break.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: Steparu.com
Gazillion President David Brevik popped the celebratory cork anyway: "Breaking four million registered users is a tremendous achievement for Super Hero Squad Online and for Gazillion Entertainment. We love the passion that our players have shown for the game, and we are excited to continue to put out new and exciting content for them to enjoy."
The studio is working hard to expand the overall service of the game, including a redesigned website that will allow European players to access North American servers.
[Source: Gazillion press release]
Super Hero Squad Online tops four million registered players originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 12 Nov 2012 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.