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Alfheim Tales Online Beta Goes Live Wednesday
Alfheim Tales Online, the “anime-infused fantasy MMO,” is ready to welcome new adventurers to its mysterious realms as the game enters its open beta phase this Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Will's Game Of The Generation: APB Reloaded
Before a generation starts there's all this talk about possibilities; there's a lot of expectations that come along with “next-gen” and we start rolling out ideas and hopes based on over-achieving CGI trailers and tech demos that never become fully realized. Well, there's one game that sort of grew into “next-gen” and it's Reloaded Productions' All Points Bulletin: Reloaded.
War Thunder Tank Beta Launches On PC, Planes On Euro PS4
War Thunder the free-to-play online combat game, has so far been all about conflict waged in the clear blue skies. Today, however Gaijin Entertainment has announced that the PC closed beta programs will be receiving a Ground Forces Expansion, introducing all sorts of tanks and armored vehicles to the fray. Oh, and, in case you’re gaming on a PS4 in Europe, War Thunder has finally launched for that platform, too.
Age Of Wushu: Forbidden Grounds Free Expansion Launches
Snail Games has announced that a new expansion pack for Age of Wushu has launched called Forbidden Grounds. The newest expansion for the wuxia-centric, open-world MMORPG brings eight new instances that allow players to acquire the secret scrolls of the schools.
League Of Angels Soars Into Closed Beta Dec. 4th
Gamers with a thirst for adventure are about to get a bit of heavenly assistance as the team at GTArcade announced the impending Dec. 4 launch of the League of Angels closed beta, giving the team a chance to fine-tune the game and test their servers before unleashing the online RPG unto the masses.
Star Citizen Nears $30 Million In Crowd-Funding
Star Citizen now has a development budget that dwarfs Halo 2 and the original Gears of War... combined! Cloud Imperium Games has announced that they have hit more than $29 million in crowd-funding, making it one of the most expensive independent games in development.
World Of Warplanes Finally Launches Today
World of Warplanes is finally ready to take to the skies as Wargaming announces the official launch of the free-to-play aerial combat game for PC today, Nov. 14. In case that didn’t quite sink in: You can start dogfighting right this very second, free of charge.
Marvel Heroes Update 2.0 Goes To Asgard
Gazillion Entertainment is gearing up to make the most heroic free-to-play MMO even more, um, heroic, with Marvel Heroes Update 2.0, including new locations, new characters, story events, items to discover and more.
Just Cause 2 Has 500,000 Active Users A Month
When we talk about video game engagement oftentimes it's discussing an MMO or free-to-play title. It's a rare exception if “engagement” comes up for a game that's neither an MMO or an online-based title like Battlefield or Call of Duty. However, Square Enix has revealed that engagement is exceptionally high for Avalanche Studios' Just Cause 2.
Path Of Exile First Impressions
Amid all the controversy of “Resolutiongate” some gamers have probably become fatigued with a war over resolutions that PC gamers have been rocking since the era of the PS2. For those of you needing a little break from all the flaming, fire and roasting flesh of butthurt fanboys on the grill of truth, there are still games out there that focus on something we can easily forget about: fun.
Pandora Saga: Age Of Discord Open Beta Launches
For those looking for a new MMORPG to add to their lineup, or perhaps a good place to jump in on the ground floor of one of the latest genre offerings, you might want to check out Pandora Saga: Age of Discord, formerly known as Weapons of Balance. Its open beta is finally up and running, offering players a combat-heavy experience with a fresh coat of shine and new features thrown in for good measure.
APB Reloaded Launches Halloween Event
The crime-riddled streets of APB Reloaded are about to sport a brand new sheen of spooky paint as the game gears up for a special two-week Halloween celebration, starting today, Oct. 24, and running through Nov. 6.
RuneScape Old School Hits 1 Million Players, Opens God Wars Dungeon
Some gamers prefer to keep things old school. I mean, just look at RuneScape Old School for example. It’s got the words “old” and “school” right there in the title, it harkens back to the olden days of the online MMO and, despite newer, flashier versions of the game being available, this antiquated option just cleared the million user mark.
APB: Reloaded Upgrading To Unreal Engine 3.5
With GTA Online firmly causing headaches and trying to get its feet in the ground, similar to how APB originally launched and tried getting its feet in the ground, Reloaded Productions doesn't want to stand around and wait for Rockstar to sail smoothly out of the choppy seas, and that's why they've preemptively started taking measures to stay competitive.
Sexy Game Avatars Lead Females To Believe Rape Myths, Says Researchers
All that skimpy clothing and barely-there armor for female avatars in video games? Yeah, those apparently help contribute to females believing in many rape myths and contributes to females believing they're sexual objects, according to a very skewed report from Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab.