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Studies Delve Into Community, Anonymous Behavior In Online Games
A couple of new studies concerning player behavior in massively multilayer online games are making the rounds, stating that cheating and troll-like behavior is often a result of the online community itself, not necessarily the freedom and lack of consequences typically associated with anonymous gaming.
Guild Wars 2 Prepares For The End With New Story Trailer
In the world of Guild Wars 2, events were set into motion that will finally come to fruition in 2014, seeing the evil Scarlet Briar grow in power as she battles to change the fate of Tyria. As promised by the recently released “The Story so Far” recap trailer, “The end begins” for Guild Wars 2 in 2014.
Deadbreed To Bring Dark MOBA Action Into Beta
MOBAs are growing in popularity, featuring original IPs like Defense of the Ancients and League of Legends, as well as beloved properties like Lord of the Rings and the DC universe. The latest multiplayer strategy game to enter the fray is a new franchise called Deadbreed, offering tons of customization and a group of creators who know their way around the realm of video games.
War Thunder: Ground Forces Closed Beta Gameplay Footage Released
War Thunder is already a very highly praised MMO flight simulator. Gamers have a grand number of aerial vehicles to choose from and blast the crap out of each other with. Well, joining those aerial monsters are ground forces... tanks. New video has emerged of the tanks in action from the recent closed beta.
War Thunder Rolls Out Phase Two For Closed Tanks Beta
War Thunder is gearing up to invite even more players into its second wave of the Ground Forces closed beta, complete with a trio of developer diaries to bring everyone up to speed.
Black Sheep Promo Videos Showcase Jiggle Physics, Destructible Environments
One of the things a lot of gamers expected from the seventh generation of gaming were games centered around physics-based gameplay and combat. It was disheartening to find so many games with such a lacking focus on physics outside of anything from Team Ninja. Well, the Korean software development sector are advancing gaming whether the West wants to take notice or not.
Just Cause 2 Multiplayer Impressions: Fun But Hollow
The multiplayer mod for Just Cause 2 has gone live. It features a small assortment of activities added on top of the general gameplay of the original release of Just Cause 2, the open-world third-person action game from Avalanche Studios. The good part is that it's filled with wacky fun but the bad part is that a large portion of the map is empty and activities are rather thin.
War Thunder Update Adds 20 Planes, 8 Maps
War Thunder's latest update, 1.37, has taken to the skies, offering players a swarm of new planes to control, new maps to explore, a new progression system to unlock and basically just more of what makes this aerial combat game so much fun in the first place.
Marvel Heroes Gets Siege Update, Playable Ghost Rider
It feels like I can't go two weeks these days without writing a story about Marvel Heroes receiving one update or another. And for those of you who have been playing the free-to-play, super-charged beat-em-up, you know that's far from a complaint. This latest Update 2.1 is called Siege, and it increases the content in the recently added Asgard level, as well as makes Ghost Rider a playable character.
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.