Hashashin is the new Class in Black Desert SEA

Pearl Abyss announced last week with their upcoming new class for the Black Desert SEA game which will arrived on September 2, 2020. The new class Hashashin is now available to pre-create and can also get rewards while waiting for the official debut.

The 20th added new class in Black Desert SEA, it possesses a unique ability to manipulate sandstorms. Using the native Valencian god Aal power, Hashashin can teleport in any location using its sandstorm. For wiping out enemies, he can also summon it that can cause devastating damage.

Players can now pre-create Hashashin class in the game until September 2, and players will able to earn special rewards like pet (pearl item).

In addition, Autumn Season will also begin on September 2, as well as the Secret Quest Challenge which offers global ranking rewards per region.

For now, watch Hashashin teaser trailer below.

Ragnarok Mobile September 2020 Event (Freshman Celebration)

Ragnarok M Eternal Love official Facebook page has finally announced their upcoming event for the month of September. The theme for this month is titled "Freshman Celebration Events", where adventurer can complete 11 different events. 

Table of Contents

  1. Event Puzzle (Event 1)
  2. Pet Adventurers (Event 2)
  3. Racoon Pet Gift Pack (Event 3)
  4. Nerdy Teen's Trouble (Event 4)
  5. White Love Soaring Box (Event 5)
  6. Daily Vitality Gift Box (Event 6)
  7. Gem Tribute (Event 7)
  8. Entrance Exam (Event 8)
  9. Mysterious Merchant (Event 9)
  10. Freshman Orientation: Treasure Hunt (Event 10)
  11. Freshman Gift (Event 11)

They also announced that they have problem posting up a note from their page and could not post a lengthy overview for this month. With that, their post for the event doesn't look good.  


For reference, you can check the summary list of event below.

Event 1: Event Puzzle

Starting September 1 to October 1, 2020, as usual there will be a puzzle event for the Freshman Celebration. You can find these puzzle pieces by clicking the New Event button on the top of the game screen and head to Puzzle. 

There will be 9 different puzzles to solve and every time you complete the number of puzzles, a reward will be unlocked: 

Puzzle Completed  Rewards 
Every Puzzle Pieces  1 x Mysterious Box 7.0 
3 Puzzle Pieces  2 x Gold Medal 2 x Smooth Rune Stone 
6 Puzzle Pieces  4 x Praying Card Pack 4 x Valkyrie's Gifts 
9 Puzzle Pieces  1 x Limited Edition Card Freshman Celebration 

Event 2: Pet Adventurers

Starting September 1 to 17, 2020, a pet event will be featured this month. Players will have a new event under Pet Adventure, where a new event-time-limited Prontera maps is available. 

Joining this event will allow players to gain additional Youth Vitality Giftbox when using the following pet:  

  • Raccoon 
  • Apprentice 
  • Fairy 
  • Succubus 

Limited to three times a day only. 

Youth Vitality Giftbox contains the following randomly: 

  • Mora Coins 
  • Oracle Dust 
  • Oracle Crystal 
  • Valkyrie's Gift 
  • Gold Medal 
  • Eden Coin 

Event 3: Racoon Pet Gift Pack

Starting September 3 to 17, 2020, a new item will be available at the BCC Shop. The Raccoon Pet Gift Pack which is available for 15 BCC. 

Opening this new gift pack contains the following: 

  • 20 x Freshman Celebration Coin 
  • 300 x Colourful Shells 
  • Get a chance to get additional Raccoon Apprentice Monster Egg 

Tips: Players can combine Raccoon Apprentice pet with Fairy pet to obtained Raccoon High Wizard pet. 

Event 4: Nerdy Teen's Trouble

Starting September 3 to 24, 2020, players can participate in a quest helping a Yannick who doesn't have a gf since his he started his college. It's his 4th year now and he will be graduating, you need to help him find a girlfriend before he graduates.  

But he has love at first sight on the gift who he first met during the Freshman Orientation; her name is Leona. Since Yannick is torpe, you need to help him get the heart of Leona in the game. 

There will be a total of 5 daily mission for this event, players need to go to the Prontera Square and talk to Yannick, players can accept the mission until September 17 and must complete the mission until September 24

Finishing all the 5-mission will allow players to get an exclusive headwear blue print All Pass

The event can only participate with one account only. 

Event 5: White Love Soaring Box

Starting September 3 to 10, 2020, soaring boxes at the BCC shop will be in sale. 

  • White Love Soaring Gift Box 1 – 15 BCC 
  • White Love Soaring Gift Box 2 – 30 BCC 

Event 6: Daily Vitality Gift Box

Starting September 3 to 10, 2020, there will be secret sale in the BCC shop that you can purchase a giftbox for only 1 Zeny. Players who spot a red dot on the Recharge shop will able to buy the secret item for 1 Zeny. 

It is unknown when this red dot will appear or what time, so it will be better to check out Recharge from time to time. 

After successfully purchased, the red dot will no longer appear. 

Event 7: Gem Tribute

Starting September 10 to 17, 2020, players can donate gem to exchange for a limited item. You need to help Leona collect some specific gem. 

During the event, players need to go to the Prontera Square and talk to the donate gem NPC Celebration Gem Exchange.  

As usual, the gem requested each day will be different. Each player can donate one type of gem per day. 

Event 8: Entrance Exam

Starting September 17 to October 1, 2020, players can answer a quiz to get exciting rewards. You need to help Yannick take the entrance examination to impress Leona. 

During the event, players need to go to the Prontera Square and talk to the Quiz Creating Director NPC to start the quiz. 

Answering the quiz correctly, players get the following rewards: 

  • 2 x Youth Vitality Gift Box 
  • 40 x Freshman Celebration Coin 

If answered incorrectly, players will get half of the rewards: 

  • 1 x Youth Vitality Gift Box 
  • 20 x Fresman Celebration Coin 

Obtaining 20 pieces of Youth Vitality Gift Box will unlock the event-limited achievement and title "Youth Vitality". 

The Freshman Celebration Coins can be exchanged for the limited tail blueprint Universal Formula. 

Event 9: Mysterious Merchant

Starting September 17 to 24, 2020, there will be an quest under the New Event button on the top the screen, the Give Away which contains sale items.  

To get additional 20% off, players need to purchase the item for a number of times to unlock the new sale price. 

From September 17 to 20, these items will be available for sale. 

Tier 1  Tier 2  Tier 3 
Mora Lucky Bag 

Contains the following: 
– 20 x Mora Coin 

Price: 400,000 Zeny 
Bear Mora Goody Bag 

Contains the following: 
– 100 x Mora Coin 
– Chance to get Cute Bear  

Price: 30 BCC  

(Purchase 5 x Tier 1 to unlock Tier 2) 
Ready-to-Burst Mora Goody Bag 
Contains the following: 
– 200 x Mora Coin  

Price: 2,000,000 Zeny  

(Purchase 30 x Tier 2 to unlock Tier 3)  

From September 21 to 24, these items will be available for sale. 

Tier 1  Tier 2  Tier 3 
Oracle Gift Box

Contains the following: 
– 5 x Oracle Dust 
– 5 x Oracle Crystal

Price: 400,000 Zeny 
Big Kitty Oracle Gift Box

Contains the following: 
– 25 x Oracle Dust 
– 25 x Oracle Crystal
– Chance to get Gem Duke  

Price: 30 BCC  

(Purchase 5 x Tier 1 to unlock Tier 2) 
Oracle Gift Box Unable to Shut

Contains the following: 
– 50 x Oracle Dust 
– 50 x Oracle Crystal  

Price: 2,000,000 Zeny  

(Purchase 30 x Tier 2 to unlock Tier 3)  

Event 10: Freshman Orientation: Treasure Hunt

Starting September 24 to October 1, 2020, players can find the NPC Celebration Treasure Ambassador at the Prontera Square to participate this event. 

Each day, players will receive a treasure map. Once the quest is completed, players will get the following rewards: 

  • 1 x Youth Vitality Giftbox 
  • 20 x Freshman Celebration Coin 

Event 11: Freshman Gift

Starting September 24 to 1, 2020, a new item will be available at BCC Shop, the Freshman Gift which cost around 15 BCC. 

The gift cointains the following items: 

  • 4 x Oracle Dust 
  • 6 x Oracle Crystal 
  • 25% chance to get Commemorative Medal

Guardian Tales – an Adventure RPG Giveaway FREE x10 Summons Daily!

uardian Tales is an Adventure RPG game filled with exciting puzzles and hidden paths in each unique world! With hundreds of weapons and tons of heroes to collect, you can play with other Guardians in Raid or fight against each other in the Arena and Colosseum.

After the success of their Global Launch, Guardian Tales received a huge amount of praises and feedbacks! Guardians are sold to its challenging yet addicting puzzles and its entertaining storyline!

You can now download the game at Google Play and App Store at: https://bit.ly/GDTSPRPH01

And to make things more interesting, they have released a Summoning Event where players can summon for FREE 10 times every day! The event starts on 26 August and ends on Sunday 30 August, players can choose any Summon type they desire for free summoning, be it a Pick-Up banner or Normal Summon for Heroes and Weapons!

Guardian Tales has also released a story event: Once Upon a Time in Burywood where players will collect event points from the story stages and rifts and exchange them for rewards. Along with that, they also released a new character, Dragon Avatar Vishuvac, along with her exclusive weapon, Volcanic Horn! She can be obtained in Hero summons until 8 September!

Guardian Tales is also holding a community event – Rachel's Treasure Hunt, and will last until September 10. Find the treasure by voting your desired coordinates on the map and the most popular vote will be dug up! 5 random players will also get a bonus reward, how lucky! 

It's no fun to solo a journey! You can meet other Guardians in their Discord server and get the latest announcements of the game in their Facebook page!

See you there, Guardians!

Alodia Gosiengfiao is the new Ambassador for FoodPanda, check her gamer tips for a GG experience

As we spend more time at home because of the pandemic, more people are opting to stay at home and play video games to pass the time. Playing video games online with friends is also now possible because of many online games available in mobile, consoles or in PC, anyone can have a serious GG (Good game) experience with their family and friends without leaving their coaches. But to keep the game going, you need some lifesaver online app that will fill your hungry stomach while playing games without going outside.

Foodpanda, the leading on-demand delivery service in the Philippines has a new promo for everyone, the "Just a tap away" where they will be having an event promo that gives us gamers a 40% off on your favorite food from over 20,000 restaurants nationwide (valid for selected restaurants only). Together with this event, they also announced their new brand ambassador, the Cosplay Goddess and gaming-star Alodia Gosiengfiao, which will help us gamers make the best choice of food!

Alodia Gosiengfiao, the prominent female influencer in the gaming and cosplay scene in the Philippines, she will share some gamer tips and advice for us, "Have everything automated already– have your payment terms done all online so that in just a few clicks, you can get the food to you without bringing out your wallet. It's very convenient if you are in the middle of a game or stream. I really love how convenient foodpanda is because my orders arrive after a game or two during my stream.". Considering this convenience, this is ultimately everything she needs when the day calls for a good meal, fast. "Just also allot a certain number of hours and always be aware of how much time you spend on gaming. Make sure it wouldn't affect personal relationships negatively. Having a good balanced routine would be best", she added.

Are you hungry gamers? its time for you to open up your Food Panda app and check under Gamer Show features. Check out Alodia's favorite restaurants that you can order with just one tap away.

Tom and Jerry Chase Mobile Game Review

Have you ever thought on how Tom and Jerry feel as if you are in their shoes? If you have been a fan of watching Tom and Jerry classics on the television, it centers between the rivalry of these lovely characters; a cat named Tom and a mouse named Jerry. Tom is always the losing end when it comes with a fight with Jerry. In Tom and Jerry Chase, you will finally have a chance to help Tom as you'll be playing him in this game hunting Jerry and the rest of the mice gang. 

Tom and Jerry: Chase is a 1 vs 4 2-D platformer casual mobile game with the nostalgic feels of the original classic animated series. It was released last week August 21, 2020 and available to the Southeast Asia regions including the Philippines. The game was officially licensed under Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and brought to you by NetEase Games.


Play either as Tom or Jerry the mouse in a 10-minute battle, playing Tom is a little bit in a bully sometimes as you'll be up against 4 mice as your enemies. Your primary objective is to catch them one by one and place it on a fireworks to eliminate each of them and most importantly to stop the mice from getting the cheese to their hideout (mouse hole). Tom's advantage is he is faster to walk and have much higher life. On the other hand, playing as Jerry will allow you to pair with other 3 players, your main objective is to steal all of the cheese that are randomly spawned around the house and you need to push as many cheese as you can to the mouse hole. Once Jerry team succeeded a brick will open that will allow them to escape from the battle, but the last obstacle is you need to destroy the bricks to escape. 

It features a multiplayer, where you will be playing with other 4 players online either by a random pool or forming up your team with friends. The match making is pretty quick, in just a matter of seconds you'll be able to find a match as many players around SouthEast Asia are playing the game.

Each round, there is only one Tom in every game and the rest are of 4 players are the mice. The matched game includes a ranking leaderboard where players can showcase their scores and ranked level against other players. 

Before proceeding to the game match, you will undergo a 3 to 5-minutes training first as it will allow any beginners to familiarize the basics and expert tutorials for the game. Players can also do a Bot Practices, which we recommend before playing with other players or in the ranked mode. Under Test Courses are the basic course, advance course (unlock after reaching level 10) and expert course (unlock after reaching level 15). 

For players who wants to take basic or advanced course, they can finish tutorials which players will also receive a course certificate that contains rewards like coins and perk points which they can use in the game. 

For the game controls, it is just right, roaming around the house is a no problem. The controls use a joystick controls for strafing from left to right. In the right corner of the screen, the controls for jump, skills and other interaction are located – pretty much like controls from an MOBA or Battle Royale game. You can also choose 4 different skill keys which may suit you during the gameplay. These are composed of the following:  

  • Free Attack  
  • All-in-one  
  • Free Interaction  
  • Free mode  

Note: Key bindings can be changed in the Settings page at any time. 


Our final verdict for this game is Netease nailed everything, reviving this nostalgic animated TV series into a game is just a dream come true for every 90 kids from the visuals, characters the sounds are all on point.

It is also a on the go game as you can play each round for less than 10 minutes, best for busy people who can play during their breaktime. And as well as for gamers who want to have a new level of a challenging game or for casual gaming.

Tom and Jerry Chase is now available on Google Play for Android and App Store for iOS in Southeast Asia in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, East Timor and Brunei. 

Follow them for updates and latest news at www.tomandjerrychaseasia.co.

How to Teleport (Fast Travel) in Microsoft Flight Simulator

Though the main objective of playing a Flight Simulator is to fly a plane from destination A to destination B like in real life. There are some players that are curious with the new Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, because of its real-time world map showing your favorite localities in the game and exploring these places virtually. But it will take a lot of time to reach these destinations and could take days to travel every tourist spot you want to reach, this is where fast travel or teleports comes in.

This is a very useful features for content creators that want to showcase their area and actually create a video out of it.

Table of Contents

  1. Enable Developer Mode Tools
  2. How to Teleport or Fast Travel
  3. Controls for Slew Mode (Teleport)

In this guide, we will help you how to fast travel in Microsoft Flight Simulator and reach your destination in just a click away.

Enable Developer Mode Tools

First, you need to enable the developers tools in Microsoft Flight Simulator. This tool has lots of useful functions that can change the current environment of your flight, even changing your current plane.

To enable the Developer Tools, go to Options > General > Developers.

Then turn on the Developer Mode. After turning on, there should be a [DEV MODE] menu that will appear at the top of the screen.

How to Teleport or Fast Travel

First, you need a coordinates (latitude and longitude) of the destination that you want to teleport. You can get this via Google Map, just search the location, then right click at the map and click "What's here".

Then the coordinates will be displayed at the bottom, take note of the latitude and longitude of the location.

To teleport, at the Microsoft Flight Simulator Developer Tools menu, go to Windows > Teleport Window.

Make sure to check the "Slew Mode", this will pause the plane from flying, allowing you to manipulate the plane in any direction and altitude you want.

After that, enter the latitude and longitude of the location you wish to fast travel, then click the Go to LatLon button.

Your plane will automatically reach the destination. This time you can now manipulate your plane with the controls below.

Controls for Slew Mode (Teleport)

Since we've checked the slew mode, your plane will be automatically pause at the air allowing you for more controls.

In slew mode, you can reposition your plane from any position you want. Below are the list of controls that you can use to position your plane.

For computer (Keyboard keys)

  • F1 – to move downward
  • F4 – to move upward
  • NUM 4 – to strafe right
  • NUM 6 – to strafe left
  • NUM 8 – to move forward
  • NUM 2 – to move backward
  • NUM 0 – to pitch plane upward
  • F5 – pitch plane upward plus 7 degrees (angle)
  • F8 – pitch plane downward plus 7 degrees (angle)
  • NUM 7 – roll to left angle
  • NUM 9 – roll to right angle

That's it! Hope this guide will help you and learn how to easily reach your destination in an instant.

How to Take Off in Microsoft Flight Simulator

If this is your first time to fly a plane in Microsoft Flight Simulator, especially the new released 2020 version. There is a good chance that you have no idea on how to take a plane and might be confusing on what the instruction says during the take off training.

When you've tried the training 3 "Take-off & Level Flight" to learn how to take off, it seems the instruction didn't work and you have problem to taxi your plane to the runway. In case, I've increase the throttle speed and pitch the plane just to move it to the runway, but it is wrong.

In this guide, we will help you how to take off your plane the right way.

How to Taxi the plane to the Runway

The first objective is to taxi your plane in to the runway, you can achieve this by turning off your parking brakes.

In computer, this is by pressing the CTRL + NUM DEL from your keyboard. Note: Press the DEL button from the numeric keypad not the DEL button on the navigation keys (INS, HOME, PAGEUP, DEL, END, PAGE DWN) area. If you press in the navigation keys, it will not turn off the brake, this is where I was stuck and takes hours to figure out.

In XBOX One controller, to turn off the brake, just press Y or B.

In the cockpit, you can find the parking brake control just at the bottom left corner.

Once your parking breaks are now turn off, you are now ready to taxi your plane to the runway. To taxi your plane, slowly increase the throttle speed to 10 to 15. In keyboard its F3, while on XBOX One Controller its A or B.

This will allow you to move your plane forward, press the NUM 0 to turn to left and NUM Enter to turn to right and move to the center of the runway. In XBOX ONE Controller, control it with the analog LEFT RIGHT.

Once you're at the center, turn on your parking break again by pressing the CTRL + NUM DEL. In XBOX ONE Controller, pressing Y or B.

How to Take off your Plane

Now, since your plane is now at the center of the runway. You're now ready to take off.

To take off, first you need to turn off the parking brake by pressing CTRL + NUM DEL. In XBOX One controller, its Y or B. Then increase the throttle speed to the maximum speed at 100%.

This will move your plane forward, wait until you've reach 55 knots. When you reach it, slowly pitch by pressing NUM 2 until you successfully take off.

That's it guys! Hope this tutorial helps you learn how to take off your plane for the first time.

How to Use Throttle Lever in Microsoft Flight Simulator

In the flight training "Basic Controls & Camera", there is the portion in training that it is hard to figure out if it is your first time to fly a plane in Microsoft Flight Simulator, because there is indicator for what key to press for the instruction, it simply says "Use Throttle Lever, Decrease Throttle to cut engine power".

Looking for the right keys in the control will also take you time, so in this guide we will help you how to do it right.

How to Increase/Decrease Throttle in XBOX Controller

For XBOX One controller, simply press A and B to control the speed of your plane engine. A to increase, while B to decrease the throttle speed.

How to Increase/Decrease Throttle in Keyboard

To increase or decrease the throttle, simply press F2 and F3 from your keyboard. Pressing F3 will increase the Throttle putting more power to the engine, while pressing the F2 will decrease the engine power. However, pressing the F1 will automatically cut off the engine power to 0%.

In the cockpit view, you can also interact inside the cockpit, you'll notice a lever control for THROTTLE at the bottom center of the cockpit. Pressing and holding this lever will also increase/decrease the engine power. Pushing forward to increase, backward to decrease.

Alternatively, you may also use climb (NUM 8 from your keyboard) the decrease the speed of your engine and pitch (NUM 2 from your keyboard) to increase the the speed.

That's it guys! Hope this help you get started with flying at Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Facebook Classic Blue-Design will no longer be Available starting September

The classic Facebook blue design will no longer be available starting September. If you recently received the new layout of Facebook, you can still switch back to the classic blue-design without any problem. But today, Facebook recently add a feedback survey once you've try switching to the classic version, that says "The classic Facebook experience will no longer be available starting in September. Before the new Facebook.com becomes the default experience, we want to learn more about how we can improve.".

A lot of users are still using the classic blue-design because they are more comfortable to use than the new layout, due to hard to find features and unfamiliarity. Browsers in desktop, laptop and smart phone are one of the affected with these changes. However, we have no information if the 3G mobile interface (m.facebook.com) is also affected.

The "New Facebook" was first introduced in 2019 during the F8 Developer conference, it is one of the biggest changes made since their existence wayback 2004; cleaner interface, and allow users to switch to dark mode. But most importantly, it improves the backbone of the site with new programming technologies that improves user experience and compatibility with every phone.

Well, you still have almost a week to enjoy the classic facebook blue-design. Are you one of those users who still prefer to use the old design? Let us know in the comment section.

Stuck at Gathering Quest in Perfect World VNG

If you recently stuck one of the quest in Perfect World VNG specifically for the gathering quest, you'll probably have no idea on how to fix it and you may think it is a bug. Eventually in the game, after you auto-quest each of the game quest, you're stuck on Gathering Feathers quest from the NPC Peregrine near the city hall where you'll be eliminating Iriswings but the gathering of feather didn't progress or stuck at 0/4.

Well, it's not a bug of something, its just Perfect World didn't have a function to notify players that their inventory are already full and need to sort out.

How to Complete Gathering Quest

Make sure your Inventory are not full, the default inventory size for the game is at 40, it will increase as you level up in the game or purchase a space from the store.

To sort out your inventory, just click the bag icon at the upper right corner of the screen.

Dismantle Equipment that are not important like the no-color equipment. Keep in mind, Blue and Purple are important equipment if you're early stage in the game. However, you may dismantle blue once you already have full set of purple equipments.

Once you already have extra space in your inventory, you can now go back eliminating your objective and receive the items for the gathering quest.

That's it guys! If you still have problem with the quest. Please leave a comment down below.

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As we talked about on the podcast this past week, in-game environments can have a huge affect on moods, depending on the person. I'm more sensitive in this regard, feeling my emotions lift when I'm adventuring through a beautiful or evocative land while falling into a funk if I have to spend too much time […]

The Stream Team: Celebrating Guild Wars 2's 8th birthday with underwater mounts

A birthday and underwater mounts? Well this sounds like the perfect kind of party of Massively OP's MJ! Guild Wars 2 has turned eight years old today, and just this week introduced a new ability for skimmers to swim under the water instead of skimming above. So, are they now skwimmers? Join us live at […]

Betawatch: Bless Unleashed plans for a PC beta test

Darn it! I said ages ago that I would be much more interested in Bless Unleashed if it were releasing on platforms I actually own. That was easy to say when it was on the Xbox One. Sure, I could pretend that my PlayStation 4 has other things to do, but now with a PC […]

Minecraft-built MMO Hegemony releases the Traders from the East expansion on September 6

Hegemony, the self-described "classic" sandbox MMORPG built upon the framework of Minecraft, is expanding. As in literally releasing an expansion. Or at least an expansion-sized update. Whatever you want to call it, just be sure to refer to it by name: Traders from the East. This large-scale update will introduce a variety of new things […]

PvPvE survival battle royale shooter The Cycle is leaving early access and releasing on Steam in Q4 2020

Well, here's some good news for those who are looking for yet another alternative option in the battle royale subgenre: The Cycle is going to exit its early access period at some point in the fourth quarter of this year and will release on both EGS and for the first time ever on Steam. For […]

Shroud of the Avatar's Release 81 adds a new town, new lava fish, and flexible block building features

Release 81 for Shroud of the Avatar is out this week and it's got some new goodies for pretty much everyone in the game, whether you're someone who enjoys building things with blocks, someone who enjoys fishing things from lava(!), or someone who has Episode 2 Access and is ready for a new town to […]

PSA: OK procrastinators, you're running out of time to get your free LOTRO and DDO stuff

Last spring, when the pandemic was ramping up here in the US and states were closing down everything in a panic, MMO studios around the world responded by throwing open their virtual doors and offering respite. One of them was Standing Stone Games, which made a huge chunk of content in Lord of the Rings […]

A new interview reveals how Naoki Yoshida leveraged charisma and spreadsheets to make Final Fantasy XIV happen

We all know that Final Fantasy XIV is a big success story. So what's the secret behind Naoki Yoshida taking the game from zero to hit? According to a new interview over on PC Gamer, it's all about charisma and spreadsheets. Yes, spreadsheets. One of Yoshida's big tricks when he took on the project was […]

The Stream Team: Dual Universe's NDA is down, and we're going in!

Massively OP's MJ has been waiting for the day she can finally take ya'll for a spin in the big Landmark-esque space sandbox Dual Universe. And that day is finally here! She's very excited to hop in and start in the newly released, sans-NDA beta. Tune in live at 2:00 p.m. to start the weekend […]

ArcheAge Unchained is free-to-play this weekend with the SUMMERTRIAL code

If you've been eyeing ArcheAge Unchained over the last year but hadn't wanted to pull the trigger on a buy-to-play experience, especially after the business model rather severely changed course in 2020, then this weekend's free-play event is probably for you. "Players are able to explore the wondrous online worlds of ArcheAge: Unchained free of […]

Check out this fan-made interactive map of New World to help your testing

So you're out in the field in New World, and you're not lost per se, but you're frustrated. All you want is a lynx! You need some lynx! But you keep not finding them. Where can you go to find a lynx? Perhaps this new interactive map made by fans and for fans at Newworld-map.com […]

Torchlight III delays its next early access patch to at least September 8

You know, if there's one constant in Torchlight III's development, stretching all the way back into when it was an MMO called Torchlight Frontiers, it's that stuff gets announced and then stuff gets delayed. Ahead of the fall launch – and no we still don't have a hard date – Echtra Games and PWE had […]

Global Chat: Is MMO crafting obsolete?

Tipa over at Chasing Dings recently posed an intriguing question to her friends and readers: Does crafting have any place in the modern MMO? Before you have a kneejerk response to that, read her piece and consider crafting from a new angle. "In real life, crafting is an outlet for explosive creativity," she said. "Crafty […]

Star Citizen shows off gas cloud generators and knocks players and NPCs around

CIG is playing around with the forces of nature in the latest episode of Star Citizen's weekly video digest. The video first opens up with a look at more gas cloud generation tech, showing off the "parent" gas cloud and a couple of smaller "children" gas clouds within, as well as giving a look at […]

WoW Factor: World of Warcraft has no good excuses for not having housing

We are past 15 years on now, and World of Warcraft still lacks housing. This is, frankly, really dumb. And it comes up a lot, and you always have the people working hard in the Fanboy Mines who fire back with the same set of defenses: that housing wouldn't work in the game, that no […]

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen shares 30 minutes of pre-alpha 5 shakeout gameplay

As reported earlier, Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen is going to be having a pre-alpha 5 "shakeout" test next weekend between September 5th and 6th, but before that, the devs at Visionary Realms wanted to offer a look at just what testers will be getting in to. The shakeout region will be a greyboxed version […]

Dungeons and Dragons Online's getting shifty with the Shifter

Dungeons and Dragons Online's newest race is going through the paces on the test server right now, which means that before long, players will have another option for the MMO's already robust character creation screen. Shifters might best be described as half-hearted werewolves that can spec to be tanks or casters, depending on the player's […]

Gamescom 2020: Dual Universe gives you five minutes in heaven

Cinematic trailers are all well and good, but when it comes to getting a handle on how a title actually functions, there's nothing quite like a gameplay video to establish expectations. At Gamescom this week, Dual Universe is pulling out the stops to get noticed for its innovative design, and it's this design that you […]

Final Fantasy XIV confirms new housing coming in patch 5.35 along with how new Skybuilder titles will work

Yes, you saw that right, and if you play Final Fantasy XIV, you're probably excited. New housing day arrives when patch 5.35 does, and it brings with it three new wards for each of the housing districts. This might sound like it's not a whole lot, but that's three new wards with three subdivisions each […]

The Daily Grind: What's your most embarrassing MMO fail story?

A while back my husband was playing Overwatch when he was in a match with two guys who obviously knew each other and both had poop-related names. At the end of the match, after my husband's team had lost and the poop team had won, the pair of them cheerfully shouted, "YEAH, GET POOPED ON!" […]

The Stream Team: The sky pirates are the limit in Neverwinter

So long werewolves, hello sky pirates! Or, should we say, crocodiles! Massively OP's MJ and her D&D crew are embarking on their next Neverwinter adventure: Pirates' Skyhold. And yes, they have to take a flying ship to get there. (But no, they can't pilot their own!) Giant humanoid crocs await their arrival, and not in […]

Massively Overthinking: The MMOs we intentionally avoid

A few weeks back, I read a Twitter thread about people who avoid specific games and types of games, and the folks chiming in were all over the map. Some people avoid games that trigger their various addictions; others avoid games that take up too much time, or require too much mousing, or demand voice […]

CCP Games CEO Hilmar Petursson wants the company to expand further into mobile gaming and new regions

You don't get too far in business without having aspirations, I suppose, and CCP Games CEO Hilmar Petursson is certainly not lacking for those for his studio. In an interview with Newsweek, Petursson talks about how both the company and EVE Online have grown, how the pandemic has affected business, and the general growth of […]

The Elder Scrolls Online celebrates the Imperial City with bonus PvP and PvE rewards

The Elder Scrolls Online is apparently going to celebrate the Imperial City of the game's fiction by having people fight Daedra and one another. That's kind of a weird way to celebrate things, but it's not weird enough to stop the creation of a special event that offers extra rewards for taking Imperial City-themed challenges […]

ArcheAge is offering a monthly progress report that tracks kills, deaths, gold earnings, and other stats

My favorite part of any game is the part where I'm shown in a spreadsheet how crappy I am compared to everyone else I'm playing with. It's just the best feeling. However, if you're someone who is already inured to that information and you happen to play ArcheAge a lot, then you might be interested […]

Albion Online players have accessed corrupted dungeons 1M times since Rise of Avalon launched

It's been only a few weeks since Albion Online's massive Rise of Avalon patch graced the live servers, but Sandbox Interactive has apparently spent that time observing what players actually do with the content in the wild. A lot of players, in fact: The studio says y'all have gone into corrupted dungeons over a million […]

Fallout 76 previews the worldwide level scaling coming with One Wasteland

This is my wasteland, This is your wasteland, We group and we fight mutants and beasts, friend, With level scaling you won't be flailing – This waste was made for you and me. Also the update comes for free. It turns out that there's at least a little more to be said about how Fallout […]

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is launching on October 27

And we have a launch date, fam! It's been announced at the start of gamescom's digital incarnation this year that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will be launching on October 27th, which means that we will just be looking at ten months since the last major content update before any new stuff in the game. This […]

Game preservation champion The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment has closed its doors

VentureBeat is reporting today that MADE, aka the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment, is closing down its Oakland, California, base. It had already been closed since March in the wake of the pandemic, but now curators say that its management nonprofit decided to pull the plug and put all its artifacts in storage using […]

Six years after planning a Steam launch, Ultima Online might finally be launching there

Ultima Online studio Broadsword has been teasing all year that it had a big announcement coming for the game this year after publish 109, something that would bring the game to the "largest audience ever." Well, publish 109 launched last month, and Broadsword has announced… an announcement. "Earlier this year we talked about a major […]

Gamescom 2020: WoW Shadowlands' launch date, Star Wars Squadrons' new trailer

We're updating this post at the bottom – scroll on down for the latest! Forced to go digital thanks to the global pandemic, Gamescom 2020 is finally upon us, this time broadcast to the whole world instead of being the funtimes trawling grounds of just those who can make it to Cologne. The pre-show for […]

PlanetSide 2 announces Shattered Warpgate content campaign

Just a day or two ago I was chatting with an MOP commenter about how PlanetSide 2 really took off this year, getting more love than almost any other Daybreak property with the possible exception of DCUO. I love being proven right: Today, Daybreak's Rogue Planet substudio announced The Shattered Warpgate, a brand-new content wave […]

Atlas, still in early access, addresses reviving PvP and buffing the core game

Atlas has had a long journey since its stumbly early access rollout in 2018, back when it was still promising to be an "MMO on the grandest scale" with 40,000 players on the same globe simultaneously. It can't do that even now, and in fact even if it could, it doesn't have the players to […]

Massively on the Go: Everything we know about Pokemon Go's new mega evolutions

In another new twist, Pokemon Go has just released Generation 6's big feature, Mega Evolutions, before Generation 6 pokemon themselves. While we've had mega hints coming at us for a while, and dataminers on Silph Road gave us some big hints on the feature, we've finally gotten some solid details from Niantic on how it's […]