Review: Orcs Must Die! 3 – PS5, PS4

Robot Entertainment's orc-murdering simulator is back and after a brief period in the clouds, it's finally on consoles.

Guide: How Long to Beat Orcs Must Die! 3 on PS4, PS5?

Orcs Must Die! 3 is a great tower defence game, but for how long will you be slaying those stinky green monsters? Find out in our guide.

After the Fall Delayed on PSVR Until Later This Year

Vertigo Games is pushing After the Fall back to later this year, with the original Oculus Quest getting the game next year.

Sniper Elite 4 PS5 Upgrade Adds 4K/60FPS for Free

Rebellion's Sniper Elite 4 gets the next-gen upgrade treatment, completely free of charge.

Crysis Remastered Trilogy Bundle Coming to Retail This Autumn

Koch Media is stepping in to publish the Crysis Remastered Trilogy on PS4 and Xbox One.

Review: Blue Fire – PS5, PS4

Robi Studios' Blue Fire is a fast and furious action platformer that clearly takes inspiration from the Zelda…

Hindsight 20/20 Looks Forward to a September 9th Release Date on PS5, PS4

BioWare, ArenaNet, and Sucker Punch veterans pull together for a new action-RPG adventure, Hindsight 20/20 - Wrath of the Raakshasa.

Grid Legends Revealed with Dramatic Trailer and Stunning Screenshots

Codemasters is taking cues from its others games with Grids Legends' focus on story.

Dead Space Remake Announced for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC

EA and Motive are reviving the dormant horror franchise as a next-gen/PC exclusive.

Truck Driver – Premium Edition Joins a Convoy on PS5, Xbox Series X|S September 30th

This next-gen re-release packages previous content and technical improvements for a second chance.

Review: Rhythm n' Bullets – PSVR (PS5, PS4)

DB Creations brings the bullet-hell arcade shooter to PSVR, but is it any good?

Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality Releases September 30th on PS5, PS4

Jodie Whittaker and David Tennant team up as their respective Doctors in this new console adventure game.

Latest Bus Simulator 21 Trailer is All About Buses and Brands

Bus Simulator goes for sexy summer vibes in the new brand showcase trailer.

I Expect You To Die 2 PSVR Release Date Announced, Pre-orders Open Today

Schell Games' slick spy puzzle game prepares to launch this August on PSVR, Quest, Rift, and Steam VR.

Out Today: Rhythm n' Bullets Definitive Edition is a PSVR Shooter With Style

DB Creations brings arcade action to PSVR with Rhythm n' Bullets Definitive Edition.

Site Stuff: Write for Us! We'll Give You Gold Coins! (And More!)

You read that right. Real gold coins* It's about time for my quarterly recruitment drive, hence this post.…

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 Butcher's Banquet Expansion is Out Now

Gruesome shooter Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 gets a free expansion with new content on all platforms. PS5 version dated for retail.

Netflix Confirms Move into Gaming

Film and TV streaming giant aims to expand offerings with video game streaming.

Guide: How Long to Beat Akiba's Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed?

You may be wondering how long is Akiba's Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed? Well, in this guide we are going to answer exactly that as well as look into how long you might be playing for that platinum trophy.

Cancelled Superman Game Footage Released By Ex-Developer

A former lead designer for Factor 5 has released some gameplay and details for the cancelled Superman video game.


An interesting game clouded by features from another title.

Guilty Gear: Strive gets a delay into June

Guilty Gear: Strive gets a delay into June
More time needed to polish some aspects of the game.

Clubhouse Pass Season 2 Is on the Green in PGA TOUR 2K21

Clubhouse Pass Season 2 Is on the Green in PGA TOUR 2K21

Karakuri-kun Official Steam Trailer

Karakuri-kun Official Steam Trailer

Marvel's Avengers: Next-Gen Capabilities Trailer

Marvel's Avengers: Next-Gen Capabilities Trailer

Devs Lost In Space - A New Space Engineers Weekly Community Stream - March 4th

Devs Lost In Space - A New Space Engineers Weekly Community Stream - March 4th

Doom VR Edition is bringing the iconic classic to PSVR headsets

Doom VR Edition is bringing the iconic classic to PSVR headsets
We'll get the chance to experience this nightmarish horror by the end of this month.

NBA 2K21 is coming to Xbox Game Pass today

NBA 2K21 is coming to Xbox Game Pass today
A perfect dunk.

Airport CEO Gallery

Airport CEO Gallery
Latest images for Airport CEO

Airport CEO Review

Airport CEO Review
Like Airports? Like Planes? Like construction and management? You've come to the right place.

The Survivalists Farming & Animal Console Update!

The Survivalists Farming & Animal Console Update!

Nintendo Switch | SNK VS. CAPCOM【Super Impact Blasts - CAPCOM】

Nintendo Switch | SNK VS. CAPCOM【Super Impact Blasts - CAPCOM】

Casually Grounded Dev Stream E06 w/ Aarik, Shyla, Roby Atadero, and special guest RooDaaR!

Casually Grounded Dev Stream E06 w/ Aarik, Shyla, Roby Atadero, and special guest RooDaaR!

Casually Grounded Dev Stream E05 w/ Aarik, Shyla, Adam Brennecke, and special guest Mike Lowery!

Casually Grounded Dev Stream E05 w/ Aarik, Shyla, Adam Brennecke, and special guest Mike Lowery!

It's time to tell you who I am...

It's time to tell you who I am...

Apex Legends now has a new Nintendo Switch gameplay trailer

Apex Legends now has a new Nintendo Switch gameplay trailer
Legends on the roll.

Rust's console version now has a new trailer as well

Rust's console version now has a new trailer as well
Just in time.

Nintendo Switch | SNK VS. CAPCOM【Super Impact Blasts - SNK】

Nintendo Switch | SNK VS. CAPCOM【Super Impact Blasts - SNK】

Outriders Soundtrack - Main Theme

Outriders Soundtrack - Main Theme

Littlewood, a Stardew Valley-like RPG is now out on Nintendo Switch

Littlewood, a Stardew Valley-like RPG is now out on Nintendo Switch
"The world has already been saved".

Lemnis Gate – Open Beta

Lemnis Gate is a tactical multiplayer FPS that takes place within a 25 second time-loop, allowing you to work alongside previous versions of yourself to defeat your rivals.

Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer during the closed Beta Sign Up, Lemnis Gate is a Quantum League-esque first person shooter that takes place within a time-loop. It's playable in 1v1 and 2v2 matches and … Read More

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The Plane Effect – Beta Demo

The Plane Effect is a dark narrative-driven Sci-Fi puzzle adventure where an office worker embarks on an impossible time-bending journey back to his family in a world disrupted by a mysterious cosmic anomaly.

Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer back in 2019 (when it was called The Last Day), The Plane Effect is a surreal and stylish narrative driven adventure set in a futuristic … Read More

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Sector A23 – Prototype Download

Sector A23 is an incredibly disorientating first person exploration game where you explore a vast procedurally generated alien cave system that completely changes whenever you turn your back on it.

We've all played a game (such as Antichamber) where the structure of the level can change when you have your back turned, but Sector A23 takes that concept and cranks it up to 11. … Read More

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Slicer – Game Jam Bild Download

Slicer is an inventive little puzzle platformer where you can use the mouse to slice through sections of the level to make a route for your character.

In each level of Slicer your aim it to get your character to the exit. This usually isn't actually possible when you see how the levels are initially laid out, but you can use the mouse to do … Read More

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Heist Simulator – Beta Sign Up

Heist Simulator is a low poly single-player heist simulation game, where you assemble a team and plan and pull-off daring robberies in unique locations.

In Heist Simulator you'll learn the art of the steal as you go on a robbing spree across England and make off with all manner of valuable treasures. In the game you will assemble a team for each job and utilize … Read More

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Plushie Bomber – Game Jam Build Download

Plushie Bomber is a fun little retro action platformer where a plushie snowman uses bombs to blast his way through levels filled with cute and evil little plushies.

Created for the GJL Parade Summer 2021 jam, Plushie Bomber is a great little retro action platfomer where you don't have any weapons yourself – instead you need to catch bombs that are thrown at you and … Read More

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Radiance Hearts – Prototype Download

Radiance Hearts is a charming 2D puzzle action platforming adventure where you control two separate beings who join forces on a journey to save the world from darkness.

In Radiance Hearts you follow the adventure of a magical knight called the Hero of Light and a cute little blob creature called Lumi. Together they are on a quest to seal away the darkness that's spread … Read More

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Iris: A Colorful Dream – Alpha Demo

Iris: A Colorful Dream is a beautiful third person puzzle platforming adventure where you bring color back to a colorless world.

In Iris: A Colorful Dream you follow the adventure of Iris, a small colorless being whose world has been dull and colorless for as long as it can remember. However, there are stories that tell of a time when the world was drenched in … Read More

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Power to the People – Alpha Sign Up

Power to the People is a management sim where you attempt to build and maintain a power grid that is required to supply a constantly growing population.

In Power to the People you're tasked with running a power grid that supplies a city whose population is always growing. More people mean more power required, so you'll need to plan carefully and build to avoid shortages … Read More

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Avian – Beta Download

Avian is a beautiful musical third person platforming adventure where a guardian of a long lost civilization uses a flute to transform/move objects in the world.

In Avian you take on the role of a guardian of a lost civilization who sets out to save his fallen brothers. You can jump and glide through the air, and you also have a very handy flute which … Read More

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Sky Traveller – Student Game Download

Sky Traveller is a beautiful first person parkour platformer where you run, air-dash, wall-run and slide your way through a city built on islands that float in the clouds.

Created by students at The Game Assembly, Sky Traveller is a first person parkour platformer set in a city that floats in the sky. It plays a little like Mirror's Edge, but with larger, more … Read More

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Tom Clancy's XDefiant – Beta Sign Up (PC, Playstation & Xbox)

Beta sign ups are now live for Tom Clancy's XDefiant, Ubisoft's take on the Overwatch style Hero shooter genre.

Tom Clancy's XDefiant is essentially an Overwatch style first person 6v6 hero shooter set in the Tom Clancy universe. In the game players take control of uniquely skilled combatants called "Defiants" and face off in locations based on classic Tom Clancy games. There are four factions … Read More

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Island Getaway – Game Jam Build Download

Island Getaway is a very weird little retro Atari styled Eldritch horror adventure where you go to a luxury island resort that's filled with giant crab monsters!

Created for the gm48 game jam, Island Getaway is a retro horror adventure that sees you and a couple of pals visiting a luxury island resort and spa for some much needed rest and relaxation. However, although it … Read More

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Talavah: Book of Jed – Alpha Demo

Talavah: Book of Jed is a retro styled graphic adventure game that follows the son of a chief of a nomadic clan and his servant, as he embarks on a rite of passage across a vast and danger-filled frozen red ocean.

In Talavah: Book of Jed you take on the role of Jed, the son of the current chief of a nomadic clan called the … Read More

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Piratopia – Beta Sign Up

Piratopia is an easily accessible open world pirate game with PvP and PvE elements, where you sail around, battle enemies and upgrade your ship.

In Piratopia you'll be able to take control of a little pirate ship and go in search of trouble and treasure. You'll be able to battle against forts, AI ships and player controlled ships, with you earning loot for your victories. … Read More

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Die After Sunset – Beta Sign Up

Die After Sunset is a roguelite third person shooter where you battle against enemies that are cute and clumsy in the daylight, but when covered in shade transform into powerful beasts.

In Die After Sunset you travel through time and attempt to fend off an invasion of aliens called Murkors. The Murkors look cute and harmless when the sun is shining on them, but when … Read More

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Aquamarine – Alpha Sign Up

You can now sign up to Alpha test Aquamarine, a beautiful hand-animated survival adventure set on an ocean planet, with an art style inspired by 70's/80's psychedelic pulp Sci-Fi comics.

Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer back in January, Aquamarine is a hand-drawn Sci-Fi roguelite adventure where you attempt to survive and escape from a mysterious alien water planet that you crashland on. You … Read More

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HAAK – Beta Sign Up & Beta Demo

HAAK is a stylish narrative-driven action platforming metroidvania where you search for your brother in an apocalyptic land that's home to a shady organisation that's hiding the world's ultimate secret.

In HAAK you follow the adventure of a young man who has set out into the wastelands of an apocalyptic world in search of his brother. After falling down into some ruins, you don't find … Read More

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Delphyq – Beta Sign Up

Delphyq is a tactical real-time strategy game where you command a squad of elite operatives as you attempt to take down a union of tyrannical corporations known as "The Balance".

Looking a little like a real-time take on X-Com, Delphyq sees you commanding a squad of soldiers in tactical missions focused on taking down The Balance. The combat takes place in pausable real-time and … Read More

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Insurgency: Sandstorm – Beta Sign Up (Playstation & Xbox)

The highly acclaimed team-based tactical FPS Insurgency: Sandstorm is coming to consoles and you can sign up for the Beta right now!

Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer back in 2018 Insurgency: Sandstorm is an objective-orientated tactical FPS with intense close quarters conflicts in war-torn environments. It was released on PC a couple of years ago, but now it's bringing its brutal fast paced FPS … Read More

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The Dream of Yourself – Alpha Download

The Dream of Yourself is an delightfully disgusting and extremely weird exploration game where you wriggle your way through intestines towards a temple full of eyeballs.

The Dream of Yourself is currently being created as a "spiritual exploration of your subconsciousness", but it's arguable that if your subconsciousness looks like this in any way you should probably seek professional help. The whole thing is a … Read More

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Blind Fate: Edo no Yami – Beta Demo

Blind Fate: Edo no Yami is a stylish melee combat focused side-scrolling action adventure where a blind cyber-samurai uses outdated simulations to navigate the real world and fight cyber-Yokai.

In Blind Fate: Edo no Yami your character is totally blind and can only "see" the world around him via the digital simulation that's relayed to his brain by a computer. However, these simulations are essentially … Read More

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Company of Heroes 3 – Open Pre-Alpha

You can now download and play the pre-Alpha for Company of Heroes 3, a long awaited third installment of the popular World War II RTS series, this time taking place in the Mediterranean.

It's been eight years since the Company of Heroes 2 was released so understandably Company of Heroes 3 looks set to be a dramatic upgrade over its predecessor. It features gorgeous … Read More

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Project Altheia – Beta Sign Up

Project Altheia is a narrative-driven third person action adventure that promises fast paced combat as you battle your way through its beautiful fantasy world.

There is very little info available about Project Altheia at the moment other than the statement that it's a "story driven, action adventure that combines exploration, fast paced combat and mysterious dungeons". Aside from that it appears that you're a female … Read More

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Driftmaster – Beta Sign Up

Driftmaster is a drifting-focused top-down arcade racing game where you drift your way through scenic racetracks and gymkhana events throughout Canada.

In Driftmaster you set out across the picturesque countrysides of Canada, with an aim of becoming a true Driftmaster. As you race through each track you earn points and multipliers by drifting through designated drift zones at corners.

Driftmaster features a selection of different … Read More

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The Machines Arena – Alpha Sign Up

The Machines Arena is a PvP top-down hero shooter where heavily armed robots and humans face off in fast paced carnage-filled battles.

In The Machines Arena you'll be able to do battle in action-packed 4v4 online multiplayer matches that last around 5 to 7 minutes. There's a selection of unique combatants to choose from, each with their own personality, skills and distinct play styles. It … Read More

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Xenonauts 2 – Beta Sign Up

Xenonauts 2 is an X-Com-esque Sci-Fi strategy game that puts you in charge of a multinational organisation that's tasked with defending Earth from alien invasions.

The Xenonauts game was released in 2014 and did a great job of updating the classic original X-Com games for the modern era. In fact it felt more faithful to the classic X-Com games than the new Firaxis games … Read More

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Destroyer: The U-Boat Hunter – Beta Sign Up

Destroyer: The U-Boat Hunter is a narrative-driven anti-submarine warfare simulation game where you command a Fletcher-class destroyer in a battle for the Atlantic during WWII.

Currently in development by Iron Wolf Studio S.A. (Creators of 911 Operator and U-BOOT The Board Game) Destroyer: The U-Boat Hunter is a tense narrative driven WWII simulation game that pits your destroyer against an invisible enemy – Nazi … Read More

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Black Lotus Motel – Beta Sign Up

Black Lotus Motel is a cooperative escape simulation game where you and a friend work together to solve the mystery of a strange desert hotel you're locked up in.

Playable in online co-op multiplayer, Black Lotus Motel sees you and a friend searching for clues and solving puzzles as you attempt to escape from a mysterious hotel before it's flooded with a tide of toxic … Read More

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Turgor Pressure – Game Jam Build Download

Turgor Pressure is a surreal and atmospheric six-degrees-of-freedom horror adventure where you pilot an ROV down through into a mysterious abandoned underwater facility.

Created for the HPS1 Summer of Shivers game jam, Turgor Pressure is a short and strange subsea horror adventure that draws inspiration from Modus Interactive's Frontier Diver. In the game you pilot an ROV down through a mysterious abandoned underwater research … Read More

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Jump into a mech and blast some 'bots in Galahad 3093's open beta

Fans of MechWarrior and BattleTech should have Galahad 3093 on their radar, especially since the upcoming online shooter is launching a one-week open beta starting today and wrapping up on August 1st. The beta is taking place over five of the game's maps, including two that are brand-new to this round of testing. Additionally, developer […]

Wild Terra 2 adds horses and healing with its next update arriving July 29

If you're quietly gathering from a tree and see a small squirrel run up to you yelling and chittering in rage, is your first thought, "I could befriend this animal"? Then Wild Terra 2's next update is for you, as one of the changes being added is the chance for small angry animals to spawn […]

The Stream Team: Join Star Trek Online's Risa beach party with devs and win!

You know who needs a nice vacation? Massively OP's MJ! And The ultimate vacation spot in Star Trek Online is Risa. It just so happens the Lohlunat Festival summer event is in full swing, with plenty of party activities to participate in. Players even have had the chance to earn a T6 Risian Luxury Cruiser. […]

Old School RuneScape talks about combat achievements, RuneScape announces the Nodon Front

Chasing achievements is a thing that many gamers seem to love, so players of Old School RuneScape who are cut from the same cloth were likely looking forward to the addition of combat achievements this past Wednesday, which introduced six tiers of achievement carrots to chase related to combat. Apparently, the update needs a bit […]

Pokémon Unite, a monster-battling MOBA, is live now

The overall Pokémon franchise has never shied away from finding new and creative ways to let these animals hurt one another in violent confrontation, which makes the fact that it's taken this long for a MOBA to happen almost odd. Weren't these a big deal, like, five years ago? Hasn't the moment passed by now? […]

Swords 'n Magic and Stuff patched in new region, crafting, and farming in the Farm 'n Forge update

The game is called Swords 'n Magic and Stuff, but as of this week's update, you can also add Farming 'n Smithing and Cooking an' Tailoring to the mix thanks to the Farm 'n Forge update. This new update, which went live on July 22nd, allows players to hop on to a ferry and visit […]

Pokemon Go reneges on rewards after Russian players achieve company's goal

As readers may notice in our Pokemon Go coverage, we frequently ask PR for clarity on various announcements. While we can all appreciate not wanting too many spoilers, many of the requests are to clarify news and contest rules that can affect the community in ways Niantic hasn't clearly communicated. However, a recent Russian promotion […]

Dauntless brings back the Thunderdeep Drask, adds new rumors, and hints at the next new Behemoth

It's a bit of the new and a bit of the upcoming in Dauntless news today. In terms of new things, the game has put out its latest patch, which brings back the Thunderdeep Drask with some new moves to learn and new armor to craft. The patch has also kicked off the Umbral Heroic […]

A new 'Treasure Bugan' event spices up LOTRO's dungeon runs

Lord of the Rings Online is filled to the brim with instances, but weirdly enough, not as many players use the instance finder as might be the case in other MMOs. SSG is hoping to incentivize dungeon running with a brand-new event that stars a mischievous goblin that's running around with a sack of treasure. […]

Lost Ark KR offers a preview video of the Abrelshud raid ahead of its July 28 launch

We're appreciative that Lost Ark is headed to our side of the globe, and we're not going to look the gift horse of the class previews in the mouth, but we also have to admit that the stuff Korean players of the game are getting is a whole lot more intriguing. For example, take this […]

Star Wars: The Old Republic shares the secrets of the game's lead cinematic designer

Yes, the Star Wars: The Old Republic team deliberately worked to ensure that a quest ended with a "Cool Guys Don't Look At Explosions" moment on Quesh. There are other takeaways from a new dispatch from lead cinematic designer Ashley Ruhl celebrating a decade in operation, but you have to admire that all of the […]

GDC 2021: Star Wars Galaxies was a complex game of corporate greed and fan love

It was an MMO built in about three years, with a miserable launch, a depressing churn rate, and the most infamous patch in all gaming history… and also an MMO people loved so much they've kept it alive and thriving even in death. Yes, GDC 2021 has given us another Star Wars Galaxies postmortem from Raph […]

Crowfall suddenly changes course and announces a Dregs campaign for Australian players

Last week and this past Tuesday we reported on Crowfall's lack of a Dregs campaign for Oceania players while NA and EU players got one, with ArtCraft noting that the player population in the region needed "thousands" of players to launch such a campaign. "We're still building our audience in the Brazilian and Australian markets […]

WoW Factor: No king rules forever

World of Warcraft patch 9.1 has been out for less than a month, and it is a bad time to be a fan of Blizzard and the game. This column was already half-written on Tuesday and had to be completely rewritten when it turned out that Blizzard was going to be taken to task for […]

J Allen Brack addresses Blizzard staff over sexism scandal, Activision doubles down on deflection

Faced with a massive sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit, Blizzard addressed the studio workers in a memo leaked last night. President J. Allen Brack doesn't admit fault or comment on the specifics of the case, but he vows no retaliation for victims, namedrops Gloria Steinem, and blasts "bro culture."

MassivelyOP interview: Talking ship design with Star Trek Online's Donny Versiga

If you play Star Trek Online, you know that ship collecting is one of the major pastimes of captains all over the Federation and beyond. As such, Donny Versiga, Staff Starship Artist for STO, has a very important job. He's a lifelong Star Trek fan, as evidenced by his impressive Starfleet cosplays you can check […]

Path of Exile details release timing and download sizes for the Expedition update

It won't be long now before the Expedition League and its myriad changes – which were thoroughly defended by GGG's Chris Wilson – are live with Path of Exile's Expedition expansion, which means that players have some things to do to prepare. Grinding Gear Games has once again gone to microscopic detailed lengths to outline […]

Enter to win a New World closed beta key from Amazon and MassivelyOP

If you've been watching the hype meter for New World slowly tick up and up this week but you aren't confident enough to preorder just yet, then today's giveaway is for you. Amazon has kindly granted us a small stack of keys for our readers, which we're going to dispatch in a quick-turnaround raffle today […]

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best weapon animations?

I remember back when World of Warcraft was just plain vanilla and there was plenty of time to observe things during the countless fights. I remember looking at the same two attack animations being played out over and over again and thinking, "It'd be really cool if they added more animations in future patches as […]

Massively Overthinking: Load-bearing playerbases in MMORPGs

Game developer Damion Schubert is known to MMO players for his work on everything from Ultima Online to SWTOR, but as it turns out, he's a controversial Twitter follow all 'round. He recently dropped some truths on the platform that I want us to discuss in this week's Massively Overthinking. "Making raid content for an […]

'We do not serve Activision Blizzard': Furious WoW players stage protest against Blizzard

Following yesterday's revelation that the state of California is suing Activision-Blizzard in a 29-page complaint that alleges a serious pattern of sexual harassment and discrimination that led to the death of a Blizzard staffer (among many other things), you might be wondering what you can do about it. If you've been reading our comments, you […]

Zenith offers a preview of a new zone arriving with its next alpha build

All systems appear to be go this time around for the VR MMO Zenith's upcoming alpha test this Saturday, July 24th, and the devs at Ramen VR are eager to once more show off what players can look forward to in the latest test build. For example, a new zone to explore. This new zone […]

Starbase details release timing and pricing for early access, updates its roadmap, and details next major content releases

Starbase is entering early access for really reals this time. How can we be sure? Because the devs have outlined very specific release timing and prices for said early access release. The building-centric spaceship sandbox will be live on Thursday, July 29th, at 11:00 a.m. EDT. The game will set you back $35 but will […]

TitanReach is going free-to-play until its closed alpha

If the high price on TitanReach's early access – originally $70 and since reduced to $38 – seemed like too much for a fledgling MMO to ask, then you might be mollified by Square Root Studios' latest revelation: that it's going free-to-play with its early access after all, at least until the closed alpha begins […]

Guild Wars 2 on how it's upgrading the Canthan language from Factions to End of Dragons

ArenaNet apparently isn't waiting for next week to start the hype for Guild Wars 2's End of Dragons reveal, as today it released a dev blog on the written language of Cantha. Cantha, of course, is the continent we'll be visiting in the expansion as we trek over to the land that classic Guild Wars: […]

Fallout 76 opens its test servers for Fallout Worlds

Come with me and you'll be In a world of game rule variations Take a look on the test servers Into world manipulation Fallout 76 tests out All its worlds of full player creation And official worlds of rule alterations If you want test the next update, Simply log right on and do it, Try […]

GDC 2021: Are VR and AR companies liable for gamer content creation?

One thing I love about a good GDC presentation is when devs bring up those issues that many of us get a funny feeling about and show us how right or wrong we are. During a panel at this year's GDC 2021, David Hoppe of Managing Partner Gamma Law brought up some issues near and […]

Swords of Legends Online launches a summer event and battle pass, previews its first raid in a livestream

The summer season has officially arrived to Swords of Legends Online, bringing along some new activities and a new battle pass full of cosmetics. The summer event runs between now and September 2nd, with a changing schedule of events at the Dragon Turtle Beach Party location involving watermelons, running through cooling balls, and finding buried […]

GDC 2021: How smarter AI could build characters and decks to help new MMO players

There's a bit of a theme at GDC 2021 concerning online card games, especially TCGs, and smart tech/deep learning AI. At a panel this week, NetEase's Yiheng Zhou noted that bots in general have a long history of use in games. Behavior trees combined with turn-based games lend themselves quite well to the realm of […]

Ubisoft's sexual harassment and racism scandal extended to Skull & Bones studio in Singapore

We realize that Activision-Blizzard's horrifying sexual misconduct and discrimination lawsuit stole all the headlines last night and will probably dominate the news cycle for a while, but it's just not the only video game company beleaguered by damning allegations of abuse right now. The Ubisoft sexual harassment scandal has been brewing since 2020, leading to […]

Warcraft III: Reforged was sabotaged internally by low budget and shifting priorities

If you're still waiting for Warcraft III: Reforged to deliver on the basic functionality that the game's prior version had 18 months after launch… don't be silly, the game still doesn't even support custom campaign functionality. What the heck happened? According to a new piece from Bloomberg, the short version is that the game required […]

GGG's Chris Wilson says Path of Exile reached a 'breaking point with power creep' that Expedition will help fix

Yesterday, we noted how Path of Exile players were responding with dismay to the proposed Expedition expansion and league changes, under the belief that the expansion was being designed to nerf what fun is left in the game. The game's subreddit, for example, was a solid wall of disgruntled memes, dejection, and attempts to get […]

Players sound the alarm over faction balance in World of Warcraft: Classic

Well, World of Warcraft might be struggling right now, but at least everything's going peachy over on WoW Classic, right? Not so much, really. If the same-faction battlegrounds didn't tip you off, the game is suffering from a pretty serious problem in the form of a faction imbalance that appears to be getting worse rather […]

Star Citizen addresses alpha 3.13, stability, delays, bugs, and communication

As is tradition with CIG, the devs are looking back at the release of alpha 3.13 and the Invictus Launch Week event of Star Citizen and offering some thoughts on updates that worked, things that fell short, and lessons learned with each feature's release. The post offers some acknowledgment of missteps such as problems with […]

Lost Ark shares breakdowns of advanced mage and warrior classes

While potential players of Lost Ark already know that the game will have five classes at launch that branch out into different classes, it might not be immediately obvious just what some of those advanced classes actually are. Luckily for us, the game has pushed out a couple of dev blogs to get us acquainted […]

NCsoft prepares 'solo-friendly' edition of Lineage 2 for an August release

Come August 11th, Lineage II will boast not one, not two, but three separate versions of the game. In addition to the regular Lineage II and the legacy Lineage II Classic, NCsoft is preparing to launch something called Lineage II Aden, which — despite first impressions — is not a '90s R&B group. Lineage II […]

Guild Wars 2 will showcase End of Dragons' story, elite specs, beta info, and trailer next week

So we already knew that ArenaNet is taking the wraps off Guild Wars 2's End of Dragons next week – that's on July 27th, in spite of the fact that the expansion itself has been scooted out of 2021 and into 2022. But what we didn't have before is a time and a description of […]

The Daily Grind: What little touches make you happy in an MMO?

Completing a duty in Final Fantasy XIV plays the traditional series victory fanfare. It's such a little thing, it doesn't need to be in there, it doesn't do anything or make the game good or anything like that. But to a long-time series fan who really loves that fanfare, it means a lot to hear […]

California sues Activision-Blizzard over discrimination and sexist, toxic work culture

Activision-Blizzard has had an abysmal couple of years, and it's about to get much worse, as the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has filed a civil rights and equal pay lawsuit against Activision and Blizzard on behalf of their victimized employees. As first reported by Bloomberg Law, the DFEH alleges that its multi-year […]

New World has capped menu screen framerates to prevent video card fatalities

Earlier today, we covered the emerging news that users of some video cards, particularly EVGA RTX 3090 graphics cards, were having serious problems with Amazon's New World beta – to the point that the cards were being bricked. As the story developed over the day, it became more clear that even more cards are affected […]

Dual Universe details the tracking, mining, and fighting to be done for asteroids

Asteroids in Dual Universe! You know how to play this; you just rotate your ship a little bit and shoot at the asteroids while they come closer, but you have to – oh, wait, that's not how asteroids work here. No, instead they're resource-rich balls of rock floating through space, designed to be spontaneous hotspots […]

Overwatch launches 2021 Summer Games, the WoW Wrath of the Lich King pandemic boardgame is really happening

As the first Tokyo Olympics events begin today, Overwatch has opened the gates for its own Summer Games, running this year through August 10th. Expect the return of Lucioball and Lucioball Remix as well as the traditional lootboxes and cosmetics. "erve up some summer sweets as Sprinkles Mei, kick back with a chilly cocktail as […]

Blade and Soul 2 will be getting a South Korean launch this August

Up to this point, the mobile MMO prequel Blade and Soul 2 has only had the nebulous launch date of sometime this year, but a new press release from NCSoft confirms that the South Korean version of the game has moved from a release year to a release month: the month of August, to be […]

PlanetSide 2 adjusts infantry weapons, tweaks Javelins, and squashes bugs in today's update

Now that the NSO faction has been retooled, it stands to reason that PlanetSide 2 would need to adjust things a bit post-patch. That's just what this latest hotfix looks to do, offering some unremarkable but otherwise necessary tweaks to a few things in the PC version of the shooter. This patch buffs up the […]

Path of Exile posts the complete patch notes for the Expedition expansion

While the Expedition League for Path of Exile still has a couple of days to go before it officially launches on July 23rd, players are being granted a headstart on hoovering up all of the details of the update thanks to a set of fully available patch notes. Considering these notes are for an expansion-sized […]

GDC 2021: Navigating player behaviors and cheating in online video games

GDC 2021 has now offered several panels on player behavior and cheating that are aimed at devs but still provide some good information for regular players. Riot Games specifically was out in force, and Head of Player Dynamics, Weszt Hart, helped curb expectations, while Andrew Hogan, CMO and Co-Founder of Intorqa, drove home how rampant […]

The Stream Team: A first-timer's live exploration of the New World closed beta

We've been following the journey of New World for a while now, including providing several hands-on impressions pieces, but now it's time for MOP's Chris to have his turn, and this time it's not on a dev-guided tour! It's time for some closed beta exploration of the world of Aeternum – no guides, no rails, […]

Diablo II Resurrected explains its 'solve for one, extend to many' accessibility philosophy

Diablo II Resurrected has a new dev blog out touting its accessibility features, previously hinted at last week. Essentially, Blizzard is trying to update the game for modern sensibilities and expectations without actually taking anything away from the folks who are looking for the same hardcore experience from two decades ago. It's all about choices. […]

Perfect Ten: The 10 stages of returning to an old favorite MMO

In my illustrious career of sitting on my butt and mashing the 1-4 buttons over and over, I've returned to many MMOs like an addicted boomerang. I learned early on never to say those immortal words of, "I quit and I'm never coming back! This is it!" because that was only setting myself up for […]

Guild Wars 2 plans to make a permanent public version of Twisted Marionette after some tweaks

If you've been following the community buzz in Guild Wars 2, you probably noticed a name on a lot of players' lips: the Twisted Marionette, which readers will recall was being temporarily returned for a week. It turns out that this particular fight is a stern challenge for most public groups, meaning the attempts at […]