PSN Leak Hints at Lost Judgement Demo

Might be Japan-exclusive..

Pure PlayStation Plays: Week 275


First Look: Timothy's Night Has Some of the Best DualSense Support on PS5

It's not a half bad game, either...

Saints Row Reboot Gets A 7-Minute Trailer Showing Off Its New City and Features

Welcome to Santo Ileso

Assetto Corsa Next-Gen Update Coming February 24th, 2022

Check out the Assetto Corsa PS5 trailer

Stubbs the Zombie is Getting a Retail Release in October

Bringing retail back from the dead

The Mandalorian Game "Leak" is Almost Certainly Fake

A con job Han Solo would be proud of

Tormented Souls Brings the Classic Scares to PS5 Today

Old school horror in another creepy mansion

Horizon Zero Dawn is an Almost Perfect 60fps on PS5

Horizon Zero Dawn 1.53 update makes Aloy's adventure feel next-gen

Riders Republic Latest Trailer Delves into Character Customisations

Dress to impress in the latest Riders Republic trailer

PS5 Exclusive Timothy's Night Out Today

Gangsters vs. Aliens

Watch Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps Part 2 and Get Hyped For Sonic Colors: Ultimate

And that's a wrap, folks

Super Animal Royale Is Out Now on PS5, PS4 and It's Free

Fast and furrious battle royale action

8-Bit Platformer Bat Boy Swings onto PS5 Next Year

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Bat Boy!

Gamescom 2021: PS4 Exclusive Clid The Snail Releases on August 31st

Sliming in with a digital-only release Koch Media and Weird Beluga have announced today that the PS4 exclusive…

Preview: In Sound Mind

Smart and spooky

Gamescom 2021: Farming Simulator 22 Gameplay Trailer is Finally Here

Ready to work another job?

Review: UltraGoodness 2 – PS5, PS4

Holy crap...

Review: Tribes of Midgard – PS5, PS4

Where's Thor when you actually need him?

Traffic Jams Causes Chaos on PSVR Today

Road rage and zombies galore in Traffic Jams on PSVR


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".

Healing Spree – Beta Sign Up

Healing Spree is a lighthearted hospital simulator where you attempt to diagnose and treat as many patients as possible in a variety of chaotic environments.

Playable in single-player or in co-op with up to four players, Healing Spree is a little like overcooked, but instead of preparing tasty treats, you're treating sick patients. It sees you dealing with pandemics and other emergencies by rushing patients … Read More

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SYNCED: Off-Planet – Alpha Sign Up

SYNCED: Off-Planet is a squad-based PvPvE multiplayer third person shooter that takes place in a techno-apocalyptic future where you can deploy powerful nano-companions to accompany you in battle.

Currently in development by NEXT Studios (creators of Crown Trick and Unheard) SYNCED: Off-Planet alpha sign up is a multiplayer shooter where teams of three can compete across a selection of different game modes. It's set … Read More

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Torn Away – Alpha Demo

Torn Away is a beautiful and touching cinematic adventure that follows the story of a 10 year old girl who tries to make her way home across Germany and Poland during World War II.

In Torn Away you follow the adventure of Asya, a young girl who was torn away from her home by the Nazis to become an Ostarbeiter (essentially a slave worker). After … Read More

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TeamTower – Beta Sign Up

TeamTower is a deck-building roguelike dungeon crawling adventure where you lead a team of uniquely skilled adventurers as they attempt to conquer a mysterious space-time tower.

In TeamTower you take on the role of a seer of the Secret Church, who is tasked with conquering a tower filled with the uncontrolled creations of the church mages, old rulers of the Abyss and broken memories of … Read More

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Zombie Cure Lab – Alpha Sign Up

Zombie Cure Lab is a strategy/simulation game where you build, defend and upgrade a research facility that's dedicated to finding a cure for a virus that's turned the majority of the human race into mindless zombies.

Instead of blasting zombies, Zombie Cure Lab sees you attempting to cure them. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic Earth where humanity has been forced to live underground due … Read More

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Berserk Boy – Alpha Demo

Berserk Boy is a Mega Man X-esque 2D action platforming adventure where you have the ability to transform into different forms that have unique abilities.

In Berserk Boy you follow the adventure of Kei – a young boy who is transformed into Berserk Boy by a mysterious orb. He now has the ability to transform between different forms (Lightning, Fire, Earth, Air, and Ice), … Read More

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Fear Surrounds – Steam Beta Key Giveaway

Fear Surrounds is an Among Us/Werewolf style game of social subterfuge with the horror element turned up to eleven as players attempt to escape from a building that's haunted by evil spirits.

Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer during the closed Beta sign up, Fear Surrounds blends horror with social subterfuge as players work together to survive while having evil spritis in their ranks. … Read More

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Riders Republic – Open Beta (PC, Playstation & Xbox)

Ubisoft's new massively multiplayer open world extreme sports game, Riders Republic is now in open Beta on PC, Playstation and Xbox.

Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer during the closed Beta sign up, Riders Republic is a new Steep-style open world extreme sports game from Ubisoft, that gives players free reign to explore and race in vast mountainous environments. It features large scale … Read More

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Wing Breakers – Beta Sign Up

Wing Breakers is an extreme stunt flying racing game that plays like a blend of Red Bull Air Racing and Mario Kart where players hurl missiles, drones, blades and animals at each other while racing for the win.

In Wing Breakers players will take to the skies in agile stunt racing planes and compete in chaotic matches where anything goes. There's a variety of different … Read More

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Hell Let Loose – Beta Sign Up (PS5)

PS5 owners can now sign up for the Hell Let Loose Beta, where they'll be able to join in epic 100 player battles with WWII infantry, tanks and artillery.

Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer during the closed PC Beta sign up, Hell Let Loose is a hardcore WWII multiplayer FPS with huge battles on a dynamically shifting front line and an RTS-esque meta-game. … Read More

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Super Catboy – Pre-Alpha Demo

Super Catboy is an old school 2D action platformer that draws inspiration from the 16-bit era as a gun-toting cat fights his way through a land filled with bad doggies.

Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer back in 2017, Super Catboy is a 90's inspired side-scrolling action platformer that pits a lone cat against an army of dogs. It plays a little like a … Read More

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Eversleep: Lunistice Gaiden – Beta Demo

Eversleep: Lunistice Gaiden is a charming PS1 styled third person platformer where a tanuki runs, jumps and fights her way through her dreams.

Playing a little like a blend of Crash Bandicoot and Mario 64, Eversleep: Lunistice Gaiden is a good old fashioned 3D platforming adventure starring a cute Tanuki called Hana. You run, jump, double-jump and spin your way through floating levels that … Read More

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The Bookwalker – Beta Sign Up

The Bookwalker features an inventive fuson of first person and isometric gameplay as you dive into books to find fictional objects – such as The One Ring, Oathkeeper, Excalibur or The Philosopher's Stone.

Currently in development by Do My Best (creators of The Final Station) in The Bookwalker you take on the role of a Bookwalker – someone who is able to enter books, … Read More

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Baseball But Fun – Alpha Demo

Baseball But Fun is an intense isometric semi-bullet hell action game where a batter attempts to survive for as long as possible while being attacked by baseballs and fielders.

Currently in development by JMRSN (creator of Handdogg) Baseball But Fun actually manages to make baseball fun by turning it into a wave based bullet hell action game. In the game you take control of … Read More

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Project Rascal – Alpha Download

Project Rascal is a fast, vibrant and inventive platformer that's essentially the perfect 3D Sonic the Hedgehog game in all but name.

It's no secret that SEGA have struggled to create a truly great 3D Sonic game (and god knows they've tried many times). Step forward Project Rascal by Brazilian developer NotSoGreedy (creators of the excellent Sonic GT) – a new platformer that has … Read More

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Jaws of Extinction – Alpha Sign Up

Jaws of Extinction is a narrative-driven open world survival horror RPG where you search for the source of a fungal parasite that's turning everyone into mindless zombies.

Playable in single-player, four player co-op or on a DayZ style multiplayer server, Jaws of Extinction is a cervical horror RPG set on an island that's been infected by a mind-consuming fungal parasite. As you explore the island … Read More

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Salaryman Shi – Alpha Demo

Salaryman Shi is a charming little 2D platforming adventure that plays a lot like Super Mario World, but with the hero being a briefcase-wielding Japanese businessman, rather than a portly Italian plumber!

In Salaryman Shi you take control of a Japanese businessman called Shi, who has to traverse challenging environments to catch his bus to work. The visuals and the gameplay are clearly heavily … Read More

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Homewords – Beta Demo

Homewords is a charming narrative driven adventure where you try to prevent a young girl from insulting anyone as she searches for her parents on an alien planet.

Well, it looks like we finally did it. The human race ended up making Earth totally uninhabitable and it's only thanks to a friendly race of aliens that they managed to survive. The aliens are called Homoshapiens … Read More

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Blood of Heroes – Open Beta

Blood of Heroes is a PvP multiplayer arena combat game with tactical melee combat inspired by For Honor and Dark Souls.

Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer during the closed Beta sign up, in Blood of Heroes you'll be able to choose from one of six uniquely skilled fighters and do battle in 1v1 and group-based arena combat. It takes place in a … Read More

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Out-Class Hunter – Alpha Demo

Out-Class Hunter is a fast paced 3rd person action platforming adventure that follows an intergalactic bounty hunter who is tasked with hunting down a mercenary who has taken a research space station hostage.

In Out-Class Hunter you step into the shoes of Winona (a.k.a. H-14), a bounty hunter who is on a mission to apprehend a mercenary who has captured a space station called Olieribos. … Read More

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Valley Peaks – Beta Demo

Valley Peaks is a charming free-climbing adventure where you scale the peaks of a whimsical mountainous landscape filled with friendly frogs.

In Valley Peaks you've been tasked with restoring the radio signals to a tranquil mountainous countryside. To do this you need to scale to the summit of the various peaks in the area and install radio towers there. However, the more you explore and … Read More

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Swing Dunk – Beta Sign Up

Swing Dunk combines Rocket League-style futuristic ball sports with hoverboards and basketball as players use an energy lasso to control the ball and slam dunk it into their rivals' hoop.

Playable in 3v3, 4v4 and 1v1 matches, Swing Dunk sees players facing off in futuristic Rocket League style arenas with an oversized basketball. Your hoverboard-riding characters are fast and agile, and they can control … Read More

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Alien Marauder – Beta Sign Up

Alien Marauder is a new real-time strategy game with some truly massive battles, with up to 100,000 units on-screen at the same time.

Taking place in the year 2672, Alien Marauder is an RTS where you set up and defend mining colonies on an alien planet. The minerals mined are to be exported back to Earth, but the Starship Trooper-esque alien bugs (called Vexan) … Read More

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Filthy Animals | Heist Simulator – Beta Sign Up

Filthy Animals | Heist Simulator is a physics-based heist simulation game where you take control of a gang of anthropomorphic animals who attempt to pull off daring robberies.

Playable in single player or co-op with up to four players, Filthy Animals | Heist Simulator is a heist simulation game that tasks you with orchestrating daring heists in heavily guarded locations. On your heists you'll solve … Read More

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Project Warlock II – Kickstarter Demo

Project Warlock II is a brutal retro FPS that draws inspiration from Blood, Hexen and Quake as three disciple warlocks set out to confront their old master.

Following on from the well received 2018 original, Project Warlock II will feature three different chapters, each of which follows the story of a different disciple of the original game's warlock protagonist. Each of the warlocks has a … Read More

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Bill Hates Videogames – Alpha Demo

Bill Hates Videogames is a very funny parody of Zelda style fantasy adventures that follows a grumpy bald man who accidentally gets sucked into a strange video game world.

In Bill Hates Videogames you'lll embark on a delightfully silly misadventure in a cartoony video game world with a "boiling line" art style that draws inspiration from Home Movies and Ed, Edd, n Eddy. It … Read More

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Malum – Beta Sign Up

Malum is a freaky co-op multiplayer survival horror game where Hell has come to Earth, and only you and your friends can hold back the horrors that await mankind.

Playable with 1 to 4 players in online co-op, Malum is a multiplayer survival horror game where you need to deal with multiple demonic monsters, each with their own unique AI, abilities and twisted logic. They … Read More

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Airship Academy – Alpha Sign Up

Airship Academy is a lore-rich airship skyfaring simulation game where you'll take to the skies and explore a vast fantasy land, fight pirates, upgrade your ships and shape the destiny of a kingdom in turmoil.

Drawing inspiration from Star Control, Freelancer and Sid Meyer's Pirates, Airship Academy is a narrative-driven where ships sail through the skies of a world that was shattered by … Read More

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Slenderwave and the Eight Vibez – Game Jam Build Download

Slenderwave and the Eight Vibez is a fun little horror game that transports Slenderman into a bizarre vaporwave world.

Created for the Vaporwave Horror Game Jam, Slenderwave and the Eight Vibez is a short and stylish horror game set in a strange vaporwave space that's inhabited by a vaporwave Slenderman. In the game you find yourself sucked into a mysterious Slenderwave arcade machine in your … Read More

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Best Mall Simulator – Beta Sign Up

Best Mall Simulator is a new simulation game where you get to renovate, develop and manage your own mall, transforming it from a grimy abandoned shell into a shiny shopping utopia!

Currently in development by Two Horizons S.A. (creators of Hotel Renovator and Aquapark Renovator, Best Mall Simulator is an immersive simulation game that puts you in charge of your own shopping mall. … Read More

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The MOP Up: Genshin Impact puts on a global concert

There's no doubt among fans that Genshin Impact has an amazing soundtrack, so there should be a whole lot of people happy to hear that Maestro Dirk Brossé and the Flanders Symphony Orchestra is putting on a global concert with the score on October 3rd. "The concert will feature Genshin Impact music originally composed and […]

Aura Kingdom's 80th patch introduces The Whipmaster

Gamigo's been busy this week, just not in the games our readers likely wish were getting love. Aura Kingdom has patched in with the studio is calling a "major update" as of yesterday, the game's 80th patch, which rolls out new dungeons, a new mode for Gaia Sanctuary, a touch-up for PvP, and a new […]

The Stream Team: Opening fire on facehuggers and zapping xenomorphs in Aliens Fireteam Elite

The time has come to join the fireteam and try to battle back the xenomorph menace as MOP's Chris heads into Aliens: Fireteam Elite to see what this multiplayer co-op shooter has to offer. The bug blasting starts today at 12:00 p.m. EDT! What: Aliens: Fireteam Elite Who: Chris Neal When: 12:00 p.m. EST on […]

Warframe's latest dev stream highlights the Ghoulsaw weapon, Nidus Prime, and update 30.7 features

Warframe has held yet another info-filled developer livestream that offers a number of interesting previews for fans of the multiplayer action title. Most of the stream focused on a variety of things coming in update 30.7, which will include the return of the Plague Star event that will let players put together the Ghoulsaw weapon, […]

One Shots: Fantasy updrafting

The way I see it, MMORPGs encourage us past our timidity and fear to be bold. So fight that dragon! Get a selfie with an angry skeleton! And jump off a cliff while putting full faith that your fantasy wings will compensate for that extra bagel you had for breakfast! Hikari is soaring above yet […]

The Daily Grind: What inspires you to try an MMO again?

Working around MMOs means that you have a certain amount of impetus and opportunity to try out games you played in the past, often including games that you thought were a bit lackluster before. My personal feelings toward The Elder Scrolls Online, for example, were changed from the game I'd played just before launch; when […]

Massively on the Go: Tricks abound in Pokemon Go for September and Season of Mischief

And you thought Christmas was bad! We're getting ready for Halloween already in Pokemon Go, and not just for the monthly events. The new season starts September 1st, and the Season of Mischief reveal, which was more visual than usual, laid out plans for Mischief Pokemon Hoopa to start off the three month season on […]

Halo Infinite's head of creative explains why gameplay previews weren't available at Gamescom

If you were following along on our Gamescom Opening Night coverage and are a fan or follower of the shooter Halo Infinite, you probably note that the game only had that cinematic introduction to its campaign but no actual gameplay. That's because the devs at 343 Industries are heads-down working to make the game's December […]

Lord of the Rings Online's super-speedy progression server moves into Moria on September 1

After just two months of blitzing through Shadows of Angmar content, Lord of the Rings Online's Shadowfax legendary server will unlock the Mines of Moria expansion on September 1st. Shadowfax was launched alongside its slower cousin Treebeard back on June 30th. The plan for this server was always to offer both faster leveling and expansion […]

New World tells of the sad history of its zombies and phantasms

"Not alive. Certainly not dead. Their existence is a constant agony." No, we're not talking about Waffle House employees here, but rather the Lost of New World. In a new lore video, Amazon explains how a magical fog that flows around the game's island has kept some people living long, long past their expiration date. […]

The Game Archaeologist: Jeff Butler on EverQuest, EverQuest Next, and Vanguard

As an MMO historian, I have to applaud the work of former SOE developer Shawn Lord in his huge interview series with the people who worked on these titles. A recent three-hour beast of a video caught our attention as Lord interviewed Jeff Butler on a wide range of MMOs, including EverQuest, Vanguard, and EverQuest […]

Guild Wars 2 teases next End of Dragons elite spec reveal, promises more info on skiffs

It's telling how hungry Guild Wars 2 fans are for more information about End of Dragons that a silhouette of a kneeling figure clutching a broadsword is sending them into a speculative frenzy. Apparently, this will be the next elite spec revealed for the expansion, and everyone's trying to figure out in advance what it […]

WRUP: Testing your HQ (ham quotient) edition

1. Do you like ham? a. Yes, I enjoy ham. b. I like ham more than the usual amount c. I like ham less than the usual amount. d. I do not like ham. e. Ham ham ham ham ham ham ham ham ham ham ham ham ham ham ham ham ham ham ham ham […]

The Daily Grind: What are your fall MMO plans?

After a brief August lull in the crazy launch cycle that's been 2021, we're looking to ramp back up again with a lot of fall releases. There's Elyon, New World, FFXIV: Endwalker, SWTOR: Legacy of the Sith, LOTRO: Gundabad, Book of Travels early access, and more. Personally, I feel overstimulated when I look at everything […]

Betawatch: Book of Travels postponed its early access yet again

Come on now, Book of Travels, we know you're shy but it's time to start putting yourself out there. The game has once again delayed its early access launch, this time opting not to give any date whatsoever but instead adopting a "when it's ready" approach to future dates. It's perhaps not surprising given prior delays, […]

Final Fantasy XI interviews Yosuke Saito and prepares an equipment boosting campaign

The features on Final Fantasy XI's wide-ranging anniversary site We Are Vana'diel have continued to show up in bits and pieces, and the latest installment is worth a gander for everyone. Producer Akihiko Matsui is joined by former Dragon Quest X producer Yosuke Saito, discussing the genesis of these online games, Saito's own experiences as a […]

War Thunder will add new vehicles, guided bombs, and fire control systems for ships in September

Maybe you're seeking some multiplayer vehicular combat alternatives in light of a certain developer's behavior. Perhaps, then, you should keep your eyes on Gaijin Entertainment's War Thunder, which is planning a new update in September that's bringing new vehicles and new gameplay mechanics. The Direct Hit update will introduce a number of new vehicles including […]

Atlas gets turtle dragon tank ships and buffed spider mounts

Turtle ships are a thing in Grapecard's early access someday-MMO Atlas as of this week. What's a turtle ship? One heck of a tanky boat. It's not really a turtle, unfortunately. "Not only is she a tank, fully decked out in armor and ready to take a beating, but she also offers some new utility […]

The Stream Team: Watch a bard beginning and win a Neverwinter mount and companion bundle

Music is one of the greatest things in the universe — so says Massively OP's MJ. So it is understandable that a new music-making class in Neverwinter would entice her! The new bard has lured MJ away from her beloved assassin, and she is eager to play it. Today her bard life begins, but she […]

World of Warcraft patch 9.1.5 removes conduit energy and finally makes covenants freely swappable

We have previously noted that the overall design philosophy for World of Warcraft patch 9.1.5 appears to be focused on things that players have been asking to receive for quite some time but that Blizzard has heretofore refused to deliver. But today's new developer update confirms that patch 9.1.5 will be going up on the PTR […]

5v5 point defense brawler Kingshunt is hosting an open beta demo this weekend

Here's one we haven't seen come up in a little while: the team-based 5v5 point defense game of Kingshunt, which we first caught wind of back in July. The game calls itself a "unique PvP title [that] blends components of tower defense, brutal melee combat, and real-time strategy" that shares some DNA with point defense […]

Dark Age of Camelot is running a third round of its fast-leveling catch-up event

Earlier this year, Broadsword's classic MMO Dark Age of Camelot struck gold with its Catch Up in Caledonia event, which essentially helped players level quickly through the game's PvE to get to its more popular three-way RvR endgame. This past spring, the studio said the event drew "thousands" of characters, enough to justify running the […]

Destiny 2 offers an overview of 'Void 3.0' subclass features arriving with The Witch Queen

The news continues to gush forth from Destiny 2 as the devs at Bungie talk up additional features coming with The Witch Queen expansion's launch. In the studio's weekly newsletter, fans get a look at what is being called "Void 3.0," which effectively does a lot of reworking to the Void subclasses for players. The […]

GDC 2021: War stories from World of Warcraft

Just before the news about the state litigation against Activision-Blizzard broke last month, Senior Software Engineer Joseph Cochron and Principal Software Engineer Kurtis McCathern gave a talk at GDC 2021 called War Stories from Azeroth, discussing some of the technical issues the team's struggled with from The Gates of Ahn'Qiraji event to Warlords of Draenor. While […]

Star Citizen casts a spotlight on CIG's video editor and showcases Nyx planetary features in latest video

If it's Friday, it's another episode of Star Citizen's weekly video digest! This episode, we start off with another Origin Story highlight from one of CIG's team members, which grants some screen time to video editor Justin Chambers, who discusses his love of editing and movies that all started with a video his parents bought […]

Shroud of the Avatar adds two new adventures for Episode 2 access holders in latest release

So a bit of good news: Shroud of the Avatar has added some new Adventure scenes with Release 93. The bad news: This content is only offered to those who bought early access to Episode 2 content once again, so unless you're among those invested in the game to the point that you're buying early […]

Fallout 76 project lead Jeff Gardiner has departed Bethesda

The launch of Fallout 76 was pretty rocky, but over time the title has managed to turn around its reputation and receive at least tacit approval from players along the way. So it is perhaps bittersweet to know that the project lead on the game, Jeff Gardiner, has left Bethesda (and concurrently his role on the […]

Vague Patch Notes: Why the depth of an MMORPG's world matters

The world doesn't need first impressions from me when it comes to Elyon. Why not? Well, for one thing, basically anything and everything I would have said about my impressions of the beta were already said quite directly by MOP's Chris. The game has some fun crunchy systems for customizing your skills and the game's mechanics; it […]

Recently downgraded DokeV shows off its open world gameplay

We won't lie: It was a bit of a bummer to report that Pearl Abyss reduced the scope of the fantastically cute DokeV from an MMO to some sort of open-world multiplayer title. That said, we still are interested to see how this game pans out, especially in light of its gameplay revelations from this […]

Final Fantasy XIV kicks off its anniversary fiction with Tales from the Twilight

Today marks the eight-year anniversary of Final Fantasy XIV's successful relaunch, and that means celebration. The obvious in-game celebration is the Rising event, of course, but there's more to celebrate beyond that with the first of the game's traditional anniversary stories going live today. This first one concerns Hien of Doma, taking a look at how […]

Overwatch's McCree isn't the only Blizzard character getting a rename

Yesterday, we reported on Blizzard's announcement that it'll be changing the name of Overwatch's character McCree, who was named after Jesse McCree, one of the developers removed from the studio following the uproar generated by the Activision-Blizzard sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit and scandal. As we noted, the change will require a change in development […]

Daybreak CEO Ji Ham takes over as Enad Global 7's acting CEO

It has not even been a year since EG7 Global acquired Daybreak Game Company for $300 million, and now the parent corporation is promoting one of Daybreak's leaders to its own C-suite. EG7's board announced that "effective immediately" it is removing current CEO (and EG7 co-founder) Robin Flodin and replacing him with Daybreak CEO Ji […]

The Daily Grind: What's the best way to maintain immersion in an MMO?

Klei Entertainment's Kris Ruff once tweeted about game design term I've never heard before but whose description I most definitely recognized when another dev recently elevated it back into my feed: empathy degradation. Essentially, Ruff was describing the whittling away of immersion and the "illusion of life" for the player, particularly when it comes to […]

Massively Overthinking: The worst chat in the MMORPG genre

The first rule of MMORPGs is turn off global chat. Think about that for a sec. This is a genre that is expressly multiplayer and social, where one of the best parts is that we're supposed to be able to connect to people all over the world. And we tell our newbies to turn off […]

World of Tanks collabs with Swedish metal band Sabaton for a music video and in-game event

It's time once again for World of Tanks and a band to come together to mesh online vehicular battling and music. In a similar vein to the game's collaboration with Korn, the Swedish metal band Sabaton will once again be featured in WOT (having done so twice before) in both in-game event form and music […]

Destiny 2 elaborates on adjustments coming to Trials of Osiris on September 10

A number of things were unleashed upon Destiny 2 fans during the game's showcase presentation, including the next expansion, the launch of the Season of the Lost, and the game's 30th anniversary pack among them. One the things that were touched on briefly was a revamp coming to the Trials of Osiris PvP activity, which […]

EverQuest II opens fresh content for Kaladin, EverQuest begins Stone Cold Summer

Daybreak's MMOs are getting love this week. Not only did PlanetSide 2 get a big patch, DC Universe Online get a new episode, and Aliens Firetime Elite finally launch, but the studio has updated EverQuest and EverQuest II in varying degrees. To wit: EverQuest II has updated with a random assortment of bug fixes and […]

SMITE has launched the new hunter Charybdis and kicks off its latest Odyssey major event

We knew that she was coming, and now players of SMITE can become the whirlpool as the hunter character Charybdis officially arrived to the MOBA this past Tuesday. Charybdis wields a ravenous weapon known as the Maw, with an ultimate ability that unleashes a devastating strike that becomes immediately available for another attack if it […]

Blizzard is changing the name of Overwatch's character McCree

Over the course of the last month of the Activision-Blizzard sexual harassment and discrimination scandal, players have wondered aloud whether Blizzard would do anything to address the fact that one of Overwatch's characters, McCree, was named after a now-former employee tangled up in the accusations. Jesse McCree was one of three prominent developers ousted from […]

DC Universe Online's House of Legends launches new hub, episode, and allies system

As promised, Daybreak pushed House of Legends to the DC Universe Online live servers this week. It's a freebie episode for everyone. The episode adds the titular new hub in The Bleed, the new allies system, new dailies, updated queue UI, and the updated Superman Classic content. "Answer The Monitor's call and travel to his […]

Fallout 76 outlines what will happen when the Nuclear Winter battle royale mode goes offline

With Fallout 76's Nuclear Winter battle royale mode shutting down this fall, fans of the mode may be wondering what happens next or whether cosmetics that were unique to the mode will be making a comeback. A number of those questions were answered in the game's latest Inside the Vault news post. Cosmetics from Nuclear […]

Grab a Skydome starter pack key courtesy of Gamigo and MOP

Skydome is Gamigo's latest multiplayer title; it's a 4v4 multiplayer hybrid MOBA/tower defense title that just hit early access. To celebrate the release and give players a leg up, the studio is treating our readers to a starter pack key giveaway! Here's what the key unlocks: • Champion Skin Fragments to choose your favourite skin […]

Fortnite hosts in-game Martin Luther King Jr. exhibit, doubles down on Impostors Trials

This might be one of the weirder but more important online gaming promotions we've seen all year: Fortnite is collaborating with TIME Studios for an "interactive experience" in the game that focuses on civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his life's work. "Celebrate the life and work of Nobel Peace Prize recipient […]

Guild Wars 2 sets Festival of the Four Winds for next week as players grump over anniversary sales and birthday gifts

Earlier this week, just ahead of the game's ninth anniversary, Guild Wars 2 dropped a fresh roadmap to get us through the fall. Your eyeballs were probably busy looking for the dates for the various End of Dragons beta events, but you might also have noticed that ArenaNet was planning to roll out its usual […]

The Elder Scrolls Online offers extra rewards for players going back to its original adventures

While there's no shortage of new stuff to do right now in The Elder Scrolls Online, the latest event for the game is asking for players to go back to the old school. No, really, the oldest school available in the game. The new Year One event kicking off today is giving players a chance at […]

Path of Exile players rejoice over new item filter update patch

Path of Exile has had a bit of a controversial summer thanks to the much-needed powercreep-smooshing Expedition expansion and subsequent drop in player numbers. This week's interim update probably won't be a sea change for the title, but it's worth noting all the same. The 3.15.3 update does address gobs of bugs, including bugs with […]

Dauntless adds a new Hunting Ground, new Hunt Pass, and refreshed repeaters in today's update

As a long time Dauntless player, one of the game's most underwhelming weapons has been the ranged repeaters; shooting monsters with a pair of pistols should have been cool, but their modular design and weak damage output made them overall a letdown. So consider me (and perhaps other Slayers) intrigued by the update arriving today, […]

Bless Unleashed PC says it's cracking down on cheaters and RMT

Bless Unleashed's PC updates just keep coming – both the content kind and the administrative kind. First, Round8 has addressed the "large amount of reports related to illegal programs" being made by the community. "As a result, we have further strengthened our monitoring of the use of illegal programs," the studio says. "The use of […]

Steam mysteriously bans two Chinese MMOARPGs

Strange things are apparently afoot in the dark recesses of Steam's MMO section. MMO Fallout reports this week that Valve mysteriously delisted two titles that may be the same game (based on the art assets) and weren't being played by anyone. The titles in question were God of Flame and Legend MMO, both of which […]

Niantic finally reverted the Pokemon GO COVID interaction radius after player boycott

It seems the blowback from the Pokemon GO community in response to Niantic's gym/Pokestop situation had some teeth after all. While the community – and we – had championed for COVID-related changes to stay long before the details appeared, Niantic's nerfing of interaction distance was never something we thought would be among the first bonuses […]