September is shaping up to be a fantastic month for MMORPG players. There’s plenty of titles hitting early access, closed betas or launching in full. Below are the top 5 MMORPG games launching in September 2019 that we’re hyped about. 1) Eternal Magic MMORPG Closed Beta Test First up on September 4th, is the beginning of the closed beta test for upcoming free to play MMORPG, Eternal Magic. Eternal Magic from the outside looks like your typical run-of-the-mill classic theme park fantasy MMORPG, and that’s because most of what the game offers is exactly that. There are a few interesting features perhaps, for example, while the game caters to both PvE and PvP, it’s the player versus player game modes that are receiving a lot of marketing push. This MMO will feature 80 player Guild Wars, open world pk-ing in certain zones and a MOBA mode, which lets you plays exactly like a game of DOTA or League of Legends, and that’s possible because Eternal Magic does have … [Read more...] about 5 Big MMORPG Launches Coming In September 2019!
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As we do every year, today we’re going to peek back at the horrifying outcomes of last year’s MOP staff predictions for the genre and the games within it to determine how well we did. After all, what would be the fun of making predictions if we couldn’t giggle over our guesses a year later? So did we nail it or fail it? And did you fare better? Let’s find out. World of Warcraft and Blizzard Andrew: “World of Warcraft’s next expansion will exist, but not do as well as the previous ones as the mighty Titan has fallen, but people will still come back and enjoy it for a month or so before waiting for another major update while they play other games.” In fact it did rather well in terms of sales, even setting a sales record for the game, though that’s partly down to its now-global rollouts. Bree: “World of Warcraft’s expansion will do much better than Legion. We won’t see Classic in 2018, however … [Read more...] about Ask Mo: The hits and misses of Massively OP’s 2018 predictions
Valve's Steam platform has emerged as an unexpected beneficiary of China's sweeping video game approval freeze. While Steam was never officially approved in China, it hasn't been officially censored either. The gray space the platform occupies has made it an attractive refuge for both Chinese gamers and developers who have grown frustrated with the ongoing game approval freeze which domestic platforms like Tencent's WeGame must honor. While a variant of Steam does have Chinese approval, it only supports Dota 2. The global version of Steam took off in China only recently, with the explosive growth of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) in 2017. Since then, over 30 million Chinese users have registered and are active on the platform. That represents ~25% of Steam's total registered accounts and is a large enough pool to attract even Chinese indie devs frustrated with the local game freeze. A recently released Chinese indie title, The Scroll of Taiwu, was recently listed on Steam and … [Read more...] about Steam Benefits From China’s Video Gaming Crackdown
Last month, Valve had finally announced the release date for their new card game Artifact, which will be launching on Steam on November 28th with a retail price of $20. In a recent interview, Valve discusses what to expect from the game, namely that all cards can only be obtained by real money purchases through in-game microtransactions, or through other players by buying on the Steam marketplace or trading directly with each other. That means essentially, there are no free-to-play mechanics in obtaining cards other than the initial 2 starter decks and 10 randoms packs that you receive upon purchase of the game. Richard Garfield, who is the lead game designer on Artifact and most known for his involvement in the creation of the extremely popular Magic: The Gathering, explains his decision to eliminate the F2P grind. "Free play always comes along with suboptimal experiences, because you have to sacrifice something for free play. What we were after was something where you could shift … [Read more...] about Valve’s Artifact to Feature No F2P Elements Whatsoever
Valve's first new game release since 2013 finally has a release date. Artifact, a Dota 2 themed digital card game, will be launching on November 28th, 2018 and will release with 280 cards. Unlike Hearthstone, Shadowverse, and practically every other digital card game, Artifact will be an actual trading card game - meaning players actually be able to buy/sell/trade cards on the Steam Community Marketplace. While most digital card games have opted to go with the free to play model, Artifact will cost $20 upfront and will monetize with micro-transactions. If you're interested in learning what Artifact is all about check out PCGamer's in-depth explanation of the game. FacebookTwitterReddit Related … [Read more...] about Valve’s Digital Card Game Artifact Launching In November For $20