There’s a new trend in reveal-to-launch-time ratio, and we can’t say that’s a bad thin: Having less wait between learning of a game and getting to play it is a welcome shift. Nexon joined that bandwagon with its new mobile MMO AxE: Alliance vs Empire, which was just introduced to the western market last week and launches today. AxE pits the individualistic Alliance’s Titans, Archers, and Blademasters against the order-driven Empire’s Warriors, Valyries, and Mages in skirmishes across multiple world maps that culminate in 75v75 battles. Did we mention that a giant golden dragon is also participating in said battle? And all this can be played in the palm of your hand on your phone or (with really big palms) your tablet. Nexon M General Manager Tommy Lee stated, “Nexon RED has tapped the power of modern mobile devices to provide a PC and console-quality MMO experience in AxE featuring a breadth of single-player, cooperative and competitive gameplay … [Read more...] about Mobile MMO AxE: Alliance vs Empire launches today
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You might think that gathering a bunch of Fortnite players in one spot to watch a rocket launch would lead to a whole lot of players shooting one another and very little actual watching of said rocket launch. But according to Polygon, players were actually being polite and watching as everything went down. After all, there’s time to go back to royale battling after the one-time server event took place, right? No one’s going anywhere. There’s a video just below showing what the event looked like, along with some screenshots of the launch and what took place. It’s not totally clear what happened, but players will likely find out more once the game’s next seasons starts up on July 12th. We can only imagine the burst of violence on the site right after the launch. Source: Polygon; thanks to Babagra.pl for the tip!SHARE THIS ARTICLE … [Read more...] about Fortnite’s rocket launch led to players being… nice to each other
Try to hold back your shock: Sci-fi-dino-themed survival sandbox ARK Survival Evolved is really, truly, launching today, so put all those delay gripes and eternal early access jokes back in the grudge box. As of this morning, Studio Wildcard says the Xbox One download is up and running, while PS4 is lagging a few hours behind. Do remember that even on Steam, a newbie will be paying just shy of 60 bucks for the whole bundle. We’ve got a read on the new servers too: “For ARK’s launch, we plan on providing new Official Servers for the following games mode: Regular/Vanilla, Non-TEK, Primitive+, Hardcore, Isolated Clusters, NoTaming, Extinction Servers and ORP. With the bulk of the servers being focused on the vanilla game mode (Both PVP and PVE), and smaller amounts of niche servers which could be increased based on player demand. The primitive game mode will be removed in favour of the Non-TEK Tier Servers.” Want more ARK goodness? We’ll be chatting … [Read more...] about ARK Survival Evolved launches today; get caught up here with the trailer and roundup!
Darkfall New Dawn formally launches today as one of two officially licensed spinoffs of Aventurine’s classic hardcore sandbox, which went belly-up a few years ago. As we’ve previously noted, the game has multiple packages ranging from €19.99 with a €9.99 per month sub up to €74.99 with a €6.25 per month sub, so that ought to make old-school gamers happy. If you’re confused over what this version of the game has in store for you, and you probably are because this is really very much not a one-to-won remake, you should definitely zip through the new launch trailer, which Ub3rgames put together as an explainer. We’ve got that trailer below, along with our hands-on with the game, a bunch of screenies in a gallery, and a quick flip through all our coverage of New Dawn along the way. Happy launch day! The Stream Team: Peek into Darkfall New Dawn during free trial Darkfall: New Dawn tacks on titles and opens local banks … [Read more...] about Hardcore sandbox Darkfall New Dawn launches today – here’s the trailer!
The Elder Scrolls Online 2018: New Summerset Chapter Launches Today to PC/Mac Early Access Summerset is finally here! The time for new adventures in Tamriel starts now! Today, ZeniMax Online Studios released the next Chapter of The Elder Scrolls Online saga – Summerset – into PC and Mac Early Access. Players can now explore a new zone – the incredible isle of Summerset, seen for the first time since 1994’s The Elder Scrolls: Arena, a new story line, a new Psijic Order Skill Line, a new crafting ability – Jewelry Crafting, and much more, including all of the new upgrades and features of Update 18. ESO: Summerset will fully launch for PC, Mac, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on June 5. For all of the details on ESO: Summerset, please visit story on the ESO site: https://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/26397 Check out the PC Launch Cinematic Trailer here: https://youtu.be/rIcRYUGNhJk … [Read more...] about The Elder Scrolls Online 2018: New Summerset Chapter Launches Today to PC/Mac Early Access