Earlier today we heard the news of Rend servers consolidating, and that definitely raised a few eyebrows. In fact, we noted, “It’s not exactly a good sign that the game is already downsizing before it’s even left early access.” So about that… Rend isn’t an early access game anymore! I just sat down this afternoon with Frostkeep Studios’ Jeremy Wood and Michele Cagle to talk about the survival game, and the first thing they told me is that it launches today, which is obviously going to come as a big surprise since it’s not really that common for games to surprise-launch on a Friday afternoon. But when the servers come back online after today’s big update, Rend will be a live, launched game. To celebrate launch, the game will be on sale for $9.99 on Steam until April 26th, 2019. That’s 20 bucks off. If either price or early access has kept you out of the game, there is no better time than now to dive in and give the … [Read more...] about The Survivalist: Surprise! Rend launches today with a $9.99 sale as Frostkeep teases new game
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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