Closed Beta For FPS Western Brawler Sky Noon Begins Today Howdy partners! If you like Western themed games or FPS brawlers, we’ve got good news. The second Closed Beta for the upcoming first person action brawler Sky Noon begins today! Starting today at “high noon” (12:00PM PDT) through May 25 at 12:00 PM PDT, participants can take part in the beta test by joining the official Sky Noon Discord Channel and authorize the key bot in the channel. Sky Noon combines the fast-paced first person action with brawl play mechanics in a reimagined steampunk Wild West. For those cowboys and cowgirls still hemming and hawing over what exactly Sky Noon is, feast your eyes on this short trailer to get a run down of the game HERE: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWcogBstqtM In celebration of the Closed Beta, a Sky NoonGleam campaign has also begun! Starting today on May 23 to June 22 at 11:59PM PDT, gamers can participate in the Sky … [Read more...] about Closed Beta For FPS Western Brawler Sky Noon Begins Today
It’s happpppeeennning! City State Entertainment’s Mark Jacobs told us last night that the beta one for his RvR MMORPG Camelot Unchained’s will indeed begin today at noon. MMO vets will recall that this particular beta was originally meant to launch several years ago, but the studio pushed it off; along the way, it secured more investment, opened a second studio, hired more programmers, and refactored large chunks of its ability system. The beta date was then set for the 4th of July, but it was delayed a few extra weeks because developers needed to clean up remaining bugs to eliminate a client crash rate that was, in their words, “too damn high.” The July 31st beta date was contingent on this weekend’s testing, which was apparently a success. Do note that this is a real beta, not early access shenanigans, and there is still an NDA. Existing testers are probably going to find that not much changes for them. “As usual, we thank you for your … [Read more...] about Camelot Unchained’s beta is indeed launching today at noon
The western has been limping along for decades now, occasionally rearing its head to produce a well-loved movie or game smash hit before disappearing once more. It’s certainly one of the most-cited genres when it comes to speculating about largely unexplored spaces for MMOs, but how feasible is doing an online western RPG really? We’ve seen some titles tap into the western feel without being a true period game, such as WildStar and Fallen Earth, but no major attempt has been made to create an MMO in the wild, wild west of legend. Still, you look at how gamers flocked to Red Dead Redemption and you have to wonder if there’s potential there for something more persistent and massively multiplayer. Today I’m going to mull over the finer points as to why making a western MMO would be an incredibly challenging feat — and why it would be totally worth it if done right. Giddyup, cowpokes! 1. It’s not a major part of the culture zeitgeist As I … [Read more...] about Perfect Ten: Why making an Old West MMO would be challenging (but worth it)
“Okay. The post is done. Let’s publish it!” “Only if you don’t want anyone to see it.” “…” If you are anything like me, you don’t usually stop to consider the WHEN, just the How and Where, as you’re about to hit ‘Publish’ and/or share your post. It’s the internet. It’ll be there forever, right? Yeah. By the time your audience is up and about, it’ll be buried under piles and mounds of other content and distractions. According to data gathered from Global Web Index by We are Social, here’s how many hours-per-day people actually spend using the internet (globally): Source: Digital in 2016 reportNow, the data is also saying that over half of that time (almost two-thirds, in fact) is spent on social media: I’m not alone in my social media addiction.Count in other online activities – sharing memes, rage-fighting trolls on YouTube videos’ comment sections or … [Read more...] about When is the Best Time to Publish and Share Your Content?
Bombing Run Yesterday was an interesting day, partially because I dinged another level and am now officially in my “late thirties”. Most of the morning was spent in preparation for my wife to fly in, and doing a last minute run through the house to “pick up” a bit. Honestly this year I somehow managed to pick up successfully as I went and didn’t really hit the point where I simply stopped caring that there was a pizza box on the kitchen counter. So it really only took a few minutes, and I streamed some Warlords of Draenor while waiting. For a reason that I did not know at the time… none of my voice over was coming through in the stream, but I will get to that later. I picked up my wife around noon and we ran across town to my favorite Indian restaurant… where I proceeded to order something completely new in honor of the occasion. My standby has always been Chicken Tika Masala medium hot, and no matter how many … [Read more...] about Recording Console Games