We’ve got a pair of Sea of Thieves videos floating about in the internet waters that we’ve fished out, filleted, and battered and fried with a side of thick chips. Can you tell I’m hungry right now? The first video was all about the Arena and updates planned to the game mode in both the near and long term. In the next couple of updates or so, players can expect some manner of XP-based matchmaking in order to create better and more populated matches as well as a penalty for quitting. Long-term, expect more ship types, some manner of getting additional Silver to try to keep matches close, and less lag. The second video has executive producer Joe Neate once more discussing the game’s code of conduct, paying some lip service to what is and is not accepted within the community of Sea of Thieves. It basically boils down to “don’t be a harassing jerkbiscuit, either in-game or out,” but there’s just a tiny bit more to it than that. But not much. … [Read more...] about Sea of Thieves talks Arena Mode, matchmaking, and player conduct
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So far, all we know about Apex Legends’s upcoming Battle Pass is that it exists and will be introduced to the game when its first season begins in March, but dataminers have dug up some information that suggests it will come in both free and paid varieties. This is admittedly not a particularly groundbreaking discovery — PUBG, Fortnite, and even Rocket League use similar models, and at this point it’s pretty much become the genre standard to provide paid and unpaid battle pass tiers, with the paid tiers generally providing more plentiful and/or exclusive rewards. Perhaps more interestingly, however, is the evidence suggesting that the game will be receiving a new mode tentatively known as Recruit. Analysis of the game’s code seems to indicate that this game mode will pit three teams of 20 players against one another, and reviving a downed player will recruit them onto your team. Other than that, standard battle royale rules seem to apply, and the last team … [Read more...] about Apex Legends dataminers unearth Battle Pass details, potential new game mode
As previewed, the first part of the Skybound expansion is live in MapleStory 2 today, complete with the brand-new Soul Binder class, the Sky Fortress staging ground, new faction missions and hubs, new and harder raids and dungeons, and its 1v1 arena PvP mode. Festive holiday events are live today too, along with a login bonus: “To celebrate the update, MapleStory 2 is hosting a Skybound Celebration event where Maplers level 10 and above who log-in during the first month of the update will receive 30 Elixirs, 30 Master Potions, and a Level Up Booster Ticket, which boosts combat, performance and fishing experience. Once players reached level 60, they will be able to claim additional items including a level-up potion which instantly boosts a character to level 50 and more epic rewards.” To celebrate the release, Nexon has granted Massively OP 25 Founder Pack Explorer codes for Steam worth $24.99 apiece and no longer sold; they include a month sub time, a unicorn mount, … [Read more...] about Enter to win a MapleStory 2 Founder Pack Explorer code in honor of the the Skybound expansion launch
(Update August 22, 9 pm local time: This giveaway is closed. All winners will get their codes via email, so you won’t have to do anything. Just wait a bit…) Trion has been very generous and as such, we did not only get codes for Rift, but codes for Atlas Reactor as well. In case you have not heard about the game yet, Atlas Reactor is a turn-based battle arena. It has the obligatory PvP mode, but it also has a nice PvE mode where you can either play against bots with other players or purely with and against NPCs. So even if you like such a game but do not like PvP at all, Atlas Reactor offers you the chance to enjoy it anyway. Having said that, we are giving away 10 beta codes. Atlas Reactor has a “Free Mode” which is available right now already. Download the game and play it. However, there are some restrictions. Once you buy the game, you are free from all these restrictions. Or, if you use a beta code, you are free from these restrictions throughout the beta. … [Read more...] about Atlas Reactor Giveaway: Grey’s Citadel Skin, Loot Matrices and more beta codes!
(Update: All codes are gone!!) We still have a few codes left for Atlas Reactor and since there is an expiration date attached to them (first Monday in September), of course, we would like to see them get to new owners soon! So this giveaway is a bit different from the ones we usually do. The first three people to comment here stating that they would like the codes will get them. But first, a short reminder of what these codes are about: “Atlas Reactor is a turn-based battle arena. It has the obligatory PvP mode, but it also has a nice PvE mode where you can either play against bots with other players or purely with and against NPCs. So even if you like such a game but do not like PvP at all, Atlas Reactor offers you the chance to enjoy it anyway.” (quoting myself here) If you belong to the first three people, you will get an email with three codes (for this, please make sure to enter a valid email address into the “email” field): Grey’s Citadel Skin … [Read more...] about 3 “code bundles” to give away for Atlas Reactor (all codes are gone!)