Star Wars: The Old Republic fans eager to hear a detailed roadmap for the game’s 2019 run are bound to be disappointed by BioWare’s response on the matter. The studio said that it doesn’t have any plans to release such a roadmap in the near future, mostly because it’s been delivering “more visibility” via public test server previews. That said, the game’s community manager did deliver this New Hope to players: “5.10.1 is on PTS now, which you already know. That will come out in the next couple of weeks, more details on timing this week. After 5.10.1 is out the door, look for details on 5.10.2 going to PTS. We are still locking down details so I can’t announce anything just yet, but we fully intend to be at SW Celebration this year. Which seems like a great place to reveal more details on what is coming this year.” The drive to know more about the future of the game is especially high these days with the anticipation of a new … [Read more...] about SWTOR avoids a formal 2019 roadmap but gives a peek at what’s to come
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RuneScape is officially 18 years old, old enough to vote and in many countries even drink, but Jagex today announced that its flagship title is entering adulthood at an all-time high. According to the Cambridge developer, RuneScape is enjoying its strongest year to date, with more than five million downloads on Old School RuneScape on iOS and Android since launch. In addition to this record, RuneScape is also enjoying the highest paid membership total over the Christmas period since 2008, while lifetime revenue for RuneScape surpassed $1 billion. Jagex CEO Phil Mansell said: “2018 was a fantastic year for our RuneScape games, which have truly come of age. The franchise has been growing consistently for five years, and we’ve seen a surge of further community growth with the move to mobile. Old School RuneScape’s successful mobile launch was made possible by our incredible team who’ve been able to make this classic game play smoothly in a … [Read more...] about RuneScape Celebrates 18th Birthday At All-Time High
The Atomic Shop is the premium currency "mall" in Fallout 76. Players use real world money to purchase the virtual currency called Atoms, though Atoms can also be earned in-game. Currently, players can purchase 500 Atoms for about $5, 1100 Atoms for $9.99, 2400 Atoms for about $20 and 5000 Atoms for $40. Wily holiday elves on the Fallout 76 Reddit, however, are none too happy about the prices for limited time Christmas items (and others) in the shop. Here are a few examples: Bundle: Comin' to Town with decorations and Mr. / Mrs. Claus outfits - $20 (this is, by the way, a price reduction) Christmas emote package - $20 Red Rocket Mega Sign -- $17.75 Lucky5150 wrote on Reddit: Most of us agree that the pricing is out of hand in the atom shop. but this santa outfit set just dropped at $20.00. That's $20.00... 1/3 of the full game. Twice as much as most DLCs combined. I don't know how else to express it. Far Harbor took me like 2 months to complete alone, and i'm pretty sure I paid … [Read more...] about Fallout 76 Players Balking at Limited Time Atomic Shop Package Pricing
[Source: Pixabay] Even just one year ago, if you’d told me that we’d be playing console games on our smartphones and tablets, I wouldn’t have believed you. Or, if I had, I would have assumed it to be some sort of streaming service. But, here we are, playing Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on devices small enough to fit into our pockets, whilst consoles like Nintendo’s wildly popular portable Switch console become the fastest selling console in US history. It’s a fundamental shift for a business which has always been home-hardware first, with manufacturers putting their best efforts into home consoles and considering mobile hardware second. I mean, Microsoft has never released a portable console, leaving Nintendo to absolutely dominate the space for decades with only a little competition from Sony. But what got us to a point of gaming going mobile at an increasingly rapid rate? Well, there are two major forces: [Source: Pixabay] … [Read more...] about What Created Today’s Mobile Gaming Revolution?
I have seen the question “What happened to Lion’s Arch” asked frequently in Lion’s Arch map chat in the last few weeks. I will gladly give you an answer here: Scarlet happened. But as I was thinking about how to explain the happenings in as few words as possible (the chat in Guild Wars 2 does not really allow for lengthy replies), I realized that since launch, a lot more has happened to Lion’s Arch. Usually nothing this big, but still big enough to show you here. So before we get to the most recent “happening” (also known as the destruction of Lion’s Arch), let me take you back in time. A word of warning, this post will be picture-heavy and you may have to scroll quite a bit. ;) Guild Wars 2 launched in August 2012, but before that, players who had pre-purchased the game got to participate in the so-called “BWEs” (beta weekend events). During one BWE in April 2012, I went through Lion’s Arch to take the first screenshot … [Read more...] about Lion’s Arch: A look at what’s happened to the city