Life is moving fast for the new archer of Black Desert Online. It feels like only yesterday that the new class was sniping its way into the game, and now it’s already getting its ascension to the ranks of awakened classes! No more stumbling about asleep while firing arrows. (Yes, we know that’s not what “awakening” means in this context; it’s just funny to think of somnambulism being co-morbid with archery.) This is particularly fortuitous when you remember that being much better at shooting arrows is the true meaning of Christmas, since the patch will also bring in BDO’s winter festivities. Some of the winter events will be on a time delay, since some don’t kick off until December 26th, but the patch contains the lot of them. So you’ll be dashing through the snow while firing off enough arrows to darken the sky. What more could you ask for? Bug fixes? Those are there, too! It’s a holiday miracle. “Like every holiday … [Read more...] about Black Desert: The Archer awakens, Grandpa Cron arrives, and Xbox One preorders are set for January 7
Paint it black by the rolling stones
The ArcheAge forum has a new letter posted from XLGames' Jake Song. In it, he mentions how shocked he was by the news that Trion had been sold to Gamigo but that he and the team will work with the new owners to "stabilize the game service & launch the 5.0 Update as quickly as possible". The letter in its entirety: Hello all, Read the community reaction on the ArcheAge site. … [Read more...] about Jake Song, ‘I Was Shocked by the News About Trion Worlds’ & ArcheAge
I think he got loose again... As the rumors predicted, “The Shattering” patch hit World of Warcraft yesterday. Last night, the excitement was almost palpable as everyone in the guild chattered on about the changes big and small. Meanwhile, my husband and I attempted to explore every corner of altered Azeroth. Let me tell you, our venture across this great expanse was a magical time of discovery and learning, and it was just simply amazing to be able to share this experience with my own back-pocket mage–er, I mean, the love of my life! All joking aside, with the changes so extensive and thorough, we weren’t able to get very far in our exploration even with his portals. There was just too much to see. As you know, Gadgetzan is now prime beach-front property… Azshara has its own rocket-coaster track… And Auberdine is completely demolished. For some reason, seeing the following made me so sad. To see that even the hippogryphs weren’t spared by the … [Read more...] about Okay, Who’s Turn Was It To Chain The Dragon Up?
According to Polish gaming magazine "Gram" (via PokemonHub), it appears that PvP will be coming to Pokemon Go by the end of this year. The magazine interviewed EMEA Marketing Manager Anne Beuttenmuller, who said, "Now we are working on the PvP mode, which will appear soon." The team is also working to introduce new Pokemon to the game as well as improve the recently released Trading Mode and "constantly improving the elements that we have available in the game". We just introduced an improvement so you can add a note to your friend. The point is that you can have many people on your friends list and do not remember who is who. You can add a comment to that person. You can also segregate your friends list. The next thing that we want to add at the end of this year is the PvP Mode. Check out the links above to learn more. What do you think of PvP in Pokemon Go? How do you suspect it might look? … [Read more...] about PvP Mode Will Be Coming By the End of the Year
A chain of business connections could have a real and dire impact on Daybreak Games Company following the freezing of company assets by the U.S. government. On April 6th, the U.S. Department of the Treasury targeted several Russian oligarchs and froze their assets due to “destabilizing activities” by these figures (including suspected interference in the 2016 U.S. election). One of the oligarchs so punished was Viktor Vekselberg, who owns the Renova Group conglomerate and its subsidiary, Columbus Nova. Columbus Nova, you may recall, is the parent company of Daybreak Games. The U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control has given Renova and other Russian companies until June 5th to “wind down operations, contracts, or other agreements” involving these figures. Between $1.5 and $2 billion assets from Vekselberg have been frozen as the result of these sanctions. It is unclear if any of Columbus Nova’s assets are part of this. Renova isn’t commenting on the … [Read more...] about Daybreak’s Russian parent company’s assets are frozen by the U.S. government