Every time I see and learn more about Dual Universe, I have that feeling that this may be The One. The one I have been waiting for. The one that lets my sandbox dreams run wild and unfetter my creativity. The one that feels like a glorious merging of Landmark and Star Citizen. I am so excited that this may be the game I can delve into and build that virtual life/operation/empire that has been waiting so long to be realized. And recently, I got to see and learn more. I sat down with Baptiste Agati, game designer, and Olivier Derache, marketing & PR manager, for an interview and demo of the space sandbox’s almost alpha 1 build that opens its doors today. And yes, it all made me much more excited. What’s new? Plenty. Since the last time we spoke, Derache said the team has been dedicated to making a full gameplay loop. As the rest of the Alpha 1 players join in, they’ll get to enjoy the changes to planetary scale and ship build size (bigger is better!), the starter … [Read more...] about Previewing Dual Universe’s bigger, better alpha experience – including crafting
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Massively OP’s Justin Olivetti has a provocative article on his personal gaming blog, Bio Break, this week on MMORPG housing. “I once again wonder why open world housing is this holy grail that some players and developers seem hellbent on chasing,” he writes. “It’s an ideal, a beautiful mirage couched in the notion of players inhabiting the very world they play, allowing them to stroll through neighborhoods of fellow adventurer’s homes and basking in the connectivity of it all. Yet it’s a failed experiment, one that is proven time and again to have far more drawbacks than benefits.” After listing off his complaints with the mechanic, he ultimately concludes that “we simply don’t need fixed open world housing, even in sandboxes.” But being Justin, he also asked for feedback on why the joys are worth the drawbacks – and how to fix the system so it works instead of running off the rails. That’s just what … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: Is open-world housing really a ‘failed’ MMORPG experiment?
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Online shopping – two words that many people get excited about, and sometimes even cancel other plans for, especially around *this* time of the year. The holidays bring with them a load of offers, discounts, and special deals for shopaholics all over the world. And how can the fun loving people of the world miss out on them? :) Check out this quick fun fact: Research indicates that “shopping has a direct effect on the brain’s pleasure centers. It can flood the brain with dopamine, similar to the way a drug addict experiences a fix.” Shopping is almost like a ritual for some people. And I’m not just talking about the regular brick and mortar stores. When I say shopping, in this digital era, I also mean online shopping. We are living in the age of digital buying. As a matter of fact, according to the Mintel Online Shopping US 215 Report, almost 70% of adults in the US shop online at least once in a month. Another one-third of them shop online once in … [Read more...] about 6 Smart Ways of Shopping Online With Safety & Security
Remember when Amazon and eBay dominated the online store market with their user data to create recommendation for others? Those are things of the 1990s. “Social shopping” is the buzz word now. Before I give more insight on this, let me ask you Do you know about Groupon? A group coupon company which was launched in 2008, with 35 million registered users, is a part of group shopping sites. So, now let’s get into real shopping deal her: What is social shopping? Instead of giving you recommendations and opinions based on third-person data, social shopping uses recommendations, reviews and products purchased by your friends. This matters a lot when you are have to make up your mind between 3 different digital camera models. You can learn more about it Social shopping here. We are social animals. We don’t get emotionally connected with algorithms, but we just do fine in that regards with friends. What’s Happening Now? With recommendation shopping growing … [Read more...] about Social Shopping – Trends and Trend Setters