Gazillion is back in the news, for a short time at least. CCP takes a jab at Star Citizen, but it’s all light-hearted fun, and the Pokemon GO Population goes up for the summer. There’s all of that and more in this week’s MMO Money, the weekly gaming business news report. Trion Buys Gazillion Assets In an interview with VentureBeat, Trion World’s CEO Scott Hartsman revealed that the company has purchased what remains of Gazillion’s assets. The goal isn’t to revive Marvel Heroes, though fans of the game are hopeful this could happen. They were specifically interested in Gazillion’s tools that will help them with the publishing side of things. In the VentureBeat article, it says “We‘ve built an amazing ecosystem in support of our games and those we’ve published. We’re excited to add more tools to our library in order to embolden our teams and partners to create truly fantastic games,” said Hartsman. … [Read more...] about MMO Money: Gazillion Assets Sold and Pokemon Go Population Goes Up
Play SWTOR for freeTalk about putting all of your eggs into one basket. While BioWare is nominally working on both the next Dragon Age title and Star Wars: The Old Republic, Kotaku reports that most of the studio’s personnel and resources are being devoted to the development of 2019’s multiplayer Anthem. The outlet said that it had spoken with several unnamed sources close to the project that say BioWare is staking its future on Anthem as the studio continues to reassign employees to this title. “There’s a belief that if Anthem doesn’t live up to EA’s expectations, BioWare will look very different in the future, especially after the disappointment of Mass Effect Andromeda led to EA absorbing BioWare Montreal into the studio EA Motive,” the article said. SWTOR players may have reason to be concerned over the future of their MMO in light of rumors that BioWare is considering shuttering the title. Kotaku said there is no definite decision as of … [Read more...] about BioWare shifts resources to Anthem and debates SWTOR’s future
Play Elder Scrolls OnlineWith Summerset on the horizon, ZeniMax is shifting around just what goes into Elder Scrolls Online’s base package, according to a dev post published this morning. For starters, the Tamriel Unlimited name that’s been used for the base game since it went sub-optional is being dropped, replaced with the Morrowind tag. “This means that moving forward, if you purchase this new base game – The Elder Scrolls Online, not The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – it will include the Morrowind Chapter,” says the studio. Of course, if you’re preordering Summerset, you get Morrowind for free anyway. Much of Morrowind’s content, including the zone and the Warden class, will move to the cash shop when Summerset launches on May 21st. Do note that means you can buy and play the Warden without paying for the entirety of Morrowind (or vice versa). PvP battlegrounds, however, will be granted to everyone for free, whether you … [Read more...] about Elder Scrolls Online is opening up PvP battlegrounds to everyone, whether you’ve bought Morrowind or not
Note: This post was originally made on my Tumblr, but I figured I’d share it here as well. I’ve seen this question bounce around a few times since the announcement of Battle For Azeroth. So I figured I’d do my share of clearing up a misconception. The Horde and Alliance didn’t team up to fight the Burning Legion. They tried. Namely the Assault on the Broken Shore. It ended with the Horde retreating after their Warchief was fatally injured and the Alliance losing another King of Stormwind. After that, the joint efforts collapsed since the Alliance blamed the Horde for the death of Varian, and the Horde has pretty much run out of fucks to give about reaching out to an Alliance that constantly blames them for crap going wrong. Without the Horde and Alliance willing to work together to fight the Burning Legion, the duty fell instead to the Class Orders to rally their ranks and push back the Legion. Hence why the Armies of Legionfall banner … [Read more...] about Why ARE the Horde & Alliance Fighting After Teaming Up to Fight the Legion?
Browser push notifications have become a mainstream solution for bloggers & websites owners to bring back their one-time visitors and convert them into steady readers. However, many newbies who are using these services (like PushEngage, Letreach, Pushcrew, or any other) make a major mistake of not setting up their Firebase messaging key. This becomes a big problem when switching push notification providers. Here at ShoutMeLoud, I use PushEngage for sending push notifications & they are pretty solid. I have already shared a detailed guide on setting up push notifications for your website with PushEngage over here. If you haven’t done that yet, you should do it right away. But in this tutorial, we will look at setting up a Firebase project server key & project ID. Now the obvious question is: Why do we need to do this? Setting up your own Firebase Cloud Messaging sender ID is very important. When you are using the default key of your push … [Read more...] about How To Set Up Firebase Messaging Key For Web Push Notifications