Final Fantasy XIV stole the weekend if not the week by dropping a ton of new Shadowbringers info at the Paris Fan Festival. If you haven’t checked out our XIV columnist’s coverage yet, you should, as the game we named MMORPG of 2018 revealed the Gunbreaker job, new zone, new beast tribe, and new bunnygirls race. Meanwhile, millions of people showed up to watch Fortnite’s first in-game concert, Fallout 76 sunk to new lows, Anthem kicked off its public demo, PlanetSide Arena began closed beta, and Guild Wars 2 compensated the innocent players it punished back in 2018 after a player used the GDPR to prove the company’s error. Read on to catch up with the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions today as every Sunday in Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers launches July 2 with Gunbreaker job and playable Viera - We still don't know where we're going for Final Fantasy XIV: … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers’ new class and race, Fortnite’s mega concert
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Slightly embarrassing story time: One of my favorite things to do in classic Star Wars Galaxies was sing. Yes, musicians and dancers were technically restricted to playing in-game music and dancing in-game dances, but the emote system also included singing emotes, complete with specially formatted music-themed chat bubbles. So instead of just standing there while people watched/listened to you for healing and buffs, you could belt out song lyrics. I prewrote all mine so they would be in time with the song flourishes and be properly spaced out so as not to spam. It was my “thing” for a while, but really a lot of people put on shows like mine. I went to some huge choreographed music festivals. Our player city had a local music troupe made up of members of a friendly guild. We even put on several well-attended theater productions. All this popped into my brain after I read that DJ Marshmello is doing a concert in Fortnite this weekend. Some folks are marveling at the … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: Have you ever been to a concert in an MMO?
Last week, we introduced the first part of our guide to the best upcoming, in-development indie MMORPGs — yes, the list was so long that we had to split it lest our CMS explode! So this week we’re back with the other half of our list, a quick and dirty guide to many of the indie MMORPGs in development and some of the key points about each. Hint: We’re not asking whether they are a sandbox with open world PvP because of course they are. As a side note, we won’t be covering most of the survival sandbox and mere multiplayer titles, as that would be too great for the scope of this guide. And if you’re interested in these games, then you’ll definitely want to track our Make My MMO and Betawatch columns. On with part two! The brainchild of ex-SOE CEO John Smedley, Hero’s Song is a mash-up of MMO, action RPGs, and customizable worlds that are influenced by which gods are selected to influence them. Pixel art and a 2-D isometric … [Read more...] about Massively OP’s guide to the best upcoming indie MMORPGs, part two
Play Champs Online for freeIf you’ve been around the MMORPG ‘verse for a while, you surely remember August 30th, 2009, when Champions Online launched with its ill-fated day-one patch that essentially nerfed player abilities to slow down game progression, to much player outcry. Of course, Cryptic’s second superhero MMO has come a long way in time since those days – nine years, to be precise – which means it’s time for birthday shenanigans. “On August 30, Cryptic Studios’ free-to-play super hero-themed MMORPG celebrates nine years of development. In honor of this exciting milestone, the Champions Online team will host a month-long celebration, featuring a giant cake, exciting challenges for rewards and for the first time ever, CATS! From now through September 27, Champions can risk one of their nine lives to participate in the game’s newest mission, to rescue stray cats from trees throughout Millennium City.” They’re … [Read more...] about Champions Online turns nine with concerts, cake, and cat-rescuing missions
Our lives are becoming addicted to our laptops, mobiles, tablets and other gadgets. Smart technologies get smarter, and a new IT certainty must grow with technological designs and stages to sustain the innovation of a digitally associated world. One of the paramount means for those concerned with technology to progress their careers is to attend world-class technology conferences. It provides leading figures with the opportunity to learn from world-class speakers, and to link with business influencers. But finding exactly the right tech event to attend can be difficult, so is a description presenting only the top of the top tech events happening in 2016. Top Tech Events of 2016 1. Digital Publishing Innovation Summit: Venue: NY, NY Opening Date: 7/13/2016 Ticket Price: $600-$1595 Book your seat 2. The Future of Food: The Future of Food allows participants to see the latest business models for the distribution and consumption of modern food. Troublesome tools are … [Read more...] about Upcoming 2016 Tech Conferences Guide