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Massive Quake Champions Patch Adds B.J Blazkowicz From Wolfenstien

Id Software and Sabre Interactive rolled out a massive patch for Quake Champions that should make returning testers and new players very happy. The E3 patch adds a brand new champion – the nazi slaying B.J Blazkowicz from the Wolfenstein series. Alongside B.J’s debut in QC this patch also adds 3 new maps for various modes, the much requested “custom games” option for parties of players and so so much more content than can fit into a single paragraph. B.J’s kit includes the ability to dual wield any weapon...

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Free To Play Car Combat MMO Crossout Enters Open Beta This Tuesday

Crossout Gaijin Entertainment’s post-apocalyptic car combat MMO leaves Early Access and enters open beta this Tuesday. Set two decades after a catastrophic event known as the titular cross out society has traded in an armored vehicle with auto canons for the family sedan. Offering a heavy focus on vehicle customization, Player Vs Environment combat and PVP action it sounds like the game has a lot to offer. Like other MMORPGs Crossout uses a crafting system which allows...

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Quake Champions Open Beta Impressions

The Quake franchise was once a multiplayer staple during the early 1990s and while the franchise has tried to reinvent itself twice in the mid-2000s it has been almost a decade since we heard from this formally prominent frag fest. Now id Software in collaboration with Sabre Interactive and publisher Bethesda are preparing to bring back Quake for a new generation with the open beta of Quake Champions which launches this weekend. Bethesda was courteous enough to...

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New Mode Arrives With Free To Play Update For DropZone, Due Out Next Week

The most requested mode from the DropZone community has been the addition of a mode where players control only a single unit in this unique RTS / MOBA hybrid rather than the usual trio of playable units. The developers at Sparkypants have heard their communities’ request and are set to deliver. Over the next two weeks Sparkypants will rollout two significant updates to DropZone that will provide new ways for existing players to enjoy the game as...

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Quake Champions Newest Hero, Anarki, Is Totally 90s

The latest champion revealed for Bethesda / id Software’s Free-to-play FPS Quake Champions is Anarki – a hover board skating, transhumanism punk who appears to embrace the 90s surfer attitude alongside old school FPS action. Anarki’s active ability is health injection which allows him to gain a temporary health boost, which would be great to use right after taking a rocket to the fact. His passive, Hoverboard Air Control appears to allow him to traverse small distances...

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The Secret World Ditches MMO Genre & Resets Servers, Community Rages

Funcom has been in the news recently thanks to the success of Conan Exhiles and how that titles literally saved them from bankruptcy but the developer / publisher isn’t busy enjoying “what’s best in life” because they’ve massively upset the hardcore player base of The Secret World by announcing a complete server wipe & genre change for the 5 year old MMO. Early yesterday morning Funcom released a press release, teaser trailer and a series of developer...

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Six Minutes of Quake Champions Footage Reveal New Hero Details

Quake Champions was playable this weekend at the Penny Arcade Expo in Boston and fans had the chance to try out the game for themselves. Included in the demonstration version of the game were playable heroes who have been confirmed but not fully revealed on the game’s official website. One such hero – Clutch, described as the “Awakened Automaton” is briefly shown on the character select screen of Youtuber CamerBOwen’s seven minute off screen video taken at...

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Unreal Tournament’s January 2017 Patch Is Here

The Unreal Tournament franchise might not have the staying power it once had – dominating the team based arena combat genre alongside Quake Tournament III in the early 00s but a dedication group of fans & a small time of developers at Epic Games have been hard at work on the next entry in the franchise for several years. The latest patch for the currently in development free to play online shooter brings a collection of community...

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Free Version of Project Cars Available On Steam In North America

Project Cars Pagani Edition allows players to enjoy a limited racing experience featuring cars from vehicles from manufacturer Pagani. This free version allows racers to experience the thrills of Project Cars with access to three unique tracks and five cars. In terms of vehicles available the following Pagani cars will be available in Project Cars Pagani Edition –  They are the Pagani Huayra, Huayra BC, Zonda Cinque, Zonda R, and Zonda Revolucion. Driving these supercars gives drivers just a small taste...

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Hunger Dungeon is now on Steam Greenlight

I like survival games. Day Z, and ARK, are a part of my regular rotation of play. I like even more the battle royal homages, that usually come with these games. Games like H1Z1 King of the Kill, and The Culling have spilt these off in to their own games, with great success. Now its time to see if that formula can transition to the world of low-rez 2d. The game PQUBE Ltd is bringing its game Hunger...

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Skyforge’s BATTLE OF EQUALS EVENT BEGINS today

Developer Allods Team and global publisher My.com have today released the Battle of Equals Tournament! Fight on equal footing, with or against your friends, to prove who truly has the skills to become the best player in Skyforge. In the upcoming weeks, players will be participating in 3v3 matches in which the playing field is normalized like never before, to let skill be the true deciding factor in this almighty competition. Updates coming with the game include: Battle...

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Riders of Icarus gets a new Trailer

Nexon releases new video today for Riders of Icarus . The MMORPG fantasy is currently in closed beta and will begin its open beta as of 6 July 2016. In the meantime, players can now purchase their Founder’s Pack here for a limited time. The servers in the closed beta will remain open until 29 June.  In Riders of Icarus, players roam picturesque regions in order to save humanity from an ancient evil that resurfaces: their combat...

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Free To Play MMORPG APB Reloaded Launches On Xbox One

Free-to-play MMORPG APB Reloaded is making its way to Microsoft’s Xbox One with a release this week available freely for Xbox Live Gold Members. Set in the near future city of San Paro players are given the choice between two different, “Enforcers” who uphold the laws of San Paro while the “Criminals” aim to cause as much mayhem across the cityscape as possible. These two factions can their grudge into Player vs Player battles that take the form of 50 vs 50 player missions...

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Shinigami Battle Dragons In The Bleach X Puzzles & Dragons Crossover

Popular mobile game Puzzles & Dragons opens their door to the Soul Society from Weekly Shonen Jumps long running franchise Bleach in a special two week event. Players will be able to explore several bleach themed dungeons ranging from the intermediate difficulty all the way up to mythic difficulty in their quest to take out the 13 royal guard squads. A rare egg machine has been added that gives players the chance to score some Bleach characters...

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Warframe – Proving F2P Can Work

Author’s note: The free-to-play pricing model I discuss here is in regards to games that can be played without spending any money, rather than the label that MMORPG games use when they don’t require a subscription fee (but still do require an initial purchase). I will also be intentionally not talking about the majority of gameplay, to instead focus on Warframe’s free-to-play aspect. It’s not uncommon for the gaming community to dismiss a title, even if it looks...

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