Posts Tagged ‘Jagex’

Here’s What Transformers Universe Plays Like As A ‘MOTA’

If you shorten this game's name, it becomes Transformers U, which sounds like a sitcom dramedy starring Transformers. Now *that's* a game I'd play.

I still don’t know what MOTA stands for. I mean, obviously it’s a play on MOBA, but is Jagex branding Transformers Universe as a Multiplayer Online Transformer Arena, or is there more to it than that? Is MOTA supposed to sound like “motor” when said aloud? Is it also “atom” spelled backward on purpose? We’re still in the dark (of the moon) on so much. But today we’re at least getting a look at oneĀ sorta important aspect of the MMO-abruptly-turned-battle-arena: how it, you know, plays. Unsurprisingly, you can turn into a car, so it’s a MOBA with mobility or something (hah). Also, it looks rather action-y compared to the likes of LoL and DOTA, something that stands to set it apart at least a little. Go below for two new trailers.

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Autobots Rock’n’Roll Out: Transformers Universe

Off the back of news that Jagex’s Transformers MMO has bumblebeen re-imagined as a MOBAy thing comes a noisy old trailer full of big metal things hitting other big metal things. It also features several Notimus Primes and Megishtrons, suggesting that the game will be perfectly accommodating to anyone who prefers a simulacrum of their most beloved Cybertronians to playing with more bespoke bots.
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Transformers: Universe MMO Transforms Into “MOTA”

We need a summit, where all game developers of the world gather together and decide on an agreed genre title for DOTA-clones. There’s MOBA, there’s ARTS, “hero-brawler”… We all have to agree on just one. In the meantime, Jagex, they behind the monolithic Runescape, have declared that their mysteriously silent Transformers Universe has chi-cha-cha-cho-chood from an MMO to one of whatever they’re called. In their case, a “Massively Online Tactical Action game”.

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Battlestar Evelikia: Entropy

Claiming that your game “brings fast, real-time, player-controlled space combat to the space MMO genre for the first time” is probably not the wisest opening salvo, because… Well, I’m not sure it really needs saying. Instead I’ll say that this post brings human-written words to the videogaming blogging genre for the first time and see how seriously you take me.

Such marketingballs aside, Entropy, a space MMO from the creators of Battlestar Galactica Online, sounds like the right stuff – a poppier, glossier, dogfightier Eve, perhaps. It’s out on Early Access now.
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Give8-Bit Collates Videogame Charity Campaigns

A nice thing, probably.

More and more people are using videogames as a medium through which to support charities. As reported by Wired, Give8-Bit is a YouTube channel designed to act as a hub for highlighting videogame-powered charitable campaigns and documenting their impact.

Come watch the launch video of game developers who are doing nice things, and of Ian Livingstone in a choir.

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Runescape Is Back, Back! BACK!


Jagex send word that their third iteration of the enormously popular fantasy MMO – Runescape 3 – has materialised on this internet, right here. The game is kicking off with a ten-week event, in which the players must battle for “Lumbridge”. That might not sound very glamorous, but it gives players the chance to work together in PvP activities, with the ultimate goal of being champion of the event, and actually changing stuff in the world. Jagex explain: “You’ll be able to join one of the two factions, and to collect divine tears – fragments of condensed, Guthixian energy that can be gathered through combat and skilling, both on the battlefield and off.” Unpronounceable energies are the best kind.

Lovely trailer below.
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Runed Awakening: Runescape 3 On 22nd Of July


“Runescape, eh?” I say, to the cold silence of the RPS virtual office. No one is listening. And, well, cards on the table: none of us have ever played Runescape. Adam was living in the jungle at the time, Alec was trapped inside a Micro-ATX case in a cupboard at Future Publishing, and I hadn’t yet taken material form out of my constituent angry ghosts from a haunted house in Kent. No, we do not know the ways of Runescape. Which makes writing a pithy intro about the arrival of the third game a little tricky. How am I doing? Ok then. What I do know is that it’s being in delivered in HTML5, meaning it can actually be pretty impressive in a browser, and that it’s happening on the 22nd. These things, and more, are discussed in the dating trailer, which you can see below.
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