Posts Tagged ‘nexon’

Ghost In The Shell: First Assault Slips Into Open Beta

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – First Assault Online [official site] is a long name. Too long, in fact, so I’m going to call it by the more palatable acronym GITS-SAC-FAO for the rest of this article. Anyway, GITS-SAC-FAO has left paid Early Access and is in free-to-play open beta ahead of a full free-to-play launch this week.

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Riders of Icarus Beta Lets You Tame Dragons, Realize Your Wildest High-Fantasy Dreams

Did you know that Riders of Icarus [official site] was getting an open beta test this week? Me neither. Apparently, it’s your typical free-to-play Korean fantasy MMORPG, and it’s now open to the public.

There is one enticing twist, though. Riders of Icarus lets you tame, ride, and fight mystical beasts, including dragons. Sold! What’s that? Becoming the veritable mother of dragons doesn’t quite do it for you? In that case, you might be pleased to know you can also drain the souls from the creatures’ bodies and use them to strengthen your weapons and abilities. That’s pretty sick in my opinion, but to each their own.

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Have You Played… Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

If you ever enjoyed digging through Fileplanet or the PC Gamer cover disc, playing every strange little Half-Life or Quake mod you could find, I think you might quite enjoy Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies [Steam page]. No, no hear me out.

Nexon’s free-to-play spin-off takes basic Counter-Strike, throws in a load of zombies, mutants, and ghosts, throws them all in a bag and shakes then pours out a collection of strange and unexpected mod-feeling modes. I’ve spent a fair few hours just poking around and honestly, I swear it’s worth a go.

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Riders of Icarus Is Like A Pokemon MMO But Also Not

At first glance, Riders of Icarus [official site] reminds me of a time when painting fantasy art on the side of vans was a thing. It also looks like another action MMO teeming with fantastical landscapes and even more fantastical creatures that wander around them in small clumps waiting to be converted into experience points. And, to be honest, it’s probably still got a lot of that. But one thing has caught my eye: Riders of Icarus lets you tame those beasties instead and turn them into your faithful pets or ride them into battle. If you don’t want to wait until July 6th when Riders of Icarus enters open beta, you can satiate your need to enslave monsters with the newly released trailer.

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Ghost In The Shell FPS Holds Open Weekend

Hi, hey there, it’s me, your big idiot pal who can’t resist anything labelled Ghost in the Shell cos cyberladies and robots and the future okay. You know, the sort of fool who’s quite excited to see that Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – First Assault Online [official site] has started a free trial weekend on Steam – even though she heard it’s an unremarkable multiplayer FPS squandering its setting. Wakka wakka. Oh god, it’s downloading. Look at me, doing my clowny dance in my floppy shoes, boogly boo.

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CliffyB’s LawBreakers To “Dial Up The Maturity”

No Nexus platform, fewer microtransactions, and fewer colours: these were the main points of the GDC panel held by Cliff Bleszinski and his Boss Key Productions about their multiplayer shooter LawBreakers [official site].

The game will be released exclusively on Steam, with an upfront purchase and their latest screenshots showcase a change in visual direction away from the colourful and cartoony look of some of its competitors. But boy, do we need some new marketing lingo in gaming. Come raise your eyebrows with me.

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Premature Evaluation: Ghost in the Shell Standalone Complex – First Assault Online

Each Monday, Rob Zacny sorts through the complexities of Early Access to see which games are ready to stand alone.

The question I keep coming back to is ‘why this game?’ I understand why someone would want a game based on Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex, the sci-fi police procedural version of the classic film. Standalone Complex takes all those tantalizing details from the movie and started building an entire world around them, and lets you get to see the elite cyborg commandos of Section 9 in action. It’s part detective story, part cyberpunk sci-fi, and part military adventure. It’s the sweet-savory-salty of my nerdy palate: put these things together, and I’m helpless to resist.

What I don’t get is why you’d take all of that source material and make Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex – First Assault Online [official site].

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