Posts Tagged ‘Perfect World’

Gigantic launching in July, escapes Windows 10

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Five-on-five third-person brawler Gigantic [official site] will launch in full on 20 July, developers Motiga have announced.

We first caught wind of the free-to-play game way back in 2014, and since then it’s been chugging along under the watchful eye of James Phinney, the lead designer of both StarCraft and Guild Wars. So far the ongoing open beta has only been available on Windows 10, but it’s now broadened its horizons onto the Arc Games platform, so you can play it before release on Windows 7 and 8 too. The final version will also be available through Steam.

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Left 4 Dead creators Turtle Rock making F2P co-op FPS

Left 4 Dead and Evolve creators Turtle Rock Studios have announced a new co-op first-person shooter. Ish. A bit. They’ve announced they’re making one. The mysterious game will be fantasy-ish and, y’know, you’ll shoot enemies with your pals and oh, it’ll be free-to-play. While Evolve switched to free-to-play a year after launching but this new game will be designed as F2P from the start, which should work out better for it – and us. We shouldn’t expect this new game until 2018 at the earliest but I’m glad to know they’re still doing their co-op thing. Read the rest of this entry »

Gigantic! Gigantic! Gigantic! Open beta hits Windows 10

You keep your Pokélads; I want a bigger monsterpal. I’ve had my eye on Gigantic [official site] for a while, fancying 5v5 third-person action where each team is supported by a honking great monster, and I’ll be having a go this weekend thanks to the open beta that’s now live. Our monsterdad can beat up your monsterdad. Read the rest of this entry »

MOBA Gigantic moves into open beta on 8 December

Gigantic

I was about to just use the lyrics to Gigantic by the Pixies as the intro to this post but then I remembered what they actually are and what they mean so the whole thing got a bit NSFW. Instead, here is the game news: Motiga’s 5v5 third-person MOBA, Gigantic [official site], is going into open beta from 8 December on Windows 10 and Xbone. I assume this is to take advantage of people taking various days off for the holiday season and perhaps looking for something new to play. Read the rest of this entry »

Giveaway: 10,000 Gigantic Closed Beta Keys

Gigantic is a 5 vs. 5 multiplayer game in which the teams are both accompanied by a gigantic monster. You’re thinking, “5 vs. 5? Oh, it’s one of those MO–“. Wait, no: it’s got no lanes, towers, or creeps. It’s a third-person class-based shooter. (“Oh, it’s one of tho–” Yes.) It sounds pretty cool.

We’ve got 10,000 keys for this weekend’s Windows 10 closed beta test, which you can enter below.

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Star Trek Online Expansion Goes All Timey-Wimey

It’s Star Trek a-go-go lately, with every dang series hitting Netflix UK last week and a new movie out in a fortnight. Not wanting to be left out, free-to-play MMORPG Star Trek Online [official site] today launched a new expansion which crosses over with The Original Series and Star Trek Beyond and other things in ways that would be baffling if you treated these timelines as a serious history rather than plot devices to tell fun stories. (Please don’t explain timelines to me. Any of them. Anyone.) They’ve even got Walter Koenig to play Chekov again.

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Hot Loot: Torchlight For Free

FREE SPIDERS! A SPIDER FOR EVERY READER! WHERE WILL YOU DISCOVER YOURS... OR WILL IT DISCOVER YOU?

You’ve played Torchlight by now, right? Y’know, Torchlight: fine little action-RPG released in 2009 by Runic Games. Y’know, Runic: founded by the Diablo-co-designing Schaefer brothers and Fate chap Travis Baldree (at the time, anyway – Erich Schaefer and Baldree have since moved on), bringing along Diablo musicman Matt Uelmen. Given how many times it’s been on sale or offered as a freebie to entice folks to register for something or other, I imagine you have. But if not, hey, it’s a nice action-RPG I think you might like, and one that’s again being offered for free.

This time Torchlight’s free to entice folks onto Runic owner Perfect World’s own store, Arc.

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Return To Icewind Dale In The New Neverwinter Expansion

Is there where Larrel...?

It’s been a good decade since Black Isle last took us to Icewind Dale, so how’d you fancy a return visit? This isn’t the noughties anymore, mind, so you may find the whole experience a mite different to those old turn-based RPGs. Curse of Icewind Dale, the third big free update for Cryptic’s free-to-play Neverwinter, launched yesterday to add new zones set in the chilly land and more modern MMORPG merriment.

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Sadly No Fey-Corgis: Neverwinter Update

Fabulous punch! Sparkle slash!

Yes they’re a (fan-made) real thing. If you have the option to play one and don’t, you’re basically betraying yourself and all that is good in this world. Get to it. Anyway, on the video-based games front, Perfect World send word that their first major expansion to free-to-play hay-what-this-isn’t-all-that-bad-actually MMO Neverwinter has gone live. Fury of the Feywild is based on the fairytale-inspired alternate dimension that is now causing all sorts of bother for our great heroes. Trailer through the portal.
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Neverwinter’s Fury Of The Feywild Update Dated, Detailed

There are finally some useful details about Neverwinter’s “first” content pack. As we knew it’s called Fury Of The Feywild, but other than that they were tight-lipped. Now we know that it’s adding a new area, races, weapons and items, more enemies, and so on. And it’s out on the 22nd August, and will be freeeeee.

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Look: Neverwinter Is Coming

Yes, the MMO set in the Forgotten Realms is almost upon us, officially releasing on June 20th, even though it has been available since April. Despite their name, you may remember the Forgotten Realms from Baldur’s Gate or perhaps that one tabletop campaign you played in Derek Chortle’s bedroom, which is the other forgotten realm. John has been enjoying the game, despite the presence of other people, and if you want to know how it all works you should read about his adventures. Or you could watch the three minute ‘What Is Neverwinter?’ video below. It describes the game as a ‘love letter’.

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Neverwinter ‘Launch Date’, Despite Being Two Months Old

As people should be aware by now, I’m in charge of things. I mean, I write The Rules, after all. And come next update, you can be sure they’ll feature an entry about whether your F2P game is launched or not. Neverwinter, which I’ve played to what I’d consider near-completion, has just announced its launch date. No. Its launch date was the 30th April, when it launched, feature complete, and started accepting money for in-game purchases. 20th June is not its launch date, no matter how fast and loose they play with “beta” – it’s its first major update.

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Twenty Bucks: Neverwinter

In the second instalment of our Twenty Bucks series (because we’re made of money), John looks at what President Jackson can buy you within the free-to-play halls of Neverwinter. Is it riches beyond your wildest dreams? Or imaginary trinkets that elude your touch. Read on, brave adventurer.

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Neverwinter Money Exploit Sees Cryptic Turn Back Time

It seems that Neverwinter’s had a bit of a weekend. The game was offline for five or six hours after very naughty players discovered an exploit that allowed them to make billions of the game’s in-game currency, Astral Diamonds. While that may at first seem problematic, but not too serious, this in-game currency can be used to buy “Zen” from other players, Perfect World’s virtual currency bought with real-world money. This sudden flooding of Astral Diamonds into the game’s economy broken everything. So the publisher is scrambling to fix things. By turning back time.

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Neverwinter Diary: Tales From The Sword Coast Part 3

The ongoing adventures of a man finding he’s been sucked into an MMO for the first time in years. Parts one and two are there.

So I guess I’ve finished Neverwinter. I’ve not reached the end of its content, but I’ve hit the limit of what it seems I’m going to be able to play.

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Neverwinter Diary: Tales From The Sword Coast Part 2

I have apparently taken leave of my entire personality, and am engrossed in an MMO. Worse, I’m *playing with others*. This is about how I came to such a place.

Something’s wrong with me. I’m… I’m doing things – things I shouldn’t want to do. I’m – and please be understanding – I’m playing nicely with others. For crying out loud, I’m running a guild.

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Remembered Realms: Neverwinter’s Beta Starts Today-ish

Neverwinter goes into a proper open beta very soon (today in fact, for those with the head start, 30th for the plebs), and we’ll finally be able to have enough time with it to properly get to grips. The all-too-short beta weekends have shown a game that’s definitely bursting with potential, not least because of the Foundry in which users can create their own in-game quests and campaigns for others to play. Also, today is the day that Perfect World release the one billionth trailer for the game! Congratulations all involved.

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Neverwinter Trailer #23123123: The Control Wizard

How can he aim with that ball out in front?
It’s not quite “every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings”, but there’s a saying I hope will lodge in the world’s collective unconscious: “Every time Craig Pearson is on RPS, a Neverwinter trailer is released”. It’s true. Whenever I pretend to be an RPS writer, the guys at Cryptic put out another Neverwinter trailer. For some reason, my being here is inextricably linked to the ebb and flow of audio visual information about a game where wizards are hitting people. I’m here for a couple of days next week, so we’ll have definite proof. If they follow up this video of the control wizard in action, then they’ve definitely hacked into my Google calender. And if that’s true, then they know about the…. uh-oh. I’ll be right back.
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Mounty: Neverwinter Allows You To Ride The Sport Cow


We knew that Neverwinter allowed players to ride giant spiders – that much was obvious – but a new trailer has revealed that they can also ride horses! And there was me thinking those wildly roaming quadrupeds were just for eating.

John had a rather good time with Neverwinter when he played it recently, and the game is currently in beta wot you can sign up for.
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