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IPE Update: Class Action Lawsuit v. Trion Worlds Responds To Amended Complaint

It’s been quite a while since we last checked in on the ArcheAge class action lawsuit, so I figured we’d go ahead and see if anything has changed over the past few months. First, a recap for those keeping score. Back in what feels like the far flung past of September 2015, two individuals by […]

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Germany Outlaws Pre-Orders With Vague Release Dates

In the gaming industry, it’s become increasingly common for retailers to offer pre-orders earlier and earlier into a game’s development, promising vague release dates like “coming soon” or “spring 2019.” If you’re in Germany, this won’t be an issue moving forward, as the Higher Regional Court of Munich has ruled that such tactics are illegal. […]

This Week’s Update Killed Old School RuneScape’s Economy, So Jagex Rolled It Back

Old School RuneScape is reeling from a massive bug that resulted in the servers being taken offline for a few hours and, in an unprecedented move, Jagex rolling characters back to pre-update. An unfortunate oversight in this week’s update allowed players to turn various items into fat stacks of cash upon death. As you can […]

Fantasy Survival Game Rend To Launch In Early Access This Month

Frostkeep Studios has announced today that their title Rend will launch on Steam early access later this month. Dubbed a faction-based fantasy survival title, Rend was created by a studio formed from veteran Overwatch, World of Warcraft, and League of Legends developers. Rend introduces RPG mechanics, sandbox elements, win/loss conditions, and massive battles. Early Access […]

Wild West Online Looks At Reboot Two Months Out Of Launch

A lot has happened since Wild West Online launched in May. The review score has boosted quite positively toward 61% from 37% overall, although population has dropped to a few dozen concurrent players. 612 Games as an entity has vanished as quickly as it showed up, with its name seemingly being scrubbed from everything related […]

The Culling 2 Is Dead On Arrival, Can’t Fill Single Match On Launch Night

What’s worse than not being able to fill a single 100 player match of Battle Royale? Not being able to fill a 50 player match. We’ve talked briefly about Xavient, a developer whose previous title launched into early access and over the course of two years managed to run its population down into the low […]

Daybreak Game Company Wants Less Vehicles In H1Z1 Endgame

If you’ve been playing H1Z1 on Playstation 4, you’re probably well aware that the endgame mostly revolves around and relies on players obtaining vehicles, occasionally getting out of their cars to pop shots at one another until only one person is left alive. In a post on the H1Z1 subreddit titled “Wrangling the Car Rodeo,” […]

After Abandoning The Culling, Xavient To Launch The Culling II

Following two years of early access, developer Xavient launched and then almost immediately abandoned its Battle Royale game The Culling in October of 2017. By the time the game launched, and thanks to numerous unpopular changes with the community, the average player base had sunk from its peak of 12,000 to not enough to fill […]

Old School RuneScape Mobile Hits Open Beta

Old School RuneScape has officially hit open beta on Android devices and every member will get their chance to play. Following a successful first day, Jagex today has allowed an additional 250,000 members in with increasing access over the next couple of weeks. With the full launch later this year, including release on iOS devices, […]

Twitter Spat Leads To Firings At Arenanet

Two Arenanet employees are now unemployed following a Twitter spat that began yesterday and continued today. Following a Q&A session regarding the Guild Wars 2 Living Story, a Twitter user commented to narrative team member Jessica Price his thoughts on branching dialogue. Rather than take the “slight” disagreement with professionalism, or ignore it entirely, Price […]

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