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Discussion in 'Triple Triad' started by vyeh, Apr 1, 2010.
Seems like 50% players left Cosmic Break when RT came out?
Micro volts free Beta key!
Hi all,I'm new here so, I don't know where to post the threads in correct section.I have listened that Micro volts beta key giveaway is here.Can someone give me a beta code for Micro volts game.I beg u all please I want a beta code.
Kind regards from:SKIRUBY-Plays Battlefield heroes!
Try this: http://www.gameogre.com/forums/cont...7105-microvolts-closed-beta-key-giveaway.html
I got that code!
hmm...sounds interesting, maybe I'll try it.
Article's originally from Korean gaming website GameMeca
Aion is doomed to run further in 2011. In Aion 2.5's upcoming test on Jan. 26, new instances, new maps and new graphics rendered by use of a brand-new engine will make their appearance respectively, with style, content and intelligence as its key words.
Beautify Yourself â€“ A Personalized Appearance System
In this update, players will be able to witness Aion's 2-year-old appearance system greatly modified. First, there're no longer restrictions on the face shape, which gives players more freedom to customize their characters' facial expressions & outlines and body proportions. Motions like standing and jumping and store-related info are also added to the character info system, which enables players to have a more direct understanding of their characters.
In addition to appearance, prestigious clothing in the game is also very impressive. The in-game 4 brand-new sets of prestigious clothing will give full play to players' personality, sexiness, elegance and loveliness, and different statuses can just be reflected through different prestigious clothes.
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The TQ team is proud to announce that you will be able to register for the Monk PvP Championship with the Monk Contest Envoy (Twin City 439,385), right after the server maintenance on Jan. 20th, 2011! Players who want to take part in this epic contest can sign up from Jan. 20th - Feb. 10th.
Note: You will be able to choose to battle on a European Server or on a US Server. The TQ team will open an EU server if there are more than 500 players that select this option.
The competition will take place around the end of February. The exact date will be announced later, on the official site! More information will be coming up soon! Stay tuned!
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RIFT: Planes of Telara (hereafter referred to as "RIFT", with the corresponding in-game system to be written as "Rift") has recently announced its official release date â€“ March 1, 2011, which's definitely good news for many RIFT fans. Meanwhile, TRION Worlds has released a new preorder advertising film, which lasts only 33 seconds but is believed to deeply impress the audience. From the name "We're Not in Azeroth Anymore", we can see that the company is obviously aiming at World of Warcraft. Is RIFT really capable of dragging WoW down from the leading position in the MMO circle, or is that only a kind of bravado? Below are some of my opinions formed after I tried out the game at different stages!
Regardless of RIFT's background story or art settings, RIFT looks almost the same as WoW, no matter from the perspective of controls, rhythm, or 90% basic settings like the double-faction mode, quests, battlefields, achievements, instances, raids and UI. Incredible, right? I dare say that if switching from WoW to RIFT suddenly, you won't feel any difference in game controls, and everything will go naturally with only some difference in graphics maybe.
The only difference between RIFT and WoW lies in the class settings, and moreover, Rift is RIFT's greatest selling point. However, the settings that players consider to be necessary in new next-gen MMORPGs, like the comprehensive voice guide system, the control mode closer to that of ARPGs, cinematic scenes interlarded during gameplay, and more easy-going quest journey, just cannot or can seldom be found in RIFT.
So, what kind of charm makes RIFT deserve a try, and which are the insidious threats that the game may have to face in the future or which in-game elements are not that appealing? First, let's get to the game's selling points!
RIFT makes an extremely interesting attempt, i.e. to set basic callings depending on four basic traditional rules (i.e. Tank, Physical Damage, Magical Damage, Healing) first, and then assign eight promoted classes to each calling. Each promoted class in RIFT can actually serve as a specific class in other MMORPGs. RIFT players are able to present their ideal characters by endowing the characters with combined characteristics of three different classes at most. This feature is just called "Soul Tree", and each player can adjust the class combination on his/her Soul Tree at will. Take "Mage" corresponding to "Magical Damage" as an example! Player A's Soul Tree may be attached with the class combination of Elementalist, Stormcaller and Pyromancer, with Elementalist taking up half of the 51 consumable points, while Player B with the same class combination may choose to have Pyromancer consume most of the points. From this, we can see that even the same class combination can give rise to totally different results, which is just RIFT's distinctive charm in terms of class settings.
Nexon's triple phased Big Bang update for MapleStory, the 2-D side-scrolling massively multiplayer online game, is now complete with the addition of the "Birth of the Mechanic" content. Maplers can now assume the role of the valiant Mechanic character class while joining the Resistance in their battle against the menacing Black Wings, foul underlings of the wicked Black Mage.
The Mechanic is a member of the Pirate family and carries the same weapons and equipment as a standard Pirate. As a mounted character, the Mechanic rides a powerful ME-07 mech and uses advanced technology to activate robot minions to wreak havoc on unsuspecting Black Wings. Both new and experienced players will find that the Mechanic's fast-paced combat advantages and simultaneous attacking and healing capabilities, combined with the ability to navigate more efficiently through maps, provides new formidable ways to battle the Black Mage and explore the newly overhauled Maple World.
The three-part Big Bang update has completely renewed the MapleStory that players have come to know and love, introducing a slew of changes that offer players a completely remastered adventure. The previous Big Bang updates, which rolled out in December, introduced a visually richer Maple World, a simpler user interface, redesigned and rebalanced skills, an easier EXP curve, two new worlds, the Wild Hunter and Battle Mage classes and much more. With the addition of the Mechanic class, the new character class trifecta and Big Bang update is now complete.
To celebrate the Birth of the Mechanic release, MapleStory will be having its third Hot Time event on Jan. 22, from 2:00pm PST to 2:01 pm PST. Players logged in at this time will all receive an SP Reset Scroll as well as a chance to win a timeless item or other prizes valued at 5,000 and 10,000 NX. Players are encouraged to log in early and participate in the 2X EXP and drop from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. PST to ensure Hot Time participation.
Dungeon Fighter Online, the classic side-scrolling arcade-style beat 'em up MMO from Nexon, will experience the Witch Awakening with the highly anticipated Act VII: Witching Hour update, coming January 26.
As a subclass of the Mage, the Witch is a gifted student of the ancient art of alchemy. The highly intelligent Witch makes battle decisions based on probability, which allows her to analyze the most likely outcomes for success. The Witch awakening hones in on this proficiency with new specialized skills that maximize attack durations, such as the Witch Machine, a device that unleashes an assault of multiple attacks that immobilizes and deals intense damage to foes. Additionally, as a special event for the awakening, parties grouped with an awakened witch will receive a 10 percent XP bonus for a party of two and a 20 percent XP bonus for a party of three or more.
In addition to the Witch awakening, the January content update will feature the brand new Hellkarium Quest, which can be received at level 47. This quest, accessible from the Tower of the Dead, bestows a variety of high level Hellkarium weapons, crafted out of the ore of Hell, specific to each class awakening. These hell-spawned weapons contribute a significant +1 skill point to players' awakened skillsPlayers are also encouraged to enter the Screaming Cavern, a brand new dungeon shrouded in the haunting screams of the ancient Nugol. Found beneath the lush forests of Elvenguard, Screaming Cavern is a level 54 dungeon that challenges fighters to battle through Nugol worm offspring and ultimately face Giant Nugol, Queen of the dungeon.
The Blood Lord's reign of terror in Vindictus arrives along with special football events
The Blood Lord rises in Vindictus, Nexon America's award-winning physics-based action MMORPG. Brave mercenaries can band together in the mission "Shadowed by Darkness" to embark on the ultimate vampire hunt.
The Blood Lord is the most challenging raid boss to come to Vindictus so far. Up to six mercenaries can join together to face him, but bringing him to submission will require every trick in the book due to his devastating arsenal of attacks. Those players who are creative enough to defeat him with footballs (that's right, footballs in Vindictus) are in for special rewards.
Players must be at least level 41 to face the Blood Lord, but those who are victorious against him will be able to craft the coveted Nightmare Armor set.
Also now available are all new hairstyles, face paint and body tattoos in the cash shop, along with special football themed content. Attentive players will find footballs scattered around the missions, which can be kicked at boss monsters (just think of them as mobile, menacing field goal targets). Every boss defeated with a football kick will yield a coupon, and three coupons can be redeemed for a special football jersey. Combined with any football helmet (available in the cash shop), the jersey and helmet together will yield special bonuses. Show your team spirit by picking up your own helmet and jersey today!
The wait is over! The Open Beta Test for CardMon Hero, the new free-to-play card-summoning MMORPG from T3 Entertainment and Redbana, has begun! All players who participated in the Closed Beta and new hopeful Heroes are called upon to join the adventure and experience a persistent and open 3D world where players can create, discover, recruit and summon Skill and Mercenary cards to aid in battle.
The Open Beta has officially started at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, January 19, 2011, and interested adventurers may begin signing up at: cardmon. To celebrate the Open Beta launch, a slew of new wallpapers, concept art and screenshots of Heroes in custom garb have been released.
After two successful Closed Beta Tests, CardMon Hero is ready for its big debut. Lucky players who made it into the Closed Beta Tests had a chance to enjoy what critics have been calling an intriguing blend of card collecting, monster battling action. Some of the highlighted features include:
â€¢Card Summoning System - Discover, craft and deploy skill and mercenary cards to aid your Hero in battle.
â€¢Role Distribution System - Mercenaries have different strengths and abilities making the combination you choose essential for success against tough enemies and challenges.
â€¢Card Combination System - Combine ingredients from mercenary, skill, and recipe cards to upgrade skills and unleash awesome powers.
â€¢Extensive Hunting Mode - Join a party or band the guild to face strong monsters that yield unique rewards and rare items, scaling up in difficulty as you gain Mission Points.
â€¢Quests without the grind - Complete quests by adventuring through numerous zones and maps that donâ€™t require players to grind. Level up through quests that Heroes can overcome on their own or challenging quests that will offer greater rewards with the cooperation of your friends.
En Masse wants to make sure we understand that they are working hard on what they call the "westernization" of TERA. Most times when we talk localization of an Asian MMO we're talking about translating text, many times horribly, into a Western language. En Masse is taking a different tack. They aren't just removing the "All Your Base"'s from TERA, they're looking to tailor their game to Western audiences.
Culturally gamers have over the years recognized that an Eastern player approaches a game very differently than a Western gamer. While the Eastern gamer is more focused on the combat and the social connections in their MMOs, for Western gamers the focus is more on interacting with an epic story and feeling that you actions are affecting the game. Recognizing this distinction, En Masse is working on building their Western version of the game with the Western gamer in mind. They say that when you sit down to play TERA, no matter what side of the globe you live on, the game will feel like it was built especially for you.
I love that En Masse is thinking so critically about their worldwide audience. It shows that they have looked at what the MMO market currently has to offer, and have seen a trend where games that do well in Asia don't always translate to Western popularity. We've already seen this trend work well for Nexon and Vindictus (although I'm sure the folks over at TERA wouldn't really like me bringing the competition into this conversation), and I'm pleased that more developers are thinking globally in terms of game design.
In addition to touting their Westernization of TERA, the folks over at En Masse wanted to share a preview of two races and a class from the game. As they say, looks can be decieving, and that is never more apparent than with the Baraka and the Popori:
video: YouTube - TERA Archer Trailer January 2011
Featured Class: archer
Archers are clever tacticians, studying the art of making their prey come to them. They must know when to engage at range and when to dash in for the close-kill. They rely on their skill and agility to keep safe. A quick archer can whittle down a foe before it becomes a danger to the party, using a combination of traps and weapons to manipulate a fight to their advantage.
Sole take this manipulative tendency out of battle and bring it into their social circle, where they focus on controlling conversations and social situations to suit their needs or desires. It wouldn't be fair to say that you can't ever trust an archer's motives, but staying alert is always wise.
Knowing the baraka descend from giants might lead you to the assumption that they share a similar personality, but you couldn't be more wrong. Though daunting in height and size, they have a gentle nature and deep intelligence. These are the scholars of the world, and they spend much of their time studying and researching.
This does not mean they would make a poor choice in combat, however. On the contrary, the baraka may be pacifists when it comes to matters of philosophy, but they are fierce in defense of the weak. It is never wise to cross someone who not only knows the proper way to crush a skeleton, but is strong enough to do it.
The poporis are nature spiritsâ€”animals taken from the forest by the elin, who awaken them to sentience. They retain most of their animalistic qualities, including a childlike ignorance of common social niceties in favor of bluntness and brevity. They believe that communication should be simple so that everyone can get to carrying out their orders.
A common misconception about poporis is that their "cuteness" should be synonymous with "weakness"â€”though the foolish few who have acted on this assumption have quickly learned their error and, if they live, they are sure not to repeat it. Poporis are formidable foes on the battlefield, and they rarely feel guilt or shame at their actions.
The massive tank battles in World War II will come back again to all of you soon. World of Tanks announced that the Open Beta of the team-based MMO will start on January 27th with new maps and new vehicles added. Currently servers in NA, EU and Russia are available and you can sign up on the official site by selecting your region.
Currently, World of Tanks provides about 60 vehicles(include light, medium, and heavy tanks, tank destroyers and long-range self-propelled howitzers) of Germany and the Soviet Union. The number of vehicles will increase to 150 and tanks from America, France, Britain, and Japan will be added when the game's released. You start with the lightest and cheapest tank and you can further upgrade your vehicle by installing better equipment of higher levels. As your tanks get upgraded, you get more experienced crews that will help you a lot in the battle. All the tanks, from the models to the firing, are very close to those real ones. For combat, you can experience different shooting gameplays including third person shooting, sniper mode, and howitzer mode. Tactics and coordinating moves are also important parts in the battle.
In the past 6 months, more than 260000 players took part in the closed beta fighting around 2 million battles and destroying 40 million vehicles with peak concurrent users number surpassing 20000 people. The upcoming Open Beta will welcome more new soldiers and commanders, what are you waiting for?
Rock Hippo Productions Ltd today announced a new closed beta will take place starting this Friday, January 28th for its cartoon-style third person action shooter, MicroVolts. In addition, an all-new MicroVolts trailer: "Welcome To our Playground" has been released and players can start signing up today for a special "Free-for-All" tournament that will kick off on Saturday, February 5th. Players can sign up for the event and obtain a closed beta key by visiting MicroVolts - Online Multiplayer Toy Shooter.
"The MicroVolts community flourished during the fall of 2010 and we are excited to kick off the new year with a special beta and great events," said Howard He, President of Rock Hippo Productions. "The MicroVolts fans have helped shape and mold the game as it gets ready for launch and now we are asking them to join us in this final closed beta as we get closer to that special day."
The second MicroVolts Closed Beta phase will re-open this Friday January 28, 2011 for a short time in order to test network system upgrades. Returning players will find a much smoother and more fast- paced gameplay experience.
Players who previously registered for a closed beta key in the first phase and didn't receive one will be sent a key for this phase. MicroVolts also invites its players to sign up starting today for the "Free-For-All" tournament which begins Saturday, February 5th. Top players will be awarded their choice of any weapon for the beginning of Open Beta, so sign up today to start off the year with a bang!
MicroVolts features fast paced, third person shooter action and pits players against each other in a secret battle that has been waged and going unnoticed right in our own backyard for years. No one knows for sure when or where the first toy declared war but rumor has it that the uprising began with four original limited edition figures, code named MicroVolts. Battle lines were drawn when Naomi, Knox, Pandora, and C.H.I.P.-the prototypes -were soon joined by an endless number of modified versions. Now, toy figures around the world are engaged in an all-out war for valuable battery resources and supremacy of the Micro World. All we can do now is stay out of their way and wait for a champion to be declared!
burda:ic today announced the launch of a brand new expansion for online third-person shooter S4 League. This update, entitled S4 League: Season 1, is the first installment in a series of planned additions to the title, and features a plethora of new weapons, a new map, a new character, and a mysteriously ominous plotline. S4 League: Season 1 will take players on a dark and dangerous ride they won't soon forget.
With the discovery of a forgotten continent hidden in the depths of the ocean, remnants of an ancient civilization were uncovered that included an odd tablet inscribed with binary code. Dubbed the Zerone Code, its decryption told of a superior race that existed centuries earlier, and its translation led to undreamed-of discoveries... at least until a major experiment went horribly wrong and the government scrapped the project on the spot. Despite this setback, an unknown source is still distributing the code to black market developers, ensuring that those who want to keep the lid to Pandora's Box open can peek inside for themselves.
S4 League: Season 1 introduces new maps, costumes, weapons, capsules and more. Set in the realm of Dark Lightning, the new "Nightmare" map for example offers players a battlefield filled with gloom and ruin, and it holds a secret magic of its own. The new map is available in both Chaser mode and the recently introduced Captain mode. New costume capsules, including the gothic Rocaille Set Capsule, are also available, as well as a number of deadly new weapons. Whether players seek out the Bloody Spy Dagger, magnetically charged Twin Blade, or Earth Bomber grenade, there are plenty of dark new ways to deal out damage.
If that weren't exciting enough, a new chaser has also appeared in S4 League, the beautiful Ophelia Virus. With higher attack and defense stats than the Demon Virus, Ophelia Virus is a force to be reckoned with. That deadly beauty aside, Ophelia also offers players the possibility to select a higher or lower probability to become the Chaser.
Cryptic's Champions Online: Free for All goes live today, with a good number of new stuffs available in C-store. Players who play the free version can access to all the basic contents and choose to purchase additional packs, while gold members and subscription players will be able to enjoy everything. On the launch day, Cryptic releases a new trailer for the game, check it out.
video: YouTube - Champions Online: Free for All Trailer
Free for All is not only a free to play version, but also an update to the original Champions Online with a Archetypes system added. "An Archetype is a pre-defined build for a hero. It specifies which powers you'll receive when you level up, what superstats you'll have, and what role you're best equipped to play."
What's more, Cryptic has completely revamped the story and mission while fixed and improved the powers and UI. According to Cryptic, all these changes are just a start and they plan to implement more contents in the future.
Post-apocalyptic action-shooting MMO Earthrise will be released soon at early February. The developer Masthead Studios just revealed the new contents that will be implemented in the first half of 2011 after the release.
One of the big new features is siege territories where you and your guild will fight against the other guilds in order to take control of the land. According to Masthead Studios, the capturable territories that cover more than half of the Earthrise map and they will be opened to you in March 2011.
At release, you can freely customize your characters with over 100 skills, abilities and tactics that provided and without the restriction of "class". In March, as the roadmap shows, more new skills and tactics will be added and in April, one of the most exciting parts for customization, the vehicles will be brought to you.
Since all the items in Earthrise are player-created, materials and blueprints are fairly important. All the materials are dropped from loot at release, but you will be able to obtain crafting materials from exploration and practical knowledge of the world in the February update. You can find more details on Earthrise website Earthrise â€” Massively online multiplayer RPG
Magic: The Gathering - Tacticsâ„¢, a free-to-play online tactical strategy game from Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE), in collaboration with Wizards of the Coast LLC, is now available for download on the PC at Magic: The Gathering - Tactics. Magic: The Gathering - Tactics puts players worldwide in the role of a Planeswalker, a powerful mage commanding devastating spells and iconic creatures from all five colors of Magicâ„¢ in intense online tactical battles set across richly illustrated 3D environments.
"Working to expand the boundaries of the world's best-known trading card game - a game I've played and loved for years - has been our goal from the very beginning to capture each enchanting aspect of the Magic franchise - the challenge, collectability and fierce competitiveness - into one fantastic online community," said John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment. "By bringing Magic's Planeswalkers and iconic creatures such as Mahamoti Djinn, Nightmare, Bogardan Hellkite and Force of Nature to a 3D animated, tactical battlefield, we're continuing the storied tradition that has mesmerized Magic fans for years while introducing the world of online gamers to the magic of the Multiverse."
Developed and published by SOE, creators of the critically acclaimed EverQuestÂ® and recently launched DC Universeâ„¢ Online, Magic: The Gathering - Tactics re-imagines the world-renowned trading card game as never before. From implementing the righteous powers of White mana and painting with the illusions of Blue, to embracing the amorality behind Black, the fury of Red or the natural force of Green - Tactics players will tap a universe of power to defeat both AI and online opponents.
Gamers can compete online against other players from around the globe in head-to-head battles or in competitive tournaments, or face the challenging chapters of the game's story-driven single-player campaign. Players can level up their own unique Planeswalker avatar as they build powerful spellbooks with in-game booster packs available for purchase. In addition, Tactics players can progress through color-based talent trees, purchase additional campaign chapters or enter massive online tournaments with top-tier spells and unique prizes at stake.
Magic: The Gathering - Tactics offers a number of features, including:
* A New Experience: Characters, creatures, spells and settings from the rich world of Magic, fully realized in 3D.
* Unleashing the Power: As a powerful Planeswalker, players cast devastating spells such as Fireball, Doom Blade, Pacifism and Lightning Bolt, and control incredible creatures like Serra Angel, Lord of the Pit, Colossus of Sardia or Reya Dawnbringer.
* Tournament Battles: Connect and combat online against legions of gamers worldwide for intense battles of complex strategy in both casual and tournament formats.
* Free Access to the World of Magic: Begin your journey as a Planeswalker in Magic: The Gathering - Tactics and start battling right away for free.
Magic: The Gathering - Tactics is rated T for Teen, with content descriptors for Mild Blood and Fantasy Violence.
To access Magic: The Gathering - Tactics please visit: Magic: The Gathering - Tactics.
Anyone wants it?
Faxion Online Reveals Multi-class System
UTV True Games just revealed some details about the special-designed multi-class system for Faxion Online. With multi-class system, you can pick up the abilities or characteristics from other classes for your class that you choose at the beginning. This is an exciting feature for those who love to try combination and customization.
Faxion Online isn't the kind of game that tries to throw class away. The game has 6 very traditional classes(each faction has 3 classes) which clearly define your role(fighter, mage, or healer) in the game. Although you don't have too many freedoms at the character creation stage, you will be free to develop your character in the following gameplay. The class you select at the very beginning is a base class that determines your character's initial set of skills and abilities. As you move ahead in the game you will be able to train your character into a second class's line of abilities and even a third.
Faxion Online is free to play MMORPG with more competitive actions and less grinds. The game will enter Closed Beta later this month (sign up for CBT here User account | Faxion).
Super Smash Bros. Brawl right now. Great game to play with friends.
The game is still fun though; it's a game that you play every now and then.
Redbana and T3 Entertainment today officially announced their fishing MMO Grand Mer for global market. Grand Mer is the world's first free-to-play online fishing game set in an open and persistent ocean world and it will kick off Closed Beta soon.
Grand Mer takes place in the year 2018 on planet Earth after massive flooding caused by global warming, climate change and heavy rains. Fishing is now the single most important activity as the human race fights starvation in an effort to survive.
As a game that focuses on fishing, its player based will be unavoidably limited. But the game is still a good choice for casual players with its beautiful scenes and fashions. If you think the gameplay will be as slow as the fishing in reality, you are wrong. You'll need to use different skills you learn from level up and what's more, you have to use the right skill at the right time, or the fish will go away.
Not only your character's skills and fishing talents will affect your performance, your boats and fishing gears play important parts in the game, and these are all upgradeable. Besides, the ocean and the environment change dynamically and you have to consider some factors like weather, time and location.
Nexon's North American publishing arm boosted by December's 60 percent revenue growth over 2009
Nexon, the leading global publisher of microtransaction-based massively multiplayer online games (MMOG), has announced that fourth quarter revenues for its North American business unit, Nexon America, have increased by 42 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2009. The increase in revenues was attributed to a particularly strong December, when Nexon America's revenue posted a 60 percent increased compared to December of 2009.
Nexon America services Combat Arms, MapleStory, Vindictus, Dungeon Fighter Online, Mabinogi and PopTag! in the North American market. All of Nexon's games are microtransaction-based, where players can play for free or choose to purchase in-game items which enhance their gaming experience.
Nexon's North American release of the "Big Bang" expansion for MapleStory contributed to the company's revenue increase, bringing in a host of new and returning players to the game. In mid-December, Nexon recorded more than 136,000 individuals playing MapleStory at the same time, nearly doubling the record for concurrent players, first set in July of 2009.
"It was a tremendous fourth quarter and year for Nexon and MapleStory's Big Bang had a lot to do with it," said Daniel Kim, Nexon America's CEO. "Nexon has perfected a formula for gameplay with a business model that attracts players and keeps them loyal. Players don't have to pay a cent to enjoy Nexon's games, but our players who do pay to enhance their gameplay experience tend to spend more than the typical social gamer or subscription-based game player. Evidence of the success of this formula was seen with the release of the Big Bang expansion and the resulting increase in concurrent players and revenues."
During the past decade, Nexon has pioneered and perfected the microtransaction business model, which has resulted in average player spending rates in double digit dollar figures per month and longer lifetime values. A player of a Nexon game often measures their stay in months and years.
"When we entered the North American market in 2005, our microtransaction-based business model was not expected to succeed, but we adapted to the market and made it work. What we see in the games industry today is huge revenue growth for our business model as publishers attempt to copy our formula while struggling during the down economy," Kim said.
Entering 2011, Nexon America is preparing for the launch of the highly-anticipated Dragon Nest, a stylish, fantasy-based action MMOG. The game was a hit at 2010's E3 Expo in Los Angeles and has been well received in Korea and other territories.
"Dragon Nest will continue to raise the bar for microtransaction-based games and should energize the North American market with stylized graphics, fast action and immersive gameplay," Kim said.
About Nexon America, Inc.
Nexon America Inc. is the North American publishing arm of Nexon Group, a pioneer of interactive entertainment software and the world's leader in massively multiplayer online games. Based in Los Angeles, Nexon America was founded in 2005 to bring the best of online entertainment to the North American audience. The company's growing library of titles includes the world famous franchise MapleStory; the new fantasy life of Mabinogi; the fast-paced, first-person shooter Combat Arms; the action-adventure RPG Dungeon Fighter Online; the online, arcade-style multiplayer, hyper-puzzle action game PopTag!; and the recently launched physics-based action online game, Vindictus. The foundation of all Nexon America titles is the item selling business model, in which users access the full game for free and can later opt to pay for game enhancements.
burda:ic today announced an update for RTS Action MMO LOCO - Land of Chaos Online that features a slew of in-game user interface improvements, as well as the introduction of an all-new assist system. The update is now available for players worldwide to download upon logging in to the game.
Entering the new LOCO game lobby, players will find that it is now easier than ever to jump into combat. Users just need to press the "Play a Game" button at the top of the screen, and they'll be on their way to the battlefield straightaway. Similarly, a "Play with Friends" button has been added, making it simple to invite friends and quickly start a game. The team-guild system has also been revamped, allowing groups and guilds to assemble more efficiently for their practice sessions.
Along with these design changes, burda:ic has introduced a new assist system that gives players the chance to nab extra EXP, gold and in-game points in combat. Previously, when a player applied the finishing blow to a monster, only that player was rewarded. With the new assist system in effect, any characters that help to kill an enemy will now also get a cut of the spoils. This is true for all monsters on the battlefield, not just bosses, ensuring that players can quickly amass a ton of loot by helping out their fellow fighters!
About LOCO - Land of Chaos Online
Developed by Danal Entertainment, Land of Chaos Online is a truly next-gen multiplayer online game that features high-end graphics, a roster of 30 playable characters with unique skills and personalities, and hectic online combat. LOCO's unique combination of RTS, Action, and RPG elements is guaranteed to give players around the world a gaming experience unlike anything they've ever seen.
burda:ic today unveiled brand-new details about upcoming Steampunk Fantasy MMORPG ARGO Online, with the game's developers offering a glimpse into some of the finer points of this post-apocalyptic battlefield.
ARGO Online is a world where two very different philosophies prevail: for one side, technology and its advancement are top priorities, while the opposing thinkers cry for mankind to forgo this advancement in exchange for a life provided by the Earth itself. Those who enter the war-torn Earth of the future will have to choose a faction that correlates with one of these ideals, either the tech-savvy Noblians or the nature-connected Floresslah. Though both factions are polar opposites of one another, their goals are the same: control the precious element Earthdium and ensure their way of life survives.
Rock Hippo Productions Ltd today launched the second closed beta for its cartoon-style third person action shooter, MicroVolts. This second phase of testing will continue for approximately two weeks in preparation for the official release day. In addition, the company has released all-new screen shots of the game and is holding a special "Free-for-All" tournament which will kick off Saturday, February 5th. Winning players will be awarded their choice of any weapon they want to use with the launch of the Open Beta!
MicroVolts features fast paced, third person shooter action and pits players against each other in a secret battle that has been waged and going unnoticed right in our own backyard for years. No one knows for sure when or where the first toy declared war but rumor has it that the uprising began with four original limited edition figures, code named MicroVolts. Battle lines were drawn when Naomi, Knox, Pandora, and C.H.I.P.--the prototypes a--were soon joined by an endless number of modified versions. Now, toy figures around the world are engaged in an all-out war for valuable battery resources and supremacy of the Micro World. All we can do now is stay out of their way and wait for a champion to be declared!
With a ton of weapons, inventive character designs, and a huge list of customization features, MicroVolts is destined to invigorate and re-energize the Free2play space. Intuitive controls and a third person view make the game easy to play and fun for both newcomers and veterans of shooter games.
Game modes include Free for All, Team Deathmatch, Item Match, Capture the Battery, and many more featuring various maps designed by toy concept.
Over on the official Battlestar Galactica Online forum, BigPoint announced that its browser-based free-to-play MMO Battlestar Galactica Online will now officially enter its open beta testing phase on February 8. It is known that Battlestar Galactica Online had entered closed beta test since early November.
According to the official post, open beta will be broken into three servers, one for Europe and two for US (one for the Western half and one for the Eastern half of the country). All players are expected to use English as the official chat language of the open beta, even on the EU server. The only exception is that Squad chats and Wing chats can be defined by the members of the Squad and Wing. Don't break the rules or you will be booted out.
Also a note from the post, if you are participating the Closed Beta, all your beta accounts will remain on the renamed beta servers. Bigpoint will not support any account, item, resources or cubits transfers.
Lucent Heart(Official Site:Official Site of Lucent Heart - A Zodiac Inpired Anime MMORPG where having a Soul Mate can reap benefits! Play For Free Online! - Your Destiny Leads Here ) is planning to launch the second closed beta test from Feb. 10th to Feb. 14th. Players are able to grab the test account at MMOsite. Additionally, Lucent Hearts will bring us the exclusive Valentine's Day feature that players will be able partake in. Take a look first. This next beta will be the first time players can try out the weddings!
1.Cupid/Matchmaking Service and Benefits of having a Soul Mate
â€¢Players can talk to Cupid to participate in a "Love Match" and provide 5 traits of what he/she is looking for, for the other person.
â€¢Each day, the system "pairs" those players 3x/day based on those characteristics, and the players get sent notification mail in-game along with a floating heart icon next to the character
â€¢To test compatibility, the pair take a "Soul Mate" quiz and depending on answers, their relationship can strengthen and earn Points.
â€¢[Benefit] Partying together also provides bonus buffs, bonus EXP and increases relationship points.
â€¢[Benefit] Performing Lovers Emotes (i.e. Hug/Kiss/Dance) provide unique buffs for 30 mins
â€¢[Benefit] Shared responsibility of growing a Flower together to pick petals and trade for special accessories for the female to wear
â€¢[Benefit] The couple can enter Soul Mate Dungeons for special drops
â€¢A special Cupid Key item can instantly match a player with their desired partner
â€¢Players can have up to 3 soul mates in case the others aren't on to group together
2. Marriage System
â€¢At Level 4 Cupid Status, couples can get a registration to marry and have a wedding.
â€¢Wedding invitations can be sent out, rings are exchanged, and bridal/groom dress/tux can be worn
â€¢Every hour the Church Administrator will perform marriages
â€¢Bride/Groom can ride a Couples Mount
â€¢Ceremony takes place in a church where the bride/groom and 50 of their friends can have a celebration for 2 hours!
â€¢Only players who got invited to the wedding can attend
â€¢Players can also get a divorce
Reverie World just announced the Open Beta registration for their ambitious MMORTS title Dawn of Fantasy. The registration will be up until February 28th when the Open Beta officially kick off. Everyone can sign up on the official site of Dawn of Fantasy and then will be automatically added to the first Open Beta.
Dawn of Fantasy offers a persistent world where you will develop your army and discover the story step by step. As you develop your own faction from small units to large empire you will interact with the whole world, complete story-driven quests, visit other players' homelands. As an RTS, you can even form a guild with others in order to do the quests or initiate a large scale Guild vs. Guild battle in the persistent and dynamic world map. It's interesting that the game will adopt an offline progress mechanic that allows the AI to continue to build and collect for you when you are offline.
If you just want to play a match with AI or other players, Dawn of Fantasy will satisfy you, too. Kingdom Wars and skirmish modes are two types of campaign that require you to siege or defense a stronghold on your own or with your friends.
BTW, Dawn of Fantasy is free-to-play with DLCs and additional packs to be available to purchase in the future. The game will kick off OBT in late February and release on June 3rd, 2011.
According to a latest cooperation plan of EverDream Studio, the Studio has joined hands with the famous Russian gaming platform - Fabrika Online, which means that Giant Russians (because Russians are mostly big and tall) will be able to play the fantasy browser-based game Dragon's Call in their own language soon.
Since the first closed beta of English Dragon's Call successfully launched on Nov. 2009, EverDream has been sticking with their international strategy and expanding their game to various regions. Till now, three different language versions have been displayed on the official site - gamedp.com, including English, "Arabic and traditional Chinese. It is said that Dragon's Call is going to have its Russian and Korean versions in the near future.
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you know u play runescape too much when u call ebay "the grand exchange"
you know u play runescape too much when u own stock in the bank of runescape
add more if you want
If you have friends, it doesn't get boring.
From what I heard from my friends, a copy of Maple. But I guess it has it's own spices too
Well it's a side scroller like Maple but it's Action Based.
Forsaken World to Launch Concurrently in EU and NA on March 23rd
Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Perfect World Europe B.V., wholly owned subsidiaries of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), announced that the highly anticipated massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Forsaken World, will be launching concurrently for North American and European players on March 23, 2011.
"Forsaken World is one of our most impressive games to date. With vast devotion from our talents and contribution from our players, this game was built from the ground up with the western gamers in mind," said Jonathan Belliss, Director of Marketing for Perfect World Entertainment, Inc. "We're very excited to finally be releasing Forsaken World and a huge thanks goes out to our beta testing community for providing us with such great feedbacks."
"With European players being able to enjoy German and French versions along with their North American counterparts, Forsaken World is truly a game built for and by western gamers," said Phil White, Director of Operations for Perfect World Europe B.V.
In Forsaken World, the evil Dysil has returned to the world of Eyrda to wreck havoc on the five races that had previously united to defeat him. With the fate of Eyrda lying in the balance, players must reunite the races, seek out the lost relics of past fallen gods and rid Eyrda of Dysil once and for all.
Masthead Studios Launches MMORPG Earthrise
Masthead Studios announced the release of its highly-anticipated MMORPG, Earthrise.
Earthrise is available for purchase digitally at Earthrise â€” Massively online multiplayer RPG and through select distribution partners. Players who buy the game from the official site (Earthrise â€” Massively online multiplayer RPG) will receive the special Exemplar Armor Set, manufactured in the very nanoforges of Masthead Studios.
The game is also available for digital download via Direct2Drive (Download Games | PC Games and Mac Game Downloads at Direct2Drive). Players who purchase Earthrise from Direct2Drive will receive the exclusive Overdrive Armor.
In partnership with Iceberg Interactive (Earthrise - Iceberg-Shop.com), Earthrise is available for retail purchase exclusively in Europe. The boxed version features a limited edition bonus poster and map.
"Our team has channeled years of dedication and hard work into Earthrise, and we are thrilled for those fans who have been following us this entire time, as well as those who are just now checking us out, to experience the world of Enterra," said Atanas Atanasov, producer of Earthrise and director of Masthead Studios. "We are already working on updates and expansion packs to be integrated within the next few months, and are excited to continue to develop and enhance the world."
Earthrise is a post-apocalyptic, sci-fi MMORPG set in the distant future. Featuring a unique skill-based advancement system and player-driven economy, as well as extensive, meaningful player-vs.-player combat, Earthrise gives players countless options to forge their destiny through its sandbox-style game mechanics. Whether a noble soldier in the raging conflict between the Continoma and the Noir, a criminal hiding from the law, or a world-renowned engineer whose power extends into intricate trade and politics, players' actions will echo throughout the game world.
League of Legends Releases Latest Champion - Karma
Riot Games, the developer and publisher of the highly acclaimed PC game League of Legends, has just released details about its newestenlightened champion, Karma.
Even in her youth, Karma exhibited almost superhuman composure. While her peers explored the torrent of emotions that came with adolescence, Karma meditated in the Lotus Gardens. She was convinced that the true path to enlightenment was a journey inward, to a place within the self, overlooked by most. She exuded such inner contentment that she quickly became a go-to mediator and confidante in her village. Her instructors used to say: "That girl can not only weather a storm, but calm it." Karma did not live extravagantly; her parents owned a local business selling antiques in the Navori province and they often struggled to provide for themselves, though they did so with cheery optimism. Her most prized possessions were two exquisite fans taken from her family's shop.
When Noxian troops invaded southern Ionia, her village was one of the first to fall. The villagers who survived the assault were captured by Noxian forces. It was then that Karma found her calling. By exploiting the insecurities of the Noxian commander, she negotiated the safe release of the villagers to the northern lands. She was present at the Placidium, where the Elders had considered surrender until Irelia's impassioned last stand renewed the Ionians' hope. Karma used this hope to solidify the Elders' commitment to remain defiant against the Noxian onslaught. For her devotion and charisma, Karma was made the figurehead of the Ionian resistance. She never compromised, and she shared every hardship with her people, even when it came to combat. By tapping into her inner resilience, she discovered that she could bring great force to bear against her foes on the battlefield. She modified her fans into lethal implements, and was tutored by Janna to enhance their effects. The Noxians called her "The Enlightened One," a nickname she embraced, and one which they would come to dread. She joined the League to represent Ionia in the ultimate political arena.
"Her fan technique is a deadly art of grace and poise, but her truest strength lies in the hearts of those willing to die alongside her." -Irelia, the Will of the Blades
DotA MMO Realm of the Titans: Closed Beta Sign-Up Begins
Aeria Games has officially begun Closed Beta (CB) registration for its upcoming DotA-inspired multiplayer title, Realm of the Titans (ROTT). Starting today, players can visit the newly-launched teaser website at http://realmofthetitans.aeriagames.comand sign up for a chance to participate in an early sneak peek of the game.
Realm of the Titans is a bold, new take on the popular action strategy genre. In ROTT, two teams of up to five heroes face off on a dangerous and dynamic battlefield in an attempt to take total control of the map. As each team advances across the field of combat, they seize control points that spawn waves of NPC minions to assist them in the conflict. Players who perform well in battle are awarded points that can be used during the match to upgrade their hero's powers and abilities. The game is meticulously designed to reward teamwork and tactics, and encourage fluid and fast-paced competitive gameplay.
Apart from offering players dynamic battlefields, enhanced item purchasing, and the return of key DotA features, ROTT also includes:
â€¢In-Depth Ranking Features â€“ Level up in the game while making your way up the leaderboards by defeating higher-ranked players.
â€¢Advanced Matchmaking System â€“ In ROTT, you can automatically be matched up with other suitable partners and competitors.
â€¢Robust Statistics & Record Tracking â€“ Battle data and match history is saved on the server. Players can review their past performances and share favorite replays with friends.
For more information, or to be among the first to sign up for the upcoming CB testing period, visit the official Realm of the Titans website (Realm of the Titans - Free Action Strategy game at Aeria Games). Players selected to participate will receive more information about the test when CB begins in Q2 of this year.
Perfect World International: Genesis To Be Unleashed on March 2
Perfect World Entertainment Inc.today announced that Perfect World International: Genesis, the fourth expansion for its flagship massively multiplayer online role-playing game, will be released on March 2, 2011. Since launching on September 2, 2008, Perfect World International has seen remarkable growth with three previous expansions, "Rising Tide," "Age of Spirits" and "The Lost Empire."
"Along with previous expansions, Perfect World International: Genesis highlights our commitment to bring new and unique online gaming experiences to our players," said Jonathan Belliss, Director of Marketing for Perfect World Entertainment, Inc. "The sheer amount of manpower and resources that have gone into this project are paramount, making this our most ambitious expansion to date."
In Perfect World International: Genesis, players will witness the fulfillment of the ancient Pan Gu prophecy that foretold the destruction of Perfect World. In the midst of chaos and turmoil, an ancient race that has seen the coming of this post-apocalyptic world will emerge to fight alongside the existing population through the coming disaster.
Rift Sixth Beta Event Planar War Coming February 4
There has been 5 closed beta events held successfully for Trion Worlds' upcoming MMO Rift. Recently, Trion Worlds announced dates for the sixth Rift closed beta event, "Planar War". The event is scheduled to begin at 10 AM PST Friday, February 4th and end at 10 AM PST Monday, February 7th.
The excitement surrounding the game continues to grow as evidenced by last week's "Battle of the Ascended" beta. Over the course of the four-day event, players logged 2.4 million hours in game, more than double the amount of time played in the previous event.
In "Planar War," Telara is left in chaos as the elemental planes force their way into physical reality. Seal any rift and receive planar loot and you could be eligible to win an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 video card. Terms and conditions apply, click here for details . In-Game Prize Packs will be given away to ten select players who complete the objective.
To secure a guaranteed spot in the sixth beta event, pre order Rift at RIFT - Products.
Today Sony Online Entertainment unveils an all-new Green Mana trailer for Magic: The Gathering - Tactics, the free-to-play online animated grid-based tactical strategy game available now for the PC. Focusing on iconic characters - including the primal Planeswalker Garruk Wildspeaker - the gameplay trailer showcases how players can beckon regenerative spells and massive beasts on to the tactical battlefield to trample opponents.
Magic fans will take the role of an animated Planeswalker as they tap Green Mana to fight against the manmade artifacts and abominations that threaten the natural world - all set within a fantastic 3D online gaming experience. Players are able to summon iconic Green creatures including Force of Nature, Enormous Baloth and Llanowar Elves.
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RTS Picaroon Developed by Six-man Cambridge-based Team is in Open Beta Now!
Nice Technology announced that their new free-to-play massively-multiplayer real-time strategy game, Picaroon, is in Open beta now. Picaroon is developed by small six-man Cambridge-based team. Picaroon is a futuristic pirates game where empires battle across the high-seas for control of the remaining land that pokes above a merciless ocean. Sessions last from a week to a few months depending on configuration and each session can support hundreds of players.
Picaroon Game description:
Picaroon is a free-to-play MMORTS - Battle, alone or with allies, as a futuristic pirate fighting to control the land in a water-world apocalypse.
Build massive fleets, sail the seas (watching out for whirlpools, giant squid and pirates!) and settle or conquer new islands.
Deploy Special cards to sink entire fleets, erupt volcanoes or call up a lightning strike!
Revel in a unique climactic finale where you receive rare technology from the Warlord Kingdoms in return for your tributes: beware the mammoth ships that appear out of nowhere alongside submarines launching ancient nuclear tipped missiles.
Picaroon has strategies for all, builders, attackers, defenders and diplomats.
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