Yes folks, I am out and about, traveling to and fro, which means that my gaming time is severely curtailed. The agony! Thankfully, I have my trusty laptop and Massively TV to quell my withdrawal symptoms. A daily dose of my favorite games hosted by The Stream Team will help me get through the rough week ahead. A little banter in the chat room, a little watching the livestreamers fall, sprint, and charge to their deaths in a variety of pixeled worlds... yeah, that will definitely brighten things and tide me over!
5:00 p.m. EST: Heroes of the Realm -- Beau
Another killer-looking browser-based MMORTS? Well, yes, but this one looks different in the way it utilizes card collection, turn-based combat, and other neat systems. Rise and Shiny will be interesting this week!
7:00 p.m. EST: EVE Online -- Mike
Another month, another cannonball run into the darkest depths of space. Join Mike and his extremely non-skilled character on their path to disaster. Or victory. You really never know.
10:00 p.m. EST: Heroes of Newerth -- Dylan
Join GGraves in a live look at the latest changes to Heroes of Newerth. The latest patch updates the game client to 3.0 and includes new tutorials, graphics updates, and a new refer-a-friend system.
5:00 p.m. EST: Illyriad -- Beau
Join Beau and the lead developer of Illyriad to discuss the game's new expansion, The Broken Lands. If you like open world PvP and deep strategy, you might like this stream!
7:00 a.m. EST: RIFT -- Psykopig
Psykopig is back from his holiday and ready to take you through a brand-new game. Join him in his first adventure into RIFT!
3:00 p.m. EST: World of Warcraft -- Jasmine
After spending a couple of weeks out of town, Jasmine wants only one thing more than a home-cooked meal and a nap: to log into World of Warcraft. Join Jasmine as she queues herself up in the raid finder and fights her way through Guardians of Mogu'shan.
7:00 p.m. EST: DC Universe Online -- Mike
Mike's super-villain adventures continue with more accosted civilians and petty crimes. Is there really any better way to play a game than deviant behavior?
7:00 a.m. EST: RIFT -- Psykopig
The RIFT-venture continues! Psykopig is pushing hard through this long overdue attempt at this game. Join in the fun!
3:00 p.m. EST: Guild Wars 2 -- Jasmine
Join Jasmine and her Sylvari as she picks back up on plant-based puns. Better make like a tree and leaf whatever you're doing to watch Jasmine branch out into Tyria. Hah! Where are you going? We've got a bushel of these! They'll grow on you.
5:00 p.m. EST: Skylancer: Battle for Horizon -- Beau
Join Beau as he checks out this cool-looking browser-based MMO set in a piratey skyland. If that makes sense to you, join him in the chat room!
9:00 a.m. EST: Path of Exile -- Richie
Richie has been playing a bit of Path of Exile recently, and he is eager to dive deeper into this dark fantasy action RPG. It's gritty, it's brutal, and it sports one of the most complex skill tree systems in gaming history. Tune in to discover what this game is all about.
5:00 p.m. EST: World of Tanks -- Mike
Mike returns to World of Tanks ready to smash over any trees, cars, or teammates he may encounter. This week: explosions, embarrassing deaths, and maybe a few tiny triumphs.
6:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. EST: DC Universe Online -- MJ
Wondering what the lairs look like now that players have had more than a week to get their decorating on? Then join MJ as she tours as many of the new digs as possible as well as checks out some of the other Home Turf content. Want your special space highlighted on the stream? Contact MJ to coordinate!
Saturday -- what a day! Why not take a quick road trip of your own for a day. You won't miss any livestreams, and you can experience some of that real-life stuff.
10:00 p.m. EST: Path of Exile -- Dylan
It's time for battle, Massively fans. Join Dylan in an awesome livestream of Path of Exile. Since the closed beta, PoE has been a staff favorite, and Dylan is excited to start the grind in open beta. He'll take a look at mid-level questing and multiplayer content, so join him in the chatroom to have an awesome hack 'n' slash evening!
What?! No live shows right now? How will I get through this layover wait? I know -- a few reruns should hit the spot! And what a selection... there will be plenty left over for my next layover!
- Dawn of the Dragons: Beau checked out the RPG-focused MMORPG.
- DC Universe Online: Taking the path of a villain, Mike reveled in ruining the day of innocent civilians.
- EVE Online: Did Mike survive the entire hour of PvP, or did his ship get blown to smithereens? Watch and see!
- EverQuest II: Shy away from the danger of a higher-level dungeon? Not MJ and crew!
- Guild Wars 2: Richie took advantage of guesting.
- Lagoonia: Beau set his sights on creating a cool island.
- Parallel Kingdom: New options convinced Beau to hop back in and look around.
- Path of Exile: Flinging fireballs at squids? All in a day's work for Brendan.
- SMITE: Dylan gathered with other open beta participants for an epic battle.
- StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm: Dylan checked out the new features.
- The Secret World: After a brief experience with some hand-picked and microwaved shrooms, MJ continued on the personal story quest.
- Tribes: Ascend: What do you get when you combine a shooter and Mike? Let him show you.
- World of Tanks: Not only did MJ last until the end of a fight, but she got a kill in too!
Speaking of travel: If you had the chance to go anywhere and meet up with a game development company, what place would be first on your itinerary? Or would you prefer to visit some other locale associated with a game? Share your gaming-inspired dream vacation plans in the comments below.
Watching the Massively Stream Team play video games is the next best thing to playing them yourself! Join us every Monday morning for MJ's guide to this week's livestream schedule, classic stream reruns from last week, and all the best outtakes and ephemera.
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 250 GB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Gyroscopic
- Video outputs HDMI (v1.3), RCA / composite
- Released 2012-09-25
Oculus VR Rift (development kit)