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Glitches and bugs can ruin even the greatest of multiplayer games (looking at you MW3 Javelin Suicide Bomb). But thanks to a pair of cutting-edge analytics tools, Halo's dev team can find and fix these coding hiccups before they become memes. Senior researcher Rob DeLine recently explained how the...

June 18th 2015 at 4:31pm 0 Comments
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Bungie has updated its Destiny website with lots of full-motion backgrounds and a visual palette befitting its burgeoning sci-fantasy universe. There's plenty of info regarding the Titan, Warlock, and Hunter classes, too, as well as a collection of Destiny trailers that you may have missed.

April 25th 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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If you're not sure what to make of Destiny, a new 42-minute video from Destiny Updates is worth watching. The clip touches on the game's MMO, RPG, and shooter aspects, as well as its social building blocks, its economy, and its gear and progression systems. The video is filled with timestamp links...

March 2nd 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Warner Bros. and Monolith have announced a new update for their console MOBA game, Guardians of Middle-earth, that will add both a Survival mode and a new map for the one-lane versus mode.The new Survival mode takes place in the Glittering Caves of the White Mountains, and pits one to five players...

February 26th 2013 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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We first saw Guardians of Middle-earth in action back at E3 this year, and it was quite impressive even then. Monolith has taken the PC-centric gameplay of the emerging MOBA (or DotA, or LoL, or even action RTS, whatever you like to call it) genre, and translated it over to a console and a controll...

September 5th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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"In 1.10, change is happening in a big way," RIFT CM James Nichols proclaimed on the forums. He then went on to announce that RIFT's two competing factions, the Guardians and the Defiant, will start to make steps toward unification in the final pre-expansion update. According to Nichols, while th...

August 15th 2012 at 8:45am 0 Comments
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Guardians in Lord of the Rings Online are tanks. That's pretty much their entire purpose in life. But with the upcoming Riders of Rohan expansion, the class is seeing a substantial revision that will allow it to also take on a DPS role. The latest development blog on the class explains the new sk...

August 7th 2012 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Curious how the makers of RIFT are going to turn a two-faction game into a three-faction PvP brawl? Us too! But Trion Worlds has a few clever ideas to capitalize on the best elements of PvP innovation and evolution with its upcoming Conquest system. "With Conquest we're really trying to capture...

May 23rd 2012 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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On the surface, things have been relatively quiet in RIFT. The Fae Yule Event moved along merrily, but there hasn't been much revealed about update 1.7 yet. Fans are so used to the rapid pace of updates that they've made a minigame out of guessing what's coming and when it will arrive. But if yo...

January 4th 2012 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Worried that RIFT's Guardians and Defiants are less age-old enemies and more goofy odd couple roommates bumbling around to a laugh track? If faction chumminess concerns you, you'll be glad to hear that Trion Worlds is planning to escalate tensions between the two sides that will forever change th...

December 6th 2011 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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From the first day that RIFT launched, an endless debate has erupted around one central issue. Players have chosen their sides and dug in deep defending them. It's led to countless arguments and a six-month battle that gets worse with each passing day. For this week's Enter at Your Own Rift, I'v...

September 28th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments