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Call out "New skins! New skins!" to the MOBA crowd and just watch as they come a-runnin'. Nival's added a bunch of new skins for Prime World with its patch 9.10, giving additional looks (and gender options) to familiar heroes. Patch 9.10 has a ton of changes beyond just the cosmetic. There are ta...

September 14th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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You know the days -- the ones when the sun is so bright and the heat is so oppressive that lifting a finger to do anything more than click your mouse requires nearly Herculean effort? When you just feel listless, unable to get anything accomplished? Welcome to the dog days of summer! (Sorry, no do...

August 19th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Prime World, a combination MOBA and MMORTS-ish game by Nival, is a fresh take on what appears to be an ever-growing genre. Will vets of the familiar match-based games feel as though it goes too far into new territory, or will they appreciate the changes to their beloved gameplay? While I'll leave t...

August 18th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Ever hit that point in life when sleep just gets in the way of all you want to do? Maybe it's a gaming marathon worthy of the record books or just a late-night raid you absolutely HAVE to be there for (you know if you aren't, your piece will drop and some PUG person will get it!). Or maybe it is an...

August 12th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Now's a good time to be a sandbox fan... if you can stand the wait, that is! So many more games in the pipeline are leaning towards virtual worlds than ever before, boasting exciting features like dynamic AI, construction, and hidden quests. The only problem is that few of them are out yet. It does...

August 5th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Back in April, I had the opportunity to explore Prime World in its Russian beta. Now, the game is in open beta for English-speakers, so I wanted to update my impressions. Unfortunately, Prime World has developed less than I had hoped in the interim. For example, the screenshot above shows off my ma...

July 30th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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It's almost here! And by the end of this week, it will be over for another year. Yes, I am talking about SOE Live, that renamed iteration of the Fan Faire that celebrates all things SOE for one full weekend in Las Vegas. Some folks are literally shaking with anticipation for this event, while other...

July 29th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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I've complained about genderlocked classes in MMOs before, but the truth is, genderlocking is abnormal for MMOs. Barring anomalies like Prime World, in which you're required to play a character matching your account's declared gender, most MMOs let us choose, and choose we do. Some people prefer t...

July 19th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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The MOBA-slash-city builder known as Prime World was an important stop during our grand E3 tour this year. We've been interested in hearing Nival's been preparing this Russian hit for a larger audience since seeing it in action in March. The game is currently in closed beta testing for a North Amer...

June 12th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments