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Dragon’s Prophet: dancing with draconis occidentalis

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 15:06 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Dragon’s Prophet is the latest MMO from Runes of Magic developer Runewaker Entertainment. SOE gives VG247′s resident MMO aficionado Stephany Nunneley the opportunity to test her lizard-taming skills.

Developed by Runes of Magic studio Runewaker Entertainment.

To be published by SOE, Infernum and Deep Silver by region.

Contains over 300 dragons, 100 of which are tameable. This figure could go up in the future.

Action-based combat system, non-instanced housing, plot-claiming.

Four classes: Mage, Oracle, Ranger, and Warrior.

Currently in closed beta. Release date TBD.

At first glance, Dragon’s Prophet sounds like your typical, fantasy MMO: all the character classes seem stereotypical fare; you run around a vast, fantastical world killing things solo or in group; you have a house in which to store all your trophies; and you get to tame and ride dragons. Wait. That last part isn’t “typical” to any MMO I have ever played, and turns out, neither is Dragon’s Prophet.

Upon further inspection, I found the Runewaker MMO is far from typical: it has a vast, in-depth skill tree with an abundance of skillsets to choose from; and your dragon, with its own set of skills, will enhance your abilities as though it melds itself with you upon being saddled.

Before I get into all of that though, let’s start off with the basics.

The four classes in the game consist of the Guardian who, as you would expect is the tank, and versed in hand-to-hand combat; the Sorcerer uses magic and doles out DPS from a distance. There’s also a hybrid class called the Oracle which bends the forces of nature to his will, and uses a scythe to dispatch his enemies. However, during my time with the game I tried out the Ranger class, as it’s one I am most familiar playing with. I tend to lean towards these classes in most MMOs and when I play D&D. She was proficient not only with a bow, but with melee weapons and dual wielding gun blades which also provide a bit of extra armor to her light class.

Each character starts off with a basic skillset, your dragons will provide you with different skills, and depending on your skill tree you can choose your own path – there’s a lot of variation with each class, so it’s unlikely your Ranger will have the same skills and abilities as another Ranger in your group.

No matter which proficiency you prefer, your role in the group will be determined by the dragon you choose to ride. The MMO is all about the dragons after all. So, if you decide to take on the role of the healer, you will need to choose the corresponding dragon out of your inventory.

Now, even though there are 300 dragon types in the game, only 100 are tameable – and no, you can’t collect them all. This isn’t Pokèmon. You can carry up to six dragons at a time in your inventory and switch them out on the fly. Now, when you go into town, you can visit a dragon lair which is a bit like a bank, where there’s up to six more you can switch out. All in all, you can have 12 dragons. According to lore, the dragons you come across in the game were created by the Elder dragons by mating with other creatures on the planet. Some are small, and similar to a velociraptor, others look more like a rhino, while the dragon I chose in my playtest was your typical, flying dragon but with elaborate feathers. I totally went for aesthetics, you see.

Since the character I chose came pre-loaded with skills and her own stable of dragons, I started off on the ground, fighting various creatures determined to make a meal out of me. The combat in the game differs from other MMOs in the fact that there is no auto attack. In other words, you won’t be able to just stand there and auto-bash an enemy while you run off to grab a soda. You have to be engaged. Your soda can wait.

When fighting, you use your left and right mouse buttons to attack, but if you pay attention to prompts on the screen, you will notice icons which denote the ability to execute a combo. Depending on your class and how close the enemy is to you, different combos can be pulled off with each dealing varying degrees of damage. Those are the basics of combat.

Now comes the fun part: finding your dragon. When you start off the game you will go through a tutorial, after which there are two “newb” areas in which you can find and train a dragon by the time you are level five. Players will start off with the runners, or dragons which can’t fly, and as you progress in the game you will find ones which can go in water, gliders, and finally, you will be high enough level to enter an area which has flying dragons. Don’t expect to run into a high level area and tame a high-level flying dragon at level 4. It will kill you. You have to progress through the game.

The way you tame a dragon, is to hop on its back, which prompts a mini-game to commence. While on the dragon, you will need to continue building up a bar on screen by keeping an icon in the middle of a circle on screen before the timer runs out. After your dragon is tamed, you can the name it. Note though that as your level gets higher, the harder it is to tame dragons. Also, each species of dragon has its own abilities (plus the ones it provides to you as mentioned above) and ability slots; strengths and weaknesses; and even intelligence. Every dragon is an individual in that sense. Dragons will also provide different abilities when you are crafting.

When you summon your dragon out of your inventory, a gold bar will appear on the screen. The longer the dragon is out, the bar will decrease. Once the bar gets so low, you will need to send your dragon away so it can rest. You can always pull out another in the meantime – if you have one – but if you don’t, you can just pull him right back out and the bar will start filling up again. Think of it as a mana bar for your dragon. You can also build up a character skill which allows for your dragon to stay out for longer periods of time as your character progresses.

Going back to the dragon lair aspect, the cool thing about the dragons stored in your lair is that while you are playing the game or are offline, you can send them off for training. You can also send the dragons off to harvest resources. There are six different types of resources for the six different crafting skills and each resource has a set of items needed for your character to craft. Every player will be able to participate in all the skills –you don’t have to choose just one proficiency.

The time spent training or gathering by your dragon can be changed, and you will need to take this into consideration because it will cost money. Say you send your dragon out for three hours: it will cost you 300 gold. If you want it to go out for seven hours, it will cost you in-game gold as well as SOE Station Cash. That is how the game is monetized, but you can certainly play the game without paying. The option is there though.

You can also take a skill from one dragon and give to another in your possession, but at a cost; the dragon whose skill you swapped will then have to be set free, so that is something else to consider when playing around in your dragon lair.

Basically, Dragon’s Prophet allows the player to play the game they want to play, with the character they want to play, with the dragon they want to ride.

Another cool thing in Dragon’s Prophet is the housing area, which is called the Frontier. The area is a floating island up in the sky which is its own instance where players from all servers can come together. This is where the PvP – which isn’t in the game just yet – will take place. It will only be up in the Frontier system, and when you arrive, you will see wooden stakes in the ground. These stakes are plots of land which can be purchased from an NPC in the nearby town. There, you purchase the type of land you want, along with the type of house, and decorations. You can put stuff basically anywhere you want inside and outside the house to make it look however you wish: no hooks, and no size limitations for certain walls.

Citadels on each island can be captured in PvP in the area by guilds. Each citadel collects taxes from the various housing plots in the area. These citadels can have fortifications set up and if proficient enough, the invading guild can overtake it. This will involve some strategy though: will you take them by surprise, or plan out your attack to the last detail? It sounds rather cool, but since it is still in the development stage, SOE couldn’t talk much more about it. The PvP option may be available at launch, or it may come sometime later.

I enjoyed the 30 minutes or so I spent playing the MMO. It was fun flying around on my dragon, fighting loads of creatures, and it was even fun falling off my dragon, which I tend to fall a lot in games – as in real life – so it was no biggie. Rez, and get back at it. It was also rather lovely and is really in-depth so it will take some practice to get used to the game’s systems, and the action wasn’t just hack and slash. There was some strategy involved well.

I can’t wait to spend more time with it.

Currently, the MMO is in early beta with those who pre-ordered playing around in it at the moment. Open beta access is limited at present, but you can still sign up for it through here. The level cap at launch will be 60, and will be raised with the first expansion.

A release date is TBD.

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11 Comments

  1. SlayerGT

    Put this on PS4 please..I will transact some micros at this.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. silkvg247

    No reverse mouse Y option. I will say that on each report you make for this game because then any googlers might see and know not to bother.

    It’s an absolute disgrace to not have that option in any game which has a movable camera or viewport.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. GwynbleiddiuM

    can I have undead raising rotten flesh bone-faced dragons? if so color me interested.

    @Steph great stuff, thanks. Although 30 minutes is hardly enough time to have an opinion about a MMORPG. :-” I’ve started playing The Secret World recently, for a lil more than 40 hours and I still don’t have an opinion about it.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley

    @3 It is VERY hard, which is why I am anxious to try more of it. The thirty minutes or so were just based on gameplay as my character was already filled out in the skills department, so I didn’t have to mess with her. Hopefully I will be able to form a more concrete opinion once the beta starts. To me, unless you have been playing an MMO solidly for a month, you can’t really review it properly because there is soooo much content and things change based on your level. That’s just my opinion anyway. :)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. silkvg247

    You know I’m not bitching for hell of it right? I am completely peeved because I actually wanted to play this game.. have loved dragons since I was a little girl.

    Ah well if they somehow miraculously add it let me know and I’ll be sure to buy.

    @Gwyn TSW is a grower.. I’m 5 days played in and loving it now.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. viralshag

    I thought TSW was terrible tbh. Just didn’t do much for me at all.

    On topic, this game looks lovely. It’s an MMO so I’ll most likely try it.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. GwynbleiddiuM

    @Steph well your opinion is indeed true, I also think that way. :P

    @Slik, It’s a nice break from WoW-like MMOs to be sure, I like the brain teasing bits, a lot. My current problem is that it’s so hard to find a Cabal, I even posted on the recruitment board and haven’t got any response yet. I really don’t like playing a MMO all by myself all the time, I need to socialize and interact with others every now and then. :D

    @Viral, as I said to Silk, it’s a welcome change from the usual stuff, being an ex-WoW addict and going from that to things like Rift and SWTOR, it feels good.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. TheWulf

    It just does nothing for me. At the end of the day, they’re still just mounts. That’s my issue. If you were playing as the dragon, Istaria-style, then I’d be much more interested. I remember crafting, battling, and flying around as a dragon, and that was a much more interesting experience. This isn’t that much different than any other MMO. WoW has mounts, this is just the standard MMO experience with a few new features bolted on.

    I wish they’d just dropped the riders and gone with actual dragons. Istaria just does so much more for me. And other people will realise this, soon, too. I mean, anyone who plays this is going to be amused by the dragon stuff for a week or two, then they’re going to get bored with the usual MMO mechanics. What I wouldn’t give for an Istaria II (and one with more of a focus on plot rather than crafting).

    I guess if your gameplay experience/creative nature is limited, then this is going to remain interesting for longer. But I’ve played such wonderful things, and this doesn’t even stack up. And that’s a damned shame. This is why the mainstream irritates me so much, because if the mainstream didn’t live in such a tiny box, they’d be more open to new experiences. Rather than just the same thing over and over and over again.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-dyKOlSLl4

    Istaria, with its limited graphics, just seems so much more inspiring. The only problem with Istaria really is a lack of content. You can only play it until you’re sick of the content on offer, and then there’s just crafting. But it is grand. And there’s nothing better than the ascension to being an ancient dragon.

    The whole ritual of the stages of dragonhood, from whelp, to adult, to ancient. It was grand. The ascensions interested players, too, so it would often draw a lot of attention when someone finally managed to achieve ancient status. It was… fun.

    I wish there was more of that.

    I could almost get into Dragon Prophet, but the usual MMO combat and the riders kill it for me. I long for interesting games again. I get far too few, and I am a creature of novelty.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. TheWulf

    @silkvg247

    Check out Istaria. Grab some of the mods for it and give it a try. It might be a little too… ancient. The graphics are old, even with the modded updates, and the gameplay feels akin to Ultima Online/Everquest. But if you can get into it, it’s very rewarding. And if you love dragons, then there’s no greater reward than making it to ancient.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. silkvg247

    I tried that way back at launch, remember it being ok. Can you get to ancient solo? :)

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Stephany Nunneley

    @2 Actually silk, I didn’t really notice too much, I guess because I didn’t have any issues with camera myself. I rarely change the camera around in a game, usually just going with the default setting and being done with it. That, and I don’t use my mouse to move around on PC anyway – I just use WASD. Old habits etc. This was why I was disgusted with myself in mounted combat at first in LOTRO because I literally had to use my mouse to steer my warhorse or else I could get stuck on a fence. In real life I would just beat the shit out of my horse for that until he moved but there is no such option in the game :D (I KID BTW! I DO NOT beat my critters, they beat me).

    I will check it out more during the beta and let you know!

    PS – I totally love dragons as well. They rock.

    #11 2 years ago

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  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]