In an unexpected announcement from Frederike Striecker of Insel Games players today learned that the MMORTS/MOBA/RPG hybrid Trinium Wars has reached the end of its journey as the developers announce the upcoming closure. Trinium Wars released under Steam Early access earlier this year and enjoyed several huge content updates but despite its early popularity the activity of the player-base has dwindled to a level that no longer makes the games further development viable.
The news comes in an announcement from Frederike Striecker in which he apologizes to players and also informs them at Deluxe or Collector’s Edition owners will be given a free key of their next game while Starter Edition owners will receive 25% in compensation.
I can confirm, that the decision has been made, that Trinium Wars will be shut down August 31st. The game has already been taken off the Steam store and we have published the announcement on Steam as you may have noticed.
Its a sad day for the developer and the publisher as well, but we feel it was the correct decision. Frederike Striecker, Insel Games
Bethesda is proud to announce the next stage in development for the highly anticipated online strategy card game, The Elder Scrolls: Legends, as the award-winning developer launches the title into Open Beta. It was last week that Bethesda lifted the lid on the NDA for The Elder Scrolls: Legends but today players can stop reading, stop watching and dive directly into the game.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends is now available to download and play entirely for free.
Since we lifted the NDA for those in the closed beta, we’ve seen so many fans battling it out in streams and discussing the game in our forums, and we’re very excited about the response it has received. Now everyone has a chance to experience the Elder Scrolls universe in an entirely new way. If you haven’t seen much of the game yet and are wondering why you should jump in, here are just a few of the ways Legends distinguishes itself from other card games to offer a more varied and strategic gameBethesda
The Elder Scrolls: Legends isn’t simply another online card game. Instead the developers have implemented a variety of unique and exciting mechanics that help set it apart from other titles in the genre including dual lanes in which you place cards, unique and individual power-ups for each card and a deep narrated story offering a new insight into The Elder Scrolls universe.
Activision-Blizzard today hosted their Q2 quarterly call with investors as the company reveal hugely impressive numbers put forward by massive levels of success across the board with their top titles such as World of Warcraft, Hearthstone and Overwatch. Year-over-year revenue is up to a record $1.14 billion, a 50% increase on last years expected numbers.
Blizzard also announced that they have supported over 33 million monthly active players across their titles in quarter 2 of 2016, up 13% on last years numbers. The success is attributed to a record-breaking quarter for Hearthstone as well as a massive surge in players since the release of Overwatch.
Blizzard had the biggest quarterly online player community in its history, with MAUsA of 33 million, up 29% quarter-over-quarter and 13% year-over-year. This reflects the successful launch of Overwatch® and strength across the broader portfolio, including Hearthstone®: Heroes of Warcraft™, which had record quarterly MAUsA, and World of Warcraft®, which had double-digit MAUA growth quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year.Blizzard
Players have spent about 500 million hours playing Blizzard’s Overwatch, with additional content updates ahead.Blizzard
Blizzard’s Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft had record total quarterly time spent with the launch of the Whispers of the Old Gods™expansion.Blizzard
Nexon and WeMade Entertainment have some really exciting stuff in the pipeline for Riders of Icarus as today players are treated to the first details on a big new update coming to the game in a few weeks. Expected to launch at the end of this month the new content for Riders of Icarus will include a variety of new features, mostly aimed at encouraging players to get more involved in PvP and offering those already involved more variety and rewards.
The forthcoming update will expand the current PvP continent, inviting players of level 28 and above to dive into the Exarahn Badlands. The new zone will see all explorers within instantly marked for PvP, making every moving player a potential target. This dangerous new area will be filled with tons of new content including quests and of course, brand new mounts for players to encounter and tame including Nightmare and the Profane Apocalypse
Guild members will also be happy to hear that they’ll be getting some love in the update as Rank 3 guilds and above will have the opportunity to band together and participate in huge PvP battles against other players.
For more information check out our Riders of Icarus first impressions video or the official website at the link below.
Psyonix, the independent developer behind smash-hit Rocket League, and leading social video platform Twitch, will be holding the first Rocket League Championship International this weekend as the greatest teams from around the world compete for a share of $55,000.
Fans are invited to login and watch 8 teams competing on the official Twitch.TV Rocket League channel throughout this weekend, with events beginning at 10am PDT on both Saturday and Sunday. The event will be hosted live from the Avalon Hollywood.
The North American teams competing are Exodus, Genesis, iBuyPower Cosmic, and Kings of Urban while the best of Europe is represented by Flipsid3 Tactics, The Flying Dutchmen, Mock-it eSports EU, and Northern Gaming.
Saturday, August 6
10 am – Broadcast Begins
10:15 am – Northern Gaming vs Genesis
11 am – Exodus vs. Mock-it eSports EU
12 pm – Kings of Urban vs. The Flying Dutchmen
1 pm – Flipsid3 Tactics vs. iBuyPower Cosmic
2 pm – Resulting matches begin to play out
7 pm – Show closes
Sunday, August 7
10 am – Broadcast Begins
10:15 am – First Matches
12 pm – Rocket League special world premiere announcement
The modders behind StarCraft Universe have proven they are really serious about their upcoming project. This fan-made MMO built as a modification for StarCraft II has now entered open beta, which is celebrated with the release of an impressive cinematic trailer that Blizzard is surely proud of. The beta is available on Battle.net, and in order to join the testing you need a copy of StarCraft II or its free Starter Edition. The full release is expected next month. Below, you can watch the aformenention CG trailer as well as a new beta trailer with some gameplay footage.
A word about what exactly StarCraft Universe is. The project, originally born under the title World of Starcraft, aimed to alter the mechanics of StarCraft II in order to allow MMO-style multiplayer raids. The game (yup, it earned that name) now features multiple raids with huge bosses across 20 new worlds, 8 playable classes, item-based character progression system, combat mechanics of Diablo, and stairship management and vehicle combat similar to FTL: Faster Than Light. StarCraft Universe also features an original story with full voice acting.
The project was successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2013, but another crowdfunding campaign is live on Indiegogo. Although StarCraft Universe is going to be available for free, by supporting the developers you can help them continue supporting the project post-launch (plus you get some in-game goodies). Depending on how much fans are going to donate, we can expect to see improved balance, new asymmetric PvP mode, and lots of new content over the next year.
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