Greetings, ladies and gentlemen! It's that time once again to highlight some of the updates that you can find on the Gamepedia YouTube. This has been a busy week for us on YouTube, as we published new trailers for KYN and Outcast Odyssey, highlighted the different card backs that have been unlockable in Healthstone, and we talk about the next-generation of MOBA, Strife.
We talk about Strife a lot this week. If you've been following the game at all, you'll be very happy to see the updates that we've published over this past week. We took a look at some of the core systems in the game, as well as published Hero profiles for many of the characters in the game. But Strife isn't all that we focused on this week; we published new previews from Heroes of the Storm, new content in Star Wars: The Old Republic, and peeked under the curtain at ArcheAge.
So, let's not waste any more time and jump right in, shall we?
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Pac-Man is the original icon of the video game industry. It's been 34 years since the ghost-gobbling glutton first appeared in arcades, and in the years since we've met his wife and his children. We've seen him become a superhero and a professor. We've even traveled with him across islands and kingdoms.
Now we get to meet his friends.
In Pac-Man Friends for iOS and Android, you'll once again be able to control the video game icon and his many friends as you navigate challenging mazes to rescue Pac-Man's pals from the clutches of Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde. We're excited to announce that we've partnered with Bandai Namco to support the official Pac-Man Friends wiki! Bandai Namco has turned the tried-and-true Pac-Man formula on its ear, and you can learn much more if you just keep on reading down below the break.
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It’s a sucky, sucky part of life on the internet nowadays. “Trolling” is the intentional misleading of another person or group of people by way of the internet in order to achieve a certain reaction from said individual(s). If you have grown up on the internet, your experience dealing with trolls may vary, and if you’re comfortable with how you compose yourself you might as well stop reading now. The purpose of this week’s Danger Blog will be to help you identify situations of trolling in hopes you can save face in the future.
Last week Sony Online Entertainment dropped a metric ton (we weighed it, using science) of information about their games at their annual SOE Live event in arid beautiful Las Vegas. New announcements and updates were coming left and right from the event, including new information on their "flagship" titles: EverQuest and EverQuest II.
One of the announcements was the impending implementation of a new "advanced looting feature," designed to combat the growing problem of "ninja looting" in the game - where players take items that they may not necessarily need. Sometimes this is as simple as an overly excited player clicking "Loot All" out of habit, while others do this specifically to harass other players. It's a pretty crappy thing to do, and with this new system, which SOE says will adapt to learn based on your initial actions. If it works as SOE intends, it'll help players grab the gear they need while not flooding their inventory with stuff they don't want.
But if you think a new looting system is the only thing coming to EverQuest, you would be wrong. Keep reading after the break to learn about two new expansions, as well as an update on their next EverQuest game: EverQuest Next.
Sony Online Entertainment recently held their annual SOE Live event from Las Vegas, Nevada. Think of it as a mini-convention, where fans of SOE games like Everquest, DC Universe Online, and PlanetSide 2 can meet up and exchange stories, meet longtime online friends, and learn more about their favorite games directly from the developers.
One of the games that was talked about in some detail was Sony Online's upcoming zombie survival MMORPG, H1Z1. If you aren't aware, H1Z1 will bring players together (and, on occasion, set them against each other) in an effort to survive in a post-apocalyptic world where the dead have risen and are now hellbent on increasing their numbers. While the game remains in closed testing, the developers did reveal a few new nuggets of information that help paint just what kind of world you and your friends will be stepping into.
Strife from S2 Games heralds in a new generation of MOBA action with its fast-paced gameplay and intuitive controls. As with any MOBA, at its very core is the characters with which you take the battlefield, and to help get you started, we’re happy to announce 13 new and exclusive videos featuring both the heroes of Strife and other more subtle aspects of the game. In the Hero How-To series we will provide a general introduction to the personality of each character, and then finish with a deeper walk-through of their kits and abilities. You can also read more about each Hero on the Official Strife Wiki here on Gamepedia.
Just below you’ll see just one of our exclusive Hero How-To videos featuring Hale: the quick and ruthless!
In addition to Hero How-To’s you can also find comprehensive guides on the games other more unique features; including crafting, enchanting and coming soon, pets!
Strife separates itself from the rest of the pack by providing the most high-octane action of any popular MOBA. Some feature that aid this are increased out-of-combat generation for minimum downtime and a courier system so that you can stay on the battlefield longer. Short death timers means less risk involved in attempting to make those big plays, and the tide of battle can be turned at almost any point!
The Official Strife Wiki is growing every day and you can contribute by becoming an editor! You can expect more Strife content in the future, so stay tuned to Gamepedia by following us on Twitter @CurseGamepedia and "liking" us on Facebook!
Orcs Must Die!, the series of third-person action/tower defense games from Robot Entertainment, have developed a loyal and passionate fanbase that has come to love the franchise's fusion of serious tower defense mechanics with much-less-serious humor and orc-killing mayhem. While the first game in the series was a single-player affair, Orcs Must Die! 2 introduced cooperative multiplayer to the series.
Now, with Orcs Must Die! Unchained, Robot Entertainment is entering the competitive multiplayer scene with a fast-paced Fortress Siege action game that pits players against each other as they fight for control of each other's strongholds. They'll take the Arrow Walls, Floor Spikes, Tar Traps, and Wade Blades that were once used to wreak havoc on orcs and turn them on their fellow players, all while trying to surpass their enemy's defenses and claim ultimate victory.
The game is absolutely chaotic, and that is what makes it fun. Keep reading past the break to learn more about what makes Orcs Must Die! Unchained stand out from the crowd.
Greetings, beautiful party people of the world wide webbernets. It's said that our first memories are the most influential. They help define our personalities, our likes and dislikes, and even our attitudes towards life. For some people, their first memory is of them on the school playground on a bright spring day, zipping down a metal slide that feels hotter than the surface of Mercury. For others, it's the sight of their mother's smile, or a being awoken by a mouthful of cat fur from an overly affectionate feline.
For me, my oldest memory takes me back to August 9th, 1994. I wasn't quite seven years old yet, and my Uncle Bucky took me to my first baseball game: a 10-4 thrashing of the Milwaukee Brewers by my beloved Detroit Tigers. After the game, we returned to his house and he put me to bed and went off to do whatever it was that he did. But after the excitement of the ballgame (and the hour-long nap on the drive home), I was wide awake. Sleep was not going to happen - so I climbed out of bed and walked into his office, where the TV with the VCR was located. It also happened to be where he kept his newfangled thing he called a "computer."
Sure enough, there he was. His face illuminated in green and purple hues, he was completely transfixed on whatever it was on that screen. Of course I wanted to see what it was, and as I walked around the two beanbags in front of the TV to his desk, he caught me out of the corner of his eye.
"Hey Butthead," he said. "I want to show you something." He pulled up a chair, and I sat down. He hit a few buttons on the keyboard, and the screen flickered a few times. Then the screen turned a blood red, highlighting the yellow symbol that was unfamiliar to seven-year-old me.
This was the moment when my Uncle Bucky introduced me to video games, and it was the moment that would, in essence, shape my entire life.
Well, we haven't done one of these in a while. This week's YouTube Round-Up - the first in a few months (we'll get better at that, promise) - highlights new content for some of the most popular games out there, while also shining a spotlight on some under-the-radar titles. Over at the Gamepedia YouTube Channel, we published new trailers for both World of Speed and Dying Light, as well as produced feature videos for WildStar, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm! We also take a glance at Sunless Sea to show off this eerie nautical exploration title.
So what all did we wind up talking about? Well, we've published our latest videos after the break. Take a few minutes and go have a look!
Nether is a post-apocalyptic survival game set in the desolated city of Chicago. To celebrate Nether leaving Steam Early Access, we’re holding another Nether Key giveaway, once again offering initial entrants a Chosen Key! On top of 20,000 72 hour guest keys which will be offered through Monday the 25th of August, the first 2,000 entries will receive Chosen Keys, scoring themselves some exclusive perks in addition to unlocking the full game on Steam! Get your key here! For more information on Nether, visit the Official Wiki. If you want to support Nether by buying the full game, find it on Steam for the new price of $9.99!
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