Hard mode and extreme mode battles for Leviathan will be added to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Shiva and Ramuh will also be added to the game’s hard mode and extreme mode battles, and main quests will be Level 50 with only hard and extreme modes.
All this and more is coming with the 2014 update to the game titled Version 2.2 Update. In addition to these expansions of FFXIV:ARR players will see Primal Battles for Shiva, Ramuh, and Leviathan and Good King Moggle Mog XII extreme mode.
You’ve been warned MMORPG gamers now get out there in Square Enix world and grind yourself to prepare for what’s to come.
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Check out Pwnagraphic and RealGamerNewzTV Presents FFXIV:ARR Livestream and now without further ado below you’ll find the two new trailers released for the game’s official release this week by Square Enix. One is a Live Action TV Commercial Spot while the other is an in-game Launch Trailer. Both are presented here on RealGamerNewz.com in full 1080P High Definition for your enjoyment.
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Bethesda Softworks is reportedly working with Microsoft to try and get the Xbox Live Gold subscription fee waived for MMORPG players who just want to play The Elder Scrolls Online but do not wish to pay for Gold in addition to already paying for the monthly fee The Elder Scrolls Online will require. This is not a sealed deal however, and would do well with one of you fancy, new-age gamers’ petitions (the more signatures the better). Zenimax Online which was purchased by Zenimax Media (the parent company to Bethesda Softworks), renamed to Zenimax Online, and put to work on ESO would love for as many players as possible to experience the game.
PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE require PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold respectively to access online multiplayer for pay-to-play games such as ESO or Call of Duty to provide another example people are familiar with.
In a recent article from our own Mitch Walters, it was cited that the cost of monthly MMO’s has been a barrier in the past for players on the console to really embrace the genre. Our Associate Editor Shawn ‘Pwnagraphic’ Stenberg chimed in with a counter-point argument, however it seems that Bethesda has already been trying to tackle this whole console MMO fee issue in their own way – and if successful – would rather see their players not get charged for Xbox Live Gold if ESO was enough to keep them entertained online.
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PwnagraphicTV and RealGamerNewz presents the Final Fantasy XIV MMORPG Livestream as the game’s NDA has finally been lifted and the game officially releases tomorrow. I’ve been playing in the Beta for a very long time and will be doing an overclocked GPU Livestream Marathon of it for 24 hours on Saturday at 8AM (Texas time baby!). You can catch me playing with my LinkShell and all of my gear that I’ve unlocked, so this is not some noob just messing around, I know what I’m doing here. Enjoy the embedded stream below which will run from right now until about 1-2AM (TX time) unless I decide to go all night and live with the hangover tomorrow. Enjoy and look forward to the next one.
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Pwnagraphic will be holding a 12 hour gaming stream this Saturday night at 8PM CST to help and raise money for his friends mother and her kidney transplant surgery. The proceeds will go towards her surgery, medication, and treatments over the next several years.
TO DONATE: CLICK HERE (you don’t have to watch the stream if you’re too busy, but all donations will seriously help a good person out. Thank you for considering.)
All donations will go towards the surgery and any contribution will help to reach their goal of $20,000. If you’d like to help, please follow the link below to Pwnagraphic’s stream where you can donate by clicking on the link in the “Donation Station” (His clever words not mine). Also, if you’d just like to show support to the cause, anyone and everyone is welcome to hang out and chat to help keep Pwn going all night.
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At this year’s QuakeCon 2013 hosted by id Software and Bethesda in Dallas, Texas not only will you find RealGamerNewz representation in the form of Pwnagraphic but you’ll also be able to enter into some pretty sweet sweepstakes taking place. To celebrate the 18th year anniversary of QuakeCon, the Ultimate Power Up Sweepstakes #6 will go down in history as one of the craziest prized sweepstakes in gaming history as two people will drive away with vehicles from Ford valuing over $29,000.
QuakeCon 2013 Exhibit Hall Hours are:
Thursday, August 1 | 10am – 6pm
Friday, August 2 | 10am – 6pm
Saturday, August 3 | 10am – 6pm
If you plan on going, don’t forget to Pre-Register for the event at the Official QuakeCon website.
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DARK, as some of you may know, is a stealth action RPG. That’s a pretty funky and bold mix that Realmforge Studios and Kalypso Media undertook. A mighty bold undertaking as to which they have failed at.
Story- DARK’s Story had a good start as you awake in a club by some mysterious voice calling out your name (Eric) and discover that you are now a vampire with no recollection of how it happened. It was probably a drunken induced night which we can all relate too. Starts like this always leave the story open to any possibility and I was ready for a good middle and ending, but I was sorely let down. It was like they crawled to the finish line with whatever they could come up with throwing in all the most ridiculous elements from every popular Vampire movie including Twilight. There were also quick cut offs that progressed the story, but looked like you were skipping dialogue. Some parts even felt like watching a slightly better (but still crappy) Gilmore Girls with back to back fast paced talking. It didn’t take long for me to skip through the story-line cut-scenes just so I could continue through so I could finish the game for this review.
Gameplay- Gameplay design wasn’t any better than the story. Boring, clunky, unresponsive, slow, and did I mention BORING? One cool thing I did like was the shadow leap ability which had you teleport. This feature would have been a lot cooler if aiming it where you wanted it even worked. AI in games aren’t renown for being the greatest, but the AI in this one is by far the worst. It took away from the entire stealth aspect of the game due to the fact that sneaking around them was about as easy as a Kardashian. Yeah I did it. I used a “Kardashians are wh##es” joke in a game review. Wanna fight about it? And IF you did get caught, fighting enemies one on one, one on two, or one on 4, was a joke. Super strength, super speed, and super hearing were all useless even if you powered up your abilities through the sorry excuse of an RPG system. There was practically NO RPG feeling to this proclaimed stealth-action role playing game. Aside from the typical XP gain you get through defeating enemies, it was very similar to the gain in Prototype or Infamous. Hell, even the main character looked like both protagonists from both games including everything from their look to their voices.
Controls- You can probably gather from the gameplay how the controls were. Sneaking up on an enemy and apprehending him to suck his blood for health, or kill him was smooth and fast. Fighting an enemy? That left mouse button will get clicked 100 times over before Eric would finally respond with some sort of move. If there were two enemies around, you might be able to maneuver over to the other one to take him out before he killed you, but chances were you would then again have to click your left mouse 100 times and hope for the best. The camera was also very touchy, and often swung around and down when you never even touched it. Moving Eric against objects in their sorry excuse for a cover system, and walking was also just very poorly designed which made using some of his abilities more complicated than it needed to be even for the easiest of scenarios.
Characters/Enemies- Eric was easily the best character the game had to offer. He was the cliche protagonist bad-ass of course, but he was familiar and resembled a lot of other video game heroes. Oh, and he wore a hoodie. That’s like +10 to bad-azzery right there. Meanwhile, other characters fell short of the Eric glory. The game wasn’t focused around them which is understandable, but this lead to the reason why the story lacked and fails to fully pull you in. Just like a movie, games need good support roles and DARK once again failed in that aspect. Very disappointing to say the least.
Graphics- Despite the issues this game had, the graphics were probably the best thing it had to offer. The Vision Engine 8 runs smooth and looks great and if you played Orcs Must Die, you’re familiar with the engine and how it looks. Only if the rest of the game could have complemented this, which I feel was a big waste of resources.
Sound- Sound also wasn’t too bad. Music was good, and gave a real good ominous feel that went with the games stealth feel. But! Voice overs didn’t sync up with the characters mouths, and the sound effects for attacks didn’t match with the animations.
But I do need to commend them for having a good surround sound experience. It helped immerse you a bit which was hard to do when trying to overcome the horrible gameplay.
Final Verdict: So there you have it. One long drawn out way of saying that this game sucks. The game was a practically a pretty girl with an ugly personality that should be kept in the DARK. There was no replay-ability to the game, and I quickly uninstalled it as soon as I was done. Do yourself a favor and skip out on this one. If you want to appreciate The Vision 8 Engine, play Orcs Must Die, and if you want to play a cool Anti-Hero in a hoodie, stick with Prototype. I give this game an overall 3/10.
Overall Score: 3/10
RGN Rating: Below Bronze
Developer: Realmforge Studios / Publishers: Kalypso Media
Available On: PC / Xbox 360
Played On: PC
Review Copy Info- A digital voucher on PC and physical copy on Xbox 360 for this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for purposes of this review.
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