A new episode of Battle Bards is up! We’re starting off a brand new year of the show with the theme of…dead MMOs. Hey, I thought it was weird too, celebrating beginnings with endings, but this is what the overlords willed. In any case, even as Syp, Syl and I journey back through sunsetted games, I can’t complain about the quality of the music. These MMOs may be no more…but their songs shall live on in all our hearts! LISTEN NOW Episode 19 show notes Introduction (including “Karakorum” from Auto Assault and “World Map 2” from The Sims Online) “Freedom Theme” from City of Heroes “Birth of a Player City” from Star Wars Galaxies “Little Girl / Guild Hall” from Meridian 59 “LoadingH” from The Matrix Online “Blue Turns to Grey” from Tabula Rasa “Met With Honor” from Warhammer Online “Griddle Forest” from Glitch Which one was our favorite? Outro (“Rattle … [Read more...] about Battle Bards 19: Dead MMOs
One aspect of delivering the full football experience that EA Sports’ FIFA series has lacked is the inclusion of the biggest competition in Europe, the UEFA Champions League. Since FIFA 18’s release, EA Sports has been able to procure the licence for the UEFA Champions League, which was formerly owned by competitor Konami and used in Pro Evolution Soccer. But, EA Sports hasn’t simply replaced the European trophy with the title of Champions League and slapped the logo on; they’ve gone all-out to integrate the Champions League into all of its relevant game modes. FIFA 19 has quickly become the biggest selling game, and fans with heaps of praise for all of the Champions League features. Simply having the licence to use the logo, name, and unmistakable sounds of the Champions League in Career Mode would be enough for many players, but to EA Sports, it’s so much more than a licence. The developers wanted to bring in every element of the Champions League to the … [Read more...] about Does Champions League Integration make FIFA 19 the Best Edition Yet?
Update 19 is firmly grounded in improving quality of life for players. In addition, dynamic weather will be added to Erangel and Miramar and it includes overcast, sunset, rain, fog and more. Other QoL improvements include: bullet penetration improvements improvements to “dropping items in sacks” weapon attachment management & replacing items improved colorblind settings improved map markers can be placed playes can set a max frame rate custom match presets performance improvements sound improvements replay improvements bug fixes For more information, please click here. … [Read more...] about PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds: Update 19 Notes
New PvP Battleground And Base Game Update Coming To Elder Scrolls Online With Update 19 The Elder Scrolls Online is ready to unleash the Wolfhunter DLC soon according to an official blog post. Also coming with it is Update 19, a free base game update. Update 19 will introduce a brand new PvP Battleground map, in addition to some core game play changes. The Wolfhunter DLC game pack will be free to all ESO Plus members and available for purchase from the in-game Crown Store. This new DLC game pack challenges teams with two exciting werewolf-themed dungeons: March of Sacrifices and Moon Hunter Keep. The new Istirus Outpost Battleground is located along Cyrodiil’s southwest border, and features fortified stone structures and walls that should seem familiar to those who fight in the Alliance War. Istirus Outpost, however, has some unique twists that set it apart from other arenas. Firstly, the map is only semi-symmetrical, meaning how you navigate the arena will differ … [Read more...] about New PvP Battleground And Base Game Update Coming To Elder Scrolls Online With Update 19
Wanna feel old? Three years ago, I wrote a Second Wind piece for Massively-that-was on Ultima Online, which had recently been turned over to Broadsword and was celebrating its 16th birthday. “The ‘old things suck’ snobs can scoff all they want,” I concluded, “but feature for feature, UO surpasses far too many modern games to be ignored.” Now the game has just turned 19, and I’m back in the grand-daddy of MMORPGs poking around for the readers who’ve requested another look and listen. I’d call it a third wind, but for me, it’s probably more like my 103rd wind, as I’ve gone back so many times I’ve lost count. This round, I’m going to give a little tour of some of my favorite features, like housing, runebooks, boats, and combat, plus talk about some basic mechanics and highlight cool community hot spots on Atlantic, then wind down with some opinions on UO’s place in the genre and the lessons … [Read more...] about Working As Intended: A tour of 19-year-old Ultima Online