Concraft by ConceptDesign Check out Part 2: A Parent’s Guide Check out Part 3: Gallery You often hear about MMOs being referred as “another world,” or “another life,” or even a “second life.” We’ve referred to games as virtual themeparks, virtual sandboxes, and any hybrid of the two. It isn’t often, however, that we hear a game referred to as a “virtual toy box,” and those three words sum up Roblox with incredible accuracy. Odds are you’ve heard of , perhaps even played it at one point, and if you are in the game’s demographic, you may be playing it right now. After all, Roblox is ranked #1 in the US for total engagement time. Survive disasters with full physics Roblox is a game where players can mould their own worlds and games and then allow others to play in their creations. At one moment you can be playing a game of paintball (above) and the next, Spongebob could be chasing you through Bikini Bottom, … [Read more...] about Roblox Part 1: Opening The Toy Chest
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Researchers from the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Gambling Research have produced a paper linking loot boxes in video games and addictive gambling behavior. The study, titled “Associations between loot box use, problematic gaming and gambling, and gambling-related cognitions,” concludes that yes, loot boxes are a form of gambling, and as such, they should likely be regulated by government agencies. The study, conducted by students Gabriel A. Brooks and Luke Clark, polled 113 undergraduates (Group 1) and 144 respondents from Amazon MTurk (Group 2), asking them about their experiences with loot boxes and their opinions of them. Virtually all (93.8% from Group 1/97.4% from Group 2) reported having played a game with loot boxes, with 88.9%/94.8% having opened a loot box (though only 49.3%/60.3% ever purchased one). Despite games usually making it difficult or impossible — and sometimes illegal — for players to profit from loot boxes, 27.8%/39.7% … [Read more...] about University Study Correlates Loot Boxes With Gambling Behavior
Pearl Abyss has announced the final beta for Black Desert, the open-world fantasy action MMORPG coming to Xbox One. The final open beta will run from February 14 to February 17, offering the last chance for players to take in the environments, quests, and action combat before the game launches on March 4. On Xbox. Those who hit level 30 during the beta will be rewarded with a Calpheon chubby dog for launch. Everyone else can pass the time by watching the trailer below. Advertisements … [Read more...] about Black Desert Final Open Beta Date Revealed
Webzen announced today that they are collaborating with Sentinel, for a combination of a MU and Sentinel in toy form. This toy combines the MU character ‘Dark Knight’ and Sentinel’s ’35MechatroWeGo’ to form ‘KnightWeGo’. Pre-orders for KnightWeGo will be available on February 12th, 2019 on a variety of sites, such as Amazon and Toys To Art for two months. The item is expected to ship in July. KnightWeGo will be unveiled in the upcoming Wonder Festival 2019 held in Tokyo, Japan. In addition to Japan, KnightWeGo will be showcased in the 2019 Toy Fair, an annual international toy industry trade show held mid-February in New York City. The event is open to the toy trade only – toy industry professionals, retailers, and press representatives. MODERHYTHM, the designer of KnightWeGo and the Mechatrorobot series commented, “When I first saw Dark Knight, one of the MU characters, I thought it … [Read more...] about Webzen Launches KnightWeGo, MU Character’s Art Toy Globally
I was a little surprised when the announcement came a couple days ago that the Age of Conan expansion, Rise of the Godslayer, will be released May 11, 2010. Why, that’s only — *counts on my fingers* — a few weeks away! I scoured the Funcom and AoC websites for a confirmation, saw none, and went to the forums which were also abuzz with confusion. Anyway, I don’t know what took Funcom so long, but the announcement finally came on their website, along with a great new look. That’s confirmation enough for me! AoC fans have been waiting for this for a long time, and though this news seemed to have come out of nowhere, knowing that the release date is just around the corner makes the anticipation a lot less difficult to bear (unlike the torture that is the wait for a certain Star Wars MMO). So now that I know when to expect the expansion, I can start contemplating my RotGs decisions, questions like Tiger or Wolf (if you can call that thing a wolf)? Which … [Read more...] about Do I Really Want The Retail Box?