League of Legends card game Legends of Runeterra announced

Tonight, Riot Games confirmed that it’s not afraid to branch out and try new things with League of Legends during its 10th anniversary live stream. It announced a new fighting game, a new first-person shooter, and an action/role-playing game. It also confirmed it would bring the LoL experience to consoles and mobile with Wild Rift. So what else could it possibly take on next? Well, how about Hearthstone? Yes, the company confirmed its foray into the digital card game market with Legends of Runeterra. In fact, the closed beta for the PC title just went live, and those interested can […]

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League of Legends fighting and first-person shooting games announced

Many League of Legends players have wondered whether Riot Games would venture out into new genres. Well, tonight, the company surprised a majority of its fan base by announcing not one but two new games. First up is an untitled first-person shooter game, put together by a team of veterans in the genre. It is currently just dubbed “Project A” and appears to have an Overwatch flair to it, as players will battle against one another with tactics. Thus far, there’s only a small glimpse of what to expect from the game, but it’s a promising one. Riot Games noted […]

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PUBG season 5 has been datamined, and fans hope it means a Miramar remaster

Looks like the next season of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is coming soon, as dataminers have uncovered an image of the new pass itself, as well as a look at the selection of items it’ll contain. Season 5 appears to be all about Miramar, and that’s got fans speculating that a major rework for the desert map is on the way. It’ll be called Survivor Pass: Badlands, as a datamined image from ATNIGN on Twitter suggests. Separately, dataminers have uncovered a whole bunch of the items you’ll be able to unlock as part of the pass. Many of them share that same ‘badlands’ theme – and altogether, this all suggests that the new season will have a big focus on Miramar. PUBG Corp announced a series of map remasters earlier this year. At the time, the developers said “we are working on new ways to balance loot and otherwise improve our maps, Erangel being the first.” Erangel was indeed the first map to get remastered, but “first” suggests that more are coming, and this could be a good opportunity to bring out some big changes for Miramar.

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ArcheAge: Unchained is live today, promising a buy-to-play MMO without pay-to-win hooks

ArcheAge has been around for the better part of the last decade, and while the free-to-play MMORPG has brought in plenty of players, it’s also garnered plenty of criticism for letting players essentially purchase power – which is extra frustrating given the game’s focus on PvP. ArcheAge: Unchained is out today and promises to change that. ArcheAge: Unchained puts a premium price on access to the MMORPG, starting at $25.99 USD. From there, the game is supported purely by cosmetic purchases. The devs stop short of using the ‘pay-to-win’ moniker to describe the old ArcheAge, but today’s press release makes plenty of promises about players progressing through “skill and abilities alone” or “talent alone.” The main monetisation system will be the ArchePasses. Similar to the battle passes popular in other modern online games, passes will rotate in three month seasons, and will be split to reward different gameplay styles. Each pass will have a free track that lets you earn all of the available progression and power items. The paid, premium track will include the fancier cosmetics and dyes

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