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Aug 02 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

League of Legends Summer Arena broadcast this weekend!

League of Legends is that massive choo-choo train pulling free-to-play gaming goodness into the competitive sphere. Multiple circuits have been running across the globe, sponsored from not just the game developers themselve...
Jul 14 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

Preview: Phantasy Star Online 2

Sega announced this week that Phantasy Star Online 2 is headed to the United States and Europe come 2013. This is great news for fans of the series, especially for those who thought that the spinoff sequels deviated too much ...
May 07 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

League of Legends: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow

League of Legends, the fantastic competitive online game brought to you by Riot Games, has been going through a lot of changes over the past couple of months since the last time we posted about the game here on Des...
May 02 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

Revisiting the Kerbal Space Program

Last year, I got to take a quick look at the in-progress alpha for an interesting little game called Kerbal Space Program. The game was centered around building a rocket ship -- or, more a kind of rocket-propelled contraption...
Mar 16 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

Linden Lab CEO talks future of company and Second Life

Second Life. The name alone brings about a variety of images, usually ones involving furries and other odd debaucheries. It's really an odd amalgamation: one part chat, one part 3D world, one part faux-game. To me, it's...
Feb 18 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

Guild Wars 2 PvP to set worlds against each other

I'm always a big fan of when game developers share philosophies and general development methodologies behind the games that they are working on. This week, Mike Ferguson -- of the Guild Wars 2 development team at ArenaNet -- ...
Feb 08 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

Impressions: Dota 2 beta

The Multiplayer Online Battle Arena genre has been fascinating to watch grow. Like many popular independent works, it started from humble beginnings with a little mod for a well-known game. I can only imagine that few could&n...
Jan 26 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

Location trailer for The Secret World sets the spooky

I've found over the years that lots of MMORPGs release with a good artistic style while at the same time missing out on offering an engrossing atmosphere. Funcom's The Secret World is one that definitely takes an intere...
Jan 24 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

New League of Legends patch adds Skynet

Last week, League of Legends saw a patch that swept the game with a massive change: the removal of the dodge statistic. Beyond this, a character was completely reworked, and a new one was introduced. Though it should be an o...
Jan 14 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

Lots of details on new patch for League of Legends

The removal of the "Dodge" statistic has been something that Riot Games has been very open about sharing with the community. Today marks the big announcement that the stat removal will be completed with the patch coming next...
Jan 02 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

It's not too late to sign up for the Dust 514 closed beta

This weekend saw much fun and excitement for many people as they searched to resolve themselves for the new year. Of course, such celebration makes for rather lacking gaming news on most fronts. The December e-newsletter for ...
Dec 14 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

Join the League of Legends Snowdown Showdown!

[Update: Logins are reenabled now, and all the content is in the store for purchase] This past Tuesday saw the release of a new patch for League of Legends. It had the usual contents, another character, some new skins, and ga...
Dec 09 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

Blacklight: Retribution dev diary details customization

The Blacklight development team is back with another video to follow their dev diary video series. Before, they just showed off their own excitement, and talked about the technology and art behind the game. This time, they t...
Dec 01 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

Terraria patch 1.1 adds amazing!

Terraria released one day in May to the wide world of PC gaming. When it came out, many claimed it to be a two-dimensional version of Minecraft. To an extent, that is correct. The game offers a much more adventure filled sen...
Nov 29 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

League of Legends patch: New characters and jungles ahoy!

Patches are about a dime a dozen for the highly popular League of Legends. The Volibear patch that dropped today marks some changes that are small signs of bigger things to come. Riot Games has put out a preview video, which...
Nov 18 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

League of Legends hits 32 million players

Riot Games announced that League of Legends, their free-to-play Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, has hit the 32.5 million player mark. With this, comes a wide selection of cumulative statistics relating to the game that they ...
Nov 15 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

Classes, War of the Immortals, and YOU!

War of the Immortals is a free-to-play action MMORPG from Perfect World Entertainment that recently launched into a closed beta. While information was somewhat sparse leading up to this, Perfect World has released a trailer ...
Nov 03 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

Preview: Blacklight: Retribution

Blacklight: Tango Down was a lightweight, budget-priced first-person shooter that sought to offer a full-budget experience. It fell short of expectations, but the free-to-play sequel has started to make a showing recently. I got to put my hands on the game and see how the offering is shaping up so far.
Oct 27 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

Natasha brings the firepower to Rusty Hearts

I've been enjoying Rusty Hearts greatly since it launched as an open beta. It's a bit repetitive, but I have been finding it to be lots of fun regardless. My biggest concern was the lack of content at launch, and the frequen...
Oct 20 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

Second Blacklight: Retribution dev diary talks tech

It's been a little while since the last Blacklight: Retribution developer diary video was released. Today, the team is back, and still sounding as excited as ever in a new installment. They discuss not only the technology be...
Oct 19 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

League of Legends' Graves patch brings the change

Riot Games is always good about keeping League of Legends up to date, adding new modes and characters, as well as balancing items and current combatants. Today is no different with a rather significant patch to th...
Oct 12 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

Impressions: Rusty Hearts open beta

It's been a little while since we last talked about Perfect World's free-to-play MMO beat-'em-up/hack-'n-slash game Rusty Hearts. Now though, a couple of months later, it's been released in an open beta format, but has it kep...
Oct 01 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

Saints Row: The Third PC is NOT scheduled for delay

On September the 30th, THQ and Volition confirmed that the PC version of Saints Row: The Third is scheduled to release when they said it would. It's wonderful to hear that even PC enthusiasts will not have to wait any longer ...
Sep 25 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

Hands-on with the League of Legends: Dominion beta

This week, Riot Games announced that it would be starting a limited-run beta session for the upcoming League of Legends mode, Dominion, during off-peak gameplay hours. I've gotten to experience this new mode during one of the...
Sep 20 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

Futuremark taking sign-ups for Unstoppable Gorg beta

September 20th, 2011 -- A spacewire transmission is sent out of Helsinki, Finland. Futuremark Games Studios is seeking PC gamers to help beta test its new game Unstoppable Gorg. The game is a "thrilling space defense game in...
Sep 19 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

Blacklight Retribution dev diary shows the excited team

I remember picking up the original Blacklight, subtitled Tango Down, and thought it had some neat ideas to it, but that it could use a bit more to it. Thankfully, the guys from Zombie Studios are back, and talking their free...
Sep 15 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

Nostalgia: Runscape Classic opens for one last time

RuneScape was always a game that I heard loads about, but never actually got into myself. The early 2000s were a time before I truly got to discover the wondrous medium that was PC gaming. Also being poor and not ac...
Sep 14 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

Rusty Hearts open beta is live, has launch events

Today, Rusty Hearts -- the free-to-play hack 'n' slash MMORPG from Perfect World Entertainment -- officially relaunches in its open beta state. The game is now available for anyone to download and play.  To celebrate th...
Sep 14 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

Season one of League of Legends finishes with new patch

League of Legends has a funny definition of a "season." It's now the 61st week in, and season one of the ranked games can now come to a close. This means that over the coming few weeks, the majority of player ELO rankings wi...
Sep 07 // Sterling Aiayla Lyons

More game than throne in A Game of Thrones - Genesis pics

I can't really say I'm too familiar with the A Song of Ice and Fire series. I haven't read the books, nor have I watched the HBO series. I've heard a lot of buzz about the whole series recently though...

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