Path of Exile

PC / Action RPG / Release: Oct 23, 2013 / ESRB: U

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April Fools: Path of Exile is now pay-to-win

April Fools: Path of Exile is now pay-to-win

Many free-to-play games try to carefully balance their economies. But Grinding Gear Games is taking a brand new approach. They went to Game Developers Conference and learned that the best way to make money is, in fact, to charge money. The game is now "pay-to-win," the developer has announced.

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Path of Exile: Sacrifice of the Vaal preview: absolute power

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Path of Exile: Sacrifice of the Vaal preview: absolute power

The fallen Queen of the Vaal has arrived to take her bloody revenge in the upcoming Sacrifice of the Vaal mini-expansion for Path of Exile. While some MMO expansions will focus on adding to the endgame scenario, Grinding Gear Games will spread out the content throughout the entire game, for both veterans and newcomers alike.

The story is that the Queen Atziri of the long-dead Vaal civilization has risen again and is bringing corruption to the Wraeclast continent. The exiled must bring the corruption under control, while also sending Atziri back to the underworld from whence she came. As one might imagine, Wraeclast has become an even more dangerous place.

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Path of Exile getting corrupted in Sacrifice of the Vaal mini-expansion

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Path of Exile getting corrupted in Sacrifice of the Vaal mini-expansion

The continent of Wraeclast is about to undergo a terrible curse in the newly-announced free Path of Exile mini-expansion called Sacrifice of the Vaal. The exiled players that inhabit Wraeclast will find themselves at the center of a whole new conflict that sees the ancient Vaal civilization's queen return from the dead in search of blood and vengeance.

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Weekend Confirmed 189 - Assassin's Creed 4, Batman: Arkham Origins

Weekend Confirmed 189 - Assassin's Creed 4, Batman: Arkham Origins

Weekend Confirmed has finally reached the month of November and with next-gen console arrivals imminent, hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata invite Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and "Indie" Jeff Mattas to discuss the week's next-gen console stories, including the rumored different in resolution and the hardware announcements from Sony. After that, it's time to discuss games, as the crew breaks down Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and Batman: Arkham Origins before Jeff professes further love for Path of Exile. The show wraps up with "Indie" Jeff revisiting The Stanley Parable over two years after first discussing the original mod, a brief talk about the strange Device 6, and everyone's rapidly-increasing Piles of Shame before going into some post-Halloween Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.

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Weekend Confirmed 188 - Pokemon X & Y, Path of Exile, Diablo 3

Weekend Confirmed 188 - Pokemon X & Y, Path of Exile, Diablo 3

With the next-gen consoles rapidly approaching, this week's edition of Weekend Confirmed begins with hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata discussing the rumored differences in resolution between the Xbox One and the PS4 and how it could potentially affect the two consoles in the long run. After that, the Team Rocket duo of Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia and The Odd Gentlemen's Nikole Zivalich try to convince Jeff to stick with Pokemon X & Y, arguing for the merits of the games. That's followed by some discussion of Path of Exile and the console version of Diablo 3, before diving into some more of the Weekend Confirmed crew's GTA Online stories. The show wraps up with a quick talk about Neil Gaiman's upcoming Wayward Manor and the latest Capcom lawyer throwdown, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies. The show wraps up with a new round of Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.

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Path of Exile launch debuts guilds, new challenge leagues

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Path of Exile launch debuts guilds, new challenge leagues

The free-to-play fantasy MMO Path of Exile has battled its way out of a nine-month beta and has launched its final version on Steam. To commemorate this occasion, the game is launching with a slew of new features. On top of the new Scion prestige character, the game's 1.0.0 update will add challenge leagues, PvP modes, campaign content, and the player-created guilds.

Read more: Domination, Nemesis leagues revealed »

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Path of Exile launches October 23 with Scion prestige class

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Path of Exile launches October 23 with Scion prestige class

Path of Exile is finally reaching a full release. After months in open beta and 25 content patches, the action RPG from Grinding Gear Games is set to release on October 23. To prepare players for the occasion, lead designer Chris Wilson walked me through the game's new prestige class, the Scion, which will launch with the game.

The Scion is the daughter of a nobleman, exiled to the game's continent for killing her husband. Because of her circumstances, she won't be among the selectable classes at the start of the game. Rather, this new female combatant must be unlocked after a full playthrough.

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Path of Exile launch six months away, expansion plans outlined

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Path of Exile launch six months away, expansion plans outlined

Path of Exile has spent a few months in open beta, and is currently working on a full version to launch. It's a long way off, though, as the game's 1.0 release is still six months away according to Grinding Gear Games co-founder Chris Wilson.

Read more: Major additions to come once a year »

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Weekend Confirmed 148 - Disney Infinity, Path of Exile, CES 2013, video game legislation

Weekend Confirmed 148 - Disney Infinity, Path of Exile, CES 2013, video game legislation

On this week's episode of Weekend Confirmed, hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata are joined by "Indie" Jeff Mattas and Machinima's Andrea Rene. This time out, everyone heads up a segment of the show. Andrea kicks things off with some Disney Infinity discussion, Garnett talks about CES 2013 and the magic of 4K televisions, Mattas starts a chat about the recent legislative action surrounding video game violence, and Cannata shares some positive impressions about the Path of Exile closed beta. Finishing Moves puts a bow on it all, and is followed by another playoff edition of the post-show NFL TailGate.

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Path of Exile preview: custom combos

Path of Exile preview: custom combos

Path of Exile has undergone a long journey towards its final release. On January 23, the action RPG is about to take a big step forward when Grinding Gear Games sends their debut game into open beta.

The free-to-play Path of Exile plays similarly to many online action RPGs. Characters are moved with the left mouse button, while combat involves clicking on enemies or hitting keys like Q or W to unleash spells or other special attacks. Where the game begins to set itself apart from its contemporaries is with the sheer enormity of customization options.

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Path of Exile open beta launches January 23

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Path of Exile open beta launches January 23

Your clicking finger may be getting weak and lazy now Diablo 3 and Torchlight 2 have passed, but fortunately a new exercise regime is coming soon in the form of Path of Exile's open beta. Grinding Gear's PC action-RPG has been in pre-order beta for a while now, but all and sundry will get to play from January 23.

Watch: One player's build clicking all the monsters »

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Path of Exile delays open beta to January

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Path of Exile delays open beta to January

Despite a previous December target, Grinding Gear Games has announced that Path of Exile's open beta will be delayed until January. The team noted that it could potentially launch this year, but it would be so close to the holidays that most of the studio wouldn't be around to oversee the operations.

Read more: January 23 is new launch date »

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ARPG Path of Exile open beta this weekend

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ARPG Path of Exile open beta this weekend

Diablo III came out so long ago and Torchlight II is so far away, so how can you possibly survive another whole weekend without new monsters to click on until they explode in showers of swords and coins? Fear not, gentle clickfiend; Grinding Gear Games is hosting an open beta for its multiplayer action-RPG Path of Exile this very weekend.

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Daily Filter: September 2, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter adds new media for a handful of titles. We're got new trailers for F.E.A.R. 3, Inferno, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Duel Transer, an "announcement trailer" for Path of Exile as well as new videos for Bastion and Commander: Conquest of the Americas. Read more »

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