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Zombies Monsters Robots closed beta invading PC in May

Zombies Monsters Robots closed beta invading PC in May

You know the world's gone mad when it's been inhabited by just about every killer creature imaginable. So when it comes to a game like Zombies Monsters Robots, there's no time like the present when it comes to quelling any potential threat. En Masse Entertainment and Yingpei Games (the former Epic Games China) are ready to begin the free-to-play third-person shooter's closed beta in May and offered a look at some of the game modes that will be available.

Watch: The closed beta trailer »

"Third Person? Check. Chest-High Walls? Check. Generic Macho? Check. Free To Play? Check. ..."
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'Zombies Monsters Robots' in new shooter from Mercenary Ops dev

'Zombies Monsters Robots' in new shooter from Mercenary Ops dev

En Masse Entertainment, the publisher behind Tera, knows exactly what they're looking for when it comes to their next third-person shooter. They want the engaging cooperative wave-based gunplay from the Gears of War series, while throwing just about every crazy enemy type imaginable. The publisher has just the studio in mind for such a tall task: Yingpei Games, the developer formerly known as Epic Games China, who are working on a spiritual successor to 2012's Mercenary Ops called Zombies Monsters Robots.

The setup for ZMR is that the inventor of portal technology has warped in cross-dimensional creatures into our world. Humanity must now fend off attacks from hordes of the undead, mythical monstrosities, mechanical menaces, and a variety of other dangerous creatures. And as Shacknews went hands-on for the first time with En Masse's new Unreal Engine 3 shooter, Zombies Monsters Robots did indeed deliver exactly what it promised.

Read more: Surviving the horde »

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Tera free-to-play launch confirmed for February 5

Tera free-to-play launch confirmed for February 5

Tera's free-to-play relaunch as Tera: Rising will come on February 5, publisher En Masse Entertainment confirmed this morning. The PC MMORPG will be free for everyone to download and play, supported by optional subscriptions and microtransactions for players who want to pay for extras.

Read more: Various membership tiers »

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Tera going free-to-play in February

Tera going free-to-play in February

As will happen with almost any subscription-based MMO that's not World of Warcraft or EVE Online, Bluehole Studio's Tera is switching to a free-to-play model, barely 10 months after launch. Come February, anyone who fancies will be able to download and play the fantasy MMORPG for free, though optional subscriptions will live on in a $15 monthly 'Elite' membership.

Read more: New content coming in Tera: Rising »

"I believe reading somewhere that Blizzard admitted the inevitable F2P future of WoW, just a ..."
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Tera merging its 11 servers into 3

Tera merging its 11 servers into 3

As is the case with many subscription-based MMOs nowadays, Tera seems to be in a spot of trouble. Only a few weeks after layoffs at developer Bluehole's publishing subsidiary En Masse Entertainment comes word that it's merging the fantasy MMORPG's 11 North American servers into a mere 3 only four months after launch, to get rid of that unpleasant empty feeling.

Read more: Complaints of long dungeon wait times and lack of groups »

"I think the repeated failings of all these mmorpgs indicates that the genre is saturated. I know ..."
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En Masse settles Tera suit with NCSoft

En Masse settles Tera suit with NCSoft

En Masse has finally settled its lawsuit with NCSoft over whether developer Bluehole Studios had used proprietary material from Lineage 3 in developing its MMO Tera. No details were available, other than En Masse maintains its innocence, but the info comes on the heels of En Masse laying off an undisclosed number of employees.

Read more: No more 'distraction' »

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Tera publisher En Masse hit with layoffs

Tera publisher En Masse hit with layoffs

En Masse Entertainment, publisher of the action-combat-oriented MMO Tera, has laid off an unspecified number of employees to "prepare for the next chapter of our business." The publisher has promised continued support for the MMO despite the job cuts.

Read more: Layoffs 'not based on performance' »

"That's funny, I always thought the point was raiding, PVP, or having large persistent worlds. ..."
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Tera teases 'Argon Queen' update

Tera teases 'Argon Queen' update

A free update is set to hit Tera next month, which will tweak some classes and add a variety of new content. En Masse is calling this update its biggest yet, with buffs to Warriors and Lancers, PVP, and more.

Read more: Warrior and Lancer buffs detailed »

"Excellent, my lancer could stand to dodge around a bit better."
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Tera's Night Mare mount costs $24.99

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Tera's Night Mare mount costs $24.99

Tera has joined the ranks of MMOs offering cool mounts to its players for a fee. It's first offering is a horse designed to strike fear into the hearts of the game's signature BAMs (Big-Ass Monsters). Just fork over $24.99 for the Night Mare.

Read more: Available for a limited time »

"I think we've found the solution to the war on drugs. Simply teach the Columbian drugs lords how ..."
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Tera seven-day trial launches

Tera seven-day trial launches

MMORPG fans, are you looking for a new game to provide you with the goals, structures and satisfaction you cannot find in your daily life? You can now give Tera a go for free, thanks to a new seven-day trial, and see if it fills that gaping void.

Read more: Characters limited to level 23 »

"I'm with you. I want to like it because the gameplay sounds interesting but egad their character ..."
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TERA preview

TERA preview

It seems now that every new MMORPG claims to be more action-oriented. Apparently, sometime between the MMO heyday and now, audiences have decided they want more Ninja Gaiden in their loot-gathering, and each new entry in the genre promises to be the one to deliver. TERA is the latest to take on the challenge, billing itself as a "true action" MMO. In a hands-on demo at PAX East 2012, I was surprised to find that boast mostly accurate.

Read more: Time spent as a Slayer »

"The character selections are fucking hilarious! The fact that you can have idealized humans ..."
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Tera blocking whole continents to fight hacking and farming

Tera blocking whole continents to fight hacking and farming

Certain corners of the globe are maligned in MMORPGs as havens for hackers, phishers, gold farmers and other unsavoury elements, and En Masse Entertainment not only agrees, it's taking action. The North American publisher of Tera plans to outright block great swathes of the world by IP, not letting them play with more reputable countries.

Read more: Asia, Africa, Russia and the Middle East blocked »

"That's pretty ballsy, and I'll admit, and I'm now a little more interested in this game than I ..."
- Home Nugget    See all 13 comments


TERA eyes May launch for North America, Europe

TERA eyes May launch for North America, Europe

The upcoming "action MMO title" The Exiled Realm of Arborea (commonly referred to as TERA) has finally been given a release date. The Bluehole Studio-developed title will launch in North America on May 1, 2012, courtesy of publisher En Masse Entertainment.

TERA's European launch will follow on May 3 from publisher Frogster Interactive Pictures. The game will be available in standard and collector's edition flavors at retail and online.

Watch: TERA in action »

"Ugh. Those animations and combat sameness that look exactly like other MMOs don't help to sell ..."
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Tera to release in 2012, alpha and beta tests teased

Tera to release in 2012, alpha and beta tests teased

Publisher En Masse Entertainment announced today that the action MMO Tera is scheduled for release in spring 2012. Though the game was tentatively slated for the tail end of this year, the push back to next year seems to be to give time for an extra layer of polish.

"Adding time to our schedule will help us ensure we exceed people's expectations for Tera," said publishing VP Chris Lee in a press release. "The game's action combat and depth has generated a lot of interest, and we are committed to making sure every aspect of the game lives up to our standard of quality."

Read more: Alpha and beta test schedule »

"Man, this auto-loot pet is fucking retarded. Total waste of $15. It can't loot quest items."
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