ARK: Survival Evolved

As a man or woman stranded naked, freezing & starving on a mysterious island, you must hunt, harvest, craft items, grow crops, & build shelters to survive. Use skill and cunning to kill or tame & ride the Dinosaurs & primeval creatures roaming the land, & team up with hundreds of players or play locally!

Last year, Studio Wildcard (SW) received major backlash after posting a countdown on the Ark website (survivetheark.com), which ended up being an event that had dino skins (based on the new Jurassic World movie at the time) as rewards. Many fans, including myself, were expecting news of a new DLC, we were sure of it, but we were wrong. However, not much later, SW posted another countdown on the website, but this ended up being an announcement of a DLC, Extinction.

I’m not going to spoil the lore of Ark here. If you want to know it, you can find it easily enough on the Internet. However, it seemed Extinction would be the end of Ark, or Ark DLC. There was a subtle piece... Read All


Ark’s third DLC, Extinction, is finally here! It was announced a few months ago, during the summer, for November 6th. Studio Wildcard kept to that date, however it was supposed to be released in the morning and got delayed until late evening/early night time. It feels really good that the wait is finally over. Now I only wonder what’s next for Studio Wildcard. Does Ark have a future after Extinction? Who knows, but this is supposed to be the last DLC for the game included in the season pass. What a long journey it has been since Ark was released in Early Access. I’ve been there since near the beginning and I’ve been able to watch and experience the game grow so much!... Read All


In case you miss the slight mention of this in my Extinction post,.....Ark is now available on iOS and Apple mobile devices for free! Feel free to give it a try and let me know what you think of it. I imagine there's a Local (single player) mode, like the PC has, otherwise you'll be playing with random people.

My phone is incompatible so let me know what you think! It obviously doesn't look as great as it does on PC, but at least this gives you an opportunity to experience the game for free!


Studio Wildcard just released a trailer with a release date for the new DLC expansion, Extinction. It looks cool and takes us back to where it all “begins and ends” on Earth, which is hardly recognizable as it looks like something horrible happened. In the video you get to see a few new things, like a Tek creature using blink teleportation and going after a Giganotosaurus. You also get to see a huge beast, known as a Titan. There are more than one of them and apparently they’re mini-bosses. You also get to see someone using binoculars and piloting a drone.

Extinction is the last paid DLC for Ark and is included in the Season Pass. What comes next? Possibly a sequel!... Read All


My favorite mods:

  • Structures Plus

  • StackMeMore

  • Ark Advance

  • TameXL

  • Taming Gun

  • Egg N Poop Collector/Incubator

  • Kibble Vending Machine

  • Awesome Teleporters

  • Awesome Spyglass

  • Builder's Helmet
I recently watched a video by one of my favorite YouTubers, xBCrafted (embedded in post). This video was about his top five must-have mods for Ark: Survival Evolved. I left a comment for him, but I also thought I’d write a post here about my favorite mods for Ark. Here we go!

Ark is absolutely my most favorite modern day game. I’ve actually played it way more than I’ve played any other game EVER. I’ve already clocked nearly 2,700 hours! So, I know Ark! One of the great things about this... Read All


GregoPeck gives this a solid "Rad" on the Ghost Scale
This is fun, with very few issues, and is well worth your time.
GregoPeck gives this a "Rad" on the Ghost Scale
This is fun, with very few issues, and is well worth your time.
Review

  • Recommended +1

  • New creatures, biomes, mechanics, and dangers
Aberration is the second DLC for Ark: Survival Evolved. When it comes to the game, each map is an Ark, basically a planet. When it comes to Aberration, you’re on an Ark that’s been corrupted. A lot of the new map is actually underground. Apparently the surface is an extremely hazardous place to be, although I haven’t been there yet.

There are some cool new creatures. One of the main things about Aberration is that there are no flying creatures. However, there is a creature called a Rock Drake that can climb, turn invisible, and glide. Although you can find Rock Drakes in some biomes, you’ll find their... Read All


It’s been two years in the making, but after a few delays, Ark: Survival Evolved has finally come out of Early Access. Since I’ve been following this game’s development from the beginning, I think I’ve been on an interesting journey. Now it’s available on PC and consoles, which gives it a wide audience. Included in this release is the new $60 price tag. Luckily, I paid about half of that during Early Access, but I still think it’s worth it. There is a season pass available, too, which seems to be $30 at the moment.

Ark has always had something to look forward to, especially monthly content updates. Last year, Studio Wildcard announced Ark’s first DLC, Scorched Earth,... Read All


Since I’ve been able to get my hands on it, I thought I’d share what we have, although there is more to come.

In November I posted about the news of Tek Tier making its debut in December, although it was delayed a month. There are links to some good articles in that post, so go check it out. http://cheerfulghost.com/GregoPeck/posts/3163/ark-coming-to-ps4-in-december-release-delay-and-tek-tier

Not all of the Tek Tier was included in January’s patch. But the wiki (http://ark.gamepedia.com/Tek_Tier) contains a list of what’s confirmed. Most notably, the ability to have underwater bases is expected to be included in February’s patch.

In order to get and use Tek Tier items,... Read All


It looks like Ark is coming to PS4 next month!

http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2016/11/07/ark-survival-evolved-ps4-submitted-to-sony-aiming-for-december-2016-release/

It also seems that the game won't be released this "holiday season." It was supposed to come out summer 2015, then pushed to "holiday" 2016, now we're looking at the beginning of next year.

http://www.gamenguide.com/articles/65916/20161111/ark-survival-evolved-2016-latest-news-update-tek-tier-update-coming-in-2017-new-items-objects-available-for-limited-period.htm

In other big news, it looks like the Tek Tier is coming soon and it looks sweet! See the video embedded in this post. For more info, check out... Read All


https://i.imgur.com/cXyfMuZ.jpg
There are many types of DLC that gamers have complained about for years. We've heard of on-disc DLC that is developed before the game's release, and the downloadable portion is just an unlock code to get to it. We've heard of day-one DLC that could have been part of the core game (and in some cases, should have been). We all remember horse armor for Oblivion that cost far more than such simple changes should have. But now, we have something new.

Yesterday, the ARK: Scorched Earth expansion pack was released on Steam, for $20. The catch? The game isn't even out yet. This is the first time an Early Access title has received paid DLC, and to my knowledge the first time... Read All


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