All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘MMO’

‘World of Darkness’ MMO is Officially Dead

In 2006 White Wolf Publishing, the developer of classic role-playing games such as Vampire: The Masquerade, was acquired by CCP Games, the Icelandic video game developer best known for the popular EVE Online MMO. The transaction appeared at first to be an odd marriage, but shortly after the sale CCP began working on an MMO based on White Wolf’s World …

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H1Z1 Is The Latest MMO To Take Zombies For A Spin

Since its inception as an Arma 2 mod, DayZ has been one of the most popular zombie games around. What makes the game so popular, however, isn’t because of zombies, but rather the interactions players have with others. After all, you have more to fear from the living than the dead in a zombie apocalypse, or something like that. Now …

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Neverwinter Gets Meta With In-Game Dungeons & Dragons Tabletop Game

It’s rare to find a video game that captures the fun of playing a tabletop RPG. The old Dungeons & Dragons games used to do this, but the newer ones just feel like average fantasy video games. The latest – Neverwinter – started off like that, but now it has literally introduced a tabletop version of Dungeons & Dragons into …

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Final Fantasy XIV PS4 Beta Starts February 22

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn may be the greatest comeback in gaming history thanks to Square Enix admitting the original game was an absolute mess and rebuilding it from the ground up. The result was an MMO that celebrates the history and legacy of Final Fantasy in the best of ways. Now, PS4 owners will soon get to see …

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‘Project CARS’ Studio Announces Free-to-Play Racing MMO

Slightly Mad Studios, the developer behind the upcoming Project CARS, today announced that it will be releasing a free-to-play racing MMO later this year. Titled World of Speed, the game is being described as a “AAA massively multiplayer online arcade racing” game. According to Slightly Mad, the game will feature dozens of cars and race tracks. Players will be able …

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The Old Republic Galactic Starfighter Expansion Now Available To Everyone

Last month, BioWare introduced space combat to Star Wars: The Old Republic as part of the Galactic Starfighter expansion. At launch, the expansion could only be enjoyed by subscribers as free-to-play players had to wait. It turns out the wait was only for a month as the expansion is now available to all. BioWare announced this morning that the Galactic …

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‘Elder Scrolls Online’ Collector’s Edition Announced

The April release of The Elder Scrolls Online is getting nearer, and Bethesda’s Tamriel-based MMO is beginning to take on its final form. The publisher today announced that The Elder Scrolls Online will, unsurprisingly, get a collector’s edition. The Elder Scrolls Online Imperial Edition is packed with all the physical and digital add-ons MMO fans are used to in collector’s …

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Kate Beckinsale, John Cleese to Voice Characters in ‘The Elder Scrolls Online’

A recurring complaint for many Elder Scrolls games is that the same voices are often heard from numerous different characters throughout the games. Of course this stems from the fact that there are hundreds of characters in games such as Skyrim and the fact that players spend countless hours in these game worlds. Still, Bethesda seems to have recognized this …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Is Getting Space Combat

Star Wars: The Old Republic is still chugging along as it attempts to keep its current players and attract new players and subscribers to the game. It has done this through a number of new expansions to the game, but the latest expansion may just attract players who want a return to the gameplay seen in TIE Fighter. BioWare announced …

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Warlords Of Draenor Is Your Next World Of Warcraft Expansion

In a year from now, we’ll be approaching the 10th anniversary of World of Warcraft. For such an event, you would expect Blizzard to maybe announce a new MMO, but the venerated game developer has decided to stick to its guns and release another expansion for its almost decade old game. At BlizzCon 2013, Blizzard announced that the next expansion …

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Colin Farrell Rumored For ‘World of Warcraft’ Movie Role

Though no video game movie has yet pleased critics, massive hits such as Grand Theft Auto V and box office success such as the Resident Evil movie franchise will ensure movie studios keep going back to video games for source material. Now, Legendary Pictures is in pre-production on a movie version of perhaps the most-played game of all time. Deadline …

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‘Final Fantasy XIV’ Digital Sales Still Suspended

MMO launches are never smooth. Even when developers throw down the money for extra launch servers and hold extensive beta tests, the hundreds of thousands of people hitting those servers on launch day are bound to cause technical problems. Not only that, but the abundance of new characters in starting areas can begin to frustrate new players trying to complete …

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Launches Today

Final Fantasy XIV may be one of the greatest comeback stories in gaming. The game launched almost three years ago to poor reviews and even worse reception from gamers. Square Enix then fired the development team and got a new team to rebuild the game from scratch. Now the rebuilt Final Fantasy XIV is ready for primetime. Square Enix announced …

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Google Glass Game Based On An Ant Colony In The Works

Aside from the novelty of wearing a web-capable recording device on your eyebrow, in order for Google Glass to truly succeed, it will need a killer app that makes it all the more attractive to consumers. While we’ve already seen the first porn made using Google Glass, I’m not sure the average user is going to use it for that …

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Take A Tour Of Eorzea In Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Final Fantasy XIV will be remembered as one of the biggest disasters in gaming history. It may also be remembered as a miraculous turnaround as well thanks to Square Enix owning up to its mistakes and completely reworking the game for a relaunch later this year. If you’re interested in the reworked Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, you’ll want …

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The Kwama Return In The Elder Scrolls Online

One of the complaints levied against Oblivion and Skyrim is that neither title was like Morrowind. Well, that’s to be expected as they take place in entirely different regions of Tamriel, but you just can’t please some people. Those same people may be pleased to know then some of the creatures from Morrowind are back in The Elder Scrolls Online. …

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E3 2013: Tom Clancy’s The Division Announced, Previewed [VIDEO]

While the most anticipated games from each E3 normally come from one of the big Sony, Microsoft, or Nintendo conferences, Ubisoft this year saved its big reveal for its own press conference. Continuing with its “scare the crap out of everyone” presentation style established in announcements for Watch Dogs, Ubisoft used the example of a pandemic to show how “fragile” …

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Travel To Coldharbour In Latest Elder Scrolls Online Trailer

With Skyrim officially wrapped up, players might find themselves yearning for more adventures in Tamriel sooner rather than later. The Elder Scrolls Online might just scratch that particular itch when it launches later this year. in the latest trailer for the MMO, the game’s producers reveal that the Daedric Lord Molag Bal is the key antagonist throughout the game’s main …

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Character Customization Coming To Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic was the subject of countless jokes and TORtantic memes last year after the game started to bleed subscribers. The MMO went free-to-play less than a year after launch, and now EA has to retain players while attracting new players to the game. In April, the team at BioWare Austin added a number of features and …

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Super Adventure Box Comes To Guild Wars 2 [April Fools’]

Some companies and developer like to create fake products on April Fools’ Day, but a few adventurous types make their pranks a reality. Guild Wars 2 developers ArenaNet took this road less traveled and created an entirely new area within the popular MMO. ArenaNet announced today that Super Adventure Box, an 8-bit homage to the games of yesteryear, is a …

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Eve Online Hits Half a Million Subscribers

Today, Icelandic developer CCP Games announced that subscriptions for its Eve Online MMO have surpassed the 500,000 mark. Eve Online is the science fiction MMO that allows players to operate and own their own spaceships while participating in a player-created universe full of political intrigue and trade negotiations. Because of the game’s heavy reliance on trade and economics, it is …

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn PS3 Beta Sign-Ups Are Live

It takes quite a bit of work to reboot an MMO, but Square Enix is determined to make the business model work. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is slated to be released some time in the second quarter of 2013, and it appears that the project is nearly complete. Today Naoki Yoshida, director of A Realm Reborn, took to …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic “Relics of the Gree” Event Teased in New Video

Last April, the Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO held its first live in-game event. The Rakghoul Plague event, as it was called, had players running around Tatooine and infecting each other with a deadly plague. Of course, that was before it became clear that the game was hemorrhaging subscribers, before the massive layoffs that hit Bioware Austin, and before …

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Elder Scrolls Online Beta Sign-Ups Are Live, 6-Minute Cinematic Trailer Released

The announcement Elder Scrolls and MMO fans alike have been waiting for has finally arrived. Bethesda has officially opened sign-ups for The Elder Scrolls Online beta testing. The sign-up questionnaire can be found on The Elder Scrolls Online website here. The questions include guild affiliation, previous MMOs played, previous Elder Scrolls games played, play style, and a DxDiag file from …

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Elder Scrolls MMO Trailer Dives Deep Into Lore

There’s quite a bit of trepidation surrounding The Elder Scrolls Online, the upcoming MMO set in the world of the Elder Scrolls series. Though co-op gameplay was an frequently requested feature for Skyrim and Oblivion, throwing thousands of players together into Tamriel can seem like overcompensation for years without Elder Scrolls multiplayer. Also, fears that the normal MMO formula and …

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Dust 514 Open Beta Starts January 22

CCP Games, the developer behind Eve Online, today announced that the open beta test for Dust 514 will begin on January 22. The news comes just as Dust 514 has been merged onto the server that also hosts the Eve Online universe. CCP states that this accomplishment marks the first time two games from different genres have been linked together …

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LEGO Announces New Free-to-Play Online Game

LEGO and Warner Bros. today announced a series of new video games based on the Kingdom of Chima LEGO sets. The series will include games for mobile platforms, the Nintendo 3DS, and a “massive” free-to-play online game. “We are doing something innovative with LEGO Legends of Chima by making three distinct videogame experiences on a variety of platforms,” said Samantha …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Gets Its First Expansion Next Year

Despite all the TORtanic jokes, the move to a hybrid free-to-play model was the right move for Star Wars: The Old Republic. The game keeps all of its loyal subscribers and is able to attract new players at the same time, but what about the players that left? BioWare might be able to bring them back with the game’s first …

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First Gameplay Footage Released For Dirty Bomb, a Free-to-Play FPS

Splash Damage today revealed the first gameplay footage from Dirty Bomb, an upcoming PC-only free-to-play first person shooter. Splash Damage is the British developer best known for last year’s tepidly-reviewed Brink. Dirty Bomb may remind gamers quite a bit of Brink, for better or worse. The new game will feature a similar class system, where players can choose to take …

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The Secret World MMO Goes Free-To-Play

Yet another MMO released with a subscription model has gone free-to-play. Today, Funcom announced that The Secret World has broken Star Wars: The Old Republic‘s record for fastest subscription to free-to-play switch. Subscriptions for the modern day, Lovecraftian, conspiracy theory-laden MMO are now optional. Players can buy the game for $30 (or €30 or £25) and play all of the …

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