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

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

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

Elder Scrolls MMO Trailer Dives Deep Into Lore Elder Scrolls MMO Trailer Dives Deep Into Lore
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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 …

Dust 514 Open Beta Starts January 22 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 …

LEGO Announces New Free-to-Play Online Game LEGO Announces New Free-to-Play Online Game
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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 …

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

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

The Secret World MMO Goes Free-To-Play The Secret World MMO Goes Free-To-Play
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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 …

Star Wars: The Old Republic Update Spreads Life Day Cheer Star Wars: The Old Republic Update Spreads Life Day Cheer

Star Wars: The Old Republic, EA’s newest MMO, set records by going from subscription to free-to-play in under one year. Now that the game is free-to-play, BioWare is tasked with adding plenty of extras that can be bought with the …

Guild Wars 2 Hosts The Lost Shores Event This Weekend Guild Wars 2 Hosts The Lost Shores Event This Weekend

Many gamers are looking forward to this weekend as the Wii U launches on Sunday. Before that happens, however, MMO gamers will want to check out the massive event that ArenaNet is hosting this weekend on Guild Wars 2. Starting …

Star Wars: The Old Republic is Now a Free-to-Play MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic is Now a Free-to-Play MMO
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Star Wars: The Old Republic, EA and Bioware’s MMO set in a galaxy far, far away, has officially gone free-to-play. Subscriptions to the game are still available, and provide many of the benefits free players will have to pay for …

The Elder Scrolls Online Gets Its First Real Gameplay Trailer The Elder Scrolls Online Gets Its First Real Gameplay Trailer
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I’ve mostly gotten over the existence of The Elder Scrolls Online. We’ll still get the excellent single-player romps through Tamriel, and the MMO junkies can explore one of the more interesting fantasy worlds in gaming history. It’s a win-win for …

Guild Wars 2 Sales Resume, New Trailer Released Guild Wars 2 Sales Resume, New Trailer Released
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Almost two weeks ago, ArenaNet suspended sales of Guild Wars 2 after its servers were inundated by an overwhelming flood of new players. Needless to say, the game has been a resounding success so far. However, fantastic, overcrowded game launches …

Star Wars: The Old Republic Gives Up, Goes Free-To-Play This Fall Star Wars: The Old Republic Gives Up, Goes Free-To-Play This Fall
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It was so cute to watch BioWare and EA try to stave off suggestions that Star Wars: The Old Republic would be going free to play for so long. They didn’t want to admit that they had made a World …

Pandas Invade World Of Warcraft On September 25 Pandas Invade World Of Warcraft On September 25

I seriously thought the folks at Blizzard had gone insane when they announced the latest expansion to World of Warcraft. The idea of an ancient China landscape littered with anthropomorphic pandas seemed like a joke at first. For better or …

Star Wars: The Old Republic Is Kind Of Going Free-To-Play Star Wars: The Old Republic Is Kind Of Going Free-To-Play

The Old Republic has not been the success story that EA and BioWare had hoped it would be. Sure, the game still has quite a few players, but it’s nowhere near the levels that titans like WoW enjoy. One method …

Are You Ready To Enter The Secret World? Are You Ready To Enter The Secret World?
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While Guild Wars 2 may be hogging all of the attention in the MMO space, there is one other high-profile MMO that deserves your attention – The Secret World. The long-in-development MMO is one with lofty goals. It aims to …

Guild Wars 2 Finally Gets A Release Date Guild Wars 2 Finally Gets A Release Date

The guys at Arenanet have been pretty forthcoming about all of the features and details we can expect from Guild Wars 2. Through a series of successful beta weekends and constant developer diaries, players have come to know the ins …

Star Wars: The Old Republic Patch 1.3 Brings Group Finder Tomorrow Star Wars: The Old Republic Patch 1.3 Brings Group Finder Tomorrow

The next major update for the Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) is coming to servers tomorrow morning, June 26. Patch 1.3 brings a feature the SWTOR community has been clamoring for since the game debuted: a group finder tool. …

Online Game Item Trading Banned In South Korea Online Game Item Trading Banned In South Korea

Those who play online games are aware of the massive economy surrounding in-game item trading. It has led to such activities like gold farming that many players frown upon but it still makes a lot of money every year. South …