All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘MMO’

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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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 game’s new Cartel Coin currency. This week, patch 1.6 for the game went live, bringing with it (according to the …

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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 today and lasting until this Sunday, a massive world event will emerge in the land of Tyria. Guild Wars 2 …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic is Now a Free-to-Play MMO

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 in microtransactions. Players who choose to play for free can experience all of the leveling experiences for each class in …

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The Elder Scrolls Online Gets Its First Real Gameplay Trailer

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 everybody. Now that the shock has worn off, Zenimax Online is ready to take the wraps off its newest MMO. …

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Guild Wars 2 Sales Resume, New Trailer Released

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 are something of a trope in the MMO world these days, and a game must work hard to keep the …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Gives Up, Goes Free-To-Play This Fall

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 of Warcraft clone and had to go free-to-play like all the other WoW clones. Now the truth is finally setting …

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