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Star Wars: The Old Republic May Be Going Free-To-Play
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For a minute there, it seemed like Star Wars: The Old Republic was going to be the next big MMO that could take on WoW at its own game. Interest in the game quickly wore off, however, and the developers …

Star Wars: The Old Republic Developer Announces Layoffs

Layoffs, redundancies, or restructuring. Call it what you will, the studio responsible for Electronic Arts’ (EA) flagship MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic, has announced it has fired some of its staff. The announcement came on the official forums for …

Dust 514 Now Accepting Applications For Closed Beta

The Playstation 3 exclusive game that is directly connected to EVE online, is now accepting applications for it’s closed beta. they previously had a Beta signup for players who already played EVE online. Dust 514 is set to be released …

Star Wars: The Old Republic Down 400,000 Subscribers
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Electronic Arts’ (EA) fourth quarter fiscal year results were released yesterday, and they contained some disappointing news for EA’s Star Wars: The Old Republic. The massively multiplayer online (MMO) game now has 1.3 million subscribers, a significant drop. During EA’s …

The Elder Scrolls Online Trailer Reminiscent Of Skyrim
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I’m just starting to get over the announcement of The Elder Scrolls Online yesterday and I’m beginning to accept it. While I still don’t think it’s a good idea to move an established single-player franchise into the MMO space, ZeniMax …

Elder Scrolls Online Announced, Coming To PC And Mac Next Year
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I’m going to be honest here – I hate MMOs. I find that they are derivative experiences that largely appeal to the lowest common denominator and more often than not tarnish a brand. That’s why I’m fuming today with the …

Players React to Star Wars: The Old Republic Patch 1.2

Star Wars: The Old Republic’s patch 1.2 (satirically dubbed “the Jesus” patch by some fans) was finally released this morning, and now fans and detractors alike are weighing in on whether the huge changes it brings will help the game …

BrowserQuest: An HTML5 MMO From Mozilla BrowserQuest: An HTML5 MMO From Mozilla

Mozilla is one of the strongest proponents of Open Web standards including HTML5. There have already been demos created that show the power of HTML5, but Mozilla and Little Workshop have outdone themselves this time. The Mozilla Hacks page today …

EVE Online Gets New Trailer For 2012 Updates

EVE Online is one of those MMOs that you would never expect to see much action from. All I ever see is players trading goods and flying around the universe completing various objectives that never really result in any kind …

WoW: Mists of Pandaria Beta Invites Going Out Soon
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I can’t believe that World of Warcraft is already almost 8-years-old and still going strong. I guess it speaks to the loyalty the fan base has displayed over the years. While other MMOs like The Old Republic may be taking …

Guild Wars 2 Changing Up The Microtransaction Model

Guild Wars was always way ahead of its time by being one of the first MMOs to go free-to-play right out of the gate. The much anticipated sequel is continuing that fine tradition of free-to-play, but it’s also hoping to …

Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances Is Free-To-Play

Phenomic, the EA studio dedicated to developing best-in-class free-to-play games, today announced that Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances is now in open beta. The latest entry in EA’s Play4Free portfolio of games, Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances is a massively …

Star Wars: The Old Republic Gets Free Weekend

We found out yesterday that Star Wars: The Old Republic is going to be having a free to play weekend from March 15th to March 19th, 2012! Players will be able to experience the opening adventures of each of the …

Guild Wars 2 Gets Impressive Collector’s Edition
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Are you looking forward to Guild Wars 2? If so, you might want to check out this collector’s edition. Guild Wars 2 won’t be launching for another few months, but fans can pre-order the game to secure a copy. If …

GDC 2012: Realm Of The Mad God Developer Talks Post Release Updates

Spry Fox Games took a huge undertaking last year by releasing Realm of the Mad God. Not only was it an MMO which is already hard to manage and constantly develop, it was also a bullet hell shooter which requires …

Dust 514 Goes Free To Play On PS3
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The makers of the semi-revolutionary FPSMMO Dust514 have announced that it will be free-to-play at launch. The game as it is set now, will directly impact what goes on in the fairly popular MMO Eve Online. “It was a relatively …

Aion Going Free-To-Play This Month

Aion is joining the ranks of every MMO that isn’t World of Warcraft or Star Wars: The Old Republic by going free-to-play this month. The change from subscription to free-to-play is hardly ever a smooth transition, but Aion seems to …

Guild Wars 2 Beta Sign Up Goes Live
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What is possibly the most anticipated MMO of the year, Guild Wars 2 has finally announced that beta test sign ups are finally open. Guild Wars 2 is the sequel to the immensely popular Guild Wars, an MMO that bucked …

Second Life Creator Acquires LittleTextPeople
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Linden Lab, makers of Second Life, has been kind of quiet for a while. They broke that silence today with an acquisition and announcement of new products. Linden Lab announced their acquisition of LittleTextPeople, a game development studio that specializes …

Star Trek Online Going Free-To-Play

After a bumpy start like all MMOs that aren’t World of Warcraft or The Old Republic, sitting in the captain’s chair is now free of charge. Perfect World Entertainment and the original developer Cryptic Studios announced today that the Star …

SWTOR: The Old Republic Is Being Won By The Empire
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The original Star Wars trilogy featured the defeat of the Empire, but in The Old Republic the Empire is dominating. In the first week after launch of The Old Republic, a million Warzone matches have been played. Warzone is the …