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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 …

Second Life Still Going Strong
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Remember the video game/simulation Second Life? A few years ago, it was a big topic of conversation, as droves of people and companies looking to expand their marketing base scrambled to develop Second Life accounts and avatars. While it may …

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 …

Rift Sets World Record For Most In-Game Marriages

Ever since the Guinness World Records committee began keeping track of video game records, there has been some really odd attempts at breaking records that nobody even thought about before. This is one of those records. Trion Worlds, publisher and …

Global Entertainment Industry Sees Growth Global Entertainment Industry Sees Growth

The world has been long addicted to media-driven entertainment, since the time of black and white TV, and now with digital content making it’s way into every mobile device, plasma screen, music player, satellite phone, video game console, etc., the …

Guild Wars 2 Beta Details Revealed – More Events Coming Soon

For those, like me, who have been actively anticipating the release of Guild Wars 2 and have been hanging onto every detail Arenanet has released, this is the ultimate tease. We now have beta details. “Welcome to the Year of …

SWTOR: Star Wars The Old Republic Launches, Early Review SWTOR: Star Wars The Old Republic Launches, Early Review

There’s already one important birth celebrated in December, now we have two. Early this morning, at 12:01 A.M., the servers for Star Wars: The Old Republic went live. Thousands of gamers scrambled to their various PvE, PvP, and RP servers …

“Sticky” RuneScape Stands At #1

How familiar are you with RuneScape?  According to Hitwise, it’s number one among the plethora of virtual worlds for children and teens, and about ten days ago, Nielsen//NetRatings called RuneScape one of Britain’s “stickiest” sites.

Virtual Property Auctions Nixed By eBay
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Since the dawn of EverQuest, the godfather of Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Games (MMORPGs), companies have turned a tidy profit from selling virtual items and currency that only exist within the game in exchange for real life cash.

Crayon Colors Outside the Lines

Massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) have thrived on the concept of providing a completely autonomous virtual world. With the prospect of such a captive audience plugged in to a digital community, marketers are looking for new, more socially relevant ways to showcase their products

The Virtually Taxable Imaginary Economy

If you thought your virtual assets were safe from government pick pocketing, think again. You know that pretend sword you sold for $500? The US government wants its cut.

Sony and Disney Getting Into MMORPG

What’s the hottest new MMORPG? Could be Lineage II? Guild Wars? The World of Warcraft? Yes? No? ToonTown you say? From Sony and Disney. Wow. This could be something keen. It’s family friendly AND it’s only $20. I may need to check this out.

5 Hours on the MMORPG And China Boots You Off Tonight

Marathon gamer gurus take note. China’s putting their gamers on a leash. MMORPGs are all the rage right for online gaming, whether its World of Warcraft or Lineage II or something else but in China, anything over five hours a day and you could be in trouble.