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TERA Online Gunner photo
Hands-on before the May 5 launch
I was really into TERA Online when it first came out. I couldn't stop playing for days on end, and even after I cut back, I was still running dungeons for months. But when it time to create another character, I quit beca... read feature

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Final Fantasy XIV

Check out the new Final Fantasy XIV Direct X 11 benchmark here


Some in-game footage and Au Ra character creation
Apr 27
Today is the day -- Final Fantasy XIV gets its new benchmark program to show off some Direct X11 footage. This new tool, a small demo of sorts, lets you check out how the new Heavensward expansion will look on your... read
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Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online goes to (more) war in its Season 10 update


Would you like to know more?
Apr 26
If we go by seasons, Star Trek Online has been the longest-running Star Trek-branded property of all, with the game's Season 10: The Iconian War update having gone live just this week. Of course, that's a bit of a cheat... read
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Square Enix

Square Enix apes Street Fighter in 'Ultimate Fight Final Fantasy XIV'


Not real, sadly
Apr 25
Last night Square Enix hosted a Japanese live event for Final Fantasy XIV, and among a few announcements, it showed off a hilarious trailer for "Ultimate Fight Final Fantasy XIV." In a clear nod to the Street Fighter series,... read
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Runescape

Runescape mod fired for abuse of powers


Oh yeah, I guess Runescape still exists
Apr 23
Allow me to paint you a mental picture. You're a paid moderator for Runescape, an MMO that most people haven't thought about in almost a decade. You have great power, but also great responsibility. You one day grow bored of u... read
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Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online on console is massive, and the file size reflects that


Beta starts tomorrow
Apr 22
Anyone who's planning to play The Elder Scrolls Online on consoles likely knows what they're getting into. The series is known for its scale, and MMOs are massive by definition. Those two together make for a game that wo... read
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Triad Wars

Triad Wars trailer reminds us how brutal the Hong Kong streets are


The streets is where I was born, and the streets is where I'll die; until then, the streets is where I'll be
Apr 21
United Front's 2012 sleeper-hit Sleeping Dogs taught us that the streets of Hong Kong are an unrelenting place. It's a dog eat (sleeping) dog world, but these proverbial canines were looking to do something much worse t... read
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Final Fantasy XIV

New details, full intro revealed for Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward


New jobs will start at level 30
Apr 13
Square Enix recently had a blowout of information for Final Fantasy XIV's Heavensward expansion. For starters, the game will launch on June 23 (June 19 for early access), as we previously knew. But at some point later, ... read
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DayZ

The new DayZ update seems to be breaking legs left and right


Left and right, get it?
Apr 09
This rather boring GIF represents the agony that some DayZ players are going through. Version .55 just launched, and it looks like randomly broken legs are one of the features that rolled out. Just when you thought the ... read
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ESO

Elder Scrolls Online to offer 'welcome back' weekend for prior beta participants


If you skipped out on the full release
Apr 09
Did you try out the beta for The Elder Scrolls Online and promptly dip out before the final game was actually out? You'll have a chance to jump in and see what the new subscription-free version is all about next weekend,... read
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Guild Wars 2 beta

ArenaNet to hold a public beta for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns' Stronghold mode


PVP only right now
Apr 09
Guild Wars 2's Heart of Thorns expansion is shaping up to be a great addition to the game, and soon, you'll be able to experience part of it ahead of schedule. Developer ArenaNet has announced that they will be holding a... read
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Neverwinter Xbox One

Neverwinter is both a shallow MMO and a fun arcade-like romp on Xbox One


It's a net gain when the price is free
Apr 03
Back in 2013, Neverwinter hit the PC. No, it's not a continuation of Neverwinter Nights, that awesome RPG from BioWare. It's an MMO developed by Cryptic Studios that's light on the "massive" bit, but far more f... read
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ATARI

Atari's buggy, unfinished Asteroids MMO is out now


...on Steam Early Access
Mar 27
Atari has taken a break from bullying indie developers to release Asteroids: Outpost, a gross and twisted cash-in on the beloved space shooter that first delighted arcade patrons in 1979. The "open world sandbox survival game... read
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Blizzard

Blizzard provides more details for WoW Tokens, the currency that can purchase game time


They'll be rolling out soon
Mar 25
In the near future, Blizzard will be rolling out a new item that allows players to purchase 30 days of game time. What's so special about that? Well, you can either purchase it for real-world dollars or in-game on the Auction... read
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Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online resorts to time travel to boost recruitment in April


Because war is coming
Mar 24
Ah, time travel. It's a staple of science fiction, and Star Trek has played host to more than a few yarns about tripping the light chronologic. Thus it's not unusual to see a few time-travel quests lodged into MMORPG Star Tre... read
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Deals

Grab 22% off The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited (now with no monthly fee)


Don't pay full price, yo
Mar 19
The Elder Scrolls Online did a reboot of sorts earlier this week and the game is now subtitled Tamriel Unlimited. Gamers interested in the buy-to-play, no-subscription-fee version of the game can grab any old retail copy and ... read
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Final Fantasy XI

Final Fantasy XI shutting down on PS2 and Xbox 360, mobile version and spinoff coming


Final Fantasy Grandmasters and Final Fantasy XI Mobile
Mar 19
Final Fantasy XI is 13 years old. As is the case with 13-year-olds, Square Enix is getting a bit sick of dealing with it.  The PS2 and Xbox 360 versions of the MMO will shut down in March of 2016. Final Fantasy XI's main... read
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Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online goes subscription free today on PC


Check out the new trailer
Mar 17
The Elder Scrolls Online hasn't made many headlines since its launch, but it certainly went back into the spotlight recently after the news that it would be dropping its subscription fee requirement. Like Guild Wars 2, ... read
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Wander

Wander by Wander lets you wander in Wander while wondering why you're a tree


Best dressed dev of PAX East 2015
Mar 16
At PAX East, I spent a majority of my time playing indie games but the one that really stood out is Wander, a non-combat exploration MMO about discovering the story of the world around you. The booth was an outlier... read
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Lineage II

Lineage II keeps on keeping on with latest expansion announcement


This thing will never die
Mar 12
The MMO genre is not what it used to be. That doesn't mean, though, that there still aren't thousands of players that enjoy the endless farming and miles of endless walking that these games provide. With all the other options... read
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FFXIV

Final Fantasy XIV's Heavensward expansion dated for June


June 19 for early access
Mar 09
Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XIV's massive Heavensward expansion will be released on June 23 (June 19 for pre-order access). When it arrives later this year it'll ship with a new race, new jobs, another ... read
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Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online establishes in-game memorials for Leonard Nimoy


In Memoriam
Mar 08
Leonard Nimoy passed away last week. Though his legacy is broad and varied, most people know him best as Spock, Star Trek's most recognizable Vulcan. The same goes for the MMORPG Star Trek Online, as developer Cryptic Studios... read
Guild Wars 2 interview photo
An interview with lead designer Colin Johanson
Guild Wars 2 is one of the most accessible MMOs ever made. Eschewing the Holy Trinity of class builds, you can basically pick any character you want and still fulfill a role in any group. Everyone can heal, and everyone ... read feature

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No new level cap, just 'Masteries'
Guild Wars 2 is an ambitious project. While ArenaNet's initial offering of Guild Wars was more of a social dungeon crawler than an MMO (the company called it a CORPG, or competitive online role-playing game), the se... read feature

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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft players will be able to pay for their subscription with gold soon


Pricing details to be determined
Mar 02
In an upcoming World of Warcraft patch, Blizzard will introduce the WoW Token, an in-game item purchasable with real money that facilitates the exchange of gold for 30 days of game time. "The WoW Token was created to give pla... read
FFXIV Gold Saucer photo
Everything else is minor
The Gold Saucer is finally a part of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and it's glorious. That classic music returns, as do the iconic Triple Triad and Chocobo Racing activities. It's amazing how much content Square Enix has... read feature

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Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 adding first-person mode


Eat your heart out GTA
Feb 26
Typically, MMOs are third-person affairs and for good reason. Whenever you find yourself in any dangerous persistent world, you want a good idea of what's around you to have the best possible view of the battlefield. Well, so... read
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ESO cash shop details

ZeniMax details The Elder Scrolls Online's upcoming pay-to-play store


The road to hell is paved with novelty skins
Feb 13
The latest MMO to go the pay-to-play route is The Elder Scrolls Online. Last month's announcement was a bit of a shocker to some, as going subscription free is an indicator of bad news for MMOs. However, ZeniMax is trying its... read
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ASTEROIDS

Atari is making a new Asteroids game (Yes, really!)


Everyone freak out
Feb 10
Atari just announced a new Asteroids game. No, you guys, I'm being serious. Stop laughing!  Asteroids: Outpost, as it's called, is described as an open-world MMO with survivalist gameplay. The experience casts players in... read
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Elite Dangerous Patch

Elite: Dangerous 1.1 patch brings pilots together and enhances gameplay


Todd 'Maniac' Marshall, at your service, ma'am!
Feb 06
Elite: Dangerous continues to mature with the latest 1.1 BETA update. The addition of Community Goals adds missions for groups of players to work towards, like destroying x amount of enemies, or hauling a certain cargo t... read
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H1Z1

If you're new to H1Z1 and these guys show up, you're joining a fight club


I think I just broke one of the rules...
Feb 03
Like the Penis Brothers of yesteryear, some people in zombie survival games are less concerned with the undead, and more intent on messing with fellow humans. You know what they say: man is the real monster. This group in&nb... read
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Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV kicks off its 'Valentione's Day' event


It'll run until February 16
Feb 03
Final Fantasy XIV likes it keep its players interested by running frequent events, and the latest one kicks off today. It's called "Valentione's Day," and is obviously themed after the real life celebration in mid-Februa... read






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