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1:00 PM on 06.30.2014

TERA: Rising gears up for another major update

TERA: Rising (previously known as TERA Online) is still chugging with its free-to-play model, and is releasing a new content patch soon called Lakan's Prison. It'll bring with it four new dungeons, new gear, and all of it is...

Chris Carter

10:30 AM on 06.30.2014

Blizzard is rolling out the WoW: Warlords of Draenor beta

Blizzard has just started rolling out its main stage of its World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor expansion beta. While its happening, "community veterans, press, fansites, friends, and family" will be able to join. Thi...

Chris Carter

9:00 PM on 06.27.2014

PlanetSide 2 just got a whole lot bigger and swampier

The scale of PlanetSide 2 was already pretty impressive. Three massive and unique continents ensured that thousands of players were vying for control of territories all over the place. Now, there's a new continent in the...

Brett Makedonski





1:00 PM on 06.25.2014

Final Fantasy XIV will be free from July 11th through the 14th

MMO subscribers often come and go, no matter how much they love the game. Whether it's real life responsibilities or a momentary retirement until new content comes out, there's a lot of reasons people may unsubscribe. With Fi...

Chris Carter



We've got 5,000 codes for the Swordsman closed beta! photo
We've got 5,000 codes for the Swordsman closed beta!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Our friends at Perfect World have hooked us up with 5,000 keys for the closed beta of their new martial arts MMO Swordsman! And in addition to the closed beta, these codes also unlock a Dtoid and E3-exclusive fluffy little lamb that you can hold in your hand and also speaks to you. You know, just what you always think about when you think about Destructoid.

The closed beta ends later this week, so get on it! Thankfully, the unlockables will still be there for you once the game goes into open beta, so you won't be without your fluffy little lamb for long.

To claim your code, click here! (Huge members can snag their reserved codes right here!) Then, just follow the instructions below to redeem. Have fun!

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8:30 AM on 06.25.2014

Square Enix details info for Final Fantasy XIV 2014 Fan Fest

Square Enix is holding a special fan festival this year for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn subscribers called The Final Fantasy Festival. This year the event is being held in the US in Vegas on October 17th through th...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 06.24.2014

Kingdom Under Fire II gets lengthy PS4 gameplay trailer

Kingdom Under Fire II, announced six years ago as a 360 game, is still still alive and feeling even more still alive with a proper PlayStation Blog post talking about the PS4 version, and a large scale raid video with scorpions, knights, guns, flamethrowers, and tits with super low nipples (3:15). 

Steven Hansen



Watch Ramuh wreck shop in this Final Fantasy XIV story trailer photo
Watch Ramuh wreck shop in this Final Fantasy XIV story trailer
by Chris Carter

MMO patches can often be bigger than full retail games. One of the reasons a subscription based game charges a fee is to pay for the maintenance -- the other is to pay for all the research and development that goes into new content.

In the case of Final Fantasy XIV, it's getting quite a bit of it in patch 2.3 -- a Ramuh boss fight (hard and extreme), three new dungeons, a new sidestory questline, a second portion of the raid Crystal Tower, a new 72-person PVP mode, monster hunts that take place on the world map, personal housing (in the form of a room for now) and a lot more.

Although it's a bit unconventional, expect a full review of patch 2.3 after release, and check out the trailer for a sneak peak above.

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3:30 PM on 06.21.2014

MapleStory is getting its very own spinoff

MapleStory fans, check out this paralyzing bit of cuteness in the form of the very first ever MapleStory spinoff. And I know there are, like, five of you in the comments including myself. Nexon is implementing the very first...

Brittany Vincent

11:30 AM on 06.17.2014

Get a closer look at Final Fantasy XIV's 72-person PVP

In case you haven't heard, Final Fantasy XIV is getting the Rogue class and the Ninja job in patch 2.4 later this year, but before that, we're getting Frontlines in 2.3 -- a 72-person PVP zone. Thanks to the Lodestone we now ...

Chris Carter

1:10 PM on 06.12.2014

FFXIV stream details personal housing, Chocobo colors, and new raid content

Final Fantasy XIV producer Yoshi-P is sharing some more info today live from E3, by way of his producer liveletter series. New Chocobo colors are confirmed, though they are purely cosmetic -- Chocobo raising will come mu...

Chris Carter

12:27 PM on 06.12.2014

Final Fantasy XIV producer talks new 72-man PVP mode

The latest Final Fantasy XIV livestream has a decided focus on PVP, specifically the new "Frontline" battles coming in a future patch. This new PVP mode will involve three teams of 24 players, up to a max of 72. If not e...

Chris Carter

10:30 AM on 06.12.2014

Final Fantasy XIV could come to the Xbox One, if Microsoft cooperates

Tell me if you haven't heard this before -- a developer wants to bring a highly successful multiplayer game to an Xbox platform, but Microsoft refuses to budge on some requirement, usually Xbox Live Gold. That's what's been h...

Chris Carter

4:19 PM on 06.10.2014

Same-sex marriage confirmed for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Square Enix does what Ninten-don't. Today during the special E3 Final Fantasy XIV producer livestream, director Yoshi-P took some fan questions, and cleared up some things about player housing, new classes, new boss figh...

Chris Carter







Halo players will be right at home with Destiny's PvP photo
Halo players will be right at home with Destiny's PvP
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Along with our open world walkthrough, Max Scoville and I went ahead and checked out the competitive multiplayer in Destiny. We gave both maps a spin, and we also checked out each playable class for the videos.

The biggest thing you need to know is that all the weapons you can carry in the main game can be brought into multiplayer. Even bigger, you can switch your guns at any time from your inventory while in the middle of the match. No grabbing guns from the ground, no limited loadouts, just whatever you have with you. Up to at least 18 guns! 

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3:48 PM on 06.10.2014

FFXIV producer talks about Shiva, the next iconic summon to invade the game

In the newest FFXIV trailer, Square Enix teased Shiva -- a new Primal boss fight that will be hitting the game. At today's E3 livestream, producer Yoshi-P noted that Ramuh, Ifrit and Shiva are the most popular Final Fant...

Chris Carter