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Weekly resets

What do you think of 'weekly resets' in online games?


Tuesday is the best/worst day
Dec 25
Many, many MMOs and other such online games (Destiny) have weekly "reset" periods. They usually take place on a Tuesday, and allow you earn raid loot and weekly quest rewards again, as well as earn whatever tokens or currency... read
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Transformers Universe

Jagex and Hasbro terminate Transformers MMO


Turning attention to its own properties
Dec 16
We never got a chance to see if there was more than meets the eye with Transformers Universe; Jagex and Hasbro shut down the free-to-play MMO today while it was still in beta. The move isn't entirely unexpected, as it may hav... read
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Onigiri

MMORPG Onigiri coming to PS4, Xbox One in 2015


It's about oni slaying, not rice balls, by the way
Dec 16
Onigiri is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One across North America and Europe in early 2015, developer CyberStep confirmed with Windows Central. The free-to-play MMORPG draws inspiration from Japanese mythology, t... read
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FXIV

Final Fantasy XIV deploys marriage patch this week


Same-sex marriage included
Dec 10
Want to get married in Final Fantasy XIV? Now is your time. The Ceremony of Eternal Bonding is now live, and to get married, all you have to do is submit an application on the Mog Station portal. Up to 80 guests can attend, ... read
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Black Desert

Korean MMO Black Desert releasing in North America and Europe next year


=)
Dec 05
Oh, good -- another chance to talk about Black Desert and reuse this Tom Cruisian image. The cool-looking MMORPG and its remarkable character creator will be available to North American and European audiences in 2015, develo... read
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FFXIV PS4 upgrade

That PS3 to PS4 upgrade program for FFXIV has been extended


Into 2015
Dec 03
In an effort to bring more people into the current era of consoles, Square Enix offered a special program that would allow players to upgrade their PS3 copy of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn to the PS4. This process w... read
Black Desert photo
Black Desert

That Korean MMORPG with the spectacular character creator has the best smiles


Oh my god, this is great
Dec 02
Black Desert may never see a release in the West, but that's not going to stop me from geeking out over its extensive character creator, perhaps the best I've ever encountered. Actually, scratch that qualifier. Now that I've... read
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Project HON trailer

Project HON's mech combat trailer is amazing and confusing


Mecha got a booty like DAYAM
Nov 25
I wish everyday started with over 20 minutes of gorgeous mech combat. Project HON's impressively long trailer includes everything you could ask for from a game inspired by mecha anime: senseless destruction, giant guns, metal fisticuffs, weaponized grappling hooks, and transforming robots. Best breakfast viewing ever. read
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Good looking trailer

Korean MMO seems to outdo recent JRPGs


JRPGs getting out-JRPG'd by KRPGs
Nov 20
Just aesthetically, Peria Chronicles looks better than all these budget, tropefest JRPGs that fill time between Persona installments. And it's more impressive when you realize that this is a (Korean) MMO with ... read
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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft back up to 10 million subs after expansion release


Go go Warlords of Draenor
Nov 20
I have been heartily enjoying the new Warlords of Draenor expansion for World of Warcraft. It evokes feelings of the franchise that are more classic in nature, which is a great thing for those of you out there who didn't... read
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WoW

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor is worth subscribing for again


Better than Mists
Nov 17
I've been playing World of Warcraft off and on since it launched in 2004, but the Burning Crusade expansion came at the perfect time in my life. Throughout the years I've been dabbling in the other expansions, ... read
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Dreams of Ice
The prospect of playing as a Ninja again in Final Fantasy excited me. After working my way up to level 50 in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, the class ended up having so much style and substance that it changed t... read feature

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FFXIV

Player-created Turks event in FFXIV: Just another reason why I love MMOs


Awesome idea
Nov 07
MMOs usually have official "events" that are designed to get players to log in and play after extended periods of disinterest. They tend to involve holiday festivities of some sort, or in the case of some games, they make up ... read
FFXIV patch 2.4 review photo
Dreams of Ice
I still can't believe Square Enix salvaged the original Final Fantasy XIV. I mean, it had the guts to make the game a core entry, so I'm glad the studio reworked it into A Realm Reborn -- this whole saga is just really i... read feature

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Final Fantasy XIV

Celebrate Halloween in Final Fantasy XIV with 'All Saints' Wake'


Holiday rewards
Oct 20
Do you like witch hats? Well you're in luck if you play Final Fantasy XIV, as the "All Saints' Wake" event is starting today. From October 20 to November 3, you can start up a short questline to earn some extra costume items.... read
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FFXIV

Final Fantasy XIV's new 'Heavensward' expansion looks really badass


Loving that new armor
Oct 18
Live at the Final Fantasy XIV Fanfest event in Las Vegas, Square Enix revealed the newest expansion for the game, titled Heavensward. It's due out in spring 2015, and a number of details have been given as to what to ex... read
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Shiva

Shiva does her thing in the debut trailer for Final Fantasy XIV's 'Dreams of Ice' update


Patch 2.4
Oct 17
Square Enix is gearing up for the release of Final Fantasy XIV's patch 2.4, titled "Dreams of Ice." As expected it will feature Shiva as the new badass Primal encounter, with the new storyline leading up to her rise. Th... read
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FFXIV

Square Enix releasing Final Fantasy XIV Game of the Year edition


Wow a game that actually won some Game of the Year awards
Oct 14
On November 14th, Square Enix will release a "Game of the Year" edition for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. It comes with a lot of physical goodies, including a printed book and five art cards. On the digital side it ... read
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Old Republic Revan

The Old Republic welcomes Darth Revan back by way of DLC


The expansion is $19.99
Oct 07
You remember Darth Revan? Well he's back! In DLC form! BioWare has announced that an upcoming DLC will feature the classic Revan character from KOTOR in The Old Republic. It'll arrive on December 9th, priced at $19.... read
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Free Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 is throwing a free trial week soon


September 25 - October 1
Sep 23
On Thursday, ArenaNet will kick off a week-long trial for Guild Wars 2. You'll be able to play the MMORPG for free from 12:00am Pacific on September 25 until 11:59pm Pacific on October 1. Trial accounts can be opened ahead of... read
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Blizzard cancels MMO

Blizzard kills off Titan seven years into development


'Blizzard's news tightens titan's noose' - Max Scoville
Sep 23
Blizzard's next massively multiplayer game, Titan, was never announced, but the company has spoken about the project off and on these past several years. Here's another update: the game has been canceled -- "it didn't come to... read
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FFXIV

Final Fantasy XIV's new TGS trailer features Shiva


Also, other new content
Sep 22
Later this year (hopefully in October), Final Fantasy XIV is getting a new major update. As patch 2.4, it's called "Dreams of Ice," and will feature Shiva as the core focus. Additional content includes three new dungeon... read
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Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online goes to the Delta Quadrant in October


To Boldly Go Where Captain Janeway Went Before
Sep 19
Get your replicator rations ready, folks, because Star Trek Online is about to get itself catapulted by weird aliens to the Delta Quadrant, which was last visited in the 1990's by the Star Trek: Voyager TV series. ... read
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In Real Life

Not-Review: In Real Life


A beautiful look at MMO psychology, relationships and economics
Sep 18
First Second is quickly becoming one of the best small press comic publishers, especially for those who like videogames. Their Glorkian Warrior book and corresponding videogame are both delightful in their own right, though n... read
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Eminence: Xander's Tales

Remember Triple Triad in Final Fantasy VIII? Check out Eminence: Xander's Tales


Playing for keepsies
Sep 18
Back in the day when I first played Final Fantasy VIII, I fantasized about a world in which people could walk up to random strangers, ask to play a card game, and be treated to one without it being weird. We are not there ye... read
FFXIV photo
FFXIV

Final Fantasy XIV's patch 2.38 brings personal housing, new Relic quest extension


The new weapon is called Nexus
Sep 16
Patch 2.4 for Final Fantasy XIV, which is set to bring the Ninja job and a ton of other content is still a tad off, but in the meantime patch 2.38 has dropped. Inside you'll find a number of quality of life updates, as w... read
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FFXIV

Final Fantasy XIV kicks off Dragon Quest crossover event


Fight Golems!
Sep 15
Square Enix has started the Dragon Quest X crossover event in Final Fantasy XIV, bringing over Golem enemies into the world of Eorzea. You can start the quest over in Ul'dah, which leads to a series of FATE battles for a... read
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A great alternative MMO
I undertook a Review in Progress of WildStar at release, and due to a number of distractions and surprise announcements, it's taken me a while to see almost everything there is. But here I am with my Dominion Mechar... read feature

Shiva photo
Shiva

CONFIRMED: Shiva will snap her fingers for Diamond Dust in FFXIV


Patch 2.4
Sep 05
Rejoice, Final Fantasy fans. Some time ago we got confirmation that Shiva would be coming to Final Fantasy XIV in the form of boss fight, but one lingering question remained -- will she snap her fingers for her Diamond D... read






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