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12:00 PM on 05.14.2014

WildStar's raids sound pretty incredible if you're dedicated enough

"Hey man, you want to go out tonight?""Sorry dude, I gotta raid." How many times have you either said that phrase, or heard it from a friend of yours? Whether you "get" MMOs or not, the fact remains that upcoming MMO WildStar will have a major focus on raids, which is either good or bad news for your social life.

Chris Carter

7:30 PM on 05.13.2014

Xbox Live Gold still needed for free-to-play games, MMOs

As of next month, Xbox 360 and Xbox One entertainment apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, and Twitch will no longer require a paid Xbox Live Gold membership. It's been a long time coming, but the decision is good to see non...

Jordan Devore



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Review: The Elder Scrolls Online
by Chris Carter

It's been a long month in The Elder Scrolls Online, full of ups and downs.

At first, ESO wowed me unlike essentially any other MMO before it. Similar to Lord of the Rings Online but with much more bravado, the opening act of the game seeks to deliver a core Elder Scrolls experience that's worthy of the name, and at the start on a high-end PC, the world is just as astonishing as Morrowind, Cyrodiil, and Skyrim were for the very first time.

Although, once you reach level 15 or so the game slows down considerably, and the blemishes start to become more apparent. I enjoyed a lot of my time with The Elder Scrolls Online, but it's clear that it needs some more work before the console version drops.

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7:30 AM on 05.08.2014

The Elder Scrolls Online delayed six months on consoles

[Update: ZeniMax has responded to the situation, confirming the delay. Players will be able to transfer their characters to the console versions for free, and eligible PC players can buy the PS4 or Xbox One version for a...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 05.07.2014

War Thunder is the first MMO on OnLive

Gaijin Entertainment's MMO War Thunder has been announced for OnLive, making it the first MMO on the cloud streaming service. The game will be added to their new CloudLift subscription, which lets users play PC games anywhere...

Dale North

7:00 AM on 05.07.2014

2014 Wargaming.net eSports league starts now

It's just starting to hit me now that if I were to become good at videogames I could get some money. These prize pools are ridiculous! It's too bad I'm terrible at games. Wargaming announced the start of the first season of t...

Dale North

4:00 PM on 05.06.2014

WildStar's 10-day open beta begins this week

Carbine Studios is opening up beta access for its MMO WildStar this week. The open beta event kicks off Thursday and will extend to May 18. During that period, just head to the game's website and request a key, or if you're a...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 05.05.2014

How do you feel about the 'Holy Trinity' in MMOs?

After posting my review of Final Fantasy XIV's endgame content, a discussion erupted across the review itself and my social channels. Some of them really dug A Realm Reborn's old school use of the "Holy Trinity" mechanic, and...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 05.04.2014

See all the cool things users have made in Everquest Next Landmark

Sony Online Entertainment has shared a video highlighting some of the cool things users have made in Everquest Next Landmark. On top of cool looking structures, users have been bending the rules by creating micro-voxels and ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



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Review: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4)
by Chris Carter

At this point, we've talked about the early-game mechanics of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and the trip to level 50. Now it's time to really put out a final verdict based on everything patch 2.2 has to offer, up to and including the Extreme Primal bosses and other pieces of endgame content.

After everything is said and done, I'm still loving it just as much as I did while leveling. There's so much on offer here for just about everyone, and incremental patches add such a monumental amount of content that it's hard to keep up.

As long as you're willing to brave through a few shortcomings, A Realm Reborn is one of the best MMOs in years.

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12:30 PM on 05.02.2014

EVE Online plans to have approximately ten annual updates from now on

EVE Online has one of the most dedicated communities in all of videogames, and CCP is reciprocating that with some dedication of its own. Whereas most massive multiplayer online titles have a few large updates a year at ...

Brett Makedonski

12:00 PM on 05.02.2014

ZeniMax gives out an extra five days of gametime for The Elder Scrolls Online

It's been about four weeks since The Elder Scrolls Online launched, so we've reached that fated point in any subscription based MMO's life -- the date where everyone who got their first month free now has to choose ...

Chris Carter

7:00 PM on 05.01.2014

Take a chance on Defiance now that it's going free-to-play

To me, Defiance always looked like one of those games I'd probably enjoy a lot more if I didn't have to pay a monthly fee for it. The show didn't strike me as too great, but I figured I'd give the game a go if it ever went do...

Brittany Vincent

12:30 PM on 04.29.2014

Sony Online rolls out new $14.99 all-access subscription plan

Sony Online Entertainment is launching a new membership plan today that will give subscribers access to its games -- all of the major ones, essentially -- for $14.99 per month. That's EverQuest, EverQuest II, DC Universe Onli...

Jordan Devore

5:00 AM on 04.29.2014

Mount giant war elephants in Black Desert

Black Desert is that game with that amazing character creation system. And it's a game I never expected to ever get excited over with it being a MMORPG. I don't have the time of day to invest in one, yet here I am looking fo...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



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Video: Destiny wasn't everything Hamza was hoping for
by Max Scoville

If you missed it, Hamza went up to Bungie's offices to play Destiny, and he wrote a bunch of words and stuff about it. I didn't actually feel like reading his articles, so I demanded he describe his time with the game out loud, and I wanted to make him uncomfortable, so I filmed the whole ordeal.

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