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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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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

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
FFXIV

Lightning Returns to Final Fantasy XIV


For a limited time
Sep 03
Lightning is back again in Final Fantasy XIV, allowing you to participate in a number of quests with her, as well as earn a ton of weapons and armor from XIII. Male characters will get Snow's armor for completing the quest, a... read
ArcheAge

ArcheAge launch date announced, coming soon


September 16th
Aug 30
Out of all of the MMOs that are coming out in the near future, ArcheAge is at the top of my watch list. It promises a more sandbox-like style compared to the themepark MMO experience, with more open world activities... read
FFXIV

Final Fantasy XIV celebrates its anniversary with 'The Rising' event


Please look forward to it, Lightning is next
Aug 28
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is a year old as of yesterday, and to celebrate, a new event is happening in the town of Limsa Lominsa. Fans will be able to complete a small questline (about 10 minutes) to unlock the "Huzza... read
FFXIV

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is having another free period this month


August 22nd to September 1st
Aug 20
In addition to its 14-day free trial campaign, Final Fantasy XIV is hosting a one-year anniversary login period. From August 22 at 11:00 GMT to September 1 11:00 GMT, players who have previously purchased the game and do... read
FFXIV

Final Fantasy XIV patch 2.35 allows you to change your Chocobo's color, adds more content


More Beast Tribe quests and changes
Aug 19
Patch 2.35 has hit Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and in addition to adding some new content and questlines, it also tweaks a few things. Some of the major changes include the addition of Ixali beast tribe quests, al... read
Destiny

Rocket No. 9, take off to the planet Venus...in Destiny


More Destiny footage!
Aug 19
Destiny's about to come out soon, and then we can put all of these trailers behind us. But for now, let us check out this new gameplay trailer detailing the planet Venus. I think I vastly prefer the prior trailer from only a... read
Bad name or memorable name?
I stopped tallying at ten counts of the word "iteration" in the early goings of the SOE Live 2014 presentation for SOE's upcoming (PC, PS4) survival zombie sim H1Z1. Okay. I get it. That's why the game wasn't so hot when it w... read feature

EverQuest II

EverQuest II's 11th expansion, Altar of Malice, brings new playable race


Also, giant bunny mounts
Aug 15
EverQuest II is approaching its 10th anniversary. It originally released in 2004, the same year that Kanye West's genius debut College Dropout dropped. Altar of Malice brings with it a new playable race, the Areakyn. They off... read
EverQuest

EverQuest's 21st expansion is The Darkened Sea


Dinosaurs, player robes, level cap increase
Aug 15
EverQuest has been going strong since 1999. That's when the Slim Shady LP and "Thong Song" released. Or, much better, Black on Both Sides. It will be getting its 21st expansion, The Darkened Sea, on October 28 for All-Access ... read






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