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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



Review: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4) photo
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



Video: Destiny wasn't everything Hamza was hoping for photo
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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2:00 PM on 04.28.2014

Bungie making sure you can import characters from last- to current-gen in Destiny

Destiny is going to be a huge game where you'll be able to sink hundreds of hours into the experience. So it's a good thing Bungie is looking into making sure players can import their characters from last-gen consoles to the ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:30 PM on 04.28.2014

Destiny's competitive multiplayer will be balanced, says Bungie

Destiny wants players to create the exact experience they want. Your character, weapons, and gear are all customizable to fit whatever desired play style. These persistent characters you can create can be carried to any aspec...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Destiny's combat is solid, but I'm not so sure about the rest of it photo
Destiny's combat is solid, but I'm not so sure about the rest of it
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

It's been over a year since Bungie first released details on Destiny, its next big project after handing off the Halo series to Microsoft. While the studio was done telling the tale of the Master Chief and his journey, Bungie was far from ready to leave behind the sci-fi space genre.

It has been extremely secretive with Destiny, letting bits and pieces of info flow onto the Internet here and there. That was until earlier this month when Bungie had Destructoid up to its offices in Seattle and actually gave us some real hands-on time with the game.

While I have a much better sense of how the combat and controls feels now, Bungie still held back on revealing much about the game. And it's because of that on-going secrecy that I've lost some of my excitement towards Destiny.

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10:45 AM on 04.28.2014

Square Enix announces global Fan Festivals for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Square Enix has announced global inagural Fan Festivals for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn for later this year. The North American one will take place this fall in Las Vegas, and similar events for London and Tokyo are als...

Dale North

9:00 AM on 04.24.2014

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn patch 2.25 drops

Square Enix has dropped patch 2.25 for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn today, and it mostly consists of minor things. Firstly, the strength of the echo buff has been raised to 15% for the Binding Coil of Bahamut, which...

Chris Carter

3:00 PM on 04.23.2014

Star Trek Online Season 9 goes live, gives peace a chance

Did you like Star Trek: Voyager? I know I did. And from the looks of things, Cryptic Studios does, too, as the newest big update of Star Trek Online titled "Season 9: A New Accord", involves quite a bit of content straight f...

Josh Tolentino

12:15 PM on 04.23.2014

SOE talks early monetization plans for its zombie survival MMO H1Z1

Following its big gameplay reveal of H1Z1, Sony Online Entertainment has detailed what the developers have come up with so far for the PS4 and PC open-world zombie survival game's monetization strategy. SOE president John Sme...

Jordan Devore