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We've got 5,000 keys for this weekend's WildStar beta!

[Update: Just a reminder if you're bored this weekend!] Our friends at NCSoft and Carbine Studios have hooked us up with 5,000 beta keys for their hot new MMO WildStar! The beta weekend starts tomorrow at 7am and ends on Sund...   more

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Let's watch 50 minutes of H1Z1, AKA Sony's version of DayZ

Sony Online Entertainment is making an open world zombie survival game called H1Z1. Yeah, it's blatantly going for the whole DayZ approach. You can't really blame them though. It's a genre people are really craving for, as e...   more

Let's watch 50 minutes of H1Z1, AKA Sony's version of DayZ photo

Review in Progress: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4)

Last year close to its launch, we reviewed Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn -- so what's with the retread, you ask? Well, that was before we implemented our Reviews in Progress program, which was designed to cover games...   more

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Over two million registered for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Square Enix announced that the total number of registered accounts for MMO Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has now climbed over the two million mark. The game is now available for play on the PC and PS3, and as of this week...   more

Over two million registered for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn photo

Development ceased on World of Darkness MMO

CCP Games announced today that development has been halted on the World of Darkness massively multiplayer online game. In a statement, CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson expressed regret over the decision, sayin...   more

Development ceased on World of Darkness MMO photo

WildStar's developers seem to be taking endgame content seriously

When I previewed WildStar last year at PAX East, I had a long conversation with the developers in regards to endgame content. While not every MMO player necessarily needs a hefty amount of max level raids and dungeo...   more

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is now out on PS4

I'm mostly here for the launch trailer for the PS4 version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, sharing it because I think it's pretty great. I love the action and the music. But I'm also here to share my excitement for thi...   more

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is now out on PS4 photo

ZeniMax confusingly endorses an online forum to support trading in Elder Scrolls Online

As I've mentioned in my review in progress for The Elder Scrolls Online, the game did not ship with an Auction House -- a system in place in nearly every MMO that allows players to conveniently buy and sell goods within the g...   more

ZeniMax confusingly endorses an online forum to support trading in Elder Scrolls Online photo

Vita remote play for Final Fantasy XIV is viable for leveling

While I've already spoken about the general quality of the PS4 port for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, I really got a chance to dig into the remote play feature for the first time today and get some extensive testing in. ...   more

Vita remote play for Final Fantasy XIV is viable for leveling photo

The joy of MMOs

Read this list and let me know if it sounds like a good time. Crunching numbers in the wee hours of the night to maximize damage output. Grinding out levels and letting auto-attack handle things for a few seconds while you pl...   more

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Starting today, you can transfer your FFXIV license from the PS3 to PS4

Today is the day that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn PS4 hits Early Access for some folks out there, which also means that you can transfer over your existing PS3 license to upgrade at no additional cost. To be clear,...   more

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Players spend more on World of Tanks than other online titles

We already know that World of Tanks is pretty darn big but it helps when your average player is spending more on tanks than any other online game. A report over on SuperData Research has shed some light as to what the av...   more

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H1Z1, a zombie MMO from SOE, is coming soon

Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley said on Twitter that a new post-apocalyptic MMO called H1Z1 will be coming "soon." A new episode of the Game Talk Live podcast, set to show at 8 p.m. Eastern will reveal some early ...   more

H1Z1, a zombie MMO from SOE, is coming soon photo

You might want to avoid The Crew if your internet is unstable

Ubisoft's upcoming "MMO RPG of racers" holds up to that comparison. If you lose your internet connection, even if you're playing solo, you'll be booted out to the title screen, creative director Julian Gerighty told VideoGame...   more

You might want to avoid The Crew if your internet is unstable photo

Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew

The developers of The Crew have an unusual take on their new IP that features fast cars, deep customization, and miles and miles of the United States to traverse across and race within. Ivory Tower and Ubisoft Reflections in...   more

Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew photo


Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew photo
Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew photo
Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew photo
Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew photo
Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew photo
Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew photo



This may be the best character creator system for a game yet

Black Desert is an upcoming Korean MMORPG and that sentence is usually more than enough to get a majority of people to start tuning out. That is until you watch this video, showing off the game's amazing character creator sy...   more

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn plays like a dream on the PS4

The time has finally come for the last phase of the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn PlayStation 4 beta, which will carry over all of its data into the final release -- a release that's set in stone for next week (April...   more

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn plays like a dream on the PS4 photo

Review in Progress: The Elder Scrolls Online (Early-Access and Launch)

[We'll be reviewing The Elder Scrolls Online over an extended period of time. For more details, check out our new Reviews in Progress program.] I've been hard at work playing Elder Scrolls Online this week...   more

Review in Progress: The Elder Scrolls Online (Early-Access and Launch) photo

Over 5 million people registered for the Elder Scrolls Online beta

The Elder Scrolls Online is officially available today for the masses on the PC and Mac. To celebrate, Bethesda has released another badass cinematic trailer, titled The Siege. Along with this trailer comes a neat little inf...   more

Over 5 million people registered for the Elder Scrolls Online beta photo

Review in Progress: The Elder Scrolls Online (Early-Access)

[We'll be reviewing The Elder Scrolls Online over an extended period of time. For more details, check out our new Reviews in Progress program.] In many ways ZeniMax is fighting an uphill battle with Elder Scrolls Online....   more

Review in Progress: The Elder Scrolls Online (Early-Access) photo

Introducing 'Reviews in Progress'

For years now readers have been asking us to cover more MMOs and open-ended games, and we didn't always have the resources to do so. But starting this week all of that is changing, as we're now rolling out the new "Reviews in...   more

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The Elder Scrolls Online launches today for Early Access folk

The Elder Scrolls Online officially launches today by way of the Early Access program for select pre-orders. Specifically, it kicked off at 7AM EST this morning, and I was there to test out the soft launch and see how Zenimax...   more

The Elder Scrolls Online launches today for Early Access folk photo

Final Fantasy XIV producer defends subscription models

The free-to-play model has taken the game industry by storm, and with the ability to rack up easy money by charging consumers for "premium" content, it's easy to assume this route is a no-brainer for companies that create MMO...   more

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Dragon Quest X has sold 1 million copies

Square Enix's Dragon Quest X has sold 1 million copies since release, says producer Yosuke Saito. That's good news, but I wonder if they expected this console MMO to do better than this, sooner than this.  The Wii a...   more

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LEGO Minifigures Online is an MMO that anyone can jump into

Let's face it: massively multiplayer online games can be intimidating for some people. Between the incredibly nuanced systems that some titles tout, and the tales of time and dedication required to "properly" play a game, it'...   more

LEGO Minifigures Online is an MMO that anyone can jump into photo

Obsidian's Armored Warfare takes a spin at the tank genre

Obsidian is probably the last company you'd expect to make anything like Armored Warfare, a free-to-play MMO tank shooter. It's certainly different than anything the company has brought us in the past, that's for sure. I got ...   more

Obsidian's Armored Warfare takes a spin at the tank genre photo


Obsidian's Armored Warfare takes a spin at the tank genre photo
Obsidian's Armored Warfare takes a spin at the tank genre photo
Obsidian's Armored Warfare takes a spin at the tank genre photo
Obsidian's Armored Warfare takes a spin at the tank genre photo
Obsidian's Armored Warfare takes a spin at the tank genre photo
Obsidian's Armored Warfare takes a spin at the tank genre photo



Skyforge has the potential to be the next big MMO

There's something about Skyforge that's kind of unbelievable. It's an MMO that's doing away with the multi-server issues by having millions playing together on one server, visuals are highly detailed putting in on-par with cu...   more

Skyforge has the potential to be the next big MMO photo


Skyforge has the potential to be the next big MMO photo
Skyforge has the potential to be the next big MMO photo
Skyforge has the potential to be the next big MMO photo
Skyforge has the potential to be the next big MMO photo
Skyforge has the potential to be the next big MMO photo
Skyforge has the potential to be the next big MMO photo



See what Final Fantasy XIV would look like as a Super Nintendo game

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn continues to be an improvement upon the original release just about every month, as the content updates and support keep on coming. Now you can enjoy a rather interesting video from Square E...   more

See what Final Fantasy XIV would look like as a Super Nintendo game photo

Get your WildStar beta keys here!

[Update: Beta weekend over! Hope you had fun.] NOTE: The rest of the codes are loaded and live! Click here to snag yours before they're all gone! Our friends at NCSoft and Carbine Studios have hooked us up with 5,000 bet...   more

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Obsidian helping develop an MMORPG where you play as gods

My.com is a newly launched subsidiary of Mail.Ru Group that's working on a number of game projects, such the just announced MMO Armored Warfare, and MMO racer World of Speed. Another new project on their plate is Skyforge, a...   more

Obsidian helping develop an MMORPG where you play as gods photo

Armored Warfare is a new modern military tank shooter from Obsidian

Armored Warfare is an upcoming modern military tank shooter for the PC that's being developed by Obsidian, the studio that brought us South Park: The Stick of Truth, Fallout: New Vegas, and much more. The debut trailer ...   more

Armored Warfare is a new modern military tank shooter from Obsidian photo

Blizzard will have four titles to show off at PAX East 2014

The Game Developers Conference is far from over this week and here I am already talking about stuff that's going to be happening at PAX East next month! Blizzard has shared their upcoming lineup that fans will be able to get ...   more

Blizzard will have four titles to show off at PAX East 2014 photo

We've got 5,000 keys for this weekend's Elder Scrolls Online beta!

[Update: Beta weekend over! Hope you had fun.] Bethesda is kicking off another massive beta weekend today for their upcoming MMO The Elder Scrolls Online, and we've got a bunch of codes to hand out to lucky Dtoiders! The beta...   more

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Carbine Studios announces WildStar release date

It's been almost three years since Carbine Studios revealed WildStar, but the MMO is finally going to arrive on June 3rd of this year -- as usual, it will come with 30 days of playtime, and will use the unique mechanic ...   more

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This PlayStation 4 ad doubles as a Destiny ad

Destiny is coming out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 this September. Those of you that have been following the game since it was revealed know this, but those just learning about it from this ne...   more

This PlayStation 4 ad doubles as a Destiny ad photo

Pre-purchase WoW: Warlords of Draenor, get your level boost now

It's now possible to pre-purchase the Warlods of Draenor expansion for World of Warcraft ahead of its release "on or before" December 20, 2014, Blizzard has announced. My expectation is that it'll be out much before then -- ...   more

Pre-purchase WoW: Warlords of Draenor, get your level boost now photo

Get your Elder Scrolls Online beta keys here!

Update! Non-Huge members can now get in on this action. Click here to snag your beta keys before they're all gone! Our friends at Bethesda are kicking off a massive beta weekend this Friday for their upcoming MMO The Elder Sc...   more

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Here, have a free track from the Monarch Arrangements

Dale already told you about the soundtrack for Monarch: Heroes of a New Age by Goomin Nam. He even casually mentioned that he worked on a track for the Arrangements & Variations album. You lucky, music-loving Destructoid ...   more

Here, have a free track from the Monarch Arrangements photo

Blizzard talks $60 price tag for WoW's max-level boost

It was recently discovered that Blizzard plans to introduce the option for World of Warcraft players to boost a single character to level 90 for $60. By no means inexpensive, but when you're looking at it from the perspective...   more

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Stop & smelt the flowers: Elder Scrolls Online blacksmith

The Elder Scrolls Online looks to be rewarding players who want to put effort into crafting. The keen eye ability will highlight scroungable resources so you don't miss precious elements. Or flowers. You can even gain enough...   more

Stop & smelt the flowers: Elder Scrolls Online blacksmith photo

Monarch: Heroes of a New Age soundtrack out now

Korean fantasy MMORPG Monarch: Heroes of a New Age features beautiful orchestral music by composer Goomin "Nauts" Nam. Nam's previous works include the drink mixing sim series (no, really!), Bar Oasis, currentl...   more

Monarch: Heroes of a New Age soundtrack out now photo

Final Fantasy XIV producer to speak at GDC 2014

The 2014 Game Developers Conference is coming next month, and we're already hearing of some pretty good panels that we'd like to attend. One on my list is the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn panel, called "Behind the Realm ...   more

Final Fantasy XIV producer to speak at GDC 2014 photo

The new female Orc for WoW puts the old design to shame

I may not play World of Warcraft but as someone who occasionally writes about it and, as a result, has to find not-terrible-looking images to accompany my words, I'm all for a good character model redesign. Blizzard has share...   more

The new female Orc for WoW puts the old design to shame photo

World of Warcraft: Level 90 jump could cost $60

Showing up in the middle of a patch update for Blizzard, some World of Warcraft users are finding that a boost to level 90 is available in the game's store for $60. Not $20. Not $39.99. But $60.  Maybe this isn't su...   more

World of Warcraft: Level 90 jump could cost $60 photo

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn now on Steam

MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is now available on Steam, ready for downloading for players in North America, Europe, and Japan.  To celebrate this occasion, both the Collector's and Standard Editions of the ga...   more

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn now on Steam photo

Elder Scrolls Online may take 150 hours to get max level

If you play as many MMOs as I do, one of the first questions you'll probably have is "what is the maximum level cap, and how long does it take to reach it?" Well with The Elder Scrolls Online, we may have an answer. According...   more

Elder Scrolls Online may take 150 hours to get max level photo

Square Enix details Final Fantasy XIV PS4 beta

As we already know, the PS4 version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will launch on April 14, 2014. Phase 1 of the beta will start on February 22nd, and will run until March 3rd (characters will be wiped in this phase). A...   more

Square Enix details Final Fantasy XIV PS4 beta photo

World of Speed: A free-to-play online racing MMO

World of Speed is a racing MMO that sets to accomplish a goal that no other racer has been truly successful with so far: making racers cooperate with each other. Slightly Mad Studios has 10 years in the racing game busin...   more

World of Speed: A free-to-play online racing MMO photo

Review: The Castle Doctrine

My life's earnings are stashed away in my vault. Well, half of it. As an added security measure, I've given my wife half to hold on to and protect with her life. I've built my house in such a way that I feel pretty confiden...   more

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Two expansions planned for The Old Republic in 2014

Looking at the year ahead for Star Wars: The Old Republic, senior producer Bruce Maclean says there are two more digital expansions on the way -- "one similar to Galactic Starfighter in scope and one more closely resembling R...   more

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