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ArcheAge launch date announced, coming soon

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...   more

ArcheAge launch date announced, coming soon photo

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

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...   more

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

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

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...   more

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

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

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...   more

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

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

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...   more

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

H1Z1 is a lot more playable, still a ways out

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...   more

H1Z1 is a lot more playable, still a ways out photo


H1Z1 is a lot more playable, still a ways out photo
H1Z1 is a lot more playable, still a ways out photo
H1Z1 is a lot more playable, still a ways out photo
H1Z1 is a lot more playable, still a ways out photo
H1Z1 is a lot more playable, still a ways out photo
H1Z1 is a lot more playable, still a ways out photo



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

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...   more

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

EverQuest's 21st expansion is The Darkened Sea

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 ...   more

EverQuest's 21st expansion is The Darkened Sea photo


EverQuest's 21st expansion is The Darkened Sea photo
EverQuest's 21st expansion is The Darkened Sea photo
EverQuest's 21st expansion is The Darkened Sea photo
EverQuest's 21st expansion is The Darkened Sea photo
EverQuest's 21st expansion is The Darkened Sea photo
EverQuest's 21st expansion is The Darkened Sea photo



You'll be playing PlanetSide 2 on PS4 before the end of 2014

The wait for PlanetSide 2 on PS4, since delayed from early 2014, will end late 2014. Details from SOE Live 2014 remain similar to what we learned last SOE Live. PlanetSide 2 on PS4 is equivalent to the PC version on Ultra se...   more

You'll be playing PlanetSide 2 on PS4 before the end of 2014 photo

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor launches November 13

Blizzard has announced a November 13, 2014 release date for its next World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, which features customizable garrisons, better-looking player character models, and, uh, time travel. I know so very little about WoW, but damn do I love me some Blizzard cinematics.   more

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor launches November 13 photo

Next Star Wars: The Old Republic update will let you build homes

EA revealed the next update for Star Wars: The Old Republic at its gamescom press conference. The Galactic Strongholds downloadable content will let you build a home in the game. Yup, SWTOR is now Sims. You can show off your cribs to friends in the game.  The update will also include Guild flagships, used to go around space and conquer planets.    more

Next Star Wars: The Old Republic update will let you build homes photo

Robin Williams to be memorialized in World of Warcraft

The world lost one of the best people to have ever existed with Robin Williams' passing this week. Fans were moved by his death and took to Change.org to get Blizzard to memorialize the comedian as an NPC in World of Warcraft...   more

Robin Williams to be memorialized in World of Warcraft photo

FFXIV: A Realm Reborn's anniversary site opens, events detailed

Square Enix will celebrate the one-year anniversary of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's launch starting this month. Although the game technically launched on August 27, it'll be celebrating all throughout August and Septem...   more

FFXIV: A Realm Reborn's anniversary site opens, events detailed photo

This MMO Armored Warfare dev diary sure is a dev diary

Obsidian Entertainment and MY.com are collaborating to release Armored Warfare, a F2P team-based MMO in the vein of World of Tanks. A new dev diary concerning the project has been released, and you can watch it above.  ...   more

This MMO Armored Warfare dev diary sure is a dev diary photo

World of Warcraft's tenth anniversary will include a corgi

Oh, so that's how you get me to write about World of Warcraft -- corgis. Blizzard has a number of plans for the MMO giant's tenth anniversary this November. The notable one, at least to my eyes, is a Molten Corgi pet, obtaina...   more

World of Warcraft's tenth anniversary will include a corgi photo

Do you refer to players online by their callsign or real name?

I was playing Final Fantasy XIV the other day, engaging in my weekly static raid group (we just beat Turn 7!) when I realized something -- I refer to most of them by their callsigns and not their real names. In fact, I s...   more

Do you refer to players online by their callsign or real name? photo

Phantasy Star Nova demo includes four-player co-op

The upcoming demo for Phantasy Star Nova will feature cooperative multiplayer for up to four players over a local Wi-Fi network. The demo will not allow character creation or story progress, but will feature a battle against ...   more

Phantasy Star Nova demo includes four-player co-op photo

Final Fantasy XIV kicks off the 'Recruit a Friend' campaign

In addition to offering a 14-day free trial for Final Fantasy XIV, Square Enix has launched a new campaign aimed at bringing in newcomers. The concept is simple -- you log into Mog Station, recruit a friend (link accounts, es...   more

Final Fantasy XIV kicks off the 'Recruit a Friend' campaign photo

Final Fantas-free: 14 day Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn trial

Square Enix is offering 14 days of free Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on PC. As someone who doesn't like MMOs, but likes Final Fantasy, I might just try it out. Fourteen may be the perfect number of days for me to get my fill. Or maybe I'll find myself a convert and end up a paying customer, as Square Enix likely hopes.    more

Final Fantas-free: 14 day Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn trial photo

Wander is an MMO free of combat

One of the titles playable at gamescom's Indie MEGABOOTH is Wander, described as "a collaborative, non-combat, non-competitive MMO game focused on narrative, exploration, and joy." It stars you, at least at first, as a tree ...   more

Wander is an MMO free of combat photo

Xbox One's adding Neverwinter to its stable of free-to-play games

Xbox One has a handful of free-to-play titles, and all of them were built specifically for the console. That'll change in the first half of 2015 as Neverwinter, a popular PC action MMO role-playing game, hits the Microsoft pl...   more

Xbox One's adding Neverwinter to its stable of free-to-play games photo

Bungie doesn't think you should be disappointed by the lack of exploration on Earth in Destiny

For fans concerned that the amount of areas available to players in Destiny, Bungie has spoken out in a bid to reassure the masses. And their idea of reassuring those who participated in the Destiny beta is to basically pop o...   more

Bungie doesn't think you should be disappointed by the lack of exploration on Earth in Destiny photo

Ooh, shiny! Firefly's cast is getting together for Firefly Online

With Firefly, Joss Whedon created the sort of universe that fans long to jump back into. While it probably won't make a return to the screen anytime soon, there's an MMO adaptation that's coming in the near future, and ...   more

Ooh, shiny! Firefly's cast is getting together for Firefly Online photo

Video: Dragon Ball Online fan remake happening, and Xenoverse still looks like a remake

A group of Dragon Ball Online fans, who happen to also be developers, are translating the game into English and re-releasing it as Dragon Ball Online: Revelations. Meanwhile, we've got more screenshots of Dragon Ball Xenoverse, a game which I still firmly believe to be an adaptation of Dragon Ball Online.   more

Video: Dragon Ball Online fan remake happening, and Xenoverse still looks like a remake photo

Shenron is resurrecting Dragon Ball Online, or maybe it's just a group of players

Dragon Ball Online shut down its last set of servers in October of last year, but fans are trying their best to relaunch it as Dragon Ball Online: Revelations. In addition to English the game is also being translated to seve...   more

Shenron is resurrecting Dragon Ball Online, or maybe it's just a group of players photo

Review: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Patch 2.3)

The last time we left off in our assessment of Final Fantasy XIV's patch 2.3, I had experienced most of the tertiary level content, ready to face off against the big boss Ramuh himself in his true form, alongside of playing m...   more

Review: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Patch 2.3) photo

Final Fantasy XIV's free weekend rescheduled for July 18th through the 21st

Square Enix has shifted the free weekend for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn around a bit. Instead of taking place last week right after patch 2.3, the free period is going to start on July 18th, and run through July 2...   more

Final Fantasy XIV's free weekend rescheduled for July 18th through the 21st photo

Play as Solatorobo's Red in Little Tail Story special event

Namco Bandai's Little Tail Story is now running a new event where players can recruit Solatorobo: Red the Hunter's main character Red for their armies. Solatorobo was released in October 2010 and is set in a steampunk fantasy...   more

Play as Solatorobo's Red in Little Tail Story special event photo

A grand social experiment: Final Fantasy XIV's monster hunts

For those of you who haven't played Final Fantasy XIV, a new patch just arrived that implemented a major mechanic into the game -- worldwide monster hunting. The concept is simple enough. Across the world in each zone, variou...   more

A grand social experiment: Final Fantasy XIV's monster hunts photo

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's free weekend delayed until next week

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn just dropped its Ramuh-heavy 2.3 patch, and alongside of it, Square Enix was going to run a promotion that let people into the game for free this week. But after a few post-patch fixes, ...   more

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's free weekend delayed until next week photo

Review in Progress: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Patch 2.3)

MMOs are constantly evolving beasts. Particularly in the subscription realm, developers are always searching for ways to keep players hooked, usually in the form of major updates -- big content patches that help ease the wait...   more

Review in Progress: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Patch 2.3) photo

Elder Scrolls Online will revamp its Veteran Rank system soon

Elder Scrolls Online is a good game in many ways, but it failed to meet my expectations in terms of a service worth subscribing to. ZeniMax is responding to some complaints by revamping its Veteran Rank content, which is aime...   more

Elder Scrolls Online will revamp its Veteran Rank system soon photo

Destiny's Limited Edition and Ghost Edition detailed

Destiny is getting multiple versions because that's just what gaming companies do nowadays. This latest video here details the differences between the Limited Edition and the Ghost Edition. The Ghost Edition is the big one, ...   more

Destiny's Limited Edition and Ghost Edition detailed photo

China really likes Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2's Chinese publisher had the MMO at 760,000 players on launch day. Two months later, it's reporting 3.8 million Chinese players. Guild Wars 2's first year sales, before the Chinese launch, were at 3.5 million, so total sales are at least over 7 million.  Not bad, not bad.  [Via NeoGAF]   more

China really likes Guild Wars 2 photo

Review in Progress: WildStar (Mid-levels)

[We'll be reviewing WildStar over an extended period of time. For more details, check out our Reviews in Progress program.] As we all know, MMOs can drastically change not only over the course of months of...   more

Review in Progress: WildStar (Mid-levels) photo

Final Fantasy XIV 2.3 preliminary patch notes have been posted

Final Fantasy XIV's patch 2.3 is set to drop next week, and with it, comes lots of changes as well as three new dungeons, a Ramuh hard and extreme boss fight, Chocobo raising, a Parley mini-game, tons of extra sidequests...   more

Final Fantasy XIV 2.3 preliminary patch notes have been posted photo

TERA: Rising gears up for another major update

TERA: Rising (previously known as TERA Online) is still chugging with its free-to-play model, and is releasing a new content patch soon called Lakan's Prison. It'll bring with it four new dungeons, new gear, and all of it is...   more

TERA: Rising gears up for another major update photo

Blizzard is rolling out the WoW: Warlords of Draenor beta

Blizzard has just started rolling out its main stage of its World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor expansion beta. While its happening, "community veterans, press, fansites, friends, and family" will be able to join. Thi...   more

Blizzard is rolling out the WoW: Warlords of Draenor beta photo

PlanetSide 2 just got a whole lot bigger and swampier

The scale of PlanetSide 2 was already pretty impressive. Three massive and unique continents ensured that thousands of players were vying for control of territories all over the place. Now, there's a new continent in the...   more

PlanetSide 2 just got a whole lot bigger and swampier photo

Final Fantasy XIV will be free from July 11th through the 14th

MMO subscribers often come and go, no matter how much they love the game. Whether it's real life responsibilities or a momentary retirement until new content comes out, there's a lot of reasons people may unsubscribe. With Fi...   more

Final Fantasy XIV will be free from July 11th through the 14th photo

We've got 5,000 codes for the Swordsman closed beta!

Our friends at Perfect World have hooked us up with 5,000 keys for the closed beta of their new martial arts MMO Swordsman! And in addition to the closed beta, these codes also unlock a Dtoid and E3-exclusive fluffy little la...   more

We've got 5,000 codes for the Swordsman closed beta! photo


We've got 5,000 codes for the Swordsman closed beta! photo
We've got 5,000 codes for the Swordsman closed beta! photo
We've got 5,000 codes for the Swordsman closed beta! photo
We've got 5,000 codes for the Swordsman closed beta! photo
We've got 5,000 codes for the Swordsman closed beta! photo
We've got 5,000 codes for the Swordsman closed beta! photo



Square Enix details info for Final Fantasy XIV 2014 Fan Fest

Square Enix is holding a special fan festival this year for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn subscribers called The Final Fantasy Festival. This year the event is being held in the US in Vegas on October 17th through th...   more

Square Enix details info for Final Fantasy XIV 2014 Fan Fest photo

Kingdom Under Fire II gets lengthy PS4 gameplay trailer

Kingdom Under Fire II, announced six years ago as a 360 game, is still still alive and feeling even more still alive with a proper PlayStation Blog post talking about the PS4 version, and a large scale raid video with scorpions, knights, guns, flamethrowers, and tits with super low nipples (3:15).    more

Kingdom Under Fire II gets lengthy PS4 gameplay trailer photo

Watch Ramuh wreck shop in this Final Fantasy XIV story trailer

MMO patches can often be bigger than full retail games. One of the reasons a subscription based game charges a fee is to pay for the maintenance -- the other is to pay for all the research and development that goes into new ...   more

Watch Ramuh wreck shop in this Final Fantasy XIV story trailer photo

MapleStory is getting its very own spinoff

MapleStory fans, check out this paralyzing bit of cuteness in the form of the very first ever MapleStory spinoff. And I know there are, like, five of you in the comments including myself. Nexon is implementing the very first...   more

MapleStory is getting its very own spinoff  photo

Get a closer look at Final Fantasy XIV's 72-person PVP

In case you haven't heard, Final Fantasy XIV is getting the Rogue class and the Ninja job in patch 2.4 later this year, but before that, we're getting Frontlines in 2.3 -- a 72-person PVP zone. Thanks to the Lodestone we now ...   more

Get a closer look at Final Fantasy XIV's 72-person PVP photo

FFXIV stream details personal housing, Chocobo colors, and new raid content

Final Fantasy XIV producer Yoshi-P is sharing some more info today live from E3, by way of his producer liveletter series. New Chocobo colors are confirmed, though they are purely cosmetic -- Chocobo raising will come mu...   more

FFXIV stream details personal housing, Chocobo colors, and new raid content photo

Final Fantasy XIV producer talks new 72-man PVP mode

The latest Final Fantasy XIV livestream has a decided focus on PVP, specifically the new "Frontline" battles coming in a future patch. This new PVP mode will involve three teams of 24 players, up to a max of 72. If not e...   more

Final Fantasy XIV producer talks new 72-man PVP mode photo

Final Fantasy XIV could come to the Xbox One, if Microsoft cooperates

Tell me if you haven't heard this before -- a developer wants to bring a highly successful multiplayer game to an Xbox platform, but Microsoft refuses to budge on some requirement, usually Xbox Live Gold. That's what's been h...   more

Final Fantasy XIV could come to the Xbox One, if Microsoft cooperates photo

Same-sex marriage confirmed for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Square Enix does what Ninten-don't. Today during the special E3 Final Fantasy XIV producer livestream, director Yoshi-P took some fan questions, and cleared up some things about player housing, new classes, new boss figh...   more

Same-sex marriage confirmed for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn photo