League of Legends is that massive choo-choo train pulling free-to-play gaming goodness into the competitive sphere. Multiple circuits have been running across the globe, sponsored from not just the game developers themselve...
Sega announced this week that Phantasy Star Online 2 is headed to the United States and Europe come 2013. This is great news for fans of the series, especially for those who thought that the spinoff sequels deviated too much ...
League of Legends, the fantastic competitive online game brought to you by Riot Games, has been going through a lot of changes over the past couple of months since the last time we posted about the game here on Des...
Last year, I got to take a quick look at the in-progress alpha for an interesting little game called Kerbal Space Program. The game was centered around building a rocket ship -- or, more a kind of rocket-propelled contraption...
Second Life. The name alone brings about a variety of images, usually ones involving furries and other odd debaucheries. It's really an odd amalgamation: one part chat, one part 3D world, one part faux-game. To me, it's...
I'm always a big fan of when game developers share philosophies and general development methodologies behind the games that they are working on. This week, Mike Ferguson -- of the Guild Wars 2 development team at ArenaNet -- ...
The Multiplayer Online Battle Arena genre has been fascinating to watch grow. Like many popular independent works, it started from humble beginnings with a little mod for a well-known game. I can only imagine that few could&n...
I've found over the years that lots of MMORPGs release with a good artistic style while at the same time missing out on offering an engrossing atmosphere. Funcom's The Secret World is one that definitely takes an intere...
Last week, League of Legends saw a patch that swept the game with a massive change: the removal of the dodge statistic. Beyond this, a character was completely reworked, and a new one was introduced. Though it should be an o...
The removal of the "Dodge" statistic has been something that Riot Games has been very open about sharing with the community. Today marks the big announcement that the stat removal will be completed with the patch coming next...
This weekend saw much fun and excitement for many people as they searched to resolve themselves for the new year. Of course, such celebration makes for rather lacking gaming news on most fronts. The December e-newsletter for ...
[Update: Logins are reenabled now, and all the content is in the store for purchase] This past Tuesday saw the release of a new patch for League of Legends. It had the usual contents, another character, some new skins, and ga...
The Blacklight development team is back with another video to follow their dev diary video series. Before, they just showed off their own excitement, and talked about the technology and art behind the game. This time, they t...
Terraria released one day in May to the wide world of PC gaming. When it came out, many claimed it to be a two-dimensional version of Minecraft. To an extent, that is correct. The game offers a much more adventure filled sen...
Patches are about a dime a dozen for the highly popular League of Legends. The Volibear patch that dropped today marks some changes that are small signs of bigger things to come. Riot Games has put out a preview video, which...
Riot Games announced that League of Legends, their free-to-play Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, has hit the 32.5 million player mark. With this, comes a wide selection of cumulative statistics relating to the game that they ...
War of the Immortals is a free-to-play action MMORPG from Perfect World Entertainment that recently launched into a closed beta. While information was somewhat sparse leading up to this, Perfect World has released a trailer ...
Blacklight: Tango Down was a lightweight, budget-priced first-person shooter that sought to offer a full-budget experience. It fell short of expectations, but the free-to-play sequel has started to make a showing recently. I got to put my hands on the game and see how the offering is shaping up so far.
I've been enjoying Rusty Hearts greatly since it launched as an open beta. It's a bit repetitive, but I have been finding it to be lots of fun regardless. My biggest concern was the lack of content at launch, and the frequen...
It's been a little while since the last Blacklight: Retribution developer diary video was released. Today, the team is back, and still sounding as excited as ever in a new installment. They discuss not only the technology be...
Riot Games is always good about keeping League of Legends up to date, adding new modes and characters, as well as balancing items and current combatants. Today is no different with a rather significant patch to th...
It's been a little while since we last talked about Perfect World's free-to-play MMO beat-'em-up/hack-'n-slash game Rusty Hearts. Now though, a couple of months later, it's been released in an open beta format, but has it kep...
On September the 30th, THQ and Volition confirmed that the PC version of Saints Row: The Third is scheduled to release when they said it would. It's wonderful to hear that even PC enthusiasts will not have to wait any longer ...
This week, Riot Games announced that it would be starting a limited-run beta session for the upcoming League of Legends mode, Dominion, during off-peak gameplay hours. I've gotten to experience this new mode during one of the...
September 20th, 2011 -- A spacewire transmission is sent out of Helsinki, Finland. Futuremark Games Studios is seeking PC gamers to help beta test its new game Unstoppable Gorg. The game is a "thrilling space defense game in...
I remember picking up the original Blacklight, subtitled Tango Down, and thought it had some neat ideas to it, but that it could use a bit more to it. Thankfully, the guys from Zombie Studios are back, and talking their free...
RuneScape was always a game that I heard loads about, but never actually got into myself. The early 2000s were a time before I truly got to discover the wondrous medium that was PC gaming. Also being poor and not ac...
Today, Rusty Hearts -- the free-to-play hack 'n' slash MMORPG from Perfect World Entertainment -- officially relaunches in its open beta state. The game is now available for anyone to download and play.  To celebrate th...
League of Legends has a funny definition of a "season." It's now the 61st week in, and season one of the ranked games can now come to a close. This means that over the coming few weeks, the majority of player ELO rankings wi...
I can't really say I'm too familiar with the A Song of Ice and Fire series. I haven't read the books, nor have I watched the HBO series. I've heard a lot of buzz about the whole series recently though...
Rusty Hearts from Perfect World Entertainment has been in closed beta testing for a little while now. It rolled out on on July 27th, and now it will be moving to the next stage on September 13th. To prepare for this, the game...
The original Cities XL was a game that intrigued me back when it first came out, though very little was gonna drag me away from the high point of city building simulation games, Sim City 2000. It had all the number crunching ...
I always love watching fan communities for specific videogames. The conversations, speculation and other random works that come out of them are usually sights to behold, even if you might not know all the backstory. League o...
NASA may not be officially launching shuttles or rockets out into space for the time being, but they're not sitting around twiddling their thumbs until the next big space projects are ready. Earlier today, I was tipped off to...
WildStar is a new massively multiplayer online game from the folks at NCsoft, and Carbine Studios. So far, it's known that the setting will hinge on sci-fi with a hint of fantasy to it, and not much else. Attached ...
Today, EA showed off a new trailer for the current running free-to-play online shooter Battlefield Heroes. It shows off a new set of skins that you can purchase for your character based on the barbarians of the north. The vi...
Aeria Games today launched its largest content update ever for free-to-play MMORPG Eden Eternal. The update does indeed boast a sizable list of features. The most significant change is that the game's level cap is being incre...
Valve is an unusually awesome company. They like to listen to feedback, and try catering to fans. About a month ago they added to this awesome mentality with a contest to see who could make the best music...
I've always been a big fan of developers releasing notes or videos talking about how they want to go about handling game production and updates. Not only the methods, but also the reasoning and goals they want to achieve. Ri...
[Update 8/7 Noon EST: Donation goal surpassed at $21,375 of $20,000 with 9 hours to go.] Minecraft has been a quickly rising hit over the past year. The game centers around mining, and building, and more generally, simp...