Gauntlet: Release Revised to September 23rd
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 August 2014, 8:53 pm

Release Revised to September 23rd

Citing the need to fine tune Gauntlet for multiplayer goodness, Warner Bros. Interactive has announced that its reimagined Gauntlet will be arriving on September 23rd.




General: Why Dragon Age: Inquisition Co-Op Will Be Awesome
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 August 2014, 4:39 am

Why Dragon Age: Inquisition Co-Op Will Be Awesome

I'm more confident at this point that Dragon Age: Inquisition's multiplayer will be awesome than I am about the single player game. Inquisition seems to hit the right notes in terms of enhancing the series' combat without overdoing it and stripping things away like Dragon Age II did, and this bodes well for a multiplayer component that focuses squarely on the game's combat systems.




General: Chaos Heroes Online: First Look Interview
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 August 2014, 9:37 am

Chaos Heroes Online: First Look Interview

Chaos Heroes Online is a new MOBA hitting the market that is setting out to be something new in the genre. Find out more about Chaos Heroes Online in our exclusive interview.




General: Escape Dead Island to Release on November 18th
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 August 2014, 1:22 pm

Escape Dead Island to Release on November 18th

Escape Dead Island is ready to take off running on November 18th, according to a press announcement. Escape Dead Island is a survival mystery spin off based on the Dead Island series.




General: The Soapbox: Calling Out UbiSoft
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 August 2014, 2:12 pm

The Soapbox: Calling Out UbiSoft

Ubisoft Blue Byte recently posted an article where business analyst Teut Weidemann criticized the globally recognized MOBA League of Legends and their parent company, Riot Games, for not focusing on their profits. Okay, so that's not the way it was worded, but it's easy to read between the lines and is taking a jab at Riot, pointing out that they have a questionable business model which should, in theory, be making substantially more money than it currently does.




League of Legends: Champions Festival at KCON 2014
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 July 2014, 2:47 am

Champions Festival at KCON 2014

KCON, the largest Korean-entertainment-centric convention has plans this year to host a special "Ongamenet League of Legends Champions Festival - Special Greet & Match". The celebration will include four Q&A sessions, autograph/photo sessions with LoL pro-gamers and friendly 5v5 pro-gamer LoL matches.




Crusaders of Solaria: First Open Beta Server Launches
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 July 2014, 2:57 am

First Open Beta Server Launches

Fantasy browser brawler Crusaders of Solaria began its open beta Friday, July 18th which means all account data has been the way of the dodo. The good news is, now that beta's live, players can recharge accounts and buy currency, items and VIP subscriptions.




General: Tales of Xillia 2 Introduces Heroes Alvin and Elize
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 July 2014, 3:05 am

Tales of Xillia 2 Introduces Heroes Alvin and Elize

This week Bandai Namco's introducing two quirky new heroes for its upcoming RPG, Tales of Xillia 2. First, there's spy-turned-salesman Alvin who's having a hard time staying on the straight and narrow. Then there's Elize, a fragile (some might say neurotic) girl just trying to fit in.




Crusaders of Solaria: Open Beta Gift Key Giveaway!
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 July 2014, 2:30 pm

Open Beta Gift Key Giveaway!

MMORPG.com has been given special beta gift keys for R2Games latest side scrolling MMORPG game - Crusaders of Solaria! Get your key now!




Destiny: Iron Banner Launches First Stage of Beta
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 July 2014, 2:38 pm

Iron Banner Launches First Stage of Beta

This week Bungie kicked off the first stage of the Destiny beta with the new 2-hour Iron Banner event. The event will include two new maps and a new gameplay type.




General: 'A New Dawn' Spotlights Creative Process
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 July 2014, 1:50 pm

Riot Games has released a new video called "A New Dawn" that shines the spotlight on new champion interpretations and team fights. The cinematic also features a behind the scenes look at the process behind the creation of the video. Check it out!




World of Warcraft: The Top 5 Free-to-Play WoW Clones
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 November 2014, 8:00 pm

The Top 5 Free-to-Play WoW Clones

The term "WoW Clone" gets thrown around a lot these days. While it may not really be fair to claim that any game should be labeled a clone of another game, it is the reality that we live in. World of Warcraft is, by far, the biggest and most popular MMORPG in the world and as the old saying goes, "If you can't beat 'em, copy 'em," or something like that.




Aion: Invasion Update: New Zones, Instances
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 November 2014, 1:13 am

Invasion Update: New Zones, Instances

Aion online this week continues its epic saga with new content including open world PvP zones Kaldor and Levinshor, new instances, free gifts and new world bosses.




World of Tanks: Update 9.4: Two New Combat Modes
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 November 2014, 1:20 am

Update 9.4: Two New Combat Modes

Wargaming is continually improving their existing games, and this week they've added two new combat modes as well as improvements to Strongholds, Team Battles and the Stalingrad map.




The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: Offers 16 Free DLCs
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 November 2014, 1:29 am

Offers 16 Free DLCs

CD PROJEKT RED is getting ready for the February 24th 2015 release of its open world RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and in light of that, are unveiling plans for 16 free chunks of downloadable content.




World of Warcraft: BlizzCon 2014 - Warlords of Draenor & Anniversary Interview
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 November 2014, 10:15 am

BlizzCon 2014 - Warlords of Draenor & Anniversary Interview

During BlizzCon 2014, we caught up with WoW's Cory Stockton, Lead Game Designer, to chat about the game's 10th anniversary and the future of Azeroth as it prepares for its 5th expansion.




Guild Wars 2: Why Echoes of the Past is Important
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 November 2014, 2:38 pm

Why Echoes of the Past is Important

Players have had a long wait for a content update for Guild Wars 2, but the wait is finally over. This long wait is just one of several reasons players feel unsure about the games future. While season 2 of the Living World has made serious improvements, it's also plagued with it's own faults. Still, it has helped to keep your hopes up, at least a little bit. Echoes of the Past has been live now for nearly a week, and it seems that hope can grow a bit more.




Swordsman: Gilded Wasteland - The Role of PvP in a Story-Driven Game
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 November 2014, 2:57 pm

Gilded Wasteland - The Role of PvP in a Story-Driven Game

Last week, we had the opportunity to sit down with Swordsman Online's Associate Product Manager Wayne Song to discuss the guild aspect of the new Gilded Wasteland expansion. This week, we're continuing that interview with some more from Song on the importance of PvP in the game and what role it plays in the endgame.




ArcheAge: Aurorian Upheaval
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 November 2014, 9:19 pm

Aurorian Upheaval

Trion Worlds dropped the ball this week. A triple-whammy of bad decisions has managed to push players away from the game just in time for the holidays. Let's take a look at what went wrong.




Civilization Online: CBT #2 Slated for November 25th
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 November 2014, 11:26 am

CBT #2 Slated for November 25th

XLGames is soliciting players for the second Korean closed beta test of Civilization Online. Potential testers can begin signing up on the official site. Winners will be selected on November 24th, with the beta kicking off on November 25th. More testers will be added daily through November 29th.




Dragon Age: Inquisition: Bioware Reclaims the RPG Crown
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 November 2014, 3:30 pm

Bioware Reclaims the RPG Crown

There is no better way to begin a review of BioWare's Dragon Age Inquisition than to say that anyone who has been hungering for a magnificently crafted role-playing game will find a place to love and in which to play for years to come. DAI stretches a player's abilities and emotions all the way from the game's first moments through the final epilogue following the credits, all wrapped up in some of the most visually stunning environments ever created.




EverQuest II: Tenth Anniversary Documentary Teased in New Trailer
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 November 2014, 5:36 pm

Tenth Anniversary Documentary Teased in New Trailer

This year marks EverQuest II's tenth anniversary and Sony Online Entertainment is putting together a retrospective look at the game's first decade. To entice people, SOE has released a teaser trailer about the documentary. Check it out!




WildStar: Mordesh & Draken Featured in Latest Loremageddon
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 November 2014, 5:40 pm

Mordesh & Draken Featured in Latest Loremageddon

The latest WildStar Loremageddon article has been published on the game's official site. The series lays out the lore behind the game. This is the third installment specifically focused on the races in WildStar, in particular this time, the Mordesh and Draken.




General: Recent Unanswered & Unanswerable Questions
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 November 2014, 5:48 pm

Recent Unanswered & Unanswerable Questions

While I won't go as far as to say it usually happens, neither is it uncommon that when I look back at the recent past in order to decide what to write about, I end up with unanswered or unanswerable questions. This is at least partly due to how my mind works in relation to the MMOG space; I seldom take what I see or hear at face value. Some of the titles I've had cause to wonder about lately are Overwatch, Dawngate, WildStar and Otherland.




Moonrise: Setting the Tone
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 November 2014, 8:12 pm

Setting the Tone

Today we're discussing the tone of our game's story. Tone is one of the hardest things to define for a game, especially before you start writing. Everyone can sit down, talk about touchstones, and agree on a target, but at the end of the day, tone is something that develops during the creation process, not something you just decide to do in advance.




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