WildStar: One Month In
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 July 2014, 7:45 pm

One Month In

It's been one month since WildStar launched. While it's been a mostly smooth ride, there's been a few bumps in the road to shake things up. In his weekly column, Gareth Harmer looks back at both the good and the bad of that inaugural period.




Guild Wars 2: Living Story Season 2 Tour
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 July 2014, 7:53 pm

Living Story Season 2 Tour

Guild Wars 2's Season 2 launched earlier this week, and aims to set a new precedent for the game's Living Story content. ArenaNet invited us to take a tour of Season 2's first episode, Gates of Maguuma, and I've come away from it having a more clear understanding of their shift in direction for storytelling.




Pathfinder Online: Welcome to Alpha
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 July 2014, 3:23 am

Welcome to Alpha

I have not kept it a secret that Pathfinder Online, in development by Goblinworks, is a MMORPG that I am truly looking forward to. Over the past two weeks Pathfinder has hit a couple major milestones in its development process and in this week's column we will take a look at two of them.




World of Warcraft: Rob Pardo Leaves Blizzard
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 July 2014, 3:55 pm

Rob Pardo Leaves Blizzard

Blizzard is down one Chief Creative Officer with the announcement that seventeen year veteran, Rob Pardo, is leaving the company. Pardo did not cite reasons for his departure, only that he will spend the summer enjoying time with his family.




Swordsman: Open Beta Begins
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 July 2014, 4:02 pm

Open Beta Begins

Fans of Swordsman Online will want to head to the game's official site to get started in the open beta. This phase of the Swordsman game development kicked off today, Thursday, July 3rd.




Styx - Master of Shadows: Who Doesn't Want to Play a Goblin?
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 June 2014, 11:09 pm

Who Doesn

One of the best things about going to game conventions is seeing games that really surprise you. For the second time in a row Styx, Master of Shadows has done just that. If you are a fan of stealth style RPGs where charging in is not recommended, then you will love Styx. The goblin that hides, poisons water by puking, and cuts foes down with leaping death from the rafters has shown us two solid demos now. We can only wait until the game launches later this year.




Lego Minifigures Online: Beta Hands-on
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 June 2014, 11:43 pm

Beta Hands-on

Thanks to a string of successful LEGO video games and a hit LEGO Movie, LEGOs are once again a big part of mainstream culture. That means the time is right for an online LEGO game, and Funcom's seizing the opportunity. Launching this summer, LEGO Minifigures Online is currently in beta, and in its present state, though missing a good chunk of its final content is already more fun than a barrel of Minifigures.




EverQuest Next: Dark Elf Style Guide
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 June 2014, 12:28 am

Dark Elf Style Guide

In anticipation of SOE's online social building game Landmark, the publisher released a diagram of its stylistic guidelines regarding Dark Elf culture on its EQ Next Facebook page. Located in the Landmark forums, the image indicates the Dark Elves' large-sale penchant for angularity and pointy things.




Dragon Age: Inquisition: Freddie Prinze Jr. Cast as Iron Bull
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 June 2014, 12:34 am

Freddie Prinze Jr. Cast as Iron Bull

As excitement builds toward the release of Dragon Age Inquisition, players speculate about who will voice the latest round of epic heroes. Likely low on that list was Freddie Prinze Jr. (AKA - Mr. Buffy the Vampire Slayer), but this week he was cast as mercenary Iron Bull.




General: The Other Top 5 Hardcore MMORPGs
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2014, 7:16 pm

The Other Top 5 Hardcore MMORPGs

There are lots of awesome MMOs out there. So many in fact, that in my previous list about the best hardcore MMORPGs, I felt like I wasn't quite able to list them all. Sure, I stand by the 5 that I picked to grace that first list and they are undoubtedly the best, but what about the other games?




Guild Wars 2: Ready to mount up?
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2014, 7:27 pm

Ready to mount up?

Guild Wars 2 isn't always serious. There are plenty of ways for players to goof off with large collections of minis, or throwing food at others while wearing a costume! Players have even spent a lot of time mastering the instruments, playing songs for the digital world to hear! Players have done all of these things, even while wearing Charr plush backpacks! Ya, the game has some pretty silly things, but why do so many people get mad when you mention adding mounts to the gem store?




General: Legion of Heroes: Rethinking Mobile MMORPGs
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2014, 7:37 pm

Legion of Heroes: Rethinking Mobile MMORPGs

Upcoming free to play new mobile MMORPG Legion of Heroes aims to sate MMORPG hunger on the go with its upcoming release on mobile devices. The game is set for release on both iOS and Android devices. I spent some time with the game's closed beta recently on a tablet running Android 4.4.3. So how does it play? It might take some getting used to, but it could surprise some players in a good way.




Diablo 3: Hands-On with the PS4 Version
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2014, 7:44 pm

Hands-On with the PS4 Version

Although I really enjoy Diablo 3, I must admit that I have a particular bias towards the PC version, simply because of my preference for playing action RPGs with a mouse and keyboard. I play it almost exclusively multiplayer, however, and have thought at times that the experience could benefit from some couch co-op once in a while.




Strife: Something Different in the MOBA Genre
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2014, 7:55 pm

Something Different in the MOBA Genre

Strife is aiming to bring something new and refreshing to the MOBA genre. We interviewed Game Designer Ryan Shackleford to talk about how that is happening already. See what he had to say before heading to the comments to chat.




Legends of Persia: A Mediocre Experience All Around
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2014, 8:08 pm

A Mediocre Experience All Around

The surge in popularity of indie games, particularly crowd-funded ones, has spear-headed this movement, and Legends of Persia is the latest project born from a successful (albeit modest) Kickstarter campaign. Unfortunately, its origin story and subsequent gameplay mechanics are one and the same: boring and predictable.




General: Nosgoth: Arena Combat in the World of Kain
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2014, 8:29 pm

Nosgoth: Arena Combat in the World of Kain

I have some very fond memories of playing through Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Interactive's Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver in college, and have been wondering for quite a while about the status of the series. As it turns out, Psyonix and Square Enix have been toiling away at a new title, Nosgoth, based on the titular dark fantasy setting, but it's a bit different from what you might be expecting from a Legacy of Kain game.




General: TESO - The Post-E3 Rumor Mill
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2014, 8:38 pm

TESO - The Post-E3 Rumor Mill

With the latest iteration of the US trade event having come and gone, it was natural to expect the bump in volume of rumors that has followed. For various reasons, it doesn't seem as pronounced as it once was. Nonetheless, it's still an annual rite. This time, The Elder Scrolls Online has been front and center.




Warhammer 40.000: Eternal Crusade: Tweet for Swag
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2014, 9:39 pm

Tweet for Swag

The Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade is ready to hand out swag this week in the form of a limited edition poster throughout this week as the team prepares for the launch of the Founders Program.




General: This Week's Live Stream Schedule
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 June 2014, 9:00 am

This Week

We've posted this week's Live Stream schedule with dates and times to see some terrific MMO action. Check it out to find a game that interests you and join our team at the appointed hour!




Divinity: Original Sin: Feature Trailer Paves the Way for June 30th
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 June 2014, 12:07 pm

Feature Trailer Paves the Way for June 30th

As Divinity: Original Sin sits on the edge of its final release, the team behind the "old school" RPG has released a terrific new trailer to show off the features shipping with the game. Players can expect a non-linear campaign, a massive interactive world, a robust character creation system, a huge variety of skills and spells, and, last but not least, the Divinity Engine Toolkit that allows players to create their own unique campaigns. Check it out!




General: Adventure Time Battle Party Launch Day Arrives
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 June 2014, 4:22 pm

Adventure Time Battle Party Launch Day Arrives

Cartoon Network has announced that its new MOBA, Adventure Time Battle Party, has finally arrived at its official launch date. The game will launch today in the United States and in nearly two hundred more countries later this year.




Guild Wars 2: The Gates of Maguuma Trailer Teases Season 2
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 June 2014, 6:41 pm

The Gates of Maguuma Trailer Teases Season 2

ArenaNet has posted a new trailer to get players interested and exited about Guild Wars season 2. Season 2 will officially begin on July 1st. Players will be working with old friends including Marjory, Kasmeer, Rox, Braham and Taimi to discover what the mysterious disturbance in Brisban Wildlands is all about.




The Secret World: Investigate This
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 June 2014, 7:45 pm

Investigate This

I recently had the most meta experience of my entire gaming life. There I was, relaxing after the insanity of E3 and ready to settle into The Secret World's Tokyo. Then I learned, you need to earn access to get there. It makes sense, they don't want any noob to just wander in. So I started doing a bit of research. I had two options. The first and possibly most popular was to do scenarios. They aren't really my thing though, so I opted for the second way.




General: More Nosgoth Closed Beta Keys!
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 June 2014, 7:47 pm

More Nosgoth Closed Beta Keys!

After the first 5,000 keys went so quickly we have been given another round of keys by Square Enix for Nosgoth! Get them while they last!




Kingdom Under Fire II: New Trailer Shows In-Game Raid Footage
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 June 2014, 8:39 am

New Trailer Shows In-Game Raid Footage

BlueSide has released another new trailer from it's upcoming title Kingdom Under Fire II. The trailer is featured prominently on the PlayStation blog and is described as being created using in-game footage. Three of the game's playable characters are included, each showing off its unique skillset. Check it out and let us know what you think!




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