General: Masquerada PAX East Hands-On Preview
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 March 2015, 1:22 am

Masquerada PAX East Hands-On Preview

When browsing through the list of games on display at the Indie Megabooth at this year's PAX East, Witching Hour Studios' Masquerada: Songs and Shadows immediately jumped out to me. The trailer for the 2.5D isometric RPG offered a glimpse at the game's striking, French comic book inspired art style and "pause for tactics" combat system, which should be immediately familiar to anyone who has played BioWare CRPGs such as Baldur's Gate or the various Dragon Age titles.




Final Fantasy XI: Mobile Version Coming, Console Versions to Close in 2016
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 March 2015, 7:14 am

Mobile Version Coming, Console Versions to Close in 2016

Kotaku is reporting that a mobile version of Final Fantasy XI is set for a 2016 release, with beta testing ready to get underway later this spring. Set in Vana'diel, the mobile version is being co-developed by Square Enix and Nexon.




Founders Access Coming Fall 2015, Founders Beta After

Nathan Richardsson has taken to the Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade blog to pen the latest State of the Crusade letter. In it, he announces that the Founders Access for Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade will begin in Fall 2015 with the Founders Beta set to begin at an indeterminate date.




EVE Online: Valkyrie Gameplay Footage Shown in New Video
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 March 2015, 9:50 am

Valkyrie Gameplay Footage Shown in New Video

While next to impossible to fully portray virtual reality in a video, the EVE: Valkyrie team has done a terrific job giving fans a look at just how the game will play during today's Fanfest 2015 opening ceremony. Head movements are clearly seen as the video progresses. Check it out and let us know what you think.




Dying Light: 3.2M Players Rack Up Some Impressive Numbers
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 March 2015, 9:57 am

3.2M Players Rack Up Some Impressive Numbers

Infographics paint a numbers picture of a game. In the latest infographic release, the Dying Light team shines the spotlight on some impressive numbers including over 3.2M players taking part in killing nearly 400M zombies and amassing over a trillion dollars. Check out more of these fun statistics in the image below.




Skyforge: Closed Beta #2 Coming March 25th
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 March 2015, 1:19 pm

Closed Beta #2 Coming March 25th

The second closed beta phase for Skyforge will be heading out on March 25th. Players will have a lot of new content to try out with four new classes to unlock, a new 5-player dungeon, an open world location on Naori Island, an 8v8 "superiority" PvP mode, and something called the Nedder Test Area.




EVE Online: Fanfest Keynote Hinted to Feature Big News
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 March 2015, 1:50 pm

Fanfest Keynote Hinted to Feature Big News

The 2015 Fanfest, centered squarely around EVE, Valkyrie and DUST 514, is underway. We're here to post some of the highlights from the keynote address that is set to begin in about ten minutes at 10:00 Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern. Refresh the page often to check out the updates during what has been promised to be an important and exciting keynote.




The Secret World: Ultimate Tokyo Story Pack Now Available
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 March 2015, 2:21 pm

Ultimate Tokyo Story Pack Now Available

Funcom has announced that a new story pack for The Secret World is available for a great price. Called the "Ultimate Tokyo Story Pack", the collection includes an Orochi pilot jumpsuit, two side-stories packs with eleven extra missions, and Issues 9-11. Issue 11 will bring the Tokyo story to a close and will be released in April 2015.




ArcheAge: Return to ArcheAge Gift Packs Spur Kerfuffle
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 March 2015, 3:51 pm

Return to ArcheAge Gift Packs Spur Kerfuffle

Trion is under fire from some quarters of the ArcheAge community for gift packages sent out to former players in an effort to get them back into the game. The "Return to ArcheAge" gifts included several RNG boxes, potions and Library access scrolls. However, several random boxes also included the $100 "Secrets Pack" and the Cynafin Dolphin which gave its name to the kerfuffle now known as "Dolphingate".




General: Karos Returns Headed to Closed Beta March 24th
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 March 2015, 7:58 pm

Karos Returns Headed to Closed Beta March 24th

GamesCampus is ready to blow the lid off the long running, hardcore, open world PvP Karos Returns. The closed beta is ready to take wing on Tuesday, March 24th.




Crowfall: Don't Fear the Voxels!
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 March 2015, 6:41 pm

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When some potential Crowfall fans heard that the upcoming game will feature a world full of voxels, they panicked. Some moaned audibly while others swore off anything with the words "crow" or "fall" in it for eternity. But the fact is, we shouldn't be afraid of the almighty voxel.




Edge of Space: PAX East - A Focus on Improvements
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 March 2015, 6:52 pm

PAX East - A Focus on Improvements

When we last checked in on Edge of Space, the game had received much new content. Fast forward to several months later at PAX East, and things are still improving. The team's focus in recent updates is to polish the game, continue to improve it visually, and create a better tutorial and beginning game experience for players. As someone who began in the alpha, zooming in on the characters or terrain, for instance, is much better.




Life is Feudal: Life is Feudal, But Not Futile
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 March 2015, 9:50 pm

Life is Feudal, But Not Futile

You have to respect a game that uses a very bad (and by bad, I mean good) pun in its title. Life is Feudal is a sandbox MMO led by Vladimir 'Bobik' Piskunov and features some very intriguing realistic gameplay. We had a chance to catch up with Piskunov at PAX East to discuss the game and see how it would be different from other medieval or fantasy sandboxes.




EverQuest Next: Forum Consolidation Part of "Corporate Restructuring"
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 March 2015, 12:31 pm

Forum Consolidation Part of "Corporate Restructuring"

A new notice has been posted on the EverQuest Next main forum that lets users know that both the Lore and General Discussion forums will be shut down effective immediately. In the short term, the forums have been temporarily archived as 'read-only' but will disappear for good in April. Daybreak's Dexella cites corporate restructuring as the reason behind the forum closure.




General: NCSoft Investigating Embezzlment Allegations
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 March 2015, 12:45 pm

NCSoft Investigating Embezzlment Allegations

NCSoft has terminated three developers on the Project HON team for allegedly embezzling millions of Korean Won. According to reports, the employees outsourced portions of HON's development to a company with which they had "intimate ties", resulting in the ability to steal funds.




Guild Wars 2: WvW Maps Removed as Requirement for World Completion
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 March 2015, 1:57 pm

WvW Maps Removed as Requirement for World Completion

ArenaNet has posted a new blog to let Guild Wars 2 players know that the World vs World map component required to complete the "World Completion" achievement has been removed. The next time players log into the game, the updated totals will be reconfigured to accurately reflect the change.




EverQuest: 16th Anniversary Events & Schedule Revealed
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 March 2015, 2:35 pm

16th Anniversary Events & Schedule Revealed

Daybreak Game Studio has revealed the sixteenth anniversary celebration schedule and events for EverQuest. Players can look forward to special player-designed missions, Brew Day, Bristlebane Day and more.




Elsword: A Time For mADDness!
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 March 2015, 3:27 pm

 A Time For mADDness!

Hey MMORPG! GM Moshup here with a psychotic tale of time-travel, technology and turmoil. A tale of the twisting of a mind that would drive even the most grounded of heroes to their knees with madness. From this madness echoes the launch of Elsword's new Job path or class update and the continued story-arch for the delightfully twisted character Add.




Rift: Wardrobe Overhaul Sneak Peek
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 March 2015, 3:48 pm

Wardrobe Overhaul Sneak Peek

Rift players have a lot to look forward to in update 3.2, particularly with regard to wardrobe collections. Riftgrate.com has a terrific sneak peek packed with screenshots to give fans and players a good look at what they can expect.




Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen: Releases Part 2 of the Developer's Round Table
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 March 2015, 2:32 am

Releases Part 2 of the Developer

Group-oriented MMO Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen has been keeping the community up to date on its process via Soundcloud, and this week the Visionary Realms team released part 2 of their Developer's Round Table.




General: Mordheim: City of the Damned Content Update, Phase 4
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 March 2015, 2:44 am

Mordheim: City of the Damned Content Update, Phase 4

Rogue Factor's adaptation of Games Workshop table top game Mordheim: City of the Damned is changing all the time, and this week Early Accessors will notice it's switched from Unity 4 to Unity 5.




World of Tanks: Season 5 Finals This Sunday, 12PM PDT
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 March 2015, 2:57 am

Season 5 Finals This Sunday, 12PM PDT

This weekend, four North American World of Tanks teams go head-to-head (to-head-to-head) in San Francisco, battling it out for $150,000 in prize money, as well as the right to move on to the Grand Finals in Warsaw, Poland.




Lineage 2: Content Expansion Announced for Infinite Odyssey
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 March 2015, 3:09 am

Content Expansion Announced for Infinite Odyssey

This spring, Lineage II players will enjoy a new expansion named Infinite Odyssey, and will have the chance to name five new high-end skills in a "Name That Skill" contest.




Star Citizen: Free Weekend With This Code
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 March 2015, 10:32 am

Free Weekend With This Code

Want to know what all the fuss is about with regard to Star Citizen? Look no further than a PAX East code given out last weekend that entitles users to download a flight demo and try out the game for free through tomorrow, Sunday, March 15th. The demo client is about 20Gb and requires an account on the Star Citizen site. Once the account is in place, enter PAXEASTFREEFLY2K15 and start soaring through the stars.




Heroes & Generals: Timoshenko Update Introduces Soviet Faction
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 March 2015, 6:20 pm

Timoshenko Update Introduces Soviet Faction

Heroes & Generals saw its largest update ever this week, and among other changes was the addition of the Soviet Union Faction. Named after Soviet commander Semyon Timoshenko, the update augments the game with 1,000 new European battlefields, 14 vehicles and planes, and more than a dozen new weapons.




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