Category Archives: MMO
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 | 01:56 GMT
Following some down time this weekend, the Helm’s Deep expansion for Lord of the Rings has been delayed. The free-to-play MMO went down due to a power outage at its data centre, according to a Facebook post, and as a result Helm’s Deep will be released on November 20, a few days late. Helm’s Deep pre-purchase offers and 100% XP boost and Bounder’s Bounty events have been extended to the same date.
Thanks, Shack News.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 | 10:06 GMT
Eve: Rubicon is the devilishly clever 20th expansion to CCP Games’ sprawling MMO sandbox. VG247′s Dave Cook quizzes the studio about how the race for new frontiers is only just beginning.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 | 08:53 GMT
Kingdom Under Fire 2 developer Blue Side has published two new trailers of the strategy MMORPG, along with a slew of new details.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 | 21:26 GMT
EverQuest Next Landmark was shown off during an SOE livestream on Twitch a few days ago, and if you missed out on it like I did, you can rewatch it below. In it, director of development Dave Georgeson, community manager Colette Murphy, and senior producer Terry Michaels chat about the Landmark Founder’s Packs and show off the building tools as associate producer Eric Smith constructs a castle live in-game. The free-to-play title ties into EverQuest Next and neither have been dated.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 | 20:00 GMT
World of Warcraft may eventually contain procedural content as a supplement to handcrafted expansions
Blizzard has discussed the possibility of adding procedural content to World of Warcraft as a supplement alongside handcrafted content, according to lead content designer Cory Stockton.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 | 15:48 GMT
Star Wars: The Old Republic has an new, free-to-play, digital expansion coming in December, which will include PvP space battles called Galactic Starfighter. To give you an idea of what to expect from it, BioWare has released a new video as well as screenshots.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 | 11:36 GMT
Eve: Online’s 20th free expansion Rubicon is going to be a real game-changer. Developer CCP Games has posted the update’s cinematic trailer online, leading up to its November 19 launch.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 | 19:56 GMT
Champions Online players can now become a lifetime subscriber which nets the customer access to all Veteran Rewards. Recently, Cryptic Studios updated the Veteran Rewards system, and once a player goes lifetime, they too can instantly receive exclusive items like the Avian Warrior and Glowing Tights Costume sets, along with extra costume and character slots. Those who are already Lifetime Members will get all the rewards that you’ve yet to unlock. If you’re a current monthly subscriber, you can become a lifer for $299.99. More details through the link.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 | 16:43 GMT
Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn is hosting a Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 cross-over event, which sees the titular heroine wandering around Eorzea “dispatching foes with lethal efficiency, only to vanish before her identity can be ascertained.”
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 | 00:19 GMT
Playworks MMORPG Arcane Hearts has crossed the threshold into open beta, meaning you can finally get your hands on its classic RPG gameplay and real-time PvP. The medieval-themed title boasts interactive worlds with random events; customisation; crafting; an auto-hunting feature to efficiently level without grind; guild battles; co-operative play; and special rewards as players advance through the ranks. Choose from Warrior, Mage or Shaman and enjoy the constant barrage of updates promised over the next few months. Give it a go here.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 | 00:13 GMT
Wildstar is getting closer and closer, and ddeveloper Carbine Studios is finally ready to talk about the MMO’s classes. This week’s star is the Esper; take a look at the screens through the break showing off this magic user.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 | 22:02 GMT
Star Trek Online Season 8: The Sphere is live. The free content update adds the Solanae Dyson Sphere allowing travel into the Delta Quadrant using the Iconian Gateway.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 | 21:59 GMT
Humble WB Games Bundle adds LOTRO pack, Guardians of Middle Earth, Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection, more
Warner has added F.E.A.R., Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection, Guardians of Middle Earth and its DLC, a Lord of the Rings Online: Steely Dawn Starter Pack, and the Gotham City Impostors: Professional Kit to its Humble WB Games Bundle. You will get all these games, plus the previously announced titles if you pay over the current $4.64 minimum. Those who have already purchased the bundle will get the newly added games as well. Hit up the link for more information. So far, $3,705,136 has been earned as of press time for the We Can Be Heroes charity.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 | 00:14 GMT
Planetside 2 will attract the Xbox crowd to the PlayStation 4, according to Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 | 21:53 GMT
War Thunder, the MMO military title from Gaijin Entertainment, will be the same game on PS4 as it is on PC “in terms of gameplay, content and everything,” the firm’s president and CEO Anton Yudintsev has said.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 | 21:14 GMT
The promised Performance Update 01 for PlanetSide 2 has been released. According to the patch notes, the game has been “refactored”in order to utilize multiple CPU cores and the same has been a done for UI rendering. The team has also added adaptive complexity levels for physics simulations based on current client performance; optimized the CPU cost of some purely aesthetic physics objects; disabled redundant physics processing between remotely-simulated vehicles; and many other performace tweaks and changes. You can read the list over on PCgamesN. Planetside 2 will hit PlayStation 4 in early 2014
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 | 16:05 GMT
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 | 08:52 GMT
World of Warcraft’s fifth expansion Warlords of Draenor was only unveiled at BlizzCon this weekend, but the one after that is already on the go.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 | 01:20 GMT
Sony Online Entertainment has opened a founder’s program for EverQuest Next Landmark, the worldbuilding sandbox which will presage the new MMO.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 | 11:36 GMT
Final Fantasy 14 has re-focused Square Enix, ‘games as a service’ approach doesn’t appeal, says Rogers
Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn has been hailed as a key success by Square Enix, following the company’s most recent financials. Now, CEO of US and Europe Phil Rogers has stressed that the game has re-focused the publisher, but that ultimately the notion of games as services doesn’t resonate with gamers.