MMO Blog Articles

How did the Pokemon Go Fest go wrong?
A lot of anticipation had built up for the recent Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago. Players from around the world booked flights and bought tickets to attend the one day event to celebrate the massive success that the mobile game had enjoyed over the last year. Help whetting the appetites of avid trainers was the sparkling lure of being able to capture the legendary Lugia during the event. Plus, there was the added bonus of rubbing shoulders with thous...
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Aug 18 2017
Secret World Legends review
One of the most intriguing mmo games released over the last ten years was The Secret World. There was a lot of interest in Funcom's game as it eschewed the typical fantasy setting prevalent in online games. Instead of travelling through wooded glades to fight dragons, players in The Secret World belonged to a secret society and delved into a dark reflection of the world that was populated by conspiracies, myths, legends, and horrors. While the ga...
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Aug 15 2017
How will RuneScape Mobile impact mmos?
RuneScape has long been the most popular browser mmo on the market. Millions of players have spent countless hours playing the online game ever since it launched way back in 2001. The game's developer, Jagex, has kept the game relevant over the years by upgrading the game periodically but have also kept their original fans happy by launching Old School RuneScape. A lot of players and developers look at RuneScape as one of the old dogs of the onli...
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Aug 08 2017
Star Trek Online Season 13.5 review
There's nothing like the virtual equivalent of that new car smell. In the case of mmorpg games, this comes in the form of fresh new content for players to sink their teeth into. Star Trek Online Season 13.5 kicked off a few weeks ago with a new featured episode (Brushfire), a new Admiralty campaign (Ferengi), and the new Endeavor System. Will this new half-season be worthy of wagering buckets of quatloos on? Find out in our Star Trek Online Seaso...
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Aug 04 2017
Top five Neverwinter events
There's a lot to enjoy about playing the Neverwinter mmo. One reason I spend many hours adventuring through the game's virtual world is the setting of the Forgotten Realms, the official world for Dungeons and Dragons. I've spent decades slinging dice on a table, running many different characters through epic adventures in Faerun, and it's nice to do the same in a virtual setting. In addition, the game is a solid adaptation of the fourth edition r...
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Aug 03 2017
Marvel Heroes Omega Carnage review
One of the interesting features of the Marvel comics is that it's comprised of individual pockets that are essentially their own universe. Just look at the Uncanny X-Men and how almost every mutant storyline and character falls within their range of comics. The same could be said for the Avengers as well as for Spider-Man. This makes sense as it allows different types of stories to be told that pertain more readily to one area of the comics unive...
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Aug 01 2017
Top five summer mmo games
The summer is definitely one of the best times of the year. For younger people, it means no school and being able to game all day and night. While the dog days of summer can wear you down through the oppressive heat, the virtual worlds of online games provide a welcome escape as you game in air-conditioned comfort. Summer does provide people with a lot of extra time to enjoy gaming, so we thought we would compile a worthwhile list of titles that ...
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Jul 28 2017
How Blizzard is killing it with Overwatch hero backgrounds
There are a lot of elements that come together to make a good online game. First there are the underlying mechanics of the game, such as combat and character/class balance. An equally important part is the story and the characters that exist in that story. In this regard, an online game, even an mmofps like Overwatch, could be considered analogous to a movie, book, or TV series. Blizzard has devoted considerable resources to crafting some very in...
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Jul 25 2017
Star Trek Online Brushfire review
Season 13.5 for Star Trek Online has kicked off with a number of new features, but the main component that stoked my interest is the new featured episode - Brushfire. The continuing story arc for the online rpg has focused on a good bit of exploration, but there have been quite a few entanglements with the Tzenkethi. The new STO Brushfire episode takes a breather from the current narrative to focus on some Klingon politics, and by politics, I mea...
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Jul 21 2017
Foxhole hands-on preview
War movies have always been a particular favorite with me. Countless times growing up, I watched classics like The Dirty Dozen, The Longest Day, A Bridge Too Far, Kelly's Heroes, Patton, and Sergeant York, not to mention more modern fare like Saving Private Ryan and Fury. Sadly, the experience of fighting in a major conflict hasn't been really translated too well to the realm of online games. While there are plenty of mmofps games dealing with co...
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Jul 20 2017