MMO Blog Articles

How to enjoy playing mmo games and relax
The virtual worlds of online games usually have a lot to offer to players: the ability to go on epic quests, to prove oneself against fearsome foes, to acquire vast quantities of loot, and an escape from the drudgery of the real world. Yet it's quite common for gamers to lose that sparkle in their eye as they log into a game. The thrill of action and anticipation of what could be discovered next is often mired under the sensation of the game beco...
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May 25 2017
Death in mmo games
Every gamer is quite familiar with death in mmo games as it's essentially an occupational hazard for their characters. Adventuring in the online realms can be dangerous, and a player often finds themselves overmatched by a dungeon boss or an enemy mob. How developers have handled mmo death has evolved over the years. It was once common for death to be associated with a pretty high cost and a good bit of aggravation, but now a character's death in...
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May 23 2017
Top five reasons looking forward to Wild West Online
Few entertainment genres have shown the staying power like that of the western. While its roots firmly belong in the myth and history of the US, there's just something universal about being able to reinvent yourself and taking control of your own destiny. Plus, it's damn cool facing down a group of hombres with only the cold iron of your trusty revolver to back you up. However, western mmo games are as rare as the Lost Dutchman Mine, but 612 Game...
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May 19 2017
Top five irritating aspects of mmo games
There are a lot of reasons to enjoy adventuring in the virtual worlds of online games. With a quick login and a few clicks of the mouse, you can leave the stress of the real world behind and become a mighty warrior, powerful wizard, or seasoned starship captain. We can play mmo games as serious or as casual as we wish, and there's something special about being able to play with people from all over the world. Yet there are some aspects of online ...
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May 17 2017
How New World job advertisement gives us hope
Amazon took a lot of people by surprise back in 2016 when they announced that they were getting into the mmorpg business. First, they released a free, cloud-connected game engine called Lumberyard. Then they moved into a state-of-the-art game studio and streaming facility. Finally, they announced a slate of games at TwitchCon, which included the intriguing New World mmo. There's been a lot of speculation on what the final shape of the games will ...
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May 16 2017
Star Trek Online Mirrors and Smoke review
Sometimes peace and diplomacy needs a helping hand, even in Star Trek Online. However, such help might require the use of photon torpedoes and phasers. The sci-fi free mmo recently released their latest feature episode, Mirrors and Smoke. The player will once again join forces with the Lukari and Captain Kuumaarke. Does this latest episode continue the recent themes of exploration and discovery? Find out in our Star Trek Online Mirrors and Smoke ...
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May 12 2017
Top five old school mmo features we want back
A lot of older mmo gamers lament the passage of time, believing that the online games of today lack challenge, sophistication, and individuality. Developers love to tout the latest technological innovations when it comes time to promote their games, but have games really progressed and evolved over the last two decades? While I hate a number of old school mmo features, such as corpse runs, there were some incredible systems within those games tha...
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May 11 2017
Marvel Heroes Omega PS4 closed beta review
Marvel Heroes Omega is having a busy year. The online rpg of superhero action changed its name and is porting itself over to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. The closed beta for the PS4 version of the game is underway, and we were lucky enough to be able to take part. How well does the game transfer to consoles? Are there differences between the PS4 and PC versions? Most of all, is it fun? Find out in our Marvel Heroes Omega PS4 closed be...
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May 09 2017
How to make a great GI Joe mmo
A lot of great franchises were born in the 1980s, such as Transformers and Ghostbusters. However, few have matched the timeless appeal that GI Joe has generated over the last three decades. Kids flocked to watch the GI Joe: A Real American Hero cartoon on TV, made the comic the hottest title of the decade, and bought millions of action figures and vehicles. There's recently been two movies (one good and one not so good), and you can catch GI Joe ...
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May 05 2017
Top five reasons for console mmo ports
There have long been two different camps when it came to online gaming: PCs and consoles. Each side had their own strengths and weaknesses, and each platform was home to specific genres. Shooters were highly prevalent on consoles as well as single-player rpgs while the virtual worlds of mmo games were normally found on the PC. That distinction has definitely blurred over the last few years as quite a few mmos have found their way onto consoles an...
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May 04 2017