MMO Blog Articles

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
How should players react to Overwatch smurfing?
Back in my day, a smurf was an irritating cartoon creature that signaled the beginning of the end of awesome Saturday morning cartoons. However, mmofps players are well aware of the smurf of today, which is someone that is highly experienced but creates a new account in order to appear as a newbie in online games. This gives them quite an advantage as they are then often matched with players of far lesser skill and experience. Players recently be...
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May 02 2017
Star Trek Online Survivor review
Time and personal storylines meet in dramatic fashion in the last featured episode, Survivor, for Season Twelve of Star Trek Online. This is the third episode of the New Frontiers story arc, following the Of Signs and Portents episode. In this new mission, the Lukari take a backseat to a storyline that is based upon one of the best episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Some old, familiar faces will pop up in the STO Survivor episode as the ...
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Apr 28 2017
Top five reasons for looking forward to Pantheon
The virtual worlds of online games have taken on a depressing sense of sameness over the last decade. Most mmos now offer almost the exact same gaming experience in that the player is held firmly in hand and led through the game. Quest givers are easily identified, paths to completing quests are clearly laid out, and the denizens of the game's world act in a robotic, canned manner. Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen looks to shake things up a bit, and ...
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Apr 27 2017
How War Thunder Chronicles of WW2 event is rocking
One of the most important eras in human history was World War II. There have been countless movies, books, and documentaries about the various battles and the people involved since the conflict began almost eighty years ago. This particular war has long been a staple of tabletop strategy games and now many mmofps games use this setting as well. War Thunder is one such mmo that seeks to recreate the tank and aerial battles of that massive conflict...
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Apr 25 2017