MMO News

wildstar layoffs
A career in the mmo development scene can be quite treacherous. Due to the fast turn-over of games and the dramatic shift from initial development to continuous improvement means that manpower can rocket up and down, from phase to phase. This means that the sad news of developer layoffs is ever-present and creators can never get too comfortable. Today is such a day and mmo development umbrella, NCSoft, are laying off staff in a variety of their...
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Oct 24 2014
F2P mmo revenue is triple of subscription mmos.
Just a few short years ago, the very thought of free-to-play mmo games dominating the market was considered an absurd idea. Ah, how things can change in just a short span of time. The reality is that f2p games have exploded in both popularity and revenue while subscription-based games seem to eventually become an endangered species. A new report from SuperData, the premier gaming market research outfit, shows this shift in gaming in very stark nu...
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Oct 23 2014
ArcheAge targeting gold sellers
ArcheAge has not had the easiest of launches, which is putting the situation mildly. Since the virtual worlds mmo burst upon the scene, the game has been plagued by a veritable horde of botters, hackers, and gold sellers. It has been enough of an issue that the presence of such people has had a major negative impact upon the gameplay experience of most gamers, which has led to quite a bit of frustration and venting in various forums. However, Tri...
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Oct 23 2014
eve online vegas phoebe rhea spoilers
EVE Online fans who attended the Vegas 2014 keynote were treated to a more detailed explanation on how the space sandbox mmo will change in the upcoming releases. Executive producer Andie "CCP Seagull" Nordgren said that the next two releases lined up -- "Phoebe" on November 4th and "Rhea" on December 9th -- will contain "some of the biggest changes to EVE Online in years" and set the stage for an explosive 2015. For example, when the EVE Onlin...
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Oct 23 2014
nosgoth halloween event summoner class
All hell breaks loose starting October 27 when Nosgoth descends into a Devil's Night, the weeklong Halloween event for the Humans-vs.-Vampires combat arena rpg. The Nosgoth Devil's Night event is a mystical time for both sides of the blood conflict. Humans and Vampires alike can purchase exclusive items that will no longer be available after the event. Mysterious and Exotic items obtained during this Nosgoth Halloween event will have a ghostly ...
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Oct 23 2014
world of warcraft australia
Last night, there was a big party down under. The World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor pre-launch party took to the stage of Sydney, Australia. It's well known that the mmorpg has global coverage, with masses of fans in every corner of the globe and, therefore, dedicated servers have been put in place by Blizzard to represent localized hosting. The localization, however, isn't entirely accurate, since the Oceanic servers in the mmo are infact ...
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Oct 23 2014
fractured space announced
One of the prevailing genres of 2014, without a doubt, has been the sci-fi mmo. The likes of EVE Online, Warframe and Elite Dangerous have been putting out a srious show of force this year, demonstrating that intergalactic war is where the action is. It would be easy to accuse Edge Case games of jumping on the band wagon here, with the announcement of their new game, Fractured Space, but the fact of the matter is that these guys have been loving...
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Oct 23 2014
blade and soul easy
Modern gaming takes a lot of abuse from older gamers and retro fans, for being too easy. Many modern competitive games and the bulk of triple-A single player titles have a reputation for having compressed skills gaps and for having that "interactive movie" feel to them. Thankfully, here in the realm of mmo games, a bastion of traditional difficulty lives on. Most big mmo titles still focus on things like "the meta game", stats and probability fa...
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Oct 22 2014
SMITE disqualified teams in regional tournament
A lot of eSports fans are eagerly anticipating the upcoming SMITE world championships to be held in Atlanta early next year. On the line is a prize pool of over one million dollars that the free mmo has put together. With such a prize amount in play, the game must do everything possible to make sure that all the qualifying matches and regional tournaments are played in a fair manner and that there is no cheating. It's sad to say, but there has re...
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Oct 22 2014
Armored Warfare adds Cold Strike map
Being a tank commander can be tough. You have to worry about keeping your crew safe, targeting the enemy before they can get a bead on you, and hoping that nothing breaks down in the heat of battle. Now players of the Armored Warfare mmo fps have something new to worry about - the weather. It seems that the icy clutches of winter will descend upon the game and adding a new element of strategy for gamers to contemplate. My.com has recently announc...
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Oct 22 2014