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Feb 09 2016

RuneScape NXT closed beta weekend announced

While a great deal of attention and hype is given to flashy new games coming out, older titles still continue to chug along and get even better over time. Case in point is the RuneScape browser mmo that continues to be very popular a full fourteen years after its initial release. Jagex has been working over the last two years on updating the game to a new client, called NXT, and the company has now announced an upcoming RuneScape NXT closed beta ...
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Feb 09 2016

Gigantic developer Motiga layoff announced

Sadly, layoffs are a fact of life in the mmo industry. It takes a lot of resources to create and launch an online game but far fewer to maintain the game and put out an occasional update. This is why it's quite common for a game studio to cut back after a game launches. However, funding is always an issue as well, and it seems to have impacted the developer, Motiga, of the upcoming Gigantic moba. News of a significant Motiga layoff has been makin...
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Feb 09 2016

the division open beta

We're all really excited to see more of The Division. Despite all of the issues that were documented during their previous beta test, mainly surrounding hacks and exploits, the successful launch of The Division will mark the beginning of a whole new era for survival mmo games as a whole. Ubisoft's triple-A take on the survival mmo genre means that we'll finally see this corner of gaming pushed to its maximum potential in one of the most exciting...
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Feb 09 2016

overwatch beta back

Blizzard's reputation for making awesome mmo games is so last decade. After Overwatch outstanding start, the studio could well earn a reputation for being a heavyweight in the shooters category, above all else. The previous Overwatch beta was one of the best received beta tests to date - people simply loved it. When the beta came to a close, Overwatch fans everywhere were left lost, unsure of where to get their mmofps thrills. Now, after a wint...
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Feb 09 2016

black desert online name reservations

The day has come for Black Desert pre-order holders to claim one of their awaited perks: Reserve a name in the Korean-imported online rpg way ahead of its March 3, 2016 official launch.Black Desert online name reservations will commence at 6:00 PM UTC on February 9 and will last until February 26, which is also the last day of pre-orders. Developers have set up a dedicated page for the online name reservations. On top of getting dibs on the...
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Feb 09 2016

armored warfare coastal warfare map

A new trailer has been rolled out for the Armored Warfare Coastal Threat map, an expansive battleground for tank commanders that will be available starting this Thursday. This Armored Warfare Coastal Threat trailer scopes out the various regions that make up this expansive 1,200 by 1,200 meter map:The trailer also tips off MMO tank commanders on how to best position and fight in the new map. For example, heavier and slower vehicles can rush ...
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Feb 08 2016

Star Trek Online T6 flagships announced

It's impossible to think of Star Trek without also thinking of starships. While both franchise emphasizes exploration and adventure, it's the intrepid starship that serves as the vessel for doing so. Heck, the Enterprise is considered a character in its own right, and I still remember seeing fans weep during Star Trek III (yes, I'm that old!) when the Enterprise was initially destroyed. This love of starships is also core to the Star Trek Online ...
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Feb 08 2016

Skyforge March of Knowledge patch adds Photomode

Who knew that mmo gods were fans of selfies? Of course, if a person seeks to go from humble adventurer to immortal being of tremendous power, some hubris has to be expected. As for the selfie angle, a new mode is being added with the upcoming Skyforge March of Knowledge update that is slated to go live this Wednesday. While there are plenty of bug fixes and tweaks that one would expect with any patch, there is also the new Photomode system for pl...
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Feb 08 2016

the secret world members rewards

Over the years, we've seen a variety of different forms of mmo membership schemes go in and out of fashion. From subscription, to free to play, to freemium, to straught up donating for the sake of the game's existence, we've seen it all. The Secret World didn't exactly bring anything new to the table with its own subscription service, but it certainly applied its own twist to make paying to play feel like a little less of a chore. Much like the ...
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Feb 08 2016

stanley parable mmo

Yep, you're reading that right. William Pugh, co-creator of The Stanley Parable has announced that he has got his sights set on building a new mmo. If you've ever played The Stanley Parable, you'll know exactly why this is such exciting news. It's hard to talk about The Stanley Parable, it truly is a game that must be played to be "understood", but without giving too much away, it can be undoubtedly described as a genre breaker. What genre? Well...
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