MMO News

Guild Wars 2 The Head of the Snake now live
You would think the crisis of facing two elder dragons would be enough for the denizens of Guild Wars 2, but then there are always other factions that look at such events as an opportunity. Such is the case in the fantasy mmorpg where a faction looks to bring down Queen Jennah once and for all. The new Guild Wars 2 The Head of the Snake update is now live and is the latest chapter in Season 3 of the Living World storyline.The core components ...
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Feb 08 2017
League of Legends Faker livestream sets record
There are times when reality does not live up to expectations, or as Spock said in Star Trek, "You may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting." Such was the sentiment expressed by some mmo players watching the first Twitch livestream by the legendary League of Legends Faker. The very first Faker Twitch livestream was a huge event, and it broke the record of livestream viewers as more than 245,000 concurrent viewers tuned...
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Feb 07 2017
World of Tanks Super Bowl commercials
Last night saw an historic Super Bowl played between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots, which ended in either despair or elation depending upon the team you were rooting for. One of the highlights for most viewers is to watch the commercials that are shown and cost an estimated $5 million to air for a 30 second spot. In the past, companies trotted out some very innovative and funny commercials, but the crop of commercials over the last...
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Feb 06 2017
Pantheon race and class combos revealed
Two of the most important criteria when creating a character in an online rpg are race and class. A lot of online games have certain restrictions upon classes determined by race (as well as gender) while others do not. Over the years, a standard for this race/class combo has emerged, with a hefty dose of inspiration from pen-and-paper role-playing games like D&D. The Pantheon class and race combinations have been revealed today in a handy mat...
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Feb 03 2017
Gigantic Eternal Dawn update announced
One of the interesting trends in mmo games over the last couple of years is seeing full updates released while the game itself is still in open beta. The ongoing soft launch trend continues unabated as Perfect World Entertainment and Motiga announce the upcoming Gigantic Eternal Dawn update that is launching later this month. One of the key features of the update is the new Gigantic Zandora playable hero.The overall features of the Gigantic E...
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Feb 02 2017
Paragon's Aurora now live
A definite chill can be felt within the battlefields of the Paragon free mmo. A new combatant has entered the lists as the playable Paragon Aurora hero is now live for players to use. Aurora is an elusive, crowd control specialist who can manipulate the cold to her advantage, and she can take control of the battle by freezing her enemies with her cold-based abilities.The powers of the new Paragon Aurora hero include: Frozen Simulacrum (RMB/R...
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Feb 01 2017
RIFT Forged in Flame update announced
The recent Starfall Prophecy expansion for RIFT added a ton of new content as well as a new world to explore, and now the online rpg is sending a heaping new helping of content to the players. The RIFT Forged in Flame update finds the players attacking the immensely powerful Lords of Fire to save their world of Telara. The centerpiece of the new update is the new Tartartic Depths raid.The new RIFT raid in Forged in Flame is a 10-man affair. T...
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Jan 31 2017
Star Trek Online seventh anniversary begins
It's hard to believe that it's been seven years since Star Trek Online first warped into existence. The sci-fi online rpg has been boldly going where no one has gone before since then, adding new features and tons of content along the way. The Star Trek Online seventh anniversary kicks off today with daily events and the start of STO Season 12: Reckoning. During the Star Trek Online 7th anniversary, players can complete daily quests in order to ...
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Jan 26 2017
Heroes of the Storm partners with Facebook
To the consternation to parents everywhere, the ability to pay for college by playing video games is a fact. Last year, Blizzard announced a tournament based upon their Heroes of the Storm game called Heroes of the Dorm where teams of college players could compete for scholarships and other prizes. Well, the free mmo tournament is back and games will be streamed live as Blizzard announces a Heroes of the Dorm Facebook Live partnership.The off...
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Jan 25 2017
SWTOR Defend the Throne now live
A whole lot of new conflict is coming to the mmo of a galaxy far, far away. The new Star Wars: The Old Republic Defend the Throne update is now live and adds quite a bit of new content for players to sink their lightsabers into. One feature of SWTOR update 5.1 is that a new chapter difficulty is being introduced: master! Players can earn new achievements by playing the Knights of the Fallen Empire and Knights of the Eternal Throne under this new ...
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Jan 24 2017