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‘Save City of Heroes’ campaign appeals to Disney

Publisher NCSoft announced its intention to close superhero-themed MMOCity of Heroes in late August, with a final closure date of 30 November this year.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Nov 2012 | 15

Let’s talk turkey: Thanksgiving items heading to Salem MMO

If you happen to be in the closed beta session for Paradox’s new world-focused MMO Salem, watch out for a Thanksgiving package that’ll be heading your way on 22 November.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

What is Stronghold Kingdoms? This trailer attempts to find out

All across the land, people are asking the question “what is Stronghold Kingdoms?” Is it some kind of revolutionary new washing powder?

By Peter Parrish | 12 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Paint it red: 8.2 update will add Chinese armour to World of Tanks

Coming hot on the heels of Wargaming’s 8.1 update that added British tanks into the mix is a forthcoming 8.2 release which will introduce Chinese tanks to the battlefield.

By Peter Parrish | 7 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Lots of new screens for The Elder Scrolls Online

ZeniMax has let slip quite a few new screens for upcoming MMO The Elder Scrolls Online. 

By John Robertson | 23 Oct 2012 | 4

Planetside 2 release date to be confirmed tomorrow, in-game currency changes confirmed

Sony Online Entertainment has revealed that it will be announcing the release date of MMO-shooter Planetside 2 at an SOE keynote event tomorrow, 17 October.

By John Robertson | 17 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Project: Gorgon seeks $55,000 in Kickstarter funding

Have you ever come across an MMO where growing potatoes can lead to you becoming a geologist?

By Peter Parrish | 16 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

New Secret World director outlines the future

Joel Bylos, the man who recently took over as The Secret World’s game director, has written a fairly extensive piece about his future plans for the Funcom-developed MMO.

By Peter Parrish | 10 Oct 2012 | 1

Wing Commander creator reveals PC-only space sim, Star Citizen

Chris Roberts, the man who dreamed up Wing Commander, is set to return with another sweeping space saga.

By Peter Parrish | 10 Oct 2012 | 1

City of Heroes still closing despite 20k strong petition

Despite a fan petition that is over 20,000 signatures strong, NCsoft will still be closing MMO City of Heroes this November.

By John Robertson | 3 Oct 2012 | 3

Eve Online promises Retribution in December

CCP Games has announced that Eve Online will expand once again on 4 December, with the Retribution update (the 18th free expansion for this long-running space sim MMO).

By Peter Parrish | 1 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Curt Schilling’s failed 38 Studios will not face federal charges

The repercussions from the collapse of Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios in Rhode Island continue to rumble on (not least for its unfortunate former employees), but one matter has now been settled.

By Peter Parrish | 1 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Aventurine shares more Darkfall Unholy Wars images

If you’re looking for the lowdown on Aventurine’s follow-up to the Player-vs-Player heavy MMO Darkfall, then you should have a read of yesterday’s news post.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

World of Tanks gets physical for its 8.0 update

Important news for World of Tanks fans: the latest 8.0 update improves upon the physics of combat, so tanks will no longer bounce off into the skies like a balloon when you run into them (ok, this never actually happened, but now it never will).

By Peter Parrish | 26 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

The Secret World’s third ‘issue’ update looks meow-vellous

Prepare to pet the Cat God as Funcom reveals The Secret World’s third major update.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Sep 2012 | 1

World of Warcraft Pandas arrive in Azeroth

The World of Warcraft: Mist of Pandaria is now live bringing those cuddly kung-fu fighting pandas to Azeroth.

By Paul Younger | 25 Sep 2012 | 2

Eve Online pays tribute to casualty of Libyan consulate attack

Sean ‘Vile Rat’ Smith, one of the US State Department officials killed in Tuesday’s attack on the US consulate in Libya, was a major, respected part of the Eve Online community.

By Peter Parrish | 13 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Where does Funcom go with The Secret World from here? [Interview]

Being an MMO set in the real-world, The Secret World immediately sets itself apart from the usual fantasy settings that dominate the MMO landscape.

By John Robertson | 12 Sep 2012 | 23

The Secret World’s is only MMO with “complete freedom” and “epic, ongoing storyline”

It’s been out a couple of months now, so you may have had the time to get something out of Funcom’s The Secret World MMO.

By John Robertson | 12 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Blizzard: Activision has “unfair reputation”, has never influenced WoW design

In a recent Q&A session, Word of Warcraft game director Tom Chilton has taken a stand as a staunch defender of little ol’ Activision.

By John Robertson | 12 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Flight and damage models explained in World of Warplanes [Video]

Upcoming fighter plane MMO World of Warplanes has a few of its key features explained by Wargaming developers in this latest talking heads video diary.

By Peter Parrish | 11 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

“MMOs have stagnated,” says The Secret World director/producer

MMOs, they’re usually set in a world of elves and goblins, feature clear cut levelling systems and send you on more collections quests than Charlie Sheen’s man-servant prior to a coke-fuelled bender.

By John Robertson | 11 Sep 2012 | 1

RF Online gets new publisher, “event server” set up as celebration

PvP based MMO RF Online (Rising Force Online) has been “taken over” and “officially re-launched” by publisher GamesCampus.

By John Robertson | 9 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

TERA servers being merged, dropping from 11 to three

Update: The merge applies to US servers only, not the Europeans servers operated by Gameforge.

By John Robertson | 4 Sep 2012 | 3

Guild Wars 2 tops UK chart, but sells less than SWTOR

Guild Wars 2 has found itself at the top of the UK all-format software chart, knocking Square Enix Sleeping Dogs from number one.

By John Robertson | 3 Sep 2012 | 1

Following The Secret World disappointment, Funcom will focus on smaller games

In its latest financial report, Funcom has announced that EA-published MMO The Secret World has shifted 200,000 copies since it launched this past July.

By John Robertson | 28 Aug 2012 | 4

Are you eager for the launch of Guild Wars 2?

The latest Guild Wars 2 press release is entitled “Video Gamers Eager for the Launch of Guild Wars 2″.

By John Robertson | 24 Aug 2012 | 3

Iranian government blocks access to Battle.net

Politically speaking, the citizens of Iran have much larger concerns than videogaming.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Aug 2012 | 8

World of Warcraft F2P level cap will not be going above 20

Blizzard, high and mighty developer of World of Warcraft, has no plan to raise the free-to-play portion of the game’s level cap above 20.

By John Robertson | 23 Aug 2012 | 3

Starting over: Can Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn set things right? [Interview]

It’s no secret that Final Fantasy XIV was a failure. The players certainly see it that.

By John Robertson | 21 Aug 2012 | 4

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