Posts Tagged MMORPG


Best MMO 2012 – Readers’ Vote

There ‘s been lots of MMOs this year, which was no huge surprise.

By Paul Younger | 18 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

End of Days is coming to The Secret World preceded by a new ARG

Things are going to get nasty on 21 December in The Secret World when there will be a “cataclysmic event that marks the end of time as we know it”.

By Paul Younger | 3 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Second Elder Scrolls Online “Ask Us Anything” goes lore-heavy

If you’ve been holding out for an answer on whether “Joruun the Skald-King” will be making an appearance in The Elder Scrolls Online, then this latest ‘Ask Us Anything’ session from the developers will probably have you salivating.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Darkfall Unholy Wars kindles interest in the fire elementalist

Aventurine has released a pair of videos about Darkfall Unholy Wars this week, as the PvP-heavy MMO approaches its new release window of December.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Darkfall Unholy Wars delayed until December

Previously thought to be scheduled for a November release, the PvP-focused MMO Darkfall Unholy Wars has now been delayed until December.

By Peter Parrish | 14 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Temple tantrum: Darkfall Unholy Wars shows off its PvP

There you are, relaxing in your temple, when all of a sudden a bunch of people show up wanting a scrap.

By Peter Parrish | 12 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

November Guild Wars 2 event will change Tyria forever

ArenaNet are getting ready to launch what sounds like an epic event in Guild Wars 2 this month.

By Paul Younger | 2 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

‘Deadeye’ school emerges from the Darkfall: Unholy Wars bushes [Video]

Aventurine’s latest Darkfall: Unholy Wars focuses on the skills found in the ‘Deadeye’ school.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Darkfall: Unholy Wars introduces the Bearsark [Video]

Aventurine has released what may well be the first look at some Darkfall: Unholy Wars gameplay in action.

By Peter Parrish | 22 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

RIFT: Storm Legion Dimensions player housing demoed in video

Next month when the RIFT: Storm Legion expansion arrives, one of the new game’s new features is Dimensions, a place where players can get creative and set up home.

By Paul Younger | 11 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Rift’s Storm Legion flashes into closed beta this month

Trion has announced some dates for the first closed beta session of its Rift expansion, Storm Legion.

By Peter Parrish | 1 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Darkfall Online followup coming to PC in November

Having never played the original Darkfall MMO, I can’t really offer definitive comment about that game.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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

The Secret World reshuffles its creative team

Funcom is doing a bit of reorganising in its creative team at the head of The Secret World.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

RaiderZ enters open beta in October

The free-to-play monster hunting MMO RaiderZ has announced that it will enter open beta on 24 October.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Hobbitual explorer: the Rohan plains of Lord of the Rings Online [images]

The free-to-play MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online will be officially adding the plains of Rohan to the game in its Riders of Rohan expansion (scheduled for the end of 2012).

By Peter Parrish | 20 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Over 11,000 Guild Wars 2 accounts hacked so far [Updated]

Update:
A representative for NCsoft and ArenaNet has since contacted us, saying that 8,500 accounts have been hacked so far – not 11,000 as we have reported below.

By John Robertson | 10 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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

Guild Wars 2 [Review] – War in heaven?

It’s hard to find a place to begin when you’re dealing with something of Guild Wars 2‘s scale.

By Tim McDonald | 7 Sep 2012 | 2

Paragon Studios shut down, City of Heroes to end this year

Sadly, it’s time for all the superheroes in City of Heroes to hang up their capes.

By Peter Parrish | 31 Aug 2012 | 2

ArenaNet statement on Guild Wars 2 ‘overflow’ bug

If you’ve been playing Guild Wars 2, as both Paul and Tim have over the past few days (click their names for early impression pieces), you’ll most likely have noticed problems with the game’s ‘overflow’ feature.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Another 24 hours in Guild Wars 2 [Feature] – World vs. World

I spent the first three hours creating my character.
That’s not an exaggeration: the first time I logged into Guild Wars 2, I was so overwhelmed by options I alt-tabbed to Skype and cried.

By Tim McDonald | 28 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

RaiderZ developer diary #3 [Video]

The third dev diary from Perfect World of the monster hunting MMO RaiderZ is a mixed bag of combat, crafting, weapons, killing big monsters and even guitar smashing.

By Paul Younger | 21 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Latest World of Warcraft patch will make all races playable

When Blizzard releases forthcoming patch 5.0.4 for World of Warcraft, race choices will no longer be restricted by which expansions you own.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Aug 2012 | 5

Greg Zeschuk ended BioWare Austin role in May

Rumours have been circulating today that BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk had left the company.

By Peter Parrish | 10 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

The Secret World [Review] – Revealed

The biggest problem with reviewing an MMO is that, within three days, it’s entirely possible that most of the issues I note will have been fixed.

By Tim McDonald | 13 Jul 2012 | 9

The Secret World [Preview] – Conspiracy Theories

Every now and then, there’s a game that you feel might be made for you.

By Tim McDonald | 15 Jun 2012 | 1

The Secret World Beta Weekend 3 Key Giveaway

IncGamers has teamed-up with Funcom and EA to bring you Beta keys for this weekend’s The Secret World Beta test which adds new content  including the Dragon and Illuminati starter zone experience, the  Hell Rising Dungeon,  and the Savage Coast zone will also open up for the first time.

By Paul Younger | 12 Jun 2012 | 2

Runes of Magic Chapter V live – Now with added Dwarves

Frogster has finally launched Chapter V of their F2P MMORPG Runes of Magic.

By Paul Younger | 12 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

The Secret World Beta #3 starts 15 June

Funcom will be kicking off the third beta weekend for their upcoming MMO The Secret World on 15 June at 9AM PDT.

By Paul Younger | 12 Jun 2012 | 3