Alphas & Betas

MMOs in various stages of testing and crowdfunding, playable and… not. Don’t forget to follow our Betawatch and Make My MMO columns for a weekly rundown. [Follow this category’s RSS feed]

First impressions of Skyforge beta, part one

Slowly but surely, Skyforge has climbed my interest ladder until I was genuinely eager to check it out in its beta state. It's...
How far we've come yet.

Shroud of the Avatar prepares for Release 16 with a focus on performance

The last Shroud of the Avatar release saw a shift over to Unity 5 and a number of improvements and changes to the...

Skyforge ‘won’t tolerate the word P2W’ [Updated]

Skyforge apparently doesn't take too kindly to accusations of pay-to-win. In response to a North American Skyforge player's admittedly originally badly worded question about...
It's really making my life bloody overwhelming! Ha ha! Seriously, I have lost an extraordinary amount of blood.

Guild Wars 2 removes bleeding caps in Heart of Thorns

One of the routinely stated design goals about Guild Wars 2 is that you should be able to wander out in the world...

Crowfall finishes out Kickstarter worth $1,766,204

ArtCraft Entertainment's "throne war simulator" Crowfall was officially funded this morning, with 16,936 backers pledging a grand total of $1,766,204 -- over...
Shards Online

Shards Online newsletter talks road map, stress test, and more

Shards Online fans, did you see the latest newsletter from Citadel Studios? If not you should go read it. For one...
Cabal II

Cabal II beta signups are now open

Those of you looking forward to Cabal II can now sign up for a shot at the beta, according to an ESTsoft...

Win a Skyforge closed beta key from Massively OP [All gone now!]

Russian sci-fantasy MMORPG Skyforge just began its second round of western closed beta yesterday. If you bought a founder pack or got...

Starship Empire gives you command of your own ship and crew

How much would a decent intergalactic starship cost? If you said $10,000, you are totally dreaming -- but you also might be in luck...

Sylvanas joins Heroes of the Storm’s line-up

Deadly but beautiful Sylvanas Windrunner is the latest champion to join Heroes of the Storm's legendary roster. Today's patch added the...

Trove adding fishing, ships, and pirates

Trove players are being called to don their galoshes and pack up their tackle box, as the game is preparing to unload a...
Those who fear darkness alone have never seen what the light can do.

Skyforge previews the Lightbinder

Skyforge enters its second phase of closed beta tomorrow, with more classes to explore and more regions open to players. If you've taken...

Crowfall passes $1.4 million in fundraising, eyes Minotaurs

In the final hours of Crowfall's Kickstarter campaign, the community and studio are racing to see just how high they can push that...

H1Z1 has sold a million copies on Steam

I think you'll agree with me that Daybreak could really use some good news right about now, and today, it's got some. Daybreak...

Elder Scrolls Online console preorders are now open

Having relaunched The Elder Scrolls Online as a buy-to-play, sub-optional PC game last week, ZeniMax has now announced pre-orders for the...

Factions: Origins of Malu’s early access launch and interview

Origins of Malu has certainly had a long, bumpy road to launch. Showing up on our radar back in August 2011, this...

Douglas Firs cripple City of Titans’ framerate

File this under "amusing development moments:" The City of Titans team was struggling with low framerate performance for its pre-alpha test map, and...

Crowfall hits stretch goals for mounts, caravans, and free pack pig

With only a few days to go, Crowfall is hitting stretch goals left and right in its quest to be one of the...

Asteroids: Outpost tests out the ore buggy

Classic video game-cum-MMO Asteroids: Outpost is making strides forward in its testing, according to updates on Steam. While the game is in...
Shroud of the Avatar

Shroud of the Avatar talks dev events, a community app, and more

Shroud of the Avatar's latest update is typically meaty. It features the usual footnotes related to in-game tweaks and changes as well...

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