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]

Triad Wars

Triad Wars AMA talks co-op, the Sleeping Dogs world, and more

Did you like Sleeping Dogs? I sure did, and so I'm more than a little curious about Triad Wars, the online spinoff from...
Nothing is ever a monster made out of chocolate and cuddles.

Skyforge outlines the details of Distortions

The world of Aelion has a whole lot of deities, but players in Skyforge will quickly discover that this is for the same...
whatevs

Black Desert’s new class is a Valkyrie Shield Maiden

Black Desert's Korean beta test is getting a new class this month, according to a translation at Steparu. The fantasy sandbox is scheduled...
Try to survive!

Skyforge’s beta is surprisingly satisfying

I can safely say that what I got when I first fired up Skyforge was not, in fact, what I had been hoping...

Phantasy Star Online 2 has a crossover with Tales of Zestiria

One of Phantasy Star Online 2's big hooks is doing crossovers with other major game franchises. The latest of these mashups is...
Well, I mean... all right.

Ghost in the Shell Online shows off game modes and characters

The first beta test for Ghost in the Shell Online is just around the corner, and it's going to feature a lot of...
Ascent

New Ascent patch has gas, terraforming

Sometimes a news post comes along that you're just meant to write. For me, it's this little ditty about Ascent. For one thing,...
Nothing about snapping to the QB at the ten-yard line, though.

Crowfall video shows off siege concepts

Crowfall's siege mechanics are on display today in a new video highlighting the Artcraft Entertainment's current plans for taking on player-controlled...

Black Desert fans are troubled about game changes

When the primary beta process for an upcoming MMO is taking place in another region and language, it's often difficult to understand how the...
Glub glub.

Here’s how to hunt whales in Black Desert

Would you like to hunt whales in Black Desert? No, not the big cash shop spenders, but actual whales in the ocean and...
Oh, that's not super-disturbing or anything, thanks.

Shroud of the Avatar chronicles community projects

The most recent update to Shroud of the Avatar had a bit of a bunny theme. It was intentional, a bit of a...

Now Greed Monger’s project lead has bowed out

The crumbling of the once-promising crowdfunded sandbox Greed Monger continues, as project lead Jason Appleton announced that he's abandoning the project...
Star Citizen

Star Citizen saw a lot of progress in March

Star Citizen's latest monthly report was published this weekend. It covers most of the progress made in March, 2015, which was substantial according...

Music Man Online beckons players to dance and date

Music Man Online -- a game that has a delightfuly confusing acronym, by the way -- has very little to do with 76...
Make My MMO

Make My MMO: April 4, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, we said goodbye (apparently) to Greed Monger. We also said hello to Pathfinder's early access head...
Camelot Unchained

Camelot Unchained newsletter talks design, tech, and more

Camelot Unchained just released its latest newsletter, and you'll want to set aside some time and maybe a couple of beverages to read...
No word on whether or not you can also sketch a bunch of stuff in your spiral-bound notebook after playing.

Betawatch: April 3, 2015

Good news, ladies and gentlemen looking forward to Ghost in the Shell Online. Not only is the game nearing its first Korean...
Oh, good, I was worried this would be a happy story.

The Repopulation’s next build to feature underground cities, UI revamp, and more

The Repopulation's dev team has finished the quality assurance process on the game's 15.2.1 build. Why should you care? Well, because it adds some...

The Stream Team: Finding a flock of faithful in Skyforge

During her first foray into Skyforge, MassivelyOP's MJ obtained her first follower. For an up-and-coming diety, a flock of followers is a necessity, so now...

‘Big damn patch’ arrives in H1Z1

There are patches, there are big patches, and then there are big damn patches. H1Z1 updated with the latter today, adding in...

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