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WildStar’s free-to-play shift: Too little or just enough?

WildStar has taken a drubbing in its first year of operation, and much as I don't like saying so, it's deserved it. The...

WildStar is going free-to-play this autumn

Critics, current players, former players, people who had briefly heard about the title from friends and family - a lot of people didn't think...

Shards’ project lead talks development, pay-for-mods, and more

What's up with Shards Online this week? Well, quite a bit according to project lead and Ultima Online veteran Derek Brinkmann. MassivelyOP recently...

Square wants to know if you’d crowdfund a 2-D indie MMO

Would you crowdfund an "action-based" MMORPG for the PC, Mac, and mobile platforms called Dragon of Legends? Developer Square Enix wants to...

BioWare’s analytics manager talks SWTOR stats and their effect on design

If you've ever been curious about how data analytics impacts MMO design decisions, a new interview at SWTOR Network is worth your time.

Bethesda touts Elder Scrolls Online as ‘a full-fledged virtual world’

Are you on the fence about checking out The Elder Scrolls Online? If so, a new post on the official Bethesda blog...
this is duuuuuuuumb

Oculus VR hit with a lawsuit

The actual consumer version of the Oculus Rift isn't coming out until next year for those eagerly anticipating a VR headset release that will...
Land of Britain

Land of Britain devs explain levels, discuss balance, and use the word concatenated in a sentence

If you're curious about the mechanics behind the Unreal-powered fantasy MMO Land of Britain, look no further than the game's latest website post that...
ArcheAge

ArcheAge’s ‘altogether different’ approach to server merges

Trion hasn't formally announced server merges for ArcheAge yet, but the publisher is at least thinking about it, judging by a forum post...

Not So Massively: Diablo III thieves sentenced; LoL begins automatic bans

League of Legends launched a new system to hand out immediate automatic bans for chat infractions this week, leading to many claims of...
Holy holy.

Betawatch: May 22nd, 2015

It's been a busy week for the folks at Blizzard. We've gotten a quartet of videos for Overwatch characters showing off
At least the baddies are... present?

Blade & Soul’s announcement livestream features gameplay and Q&A

Surely by now you've heard that Blade & Soul is heading west. You probably even read our hands-on impressions from a...

Allods Online looks for approval on Steam Greenlight

Allods Online is looking to join the not-very-exclusive Steam club by going through the greenlight process. Right now the game is up...
GTA Online

Ultraviolence, virtual worlds, and why I hate myself for loving GTA Online

OK, maybe that title is overly dramatic. Still, I feel guilty for liking Grand Theft Auto Online. I've touched on this before, as...

Linda ‘Brasse’ Carlson on ArcheAge, community management, and her new role at Trion

Linda "Brasse" Carlson is one of the MMO industry's most beloved community specialists, and genre fans everywhere boggled just a bit when
Warcraft

The Daily Grind: Would you watch a movie based on your favorite MMO?

I'm not the biggest World of Warcraft fan. That said, I'm pretty interested to see what Duncan Jones does with the Warcraft movie. This...
Out breaking logs in the hot sun.

Tree of Life launches early access on May 27th

Nothing like a quick turnaround to pique your interest in a game, right? Tree of Life came out of nowhere to announce that its...
Oh, this is going poorly.

Nexon Korea apparently yoinked some Blizzard artwork

There are certain phrases you never really expect to come up over the course of a work day, and boy, "Nexon steals artwork...

Funcom financials trend downward, new CEO appointed

While it could have been worse, Funcom's Q1 2015 financials could have been a heck of a lot better, too. In yesterday's...
Project Morpheus

Sony is hiring developers for Project Morpheus

Sony is apparently ramping up development on its Project Morpheus VR headset, which was announced in early 2014. According to a job...

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