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Zenith OARPG Infinite Realms launches today as Steam reviews plummet over MMO development halt

There wasn't much lead-up to this - indeed, the world has known it was happening for less than a month - but Zenith's new...

VR MMO Zenith’s free-to-play spinoff Zenith Infinite Realms launches February 27

Well, that didn't take long: After only a week in open beta, Zenith: Infinite Realms, the free-to-play spinoff RPG of VR MMO Zenith, will...

Make My MMO: Scars of Honor’s Kickstarter, Temtem’s and Zenith’s spinoff drama

Welcome to another blast of MMO crowdfunding news from the last few weeks! We've got three specific newish Kickstarters to talk about. Galactic Getaway,...

LOTRO Legendarium: 10 ways LOTRO was vastly different at launch

While I would argue that Lord of the Rings Online has grown in a remarkably cohesive way since its launch, what we have here...
Sure, great, very efficient.

Vague Patch Notes: What does the future of MMORPGs look like?

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece about the history of MMORPGs as a market and PC gaming in general, suggesting at...
Good car, bad game.

Final Fantasy XIV brings back the Final Fantasy XV collaboration next week

It's time to get back in the car, loser, because Final Fantasy XIV is going collaborating. (Note: this applies to people who are not...
The fanboy mines are harder to work all the time.

Argentinian World of Warcraft players say the game is ‘dead’ after January pricing changes

Argentinian fans of World of Warcraft are sounding the alarm over Blizzard's decision to change both the cost of subscription to the MMORPG and...

Into the Super-Verse: So what can Homecoming do with City of Heroes’ Incarnates?

Last week I talked about the major issues that City of Heroes' Incarnate system introduced to the game, and the fact of the matter...

Perfect Ten: The 10 phases of MMORPG pre-launch hysteria

One of my private theories about MMO players -- one I'm now making public -- is that we all have the collective memories of...

Microsoft prepares to talk about Xbox’s future in a podcast as multi-platform game rumors swirl

The past several weeks have been some apparently nervous ones for those whose online personas are devoted to Microsoft in general and Xbox in...
Trans rights city.

Wisdom of Nym: What the hey is up with Final Fantasy XIV’s Xbox pricing?

In another theoretical timeline, there's a place where Final Fantasy XIV really would have stepped in it when it subtly noted that the game's...

Tencent’s Tarisland drops a video guide to its Ranger class

While some upcoming MMOs keep info behind closed doors, Tarisland is making all kinds of public effort to pump up the community for this...
such economy, very player

Tarisland discusses its business model and in-game economy in a new video

Tarisland has airdropped in a new video about its economy this week, but the downside is that the video is a bit vague when...

World of Warcraft remains coy about March’s ‘secret’ Dragonflight patch

In what promises to be a diverging year for World of Warcraft, Blizzard already is stirring things up for a complacent playerbase. Curiosity's been...
Now you can play with your straight friends!

Microsoft will require Final Fantasy XIV players to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass in order to play the game

It's tucked away in the announcement that Final Fantasy XIV's beta on the Xbox Series X|S starts on February 21st, but the announcement does...

Make My MMO: Zenith’s spinoff game, EVE Online’s board game Kickstarter

Welcome to another blast of MMO crowdfunding news from the last few weeks! It's been pretty hoppin' for Kickstarted MMOs lately, as Elite Dangerous is...
Coarse air.

Final Fantasy XIV starts another free login campaign running through February 21

Have you been taking an extended break from Final Fantasy XIV? Because you can take a little trip back into the game as part...

Kickstarted VR MMO Zenith is launching a spinoff F2P co-op RPG called Zenith Infinite Realms

Zenith - the Kickstarted VR MMO that has yet to actually produce the PC-centric version promised during that campaign - has been hinting at...

The Quinfall discusses its business model, gameplay, and beta testing plans in Q&A video

Vawraek Technology has posted a new video for its upcoming MMORPG The Quinfall featuring some player Q&A about the title, and the answers provided...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon GO shows little love for February

Pokemon Go's roadmap for February is out, but once again leakers have deflated some of that potential hype Niantic tends to squander anyway. While...