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Origins of Malu begins early access on March 20th with PvP only

Origins of Malu will be launching its early access program this Friday, March 20th, with a buy-to-play hybrid model. The indie sandbox...

FFXIV and ESO players complain about unfair international pricing

It might not be the most shocking fact you'll read today, but not all box prices and subscription rates are created equal depending on...

Tamriel Infinium: Five reasons to return to Elder Scrolls Online

Gamers rarely give an MMO a second chance. Far too often, a game bears forever the impression it earned the first time we played it. When...
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Final Fantasy XI will hold a press conference on the future, but what will it say?

Final Fantasy XI feels a bit neglected with all of the hype surrounding Final Fantasy XIV's expansion, doesn't it? That's probably part...

Elder Scrolls Online patches in the cash shop

The Elder Scrolls Online's buy-to-play transition is finally here -- and in fact started up a day earlier than expected. Along with...
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Elder Scrolls Online’s B2P relaunch trailer is here

Want a concise look at what's changed in Elder Scrolls Online since launch? Look no further than this trailer for the game's business...
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Make My MMO: March 14, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, we learned about the Kickstarter for a "MOBA type of combat game" called Descent: Underground. Yes, it's...

NCsoft’s games are going free-to-play in Japan

NCsoft games are shedding their subscription requirements -- at least in Japan. MMO Culture is reporting that between March and April, NCsoft...

RuneScape explains survey polling on buyable skill levels

When one eagle-eyed RuneScape player saw that the studio was polling players about potentially purchasing skill levels in a recent survey, it...

Global Chat: Business model first, game construction second

Welcome back to Global Chat, the column where we reach out and give props to interesting and well-written articles from the MMO blogosphere....

Marvel Heroes to start selling limited edition costumes

One of Marvel Heroes' big money makers is the game's sale of iconic costumes for player heroes. In addition to creating and selling...

H1Z1 eyes battle royale season pass

Would you pay for a season pass to H1Z1's popular battle royale content? And if so, how much would you shell out for...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 2

Justin and Bree discuss The Secret World, Daybreak's layoffs, Crowfall's B2P model, WildStar, Nexon vs. NCsoft, SWTOR 3.1, and Elder Scrolls Online's B2P relaunch, with mailbag questions on SWG's PvP system and traditional MMOs.

Crowfall will be buy-to-play with optional sub

Although we don't have the full idea of what Crowfall is, today we know more about how we'll be paying for it in...

The Soapbox: Facing an industry of change

Right now I believe that we are on a threshold of change in the MMO industry, and it feels a little uncertain and a...

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