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Caravan Stories announces summer launch date for console

We almost had given up hope that we would ever see Caravan Stories make the jump from Japan to the west, but yesterday...

Wizardry Online fans hope to ‘resurrect’ the permadeath dungeon crawler

Despite an impressive RPG pedigree that stretches back decades, the Wizardry franchise faltered when it came to breaking into the MMORPG market. Wizardry...

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: TERA Origin, Astaria, NosTale, and Veloren

Welcome back to another brief roundup of MMOs and other online games you’ve (probably) never heard of! Let's kick off our roundup with something for...
Wait what.

Dragon Quest X will shutter in China on May 30

And now, we announce the closure of a Square-Enix MMO. No, not Final Fantasy XIV and not Final Fantasy XI; those are both going strong,...
Throw wide the gates.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida is overseeing a new project that may very well be another big online game

We don't know what it will include. We don't know when it will be released. We don't even have a title. What we do have...

The Game Archaeologist: The Chronicles of Spellborn

Hey! Hey you! Yeah, you the I'm-so-bored-with-all-of-these-MMOs gamer! You've been grousing about for years how MMOs never take risks, never innovate, and are merely...
We never claimed to be saints.

Electronic Arts lays off 350 people from multiple teams, draws down presence in Japan and Russia

EA is undergoing major layoffs today. The nicest thing we can say about them is that at least it's "only" 350 out of 9000...

Reverse Engineering: Predicting Fortnite’s earthquakes… with science!

It looks like things are literally shaking up in Fortnite. We are currently tracking a series of changes coming to the game leading...

World of Warships brings British boats to bear

The British Navy just got an expansion in World of Warships today with the introduction of several aircraft carriers, adding to the vehicular...
The hour is nearly here.

Final Fantasy XIV reveals its schedule for the final Fan Festival in Tokyo

A destination! A new job! Possibly another job! More about new races that has been significantly complicated recently! New areas! Awesome outfits! Yes,...

Korean MMO ROSE Online is shutting down permanently after lengthy maintenance mode

After about thirteen years of operation, one Korean MMORPG is calling it quits. Gravity Corp's ROSE Online closed its doors earlier this week...

Gamevil has begun Talion’s global rollout with Australian registrations

Man, we just did our "mobile games to watch this year" piece, but we forgot about this one: It's called Talion, it...

Revisions to Japanese law make console and save data modding illegal

Japan's Association of Copyright for Computer Software is going after console modders in some recent revisions to the country's Unfair Competition Prevention Law. According...
AND THEN THEY ALL DIED

Final Fantasy XIV offers greetings for the new year and a real-world wedding package

The new year is here, and as is traditional Final Fantasy XIV's producer and director Naoki Yoshida offers players a post of celebration...
Why are you supporting this?

Fortnite now has 200 million registered users

To get the obvious fact out of the way, yes, the latest Fortnite milestone is counting only how many registered users the game has...

FFXIV Fan Festival 2018: Details from the press conference with Naoki Yoshida

In contrast to the high-octane trailer that had opened the day, the final event for the first day of the Final Fantasy XIV fan...

MMO Business Roundup: Japanese lockboxes, POGO and Square Enix financials, and Prima’s end

"The Good Times Are Over for Japan’s Loot-Box-Style Gaming Bonanza" - that's the brutal headline plonked onto this week's Bloomberg report on Japanese...

Funcom is now working on at least six new games, including a new open-world multiplayer title

Man, just a couple of years ago, there was serious concern that Funcom wouldn't make it another quarter, and now here we are in...
Launch or do not, folks.

Skyforge launches into open beta in Japan on October 11

If there's one thing Japanese people like, it's science fantasy action RPGs. (If there are two things, the other one is not having...

Enter to win a Neverwinter fawn mount on Xbox One and PS4 from PWE and MOP!

To celebrate the arrival of Ravenloft for Neverwinter on console last month, PWE has granted Massively OP 20 of the most adorascary mounts ever: 10 Suratuk’s...

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