rift

Official Site: RIFT
Studio: Trion Worlds
Launch Date: March 1, 2011
Genre: Fantasy Themepark
Business Model: Hybrid F2P (Optional Sub, Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

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Gamigo tells MMO players ‘the development of RIFT hasn’t stopped’

It's been a nail-biting year for RIFT players following the collapse of Trion Worlds and the sale of the game over to Gamigo....

The Stream Team: Happy Harvest Festival in RIFT

Massively OP's MJ has stretched the Halloween events out as far as she could. Today's hop into RIFT's Harvest Festival marks the end of...

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings MMO will be ‘different at a glance’ from LOTRO

Even as Lord of the Rings Online prepares to unleash Minas Morgul next week, Amazon Game Studios is working in the background...

The Daily Grind: What other MMOs need the ‘Archeage Unchained’ treatment?

Last year, it seemed like the trend was legacy servers for everyone. This year, the anti-pay-to-win push has been big, with ArcheAge Unchained...

Halloween approaches for RIFT, Skyforge, Destiny 2, ARK, and Dauntless

We'll have our complete guide to Halloween across the MMO universe early next week, but we would be remiss not to mention some big...

Riot announces team shooter, card game, fighting game, co-op game, and mobile League of Legends

If you felt a small earthquake last night, don't worry -- it was just the response of Riot Games' community at all of...

Interview: ArcheAge Unchained’s Merv Lee Kwai on housing, RMT, and the future of the game

The announcement of ArcheAge Unchained and its buy-to-play, no-pay-to-win ruleset has been one of the big surprises of the season for the five-year-old...

The Game Archaeologist: The day Dungeons and Dragons Online dropped the free-to-play bomb

By 2009, the MMORPG genre had firmly established a norm for its business model. For over a decade, a monthly subscription -- usually $15...
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RIFT drops a new patch with new battle pass rewards, new daily rewards, and balance tweaks

There's a new patch being deployed for RIFT today, and while it may not have a whole lot of additional content, it will at...

Fortnite’s latest throwable weapon lets you kill people by dropping junk on their heads

There are plenty of embarrassing ways you can be taken out in video games, whether it's by your own stupidity or an errant glitch...

Guild Wars 2 players raise eyebrows over new cash shop sword similar to one found in Gamigo MMO RIFT

Guild Wars 2 dropped a new cosmetic sword in the cash shop this week that's caused a ripple of fuss on the...

Gamigo drops more ArcheAge teases on labor points, monetization, and housing

Yesterday, Gamigo put up a teaser website under the old Trion domain promising a big Gamescom reveal. Accompanied by an ArcheAge...

Gamigo is up to something next week – is it related to ArcheAge?

Gamigo's dropping something new next week, according to a tweet the company just sent out. MMO players will recall that Gamigo's the German...

VR MMO Neon Exile has launched on Steam early access

Last time we heard from the building-centric VR MMO Neon Exile, it was preparing to enter early access to offer a peek...

Fortnite’s latest patch brings new LTMs, a new weapon, and sends Neo Tilted back to the Wild West

As Fortnite players now well know, things are getting pretty wacky with the timestream in the game's world, and no more is...

The MOP Up: The Division 2 takes everyone to the zoo

Everyone likes free stuff, right? And anyone with a soul loves the zoo, too! It is probably a smart marketing tactic, then, that

LOTRO Legendarium: A timeline of Lord of the Rings Online from 1994 to 2019

When I wrapped up writing my previous LOTRO column on the game's first year of live operation, I felt that I had left...

LOTRO Legendarium: The first year of LOTRO’s operation

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The Justice League turns dark in today’s DC Universe Online patch

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RIFT’s Summerfest 2019 drops surfboards, weapons skins, and masks

RIFT has not had the best run of things since Trion handed over the keys to Gamigo last year, from the premature

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