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Studio known for the Torchlight series.

Torchlight Frontiers’ Forts will be players’ homes amidst the wilderness

The world of Echtra Games's upcoming action-RPG title Torchlight Frontiers is vast and untamed, but players will be able to carve out a piece...

MMO Business Roundup: Fractured Space, Runic Games, Michael Jordan esports, Epic investment, and the China problem

Welcome back to another quick trip through some of the week's business bits and bobs. First up, some bad news. Edge Case's gorgeous F2P MOBA...
I still love you, robot.

Torchlight Frontiers’ relic weapons make for strange and fun build options

Talking about "horizontal progression" is all well and good for Torchlight Frontiers, but how will this MMOARPG actually make good on alternative forms of...

Torchlight Frontiers takes player feedback on horizontal progression, details development updates

Earlier this month, the folks at PWE-published Echtra Games took to the Torchlight subreddit to open up a conversation with the community regarding the dev...
We got it back, after all.

The Game Archaeologist: The Death of City of Heroes

August 31st, 2012, was a Friday like any other. City of Heroes players were psyched for the upcoming Issue 24, which Paragon Studios had...

The Daily Grind: Do action-RPGs make for good MMO material?

The second it was announced, Torchlight Frontiers skyrocketed to the top of my interest. I really wasn't expecting an MMO out of this franchise...

Global Chat: Does Guild Wars 2’s newest episode reach for the stars?

Guild Wars 2's newest living world episode seems to be grabbing the MMO community's attention in a way that the season so far hasn't....

Torchlight Frontiers gets inspired by Guild Wars 2 for horizontal progression

If there is one thing that your average MMORPG player is familiar with, it is vertical progression. This comes from characters on a track...

Global Chat: Why Wizardry Online’s permadeath was a good idea

Here's an MMO and a feature both long since deceased: Wizardry Online and permadeath. Yet as JVT Workshop argues, it was an underappreciated feature...

PAX West 2018: The PWE gauntlet of Neverwinter and Torchlight

If you had told me five years ago that Perfect World Entertainment would not only own but make many of the games that they...

Massively Overthinking: Massively OP’s PAX West 2018 awards and poll

Most of this year's PAX West content is finally finished, and while we're about to give MOP reporter Larry Everett a much-needed breather, we've...

The Soapbox: I have a bad feeling about Anthem

As I watched Nick Tarabay stand on stage hype up the audience in the Main Theater for PAX West 2018, I thought it was...

PAX West 2018: First impressions of PWE’s Remnant From the Ashes

Traditionally, massively multiplayer games do not have a large presence on the expo floor for PAX, but many studios had large booths with loud...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 184: Gamescom spectacular

Justin and Bree discuss Gamescom, anticipated MMOs, Ashes of Creation, New World, Maplestory 2, Torchlight Frontiers, Just Survive, and World of Warcraft, with mailbag entries on racing to the level cap and amazing visual moments in MMORPGs.

Gamescom 2018: Torchlight Frontiers’ demo sparks interested queries

The team at Echtra Games certainly has its hands full with showing off Torchlight Frontiers at Gamescom and fielding countless questions from fans and...

Gamescom 2018: Torchlight Frontiers gets gory and goofy in its first gameplay video

As Perfect World is giving Gamescom attendees a look at Torchlight Frontiers' demo this week, those stuck at home can at least soothe themselves with...

Torchlight Frontiers is being built by an ‘all-star team’ of former Torchlight and Diablo II devs

"So now I am very, very pleased to announce to everybody that we are taking the next step with Torchlight and making an MMO." By...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 182: Follow the Torchlight

Justin and Bree discuss World of Warcraft, Star Wars Galaxies, LOTRO, Torchlight Frontiers, Diablo, RuneScape Classic, Trove, and No Man's Sky. And also haiku!
Wait, what? But in a good way.

Perfect World Entertainment reveals Torchlight Frontiers, an MMOARPG for PC and console

Last year, Perfect World Entertainment shut down Runic Games. Even before that, fans had been told that any sort of Torchlight MMO would be...
Oh, you wanted to use these things. Huh.

Humble Bundle and cut deals for online games

Looking for a few good deals on MMOs and multiplayer games? Both Humble Bundle and are running some sales right now that might...