A couple of new studies concerning player behavior in massively multilayer online games are making the rounds, stating that cheating and troll-like behavior is often a result of the online community itself, not necessarily the freedom and lack of consequences typically associated with anonymous gaming.
One of the things a lot of gamers expected from the seventh generation of gaming were games centered around physics-based gameplay and combat. It was disheartening to find so many games with such a lacking focus on physics outside of anything from Team Ninja. Well, the Korean software development sector are advancing gaming whether the West wants to take notice or not.
It feels like I can't go two weeks these days without writing a story about Marvel Heroes receiving one update or another. And for those of you who have been playing the free-to-play, super-charged beat-em-up, you know that's far from a complaint. This latest Update 2.1 is called Siege, and it increases the content in the recently added Asgard level, as well as makes Ghost Rider a playable character.
Alfheim Tales Online, the “anime-infused fantasy MMO,” is ready to welcome new adventurers to its mysterious realms as the game enters its open beta phase this Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Snail Games has announced that a new expansion pack for Age of Wushu has launched called Forbidden Grounds. The newest expansion for the wuxia-centric, open-world MMORPG brings eight new instances that allow players to acquire the secret scrolls of the schools.
Gamers with a thirst for adventure are about to get a bit of heavenly assistance as the team at GTArcade announced the impending Dec. 4 launch of the League of Angels closed beta, giving the team a chance to fine-tune the game and test their servers before unleashing the online RPG unto the masses.
Get ready to go questing through the holidays as Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment’s Neverwinter gears up to receive its second major update since launch, Shadowmantle, this time introducing the new Hunter Ranger character class and a new zone, the Dread Ring, for players to explore.
Gamebox has acquired Odin Quest for their own promotional purposes and they want gamers who previously put time (and money) into the game under the reign of previous publishers to invest time (and money) into the game.
For those looking for a new MMORPG to add to their lineup, or perhaps a good place to jump in on the ground floor of one of the latest genre offerings, you might want to check out Pandora Saga: Age of Discord, formerly known as Weapons of Balance. Its open beta is finally up and running, offering players a combat-heavy experience with a fresh coat of shine and new features thrown in for good measure.
The crime-riddled streets of APB Reloaded are about to sport a brand new sheen of spooky paint as the game gears up for a special two-week Halloween celebration, starting today, Oct. 24, and running through Nov. 6.
So here it is, the pros and cons I've gathered from my play experience with Square Enix's revamped and re-released MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. There will be plenty of Final Fantasy fanboys and fangirls alike who probably won't like the assessment laid out with the pros and cons of the game, but this is how the dice falls, folks.
Well, I made it. It took a while and there was a lot of grinding, a lot of pain, a lot of tears and plenty of sweat, but I made it. Level 30. So what can be said about this game at level 30 that wasn't said during the level 20 impressions piece? Actually, there's plenty to be said.
A bunch of free-to-play MMO companies love bringing in new players by giving away free stuff. I mean, it's a surefire way to keep gamers hooked when you're baiting them with cash shop goods, right? Well, of course... because the stuff is free! So being the bait-and-hook peddlers that we are (for page hits) we have some free cash shop packages to give away for Tamer Saga, the free-to-play browser-based MMORPG.
GameBox wanted to do something nice and fresh for the gaming community, they wanted to give away some of the cash shop goodies for their latest MMO, Ancient Summoner, a card-based MMORPG where players are tasked with building up their kingdom and securing an able-bodied force of heroes to help along the way.
A bit of the real world has bled into the virtual world this week as word comes down that purchasable bonds have been introduced to free-to-play MMORPG RuneScape, giving players a whole new way to experience the in-game economy and spend their real-world dollars.