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  • Interview with CrayzECook, 7 year veteran of World of Warcraft 1 CommentsPosted by on August 15, 2014 under Interviews, MMOs, News, Pay to Play, Video
    The MMORPG World of Warcraft is coming up on its 10th anniversary and there have even been players (still playing) who started right at its onset. This interview, however, is with a player who started slightly more recently--only seven years. That said, seven years playing the same game means a lot of changes have been seen and a certain amount of cultural shift. World of Warcraft has seen ... more.
  • Interview with Nakiato in Firefall 2 CommentsPosted by on August 1, 2014 under Free to Play, MMOs, News, Video
    With Firefall’s recent launch, it’s a good time to check in with the people who live there and what they’ve been up to for the entire closed/open beta process. While this was recorded in February 2014, and the release was very recent, the thoughts and life of Nakiato in Firefall seem still quite relevant. Other videos discussing events and mechanics in Firefall and their social impact... more.
  • Neverwinter Online’s Tyranny of Dragons will bring Warlocks, Dragonborn and…Dragons 3 CommentsPosted by on July 30, 2014 under Expansions, Featured, Free to Play, MMOs, News
    As the drop date for the next expansion of Neverwinter Online approacheth so does more information of what Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment have in store for players. So far, two notable pieces of news have been released by the studio and publisher and these speak to an additional class—the shadow wielding Warlock—and a brand new race—the scaly, humanoid Dragonborn. The Mod... more.
  • 4th of July Fireworks in World of Warcraft 2 CommentsPosted by on July 29, 2014 under MMOs, News, Video
    World of Warcraft has one of the shortest fireworks segments in any MMORPG -- lasting only 18 hours on July 4th. The celebration in game represents the end of Summer's End, the summer holiday in Azeroth involving a fire festival. Due to the constraints, I pre-recorded a bunch of game footage going to and viewing the fireworks. The fireworks themselves last almost 12 minutes, so showing off th... more.
  • Swordsman Online First Impressions 2 CommentsPosted by on July 25, 2014 under Featured, First Impressions, Free to Play, MMOs, News, Reviews
    The world of Swordsman Online is a different place, an ancient China filled with magical warriors who have honed their prowess with martial arts and self-discipline. Martial arts schools battle openly for power and prestige across the countryside and the player is pulled into a strange world of intrigue and black magic. Published and developed by Perfect World (Perfect World Entertainment in NA... more.
  • ArcheAge First Impressions 4 CommentsPosted by on July 18, 2014 under Featured, First Impressions, Free to Play, MMOs, Reviews
    ArcheAge is an MMO published by the venerable and veteran Trion Worlds, whom we already know for producing Rift: The Planes of Telara and Defiance. The result is a game with stunning graphics and a fairly solid presentation. The developer is XL Games who are actually totally unknown to me. The trailer for the launch of this game is beautiful, and a bit overwhelming, but it’s nothing like the ... more.
  • Virtual Item Spotlight: T’varo Light Warbird Retrofit 4 CommentsPosted by on July 11, 2014 under Featured, Free to Play, MMOs, News, Reviews, Virtual Items
    It’s been almost a year since the release of the Legacy of Romulus expansion to Star Trek Online, which introduced the player-base to a third faction: Romulans. With the third faction came an entire ship family, the warbird, and new styles of play. Amid these new ships also came some interesting ideas from Cryptic about how space battles proceed. One of these ships is the Romulan tier five T’v... more.
  • GameOgre 4th of July MMO Promotions of 2014 Round Up 1 CommentsPosted by on July 4, 2014 under Featured, Free to Play, MMOs, News, Pay to Play
    It’s Independence Day in the United States so it’s time for celebrations to take place in MMOs. Let’s run down who is having promotions or events in the free-to-play sphere for your 4th of July weekend enjoyment. Events Neverwinter Online is ringing in the 4th of July with the Celebration of Lliira, a splashy festival with fireworks and numerous collectable rewards. Firefall Onl... more.
  • Bloodline Champions First Impressions 1 CommentsPosted by on June 28, 2014 under Featured, First Impressions, Free to Play, MMOs, Reviews
    Developed by Stunlock Studios and published by Funcom, Bloodline Champions is a free-to-play MOBA that pits Warm vs. Cold. Officially launched in 2011 (in the US), BC has a small but enduring community who continue to play through the various scenarios. The game includes a myriad of PvP arena game modes, PvE against bots, capture-the-flag, and domination-style game modes. As a MOBA, BC provides... more.
  • Playstation TV is Going to be so Much More 0 CommentsPosted by on June 27, 2014 under News
    In a time when releases of TV and video streaming hardware are hitting markets thick and fast, it can be difficult to discern the groundbreaking from the decidedly ordinary. Roku 3, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV all have similar price points and capabilities, but when it comes to wowing consumers, they all fall rather short; Roku is limited in its file playback options; Amazon Fire lacks any real ... more.