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  • Dawngate First Impressions 1 CommentsPosted by on September 18, 2014 under Featured, Multiplayer
    Games that style themselves as Massive Online Battle Arenas (MOBAs) have become a dime-a-dozen across the past few years as League of Legends and DOTA 2 have become extremely popular. Dawngate is one such MOBA published by Electronic Arts and developed by Waystone Games for Microsoft Windows PCs. It is a free-to-play game supported by microtransactions and follows the standard MOBA core gameplay w... more.
  • Shadow Kings: Dark Ages First Impressions 0 CommentsPosted by on August 29, 2014 under Featured, First Impressions, Free to Play, MMOs, News, Reviews
    Looking for a free-to-play casual game that has you lording over a small city trying to assert itself in a world torn by orcs and bandits? Especially one that you can play casually during breakfast, at lunch break, and perhaps poke your head into before bed? Then come and take a look at the fantasy builder social-RTS Shadow Kings: Dark Ages published by Goodgame Studios. This game is a web-base... more.
  • Neverwinter Tyranny of Dragons Expansion First Impressions 4 CommentsPosted by on August 26, 2014 under Expansions, Featured, First Impressions, Free to Play, MMOs, News, Reviews
    Recently, Neverwinter Online became host to a bunch of dragons, a new race called the Dragonborn, and a new class by way of the Scourge Warlock. The release concedes with a lot of nice gear, stuff, and even ZEN store items reviewed below. Keep reading for a first impressions review of the new content presented in the Tyranny of Dragons expansion in Neverwinter Online. Dragonborn are a humanoid ... more.
  • 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.