Do MMOs Need to Break t...

By now, all MMORPG vets are familiar with the concept of the “holy trinity”. I’m referring to, of course, the three basic class roles in most MMOs– the tank, the healer and the damage dealer (often called “DPS”). Sometimes games try and be creative and...
Sep 8, 2014

WildStar Hits 200,000 F...

Carbine Studios should be a bit ecstatic now that their WildStar Facebook page has reached a record 200,000 fan likes. Many of these new likes probably came from players who secured one of the 40,000 beta keys given out in the past week and came away impressed after participating in the...
Apr 22, 2014

The Estimated Number fo...

Will WildStar Online be as big as Elder Scrolls Online, which entered launch with 5 million beta players? Or will it be a more tempered release along the lines of TERA, which has hovered around the 1 million player mark. WildStar Online definitely won’t be a flop, although it also...
Apr 20, 2014

The Elder Scrolls Onlin...

Set your timers! ZeniMax and Bethesda have just unveiled the exact launch times for Elder Scrolls Online. The confirmed schedules below should clear up any and all questions as to when exactly the servers will open up. These dates and times  will prove useful to every player, from...
Mar 24, 2014

5 Million Sign Up for E...

You might have doubted that Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) would become the biggest MMO launch in 2014, but Bethesda has confirmed that 5 million players have already signed up for its beta. “If you’re reading this, you’re probably one of the 5 million people that have registered for...
Mar 17, 2014

Why ESO Will Become the...

With all the free to play games coming out of the woodwork, Elder Scrolls Online raised a lot of eyebrows when it said it will be launching as a purely subscription-based MMORPG. Unlike games like Star Wars the Old Republic that operate on an optional subscription scheme – where you can...
Mar 12, 2014

5 Game Industry Predict...

Alright, it’s that time of year again.  The time when everyone makes their predictions about what’s going to happen in the hopes that by the time you realize it didn’t happen, you’ve forgotten who it was that said it would.  Like politicians on campaign stumps,...
Dec 31, 2012

Lame Game Cliches That ...

No blog about gaming is complete without an official list of game cliches and the games that most exemplify them in action.  Right?  It’s an industry requirement or something.  Because it’s required by both the MMO Game Blog Guild of Secret Handshakes and the Gamers With...
Jul 30, 2012

Half the World’s ...

The gaming market is growing and much of that growth is happening in the newly-emerging market of China.  Currently, according to analysis by Niko Partners in San Jose, California, China is about half of the world’s total online games revenue. “China is home to more than 150...
Jun 30, 2012

How User-Generated Cont...

The world of massive multiplayers is continually changing.  Game companies are attempting to stretch the limits and take risks as they develop new and more advanced content.  All of these moves are made in order to attract players and attempt to stay fresh and relevant in a fast-paced...
Jun 19, 2012

Which Online Games Attr...

It’s difficult to bring up video games, especially online multiplayers, without hearing comments about pedophiles.  It has become as expected as hearing about living on mom’s basement and living on Twinkies.  Pedophilia is now considered part of the gamer culture by those...
May 31, 2012

EA Blames Casual Player...

Electronic Arts has blamed casual players for the sudden drop-off in subscribers to Star Wars: The Old Republic.  They’re right on the money, but are missing one valuable piece of information.. those casual players were what the game was aiming for in the first place. As of the...
May 20, 2012