World of Warcraft: Warl...

Many have written off World of Warcraft as coasting steadily to mediocrity but chart-busting sales for its fifth expansion, Warlords of Draenor, suggest that it still has the magic to excite millions of gamers. The orc-centric expansion set in the namesake world of Draenor topped 3.3...
Nov 21, 2014

MMO For PvPers

Are you the one who love fighting players more than npcs? Let’s take a look for this MMO list that PvP lover like you may enjoy playing! 1. Guild Wars 2 The first MMO to really attempt a non subscription model, Guild Wars was a grand experiment in trying to capture a huge audience....
Aug 18, 2014

Is Zynga the future of ...

The gaming industry is going through some serious growing pains.  Console and traditional solo games are stumbling and losing market share.  Massive multiplayers are gaining popularity, but not nearly as quickly as another segment of the industry: casual games. Facebook and similar...
Nov 22, 2012

Star Wars the Old Repub...

Next week, as long predicted, Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) will go free to play (F2P). Gamers around the Web are split on this decision, though most welcome the idea of F2P in general, they are not happy with the way BioWare plans to implement it in SWTOR.  So is the introduction...
Nov 9, 2012

Lone Gamers In a World ...

Some of us are just loners.  Rebels.  Lobos.  Lone gunmen without a grassy knoll.  We prefer to be by ourselves.  Most of us who game will at least occasionally want to be alone.  I admit that I play Facebook games primarily because I don’t have to interact with anyone in...
Oct 24, 2012

Gaming Then, Now, and T...

Gaming evolves and is continuing to evolve.  Unlike nature, however, there’s no argument over where video games started, but there is still a creation myth.  And like it or not, games are changing how we, as humanity, connect and interact. Back Then Back in the 1940s, a couple of...
Oct 12, 2012

An Overview of Changes ...

The next edition of World of Warcraft will release in a few weeks, with Mists of Pandaria hitting public servers in September.  With the beta for Mists winding down, most of the coming upgrades and changes are pretty well set.  In our last segment, we looked at the broad changes coming...
Jul 27, 2012

An Overview of Changes ...

In just a few short weeks, the latest and much-anticipated update for WoW will release and Mists of Pandaria will become the latest addition to the 8+ year reign of WoW in massive multiplayers online.  With the beta for Mists winding down, most of the coming upgrades and changes are...
Jul 25, 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

Video Games – Are They ...

The news media puts a lot of headlines towards the idea that video games are addicting. We’ve all heard the “EverCrack” jokes about gamers who spend way too much time staring at the screen and ignoring real life. A few do so to the point that they become completely...
Mar 25, 2012

The Rise of Freemium &#...

Subscription-based multiplayers are becoming a thing of the past.  A few holdouts still linger, but nearly every major MMO has gone free to play (F2P), marking a huge shift in the gaming market from premium play to freemium. Last month, one of the most venerable games in the MMO role...
Mar 8, 2012

Battle.net Balance Goes...

Blizzard has announced that its payment service Battle.net Balance is now live.  The new service allows players to purchase digital downloads of all Blizzard games and time cards for World of Warcraft.  The release of Balance also heralds the last step in getting Diablo III online and...
Feb 8, 2012