Interview: Hartsman and Ju On Atlas Reactor’s Change to B2P

Trion Worlds shocked a lot of people when they announced that their previously free-to-play title Atlas Reactor would transition into a buy-to-play title. With all…

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Survey Says: “Esports Gamers” Don’t Care So Much For Free-To-Play

It’s time for another market research report, this one conducted by Austin’s Red Fox Insights. The report, titled “Exploring the Esports Gamer,” strengthens the notion…


Preview: Mount Up, Over and Over – Riders of Icarus

Let’s get a few things out of the way regarding Riders of Icarus, the upcoming free-to-play MMORPG published by Nexon. I’ve played in the most…


Preview: Adventure Quest 3D – Trust Me That’s NOT a Chicken

I do a lot of previews. So does Jason Winter. They usually follow the same format. Private previews mean we get on Skype with a…

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Interview: Scrying the Future In Path of Exile’s Prophecy Update

Grinding Gear Games can see into the future. How else can you explain Path of Exile’s success and its status as one of the most…

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Trion’s Hartsman Talks Rift, Plus Some F2P And MMO Truths

Trion Worlds CEO Scott Hartsman recently opened up to VentureBeat in a lengthy interview on the occasion of Rift’s five-year anniversary — which actually occurred…

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Preview Opinion: Yay Flying! – TERA’s Secrets & Shadows Update

En Masse Entertainment will be unleashing the next update for TERA on May 17th. The “Secrets & Shadows” update not only adds new content and…


MMOBOMB EXCLUSIVE: TERA’s New Flying Mounts Trailer and Interview

It won’t be long now and the Secrets & Shadows update will be upon us in the free-to-play MMORPG TERA. This weekend, I sat down…


Should Cash Shop Currencies Be Banned?

There’s an interesting conversation going on on the /r/games subreddit right now. As with many things on Reddit, it’s fueled by gamer outrage at perceived…


Interview: Survarium’s Past, Present, and Future

Survarium, the free-to-play shooter from Vostok Games, has been receiving updates like crazy over the last 6 months or so. While we’ve covered each of…


Maximum Power! Our Preview Of Trove’s Mantle Of Power Expansion

There is, or there should be, a motto in MMO design: “When all else fails, add more stuff.” That seems to be the strategy behind…

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What Game(s) Do You Wish Would Be Free-To-Play?

As bad as things have looked the past few months for free-to-play games, there’s still quite a bit out there to play — and more…


Preview: Rift’s 3.6 Souls, Carnival of the Ascended, and Multicore

Patch 3.6 is here and the team at Trion Worlds has dropped a plethora of new items into their free-to-play MMORPG, Rift. New souls, a…

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3 Ways Daybreak Could Have Broken The EverQuest Next News Better (And Still Could)

No, I’m still not over it. OK, I think I’m over the news itself. I’ve accepted that I’ll never play EverQuest Next, that it’s been…

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