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SOE Live 2014: The Classes of EverQuest Next

After a year of mostly silence, SOE finally opened up about EverQuest Next, and it looks and sounds better than ever. In addition to the…

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SOE Live 2014: H1Z1′s Not In Early Access Yet, And Here’s Why

SOE’s got three games in the works right now (that we know of, at least). Landmark is already out in public, being streamed and talked…

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SOE Live 2014: Landmark Gets Dangerous

“Landmark started out as a way to build Norrath together with fans”, Director of Development Dave Georgeson told fans during the Landmark keynote speech Friday…

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Socially Inept: Why Aren’t We More Social In MMOs Any More?

Having only started playing MMOs in 2004, my “old-school MMO gamer cred” résumé is a little light. Still, even I can remember back when people…

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Virtual Reality and the Future of MMOs – Pipe Dream or Possibility?

Virtual reality has been a hot topic in gaming almost since its inception. Many companies have tried and had limited success to introduce the “next…

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3 Reasons To Be Excited (And Skeptical) Of Black Desert Online

We talked a fair bit about Black Desert Online in the latest F2PCast., and our early opinions were a mix of eager anticipation and worrying…

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John Romero Sees Free-to-Play as a killer of AAA studios. Is he right?

The creator of Doom sees… well, doom in the forecast for AAA gaming. And it’s all PC gaming’s and free-to-play’s fault. “With PC you have…

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Word Play: Going To War With Heroes & Generals

I don’t usually start a discussion of a game by analyzing its trailer, but I do feel that’s appropriate here. Put simply, if you’re looking…

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BattleCry: Hands-On First Impressions From QuakeCon

I suppose the sign of a good game is one that you wish you could play more. That was my first impression of BattleCry, the…

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Oh When The Orks Come Marching In: Eternal Crusade’s Free Trial Explained

Behaviour Interactive’s Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade isn’t a free-to-play game. It’s meant to be a one-time purchase with microtransactions but no subscription fee, akin to…

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Extreme Makeover: MMOBomb Previews FireFall’s Launch Update

Forget everything you know about FireFall. Red 5 Studios has given FireFall so many identities over the years, that if you peeped in on the…

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Free-to-play Is Dying, Again – A Certain Type Of It, At Least

It makes for a good headline: “Free-to-play has a half life,” especially when it comes from someone as renowned and respected in the online gaming…