Editorials

Preview: Games of Glory Hits Steam Today

Before we get to Games of Glory launching on Steam today, let me take you back to last week for a minute if I...

Awful Idea: No More New Games

Unlike previous Awful Ideas, this isn't so much a recommendation for what could or should be done in gaming. Rather, it's a thought exercise...

Can MMOs Really Do Story?

Since today is May the Fourth, I thought it only fitting that I try and come up with something to write about Star Wars:...

Preview: Blasting Around with TERA’s Gunner Class

On May 5th, En Masse Entertainment will be releasing TERA on Steam. That isn't all though. The free to play MMORPG will also be...

Does Heroes of the Dorm On TV Mean E-sports Is Mainstream?

Thanks to my cord-cutting, no-cable ways, I didn't watch the final round of the Heroes of the Dorm competition last night, when it aired...

Let Skyforge And Everquest Handle Your Money, And Other Curiously Named Entities

Google is my spirit animal. I do probably a hundred or more Google searches a day, many of which are related to the work...

News Flash To F2P Developers: Monetization Is The Hottest Of Hot-Button Topics

For all the debates that players will have over mechanics, gameplay, graphics, and just general fun, the thing that will evoke the most heated...

Guns Blazing: Our Preview Of DCUO’s Munitions Power Set

Technology-powered heroes and villains are sorely underrepresented in DC Universe Online. There's the Gadgets power set, but if you're not aiming for a Batman-inspired...

Skyforge Beta Notes Show Forethought From Devs, But Will Gamers Agree?

The Skyforge dev team wrote up some extensive notes regarding the feedback they've received in the first few weeks of the game's beta test....

Do MMOs Have A Five-Year Expiration Date?

Star Trek Online recently celebrated its five-year anniversary. Then Perfect World Entertainment announced layoffs earlier this week, impacting members of the STO dev team,...

Time Is The Currency Of Free-To-Play Games

The game's free, so you might as well try it. What have you got to lose? That's the mantra you'll often hear from people suggesting...

Report: PC Gaming To Grow To $35 Billion Worldwide By 2018, Thanks To F2P...

PC gaming is dying -- or, maybe it's not. According to one group, PC gaming is on the rise and will continue to do so...

Unconventional Wisdom: F2P Games Don’t Automatically Attract Jerks And Bots

Free-to-play games and asshat behavior seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly... like Jay and Silent Bob... like black and blue –...

Are E-sports “Legitimate”?

It depends on who you ask and how you define words like “legitimate,” but at least one person thinks so – though he's got...

Preview: TERA’s Skycastles and New Dungeon

Late last week, I had the chance to sit down with TERA's Lead Producer, Patrick "Treeshark" Sun, and some of the PR team at...

Breaking Down The Daybreak Breakdown

I've been wondering for a while just how Sony Online Entertainment is doing, from a financial standpoint. Obviously, before this week, the talk was...

Musings About EQ2’s /Pizza Command And Other Possible MMO Product Tie-Ins

Apparently, February 9 is National Pizza Day. Naturally, that got me thinking about one of the weirdest things in the history of MMOs, EverQuest...

Awful Idea: Doing Away With Dungeons

Kill 10 rats and repeat ad infinitum until the level cap, then grind out dungeons and raids. We've seen it a million times before. Various...