Editorials

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...

Word Play: Battleline: Steel Warfare

Tank games are popular. MOBAs are popular. So why not combine the two?That might have been the genesis of the idea that gave us...

Word Play: H1Z1

By now, you're probably aware of what H1Z1 is: zombie survival post-apocalyptic PvP permadeath keyword keyword keyword. And you might wondering if it's worth...

Taking a Crack at The Free-to-Play Hall of Fame

It's that time of year in the sporting world where the talk turns to honoring the best of the best. If you follow Major...

E-sports In The Olympics? Rob Pardo Says Yes, We’re Not So Sure

Former Blizzard CCO Rob Pardo spoke to the BBC last week, saying that e-sports should be featured in the Olympics:“There's a very good argument...

Our Predictions For Free-to-Play In 2015

I could preface this by saying that 2014 was a wild year, and then list off all the crazy things that happened in gaming....

It’s A Trap! Our Sneak Peek At Landmark’s Big End-Of-Year Update

Today's a big day for Landmark. Or maybe tomorrow will be. Or perhaps Friday.Whenever the latest update goes live, it'll represent the biggest chunk...

Vote Now In The MMOBomb 2014 Fans’ Choice Awards!

It's time to make your voice heard and celebrate the best in free-to-play gaming from the past year, with the 2014 MMOBomb Fans' Choice...

The Most Anticipated F2P Games Of 2015

(EDITOR'S NOTE: There's lots of comments asking about Black Desert. Yes, we're eagerly anticipating it, but Pearl Abyss clarified comments earlier this week and...

Awful Idea: Monthly Spending Limit For F2P Games

I'd chalk this up less under “awful idea for a game” and more under “awful idea for a game developer,” because it will affect...

Toxicity Isn’t Just An Issue For MOBAs

Maybe we've been too hard on MOBAs.Sure, they're full of toxic players who insist you play the game perfectly or else they'll unleash a...

Preview: Messing Around in TERA’s Fate of Arun

TERA’s Fate of Arun expansion is now just days away. Launching on December 16th, Fate of Arun adds new zones, a new level cap...

Introspective: “Why Do You Write About That?”

Monday's article about a seemingly out-of-date “warning” that free-to-play games can cost money brought up comments I see a lot of – not just...