Editorials

Here’s Our Take On The City Of Heroes Shutdown Rumors That Have Been Popping...

Like its NCSoft cousin, City of Heroes, WildStar is shutting down. Unlike City of Heroes, the news of WildStar's shutdown didn't exactly come as...

Battling Bishops and Crushing Clerics: Why Can’t Your RPG Healer Use A Sword?

Congratulations! You've finally decided to roll a healer in your latest MMORPG. The rest of us appreciate your sacrifice, your willingness to forgo damage...

Congratulation To Warframe, Winner of MMOBomb’s Free-To-Play World Cup!

In the end, Jedi were no match for space ninjas. Throughout the Free-To-Play World Cup, we'd seen fairly low vote totals for each contest. We'd...

Happy 4th of July! Our Top 5 Free-To-Play Games Set In America

It's America's birthday tomorrow! The first 242 years have had their ups and downs, but I think we'd all agree that one of the...

Big Men And Little Wars: The 200-Year-Old History of Modern Wargames

If you've been following MMOBomb for a while, you probably know that I tend to cover nearly all the news related to war-themed free-to-play...

Third Time’s The Charm: Dauntless Is A Much-Improved Monster-Hunting Experience

I'm charitable enough to usually give a game a second chance if it don't hook me the first time around. At the very least,...

5 Guesses At What Fallout 76 Will Be (And Whether It Will Be F2P)

Bethesda held the internet in its palm yesterday, and all it took was several hours of a static video of a Fallout bobblehead. When...

The First Use Of “Battle Royale” Was Nearly 350 Years Ago, And It Didn’t...

What was the first battle royale? No, I'm not talking about the first battle royale game, which was maybe H1Z1 or maybe a mod...

Mainstream Media Are Starting To Notice Fortnite And They’re So Precious

How can you tell if your game has really “made it”? Is it when you hit a million downloads? Ten million? Is it when...

If Everything’s Fine At Daybreak, Why Doesn’t Anyone Want To Talk On The Record?

“Victory has 100 fathers and defeat is an orphan.” That quote is often attributed to John F. Kennedy, but there are references to it, or...

Daybreak’s Rumored New EverQuest And PlanetSide Games? We’re Not Buying It

When a company announces layoffs, disgruntled ex-employees usually talk. When there are layoffs combined with all sorts of other questionable behavior by the company,...

5 Things Radical Heights Does Right

If you laughed off Radical Heights when it was first announced, I wouldn't blame you. Whether it was the cheesy appeal to the '80s,...

Top 5 April Fool’s Day Jokes For Free-To-Play Games

When it comes to April Fool's, the internet -- and gaming companies in general -- are usually up for a bit of silliness. Or,...

Top 5 Times Fortnite Battle Royale Dominated Headlines In March

Fortnite Battle Royale is huge right now. Like, really really huge. It's so huge that most sites – not just mainstream news, but gaming...

Top 5 Free-to-Play Games That Ended Up Buy-to-Play

What do you think when an upcoming game is announced as free-to-play? For some people, that's great news. For others, it puts a big...

Is H1Z1 Headed (Back) To Free-To-Play? We Don’t Think So

UPDATE, 3/8: Welp. Original article: Several news sites are reporting that H1Z1, Daybreak Games' battle royale title, has lost a huge chunk of its player...

Managing Expectations, Or Why Grinding In MMOs Is Sometimes Enjoyable

If you've been following me on MMOBomb for any length of time, you'll know that I often speak out against “grindy” games. They're repetitive,...

Top 5 Coolest Mounts We’ve Seen In RIFT

Mounts. They're one of the best things about MMOs. They help you get around faster. They can be a sign of status. And, they...