Editorials

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...

A World Without Loot Boxes: What Should You Expect To Pay For Non-Random Loot?

It seems like we'll see some kind of regulation regarding loot boxes in video games sooner rather than later. Whether that comes from the...

Top 5 Free Solo Games You Can Play On Steam When You’re Not Feeling...

When it comes to gaming, I don’t always feel like playing with a bunch of people. Instead, I’d rather hop into something and play...

Tales from a Newbie: Continuing My Warframe Adventure Weeks 3-6

When I started my "Tales from a Newbie" article series last month, I totally spaced on the holidays. Given that, I haven't played Warframe...

MMOBomb’s Top 5 Predictions For F2P Gaming In 2018

It's prediction time again! Time for us here at MMOBomb – by which I mean me, since nobody else will subject themselves to this...

The 2017 MMOBomb Awards: Celebrating The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of F2P Gaming

For our end-of-the-year awards, we could have done the typical (and boring) categories, but that's not how we roll here at MMOBomb. Besides, doing...

MMOBomb’s Top 10 Free-to-Play Gaming New Stories of 2017

What a wild and wacky 2017 it's been! All right, maybe it wasn't that wacky, but every end-of-year list is required by law to...

Top 5 Most Anticipated F2P Games Of 2018

There's a chill in the air, and it's not just the December weather. As we here at MMOBomb were putting together this year's list...