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Editorials

Belly Up To The (Loot) Bar: A Potential New Way Forward For F2P MMOs

Since the dawn of time, RPGs have used something akin to real-life “rules” when it comes to loot acquisition: if you kill something or someone,…

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Preview: Fresh Starts Getting “Fresher” in ArcheAge: Revelation Update Coming Dec. 10th

Sometimes it’s just too easy to rag on Trion Worlds and particularly ArcheAge. From the whole “it’s not us, it’s XL Games” PR at launch,…

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Editorials

Armored Warfare’s Global Operations Re-invents the Classic Tank-Fighting Formula

Obsidian Entertainment isn’t afraid to try different things with Armored Warfare. The game’s latest mode, Global Operations, hit the servers earlier this fall and offers…

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Features

Change Is In The Air: Our SWTOR Knights of the Eternal Throne Interview

It’s late in the year, and that means a new expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic. Everyone loves new stuff, though the opinions regarding…

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Features

Into the Breach: Our Preview of Path of Exile’s New Update and Challenge League

Sometimes the headlines just write themselves. We’re sure that’s what Grinding Gear Games had in mind when it named its newest content update the Breach…

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Editorials

Preview: We Tour Starfall Prophecy, Rift’s Expansion Launching Today

Rift’s Starfall Prophecy expansion is expected to launch today, bringing a level cap increase (to 70), new zones, new dungeons, the new legendary abilities, planar…

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Editorials

Do MMO Revamps Help Draw In Players Or Chase Them Away?

In case you missed it – and, if you’ve been following this site, I’m not sure how that could have happened – Skyforge made a…

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Editorials

SWTOR’s Upcoming Gearing System Changes Are Making Players Very Unhappy

Star Wars: The Old Republic is making significant changes to the way it handles loot at endgame. As summed up a few days ago by…

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Editorials

Atlas Reactor’s Free-to-Play Model Is Dramatically Underpowered

I’m going to start talking about Atlas Reactor by talking about Star Wars: The Old Republic. Deservedly so, SWTOR has gotten a lot of flak…

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Amazon Game Studios Breaks Into The Gaming Biz – Will Breakaway Be Free-to-Play?

UPDATE: Zach Sharpes got this ad to pop up on Facebook yesterday: And Magicman says there was a section on the Amazon website that also…

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Editorials

Better Gear Management and The False Promise of Build Switching in MMOs

I haven’t gone off on a good inventory management-related rant for a while, but the latest news coming from Rift has inspired me. It’s not…

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Does It Really “Hurt The Industry” If Games Shut Down?

A few days ago, I read an opinion piece about a formerly free-to-play game that has received, shall we say, a bit of a negative…

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Preview: AQ3D Pushes Towards Open Beta

Say what you will about AdventureQuest 3D itself. Maybe you love it, maybe it’s a bit “simplistic” for your tastes, hell, maybe you don’t even…

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Editorials

Remember Your First F2P Game On #NationalVideoGamesDay

Today is National Video Games Day. It’s also National Chocolate Milkshake Day, National Boss/Employee Exchange Day, and National Day of Encouragement. So sit down to…

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