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This Year, Make Yourself Happier And Quit Your Favorite Game

💣 Feature | This Year, Make Yourself Happier And Quit Your Favorite Game

If you haven't yet made a New Year's Resolution, it's not too late.

By Jason Winter - 7 months ago
Cryptic's CEO: "The Design Side" Of F2P, Not Engineering, Is "Really Hard"

Cryptic's CEO: "The Design Side" Of F2P, Not Engineering, Is "Really Hard"

We've probably all heard about how difficult it is for a game to transition from being a paid title to a free-to-play one.

By Jason Winter - 11 months ago
Editorial: Modern MMOs Offer Speed And Convenience But Often Lack Camaraderie

💣 Feature | Editorial: Modern MMOs Offer Speed And Convenience But Often Lack Camaraderie

A few months ago, Blizzard co-founder Mike Morhaime shared some thoughts about the early days of World of Warcraft, particularly its social nature.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Superhero MMO Valiance Online Will Be Free To All Aug. 10-16

Superhero MMO Valiance Online Will Be Free To All Aug. 10-16

We haven't talked whole lot about indie superhero MMORPG Valiance Online much since its free-to-play announcement four years ago.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
NCSoft Offers Historical Look At Its Revenue, Which Has Shot Up 1,700x Since 1998

NCSoft Offers Historical Look At Its Revenue, Which Has Shot Up 1,700x Since 1998

Quarterly financial statements from game companies follow a pretty regular schedule.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Rocket League, City Of Heroes, And Loot Boxes: MMOBomb's Free-To-Play Predictions For 2020

💣 Feature | Rocket League, City Of Heroes, And Loot Boxes: MMOBomb's Free-To-Play Predictions For 2020

It might be a new decade, but I'm going to make the same old mistakes and try to predict what I think will happen in free-to-play gaming over the next calendar year.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
NCSoft Has Been "Extremely Accommodating" During City Of Heroes Rogue Server Negotiations

NCSoft Has Been "Extremely Accommodating" During City Of Heroes Rogue Server Negotiations

It's been a while since we checked in on how the City of Heroes rogue server situation has been going, hasn't it?...

By Jason Winter - 2 years ago
After Years Away, It's Not Easy To Go Back To Your MMORPG Home

💣 Feature | After Years Away, It's Not Easy To Go Back To Your MMORPG Home

City of Heroes is coming back!...

By Jason Winter - 2 years ago
Multiple Parties Talking To NCSoft About Legally Bringing Back City Of Heroes

Multiple Parties Talking To NCSoft About Legally Bringing Back City Of Heroes

The City of Heroes drama rolls on -- now with extra (potential) legality!...

By Jason Winter - 2 years ago
Rogue City Of Heroes Server Might Have NCSoft's Blessing, But There's A Catch

Rogue City Of Heroes Server Might Have NCSoft's Blessing, But There's A Catch

It might not be too long before you get a chance to cruise around Paragon City foiling the nefarious plots of supervillains, though not quite everything will be as it once was.

By Jason Winter - 2 years ago
City Of Heroes Private Server Admin Seeks To Release Code, After Identifying Info Is Scrubbed

City Of Heroes Private Server Admin Seeks To Release Code, After Identifying Info Is Scrubbed

With all their melodramatic twists and turns, I've heard comic books referred to as "soap opera for geeks." This week, it's a superhero MMORPG that everybody's talking about, and its affairs bear a resemblance to the trashiest...

By Jason Winter - 2 years ago
Private City Of Heroes Server Exposed, After Operating In Secrecy For Six Years

Private City Of Heroes Server Exposed, After Operating In Secrecy For Six Years

In comic books, death is rarely permanent.

By Jason Winter - 2 years ago
When Games With Microtransactions Shut Down, Do You Feel Like It Was Wasted Money?

💣 Feature | When Games With Microtransactions Shut Down, Do You Feel Like It Was Wasted Money?

Over on GamesIndustry.biz, Rob Fahey talked today about free-to-play games shutting down and the kind of consumer backlash that might ensue when that happens due to players “losing” the virtual items they paid for.

By Jason Winter - 2 years ago
Alien MMO Shooter On The Way, Headed Up By Former Cryptic Devs

Alien MMO Shooter On The Way, Headed Up By Former Cryptic Devs

There's a new Alien game coming to mobile devices later this month.

By Jason Winter - 2 years ago
Here's Our Take On The City Of Heroes Shutdown Rumors That Have Been Popping Up

💣 Feature | Here's Our Take On The City Of Heroes Shutdown Rumors That Have Been Popping Up

Like its NCSoft cousin, City of Heroes, WildStar is shutting down.

By Jason Winter - 3 years ago
Champions Online Beats Out City Of Heroes As Longest-Running Superhero MMORPG

Champions Online Beats Out City Of Heroes As Longest-Running Superhero MMORPG

Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios today announced that Champions Online has surpassed an important milestone, becoming the longest-running superhero MMORPG.

By Jason Winter - 3 years ago
Up, Up, And Away! Our Super-Powered Preview Of Trove's Next Expansion

💣 Feature | Up, Up, And Away! Our Super-Powered Preview Of Trove's Next Expansion

My glowing city sleeps, the faint buzz of neon the only sound.

By Jason Winter - 3 years ago
Top 5 Unusual MMO Game Closures

💣 Feature | Top 5 Unusual MMO Game Closures

With the imminent demise of Marvel Heroes Omega looming on December 31, 2017, we decided it was time to take a look back at some of the other MMORPG losses we’ve suffered throughout the years. We’re not strictly stickin...

3 years ago
NCSoft's Games Hit With Curiously Timed DDoS Attacks

NCSoft's Games Hit With Curiously Timed DDoS Attacks

Four of NCSoft's top MMORPGs were hit with DDoS attacks yesterday, rendering it nigh impossible to log into Aion, Blade & Soul, Lineage 2, and WildStar.

By Jason Winter - 3 years ago
NCSoft Acquired City of Heroes 10 Years Ago Today

NCSoft Acquired City of Heroes 10 Years Ago Today

Hey everyone, I know it's Monday, but things aren't going too badly, are they?...

By Jason Winter - 3 years ago
NCSoft Faces Backlash For City of Heroes Character's Inclusion In Master X Master

💣 Feature | NCSoft Faces Backlash For City of Heroes Character's Inclusion In Master X Master

"When good cross-promotions go bad" could be the title of the latest NCSoft snafu.

By Jason Winter - 4 years ago
City of Heroes' Statesman Headed To Master X Master; Blade & Soul Expansion Coming, Too

City of Heroes' Statesman Headed To Master X Master; Blade & Soul Expansion Coming, Too

Two of NCSoft's free-to-play games, MXM and Blade & Soul, are getting major updates next month.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 4 years ago
Can You Go Home Again After Leaving A Game?

💣 Feature | Can You Go Home Again After Leaving A Game?

Here's a simple question for you: Can you ever “go back” to an online game you once loved, but drifted away from?...

By Jason Winter - 4 years ago
Hi-Lo: The MMOBomb Game Show, Episode 3

Hi-Lo: The MMOBomb Game Show, Episode 3

Welcome to episode #3 of Hi-Lo: The MMOBomb Game Show!...

By Jason Winter - 4 years ago
Does It Really “Hurt The Industry” If Games Shut Down?

💣 Feature | 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 response in the past few months.

By Jason Winter - 5 years ago
NCSoft's Q1 2016 Financials: Blade & Soul Soars, Guild Wars 2 Glides, WildStar Plummets

NCSoft's Q1 2016 Financials: Blade & Soul Soars, Guild Wars 2 Glides, WildStar Plummets

The latest financial report from NCSoft is in the wild, and there's a lot of movement, especially among its free-to-play titles with strong presences in the West -- some good, some less so. First, the good news.

By Jason Winter - 5 years ago
Event Being Organized To Celebrate City of Heroes 12th Anniversary

Event Being Organized To Celebrate City of Heroes 12th Anniversary

The 12th anniversary of the original launch of City of Heroes is coming up and despite NCSoft bringing the game down a few years back, fans still want to celebrate.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 5 years ago
City of Heroes Paragon Chat Now Available

City of Heroes Paragon Chat Now Available

If you've been waiting for Missing Worlds Media's City of Titans to get your fill of City of Heroes nostalgia, then you obviously have some time to wait.

By Michael Byrne - 6 years ago
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