James Ohlen Has Regrets (And No Regrets) About Star Wars: The Old Republic

James Ohlen Has Regrets (And No Regrets) About Star Wars: The Old Republic

Longtime BioWare employee James Ohlen left the company recently, reminiscing about his time there in an interview today with Game Informer. For the most part,…

The Meteors Start Falling In Fortnite, Which Brought In More Than World of Warcraft In March

The Meteors Start Falling In Fortnite, Which Brought In More Than World of Warcraft In March

Players have been anticipating a meteor strike in Fortnite: Battle Royale for some time now, and it’s finally starting to happen. One Redditor posted a…

SuperData Issues 2017 Year In Report, Offers Up Some Questionable Numbers

SuperData Issues 2017 Year In Report, Offers Up Some Questionable Numbers

SuperData’s just released its 2017 Year in Review for Digital Games and Interactive Media. You can get it for free, and it’s jam-packed with numbers…

10 Years Ago Today: BioWare Thinks It Can Do SWTOR Better Than WoW’s “Massive Investment Of Time”

10 Years Ago Today: BioWare Thinks It Can Do SWTOR Better Than WoW’s “Massive Investment Of Time”

A lot of people had a lot of very high hopes for Star Wars: The Old Republic. Not least among those were the co-founders of…

The Biggest MOBAs Rarely Innovate — And Maybe That’s A Good Thing

The Biggest MOBAs Rarely Innovate — And Maybe That’s A Good Thing

Last week, two articles — one about League of Legends and one about Dota 2 — caught my eye. While they cover different games, they…

The Subscription Model For MMOs Died Five Years Ago Today

The Subscription Model For MMOs Died Five Years Ago Today

Star Wars: The Old Republic was going to be the game. Officially announced on Oct. 21, 2008 and launched three years later, it was the…

Would You Start Over In Your Favorite Online Game, a la Secret World Legends?

Would You Start Over In Your Favorite Online Game, a la Secret World Legends?

As you’re no doubt aware by now, Funcom is making The Secret World players start over in Secret World Legends. This has met with a…

The Time Capsule: Looking Back On MMO Predictions From 2010 (UPDATED)

The Time Capsule: Looking Back On MMO Predictions From 2010 (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Extra Credits has informed us via Twitter that the above video was actually created on Aug. 4, 2010 and uploaded onto YouTube in 2012…

You Can Now (Effectively) Make Hearthstone Or Heroes of the Storm Purchases With WoW Gold

You Can Now (Effectively) Make Hearthstone Or Heroes of the Storm Purchases With WoW Gold

Blizzard has offered WoW Tokens for some time now. You can purchase one with real money and sell it for gold in World of Warcraft’s…

MMOBomb’s Free-to-Play Predictions For 2017 — And Readers’ Predictions From 2016

MMOBomb’s Free-to-Play Predictions For 2017 — And Readers’ Predictions From 2016

I copped out last year. I admit it. When I did my sort-of-annual tradition of making end-of-year predictions for the F2P gaming space, I only…

BlizzCon 2016: Asymmetric Brawl, Varian Wrynn, Ragnaros Coming To Heroes of the Storm

BlizzCon 2016: Asymmetric Brawl, Varian Wrynn, Ragnaros Coming To Heroes of the Storm

If you’re a Heroes of the Storm — and World of Warcraft and Overwatch — fan, Blizzard’s got a lot planned for you in the…

League of Legends Design Director Opens Up About Depth vs. Accessibility

League of Legends Design Director Opens Up About Depth vs. Accessibility

League of Legends is a complex game, and Riot Games is OK with that. In fact, according to Design Director Greg “Ghostcrawler” Street, the dev…

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

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…

You Guys Voted, And Overwatch Is Your #1 Wish For F2P

You Guys Voted, And Overwatch Is Your #1 Wish For F2P

Last week, we put up a poll asking MMOBomb readers which game(s) they would most like to see go free-to-play. You responded, and the results…

What Game(s) Do You Wish Would Be Free-To-Play?

What Game(s) Do You Wish Would Be Free-To-Play?

As bad as things have looked the past few months for free-to-play games, there’s still quite a bit out there to play — and more…

New Hearthstone Hero, Liadrin, Available Free To Players With Level 20 WoW Characters

New Hearthstone Hero, Liadrin, Available Free To Players With Level 20 WoW Characters

So far, Hearthstone’s alternate heroes have required a cash purchase. The newest hero, the paladin Lady Liadrin, will unlock in a different manner as Blizzard…

Which MMOs Will Go F2P Next? We Rate The Most Likely (And Unlikely) Options

Which MMOs Will Go F2P Next? We Rate The Most Likely (And Unlikely) Options

With Guild Wars 2 unpredictably going free-to-play, and its NCSoft compatriot, WildStar, ready to make the same, much more predictable, move later this month, only…

BlizzCon 2015 To Host Heroes Of The Storm World Championships

BlizzCon 2015 To Host Heroes Of The Storm World Championships

Where else would you have the world championship tournament for Heroes of the Storm but at Blizzard’s celebration of all things… well, Blizzard? The inaugural…

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