PC players may have had a good experience, they may have thought the developers fulfilled their promise but I don’t care as I was waiting for the PS3 version. So imagine the excitement shared by thousands as Square Enix released a ton of closed beta keys over the weekend. I got home Sunday evening after a day with the family and was met with that such surprise in my email inbox.
One thing is sure. Money speaks to Microsoft like Doctor Dolittle speaks to animals. If they were on the fence about allowing an MMO version, the financial success of State of Decay will surely be enough to sway them in the right direction.
My MMO days trace back to my first adventure in the world of Runescape. Despite its very basic approach to the genre in terms of storytelling and graphics, it held enough depth in the game play and progression to keep me hooked for many years. Since that time I’ve become attached to a few MMO games, such as Lord of the Rings Online, Ultimate Baseball Online and Football Superstars but in recent years I’ve found my search for a new home has been met with disappointment after disappointment.
During this years E3 MMO gamers have been spoiled with exciting announcements for both the Playstation 4, Xbox One and Xbox 360. It has been confirmed that PlanetSide 2 and Elder Scrolls Online will be available for next-generation players and the award-winning World of Tanks will be heading to the Xbox 360 but are there enough interested players outside of the PC community?
HiRezBart recently published tomorrows patch notes on the SMITE Reddit, leading thousands to believe Hi-Rez are trying to push the Jungle role into the popular MOBA game, SMITE. Several God’s in the game do have the ability to explore the Jungle and farm the buffs but the majority of the respected players consider Jungling as a waste of time. It leaves one lane in a 2v1 situation and quite often forces the Jungler to fall behind in experience points and gold. Tomorrows update will see the introduction of a brand new item aimed at Jungle starting Gods.
A recent report in British newspaper, The Sun, has disclosed information regarding a recent incident in Runescape that has gone to court. 19yr old Keiron Belmont was staying at a friends house but after they had a row he used his friends PC to gain access to her Runescape account and stole all of the gold and items.
Five years ago, that may have been the case. However recent games, such as Guild Wars 2 and The Secret World, both hosted near-release free-to-play events and both are considered to be quite successful today. So ignore the haters, forget the launch day woes and head into the exciting world of Defiance this weekend.
Sony Online Entertainment today announced the official launch of the highly anticipated update for the massively popular EverQuest II, Scars of the Awakened. EverQuest II considers to remain one of the most popular MMO games around today and despite its aging graphics and mechanics, the loyal fan base is big enough to warrant regular and high-quality updates from the developers, Sony Online Entertainment.
Square Enix have just announced some exciting new high level content heading to their award winning MMORPG game, Final Fantasy XI. Despite being around for several years, Final Fantasy XI continues to prove to be a highly popular game, even surviving the launch of a next-generation version in the form of Final Fantasy XIV.
Gogogogo.com have just revealed its second boss update for the free-to-play browser MMO game, Tata Blitz. The game has become popular in recent months due to its unique and comical cartoon style and a variety of impressive MMORPG related mechanics.
Speculation has been rife since the discovery of a Chinese website for a possible addition to the MMO world for Monster Hunter Online. An announcement earlier today sees a brand new collaboration between Tencent Games and Capcom that will bring the world of Monster Hunter Online to an international audience.
Many consider the freedom of speech offered in the online world one of its best assets but events that unfolded earlier today have proven it’s not as free as many think. Thomas Frongillo of Oxford England was arrested and charged with “threatening to commit a crime and threatening a bombing or hijacking” after MMO developers Jagex reported messages to the local police.
The War Z has been surrounded by controversy since its release but this time it’s not about stolen features, bugged mechanics or copyright issues. The company were recently a target of a hacking campaign that shed light on the inadequacies of the games security structure. Below is the email sent out from the developers, attempting to convince players that there was no serious data stolen.
ArenaNet have just announced that the highly anticipated leaderboard update for their critically acclaimed, award-winning MMORPG game, Guild Wars 2. A new developer blog was posted that went into details on the stats tracked in the leaderboards for Guild Wars 2
The highly anticipated free-to-play survival MMOFPS based loosely around STALKER 2, Survarium, is crying out for alpha testers to help move the game to the next level. The game has already developed a large following due to its heavy focus on survival and instinct over that of typical twitch shooters, but the developers need the aid of players to help the game progress and become the top quality product they want to release.
Following the recent release of Camelot Unchained on Kickstarter, the development team have released a brand new tech video showcasing the games main appealing aspect, mass player battles.
City State Entertainment have just announced that the Kickstarter campaign for their highly anticipated MMORPG game, Camelot Unchained, is now live on the official website. Kickstarter has taken the gaming world by storm in recent years, giving players the opportunity to invest in and support upcoming MMO games that would otherwise not see the light of day.
NCSoft have become known for introducing bizarre and entertaining updates for their top titles on April Fools Day and today is no different as they announce the immediate introduction of the Super Adventure Box.
Jagex, leading publishers of one of the most popular free-to-play MMO games on the internet, have just revealed Runescape 3. Runescape is a record-breaking browser MMO game that has kept players interested for almost a decade. The game receives regular updates and in the past has experience some of the biggest updates in MMO history. Among these updates were the transfer from 2D to 3D and the more recent complete revamp of the combat system in the Revolution of Combat.
InnoGames have just announced the release of a brand new video celebrating the third birthday of their hugely popular Ancient Greece MMORTS game, Grepolis. Accompanying the new video was an announcement declaring that the game has reached the massive milestone of 20 million registered players worldwide.