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Trion’s Defiance is one story told in an online game and SyFy TV show (hands-on preview)
Guild Wars 2 challenges MMO establishment with hybrid business model (preview)

Defiance - review

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Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Namco, cert: 18As a third-person "massively multiplayer online" (MMO) shooter from developer Trion Worlds, Defiance transcends both genre and narrative boundaries; the plot runs concurrently with a TV series of the same name broadcast on the Syfy channel. It's a broadly interesting story concerning the struggle...
Defiance - review
Wargaming acquires BigWorld middleware firm for $45M (exclusive)

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria - preview

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Expansion pack, the fourth in the series, has plenty of changes that, unusually for an MMO, may be for the betterChange is inevitable in MMOs, but ends up cheesing off pretty much everyone for different reasons. In particular, veterans resent watching months of level grinding and hard earned booty devalued...
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria - preview

Lord of the Rings Online Developer Says Subscription MMOs Are Not Dying

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The subscription based MMO is not yet disappearing but the success of the free-to-play model has forced developers to offer players options when it comes to their favorite online experiences, according to a representative of developer Turbine. Speaking to Eurogamer Adam Mersky, who is the leading executive at T... (read...
Lord of the Rings Online Developer Says Subscription MMOs Are Not Dying
Video: Planetside 2 dev on making free-to-play fair for cheapskates

Bioware: Old Republic subscribers not dropping despite lighter server loads

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With server populations looking a little lighter than normal in recent weeks, some industry watchers are speculating that Bioware's The Old Republic is already losing subscribers just four months after its launch, sparking a vibrant debate in our forums. But in a recent interview with PC Gamer, Bioware lead writer...
Bioware: Old Republic subscribers not dropping despite lighter server loads

After stemming subscription losses, World of Warcraft gets hit with worst exodus yet

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Today’s Activision Blizzard earnings call was highly anticipated by watchers of the market-leading MMO World of Warcraft, which has earned a reputation as untouchable after hundreds of other MMOs have failed to take its throne over the past 8 years. For over a year, the game has been losing subscribers...
After stemming subscription losses, World of Warcraft gets hit with worst exodus yet

This is how you shut down your MMO's servers for good: Glitch's graceful exit

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Developers and players pour themselves into building up MMOs, but the games can't always support themselves, and then those worlds blink out. All too often, MMOs close but don't offer closure for the workers who spent so much time on them--nor for the players who expected to keep playing...
This is how you shut down your MMO's servers for good: Glitch's graceful exit
Guild Wars 2 comes to Mac OS X in beta

The best MMOs of 2012

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Want proof that the massively multiplayer online (MMO) game industry is in a state of extreme flux? Look no further than ostensible World of WarCraft-challenger Star Wars: The Old Republic, which lasted all of seven months before going free-to-play. The times are certainly changing. Profound disruption, however, can have...
The best MMOs of 2012
Final Fantasy XIV brings new gameplay and western sensibilities to venerable franchise

It's time to call game over on sexuality harassment | Denis Farr

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Complaints from US conservatives about same-sex relationships in video games smack of bigotry rather than 'children's safety'"This isn't about protecting children, it's about political harassment." These are the words of Jeff Brown, the VP of corporate communications of video games company EA, given to Gamesindustry International when asked about the...
It's time to call game over on sexuality harassment | Denis Farr
After insane development cycle, online game Tera finally poised for launch
Trion Worlds will soon have multiple gargantuan online game worlds (interview)
Trion Worlds to publish Crytek’s free-to-play shooter Warface
Year-to-date game acquistions reach an all-time high
The DeanBeat: 10 takeaways about game investments from GamesBeat 2012
Why the creation of the game-show Defiance terrified game developers and TV show makers

Knights Of Glory Claims To Be The First Arabic MMO To Launch On The iPhone

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While world of Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) games has ballooned in the last few years, the content available to people who’d rather not play a character from Western-inspired troops beating the crap out of some vague Eastern enemy has been somewhat limited. Culture is important, right? Which is why ‘Knights...
Knights Of Glory Claims To Be The First Arabic MMO To Launch On The iPhone

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – review

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PC/Xbox 360/PS3; £34.99-£44.99; cert 18; 38 Studios & Big Huge Games/EAAfter a recent preview, I was looking forward to getting my hands on this one and I'm pleased to report that it was well worth the wait.In a genre where words such as "epic" are frequently overused, Kingdoms of Amalur:...
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – review

Using science to reform toxic player behavior in League of Legends

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Riot Games founders and League of Legends creators Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill have encountered bad behavior in massively multiplayer online games since the days of Ultima Online and EverQuest. In all that time, the typical moderator response to the all-too-common racial epithets, homophobic remarks, and bullying that borders...
Using science to reform toxic player behavior in League of Legends
Blizzard delays unannounced MMO until 2016, resets whole project (exclusive)

Agawi cloud game streaming headed to Windows 8, focused on 'mid-core and hardcore' games

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Cloud streaming provider Agawi (formerly "iSwifter") is making a second major push with its cloud-based game streaming service alongside Windows 8 this October. Beyond the social content it already brings to the iPad -- "more than 12,000" Facebook games -- Agawi's second run at streaming is more focused on...
Agawi cloud game streaming headed to Windows 8, focused on 'mid-core and hardcore' games

Free-to-play games on Xbox 360? It could happen sooner than you think

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Is Microsoft getting ready to bring free-to-play (F2P) online games to the Xbox 360? At least two developers are currently in talks with the company, GamesBeat has learned. “There hasn’t been a hi-res free-to-play game on the console yet, and we still don’t have any definite announcements or dates, but we’re...
Free-to-play games on Xbox 360? It could happen sooner than you think

Review: Logitech G600 is an excellent MMO gaming mouse

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The Logitech G600 MMO gaming mouse is one of the finest gaming mice on the market. If you're looking for a mouse with more programmable buttons than you've got fingers, the G600 is well worth the $80 price tag; it even gives accessories from specialized gaming accessory outfits like...
Review: Logitech G600 is an excellent MMO gaming mouse

Eat, browse and prosper: How the Internet is bringing obscure food communities to life

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The Internet is responsible for many things. Ubiquitous access to media and information. Instant communication. A scarily short news cycle. We even participate in virtual worlds with thousands of other people, escaping from the stress of day-to-day life with a click. One of its most amazing qualities is the way...
Eat, browse and prosper: How the Internet is bringing obscure food communities to life
Valve's Steam Community Market could change how we pay for - and play - video games
With World of Warcraft fading, what will Blizzard do next?
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