Frequently Asked: NCSoft

Frequently Asked is a new column relating to MMOs and common questions that I receive and see on other websites. If you have any questions of your own, feel free to drop a comment. 1. Why does NCSoft shut down everything? Short answer: money. The longer answer is that NCSoft has made a lot of risky investments that […]

World of Warcraft Mulling PLEX Item

Paying for your World of Warcraft subscription may soon become a thing of the past, as Blizzard has announced that they are considering a PLEX-like item to be introduced next year. The idea is to provide a way for hardcore players to pay for their subscription using in-game gold, while providing a safe method for […]

Final Fantasy XIV PS4 Trial Available

Playstation 4 gamers interested in trying out Final Fantasy XIV will be able to do just that, as Square Enix today announced a 14 day trial will be available. The trial gives players the opportunity to level up to 20, with certain other limitations, as well as the ability to transfer trial characters over to […]

Economic Trouble Leads To Steam Trade Restrictions

As the Ruble continues to plummet in value, tech giants are taking notice. In a notice released to the public by Steam Database, Valve has region locked all new purchases made by Steam accounts made by Russian players. While the games may be gifted or traded to players in the same region, they will not […]

Raptr’s Top Games For November

Raptr has released their top games for November 2014. Thanks to the launch of Warlords of Draenor, World of Warcraft saw an increase of 71% over October. In contrast, many of the top played games were not as lucky, with most of them seeing double digit drops in playtime. ArcheAge, in the midst of multiple controversies, […]

Transformers Universe Shutting Down January 2015

Jagex has announced that the servers for MOBA Transformers Universe will shut down on January 31st, 2015. The decision was made mutually between the UK developer and Hasbro, and comes on the hilt of both companies realigning their focus for the year ahead. The shutdown period will begin from today. As part of the winding down […]

Archlord Launches Latest Expansion

Archlord 2 players have plenty to be happy about, as Webzen has launched the second expansion to the game: Eternal Strife. The expansion comes alongside the release of a new server, a Christmas event, and a slew of server bonuses. As described in the release: Eternal Strife introduces two new races, joining the ranks of […]

Path of Exile PVP Manifesto

The latest Path of Exile patch introduced two new game modes, but the focus of the update was on player vs player combat. In a development manifesto released on forums today, Grinding Gear Games has detailed recent changes to the combat system introduced in patch 1.3.0. With 1.3.0, damage scaling has changed. It has been […]

2014 In Review: Best Moments Of The Year

Let’s look at the year with rose tinted glasses, or perhaps a glass of hard liquor. As with any year, we had a lot of bad and a lot of good, so let’s take a minute to focus on the good stuff. 1. Goodbye Mythic Entertainment This one is a bit cruel, but perhaps the […]

10% Discount Was Never Advertised, Says Trion Worlds

The ongoing saga of ArcheAge, Trion Worlds, and the fabled 10% discount has reached another bend, as Trion Worlds is now flat out denying that the discount was ever a part of the game’s advertising. A user on the ArcheAge forums submitted a complaint to the San Francisco Bay Area Better Business Bureau, to have his […]