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It’s Official: Massively Is Shutting Down

I owe a lot to Massively and the Joystiq network, seeing as they are one of the bigger news websites to regularly share my content with a wider audience, so it’s sad to see that they will be shutting down on February 3rd. With the small number of mainstream MMO news websites, Massively was the […]

RuneScape Lays Out February Updates

February is upon us, and for RuneScape that means another month of new content. Demon mobs are being updated this month with new drop tables, titles, materials, and various other tweaks to make the activity more inviting. Following is the reintroduction of the Wildywyrm, a rarely appearing creature that can only be found in the […]

Pantheon Store Has Been Removed

Visionary Realms has announced that the Pantheon shop is going the way of the dodo. Citing their vision for the website, VR’s associate community manager Kilsin announced in a forum thread that the store will be reevaluated and, possibly, relaunched in the future without any game altering items. All purchases already made will be honored, […]

Elder Scrolls Online Cleaning Inventories

Managing your inventory is about to get much easier with Update 6, which will introduce a new collections system. When the update goes live, mounts, vanity pets, and costumes will be removed from player inventories and stored in the collections window. The news post notes that the collections system will be widened to include more […]

Final Fantasy XIV Free Weekend Coming

With the recent release of patch 2.5, Square Enix has announced another free weekend. Players with inactive accounts will be able to log in from January 30th until February 2nd. Who is eligible? Players who have previously purchased and registered FINAL FANTASY XIV and whose service account is set as inactive during the campaign period. […]

Nexon Engaging Hostile Takeover Of NCSoft

The relationship between Nexon and NCSoft has reportedly turned sour as the former has decided to take on a management role in the latter. Over two years ago Nexon purchased a majority stake in NCSoft, announcing at the time that it was purely for “investment” purposes. Relations between the two companies apparently soured when NCSoft appointed CEO […]

Frontier Developments Layoffs At Halifax Studio

Frontier Developments announced in an investor update today that 15 positions have been cut at the company’s studio in Halifax. While layoffs post game launch are not unexpected, this move seems to be another step in an ongoing consolidation out of Canada and into the primary office in Cambridge. With its business emphasis now on two […]

Column: Jagex, RuneScape, And Increasing Prices

When I was in school, RuneScape was always known as that little MMO that anyone could play. You didn’t need a powerful computer, not to mention it had a free to play mode in an era when most western MMOs carried a mandatory subscription. Add on to that the cheap price of membership, five bucks, […]

Satireday Headlines

Satiredays brings you all the headlines you missed because they aren’t real. This week’s episode is brought to you by Hardcore LLC and their upcoming MMO You Deserved This, where everyone will try to steal from you, including the billing department. Let’s check the headlines, shall we? Blizzard Admits WoW Was A Joke That Went Too […]

Guild Wars 2 Expansion Confirmed

It looks like our friends at Daewoo Securities knew a lot more than we gave them credit for. Today at PAX South, ArenaNet has officially confirmed the first Guild Wars 2 expansion: Heart of Thorns. Among the list of confirmed features includes: New Profession: Revenant. New Feature: Guild Halls. Reimagined mastery system, including master abilities. […]