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Only 50 Teams Completed Coil of Bahamut


Naoki Yoshida took some time out of the day to publish a new Letter from the Producer, discussing the upcoming fan festival in Tokyo, Japan, and last month’s implementation of patch 2.4. Released on October 28th, patch 2.4 introduced the Coil of Bahamut, finally bringing its related storyline to a conclusion. Less than a week […]

Less Massive: Ubisoft Offers Unity Compensation


Assassin’s Creed Unity launched on November 11th, and since then has proven itself to be quite problematic for Ubisoft. The seventh major installment in the series of the same name launched with heavy technical issues, from performance problems to humorous graphical glitches (as seen above). Since the game launched, Ubisoft has launched at least two major patches […]

Perfect World Q3 2014 Finances


Perfect World International has released their third quarter finances for 2014, and the results are bound to be interesting. For the quarter, the developer/publisher reported a 5% increase in revenue to $158.7 million USD, although gross profit decreased slightly from the same time last quarter, and the company posted an operating loss of $3.8 million. […]

RuneScape Subscription Price Increase in 2015


Jagex has announced today that 2015 will see an increase in the price of RuneScape’s subscription. While the new price and date have not been finalized, current subscribers can rest easily knowing that your rate will be grandfathered in at the usual rule: As long as it doesn’t lapse for more than 14 days. Additionally, […]

Valve Changes Trade Policy To Reduce Fraud


Valve has updated their policy on game trading in Steam, requiring a one month wait period before giftable games can be traded. All new games purchased as a gift and placed in the purchaser’s inventory will be untradable for 30 days. The gift may still be gifted at any time. The only change is to […]

Community: MMO Fallout Ethics Q&A


I’ll be honest with you folks, I am poorly prepared this week. Those of you who follow me on Twitter will know that I’ve been snowed into my house with no internet since last Monday, I haven’t had the capability of doing anything other than a few news pieces on my barely passable Chromebook. So […]

Old School RuneScape Polls Integrity Issues


How do you tackle issues of player integrity in a game where everything is voted on? You poll it, of course! The latest poll to hit Old School RuneScape deals with the issue of player activity and whether or not Jagex should deal with some less scrupulous, even if not exactly evil, behavior. Players are […]

[Editorial] A Moratorium On Pantheon Articles


Those of you who read this website know that I hate to kick a guy when he’s down, so let me just preface this by saying that I believe Brad McQuaid is a good person, that Pantheon is being developed with good intentions, and that the man behind it is overall a nice guy. So without […]

Elite: Dangerous Refunding More Orders


Elite: Dangerous backers angered at the recent announcement that offline mode is being cut may be able to get a refund after all. Initially Frontier Developments announced that they would offer a refund providing the customer had not played the game at all. Now, judging by a post by David Braben, the scope may be opening […]

Star Vault Q3 Report Shows Revenue Growth


Star Vault has released their Q3 2014 finances, and the results are slightly positive. The first quarter brought a dramatic shift in both sales and profit, and while operations have returned to normal the current quarter showed a small increase in profits over the previous. Net sales for the third quarter amounted to $72 thousand over […]