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[Less Massive] Jagged Alliance: Flashback Bad Reviews Led To Withheld Content

(Full disclosure: I backed Jagged Alliance: Flashback on Kickstarter for $25) Information has come to our attention that, back in January, Full Control made blatant threats to withhold content over negative user reviews. When Flashback launched after a successful Kickstarter and early access period, backers slammed the game with poor reviews over bugs, missing features, […]

Daybreak Ignores Everquest Ragefire Vote

When it comes to Everquest and time-locked servers, polls ensure that the servers only progress as fast at the community wants them to. For Ragefire/Lockjaw, the latest set of progression servers, players voted┬áby a very large percentage in order to keep the servers as they are for another six months, with the second most popular […]

Trion Worlds Unveils Diablo-esque Devilian

Trion Worlds has announced that they will be bringing the MMOARPG Devilian to North America and Europe. The Diablo-esque title will join their increasingly diverse portfolio of games including MMO Rift, online shooter Defiance, and world builder Trove. Devilian is advertised as: Join the fray as a Berserker, Evoker, Cannoneer, or Shadowhunter. Each Class possesses […]

RuneScape Converts Lumbridge Into Summer Pool Party

Not content with players taking on a massive world-eating beast, Jagex this week rolled out a summer event for RuneScape. The Summer Beach Party runs until the end of August, and has players participating in activities for lumps of experience and exclusive items and cosmetics. Although previously the battlefield of two gods, the RuneScape community […]

Old School Votes No On Low Level, Yes On High Level Content

The latest Old School RuneScape poll closes in just a couple of days, but the results are clear and the community has spoken. In the last two polls, players were asked about content priorities and quality of life additions, and the results might surprise you. More than 60% of players responded that low level player-vs-monster […]

Lego Minifigures Online Relaunches Today

Lego Minifigures Online graces PC and mobile platforms today as its relaunch marks one of the few games to transition from free to play to buy to play. Starting today, you’ll be able to get your hands on the Steam version for $29.99 as well as the first world on iOS and Android for $4.99. […]

[Column] Gamers Never Rejected “Art Games”

Let me just start by saying that I hate the premise of this article. Not because of the ideas within, but as a gamer who has spent the better part of the past ten years, if longer, trying to make the argument that video games are indeed art, when not pushing against the idea that […]

MMOments: Marvel Heroes Anniversary Achievements

Marvel Heroes is in the fourth week of its second anniversary, and that means if you haven’t already started working on the related achievements, you’re probably too late. If you haven’t been tuning into the ARPG these past few weeks, you missed out on a lot of free stuff. A random hero, Angel team up, […]

Wargaming E3 Bundle Pulls Bait and Switch, And Switch, And Switch

Wargaming is facing a consumer backlash following what many are calling a bait-and-switch on a recent Humble Bundle offer. Players who bought into the Humble E3 Bundle received digital goodies in Wargaming’s upcoming MMO World of Warships. The goods include a seven day premium pass, money, and a powerful ship called a Murmansk. As of […]

Perfect World Apologizes For Extended Maintenance

Perfect World Entertainment is apologizing for recent troubles that kept servers down for an extended period of time this week. Extended maintenance on Tuesday and Thursday was meant to allow new hardware to integrate into the system and fix other problems, but the process took longer than expected and carried issues of its own. To […]