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Archlord 2 Update “Most Challenging To Date”

Archlord 2 has just released its latest content update which Webzen claims is the most challenging to date. Players will be able to take on the Dark Stronghold, a new dungeon available only on Hell difficulty. The Dark Stronghold demands daring adventurers of at least level 55, and rewards exclusive level 60 gear. Elsewhere in […]

Gaijin Embroiled In Extortion Scandal, Producer Fired

Gaijin Entertainment, developer of the WW2 MMO War Thunder, is under intense scrutiny this week after allegations that the company’s producer engaged in extortion tactics against a popular Russian Youtuber, attempting to force him into a legally binding contract carrying heavy fines for criticizing the company. The news of Gaijin’s extortion scheme hit several War […]

Trion Worlds Declares Light On RNG, Tough on Crime

To say that ArcheAge has had some controversies would be a gross misstatement somewhere on the level of placing a “watch your step” sign on an active minefield, but it looks like Trion Worlds may be willing to amend their ways to get back the good faith and credit of their community. In a post […]

Defiance Q&A Addresses PC/Console Performance Issues

Trion Worlds has published the latest Q&A for Defiance, addressing crossover content, Midsummer Mutiny, performance issues, and Warmaster instances. On Midsummer Mutiny, Defiance’s summer event, complaints have arisen over players being clustered together during holiday events leading to performance issues on lower end machines, issues that have become more prominent since the game went free […]

John Smedley Steps Down As CEO

Daybreak Game Company has confirmed that John Smedley will be stepping down as president and chief executive officer, following a lengthy period of harassment from the cyber group Lizard Squad. A spokesperson from Daybreak confirmed to Venturebeat that Smedley will be relinquishing his role, although he will not be leaving the company entirely. “I can […]

Mechwarrior Online Introduces New Server

Mechwarrior Online has continued its global expansion with servers now available for European gamers, situated out of Strassbourg. Pirhana Games has revealed that average ping times have dropped by an average of 50% with some areas seeing more than a 75% boost to latency. Servers will be available for Oceanic players next month. “The MechWarrior […]

Trove Introduces Patron Program

Trove players looking to pay for a bit more will be able to sign up for Patron, the MMO’s recurring subscription program. Patron costs $14.99 per month and comes with all of the perks listed above, and can be purchased in recurring subscription form as well as single-month packages. Multi-month packages are up in packages […]

Glyph Sees Third Party Game Purge

Glyph’s days as a platform for third party titles are over, as Trion Worlds has purged the store of all non-home-brewed games. Those who purchased third party single player games through Glyph will be able to access their content from here on forward, however the items will be removed from the store barring any further […]

Adopt A Cat In RuneScape To Support World Wildlife Fund

RuneScape players have another opportunity to donate to charity. Jagex has partnered with the World Wildlife Fund to spread awareness of endangered animals, specifically the endangered big cats. For the next two weeks, players are invited to take part in daily quizzes with exclusive title rewards and adopt a baby jaguar of their own. Head to Burthorpe […]

How Free Can You Be: RuneScape Revisited

How Free Can You Be is a series of columns that I started back in 2013 that never went anywhere, so it’s a concept that I’ve been sitting on for some time. For the first entry, I’ll be looking at MMOs and how much of the game can be accessed without spending a dime. Most of […]