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Jagex Is Working On Another MMO Again

Hot off the heels of Transformers Universe closing down, it appears Jagex is back on the horse with another MMO. A job listing popped up on the Jagex website looking for a lead programmer for an “undisclosed MMO.” Given the exciting recent developments in online game engine technology and our historical success with the record […]

PLEX Comes To World of Warcraft

It will soon be able to purchase WoW Tokens, items that can be traded in-game for subscription time. Tokens are purchased on the cash shop and sold on the auction house, allowing players who are short on gold to acquire it in a safer way and allowing those with extensive bank accounts to play World […]

Jagex Surveying Buyable Levels For RuneScape

Jagex is polling users to determine interest in buyable levels, although denying that there are plans to introduce the feature in-game. The question popped up in an official survey, which quickly made the rounds on Reddit, prompting a response from Jagex Mod Balance. The purpose of the survey is apparently simply for data collection, with […]

Everquest Progression Server Voting Commences

Everquest is set to release a new progression server, and the team wants player feedback on how the game should transition into new expansions. Our Progression Server player poll is now live in game and asks you to select from 4 options. Below is a summary of the options that the Designers put together. Mechanics […]

Shroud of the Avatar Update 15 Upgrades UNITY Engine

Shroud of the Avatar update 15 is here, and Portalarium has revealed that the Ultima-inspired MMO is now running on the latest UNITY engine. The update sets the stand for improving optimization and visual quality, however the patch notes that performance may drop on older machines until some of the new systems can be put […]

Final Fantasy XIV Free Weekend Coming

Final Fantasy XIV is hosting a free weekend to celebrate four million registered accounts. The free weekend begins Friday February 27th at 3am EST and goes until March 9th at 4am EST. Eligible accounts include anyone who has previously purchased the game, with an account in good standing, whose subscription has lapsed. Otherwise if you […]

H1Z1 “The Tears Of A Hacker” Video

The folks at H1Z1 have put together a video narrating the multitude of emails to customer support from players banned for cheating. While some try to plead, others feign ignorance or resort to a slurry of obscenities. Either way, the end result is rather entertaining.

MMO Fallout On Ethical Gaming Press

We need to have another one of those serious chats, for which I apologize and promise we’ll be getting back to the gaming talk ASAP. As I type this, at 7:40pm on February 25th, the hashtag #letmarkspeak is number two trending on Twitter. If you haven’t been paying attention to the going-ons in the gaming […]

Line of Defense Combat Phase 1 Coming Tomorrow

3000AD has announced that Line of Defense’s first combat phase will hit the servers beginning tomorrow, February 25th. The update will unlock assault rifles, pistols, combat knives, and melee, with players receiving a random item from each class upon spawning into the world. Phase 1 (of 6 planned phases which unlock various weapons, items etc) […]

Crowfall Begins Phase 2: Kickstarter Now Available

The timer on Crowfall’s website hits zero today and it may not surprise many of you that it lead to a Kickstarter campaign. The self-described Throne War Simulator is asking for eight hundred grand over the next month, with an estimated delivery of December 2016. In Crowfall, players battle it out over multiple worlds for […]