Archive for the ‘Editorials’ Category

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 […]

Trion Worlds Promises Defiance Announcement At Gamescom

Last week we reported that Trion Worlds had opened a thread on the Defiance official forums, requesting that people submit questions for an upcoming Q&A session. The results of the Q&A are available for viewing on the official website, nine questions and nine answers. When questioned on a roadmap for future content updates, Trion answered […]

[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, […]

[Column] Bungie’s Latest Interview A Must Read

Destiny’s upcoming Taken King DLC is quickly becoming a PR disaster for Bungie who, considering their recent interview with Eurogamer, aren’t doing a whole lot to fix the situation. If you haven’t been following the situation, the Destiny community is up in arms over how Bungie plans to monetize the upcoming expansion. Taken King will […]

[Community] Trion Worlds Question & Non-Answer Session

  Developer Q&A’s are a great representation of why you should never allow an interview subject to cherry pick their own questions. With the exception of an exceptionally newsworthy answer, I’ve stopped covering developer Q&A’s here at MMO Fallout for a few reasons, not least of which being that they have a habit of wasting […]

Direct 2 Netflix Episode 3: Bad Asses on the Bayou

For those of you who don’t follow this website regularly, Direct 2 Netflix is a podcast project I’m working on with a few of my friends where we watch and talk about movies that came out this year and bypassed the theater (or at least were not widely released). As you know, I’ve talked about […]

In Plain English: The Curious Case Of Jagex V John Doe

Those of you who play RuneScape or World of Warcraft are likely well acquainted with a popular phishing technique that made its rounds over the past few years, or at least you would be if you took a gander through your spam filter. The email warns players that they’ve been caught either botting or engaging in real […]

Nothing To See Here: Another Indie Meltdown

Darkbase 01 is a shooter developed by Nothing To See Here. Well, not really, it’s developed by Solar Storm Studio, a single person studio located in Trinidad & Tobago if his various profiles are to be believed. The game currently has 73 reviews and a 21% approval rating, slightly skewed since many of the positive reviews […]

[Rant] Double Standards And The Scrubbed Starting Line

I dove into this topic in my piece about Infinite Crisis last week, but the line between beta and launch has become so blurred in the MMO industry that the whole concept has lost its meaning and many of us in gaming journalism are thoroughly sick of it. Go to virtually any website that reviews MMOs […]