Archive for the ‘Editorials’ Category

One Year Later: Umbrella Corps Was Dead On Arrival

You didn’t need to be a psychic to tell that Umbrella Corps was going to come out of the gates and immediately crash into a brick wall, but I don’t think anyone actually foresaw it performing as poorly as it did given that its predecessor Operation Raccoon City still managed to hit 3 million sales […]

[Community] Why the Marvel Heroes Store Change Matters

Last week MMO Fallout reported on Gazillion Entertainment reducing the price of storage by 50% and refusing to reimburse people who had already made purchases. I’ve seen a lot of discussion on this, both for and against the decision, and I wanted to discuss why this is a topic that needs attention. First off, let […]

[Video] RuneScape: Invention Batch 2 Diary

The next RuneScape expansion is right around the bend, and Jagex is talking about a major update to Invention coming along with the update. For now Jagex is taking community feedback regarding changes to Invention as well as new device ideas. Mods Ollie, Deg and Erator take you through what they have planned for the […]

[Column] RuneScape Pride Day Provokes Bigoted Backlash

This Thursday sees the launch of a mini-event in RuneScape, something that given its scope and scale probably shouldn’t elicit much more than an “oh okay,” or a “that’s neat” at the peak of emotion. Jagex is adding in a rainbow scarf, obtained through finding a small number of rainbow fragments hidden all over the […]

Banned Steam Seller Is Back, Threatening Steam Users

Gennady Guryanov Alekseevich shouldn’t be selling games on Steam, he was banished from the service in April when Valve discovered that he was using Steam accounts to boost the reviews of his games. In fact, his entire library of games was destroyed: Zi, Julai, and K-Rolik. Secret Doctrine is a game developed by Luma14Kulan, the alias […]

Greenlight Fraudsters: MechDefender Scams Greenlight Bundle

MechDefender is a recently released game by developer Elite Games Ltd, Vadim Starygin, and one that currently has zero concurrent players, a factor that probably won’t change much so long as Elite Games refuses to give keys to the customers who purchased them. You see, MechDefender was partnered with the OtakuMaker Greenlight Bundle, a Steam bundle where […]

Albion Answers: Cool Drops When Everything Is Player Crafted

Sandbox MMOs have always had a rough time answering what sounds like a simple question: How do you balance drops in a game that is supposed to be driven by player crafting? For Albion Online, the answer is simple, you just make the drops player-crafted. The Black Market doesn’t work like a normal NPC merchant, […]

[Video] Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood’s Opening Theme

Even if you’re not a fan of Final Fantasy, it’s hard to deny that the series has always had a beautiful soundtrack. With Stormblood coming very soon, Square Enix has released Revolutions, the theme song of the expansion. Check it out embedded above.

Early Access Fraudsters: Shady Developer Lord Kres Is Still Shady

(Editor’s Note: You may notice that this article makes no use of screenshots from the game Voxelized and only utilizes third party Youtube videos. This is rare, but we do it to mitigate any potential frivolous take down requests being sent to our host over use of copyrighted material. Enjoy.) Steam Developer Lord Kres is […]

[Video] Elder Scrolls Online: Assassins and the Great Houses

The next Elder Scrolls Online expansion, Morrowind, hits stores soon. For now, enjoy the latest trailer showcasing assassins and the various great houses of Morrowind. In case you missed it, Morrowind is set for release on June 6. Those who pre-order will receive early access set to begin soon on May 22. Find out more […]