Archive for the ‘Editorials’ Category

Riders of Icarus Giveaway [All Gone!]

It’s giveaway day here at MMO Fallout, and today’s game is Riders of Icarus, a mount-flying MMORPG from Nexon America and WeMade Entertainment. We have one hundred keys to give away for the second closed beta test, beginning today (April 21st) and running through Thursday April 28th. If you happen to be visiting PAX East, […]

Beta Perspective: Fantasy Tales Online

It’s very obvious, or at least it should be, when you’re dealing with an independent MMO made with passion. Fantasy Tales Online, as I’ve been told, is being developed by a team of three people at Cold Tea Studio. Right now the game is gearing up for Steam early access, and I was contacted and […]

Snapshots: RuneScape NXT

RuneScape is celebrating the launch of its new game client, NXT, and Jagex has sent over a few screenshots of the new engine to grab your eye. Check them out in the gallery below and, if you like what you see, head on over to runescape.com to download the new client.

[Column] Is The Division The Good Guy?

I don’t think the Division are the good guys. If you’ve been hiding under a rock, The Division takes place following a biological terrorist attack on Black Friday in New York City, where terrorists use money infected with a virus to kill a lot of people. The Division is a government organization that only shows […]

[Community] The Demand For Legacy Servers

Free servers are the MMO equivalent of regular game piracy, they’re likely never going to fully go away and developers have different approaches on how to deal with them. The gaming community is split on how private servers should be regarded, and there are plenty of legitimate and illegitimate reasons for their existence. If Nostalrius […]

Crowdfunding Fraudsters: Life Is Strange 2

Update: And the campaign has been shut down. 2a:  a person who is not what he or she pretends to be :impostor; also:  one who defrauds:cheat Today’s Crowdfunding Fraudster comes to us from Kickstarter, for Life Is Strange 2. You may be thinking right now, “Connor, Life Is Strange was a completely legitimate game. It […]

[Not Massive] Fig’s Crowd Funding Platform Is Fading

Psychonauts 2 raised more than $3 million in crowd funding using a new platform called Fig, one which Double Fine President Tim Schafer serves on the advisory board. More than twenty thousand people pooled their money together to make the sequel to 2005’s Psychonauts a reality, but did the success of a widely anticipated game […]

Early Access Fraudsters: Asteroids: Outpost

Generally you’d expect an Early Access Fraudster article to be about an indie developer, but the subject of today’s piece is none of than Atari itself, developed by the applicably named Salty Games, and it goes by the name Asteroids: Outpost. Asteroids is a modern day spinoff of the classic arcade title, a combination of Minecraft […]

Digital Homicide, Jim Sterling, Lawyers, Slander, And A Lesson In Legality

Digital Homicide is an enigma. All but one of its games carries a “mostly negative” rating on Steam, its games are critically panned mostly for being lazy, uninspired hobby projects cobbled together with pre-made Unity assets, and the developer is constantly getting into childish squabbles with internet critics like Jim Sterling. Despite the overwhelmingly negative […]

Kickstarter Fraudsters: Free MMORPG By Vermeulen Peter

Kickstarter Fraudsters is a new column here at MMO Fallout where we look at the worst of crowdfunding, particularly in gaming, with people who expect public funding for projects that they have absolutely no qualifications to reasonably create. I use the term fraudster because it fits like a glove. Many of these creators have never […]