Posts Tagged ‘MMO’

US To Consider DMCA Exemptions For Offline MMOs

Here’s a head scratcher: Should shuttered online games be exempted from Digital Millennium Copyright Act claims if the product is abandoned by its owners? The answer is yes, at least sort of. Under current US law, there are exemptions made for circumventing a game’s copyright protection if said servers have been abandoned by the owner […]

Beta Perspective: Wild West Online Is Hot Trash A La Mode (Hold the Ice Cream)

An empty wilderness, terrible sound quality, cheap animations, and unfinished assets everywhere with nothing to do but die and see your character irreversibly bricked. It may be in alpha, but Wild West Online is easily a fast contender for worst game of 2017, what is looking to be a shoddy title with questionable connections to […]

Shot Online Hits Beta On May 31

(Update: We have received word from Webzen that the closed beta date has been changed to extend the signup period. More information to come.) A golf MMO? You bet your sweet bippy, Webzen announced today that mobile golf game Shot Online Golf: World Championship will be heading into closed beta on Android and iOS  on […]

Play Wild Terra Free This Weekend

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the open world MMO Wild Terra, your chance to do so has arrived. From today until May 21, you can play the game for free. Check it out on Steam, and if you like what you see you can pick up the full game for just […]

TERA Sees Huge Number Spikes Thanks To Steam

As surprising as it may sound, releasing on Steam can do wonders for a game’s community, as European publisher Gameforge and developer Bluehole Studios found out following the successful rollout of TERA on the digital distribution service. Since its launch, TERA has remained in the top 30 list of free to play games. According to […]

How The Exiled Handles Server Activity

The Exiled is an upcoming game that promises to blend MOBA combat in a sandbox MMO, and the developer has detailed the final alpha test for 2016. Sandbox MMOs, as well as the rest of the genre, pretty much live and die based on server population, so what do you do when the population gets […]

MMOments: Star Trek Online On Xbox One

Xbox, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the USS Aye. Its mission, to explore old worlds and relive episodes of a video game that’s kinda like episodes of a tv show. To infinity and beyond. I’ve been taking a few days to play Star Trek Online and I love this game. Two things I […]

“Fake Ass Witch Hunt” Against Curt Schilling Results In No Charges

The case of 38 Studios is finally coming to a close as the Rhode Island state attorney general Peter Kilmartin has declined to press charges against Curt Schilling and members of the state economic development board. According to an eight page report filed by the attorney general, there is not sufficient evidence to secure a […]

Funcom Shutting Down Lego Minifigures Online

You know that there is trouble when a developer actively points out the best time to get out of their contract. We learned earlier this year that Funcom’s license with Lego Minifigures Online ends in October 2016, so there shouldn’t be a surplus of surprise that the title is being sunset at the end of […]

Black Desert Online Is Also Banning Cheaters

Cheaters in Black Desert Online beware, Daum is following in the footsteps of other developers in reaffirming that players who break the rules will be dealt with swiftly and without prejudice. With complaints regularly being lobbied against the developer for failing to act on bots and hackers, Daum has announced that bans will now be […]