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  • Blog Post: Neverwinter: Launch Date, End-Game, And First Expansion Revealed

    Perfect World and Cryptic Studios brought out all the guns today in an official announcement regarding the Dungeons & Dragons free MMORPG, Neverwinter . The game has been in open beta since April, but will officially launch on June 20, 2013. June 20 also marks the release date of Gauntlgrym, the... More
  • Blog Post: New Neverwinter Trailer Shows Off Iconic Enemies

    The video for the upcoming free-to-play MMO reveals the denizens of the smoldering volcano that hangs over the city. Hot on the heels of last week’s trailer , the team over at Cryptic and Perfect World delivers another look at the game in action, this time detailing the adventure area known as... More
  • Blog Post: Free Blacklight: Retribution GI Weapon Tags

    Win one of these free tags for your Blacklight: Retribution weapon and you can represent GI as you gun down fools in the free-to-play sci-fi shooter. Enter into the contest for free right here , and the free tag and helmet shown above could be yours! What finer way to celebrate the weekend, the onset... More
  • Blog Post: Star Trek Online Free-To-Play Transition Date Announced

    The Trekkie game is not-so-boldly going where many MMOs have gone before sooner than you'd think. As we previously reported , once Perfect World acquired developer Cryptic Studios, it decided to transition Star Trek Online to a free-to-play business model supported by micro transactions. Today on... More
  • Blog Post: Star Trek Online Going Free-To-Play

    Last year Cryptic publicly said that it was considering making Star Trek Online free-to-play like its Champions Online, and now Cryptic's parent company, Perfect World, has decided to make it so. Gamasutra reports that during a financial conference call, Perfect World CFO Kelvin Lau unveiled Star... More
  • Blog Post: Torchlight II Gets Fourth Class, Cheap Price Point

    While loot whores around the world wait for Diablo III, indie dev Runic Games is moving forward with a very friendly price for its upcoming hack-n-slash sequel, Torchlight II. Joystiq reports that Torchlight II -- which is still planned to launch this year -- will cost an affordable $20, the same price... More
  • Blog Post: Cryptic Bought For $50 Million

    Former Atari studio and Star Trek Online and Champions Online developer Cryptic has been bought by Chinese publisher/developer Perfect World. Perfect World, which runs titles like its own Legend of Martial Arts MMO in Asia and in other parts of the world bought Cryptic for $50 million. It's unknown... More
  • Blog Post: Runic Finally Talking About Torchlight MMO

    PCGamer is touting its look at the upcoming Torchlight MMO in its next issue. The game will apparently retain the fast-paced action focus that Torchlight is known for, and support ongoing content through microtransactions. Runic co-founder Travis Baldree has an interesting view on microtransactions,... More
  • Blog Post: Torchlight Developer Runic Joins Perfect World

    We've got a lot of fans of indie Diablo clone Torchlight around the office, and it sounds like we're not the only ones. Chinese MMO publisher Perfect World has acquired a majority stake in Torchlight developer Runic Games. Perfect World has likely made this decision in equal parts due to the... More
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