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  • Blog Post: MMO And MOBA Genres Continue Massive Success

    A new research study details the worldwide popularity of the MMO and MOBA genres, which League of Legends projected to pull in nearly a billions dollars. Super Data Research recently published its "MMO Market Report" (which lumps MOBAs like League of Legends into the MMO category). The study... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Source Says The Division's 2015 Release Date Is "Optimistic"

    A source has told Gamereactor that Ubisoft's The Division has a long way to go, and that the game was pushed to avoid "[doing] a Battlefield 4." In the report, an unnamed source told Gamereactor that " The Division is without a doubt one of the most ambitious game projects of all time... More
  • Blog Post: Online Game Cheating Tempered By Player Community

    A new study published in the journal of Behavior and Information Technology offers some interesting details about the way that online gamers behave. Contemporary wisdom suggests that anonymity is the biggest factor that enables and encourages bad behavior from online players, but this new study offers... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Play MMOs?

    Massive Multiplayer Online games take a massive amount of people to play. Are you one of them? If not, what would it take to get you into this massive online world? I wouldn't say that I play MMOs, but I've dabbled. In fact, I'd really like to get into an MMO, but it's never worked out... More
  • Blog Post: World of Warcraft Subscriptions Fall To 7.7 Million

    Today, Activision announced that it is buying itself out from under Vivendi's shadow, but that's not the only recent news coming out of the mega-publisher. WoW's subscriptions continue to decline. We've seen World of Warcraft's subscribers continue to dwindle for a few years now,... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Play MMOs At Launch?

    Rocky MMO launches are nothing new, from the prehistoric days of Ultima Online through World of Warcraft and the present day. Long wait times, bugs, and glitches tend to expose themselves when the masses finally step into these vast worlds. As much as developers try to anticipate and prevent any mishaps... More
  • Blog Post: Guild Wars 2: Flame and Frost: The Gathering Storm Update Is Live

    NCSoft announced today that the second of Guild War 2's Flame and Frost content updates has been released. Read on to find out all the details The announcement came via this blog post on the official Guild Wars 2 site. Here are all the details. Brand New PvP Map - Spirit Watch This peaceful green... More
  • Blog Post: Maine GOP Attacks Candidate For Playing World of Warcraft

    Apparently, some political operatives in Maine have decided that people who play World of Warcraft are unfit for office. According to the news site Politico, Colleen Lachowicz, a Democratic candidate running for the Maine state senate against incumbent Sen. Tom Martin, has been the target of a mailing... More
  • Blog Post: Analysts Say: Disappointing Sales For World of Warcraft's Mists of Pandaria Expansion

    According to a new report, the latest World of Warcraft expansion is not living up to the standard set by its predecessors. VentureBeat is reporting that analysts at the investment bank Lazard Capital estimate that the expansion pack has sold 600,000 to 700,000 retail copies since launch. That's... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Bethesda Working On Elder Scrolls MMO

    According to a report just published, Bethesda is creating an MMO based on the Elder Scrolls universe. The website Tom's Guide has published an article claiming that an Elder Scrolls MMO is in production, citing an anonymous industry source. The source also told the site that the game would take... More
  • Blog Post: Chocobo Mounts Coming To Final Fantasy XIV

    Square Enix's MMO Final Fantasy XIV hasn't exactly been a great success for the company, but maybe the series' legendary flightless birds can turn things around. Today, the company announced that chocobos will be available as mounts in the game. When riding a chocobo, you'll be able to... More
  • Blog Post: World of Warcraft Subscriptions Fall Again

    After a drop of over 500,000 subscribers back in May following the aftermath of the Cataclysm expansion, Blizzard's MMO phenomenon World of Warcraft has experienced another significant decline. After fall in May from a high of 12 million worldwide subscribers to 11.4 million, from May to July the... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Age of Conan's Free-To-Play Era Begins Now

    Update: Funcom's Age of Conan is now officially free to play. This new model replaces the existing version of the game, and can be downloaded here at no cost. “After 1.4 million copies sold, having experienced fantastic critical acclaim, and still to this day going strong with a large active... More
  • Blog Post: Pachter Says Old Republic Cost EA $80 Million

    EA and BioWare's epic Star Wars MMO has come with an epic budget. Renowned video game analyst Michael Pachter of Wedbush Morgan estimates that the game's budget will exceed $80 million by the time it released. In an interview with Gamasutra, Pachter said, "Given that the game was in development... More
  • Blog Post: Doctor Who Gets A Free-To-Play MMO

    If you think that Trekkies and Star Wars fans are the kings of the sci-fi dorks, you obviously haven't heard of Doctor Who , the long-running BBC series that's been enjoying a renaissance in the last decade or so. The TV show already spawned a successful batch of free-for-download adventure games... More
  • Blog Post: Google/Verizon Proposal Could Mean Gamers Pay Extra

    Today internet behemoths Google and Verizon proposed a plan that would allow internet service providers to offer a “fast lane” online service at a premium while preserving an open internet similar to what you’re using right now. What this could mean for online-minded gamers is a paying... More
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