General: The RPG In... Assassin's Creed Unity
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 November 2014, 11:46 am

The RPG In... Assassin

With more and more games adopting RPG features and MMO aspects, we're starting a new series called "The RPG In" (or the MMO in, depending on the game). Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed is no stranger to having RPG aspects, and today we're taking a look at the features that make Arno's French tale more than just an open world action game.




General: The Shadow Sun - Story-driven RPG Headed to Android OS
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 November 2014, 12:03 pm

The Shadow Sun - Story-driven RPG Headed to Android OS

Ossian Studios has announced that its story-driven RPG, The Shadow Sun, is headed to the Android mobile platform soon and is already available on iOS. The Shadow Sun is considered a dark fantasy RPG with over ten hours of game play, all accomplished on mobile devices.




Star Trek Online: Bonus Episode to Launch November 13th
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 November 2014, 1:08 pm

Bonus Episode to Launch November 13th

Cryptic Studios has announced that it will be launching a bonus episode for Star Trek Online on November 13th. Called "What's Left Behind", the episode will feature voice acting by Robert Picardo and promises to answer mysterious questions.




Shards Online: New KickStarter Initiative Begins
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 November 2014, 1:10 pm

New KickStarter Initiative Begins

The Shards Online team has sent word that the new KickStarter crowdsourcing initiative has started. Interested backers can find out more by visiting the Shards Online KickStarter page.




Warframe: Get Your 'Stache On and Help Set a World Record
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 November 2014, 1:16 pm

Get Your

Warframe players will be attempting to get themselves listed in the Guinness Book of World Records this Friday between 3:00-4:00 p.m. PST / 6:00-7:00 p.m. EST. Players are trying to set a record for "The Largest Gathering Of People Wearing False Mustaches Simultaneously In A Video Game" using mustaches provided earlier this month.




World of Warcraft: New Trailer Sets the Stage for Warlords of Draenor
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 November 2014, 2:32 pm

New Trailer Sets the Stage for Warlords of Draenor

World of Warcraft will be welcoming the Iron Horde on November 13th with the Warlords of Draenor expansion. To celebrate the imminent release of Warlords, Blizzard has sent out a brand new trailer to set the stage for one of the most anticipated expansions in its history. Check it out!




General: The Beginning and Present of MMORPG.com
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 November 2014, 5:19 pm

The Beginning and Present of MMORPG.com

Earlier this week, Nilden had an awesome idea and one that we honestly should have been doing sooner. Basically, we're going to start using my column space here as a "Letter to the Editor" sort of piece. For this week, we're going back to 2001 and the beginning of MMORPG.com. Read on to learn some history of our site and some perspective on its future as well.




WildStar: WildStar’s Gambit and the Community’s Power
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 November 2014, 5:32 pm

WildStar’s Gambit and the Community’s Power

WildStar is going through a time of transition. There's no way around it. Server populations have been on the decline. Key Carbine team members like Jeremy Gaffney, Chris Lynch, and Stephan Frost left for various reasons and that was before NC Soft let roughly 70 people go. The update timeline was officially stretched. About a month ago, the Shade's Eve Halloween event and the Christmas event, Winterfest, would not be held at all. Megaservers were announced and implemented.




World of Warcraft: Live Q&A Recap
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 November 2014, 5:47 pm

 Live Q&A Recap

On Wednesday November 12th, hours before the launch of World of Warcraft's fifth expansion Warlords of Draenor in Europe and the rest of the world, Lead Game Designer Ion Hazzikostas and Lead Class Designer Kris Zierhut from Blizzard took part in a live Q&A hosted on Twitch by WoW Community Manager Josh Allen.




Triad Wars: Raids & Operations Subject of Today's Live Stream
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 November 2014, 9:30 am

Raids & Operations Subject of Today

The Triad Wars team will be on hand via Twitch live streaming to give fans a first look at how both raids and operations will function when the game launches. Fans can ask questions for possible inclusion via the game's social networks and will also have the opportunity for a closed beta key for watching.




Skyforge: Tune In Tonight for an Exclusive Livestream of Closed Beta
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 November 2014, 12:11 pm

Tune In Tonight for an Exclusive Livestream of Closed Beta

Tonight, at 8pm ET (5pm PT, 12am CET), we'll be going live with Eric Demilt, Development Director of Skyforge from Obsidian and Allods Team. Get an early look at the technical alpha, how the combat works, and ask tons of questions of Eric... plus, we just might have some beta keys to give away! Don't miss it!




Warhammer 40.000: Eternal Crusade: Free to WAAAGH with the Ork Boyz and More
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 October 2014, 8:29 pm

Free to WAAAGH with the Ork Boyz and More

Lots of news on the Eternal Crusade front today, Behaviour has officially announced two partnerships, one with Razer and one with Alienware, as well as announcing a new spin on the Free to Play experience, with the new Pioneer Pack. Finally, two contests are running, to give the community members a chance at some pretty excellent prizes. I spoke with Miguel Caron, Studio Head, Online Games at Behaviour to get some more details on these announcements.




General: TOME: Immortal Arena Steam Launch Announced
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 October 2014, 11:17 pm

TOME: Immortal Arena Steam Launch Announced

KIXEYE has announced that its MOBA brawler, TOME, will launch on Steam on November 21st. The launch will arrive with a brand new 5v5 map called "Sanctuary".




ArcheAge: Much to Do, But Not Always Worth Doing
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 October 2014, 11:25 pm

Much to Do, But Not Always Worth Doing

After a hundred hours, lots of olives harvested, lives taken, hearings attended, fish captured, and donkeys ridden we're ready to put ArcheAge to the test. Do XLGAMES and Trion Worlds have a winner on their hands? Read on for our full review.




General: Razer Introduces Naga Epic Chroma Gaming Mouse
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 October 2014, 4:57 pm

Razer Introduces Naga Epic Chroma Gaming Mouse

Razer is introducing the gaming world to a new mouse today in the form of the Naga Epic Chroma tailor made for MMO players with nineteen configurable buttons and 16.8 million color options. The Naga Epic Chroma will mark its official debut on November 7th.




Star Trek Online: Talaxian Playable Species Announced
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 October 2014, 7:06 pm

Talaxian Playable Species Announced

The Star Trek Online site has been updated with the news that the Talaxian species will now be available the game's lifetime subscribers. Players of both Federation and Klingon factions will be able to create Talaxians that also come with a unique species trait. Perfect World is enticing players to buy a lifetime subscription by dropping the price $100 to $199.99.




Trove: Open Beta to Kick Off on November 5th
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 October 2014, 7:10 pm

Open Beta to Kick Off on November 5th

Trion Worlds has sent word that the Trove open beta will officially begin on Tuesday, November 5th. Players can look forward to starting the game as Knight, Gunslinger, Fae Trickster, or a Neon Ninja, Dracolyte. The team also added that the Candy Barbarian will be coming to Trove soon.




General: Trion's Halloween Tricks & Treats
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 October 2014, 7:15 pm

Trion

Players in Trove, Defiance, Rift and ArcheAge have a lot of spooky thrills and chills now that Halloween events are in full swing.




Destiny: On Launch, the Loot Cave & a Vision of the Future
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 October 2014, 7:30 pm

On Launch, the Loot Cave & a Vision of the Future

Destiny came out of the gates in a big way not too long ago. Bungie has been exceedingly flexible in ensuring that the game stays playable and that issues are resolved in a speedy fashion. We caught up with Destiny Community Manager Eric "Urk" Osborne to talk about Destiny's beginning, where it is now and what the future holds.




General: Does Lords of the Fallen Live Up to Dark Souls?
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 October 2014, 7:38 pm

Does Lords of the Fallen Live Up to Dark Souls?

Prepare to Die. Has there even been a more appropriate tagline for an RPG than From Software's Dark Souls? In an age where accessibility seemed to be the mantra, the Dark Souls franchise seemed to stick out its chin in defiance. As "punishingly difficult" and "supremely rewarding" became its selling points, masses of players rallied under its mystique, guaranteeing the rest of the industry would answer. Lords of the Fallen is that answer. The question is: does it stack up?




General: MSI and ROCCAT Studios Offer Shiny New Gaming Gear
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 October 2014, 8:18 pm

MSI and ROCCAT Studios Offer Shiny New Gaming Gear

It might be early to think about Christmas, but with new game gadgetries on the way, it's hard not get a head start on your list. Especially when MSI and ROCCAT Studios are duking it out this holiday season by offering gamers some slick new toys.




General: Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom Goes Gold
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 October 2014, 8:29 pm

Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom Goes Gold

Developer Little Orbit and the Cartoon Network are fulfilling Adventure Time fans' fantasies at last with the release of top-down RPG/adventure game, Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom. The game is currently being manufactured and will be available November 18 for the Nintendo 3DS™, PlayStation® 3, Xbox360® and PC via Steam.




Warframe: Players Asked to Channel Mustache Mojo for Movember
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 October 2014, 8:38 pm

Players Asked to Channel Mustache Mojo for Movember

In the effort to improve men's health, developer Digital Extremes is joining the Movember Foundation's Movember campaign and encouraging Warframe players to join in with them.




Moonrise: Combat System Revealed
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 31 October 2014, 8:52 am

Combat System Revealed

The Moonrise team has posted a lengthy article on the Undead Labs site that gives fans an inside look at how combat will play out. The hallmark and unique feature of combat is that every decision truly matters when taking on an opponent and that the balance of power during battle can shift at any time based on a number of factors.




Lands of Hope: Redemption: New World Bosses & Halloween Activities
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 31 October 2014, 10:06 am

New World Bosses & Halloween Activities

Lands of Hope Redemption has been updated with some new world bosses and a new Halloween event, according to the latest information from indie developer Daniel Paull. Players can take on a pair of new world bosses in open world fights.




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