The Star Wars: The Old Republic forum has been updated with a single line cryptically indicating that there have been a series of animal attacks on Alderaan, a sure indication that the rhakghouls are on the move again.
The Wasteland 2 KickStarter page has been updated with a long developer post to give players insight into the beta process and what the team has taken away from it in order to make key improvements and feature updates in the coming patch.
Harbingers of Doom have long been predicting the death knell for PC gaming but according to a new Twitter post from DayZ's Dean Hall, no one should don the black just yet.
In one of the bigger news items of the day, former World of Warcraft and Blizzard designer, Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street, has joined Riot Games as Lead Game Designer according to his LinkedIn profile.
The Holiday season marked a significant milestone for ArcheAge at Trion Worlds: the Friends and Family Alpha, up 24x7 minus any patches and maintenance is in full swing. We caught up with CEO Scott Hartsman to talk about the milestone and all the other things Trion's been working on with ArcheAge... as well as when we could possibly see alpha and beta expand to other testers. Read on!
The Starbound developer blog has been updated with a comprehensive look at the forthcoming patch. Players will either be happy or horrified to note that permadeath will be implemented as a core game feature.
Ubisoft has announced that Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online has officially launched its early access program has started for Canadian Steam users. Early access for global users is anticipated to begin later this Spring.
Silkroad Online players will be pleased to hear that Lucky Boxes have returned to the game from now through February 11th. Lucky Boxes can be collected from monsters throughout the game world and exchanged for limited-time items.
Star Trek Online is minus one executive producer with today's announcement that Dan Stahl has stepped away from the project to, as put in the official announcement, "pursue an exciting new project at Cryptic Studios". What exactly this project is remains a mystery.
Originally part of the Vanguard: Saga of Heroes beta, the Cave of Wonders never made it into the official release of the game. Now, seven years later, CoW has finally opened after being announced at SOE Live 2013.
A first work day of the new year developer post has arrived on the official forums to give Star Wars: The Old Republic players a sneak peek at the next patch. Of particular note is the DPS boost that both Operatives and Scoundrels will receive in v2.6.
In a new "blue post" on the official World of Warcraft forums, "Lore" takes to the airwaves to discuss some thoughts about the Looking For Raid tool and how things will change in the upcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion. Among other things, the team is looking to make Flex more like LFR to give players who are past the tourist-y LFR a way to make meaningful end-game progression.
MMORPG.com has teamed up with City-State Entertainment to bring our readers a brand new developer blog that gives insight into the design process behind one of Camelot Unchained's iconic heroes, Nuadha Airgetlám. Read the fourth installment of the series to find out more and let us know what you think in the comments. Then head to the Camelot Unchained site to read the lore.
The Tourist is back and ready to roll in 2014. In this latest column, we visit Neverwinter and offer a few thoughts about its status as an MMO. Read on before heading to the comments to chat.
Now that the new year has officially debuted, it's time to take a look back at 2013 and the MMOs that we loved...or not. Read the latest from Adam Tingle to see what he feels are the highlights of the year 2013. Leave us your thoughts in the comments.
In a new look at the crowd-sourced juggernaut, Star Citizen, we examine the phenomenon of this new funding model as well as take a look at what backers get for their hard-earned dollars. Read more after the jump before heading to the comments to leave your thoughts.
Welcome back to the MMOrning Report, now almost recovered from Holiday Feasting and Merrymaking. What is a level 90 character in World of Warcraft worth to you? Just how many people have played Path of Exile? And what titles won our MMORPG.com Best of 2013 Awards?
Watch on to find out. This is MMORPG's Merry MMOrning Report, and this is what you need to know for January 3rd, 2014.
The latest Shroud of the Avatar newsletter has been sent out packed with information about the past month, work the team has been engaged in, a portion of the map revealed and more.
The RuneScape team has announced that tomorrow, January 4th will mark the game's thirteenth anniversary. Utilizing a new in-game voting feature, players will be making their choices matter and will help the team focus on the next areas for development. To give players an idea of what to expect, RuneScape devs have released a new video.
While not on the radar for release in the near future, the Trion team is working on PvP dimensions for Rift. According to a short post on the Rift Junkies forums, the new PvP dimensions are in a very basic state of development and players are given a slight bit of information as to how, at least at this point, they will work.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has subpoenaed the State of Rhode Island for all documents pertaining to the loan between the state and 38 Studios, the creators of Kingdoms of Amalur. 38 Studios defaulted on the loan with Rhode Island, with the state suing Curt Schilling, founder of 38, and other key members of the staff. The US SEC has requested those documents as well.
The Perpetuum team has issued a new "state of the game" letter on the official site that is essentially a "mea culpa" for the missteps the sandbox title has made with players new to the game. Essentially, the team admits that throwing newbs into the game without any direction is a bad idea. To correct this, players will have a chance to "play before you play" on a specially designed virtual training program.
The parental controls on Battle.Net have been updated to protect user accounts from excessive purchases. The default setting will prevent unauthorized purchases in the World of Warcraft in-game shop.
It's no secret that World of Warcraft inspires many people to great heights of passion, both because of their affection for or antipathy towards the game. In the nine years since WoW launched, every subsequent MMO has been compared to it in one way or another, usually by those who mean that comparison as an insult to the developers who made the game.
The professions of Guild Wars 2 utilize powerful weapons to bring down their enemies. ArenaNet has armed each profession with a wide selection of these weapons to choose from, giving players a handful of strategic possibilities. But what if each profession was given some new choices? That is, after all, what Colin Johanson said was coming down the pipe in an interview with our own Bill Murphy. Which profession should gain access to which weapon?