Articles with the tag MMO

Shocker: Old Republic Goes Free-to-Play

Okay, maybe “shock” is a little strong. Going free-to-play is, after all, what all the cool kids are doing. But it speaks to the future of MMOs if a big-budget, high-profile game like Star Wars: The Old Republic can’t sustain paying subscribers.

Final Fantasy XIV, Attempt #2

Almost two years ago, Square Enix released its MMO game Final Fantasy XIV — to the resounding applause of no one. Now, a completely overhauled, remade-from-scratch FFXIV has been announced. Will it make players forget the original version?

First Look: ‘Marvel Heroes’ MMO

Gamers seem to have strong feelings about the upcoming MMO, Marvel Heroes. Let’s see if those feelings are strengthened or changed based on this very first look at the game in action. Plus: a complete list of all playable Marvel heroes that we know about so far.

DCUOnline Goes Free-to-Play

Because it’s what all the cool kids are doing, Sony Online Entertainment says that DC Universe Online (FG Review: 5 out of 5 stars) is adding a freebie game mode come late October. There will be three tiers of service, in fact, from free up to $15/month, and here’s what you’ll get with each.

The NASA MMO

There have been plenty of video games set in space, and a not-small portion of MMOs are set in space, too. But you’ve never played one where space exploration and travel are simulated with absolute realism, in the shoes of a NASA astronaut. Until now.

‘The Secret World’ Hopes to Reinvent the MMO

There is a world beneath our own, a hidden world where secret societies pull the strings of world leaders, and where myths, legends, and conspiracies are all true. In April of 2012, you’ll get to explore this Secret World yourself, in an MMO that breaks all the rules.

Everything You Need to Know About Brink

Bethesda just announced that they’re dropping Brink on the gaming public one week earlier than planned. So if you’re scratching your head, wondering just what Brink is and why you should care (and I assure you, you should), we’ve got the goods right here.

The Fate of the Old Republic

PAX East kicked off this morning in Boston, bringing gamers together with high profile game developers, so that the public can get its first exposure to hot upcoming titles. Among the game media being debuted this weekend is a brand new trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic, BioWare’s MMO that’s set a thousand years […]

Sony Delays ‘DC Universe Online’

By all indications, DC Universe Online looks downright awesome. I’ve always been more of a Marvel man myself, but as infrequently as good comic book games are made, I’m hopeful that maybe they’ll get this one right. Sony Online Entertainment has a solid track record, so the odds are good for DC Comics. You’ll have […]

Michael Jackson-Themed Online World Being Made

Hm. Is this exciting news, or just another oddity to add to the life of Michael Jackson? In less than a year, we’ve now heard news of two officially-licensed Michael Jackson video games in development. The first was The Michael Jackson Experience, a dancing game in the works from Ubisoft, as announced at E3. Today, an MMO […]

Turning a human into a video game avatar

EA Games has come up with a rather unique promotion to celebrate the release of their new MMO, APB: All Points Bulletin. They’re slowly transforming a human man into an in-game avatar. After a suitable guinea pig was selected, fans of the game at thehumanavatar.com are now voting for how they want this new game […]

Free MMO FPS – Parabellum

GamersFirst (www.gamersfirst.com), a service of K2 Network and one of today’s most popular free2play online game destinations, announces Parabellum (http://gamersfirst.com/parabellum/), a brand new Free2Play massive multiplayer online First persons Shooter, set to invade San Francisco’s Game Developers Conference (GDC). Parabellum combines the best elements of FPS (First Person Shooter) and MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online) games […]