Cease And Desist! Toei Animation Looks To Tackle Chinese Bootleggers

Toei Animation, the Japanese animation powerhouse behind some of our (and hopefully your) favourite animations, has started to investigate and send out cease and desist notices to Chinese companies for copyright infringement. » 2/17/14 7:00am 2/17/14 7:00am

The Two Superhero MMOs Not Facing Imminent Death Are Doing Just Fine

As fans gather in a desperate attempt to save the doomed City of Heroes from its announced closure, DC Universe Online unleashes mystical forces with its latest expansion and Dr. Destroyer's army of Destroid robots rises in Champions Online in celebration of the game's third anniversary. » 9/18/12 9:30pm 9/18/12 9:30pm

Meanwhile, in the DC…

Four Cool Things about Four 'Free' MMOs

The world of massively multiplayer online games keeps getting, well, more massive. We've come a long way since I first picked up the genre eight years ago. World of Warcraft may still dominate the traditional monthly susbcription market, but free-to-play multiplayer worlds of all kinds boast tens of millions of… » 6/13/12 3:40pm 6/13/12 3:40pm

Neverwinter Takes a Fast-Paced, Streamlined Stab (and Swing, and Zap)…

I sat down in Perfect World's E3 demo room on Tuesday unsure what I should expect from Neverwinter. I remember trying Dungeons and Dragons Online back in 2006 when it was new, and I've poked ineffectually at Neverwinter Nights a few times in my life, but neither ever captivated me. I respected those games' goals, but… » 6/06/12 7:20am 6/06/12 7:20am

What Free-to-Play Means to Star Trek Online Players

Late last week it was revealed that Cryptic Studios' massively multiplayer Star Trek Online would be going free-to-play later this year, swapping required subscription fees for an active player base. Today we find out what's free and what'll have players reaching for their gold-pressed latinum. » 9/06/11 2:20pm 9/06/11 2:20pm

Star Trek Online Goes Free to Play by the End of 2011

Star Trek Online, the MMO picked up by new owner Perfect World when it acquired Cryptic Studios back in May, will be taken to a free-to-play format by the end of 2011, says the new ownership. » 9/02/11 12:30am 9/02/11 12:30am

Torchlight Review: The Fate Of DiabloCraft

What do you get when you assemble a development team of Fate creator Travis Baldtree, Blizzard North co-founders Max and Erich Schaefer, and members of the former Flagship Studios' Mythos team? You get Torchlight. » 11/18/09 4:20pm 11/18/09 4:20pm

Ether Saga Online Now Officially Online

After months of testing that may have seemed like playing a launched game to the uninitiated, Perfect World's Ether Saga Online is finally declared fit for launch. » 7/01/09 5:30pm 7/01/09 5:30pm

Ether Saga Online Closed Beta Cutely Approaches

Perfect World Entertainment have announced the closed beta of their latest anime-flavored MMORPG Ether Saga Online is just around the corner, and loaded for with bears. » 1/22/09 9:40pm 1/22/09 9:40pm

Chinese MMO Chi Bi Heading to Japan

I've been watching the movements of Beijing Perfect World with some interest; in comparison to some of the up and coming companies, they've certainly kept a reasonably low profile lately. Until, of course, they launched the 'international' version of their original MMO, Perfect World » 11/01/08 12:30pm 11/01/08 12:30pm. Now they're eying another go…

Training Wheels: My First MMO

I am not an MMO player. I might go so far as to say my preferred play style is inherently incompatible with the mere idea » 9/18/08 1:40pm 9/18/08 1:40pm of MMOs, never mind personality quirks that make spending time online with strangers sound more like torture than fun. I'm a solitary gamer, so when I fire up a console or turn on a handheld, I'm…

Perfect World International Beta Registration Opens

So, we mentioned that the English-speaking world is getting its own version of Perfect World » 7/26/08 12:30pm 7/26/08 12:30pm, so it can stop piggybacking on a couple of servers on the Malaysian version; along with another launch comes another closed beta, which will be starting on August 19th. The has more information on giveaways and the like, or…

Perfect World International Trailer

Beijing Perfect World is launching Perfect World International, an English version of the MMORPG that's built for English-speaking spots in North America and Europe (you won't have to play the Malaysian version if you don't feel like wading through other languages!). The closed beta will be coming next month with… » 7/19/08 12:30pm 7/19/08 12:30pm