The Top PVP Players in Avengers Alliance Deserve Punishment

Avenger's Alliance is a single-player turn-based role-playing game, but it's also a competition, with players vying for top positions in seasonal PVP tournaments. Season five is around the corner, and players that fight harder than most have a chance to secure the punishment they so richly deserve, courtesy of artist… » 2/14/13 4:55pm 2/14/13 4:55pm

Can Rift's Player-Versus-Player Revamp Save it From the Oncoming Storm?

Trion World's MMO rift has done well enough for itself, but with Tera underway and The Secret World and Guild Wars 2 looming, they've got to be feeling some heat. Can the newly-revamped three-faction Conquest system keep folks playing? » 5/24/12 8:30am 5/24/12 8:30am

Star Trek Online Developer Admits the Game's PvP Sucks

While being forthright with his community about the woeful state of Star Trek Online's player-vs-player combat, a developer at Cryptic Studios also admitted to something of a self-fulfilling prophecy: PvP in the game is so bad, no one's participating in it. Participation is so low, the studio has seriously considered… » 5/13/12 4:00pm 5/13/12 4:00pm

Star Wars: The Old Republic Factions Learn to Work Together to Exploit …

Now that BioWare has instituted fixes limiting the number of Republic and Imperial players taking part in each instance of player-versus-player planet Ilum an uneasy truce has been formed. Now both sides can take turns killing each other for credit! » 1/19/12 7:30pm 1/19/12 7:30pm

Wait, Don't Cancel Yet! Check Out What's Coming Soon for Star Wars: The…

With yesterday's patch 1.1 player-versus-player debacle stemming a flood of threatened account cancellations, BioWare has released a video showing off what the coming months have in store for Star Wars: The Old Republic, in case you choose to stick around. » 1/19/12 4:30pm 1/19/12 4:30pm

Star Wars: The Old Republic Patch 1.1 Breaks High-End PVP

Before Star Wars: The Old Republic's 1.1 patch went live early this morning, player-versus-player combat on the level 50 world of Ilum was slightly broken, with more players focusing on completing non-PVP goals than fighting. After patch 1.1 the zone has been transformed into an Imperial PVP wonderland. » 1/18/12 2:30pm 1/18/12 2:30pm

Won't World of Warcraft's First Neutral Race Cause Player Vs. Player…

With Pandaren players able to choose either Horde or Alliance in the Mists of Pandaria expansion pack, World of Warcraft's arenas and battlegrounds will soon see an outbreak of panda-on-panda violence. I asked the game's senior game producer Ray Cobo how players will tell Pandaren apart once the fur starts flying. » 10/24/11 5:30pm 10/24/11 5:30pm

Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes' Bright Wizard is One Hot Little…

Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes mixes the player-versus-player combat of Warhammer Online with the champion system of games like DOTA to create a unique free-to-play competitive online experience. Meet Felicia. She'll be your Bright Wizard today. » 8/26/11 10:00pm 8/26/11 10:00pm