Guild Wars 2 Pays a Lasting Tribute to an Old Warrior

In whatever he chose to play, Roger Rall was a keystone member of his guild, the consummate teammate. As much as reveled in PvP in Warhammer Online, Dark Age of Camelot or Rift, his voice was unmistakably calm, clear and authoritative above the din of the battle. He went by "Oldroar," and, at 65, he was unquestionably a… » 7/21/12 4:30pm 7/21/12 4:30pm

Rift's Storm Legion Expansion Adds a Ridiculous Amount of Sexy New Stuff

Trion Worlds takes its massively-multiplayer online role-playing game expansions seriously. Tripling the size of the game's landmass, adding 10 new levels and four new classes, guild and player-housing; if Storm Legion's massive influx of new content doesn't satisfy you, you probably shouldn't be playing Rift. » 6/01/12 11:30am 6/01/12 11:30am

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

Rift Lite Has the Great Taste of 20 Levels With None of the Cost

Have you ever wished you could play the first 20 levels of Trion World's massively multiplayer online role-playing game Rift with no time limit at no cost to yourself whatsoever? Damn, that's a very specific wish. Also, you're in luck, as Trion launches Rift Lite, which is exactly what you wanted. » 2/01/12 8:30am 2/01/12 8:30am

Breaking a World Record Seems Like a Fine Reason to Get a Virtual…

Marriage, ladies and gentlemen. Marriage is a game mechanic, or at least it will be early next month when update 1.7 goes live for Trion Worlds' MMO Rift. They'll be celebrating the new feature on February 14 by attempting to establish the World Record for most in-game marriages in a 24-hour period. Where's that… » 1/25/12 12:30pm 1/25/12 12:30pm

Game Developers' Choice Online Awards Honor Rift, Minecraft, and

Tonight at the second annual Game Developers' Choice Online Awards in Austin, the GDC honored the best in online gaming. Three Rings Design's won Best Online Game Design with their charming MMO Spiral Knights. KingsIsle Entertainment's Wizard 101 won the Audience Award, and Minecraft won both of the categories in which … » 10/12/11 8:30pm 10/12/11 8:30pm

They Want to Make Sequels a Thing of the Past

Imagine the lovechild that would emerge from the coupling of, say, Epic's Gears of War and Zynga's Adventure World. You'd get all the gritty action and polished mechanics of a AAA game buoyed by a constant stream of updates and content. Daddy's eyes and mommy's brains, so to speak. And sequels? With a back-end where… » 10/06/11 9:00am 10/06/11 9:00am