This past weekend, Runefest 2017 hosted the finals of a RuneScape tournament with a whopping $20,000 cash prize for the winner, plus an additional $10,000 to be donated to a charity of the player’s choice. Five days later, and after accusations of cheating and foul play, the winner still hasn’t been determined.
How do you practice consent in an online role-playing game? Game designer Raph Koster published a fascinating blog post yesterday about how players in MMOs now have tons of agency over their characters’ actions (“/bite”), but others can’t control what is done to them (have you ever seen “/accept”?).
Have you ever wanted to be a chef or a warrior, but couldn’t decide which one? In Tree of Life, you can be both!
Funcom’s supernatural conspiracy MMO recently got a reboot, and now it’s getting its own television show. Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil and G4C Innovation have teamed up to produce a live-action TV series based on The Secret World. Or Secret World Legends. Whichever.
Secret World Legends launches today, a free-to-play reimagining of Funcom’s 2012 Lovecraftian MMO The Secret World. Secret World Legends streamlines a lot of the game’s core systems to make it more action-oriented and player-friendly. These changes let the story, always the game’s best feature, take center stage.
Primal battles in Final Fantasy XIV are massive spectacles that pit a group of players against powerful creatures that usually show up in the series as summons. Stormblood’s first primal, Susano, gets more massive than most, but a well-coordinated group can take him down pretty easy.
Despite a unique setting, inventive quests and genuinely creepy vibe, Funcom’s supernatural MMO The Secret World doesn’t get a lot of play, so they’re taking all of the content from that game and putting it into a free-to-play online action RPG called Secret World Legends.
Remember Tera, the massively multiplayer online role-playing game with the really cool combat system that came out on PC back in 2012? The free-to-play game is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year.
At Furcadia’s September town meeting, a hundred humanoid animals lounged on purple pillows in a lush, 32-bit meadow. Emerald Flame, Executive Producer of the oldest social MMORPG, was explaining Furcadia’s largest update since its 1996 founding to the motley pile of furry avatars, known in-game as “furres.” It was…
After nearly 12 years in operation, Disney’s kid-friendly MMO Club Penguin is closing, but not before players get a chance to realize one of the game’s longest-running memes. The iceberg has tipped.
Seventeen-year-old MMORPG Asheron’s Call shut down for good today at 12 p.m. Eastern. Beloved characters gathered one final time, and then disappeared.
Knights of the Eternal Throne, a new story heavy expansion for BioWare’s Star Wars MMO will release on December 2. It will continue the story set in the previous expansion, Knight of the Fallen Empire. The announcement featured one kickass trailer.
Before the recent wave of excitement around new virtual reality technology convinced everyone that the future was inside of a headset, people longing to escape the constraints of their everyday lives invested their hopes and dreams in ugly looking worlds housed on distant computer servers. Massively multiplayer online…
What are dungeon runs for? In Final Fantasy XIV, you mostly run dungeons because you have to. Fittingly, in FFXIV, they’re called “Duties.”
Korean MMO Black Desert Online—yes, the pretty one—recently made a change to the game’s economy. To say players are pissed would be to sell it a little short.
I didn’t expect to get so into StarBreak. It’s a free-to-play sidescrolling MMO—think Contra, but with, like, 30 other people swarming around you—where every death counts. If you die, loot and stats go out the window. Despite that, it’s weirdly relaxing to play.
Space combat/trading MMO EVE Online has a new expansion called Citadel. Even as someone who doesn’t play the game, I am very impressed by the scale of what’s going on here.