There was a lot of winking and nudging when the MMO Final Fantasy XIV introduced three new poses for dozing a year ago. And behind the closed doors of virtual houses and apartments, much more went on after that.
Star Wars: The Old Republic is celebrating its five year anniversary right now and has added some major changes. BioWare’s narrative heavy online experience keeps expanding. Last year, they began a large storyline that’s continuing forward in the new Knights of the Eternal Throne expansion. I sat down with producer…
Contrary to popular belief, high schoolers grinding daily on World of Warcraft may not need to fear for their GPAs. A study released in the International Journal of Communication today found that kids who game erry’day score 15 points above the average in reading and math.
Here’s a World of Warcraft Horde wedding ceremony, in the heart of the enemy faction’s capital city, in Stormwind Cathedral.
Quel’Thalas was added in 2007, but never got the facelift that other, older zones received in 2010. And while there are no plans to revamp anything in these parts of Azeroth, YouTuber Hayven played with the idea for the duration of a short clip.
Duskwood, a World of Warcraft zone almost all Alliance players visit while leveling, got the Unreal Engine treatment by Daniel L, who’s slowly recreating all the classic Eastern Kingdoms zones.
The biggest change in World of Warcraft: Legion? No, it’s not the redesigned PvP system. There’ll be a new gold cap, increased from 999,999 gold to 9,999,999.
World of Warcraft: Legion comes out on August 30, which means we won’t see a new update in the coming months. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do in WoW. It’s the perfect time to prepare for all the gameplay changes.
A new, revamped Challenge Mode is coming to dungeons in World of Warcraft: Legion, with multiple difficulty levels and some really nasty affixes. It’s something similar to Diablo III’s Greater Rifts.
World of Warcraft’s PvP can be nothing else but dozens of players mindlessly massing each other. Especially in Ashran lately. But sometimes, as YouTuber Bajheera’s clip shows, awesome duels can happen where both sides try to do their best.
Earlier this morning, China time, the fine folks at Shanda Games dropped a bombshell. They're bringing Borderlands to China. That's right, they've announced Borderlands Online, a made for China action RPG/online shooter.
Not everyone sells epic mounts and top-tier PvP gear in Azeroth. Some NPCs just stand in the middle of busy cities, and besides getting one or two pointless items from them, their presence is absolutely pointless. Wowcrendor collected ten of the most useless ones in his latest video.
Ever heard of "Outside," a free-to-play MMORPG developed by Deity Games? No? Huh, that's weird. It's the most popular game out there, with over 7 billion active players! Hey, wait a minute...
It's no secret that female armor in games can sometimes be ridiculous and unrealistic. The Repair Her Armor Tumblr recently put together a list of thirteen types of ridiculous female armor you come to expect in MMORPGs—the commentary being less serious than it is for fun.
Roughly two million couples in the United States get married each year, give or take a hundred thousand. Every pair does it for their own reasons, from the idea of a fairy tale happily-ever-after to the decidedly more prosaic need to share health insurance costs.
YouTube artist and Guild Wars 2 fan MattVisual takes a stab at World of Warcraft in his Get a Mac parody "Guild Wars 2: Vs Other MMOs". The man has a point.
Popular fantasy franchise Game of Thrones will become a browser-based massively multiplayer online game this fall, publisher Bigpoint said today.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun has a nice interview up with Turbine producer Jeffrey Steefel, mostly centered on the Lord of the Rings Online forthcoming Mines of Moria expansion — also discussed are things like how Steefel perceives LOTRO's performance, expansion features, and issues of designing for a license. While WoW is…
The rights of 'avatars' — more to the point, the people who control them and their virtual assets — is an interesting and murky part of legal issues, EULAs, and player-company relations. Court cases have been tried over 'illegal' seizing of assets, and with the amount of time (and money) that people pour into their…
Among everything else going on at the Austin GDC, an interesting panel took place on the issue of changing business models in MMOs — Free To Play has an easy to read, to the point summation of the panel, which included Robert Ferrari of Turbine (LOTRO), Hilmar Veigar Petursson of CCP (EVE Online), Nicolay Nickelsen…