If ever there was an entertainment property ripe to be transformed into a Game of War-style mobile multiplayer strategy game, it’s Game of Thrones. It looks like Warner Bros. and Turbine have finally gathered enough clip art to make Game of Thrones: Conquest happen.
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.
On November 2, 1999, Microsoft and Turbine launched Asheron’s Call, a massively multiplayer online fantasy role-playing game that stood toe-to-toe with the likes of EverQuest and Ultima Online. On January 31, Asheron’s Call and its sequel are coming to an end.
Turbine, the Boston-based studio behind games like Lord of the Rings Online, laid off a significant number of people today. “Turbine is transitioning into a free-to-play, mobile development studio, and as a result we are eliminating some positions,” said parent company Warner Bros. in a statement. “The Lord of the…
It had a nice long run, but—wait, no it didn’t.
After an eternity in beta, Turbine's DC Comics-based MOBA has officially launched, complete with its own Steam page and everything. How about a celebratory stream?
That's it, DC Comics needs to revoke Turbine's license to create variant versions of iconic heroes for MOBA Infinite Crisis. I draw the line at popped-collar, sandals-with-socks "SoCal Hal" Green Lantern.
The makers of Infinite Crisis continue to expand the twisted alternate reality DC Comics playground today with a brand-new tutorial mode and two of the strangest additions to its hero roster yet — Nightmare Robin and Atomic Joker.
Thanks to Valve's big-ass DOTA 2 competition, I've got multiplayer online battle arena games on the mind this weekend, but I'm no DOTA 2 player. I'm barely an Infinite Crisis player, but at least I'm dying surrounded by DC superheroes.
Even if you've never played it, you've probably heard of Asheron's Call. A pioneering MMORPG, it's been around for over 15 years now. And while it'll still be around for a few more to come, AC's developers have announced that they're ceasing work on the game.
Quickly becoming the standard for free-to-play PC games, Founders' packs give players a chance to forego post-launch nickle-and-dime content into one massive down payment. What does $100 get you in the DC Comics take on League of Legends?
You'll get to have multiple versions of the Dark Knight fighting against each other later this year when the just announced Infinite Crisis comes to PCs. The MOBA title is being developed by Turbine. Here's what the press release says:
Asheron's Call 2 lives again! ... If you're an Asheron's Call subscriber, that is. If so, you can now play for free.
Has it really been five years since Turbine took the world's most beloved fantasy world and transformed it into a massively multiplayer online game adored by a handful of players until it went free-to-play? Well I sure hope so; otherwise this post is pretty pointless.
Dungeons & Dragons Online's Menace of the Underdark expansion launches on June 25, bringing with it the new Druid class, seen here dragging its ass across the carpet. Somebody get me a rolled-up newspaper.
The most disappointing aspect of Dungeons & Dragons Online was that the game was set in Stormreach instead of the much more popular Forgotten Realms campaign setting. Turbine rectifies that mistake with the first expansion pack for the six-year-old MMO, Menace of the Underdark.
Turbine, developers of Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons & Dragons Online, have sent out an email this evening warning users that the studio's forum accounts may have been compromised.
It's been five years since Turbine opened the port of Smuggler's Rest to adventurers heeding the call of Dungeons & Dragons Online, and to Smuggler's Rest they'll return for the new quests and special gifts of a special anniversary event.