MMO Tag

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 24 Feb 2015

All games go through a range of testing. However, with games growing exponentially, in-house teams simply can't get through everything and test all the features during the Alpha and Beta stages. As a result, the premium testing experience is offered to players who can't wait to get their hands on the game. It looks like Ubisoft's next multiplayer-dependent game will use this model, too.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 20 Feb 2015

I stopped playing Destiny a long time ago, but I’ve kept my eye on what Bungie has been doing with their ever growing MMO shooter over the past few months. It’s becoming apparent that really high level players are hitting the wall, forcing them to seek out ridiculous challenges and strikes just to stay entertained. That’s included some really entertaining solo Strike runs, which technically shouldn’t be possible within the game’s rules. And now Bungie is making it completely impossible.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 19 Feb 2015

World of Tanks is a, surprisingly, really popular, well designed free to play multiplayer title. It blossomed on PC, shortly after which it made it’s free debut on the Xbox 360. Anyone with an Xbox Live Gold account could get in on the tank rolling fun, and soon you’ll be able to do the exact same on the Xbox One.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 06 Feb 2015

Late into last year a massive leak spilled all the beans about Destiny’s projected potential, and how Bungie were planning to add even more content beyond the upcoming House of Wolves Expansion. The most interesting leak was that of Comet: Plague of Darkness, which was billed as a massive content add-on – almost as big as Destiny itself. And now Activision has gone ahead and confirmed it all.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 27 Jan 2015

World of Warcraft is a testament to good game design. An MMO that has players addicted, and one that has managed to stand tall over all competitors throughout its decade long existence. Blizzard has so carefully designed every element of the game to make it act like digital cocaine. So what's the next big feature I hear you asking? Well, selfies of course.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 27 Jan 2015

When I think about online shooters, my mind never wanders beyond a lobby with a maximum of 16 or so players. That's because I don;t really play shooters MMOs, but I do know that Planetside 2 is one of the more popular ones. So popular in fact, that the community decided to break a world record this weekend - which tested how big an online fight can really get.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 26 Jan 2015

When heart of Thorns appeared on the internet last week, Guild Wars 2 developers ArenaNet simply told fans to wait until PAX for an official announcement. That panel has come and gone, and Heart of Thorns has been properly revealed as the first expansion to one of the best MMOs around. And it's bringing with it some genre defining changes.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 14 Jan 2015

Guild Wars 2 still stands as one of the most impressive MMOs I‘ve ever played, even though I couldn’t commit enough time to it to properly follow the regular season updates. The game is constantly updated with new content and lore to keep players coming back, all of which culminated in a Season 2 finale yesterday. A finale which strongly suggests an expansion is en route.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 13 Jan 2015

I stopped playing Destiny a long time ago, but I know thousands of others haven’t. The game’s most recent expansion, The Dark Below, was a bit of a disappointment to most, but Bungie has a few chances to makes things right (and better) with their projected expansion roadmap this year. Too bad they’re not getting better at plugging up leaks.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 09 Jan 2015

I wasn't overly impressed with The Elder Scrolls Online when I got my hands on it last year. It was a decent game, but nothing to blow me away or get me hooked and willing to pay money every month for it. Now there are hints that the inevitable might be happening - the game could be going free-to-play.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 06 Jan 2015

If I could only play one JRPG franchise for the rest of time, it would probably be Final Fantasy. I've been playing these games since the very first one and I am beyond excited for FF XV. However, Square Enix is looking to hire someone and the position is getting me a bit worried.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 18 Nov 2014

We’re in age where gaming doesn’t have to have a point. Sometimes, games can be immature, pointless and offer no tangible reward or satisfaction to a player. We call such digital rides YouTube games in the office, as the more ridiculous and trivial a game is, the likelier it is that the YouTube crowd will spend a few dollars on it in order to upload a Let’s Play so that they can grab some hits. Goat Simulator is one such game which epitomises this attitude. And now it’s going into MMO territory.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 14 Nov 2014

Warlords of Draenor has launched. In fact, we might have a fun giveaway for you as a result, so keep an eye out in the coming days. However, the launch hasn't been easy for Blizzard as people tried to attack them when they were most vulnerable.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 12 Nov 2014

I haven't played Destiny in weeks, and I don't plan on returning soon. I do know that millions of other people are still playing though and loving every social second, and I'm glad not everyone found it to be a waste of hard money. So if you're one of those people, here's a heads up on some server downtime.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 03 Nov 2014

Ten years ago I was enjoying my wild youth as a university student while Geoff continued to troll IRC chats. World of Warcraft launched and became the defining MMO for a generation. Despite waning numbers over the past few years, it is making a comeback. WoW isn't going to disappear anytime soon.