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Join us Friday at 7PM ET in our Marvel Heroes subforum for a live Q&A with Gazillion's Jeff 'Doomsaw' Donais. If you've got questions for Jeff on Marvel Heroes this is an event you won't want to miss! Continue reading...
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The latest WildStar Devspeak video is focused on the Spellslinger class, also called the international magic space cowboy. They are light armor using, dual blaster wielding ranged fighters that are very mobile and hard to catch. Find out more by watching the video. Continue reading...
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Albion Online is going to be a game that PvPers will really enjoy with its focus on PvP and GvG. We have teamed up with the Albion Online team to bring our readers and exclusive look at how that will work. Read on before heading to the comments. Continue reading...
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After the recent release of a game play video from Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade, the anticipation of the beta has only gotten keener. In our latest column, we take a look at the reasons we're impressed and at the venerable Space Marine. Read on before heading to the comments to chat. Continue reading...
Filed under: Betas, Launches, MMO Industry, News Items, Betawatch, Miscellaneous
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Some weeks, there's so much going on with beta testing you can barely account for all of it. This week was not one of those weeks. Heck, the biggest news remotely related to betas was Funcom's dipping into LEGO MMO waters. It's not in testing, but it should provide a test to look forward to for LEGO Universe fans. However, that has given us time to scour the list of a few games with live cash shops, games that have effectively soft-launched. So we can wave farewell to Anno Online, Dragon's Prophet, Eternal Saga, The Missing Ink, and Legend of Edda: Vengeance. Ambiguously launching-but-not-launching games is all the rage these days, apparently. Despite these removals, the list past the break still promotes a variety of titles that we could not conclusively identify as...
Filed under: Betas, MMO Industry, News Items, Betawatch, Miscellaneous
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Betawatch only covers some of what could be considered in beta testing. We have rules about what is and isn't in beta, for example. But the fact that Anarchy Online is currently beta testing its new graphics engine is worth a mention just the same because that's just plain nifty. In more testing-related news, Ran Online is gearing up for a European beta after quite some time. CasinoRPG has gone into open testing after a successful Kickstarter earlier in the year. And Heva Clonia Online will be going into testing starting on September 19th, fulfilling a need for anyone addicted to the idea of cloning defeated monsters for pet battles without...
Filed under: Betas, MMO Industry, News Items, Betawatch, Miscellaneous
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If you're reading this, odds are you're going to have to wait quite a while for Black Desert. Yes, the game is finally getting ready to move into its closed beta phase, but this article is being written in English. You're likely reading this somewhere other than Korea, which means that you're not invited to that first beta and will have to wait until it gets released, then gets localized, then gets a release over here. I'm not saying it's never going to happen, but I am saying it'll probably be around 2038. Other than that, it's been a quiet week for game betas. But there are still a lot of games in testing in the list down below, so you can certainly check one of them out. And as always, if something sneaked its way into having a full cash shop and no character wipe or something similar, let us know down in the comments. Continue reading Betawatch: September 7 - September 13, 2013
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Betawatch: September 7 - September...
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It's hard to make a free-to-play Eastern-style fantasy MMO stand out amidst a sea of similar games. Heva Clonia Online is hoping to be seen as unique thanks to its pet system; it's just entered closed testing, so you can see for yourself how successful it's been at that goal. There's no barrier to entering World of Warplanes at the moment, as it's in open beta, but its official release date has been moved ahead by a month and a half. Silent Hunter Online will provide lovers of military hardware another open-testing outlet for their enjoyment, although the game struggles a bit to really justify the "online" portion of its title. Oh, and there's still a big old list of games just past the break for anyone interested in a title not mentioned here. If something in the list has sneaked in a cash shop, please let us know down in the comments. Continue reading Betawatch: September 14 - 20, 2013...
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Playing a beta means you're going to see your progress evaporate. So it can't come as much of a surprise to Hearthstone players that everything is getting wiped away with all real money spent on the game being reimbursed. Still, you can't help but feel a little twinge of regret at the hours of progress gone in a moment's notice. After being told that Black Desert was nearing its test stage, we've finally got a date of October 17th for the first Korean closed beta. And while we mostly cover games rather than expansions in here, it's worth noting that Lord of the Rings Online was giving away beta codes for the game's next expansion on Facebook. It's first-come first-served, so they might still be there, even! Oh, and there's the list past the break like always. As usual, if something has slipped in a cash shop without us noticing, please let us know so we can check it out...
Filed under: Culture, MMO Industry, Opinion, Humor, Miscellaneous, Leaderboard
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Today I'd like to highlight some of the goofiest game names in the MMO genre. I'm not out to be mean or anything, but seriously, sometimes you just have to stop and ask what were they thinking, amirite? Take Ever, Jane, for example. I get it, it's a play on both EverQuest and Jane Austen, but still. That comma is problematic because I don't want to pause and scratch my head when I'm reading a game title. Awkward! There are plenty of other examples, too, so vote for your (least) favorite after the cut.
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/>Ever wish that you could put to rest a long-standing MMO debate once and for all? Then welcome to the battle royal of Massively's Leaderboard, where two sides enter the pit o' judgment -- and only one leaves. Vote to make your opinion known, and see whether your choice tops the Leaderboard! Continue reading Leaderboard: What's the silliest game name in the MMO genre?...