PC / RPG / Release: Sep 21, 2009 / ESRB: T

Aion going free-to-play this Spring alongside 3.0 update

By Steve Watts, Feb 21, 2012 3:30pm PST

Aion is switching to a free-to-play model this spring. The switch will come alongside version 3.0 of the game, promising a level cap raise, housing, mounts, and new areas and instances.


Aion going free-to-play in Europe only

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 14, 2011 6:00am PST

AionWhile struggling MMORPGs used to simply shut down when subscriber numbers dropped, the rise of the free-to-play model has seen many hold on to eek out a living. Add Aion to that list, as NCSoft announced today it'll switch in February 2012--but only i


'Aion Exchange' App Released, Grants Mobile Access to In-Game Economy

By Jeff Mattas, Oct 19, 2010 4:00pm PDT

Publisher NCSoft has released a new app for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) for its MMO, Aion. The application, called 'Aion Exchange' gives...


"Does not support retina display. Nice app otherwise, though."

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League of Legends Scores Big in Inaugural Game Developers Choice Online Awards

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 08, 2010 7:23am PDT

Riot Games' League of Legends was the star of the first Games Developers Choice Online Awards last night, coming away with five of the nine awards,...


"LOL and EVE, two of my favorite games of the past year. Great job guys!"

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Daily Filter: September 7, 2010

By Xav de Matos, Sep 07, 2010 6:00pm PDT

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games


"I'm trying to get hyped for Tron Evolution; I'm really trying to.. But the more they show about ..."

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Launch Trailers for Free Aion 'Assault on Balauera' Update Arrive

By Jeff Mattas, Sep 07, 2010 3:00pm PDT

'Assault on Balauera,' a hefty free expansion for NCSoft's MMO Aion has launched, alongside a couple of nifty trailers showing off (and explaining) some of the new features and content. The


"It's not free. The expansion is forty bucks. The patch is free, but like any retail expansion, ..."

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Daily Filter: September 1, 2010

By Xav de Matos, Sep 01, 2010 6:00pm PDT

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcom


Aion Trailer Teases Future Updates

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 25, 2009 6:20am PST

NCSoft has released a new Aion trailer titled 'Vision' showing many features not currently in the PC MMORPG, with only a florid cryptic description for explanation. "As the Daevas dream, they see Atreia's future," the description reads. "The fut


"This trailer was almost 10 minutes... that's more than 1/3rd of the time for most half hour ..."

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PC Sales: Aion, Left 4 Dead 2 Top the Charts

By Nick Breckon, Oct 20, 2009 2:40pm PDT

NCsoft's fantasy MMO Aion was the biggest PC seller at retail in September, according to NPD's new data for the month. EA Maxis' The Sims 3 and...


"Counter Strike Source is still up there? Are there still people who don't own it?"

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Aion Devs Promise Significant Yearly Updates

By Nick Breckon, Sep 21, 2009 5:00pm PDT

On the eve of Aion's North American launch, NCsoft is promising that early adopters of the fantasy MMO will not be disappointed by its future...


"I played a ranger in beta: was like 8 hours of : 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 ..."

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Sega Rally Revo Demo, Retail Patch

By Maarten Goldstein, Sep 28, 2007 2:33pm PDT

Sega has released a demo for the PC version of Sega Rally Revo, which includes one track and one car, the Volkswagen Golf GTI. If you're in Europe...


" the controls were super loose and sloppy on the 360 version. looked good though"

- vassili_zaitsev see all 15 comments

Sega Rally Revo Media

By Maarten Goldstein, Aug 13, 2007 6:16pm PDT

Sega today released new screenshots and a trailer for Sega Rally Revo, Sega Racing Studio's racing game sequel due out on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox...


"These games have never been known for their good handling :/ still could be fun."

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Sega Rally Revo Screenshots

By Maarten Goldstein, Jun 21, 2007 8:18am PDT

Sega has issued a new set of Sega Rally Revo screenshots, showing the Alpine and Tropical race locations. There are six screenshots from the Xbox...


"can we have a section per game that does an apples to apples test between different console ..."

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Sega Rally Revo Previews

By Maarten Goldstein, Jun 21, 2007 7:34am PDT

GameSpot, Eurogamer and IGN all have Sega Rally Revo previews, taking the racing game sequel for a test drive.