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Star Wars: The Old Republic 'not a top 5 game' for Electronic Arts

By John Keefer, May 07, 2012 3:45pm PDT

Star Wars the Old Republic has lost more than 400,000 subscribers, and while EA maintains the game's 1.3 million subscriber base is within it expectations, the company said it is not considered in it's top five franchises.

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"I think it has reached a tipping point, MMOs can be a great genre, but we haven't had a whole ..."

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Rumor: 100 v.100 PVP, 120 hours to level cap in The Elder Scrolls Online

By John Keefer, May 04, 2012 8:45am PDT

More unconfirmed details are coming to light about Bethesda's recently announced MMO, The Elder Scrolls Online, including 100 vs. 100 PVP combat and the need for 120 hours of play time to level cap your character.

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"Lost me at 3rd person. Also, The Elder Scrolls games are enjoyable because of the sandbox ..."

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The Elder Scrolls Online trailer released

By Alice O'Connor, May 04, 2012 7:15am PDT

Hot on the heels of The Elder Scrolls Online's announcement yesterday comes the first official trailer. It's all cinematic, with nary a glimpse of gameplay, but perhaps that old epic fantasy vibe is enough to get you jazzed.

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Cryptic reveals accounts breach to users

By John Keefer, Apr 25, 2012 6:15pm PDT

Cryptic Studios alerted users today of a security breach from 2010 where a hacker got into account and password information.

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"Yes, I have my own domains and use unique mail aliases for every new registration. If one starts ..."

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First wizards, now pirates! Ahoy, matey

By John Keefer, Apr 25, 2012 5:30pm PDT

The creator of Wizard101 looks to expand on the company's success with a new entry, Pirate101.

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Old Republic Legacy 1.2 update hits tomorrow

By John Keefer, Apr 11, 2012 8:15am PDT

A new content update is coming tomorrow for Star Wars: The Old Republic that will, among other things, allow players to "relate" all their alts in a family tree system.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic gives players 25 friend invites

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 04, 2012 6:45am PDT

Electronic Arts is awfully keen for you to try Star Wars: The Old Republic. After holding several free trial weekends, BioWare's midichlorian-powered MMORPG has now doled out heaps more friend trial invites, giving every player a total of 25 to share.

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Pandaria to change Raid Finder looting rules

By John Keefer, Mar 28, 2012 7:00am PDT

Blizzard's Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street talks about the new looting rules in Mists of Pandaria and why they were changed.

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"Well, it's like with Diablo 3, I'm sure they're going to have great small group mechanics that ..."

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C&C Tiberium Alliance in open beta

By John Keefer, Mar 15, 2012 7:45am PDT

Battling over tiberium has always been fun, but the stakes are raised now that the Command & Conquer series has gone browser-based MMO. And now you can help test the game before it goes live.

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"Nobody ever really considered Generals a C&C gme though. Generals was brilliant but it really ..."

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Marvel Universe MMO renamed to 'Marvel Heroes'

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 19, 2011 4:45pm PST

The upcoming Marvel MMO from Gazillion Entertainment, formerly known as Marvel Universe, has a new name. The official title is now "Marvel Heroes."

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DC Universe Online gets free holiday season-themed update

By Xav de Matos, Dec 13, 2011 6:30pm PST

DC Universe Online has received one final update before the holiday season, available to all players regardless of their account type on PC and PS3.

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"If I didn't have to wait like a whole day to download it (ultra slow download), and then an ..."

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Star Wars: The Old Republic pre-loading now; early access begins Dec. 13

By Xav de Matos, Dec 07, 2011 4:25pm PST

Registered pre-order customers of Star Wars: The Old Republic now have the ability to pre-load the game in preparation for the Early Game Access event beginning December 13.

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"Only took me 1hrs 45min to download the 18.4 GB. I was getting about 4.9 down speeds. Now I hope ..."

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Transformers Universe MMO: first-look

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 12, 2011 6:15pm PDT

Shacknews received an early look at the upcoming Transformers Universe MMO, before its forthcoming New York Comic Con presentation. These exclusive screens show off the "graphical style and direction" of the upcoming MMO.

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"I like the art style. The look of the 'robot' is decent, BUT facially, I think it looks more ..."

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DC Universe Online going free-to-play

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 19, 2011 8:15am PDT

DC Universe Online is the latest MMO to join the free to play craze. Beginning in "late October," Sony Online Entertainment's online action game will be free to download on both PC and PS3.

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"Yes that was made clear by the DEVs anyone who bought the game and created an account before it ..."

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NASA 'Astronaut' MMO aiming for iOS, PC beta

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 23, 2011 5:30pm PDT

Titled "Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond," the official NASA MMO is set in the year 2035, and takes players to Mars, the asteroid belt, and the outer planets. The beta is planned for iOS and PC release in December 2012.

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