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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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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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Family Guy Online character creator open today

By Steve Watts, Jul 20, 2011 12:45pm PDT

Fox shares more details on the Family Guy Online MMO, and opens up the character creator for users to test out.


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Age of Conan now free-to-play, 'Unchained'

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 01, 2011 6:45am PDT

Funcom's barbaric MMORPG is now free to download and play, letting you venture into the violent Hyborian Age without paying a penny.


"let me guess, its free, but it will be micro transactions out the ass unless you want everything ..."

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SOE 'Station Access' relaunched cheaper as 'All Access'

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 29, 2011 7:15am PDT

SOE's 'Station Access' subscription granting membership to multiple MMOs is relaunching as 'All Access,' with $10 knocked off the monthly price.


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Report: Chinese prisoners 'forced' to farm gold

By Alice O'Connor, May 26, 2011 6:00am PDT

Inmates at a China prison were "forced" to farm gold in MMOs, a British newspaper has reported. The dark side of gold farming is hardly a secret, but it's surprising to hear it practised in such a way.


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DC Universe Online servers being merged

By Xav de Matos, May 02, 2011 5:30pm PDT

Sony Online Entertainment has revealed that it will merge servers for its super-powered MMO, DC Universe Online. A single server will remain for PC users in the U.S. and one for PS3 players. Europe will also see a merge.


"I don't know personally, but I believe it should seeing as the City of Heroes' location is ..."

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The Mummy Movies Inspire Free-to-Play MMO

By Chris Faylor, Jun 04, 2010 11:30am PDT

After announcing a free-to-play web-based Battlestar Galactica MMO earlier this year, Universal Partnerships & Licensing and Bigpoint have...


"All they'd have to do is clone Diablo 2's Act 2 and they'd be golden."

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Marvel Super Hero Squad Online Unveiled

By Chris Faylor, May 13, 2010 2:30pm PDT

Having signed a ten-year MMO licensing agreement with comic book maker Marvel back in March 2009, publisher Gazillion has now unveiled some details...


"I would pay money just to see that midget in the Wolverine costume start slashing people to shreds."

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Final Fantasy 14 Video Shows "Life in Eorzea"

By Brian Leahy, Mar 31, 2010 12:20pm PDT

Okay, so it's entirely in Japanese and I don't understand anything that's going on in this video, but it's over two minutes of in-game footage from Square Enix's upcoming MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV. Fi


"Looks like FFXI...I think I'll wait for SWTOR before I betray my oath to never play a MMORPG ..."

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Need for Speed MMO Launching Summer 2010, Closed English Beta Now Underway

By Chris Faylor, Mar 16, 2010 7:46am PDT

Black Box's free-to-play massively multiplayer racer Need for Speed Online (PC) is no


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