MMO News


City of Heroes Getting 'Ultra Mode' Graphics in April

By Chris Faylor, Feb 10, 2010 12:40pm PST

A visual update to NCsoft's 2004 PC MMO City of Heroes will be available when the game's "Issue 17 - Dark Mirror" update arrives in April, the...


"I'd have to remember what server that is. The majority of my alts are on Triumph right now. I ..."

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LEGO Universe Beta Signups Open

By Chris Faylor, Feb 09, 2010 7:50am PST

Developer NetDevil has opened beta registration for LEGO Universe (PC), providing the opportunity to help test the block-buster MMO before it...


"Thanks for signing up for our beta testing. Your registration has been successfully saved. If ..."

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Red 5 Confirms Layoffs, Reorganization

By Chris Faylor, Jan 27, 2010 2:50pm PST

Founded by World of Warcraft veterans in 2005, long-silent MMO developer Red 5 Studios today confirmed that it has been forced to lay off some of...


"this is why i always laugh at "former blizzard developers" or "warcraft veterans"... without ..."

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Monster Hunter MMO Coming to Xbox 360

By Chris Faylor, Jan 26, 2010 1:00pm PST

Capcom's massively multiplayer take on its popular Monster Hunter franchise is coming to Xbox 360 in the form of Monster Hunter Frontier Online,...


"Well, MS needs a hit in the Japanese market. And monster hunter is HUGE in Japan. Not so much ..."

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Elder Scrolls MMO Rumors Keep Swirling as Bethesda Seeks to Redact 'Secret Information'

By Chris Faylor, Jan 20, 2010 10:30am PST

As the Fallout MMO courtroom drama between Interplay and Bethesda continues to unfold, a recent filing has reignited the long-running rumors that...


" Yah I also think a Oblivion MMO is pure D wrong.. I know the modern gaming world likes to go ..."

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Rumors: Call of Duty Maker Infinity Ward Doing MMO, Other Studio Handling Modern Warfare 3

By Chris Faylor, Jan 08, 2010 5:20pm PST

While it's only been about two months since Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 hit store shelves and shattered countless sales records,...


"WoW? Seriously? Have you played both games? Cause I have. And I'll take EQ2's "uninspired" ..."

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16th EverQuest Expansion Launches at $40

By Chris Faylor, Dec 15, 2009 4:09pm PST

After more than a decade in operation, the online realm of EverQuest is still kicking, with Sony Online Entert


"To the idiot that says "why would anyone buy a game with that many expansions"..um all ..."

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World of Warcraft Vet Unveils Console Zombie MMO as 'World Doesn't Need More Dragons'

By Chris Faylor, Nov 23, 2009 10:20am PST

Developer Undead Labs today revealed itself to the world, announcing its intent to "create the definitive massively multiplayer online zombie game...


"Yeah but the game mechanics, pacing or atmosphere aren't zombie at all."

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta Signups Open

By Chris Faylor, Sep 29, 2009 8:38am PDT

Developer BioWare and partner LucasArts today opened beta signups for their anticipated massively multiplayer online role-playing game Star Wars:...


"That only took forever, but I finally was able to register, and then I went to the system scan, ..."

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Diablo Creator Leading Marvel Universe MMO

By Chris Faylor, Jul 21, 2009 8:19am PDT

Publisher Gazillion today announced that David Brevik, best known for helping create Blizzard's popular Diablo series, will lead development of its...


"WoW was a monster from day one based mostly on Blizzard's rep. Warcraft helped build that rep, ..."

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World of Warcraft Adding Faction Change Option

By Chris Faylor, Jun 29, 2009 2:43pm PDT

Blizzard is preparing "a new service" that will allow World of Warcraft players to change their character's faction from Alliance to Horde or vice...


"Then they're stupid for going through 50 levels on the wrong team... It seems pretty simple: If ..."

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Sony Launches Free MMO Free Realms

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 29, 2009 10:07am PDT

Sony Online has now launched Free Realms on PC, a free-to-play MMO bristling with surprisingly fun minigames, aimed at teenagers--oldies are still welcome, of course. Free Realms's minigames are divided by pr


"LOL, my thoughts exactly. First thing that came to my mind would be all the deviants logging in."

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World of Warcraft Quests: By The (Insane) Numbers

By Nick Breckon and Chris Faylor, Mar 26, 2009 5:26pm PDT

digg_url = 'http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/57891'; digg_title = 'this text can not have a quotemark'; It wasn't all mistakes and regrets...


"I must point out the irony that most of these posts and the article itself proves about ..."

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Lead Blizzard Dev Outlines 9 WoW Quest Problems, Admits to Designing Stranglethorn Quest

By Nick Breckon and Chris Faylor, Mar 26, 2009 4:42pm PDT

With a scant 40 minutes to address the gathered masses, former World of Warcraft director Jeffery Kaplan had a lot to cover in his "The Cruise...


"Kaplan's always had a dysfunctional view of MMOs in general and WOW specifically. He wants to ..."

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Blizzard Details Secret World of Warcraft 'Progressive Percentage' Item Drop Mechanic

By Nick Breckon, Mar 26, 2009 4:06pm PDT

Former World of Warcraft lead designer and current next-gen Blizzard MMO director Jeffrey Kaplan today detailed a behind-the-scenes system of drop...


"Maybe you like doing the same thing over and over and over again, but if I'm eg. making an alt ..."

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