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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...

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"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...

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

- king_darius see all 26 comments

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...

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

- razoric see all 4 comments

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,...

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

- Sturm08 see all 8 comments

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...

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

- dayvsea see all 44 comments

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,...

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

- ch4ot1c0n3 see all 146 comments

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

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

- SirXena see all 42 comments

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...

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

- Pulveri see all 115 comments

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:...

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

- The_Turbinator see all 98 comments

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...

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

- TheMongbat see all 29 comments

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...

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

- pleasedpig see all 59 comments

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

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

- silverback1138 see all 41 comments

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...

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

- SirXena see all 35 comments

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...

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

- Eindrachen see all 94 comments

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...

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

- yuried see all 28 comments