Martial arts MMO Blade & Soul is coming to to the West this winter

That’s one more regional barrier for the scrap heap. Developer NCSOFT announced it will be bringing martial arts MMORPG Blade & Soul to North America and Europe this winter. The free-to-play MMO will be playable in French, German and English, but its Western counterpart is currently early in development. Community Director Omeed Dariani told Polygon that the new version’s current state is more »

World of Warcraft is hosting a selfie contest

I don’t know how all of you feel, dear readers, but when Blizzard announced the addition of their S.E.L.F.I.E. camera to World of Warcraft back in January 2015, I thought it was ridiculously corny. The item, which is awarded from a level 100 Garrison mission, allows players to literally take selfies of their characters while more »

Final Fantasy XI free through May 25, 2015 when you reactivate an old character

Square Enix will treat retired Final Fantasy XI veterans to free game time if they reactive their old accounts before May 25, 2015. The “Return Home to Vana’diel Campaign” applies to characters that were deleted manually by their owner or automatically due to inactivity. The Ultimate Collection Seekers edition of the game will also be free to eligible more »

Tree of Savior, the Ragnarok Online successor, got the Steam Greenlight

Back when Korean MMORPGs were really starting to take off, one title in particular stood out. It was Kim Hakkyu and Gravity’s Ragnarok Online. Years have passed and the shine has faded, but it seems Hakkyu may attempt the same success with his newest title, Tree of Savior. At least, the fact that said game more »

Fat Chocobo Soars in the Final Fantasy XIV Expansion, Heavensward

All across Eorzea, adventurers rush hither and tither atop a wide aray of mounts. Muscled horses ablaze with the flames of Ifrit, Magitek suits of armor, and fierce, winged Ahrimen carry their owners with relative ease. But some adventurers prefer to travel in style. Such adventurers summon to their sides the unsung hero of Final more »

EVE Online celebrates its 12th anniversary today

It has been 12 years of epic battles and billions of dollars in cargo lost in an MMO community that is now the stuff of legend. EVE Online launched 12 years ago today and I think we can say it has caught on. The ambitious sci-fi shooter focuses on the type of ship-to-ship battles that more »


FFXIV’s Au Ra may be the prettiest race

I gave up on Final Fantasy XIV a while ago, after realizing it wasn’t much fun doing things on your own. FFXIV certainly seemed pretty and, in retrospect, I think it could be a wonderful experience if you knew there was a group of players upon you could call upon for adventures. But, at the more »

The Elder Scrolls Online will cost you 65GB of your console’s hard drive

Installing PS4 and Xbox One titles often feels like offering a “bite” of your sandwich to a tyrannosaurus. Here to take one of the biggest bites yet is The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited which will require a whopping 65GB of hard drive space on PS4 and Xbox One. This will be split between the 50GB more »

Nightbanes Review: It’s Not Magic The Gathering

Nightbanes Price: Free To Play System(s): PC Release Date: March 30, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Headup Games (Diviad) ESRB Rating: Not Rated One of my favorite things about video games is that they let me play a variety of things without actually needing to include other people. I especially like video games that are replications of more »

Russian government screws over Crimean World of Warcraft, Diablo III players

If you’re anything like me, you pay attention to global politics. So obviously, you know about the various sanctions that the United States and the European Union imposed on Russia, Crimea, and Sevastopol. …What? What do you mean you have no idea what I’m talking about? Alright, quick run down. Russia decided to annex the Crimea more »

WoW Tokens are here today!

Have you been watching the advent of the WoW Token with baited breath? Well, wait no longer! They are officially out today! Not only that, but Blizzard has released some information on how much they will cost. They’ll finally be available for purchase at 10am PDT when maintenance ends. This is, obviously, joyous news. You more »

Final Fantasy XI shuts down on PS2 and Xbox 360 March 2016

Final Fantasy XI, the first MMO and now 13-year-old installment in Square Enix’s landmark RPG franchise, will no longer be available on PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 come March 2016. However, as Eurogamer reports, the PC version will remain live and continue to receive “minor version updates.” This comes on the heels of Square’s decision more »