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Destiny and the “Hamster Wheel Blues”

It is possible to kill yourself at The Tower, the hubworld in Bungie’s new video game, . All other types of violence are prohibited in The Tower, the game restricting the controls so the gun you’ve been blasting away with stays firmly affixed to your back, the fists you’ve used to pummel hundreds of enemies more »

Amateur video feels like the perfect MMO trailer

8 years ago, a Youtuber called Kazutosan uploaded a video aptly titled, “A Little FFXI Story,” to their channel. It is unclear whether or not they produced the video or if they simply grabbed it from another source, but it’s the only version of the tale you can currently find on the website. The video more »

Middling reviews for Destiny leave this gen still looking for ‘next big thing’

My first sign that Destiny wouldn’t blow my mind came in the beta. After six hours, I still wasn’t completely sure who I was shooting at, why we were so angry at each other or why any of it mattered. Some of the voice actors don’t sound too sure of those things either. The second more »

Prepare for Destiny, the most pre-ordered game of all time

We’ve been hearing about Destiny for what seems like a decade. Bungie’s first project since it stepped away from Halo is now in the wild, and people were a bit pumped. According to Bungie, it’s the most pre-ordered game in history. Now that’s a title that changes hands quicker than “highest paid NBA player.” But more »

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Show off your Wakfu on Steam in 2 weeks

Big news for fans of free-to-play games. A popular one is coming to Steam. Wakfu now has a set release date, which is good. The bad news is, you’ll have to wait two more weeks for the official launch. Wakfu will arrive on Steam on September 18, 2014. It’ll be a fine addition, since it’s more »

Firefall Review in Progress: Grinding it out

Firefall Price: Free with in-game purchases System(s): PC Release Date: July 29, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Red 5 Studios (Red 5 Studios) ESRB Rating: Rating Pending In part one of the Firefall review in progress, I described myself as being intrigued by Firefall’s potential. As my time in Firefall continues, I find it more difficult to carry on for a variety more »

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor has Robin Williams NPCs

When Blizzard said the developer would be honoring Robin Williams, a known World of Warcraft player in the game, they meant it. Not even a week after that pledge, the developer is coming through. Already, files have been found in the World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor expansion that hint at the in-game tribute. WOWHead more »

Destiny gameplay trailer shows off Venus

Bungie has released a trailer showing off one of Destiny’s explorable planets: Venus. Last month, beta players had a chance to explore only two of Destiny’s playable planets–Earth and for a brief window, the Moon. Players were able to get a taste of the other planets, Venus and Mars, in the Crucible (multiplayer) portion of more »

Publishers, stop using Free-to-play as a crutch

Free-to-play games are a dime a dozen. The majority of these games come from three different genres, FPS, MOBA and MMO. A well done freemium game works for everyone involved. Publishers will see a steady income from new purchases, while players stick around for the long haul having a blast. However, publishers are now using more »

Destiny Beta characters won’t carry over, time to move on

Bungie confirmed on its weekly blog update that Destiny Beta characters will not transfer over to the final release. It should come as no surprise, though there seemed to be quite a bit of buzz online from beta participants hoping or expecting to jump back into their Guardian’s boots at the game’s launch. Tyson Green, more »

Firefall Review In Progress: Rough around the edges

Firefall Price: Free with in-game purchases System(s): PC Release Date: July 29, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Red 5 Studios (Red 5 Studios) ESRB Rating: Rating Pending Firefall, a free-to-play massively multiplayer online shooter, finally gets an official launch almost four years after being announced at PAX Prime 2010. A lot has changed in its development since more »

Marvel Heroes presents Cosmic Chaos event

Gazillion’s superheroic MMO Marvel Heroes is going interstellar with the Cosmic Chaos Week. It’s seven days of double boss loot drops, double prestige earned and yes, Cosmic Doops. That little green -  um, thing drops at least one cosmic item when fighting players. There are discounts on the following cosmic-themed heroes: Silver Surfer, Rocket Raccoon, more »