Dragon’s Dogma Online is coming to Japan this year

Capcom is adapting the Dragon’s Dogma IP into a free-to-play MMO, the company announced in a recent issue of Japanese game magazine Famitsu. Thanks to Gematsu and Siliconera’s translation work, we know a bit more about the game than just its genre.  Dragon’s Dogma Online will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC, but only in Japan. Indeed, more »

Here’s Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns

Guild Wars 2 first released in 2012, and now, almost two and half years later, it is finally getting its first expansion. Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns takes place in Maguuma, and adds a lot of new aspects to the game. Not only are there new places to explore, like brand new open world more »

Free The Elder Scrolls Online as subscriptions disappear

If you dreamed of enjoying a gorgeous and engaging MMORPG on your console, or even computer, without having to worry about paying more every month to keep going, then prepare to rejoice. Bethesda has answered your wish. Free The Elder Scrolls Online is on the way! Not entirely free, of course. PC owners will still more »


FFXIV Free Trial Adventures: Loneliness sets in

I’ve been playing FFXIV: A Realm Reborn‘s free trial for over a week. I’ve reached level 11, and done quite a few of the storyline quests. I was having fun, for a while. I thought I could play this game alone. Except now, I’ve reached that point. You know the one. Where you look at more »


FFXIV Free Trial Adventures: You Can Go Solo

I grew up accepting RPGs as a single player experience. Team that with the notion that when I pay for a game, I should never have to pay more, and you get the essential, anti-MMO person. However, I decided to go ahead and give Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn a try. One of my more »


Eternal downloads sour the FFXIV free trial experience

One of my favorite people wants me to play Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn with him. He’s been presenting his case for months, attempting to sell the game on me. Now that all PS3 and PS4 owners can experience a 14 day, free trial, I decided it was finally time to give FFXIV a more »


Kingdom Under Fire II art is everything wrong with female game representation

I want to state, for the record, that Kingdom Under Fire II looks cool as shit. It’s got a Dynasty Warrior type feel, and apparently merges RTS gameplay in there, as well. That sounds awesome, and I’m sure it’ll be a great game. But why, oh why, does the promotional artwork have to look like more »

Making Gaming Memories in 2014: In love again with multiplayer games

There’s one thing that stands out to me the most about video games in 2014. I fell in love with multiplayer games again. The number of video games I wanted to play this year far outnumbers the amount I actually did get to play. I didn’t get to sink time into Bravely Default, Dragon Age: more »

China’s Borderlands Online probably isn’t the Borderlands MMO we think it is

China’s  Shanda Interactive has revealed Borderlands Online, a PC and mobile MMO, to introduce the Borderlands franchise to China. Borderlands Online is being developed in cooperation with Gearbox and 2K Games, and is set to enter the beta phase in 2015. The game will be free to play, and will launch with four playable classes: Mercenary, more »

New League of Legends patch redefines meta

Riot has released the patch notes for the 4.20 version of their exceedingly popular moba, League of Legends. The lengthy document lays out their plans for the 2015 pre-season, and includes a joke or two alluding to the fact that the patch number is one that has significant meaning within pot culture. It’s kind of more »

Destiny The Dark Below has something for everybody

People have mixed feelings on expansions, especially when they come out so soon after the release of a game. Many wonder if it was content cut from the official release, some want to know if there’ll be something they actually want in it, while others are only concerned with how long before it arrives. In more »

Metallica will shred Blizzcon 2014

Well, this is something of a surprise. Former metal gods and current metal punching bags Metallica are headlining BlizzCon 2014, of all places. Guess that subscriber revenue is still flowing in! Of course, it helps substantially that Blizzard is mitigating the cost of the event by selling “Virtual Tickets,” essentially charging you $40 for a more »