Popular MMORPG Rift is having a huge promotion in celebration of it’s upcoming sixth month of being publicly available. From August 25 to 31, they will be offering all sorts of rewards like ramped-up XP and Prestige gain for subscribers, and letting former players and newcomers play for free (with no level restriction)! They are . . . → Read More: Free Rift 1.4 game promotion coming soon!
In 1981, the first dedicated video game magazines were launched. In 2009, they continue a pattern of decline that has characterized the last several years of their history. Generally this is attributed to the emergence of the Internet and its overwhelming capacity to provide information rapidly, efficiently and democratically to a technologically savvy audience. The . . . → Read More: Exclusive! – Games Journalism and the Race Against Quality
Earlier today Gamasutra conducted an interview with SOE president John Smedley in which they discussed EverQuest, the upcoming free-to-play FreeRealms, and an MMO on the PS3. Smedley mentions that Everquest is the pillar of their company and is still very profitable for them.
The . . . → Read More: MMO Weekly: January 30
This week has been a busy one for the MMO genre. World of Warcraft saw patch 3.0.8 release and it caused problems. What kind of problems you ask? Well, they basically shut down Lake Wintergrasp (a pvp-centric zone) and the Arenas were disabled for a short while. Mythic Entertainment, the creators of Warhammer Online, made . . . → Read More: MMO Weekly: January 23
What happened to "The MMO Report" you say? Well, turns out the name had already been in use for a while. Seeing how I’m the new kid on the block, I decided to change it. I must be the nicest guy in gaming, right? Anyway, welcome to the very first MMO Weekly. It is still . . . → Read More: MMO Weekly: January 16
Welcome to the very first MMO Report. This week on the report we talk about Age of Conan and EverQuest server mergers, soloing in Lord of the Rings Online to level 20, server lag fixes for World of Warcraft zones, and the announcement of a new Eve Online expansion.
Age Of Conan
This week was . . . → Read More: The MMO Report: January 9