At Furcadia’s September town meeting, a hundred humanoid animals lounged on purple pillows in a lush, 32-bit meadow. Emerald Flame, Executive Producer of the oldest social MMORPG, was explaining Furcadia’s largest update since its 1996 founding to the motley pile of furry avatars, known in-game as “furres.” It was…
Wanderer Sabaku met me at the foot of his mansion’s grand double stairway on the Diabolos server of Final Fantasy XIV. He was nearly twice my size and towered in a purple floor-length coat. A crown sat on his blue-gray head. He welcomed me from behind a partition and led me down some winding stairs into the basement,…
It’s 2016 and I’m addicted to a text-based game whose fuel is foul play. Hackmud’s only setting is a terminal; its only gameplay, writing scripts. It’s a cyberpunk multi-user domain (MUD) in the ‘80s style, an MMORPG, in which you are role-playing a hacker. Hackmud’s simple pretense, as the game unravels, feels…
The ambitious MMORPG Star Wars Galaxies shut down servers in 2011 but the fan run servers of SWGEmu keeps an old version of the game alive. There are countless players still enjoying a game that officially died years ago. What brings people back to the galaxy far, far away after all this time?
Coming this October from the author of the official Game of Thrones cookbook, World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook will have you searching “where can I buy canned haggis” in Google more often than you already do.
Fans of SyFy’s Defiance were disappointed when the show was canceled late last year after three seasons of Earth-based alien conflict. But the TV show was only half of the battle. In the video game half of Defiance, season four just went live.
Over the years, Kotaku has seen its share of gaming mouses (mice?). But if buttons alone are anything to go by, this latest one from Elecom sure looks impressive. And button-y!
Since its release in August of 2012 playing the subscription-free PC MMORPG Guild Wars 2 has been a simple matter of purchasing the initial game. Starting today you don’t even have to do that.
One of my biggest gaming regrets is that I've never taken the time to really dig deep into EVE Online. This latest trailer, featuring the voices of actual players, is a monument to what everyone else is missing.
Warcraft live-action movie director Duncan Jones announced his WOW character lineup today at BlizzCon. So find out who is playing who, and which classic character you should be looking for in the film.
If you spend your days doing whatever it is you do in the pixelated world of Minecraft (mining, perhaps?), you might as well bring your obsession into the physical realm with these Minecraft accessories.
But is it a clone? There are definitely elements of Order & Chaos Online that seem ripped directly from World of Warcraft. The characters, for instance, do indeed look like low-polygon versions of the ones you'd find running about Azeroth… [Kotaku]
Hey, remember Panasonic's portable online gaming console, the Jungle? It's inching closer to retail, after an email was sent out today to US customers who'd registered interest, offering them a test-run. "We're doing something very different," Panasonic wrote. [Bloomberg]
The first trailer for DC Universe Online showcased a post-apocalyptic DCU and a peeved Superman. The latest teaser unveils the types of characters players can create and control. And yes, you can make like Wesley Willis and whup Batman's ass.
A Beijing man has opened a restaurant themed after his favorite MMORPG: World of Warcraft. After chomping down food, inspired by dishes from Azeroth, customers can log on at various terminals to play WoW.
Today's virtual worlds have their own virtual economies, whether you're coughing up enough gold to buy an epic mount in World of Warcraft or converting real money to Linden dollars so you can buy realistic genitalia for your Second Life avatar. EVE Online, a sci-fi online game of space warfare and commerce, may have…
Superhero online game City of Heroes added Cyborg "Booster Packs" this week, giving players a bunch of themed costume parts and an insane self-destruct power. We've also got info on the game's very own Hero-con 08, plus news on the highly anticipated free expansion, Issue 13: Architect.The self-destruct power features…
The uneasy peace shared by four massive galactic empires has shattered as the EVE Online MMORPG enters a new era of conflict. Corporations, mercenary groups and freelancers are joining faction militias and star systems have turned into battlegrounds with the release of Empyrean Age, the latest EVE expansion. Battles…