Videos games are a relatively new medium, so most people don’t think about what happens to them post-release, years after the shine has worn off and their player base has migrated to something newer. Often, especially when it comes to online-only MMOs like City of Heroes and The Matrix Online, these games are…
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…
Active Worlds is an MMO from 1995 that nobody really plays anymore. That’s where this story begins.
I got restless after waiting three months with little to do in Star Wars: The Old Republic since the launch of the expansion, Knights of the Fallen Empire. Initially, the idea of continuing its story through monthly episodes seemed compelling. The first of those episodes, Chapter X: Anarchy In Paradise, came out this…
Look kids, it's Max Eisenhardt, one of the most beloved villains in the Marvel universe. He may be directly responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of people, but he feels really bad about it so we're giving him a
second third fourth fifth chance. Oh, Marvel.
The wait is over, World of Warcraft fans and people who love amazing short CGI films. Blizzard has finally pulled the lid off the next big WoW expansion, Warlords of Draenor. And it looks...well, what did you expect from the king of video game trailers?
One week after this monstrous galactic throwdown in EVE Online, the sci-fi MMO is the scene of another humongous space battle—and it's all because of a missed bill payment.
The vast majority of people playing a big-deal MMO probably view it as an escape, something to do when not clocking in on the chores of daily life. Yeah, folks make friends and fall in love dressed in avatar skin but most players don't need it to survive. Some of them, however, do need to play a game to make rent or…
A popular Twitch.tv livestreamer had some unwanted guest stars yesterday evening—the Seminole County, Fla. Sheriff's Office, summoned by a troll who phoned in a report of someone threatening others with a knife. You can see it play out here.
EVE Online is known for being a video game universe where players come first. Their alliances, decisions and protests change the shape of the fictional galaxy and the huge multiplayer game it lives in. And starting next year, the player-driven sagas of CCP’s hit MMO will be providing the fuel for a new comic-book…
EVE Online is getting a television series, thanks to a partnership between the MMO's publisher and an Icelandic filmmaker, and it will take its inspiration from the stories EVE players left on a website honoring the game's first decade.
Syfy's new show Defiance aims to combine a traditional TV show with an online gaming experience. And based on what we saw yesterday, Syfy might just pull it off.
Take a good long look at Syfy's massive multiplayer online game/television series Defiance. It's been called a space western, an immigrant drama, and a dystopian drama, but one thing is for certain — this is a sizable undertaking by Syfy.
Syfy has finally found a lead for their joint television and massive multiplayer online series, Defiance. It's Cooter from True Blood, better known as Grant Bowler. And with the announcement of their lead, a few new details for this space Western have been revealed.
I haven't diddled around Azeroth in a while, but let's just say I know my way around a 25-man. And Mad Catz's new Cyborg M.M.O.7. gaming mouse looks like it's good enough to play at a pretty elite level.
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]
Spacetime Studios' Pocket Legends is one of our favorite MMOs for iOS, and today Android users will be able to get in on the action, too. Now people can't call you antisocial when you're playing around on your phone!
The MMO-centric Naga mouse—if you can even call it that—has a lot going for it. Seventeen programmable buttons, and a 5600 dpi tracking sensor. But it just lost something—the cord. So take your freaky keymouse wherever you want.
This is Jungle. It's the first portable gaming console designed exclusively for online gaming and MMORPGs. And it's from the company who gave us the 3DO nearly 20 years ago.