EverQuest Online Adventures has its own special place in the annals of MMO history. The MMORPG that defined a genre, Sony’s historic title paved the way for online multiplayer games for years to come. Fans were naturally excited when its long awaited sequel hit shelves in 2005, but EverQuest II has failed to generate the same level of interest and sales when compared to other games in its class. With the market for pay-to-play MMOs notoriously hard to stay profitable in, many games are switching to payment free models. EverQuest II Extended follows suit by offering adventurers a cost-free route into Norrath 2.0, but is it worth your time?
Valve's Team Fortress 2 is about to be invaded by Rift, the upcoming MMO from Trion Worlds. Both companies announced today that Steam customers who pre-order Rift by March 4th will receive two exclusive melee weapons in Team Fortress 2: the "Sharpened Volcano Fragment" and "Sun-on-a-stick." Additionally, the Valve team is adding a permanent Team Fortress 2 achievement that grants players a redeemable code for an equally exclusive (and terrifying) headpiece in Rift, the "Well Spun Hat."
Gamania Digital Entertainment announced that players can now sign up for Lucent Heart's upcoming "Prepare for Love!" sneak peek beta. Beginning just in time for Valentine's Day, on February 10th-14th players are invited to find their Valentine in Lucent Heart and partake in special date dungeons, fun relationship building activities, or just some good old fashioned questing throughout Acadia. And as a special gift for a special occasion, Gamania will be turning on in-game weddings for serious couples.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, you've probably heard of World of Tanks; a third-person tank combat game that's become a breakaway hit for the Russian developers. I've been playing the game on and off for the past few months and so the good folks at OnRPG asked me to write a review.
Players eagerly awaiting Battlestar Galactica Online, the highly anticipated space combat MMOG from Bigpoint, can get a 'jump' on the competition and be the first to launch a Colonial Viper or Cylon Raider by visiting Syfy.com and Syfy.co.uk where the open beta for the new game will be available exclusively for one week only beginning Tuesday, February 8th. Also available to players only at Syfy.com - and international Syfy Universal websites - are a frakkin' awesome set of Syfy-inspired Viper and Raider designs, which players can choose to represent them in the on-going battle between the Colonial and Cylon fleets.
Remnant Knights closed beta servers will open on Wednesday, February 2. Armed with a closed beta code, players who visit www.remnantknights.com will be granted instant access to the beta realm. A limited number of codes will be made available to select sites throughout the week. All participating sites will be announced on the publisher's home page at www.gamesamba.com.
To celebrate the launch of Solstice Reborn the guys over at outspark are preparing a contest for players who log in to the game over the next couple of days. See below for details!
The publisher of Pockie Ninja has announced one of the game’s special features – the outfit system. NGames believe that ninjas have to look the part as well as being able to floor their opponents, but make no mistake – this is no fashion show.
Now that the dust has settled on 2010, a moment of reflection is due. You will be forgiven for thinking that it wasn't a particularly exciting year for MMO fans. The genre took a backseat somewhat, whilst gaming in general witnessed the release of new-fangled motion technology, billions-making military first-person shooters and the continued domination of iOS devices of the handheld market. It wasn't all bad for MMO gamers, though. We were treated to some very interesting events, announcements and releases in 2010. It was the year that brought us the Cataclysm, Vindictus, Star Trek Online and All Points Bulletin (if only for a short while). EverQuest II brought us the illusion of free-to-play, The Lord of the Rings Online actually did it and Final Fantasy XIV used it as means of an apology. 2010 was the year of hype, disappointment and reinvention.
After Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry *shudder* and the recently announced Anne Hathaway, a new version of Gotham’s favourite cat burglar is coming, and she’s bringing Egyptian gods goodies with her!
In the first of Sony Online Entertainments promised monthly content ‘Issues’, DC’s ’ Feline Fatale’ is taking centre stage. Catwoman brings with her cursed Egyptian artefacts and monsters. See kids? Robbing museums is bad!
Once you have escaped from Braniac's ship with the assistance of Superman or Lex Luthor (depending on your allegiance) you are thrust into the main game world.
For heroes you will either be sent to the east End of Gotham or, in this case, to Little Bohemia in Metropolis.