Trading in-game items and currency for cash is a story we MMO gamers are all too familiar with. It may be through legal means (buying premium items from the game publishers) or the alternative, (buying items from third-party groups or players) trading cyber items for cold hard cash is already part of an MMO's daily routine. The only way for game publishers to protect themselves from players taking the alternate route, and getting their characters rich through third parties, is the game's End-User License Agreement (EULA) where it explicitly says that players who have been caught doing Real Money Transactions (RMTs) will have their accounts permanently banned.
Players can get a glimpse at the next three Awakenings for high-level characters in Dungeon Fighter Online before they join the fight when the game launches on June 9. Nexon America released a video featuring these new Awakenings - Soul Reaper, Hellcat and Machinist - in action. Each Awakening offers new powerful skills.
Nexon America's first appearance at the E3 Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center will include playable demonstrations of three next-generation free-to-play games - Vindictus, Dragon Nest and Dungeon Fighter Online. The Nexon booth, No. 635 in the South Hall, will also host actress and former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, Michelle Lombardo, hot new game videos, fun giveaways and an opportunity for attendees to learn about the new games from Nexon staff.
The LEGO Group and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced a distribution partnership for LEGO Universe, releasing the second half of 2010. LEGO Universe will be the first MMOG - massively-multiplayer online game - based on the LEGO play experience for gamers of all ages. Under the deal, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be the exclusive retail distributor of LEGO Universe outside of LEGO channels.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that Turbine, Inc. will unveil a major update this fall, making The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) free-to-play for everyone. Extending its award-winning story, LOTRO delivers the ultimate adventure featuring a massive world with state-of-the-art graphics and gameplay, and a rich set of features that until now could only be found in premium subscription-based online games.
Hands up who hasn't heard of Evony. For the maybe two and half of you who just raised your hands, where have you been? Like it or loathe it, Evony has made itself known to the internet at large and boy has there been an impact.
Due to the many limitations of reality, one can't help but want to access things born in the world of fantasy. This brings people to new adventures such as LARP (Live Action Role Playing), but what if you could actually design life your own way by picking an array of MMO features to customize it? Are you sure you want to ride that bike for the rest of your life? You have a car you say? What about an epic black dragon mount (would save you gas)? Enclosed is a list of things that would definitely make life more awesome. The world needs a lot of adjustments, and gamers have a lot of ideas what they should be. Join me as we check MMOs for features that could be awesome in real life.
Out of the various titles I've played since I started out playing videogames there has been one game theme that has been my favorite and has been on top of my priority list of things to "look out for" in the MMO scene.
Snail Games USA (SG USA), the US branch of China based game developer Snail Games has officially opened its office in Playa del Rey, Los Angeles. We were given a chance to have a chat with CEO Scott Miller (no he's not the Scott Miller of 3D Realms, the developers of Duke Nukem Forever mind you) who was more than willing to share not only the lowdown on Snail Games USA, but I was able to get him to spill a little something about himself as well.
Leading online game publisher, GamesCampus.com, today released the aircraft line-up soon to be featured in the highly-anticipated new MMOTPS, (Massively Multiplayer Online Third Person Shooter) WWII flight combat simulator, Heroes in the Sky. The aerial combat game will feature hundreds of exhilarating war planes and is scheduled to launch mid summer 2010. Heroes in the Sky will enter closed beta testing soon and players can enter to win a key at these select partners: Ten Ton Hammer, MMOSite, and OnRPG.
Wargaming.net reports the company is currently working on the Clan Wars mode for its Panzer MMO that will feature perpetual confrontation of clans in the persistent world of the game.