Jagex Games Studio, developer of RuneScape, today announced that the RuneScape community has voted overwhelmingly in favour of restoring the Wilderness and Free Trade to RuneScape. As a result of the phenomenal level of support Jagex has announced that both features will be added to RuneScape on the 1st February.
2011 is turning out to be a great year for MMOs. With the advent of new premium P2P games to entertain gamers, the competitive air in the industry just got a lot hotter. One of the games that gamers are keeping their eyes on is RIFT: Planes of Telara. RIFT is a brand new P2P MMO coming out from the new developer, Trion Worlds. I got the chance to speak to Simon Ffinch, of Trion Worlds, to speak about the game.
An anonymous hacker published two posts on the player forum of Runes of Magic, one early on the 13th of January, and the other during the course of the 14th of January 2011, in which he threatens to publish customer data and internal company information. To reinforce his claims for changes to forum policy and some of the technical aspects of the game’s operation, he publicly posted the login details of around 2,000 players.
Back in spring 2010, SG Interactive (formerly known as Ntreev USA) released season 3 updates for Grand Chase, a multiplayer online brawler with cute anime flavored boys and girls that love beating the crap out of monsters, evil villains and each other. Season 3 featured numerous updates including a complete overhaul for missions, items and user Interfaces, plus brand new dungeons , land and tons more.
If you are into hardcore games that make players throw their controllers across the room then Demon Souls is the game for you. Demon Souls is an Action RPG exclusively for the Playstation 3, which is famous for its unforgiving difficulty and broad content. The game is definitely the hardcore game you've been waiting for, especially since most of the games that came out for the nextgen platforms were a bit "easy". Do know that dying in this game is a rather normal occurrence. First of all, I want to make something clear: YOU WILL DIE IN THIS GAME, so don't go around hating yourself after dying more than 20 times on the first stage. For those who think this game is just another Devil May Cry combo-fest, let me state that Demon Souls won't give you satisfying aerial combos and fast-paced action sequences; instead, players will be playing as characters with earthbound skills and a mortality rate of real people in a demonic invasion.
When it comes to MMORPGs, no other MMO game deserves more credit than EverQuest Online. EverQuest, also known as EQ, has been around for more than a decade, and despite newer and more graphically enhanced games, EverQuest is still up and carries a steady subscription rate. Other than the super old school graphics, EQ's content is still up to date. Believe it or not, the game just launched its 17th expansion last October 2010. A strong indication that the game is definitely far from over and players can still enter the world of Norrath without worrying about the game's retirement.
Iris Online is a cutesy anime-themed MMORPG that takes place in the mystical land of Arcana, a place ruled by magic and tarot mystery. Visual-wise, Iris Online is no different from its MMO sister, Luna Online, which was also developed by EyaSoft. If you think that Iris Online is just a rethemed version of its angelic counterpart, then you've got another thing coming. Iris Online is a completely different game, with unique features and a whole lot of MMO goodness to share. Don't believe me? Let me explain then...
January 13th 2011 - Following the fantastic response to recent story-based community events, leading MMO publisher ChangYou.com is pleased to announce the launch of what has become known in the ChangYou community as 'TLBB Connect v2.0' - an upgrade to TLBB's extremely popular 'TLBB Connect' events.
To celebrate the New Year TQ Digital, has a pretty sweet offer to all the fans of their classic F2P Kung Fu MMO, Conquer Online! There are 3 spots available for a free trip to China! Yes, that’s right! A free trip to China!
A Project Blackout special briefing: As of 02:35 (PST) intelligence reports have reported a drastic increase in opposition firepower.
The Lacuna Expanse is a massively multiplayer online space strategy game. Think SimCity meets Masters of Orion. You can choose to be an isolationist who's sole concern is designing and building a sprawling city on a single planet, or you can be bent on utter domination and build a huge empire across the expanse. You can become a master trader or a master ship builder. You can engage in espionage, or become an explorer. The choice is up to you in The Lacuna Expanse.