Gamescom has owned the hell out of August, and we've spent the week staying on top of the deluge of news coming from Cologne. Star Wars: The Old Republic took top MMO honors and revealed Huttball, while Guild Wars 2 kept the pressure on with multiple videos and PvP details. We learned about several brand-new and what-have-you-been-up-to MMOs like WildStar, Otherland, Transformers Universe, Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes, and World of Battleships, and Funcom dropped a bombshell by announcing a release date for the ever-secretive The Secret World.
It wasn't all about Gamescom this week, though, so hit the break and check out what else we covered!
Blizzard quashes speculation about a potential World of StarCraft
StarCraft will reportedly remain in the realm of RTS games.
Rumor: Entire Faxion Online team laid off
The industry may have claimed another victim.
That's no moon, it's The Old Republic's Guild Testing program!
Begun this SWTOR guild beta has.
Wargaming.net answers our World of Warplanes questions
Zezulin dishes on the next "World of" game.
Single-player games will be dead in three years, says industry analyst
Gamers everywhere respond with skepticism.
Star Wars Galaxies' GU20 brings the GCW to space
The game brings on the patches in spite of its impending sunset.
Make your own browser-based MMO, just like the pros!
MakeMMO allows players to dabble in pseudo-MMO design.
Enter at Your Own Rift: Happy half-birthday, RIFT!
Trion's popular MMO celebrates its first six months.
Troy Online launches
In case you needed another F2P fantasy MMO.
SOE releases new PlanetSide 2 art and screens
PlanetSide 2 teasers continue their steady leak.
Age of Empires Online introduces Season Pass, details pricing
Microsoft's MMORTS officially launches.
SWTOR's James Ohlen says no cross-faction communication
TOR disappointingly follows in World of Warcraft's footsteps.
Official Void Storage preview
Blizzard reveals a new long-term storage system.
Official Transmogrification preview
Finally WoW players can stop looking like hobos with a new cosmetic system.