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Hold off on the wrist-slitting, Final Fantasy XIV fans, as Square-Enix's forthcoming MMORPG will indeed be going into open beta this week. In a short press release, Square has announced that the final phase of beta will begin tomorrow, September 2nd, at 02:00 GMT. While the release contains no wo...

September 1st 2010 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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City of Heroes players had been looking forward to August 17th for quite some time, ever since it was announced as the release date for the game's new expansion, Going Rogue. It looks like they got their treat a day early, however, as Issue 18 has gone live today. Issue 18 is the patch that coincid...

August 16th 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Tweet var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/gaming_news/Bill_Roper_departs_Cryptic'; As of this afternoon, Cryptic Studios is on the hunt for its third Chief Creative Officer of the calendar year. Bill Roper, who stepped up to fill the void left when Jack Emmert moved on to the company's COO chair last...

August 16th 2010 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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There's incredibly bad news today about Earth Eternal, the free-to-play browser-based MMO from Sparkplay Media. Or we should say formerly from Sparkplay Media, as it appears that hard times have hit the company with resounding force. In an extremely sad letter, CEO Matt Mihaly has informed players...

August 8th 2010 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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It seemed like just another day for the legion of fans rabidly awaiting more information on Star Wars: The Old Republic, or more specifically another Thursday. After all, the site updates with content on such a regular schedule on Fridays that you could set your watch by it, assuming that your wat...

April 22nd 2010 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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We've just hit the four-month mark from the launch of Alganon, but it turns out that Quest Online has been paying more attention to their business model than was externally apparent. The game is moving from its current subscription-based model to a "subscription free" setup immediately, changing u...

March 2nd 2010 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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After a month of heavy anticipation from the fans, VanaFest 2010 finally has come and given us all the information that we could want about where the game is heading from here. And the show did stay focused upon Final Fantasy XI -- the only mention of Final Fantasy XIV was the announcement that its...

February 28th 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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While the Night of Murder event has been pretty well received by the Warhammer Online crowd, there have been certain persistent issues with the event's mechanics. The staff extended the event slightly in order to try and ameliorate the problem, but it kept sticking around for some reason; one of th...

February 20th 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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It looks like there will be realm maintenance for all US realms this February 2nd. Since it seems to be somewhat extended (3 AM PST to 11 AM PST) and we're waiting for the 3.3.2 patch to drop in order to start Arena Season 8, I'm willing to go out on a limb and suppose that there will most likely b...

January 30th 2010 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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It started as a surprise. Guild Wars players reported suddenly finding themselves hacked, their accounts cleaned out, no indication of what could have caused the problem. NCsoft and ArenaNet offered suggestions, security safeguards, new measures being taken, hints that the problem lay in a popular...

January 2nd 2010 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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There's something to shout about if you're looking forward to Final Fantasy XIV -- the game is now accepting applicants for its beta testing. We've heard that the game is slated for release some time next year, but this is one of the obvious indicators that it's closer than we might have thought....

December 16th 2009 at 10:00pm 0 Comments