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Maybe it's just me, but it seems like your character's choice of religion (or not) was far more of a feature of pen-and-paper RPGs than in most CRPGs and MMOs. I can't think of many MMOs where you're ever asked to assign a fictional religion or deity to your character, save perhaps for Neverwinter'...

November 29th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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The gods of Norrath are slated to return for EverQuest Next, and who players choose to worship will have a profound effect on the game itself. Lead Content Designer Steve Danuser penned a lore blog to introduce Veeshan and the Nor'I for the upcoming fantasy MMO. He said that the team is striving...

October 1st 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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DigiPen Ball-Stars has a lot of DigiPen in it.DigiPen Institute of Technology students Corey Kay, Curtis McCoy, Jason Meisel, and Sean Reilly have banded together to release Barry's Magical Escape: DigiPen Ball-Stars Edition, a freeware indie crossover title for PC inspired by Mario Party's Bumper...

April 24th 2013 at 7:15pm 0 Comments
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The PAX 10, an illustrious group of indie games chosen annually to be spotlighted during PAX Prime in Seattle, have been selected. This year's rarified group include the likes of Johann Sebastian Joust, Offspring Fling! – a game we highlighted in length on the Super Joystiq Podcast – an...

July 13th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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With the influx of new players in Lord of the Rings Online since the game's conversion to a free-to-play title, some have wondered just how well roleplaying groups would do. Well, according to the note attached to today's excellent One Shots from Deity, roleplay is still alive and well -- even in t...

January 9th 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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At E3, MMO bloggers Keen and Graev caught up with Funcom Product Manager and all-around Age of Conan-spinster Erling Ellingsen. The Vault Network-hosted interview covers a lot of the same ground that we went over in our own talk with Ellingson, but there was one extra bit that we thought was worth...

July 16th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret.- Judy Bloom(Hey, just be glad you didn't get another Neitzsche quote*)The fantasy-based worlds our characters inhabit are, almost without exception, richly steeped in legend and brimming with lore. This is doubly true for those that have come to parturition aft...

June 11th 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments