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It's going to be a little more expensive to vacation in Azeroth from China in just a couple of weeks. MMO Culture noted that Chinese publisher NetEase is jacking up World of Warcraft's fees for the first time ever in the region. As of October 16th, the fee will go up by about 45% to become 30&yen...

October 1st 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Launching with a subscription fee in the current MMO market isn't a winning proposition; pretty much every newer title that has done so has moved over to free-to-play before long. A recent interview with WildStar's design producer Stephan Frost saw him liken the subscription fee to the extra fee f...

May 7th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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OnLive launched CloudLift last month, a service that lets users stream its selection of games from capable machines to devices that wouldn't normally be able to play them - think tablets and underpowered computers. CloudLift used to cost $14.99 a month, but that subscription fee has been slashed t...

April 13th 2014 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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Minecraft has had a substantial impact on gaming in general and MMOs in specific, which means that Markus "Notch" Persson's next project is going to be watched closely by a lot of people. So it's interesting to note that in a recent interview he discusses giving 0x10c a sort of shared living spac...

November 29th 2012 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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With Thanksgiving almost under wraps in the states (Canada got an earlier patch of Thanksgiving because the devs love that country), the starter pistol is about to go off for the busiest shopping season of the year. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and oh-crap-it's-Christmas-Eve-and-only-a-gas-station...

November 22nd 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Hot on the heels of last week's Update 1.5 release, Star Wars: The Old Republic has begun testing its next content patch. Update 1.6: Ancient Hypergate is currently on the test servers and allows players to experience a new warzone and tougher space combat. The Ancient Hypergate PvP warzone has...

November 20th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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If there's one thing I've noticed about these MMO Blender articles, it's that the Massively staff members seem to really like their sandboxes. Maybe it's not even so much a staff preference as it is a statement about where we all are as MMO players. Themeparks have been done and have been perfect...

November 16th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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If there's one thing reading Massively's comments has taught me, it's that major big-budget game companies are evil and probably kill kittens. But a recent rating by the Human Rights Campaign might work towards changing your mind about EA a bit. The Human Rights Campaign has given the company a...

November 15th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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If you have created an EA Origin account for any reason, such as for Star Wars: The Old Republic or Ultima Online, we advise you to change your password posthaste. Numerous sites are reporting that hackers have breached Origin's security and are potentially modifying account information and steal...

November 14th 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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So Star Wars: The Old Republic's free-to-play conversion is almost upon us. The title throws open its doors on November 15th, and whether you're a Star Wars fan or just curious to see what all the fuss is about, it's a prime opportunity to sample BioWare's MMO story opus on the cheap. While the...

November 12th 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments