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World of Warcraft: Shifting gears in WotLKAhhh, Wrath, how we await your presence -- well, okay, some do. Others just hope that it comes and goes away quietly. But for the rest of us, that means trading in purples for greens once again -- or does it?...

January 17th 2008 at 8:35am 0 Comments
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Avatar rights: A person chooses, a tool obeysJust what kind of digital rights does your avatar have when it comes to being a "resident" of Second Life? Does your avatar enjoy freedoms that you do not? Or is your avatar just a thing, with no rights at all,...

January 16th 2008 at 7:05am 0 Comments
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A CES Interview with SOE CEO John Smedley (pt. 1)A CES Interview with SOE CEO John Smedley (pt. 2)Michael Zenke got a chance to sit down with John Smedley during CES and get the scoop on the direction SOE is headed in. Be sure to check out all the details...

January 15th 2008 at 7:15am 0 Comments
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In Development: Square-Enix's Concerto GateThere's a new Square-Enix MMO named Concerto Gate out in Asia. Will it be hitting our shores anytime soon? Check out this story for all the details! NCsoft drops S...

January 14th 2008 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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Hooray, Friday! We've been waiting for this one. With PotBS now pre-boarding, we're looking forward to spending some time this weekend in the islands, as well as hanging out in some of the other worlds we play in. We hope you have a fantastic, relaxing weekend enjoying some good game time with fri...

January 11th 2008 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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Lots of great discussion yesterday from collecting items to how to safely have your kids playing with you in an MMO, to subscription models in MMOs. If RL smacked you around and left you wanting your fuzzy slippers and some cocoa at the end of the day, don't worry. We kept the news roasty toasty for...

January 10th 2008 at 7:30am 0 Comments
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Yesterday was the first day back to school for many college campuses for the spring term. Aside from that, it was also the opening day of Pirates of the Burning Sea pre-order boarding. Yarr! But no matter what your Monday was all about, we hope it was good. In either case, if you missed the news, h...

January 8th 2008 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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One week into 2008, and we hope the new year is looking good for you! News-wise, it was a good weekend -- no major blowups, at least. (We think everyone was just away playing all the new games they got over the holidays this year.) If you missed anything, here's your chance to get it all in one tas...

January 7th 2008 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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Yeah, it's a 4-day week, school is still out in many locations for break, but we're still glad it's Friday! You know, just on the principle of the thing. (Well, that and I'm personally slated for a raid this weekend in keeping with my new year's resolution to spend more time with my longstanding gu...

January 4th 2008 at 7:30am 0 Comments
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We admit it. We're not really used to writing "2008" yet, but still, there it is. Despite the fact that the industry folks are still acting like they're on vacation, and will likely be for the rest of the week, we are still devotedly scouring for news and other interesting tidbits for you. Well, an...

January 3rd 2008 at 7:30am 0 Comments
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Ah, the holidays are finally over. We hope you've enjoyed your time off over the holidays like many of our folks enjoyed theirs! Sure, it means not too many more willy-nilly days off during the week, and back to school for the rest of us soon. However, it also means that the release of PotBS, WAR,...

January 2nd 2008 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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Good morning, 2008! We hope that you all enjoyed a chance to sleep in this morning after celebrating well into the night. Of course, that is assuming you weren't watching the quite-possibly-animatronic Dick Clark on television last night and avoiding the drunken party crowds. While you were enjoyin...

January 1st 2008 at 7:05am 0 Comments