Want to know about some of the world and settings in MMO The Secret World? Well, what a mighty coincidence because they've just release a developer diary.
It just so happens to talk up the MMORPG's global spanning backdrop too, like its hub cities and numerous other locations you won't find on a tourist pamphlet.
Star Wars: The Old Republic lead writer Daniel Erickson says that EA's James Ohlen comments of the MMO going for decades was "a joke" only.
Only a "free beer and pizza dispenser" would keep any MMO going that long, said Erickson. Analyst's 'derivative WoW clone' comments from an 'outsider'.
Senior producer Eric DeMilt of Carbine Studios has teased some details about their new mysterious MMO project which unveils at Gamescom this month.
Right now they've got small groups playtesting it with "direct observation" from the dev team. They've had some "great reactions" from testers. It's got puzzles.
The LEGO group has issued a press release announcing that LEGO Universe players will now enjoy a new level progression system, earned as players complete in-game missions. Doing so will unlock achievements and points, allowing minifigs to rise through the ranks up to level 40.
Leveling a character will grant new rewards such as new equipment, abilities and backpack slots.
Wargaming.net has announced that the official site for World of Warplanes will be open today. The MMO will be set in the Golden Age of military aviation, much like its sister MMO, World of Tanks. The developer promises that World of Warplanes will throw players into a never-ending tussle for air dominance.
Tripwire community manager Alan Wilson announced on the official forum that Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad will be delayed two weeks, arriving on September 13.
Less than two weeks after the recent 1.18 patch, Square-Enix has announced that a new 1.18a update for Final Fantasy XIV is now available. The chief update will focus on 20-30th level players, as well as melee-style players.
In one of the stranger news of the day, the New York Times is reporting that Kim Jong-Il is running a gold farming outfit, having raised $6M in two years through a hacking group in Northern China. Among the MMOs he's farmer are the popular Korean MMO Lineage.
Bioware has posted a new Star Wars: The Old Republic video highlighting the latest class, the Jedi Consular, who are basically the Alliance support class, with healing and buffing. Not to fear, however, they get to wield the double-bladed lightsaber.
Runic Games CEO Max Schaefer has announced that an MMO based on Torchlight is planned, but it's still in the conceptual stage.
More is better, yes? Well, no, NCsoft's Jeremy Gaffney of Carbine Studios 'worries' that a MMO mass market will actually scare studios into conformity.
He said the "great thing" about early day MMOs like Asheron's Call and Ultima Online was that they "experimented" and "weren't afraid" of their differences.
The subscription numbers for World of Warcraft continue to fall as Blizzard president Michael Morhaime admits they're "seasonal and driven by content updates."
It's "normal to see some declines" as we move away from an expansion's launch. The fans have become "much better and much faster" at consuming content.
The fourth major update for Trion World's MMO Rift is now live. The update, called 'Legacy of the Fallen", will include an new high-level epic quest line called the Water Saga, which will reveal the origin of the Abyssal cult; the quest line will cater to both solo and grouped players.
This past may, Markus "Notch" Persson asked Minecraft fans if they would attend a Minecraft convention this November in Las Vegas, with an entrance fee of about $90 per entry. The poll has grown to 42,000 people saying "yes", 65,000 saying "maybe" and 94,000 saying "no". While 45% of the votes are "no", it's positive enough that the convention in Las Vegas is now a go.
Fans of Blizzard's Warcraft lore will note that Pandaria is home to a race of humanoid panda warrior monks, and they were introduced in Warcraft III's expansions.
A trademark for 'Mists of Pandaria' has been spotted, leading to high speculation that Blizzard will be introducing them into World of Warcraft soon enough.
Despite launching Guild Wars 2, developer ArenaNet will keep the doors open for the original free-to-play Guild Wars as long as there's "an active player base."
They can see a lot of gamers "keeping both" as neither require "active cost to maintain" player accounts. Guild Wars is a "very cost effective" game to support.
After the words "loot containers" surfaced in German mag Gamestar, BioWare's Stephen Reid decided to clarify their role in Star Wars: The Old Republic.
The name for them might change but basically they're given to all players at the "end of a key encounter" in Operations, and carry random chances for loot.
Red 5 Studios has released a new trailer for their upcoming third person shooter MMO, Firefall. This gameplay trailer was shown at the DigiChina conference in Beijing, showing off all of the gameplay goodness in its cel-shaded glory.
Bioware has released a new, 13 and a half minute walkthrough of The Esseles flashpoint for Star Wars: The Old Republic. In the flashpoint, a Republic transport that carries some of the most high-profiled members of the Galactic Senate across the galaxy has come under siege from the opportunistic Grand Moff Kilran.
You know those blocky zombies that attack at night in Minecraft? Markus “Notch” Persson wants to make the nocturnal attacks more unnerving, and has released a screenshot of what to expect: creatures with long, narrow limbs that are very slow and actually pick blocks up and move them around.