I know, I know… this news is about 3 days old now as Aion went free on April 11th. To be honest, the reason none of us have posted about it is because we’re too busy playing. The same day that the North American version of Aion went Free-to-play is the same day they released the 2nd expansion pack called Aion: Ascension 3.0. Added in 3.0 are player housing, a lot of new dungeons and instances, and new areas to explore. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Continue reading
It allegedly brought great graphics, diverse class selection with great fine tuning options, and a PVP centric experience to the MMORPG genre. A purportedly great crafting system was also included, which is usually of my favorite past times in MMO games. I’m going to start right away by not beating around the bush and saying that I was very disappointed with my experience. Continue reading
I momentarily got excited because I read “Guild Wars 2″ and “April 10th” and thought it was coming out in a month. Too bad it’s just the pre-purchase program.
NCSoft is launching a Guild Wars 2 Pre-Order program on April 10th allowing those who already know they’re getting the game to pre-purchase the game well in advance of its as-of-yet-unknown-but-sometime-in-2012 release date.
The daily vids haven’t been so daily lately, but none the less, I bring you this “Game Fail” from the new MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic. In this clip it appears that when Darth Zashs speech is interrupted by the player, she bursts into an interpretative dance piece that “yet it still manages to be more tolerable than any of the dialogue in Attack of the Clones” as one YouTube user puts it. Bravo!
There’s a new browser based MMO game called Glitch, brought to you by Tiny Speck (owned by the guy who co-founded Flickr). What’s also interesting to note, and you’ll easily notice similarities in style while playing, is that Keita Takahashi also works for Tiny Speck now. He’s the man behind all of the Katamari Damacy games. Currently, the game is in beta, but oddly enough it was launched on September 27th, 2011 but then Tiny Speck decided to unlaunch the game two months later.
The premise behind Glitch is that your character is a speck inside of the imagination of 11 different giants. Throughout the game, you’ll do tasks to earn favor from those giants, but much like many other MMOs, there’s no clear end-goal.
“We know there’s a big Mac audience of BioWare fans … we know that’s an important and large audience. And we want to serve that audience” said Bioware co-founder Ray Muzyka in a recently published interview from Massively. Unfortunately, they won’t give us a time line on this release. However, we can sort of take an educated guess…
SWTOR runs off of the Hero Engine and, according to their website, they have plans to roll out a Mac and iOS client by Spring 2012. So what we know for sure is that it won’t be out before the engine is updated.
Queen’s Blade started out as an anime about busty female warriors from around the world who duke it out with each other. As expected, this is done in little to no armor/clothing and sexual overtones abound. Now, an MMORPG is being develoed by Korean company LIVEPLEX surrounding this world of scantly clad women beating the crap out of each other.
You’ve guessed it! This MMO skips the gender selection screen and you’re left with one playable option – a big breasted anime chick with attitude. Continue reading