Posted September 27, 2011  

Added Under NEWS | BROWSER, CASUAL | International

Glitch

Non-violent MMO ready for prime time.

Glitch, the free-to-play browser MMO from Tiny Speck, has launched, the company announced today. First hit my radar a few months ago, Glitch is an imaginative browser-based MMO designed by a team of talents that comprised of, among others, the creator of Katamari Keita Takahashi and many ex-Flickr employees.

Posted September 26, 2011  

Added Under NEWS | MMORPG | International

SWTOR

Star Wars MMO to ship before Christmas.

Bioware has finally nailed down a concrete release date for the long-awaited Star Wars MMO. At the Eurogamer Expo last week, Bioware co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk announced that Star Wars: The Old Republic will launch on December 20 in North America and December 22 in Europe.

Posted September 26, 2011  

Added Under NEWS | STRATEGY | International

EoN

MMORTS due out next year, will not be “pay-to-win”.

Trion Worlds’ free-to-play MMORTS is set to launch next year, Trion Worlds has confirmed. Trion community manager Lance James confirmed that End of Nations would be released sometime in 2012 at the Eurogamer Expo last week, but didn’t provide any details when asked by Eurogamer for a concrete date and beta schedule.

Posted September 23, 2011  

Added Under NEWS | MMORPG | International

City of Heroes Freedom

Opening up this week for former subscribers, next week for everybody else.

While active subscribers of the superhero MMORPG have been enjoying the F2P Freedom update in the VIP Headstart Program since September 13, this week marks the week inactive City of Heroes and City of Villains accounts are reactivated as Premium accounts. Meaning if you had a subscription with City of Heroes or City of Villains before, you’ll be able to jump into Paragon City and play the game free of charge starting this weekend.

Posted September 23, 2011  

Added Under NEWS | CONSOLE, SHOOTER | International

CS:GO

Closed beta for Valve’s online FPS coming as early as October.

While talking to theReticule during the Eurogamer Expo, Valve’s Chet Faliszek revealed that the closed beta for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive would be coming in early October. According to the post, the closed beta will initially be limited to people who received beta keys during the Eurogamer Expo and gamers from the pro gaming scene, but will slowly expand until everybody, Chet hopes, can play the beta by the end of the year.

Posted September 23, 2011  

Added Under NEWS | MMORPG | International

Digimon Masters

Open beta to run from September 27 – October 11.

Joymax is skipping Digimon Masters Online’s closed beta and heading straight into open beta on September 27, the publisher announced Thursday. Beta participants of the Digimon MMO will get double EXP during the two-week long open beta, which will run from September 27 to October 11.

Posted September 22, 2011  

Added Under NEWS | ACTION, MMORPG | NA, OCEANIA

Dragon Nest

Action MMO officially launches in North America and Oceania next week.

After some months of beta testing, Nexon is finally ready to drop the beta tag and launch the game’s official service. The official launch, happening on September 28, will bring about more content, including new dungeons, skills, quests, a higher level cap of 32 and a new central town.

Posted September 19, 2011  

Added Under NEWS | CONSOLE, ACTION, MMORPG | International

DCUO

Superhero MMO going F2P in late October.

DC Universe Online is following in Champions Online and City of Heroes‘s footsteps and making the switch to free-to-play in late October, Sony Online Entertainment has announced. The free-to-play update will remove the one-time purchase and monthly subscription fees currently required to play the game.

Posted September 15, 2011  

Added Under NEWS | SHOOTER | International

Tribes Ascend

Closed beta for sci-fi shooter incoming.

Hi-Rez has announced that its free-to-play sci-fi shooter has opened the first phase of its closed beta sign-ups. The first closed beta test, set to begin in the coming weeks, will invite thousands of hand-picked testers to try out the highly anticipated sci-fi shooter.