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Star Wars: The Old Republic expanding with the Rise of the Hutt Cartel
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Star Wars: The Old Republic expanding with the Rise of the Hutt Cartel

Star Wars: The Old Republic officially launched in December 2011 and has experienced many highs and lows it its quest to stay afloat in a competitive MMORPG sphere. Going free to play seem to have steadied the SWTOR ship and the game is marching on towards a new expansion called "Rise of the Hutt Cartel" released recently. We’re thrilled to announce the launch date of Sunday, April 14, 2013, for the release of the first Digital Expansion: Rise of the Hutt Cartel. Introducing five new levels of gameplay and the vibrant new planet of Makeb, Rise of the Hutt Cartel will be available for download beginning April 14 or for players who qualify for Early Access*, beginning April 9. To start the download, simply log in to the game and click Play. Thought it has had its issues I remain a ...
Elder Scrolls Online Starts Accepting Beta Signups, Releases new Cinematic trailer
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Elder Scrolls Online Starts Accepting Beta Signups, Releases new Cinematic trailer

There have been a lot of massively multiplayer online role-playing games released in recent years some bigger and more successful than others. The biggest release of 2011 was Star Wars: The Old Republic followed by Guild Wars 2 in 2012. After many years f development it looks like the big MMO release of 2013 will be Elder Scrolls online, after being teased small bits of news over the past year a well received  introduction video Elder Scrolls online is now in the home stretch and at the point where today it welcomed interested players to sign up to become beta testers. Beta testing is a very important step in the development life of a MMORPG and may will argue than a MMORPG is never truly finished as even after release frequent, patches, updates and balancing occurs to ensure than game ...
Star Wars: The Old Republic Free to Play as of Today
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Star Wars: The Old Republic Free to Play as of Today

BioWare™, a studio of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), and LucasArts announced today that the new, Free-to-Play option for the critically-acclaimed, massively multiplayer online game, Star Wars: The Old Republic is now live. Now players can experience the complete storylines of all eight iconic Star Wars classes, all the way to level 50 for free. This new option complements the existing subscription offering, providing players with maximum flexibility in how they choose to experience Star Wars: The Old Republic. “We want to give our players the freedom to enjoy Star Wars: The Old Republic when and how they want,” said Matthew Bromberg, General Manager of BioWare Austin. “There has never been a better time to start playing with us.” Also today, BioWare released Game...
An Introduction to The Elder Scrolls Online
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An Introduction to The Elder Scrolls Online

The massively multiplayer online roleplaying game genre has been a hotbed of big name and highly anticipated releases lately. The latest to enter the spotlight is The Elder Scrolls Online a MMORPG. Announced earlier this year ESO promises to bring everything that it's single player Elder Scrolls titles is known for to an online multiplayer setting. Th details are just emerging but there is still a long way to go before ESO drops sometime in 2012. Check out our first video of The Elder Scrolls Online—a documentary-style introduction to the game, presented by members of The Elder Scrolls Online Development Team. This video covers the basics of ESO, including a first look at the game's Elder Scrolls-style combat system, massive PvP battles, Megaserver technology, exploration-based cont...
First Impressions of Guild Wars 2
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First Impressions of Guild Wars 2

I pre-purchased Guild Wars 2 in mid April after following its development over many months. After playing a couple of the betas I grew to like the game more and more as I started to believe in Arenanet's vision of an MMO without the "trinity" (tank, healer DPS) where it wasn't about a mad dash to the level cap for raiding or waiting around for new content every few months because you have done it all, being overwhelmed by all the buttons to press or having the gear you spent months acquiring be useless right as you managed to acquire it. There are many reasons why Guild Wars 2 is a great MMO - it is free, it has a huge world to explore, vastly different races, classes (professions) and starting zones and an acceptance to all play styles and gaming times. Most important feature of all? Guil...
Star Wars: The Old Republic goes free to play this Fall
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Star Wars: The Old Republic goes free to play this Fall

Star Wars: The Old Republic is going free to play in November, less than a year after release. All 8 fully voiced class stories from level 1 - 50 on both sides of the war will be available to be played and experienced for free. New in-game currency called Cartel Cash will be available which will allow players to buy various items from a cash shop. Details in a press release below. BioWare™, a Label of Electronic Arts, announced today that it will be expanding the story-driven, massively multiplayer online game Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ by adding a new Free-to-Play option this fall. This option will give players access to each of the eight iconic Star Wars character class storylines, all the way up to level 50, with certain restrictions*. Unlimited game access, including new high...
Guild Wars 2 – Official Launch on August 28th
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Guild Wars 2 – Official Launch on August 28th

Guild Wars 2 one of the most anticipated video games of 2012 finally has a release date. Come August 28th, 2012 millions are expected to flood into the world of Tyria with those who pre-order the game getting a 3 day head start. I have tried my own hands at Guild Wars 2 and in a blog post I did after experiencing 2 of the closed beta describe it as a MMO for everyone. In a post on the official Arenanet blog Mike O'Brien  president of ArenaNet and executive producer of Guild Wars 2 states: This is an incredibly momentous day for the studio and for me personally. This journey began in 2007 when we first announced that we were beginning work on Guild Wars 2 and that you wouldn’t be hearing from us for a while. Then in 2010 we unveiled our manifesto for Guild Wars 2: a living breathing...
Guild Wars 2 Beta shows off a MMO with something for everyone
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Guild Wars 2 Beta shows off a MMO with something for everyone

From June 8th to 10th I participated in my second Guild Wars 2 closed beta event, the one before that running from April 27 through April 29 2012. While I see definite updates and upgrades between the two beta events I continue to be impressed by Guild Wars 2 and what it offers to fans on massively multiplayer online role-playing games. With no subscription fees coming from a highly respected studio it is no surprise that Guild Wars 2 in the most anticipated games of 2012. The first feeling I got from Guild Wars 2 is that it is definately made by people with a lot of experience with MMORPGs. Personally I am still very much a MMO noob though I have dabbled a bit with vanilla WoW back in the day and romped around in Rift for the first few weeks of it's release. The bulk of my MMO experien...