MMO Culture – A personal note to publishers and gamers

2012 is ending soon, we survived the apocalypse and what an eventful year it has been for both MMO Culture and the online gaming industry. Tons of games were previewed, released and canned, which saw some of them making headline…

World of Tanks – New infograph sums up rewarding 2012

World of Tanks, since making its debut in Russia back in 2010, has made huge waves in the gaming industry with its rapid global expansion. 2012 saw the game’s biggest year yet, with record-breaking player numbers and hours played. According…

ArcheAge – Founder confirms English version in the making

[Source] Thanks to some pursuing by an avid ArcheAge fan, the founder of XLGAMES, Mr Jake Song, confirmed that the English version of ArcheAge is in the works. With throngs of overseas players trying to get into the upcoming Korean…

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – Levequests and party combat preview

[Game website] Another week, another new Alpha footage for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. This time, Square Enix is showcasing the game’s revamped levequests (another underwhelming feature in the original) and party combat system. There are 3 different types,…

Aeria Games – New global gaming portal in the works

[Source] Free-to-play publisher Aeria Games & Entertainment and Japanese publisher Gamepot will be merging to create a new global company and gaming platform. The merger will also increase the expansion of Aeria Games’ Ignite distribution platform, while also adding mobile…

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – Sneak peek at gathering and crafting

Probably 1 of the most complained and worst features in the original Final Fantasy XIV Online, the gathering and crafting system is getting simplified in A Realm Reborn. I shall not further explain, as the video does really explain itself…

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – New video features quests & combat

Square Enix released yet another new trailer earlier, featuring quests and combat in the Alpha version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Yes, combat is still the traditional point and click without active dodge, but the whole world looks…

Path of Exile – Open Beta finally dated

[Game website] In Closed Beta since last year, Grinding Gear Games has finally announced the Open Beta date for Path of Exile, which will happen on 23rd January 2013. Path of Exile is a seriously dark-themed online action RPG, with…

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – New trailer for revamped starter zone

Square Enix is really taking much effort in previewing FFXIV: A Realm Reborn, with the strong aim and mission not to repeat the early failures. In part 2 of the trailer, players have a deeper look into The Black Shroud,…

Final Fantasy XIV – New Alpha video shows lush surroundings

[Game website] A couple months more before Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn enters Closed Beta, the official videos from the Alpha client are keeping the anticipation levels high. This time round, it is showing the lush woods surrounding the…

Absolute Force – IP block being removed this Thursday

While many of you were disappointed about the IP block on Absolute Force, an Unreal Engine-developed online shooter, which provided access only to 3 countries, it was announced earlier today that the IP block will be removed this coming Thursday…

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – End of an Era

[Game website] Today marks the end of the original version of Final Fantasy XIV, which to some is deemed as a failure, while to others just an unpolished gem. No matter the feeling, most of us will be awaiting for the…

NCsoft – Guild Wars 2 tops global sales for 3Q 2012

Releasing its 3Q 2012 earnings report earlier today, NCsoft made a significant increase in global games sales compared to the previous quarter. Coming top of the list is Guild Wars 2, which topped even the mega-hot Blade & Soul. However,…

Daybreak – North America missing from global publisher list

While some view Daybreak as a “Dragon Nest clone”, I personally feel there is still much space for more action games, especially when they bring something new to the tables. The blockbuster hit for China developer and publisher, Linekong, boots…