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The Elder Scrolls Online – Combat explained

[Source] Most of us should have known that The Elder Scrolls Online is coming, taking place much earlier before the events of Skyrim. The news of this long-running franchise going into the MMO realm faced much backlash from the fans…

Diablo III – Giving Blizzard the thumbs down

I still remember around 11 to 12 years ago, me in my school uniform, skipping my choir lesson just to queue up for a box of Diablo II. Man, I had so much fun with the game, the items, the…

Firefall – Level system removed for good

[Game website] In the latest developer diary, it was announced that the level system in Red 5 Studio’s Firefall will officially be discarded. This is apparently to accommodate a “much more organic system for player growth”. Experience points now earned…

Bioware lays off staff from SW:TOR team

[Source] In a pretty gutsy move, Bioware’s founders have officially admitted that employees involved in Star Wars: The Old Republic have been laid off. This comes after a vague “restructuring” explanation, without any information which departments are affected. As usual,…

38 Studios begins staff layoffs

[Source] The inevitable has happened, and I am certainly not surprised at all. 38 Studios, the developer of the EA-distributed RPG, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and the upcoming MMO, Project Copernicus, has confirmed that layoffs has begun to ensure the…

Aeria Games unveils Born to Fire

[Press release] Load your guns, strap on your holster, and get ready to show off your best action movie one-liners. Aeria Games, a leading global publisher of free-to-play online games, announced today that closed beta registration has begun for Born…

Diablo III – My Witch Doctor build

How many of you are playing Diablo III? Well, I sure am for the past few days since launch, having hit the level cap a few hours ago. I am just halfway through Hell mode, and seeing that I will…

Glory Destiny Online (TW) – New Hunter class announced

[English server] While the English server just went into Open Beta recently, the original Taiwan server announced major new content earlier today. Introducing the all new Hunter class for Spirit Tales (also known as Glory Destiny Online), which will be…

Eyedentity Games license Unreal Engine 3

Dragon Nest developer, Eyedentity Games, revealed that it has licensed Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3. Without much guessing needed, it should be used for the company’s 3rd online title, currently in its early planning stage. News of the mysterious game…

Kingdoms of Amalur developer in financial trouble

[Source] I am surprised EA is not helping a lending hand so far. The developer of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, 38 Studios, is apparently embroiled in a financial with the local authorities of Rhode Island. You see, the studio was…

Diablo III – Understand the past, shape the future

Less than 2 hours before the digital copies of Diablo III can be installed and less than 24 hours before the game servers open, I thought it would be nice to have a recap on a previously posted video which…

The Secret World – Beta Weekend 1 impression

Before I begin, I must declare that this post is based on around 3-4 hours of gameplay, a first impression, not a review. Funcom’s The Secret World is currently holding its first Beta Weekend (key still needed) and thousands are…

Dragon Nest (KR) – Teaser trailer for new class, Kali

Back in February, I first posted (link) about the new class after Academic, Kali. As the update for this new class approached the Korean server some time in June and July in apparently 2 separate updates, more news were released…

Keroro RPG Online (KR) – Closed Beta dated

First announced way back in August 2010 (link), Keroro RPG Online is finally ready to enter its first beta phase after its “revival”. I seriously can’t understand why optimization took developer TooniLand so long as the trailer shown in 2010…