Final Fantasy: Heavensward Gets Release Date

Final Fantasy XIV fans are rejoicing as the release date for the first FFXIV expansion, Heavensward, has finally been announced by game director Naoki Yoshida at PAX East.

Legion of Heroes: Mobile MMO With Heart

I'll admit I was skeptical of how an MMO would work on a phone. Nightmares of aged and horrendous UI designs from failed MMOs circled my dreams the night before I tried out Legion of Heroes, and I wasn't sure what I would face the next morning. The fears were put to rest upon starting this game from Nexon M, and I'll admit there were more surprises than expectations met.

Shadowbound Open Beta Has Begun

Shadowbound, a free-to-play browser-based MMO developed by R2 Games, has begun its Open Beta stage.

DC Universe Online Update: War of the Light

The latest DC Universe Online update begins its early access today. This update, War of the Light, begins an episodic storyline surrounding the various Lantern factions and introduces the Blue Lantern Corps to the game.

A war is on the horizon and these teams are playing for keeps.

Black Gold Heads to Battle With New Details

Congratulations, you've won an all-expense-paid ticket to the greatest details of a lifetime for Snail Games' new MMO, Black Gold Online. Sit back, relax and take in the vast glory of mechanized battle beasts facing off against glittery, fantastical behemoths. Relive moments never lived before as the dark skies of a polluted empire war against clouds, castles and wizardry.

City Of Steam Beta Begins This Friday

Beginning this Friday many players will be able to take some of their first steps in the upcoming MMORPG, City Of Steam, uncovering the mysteries and dangers that await them on their journey through "The World Machine".

Lord of the Amazon Vouchers

There are days when it is difficult to pull yourself away from shopping online. Be it shopping for the next computer that you have to have or the television you ultimately have to upgrade. "Keeping up with the Joneses" is a difficult, costly and time-consuming hobby. Lord of the Rings Online has done just that: they are now offering European users who refer their friends a £5 or 5 € voucher to This is not available for the Americas, yet, although it may be in due time if this proves to be a successful promotion.

"This new programme allows LOTRO subscribers to receive an Amazon voucher for each friend that they successfully refer ( subject to terms and conditions )."

Lord of the Rings Online has already received awards, has numerous promotions currently active and on top of all of that, is picking up more-and-more steam against all of the other massively multiplayer games. With this, they can only hope to get larger, and that means more fun to be had by all. There is nothing more enticing than getting your friend to play, so stop dilly-dallying and get everyone you know to play with you, already!

EVE to Get New NPC Race

Everyone loves variety. That variety may be in smaller doses for some and larger doses for others. Everyone likes change, especially when it's from the creators of one of the most original, awe-inspiring massively multiplayer games currently in the business, EVE Online. Over at their developer's blog they discuss some of the newest changes being made with the upcoming release of Apocrypha.

"We have been observing the current strength scale between players and NPCs with watchful eyes for quite some time now. More often than not, PvE interactions in EVE are quite limited, merely consisting of watching the NPC explode after a few volleys. We are not satisfied with that... That is why for Apocrypha, we are unleashing an ancient race into the universe: the infamous Sleepers, lurking throughout the vast unknowns stretching at the other side of the Wormhole maws. Do not underestimate them, as they will remain radically different from the regular pirate factions you are used to."

If you play EVE, this is some exciting news. The introduction of a completely new race into the story arc brings not only a fresh-side to PvE in the game, but it also forces all of the players to re-think their current strategies in terms of all NPCs. They just never give up on innovation over at CCP Studios, and soon we shall see just what all the hubbub is about.

Lord of the Rings Online Starts Promo Season

Everyone likes free things. "Free" generally means "something you might not want to pay for anyway" but Lord of the Rings Online will give you ten free days of play. Starting recently, they have opened their servers up for those who want to try out one of the hottest massively multiplayer games on the market. If that was not enough, then try on their promotion with the gaming communication program Xfire, to offer numerous and awesome prizes to those who play at least a certain amount of hours. The more you play, the more likely you are to win, so if nothing else, give it a try and see how the time flies!

Tomorrow Is the Big Day for Warhammer

Warhammer Online is getting a serious amount of ink lately. Tomorrow is the 29th, the day they have been touting as a huge day for new characters, new content and a whole new level of play for the game. The Warhammer Herald points out the massive amount of blogs that have been getting hammered with incredibly vague packages. Regardless of what was sent to each one, they are trying their hardest to guess what the message behind these packages might be. You can either try your hand at guessing or simply wait until tomorrow to see what all the ruckus is about!