Guild Wars 2's second expansion, Path of Fire, launches this Saturday, taking players to the Crystal Desert and the Kingdom of Elona to track down a rogue god. Along the way, giant rabbits will be mounted. Who's excited?
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Gyung Bae Kwak, an editor at South Korean gaming site Daily Game, is in the hospital after being slashed with a knife after chasing down an alleged attacker. The incident has made the country's national news.
As if killing off City of Heroes back in 2012 wasn't bad enough, now NCsoft takes one of the dead superhero MMO's most beloved characters, Statesman, and pits him against characters from more successful, less cancelled games as the latest champion in PC MOBA Master X Master.
If you have small children, you might wish your company did more to help. You might wish it was like South Korea's NCSoft.
NCsoft's martial arts MMO Blade & Soul is filled with colourful non-player characters voicing their enthusiastic praise, desperate pleas for help or dramatic plot advancement. Then there's Ronsul. She's the best.
The subscription-based model for MMOs is well and truly dead. With the exception of stalwarts such as Blizzard's World of Warcraft, it seems every massively-multiplayer online game eventually switches to free-to-play. In the case of NCSoft's WildStar, it took less than a year for the developer to drop the need for regular payments, in exchange for optional costs.