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Pokemon NXT gameplay hands-on: 3D MMO in the making

Pokemon NXT gameplay hands-on: 3D MMO in the making

It’s Alpha time for the game known as Pokemon NXT. Made by the fan community and aiming for an eventual (who knows when) full release, this game is a labor of love by members of the Pokemon-loving public, the public that has decided to stop waiting for Nintendo to create an online, 3rd-person, multiplayer experience with the Pokemon universe, instead making it themselves. We’re playing the game today not because we want to level our Pokemon up, but because we want the world to know about the game so that development can be encouraged.

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Alpha Builders: 10 incredible creations in EverQuest Next Landmark

Alpha Builders: 10 incredible creations in EverQuest Next Landmark

We've had our first long look at the upcoming massive multiplayer game EverQuest Next: Landmark this month, now it's time to get up close and personal with some of the finest creations conjured up by those trailblazing first users already in the Alpha. While it's still relatively tedious to find these buildings in the game - there's one massive amount of land to traverse in this universe already - players have been more than willing to share their work with the Twitter universe and through the likes of Twitch. What you're seeing here are some of the best of the best that we've seen so far.

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EverQuest Next: Landmark alpha imminent, stage set for DIY MMORPG

EverQuest Next: Landmark alpha imminent, stage set for DIY MMORPG

The game EverQuest Next is one part of a new game that'll be released by Sony Online Entertainment inside 2014 in Alpha mode. The other half of this equation is called EverQuest Next: Landmark. While the base of the game includes gameplay that allows you to live and fight from a 3rd-person perspective in an environment called Norrath, "Landmark" allows the user to transform Norrath with a unique set of in-game creation tools.

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Firefly Online preview brings us closer to QMX-made greatness

Firefly Online preview brings us closer to QMX-made greatness

There's a real call for a return to glory for the Joss Whedon* original television series Firefly, tragically cut short well before the end of its potential lifespan. Set to appear sometime inside the summer of 2014, the folks at Quantum Mechanix have taken on the task of producing Firefly as an online game, one that massive amounts of players will be able to roll with at once. Before then, they have shown off a series of preview images that'll land as a final product in the next few months.

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Square Enix extends Final Fantasy XIV free trial due to server congestion

Square Enix extends Final Fantasy XIV free trial due to server congestion

One of the most popular game franchises that Square Enix ever produced is Final Fantasy. The video game franchises in its 14th iteration and recently gamers trying to take advantage of the new game have ran into some serious problems with server uptime. That means that some of the people who purchased the game and were trying it out under their free trial were unable to get online and play.

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Civilization Online detailed as a “unique” take on MMOs

Civilization Online detailed as a “unique” take on MMOs

Civilization Online is an MMO based on the turn-based strategy game Civilization. This release has some big names behind it and it looks like some details have recently been made public. What we are seeing comes by way of Massively, who recently had a sit-down with Jake Song, Jung Hwan Kim and Garret Bittner. For those that don't recognize those names, think XL Games CEO, XL Games Senior VP and 2K Games respectively.

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Blizzard testing WoW in-game purchases despite ongoing D3 debacle

Blizzard testing WoW in-game purchases despite ongoing D3 debacle

Though the two are slightly different elements of in-game play, Blizzard has suggested a real-money transaction addition in World of Warcraft despite their less-than-stellar performance with real-money-trading in their other large-scale online game Diablo 3. This new system is said by one single developer on Blizzard's team - alone in a forum, believe or not - to be part of an exploration of possibilities at the moment, and not quite solid as such.

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Blizzard reboots Titan next-gen MMO: Reportedly reassigns 70% of team

Blizzard reboots Titan next-gen MMO: Reportedly reassigns 70% of team

Bizzard Entertainment has been teasing us about its next-gen MMO, codenamed Titan, since 2007, but a decision to reset the game's development means we'll have to wait even longer to play it: potentially 2016 at the very earliest. Around 70-percent of the Titan dev team has been reassigned, VentureBeat reports, with the remaining 30 or so staff working on what a Blizzard spokesperson said were "some large design and technology changes to the game."

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ESports and online gaming gain significant popularity in China

ESports and online gaming gain significant popularity in China

Online gaming and ESports is starting to gain some significant popularity in China, which is said to be potentially one of the biggest markets for pro gaming, online gaming, and mobile gaming. According to the research firm Niko Partners, the online games market in China will reach $11.9 billion this year in revenue, and it will continue to tack on $2 billion more each following year for the next 5 years.

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EVE Online will turn players’ stories into comics and a TV series

EVE Online will turn players’ stories into comics and a TV series

At the annual EVE Online Fanfest, CCP, the publisher of EVE Online, stated that it's going to spice things up for EVE Online players. It will soon be turning the stories of real players into professionally made comic books as well as a TV series. Players will have to submit their stories to EVE Online's True Stories competition before the May 1st deadline. Gamers will then get to vote for their favorite stories until May 15th, when the grand finalists are chosen.

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Storybricks joins forces with Sony for new EverQuest sequel

Storybricks joins forces with Sony for new EverQuest sequel

Storybricks, a startup boasting about building the best AI (artificial intelligence) engine for online games, has just revealed that it has joined forces with Sony Online to develop the next game in the EverQuest franchise. The new EverQuest game will be called EverQuest Next, and it will be based in a "parallel world" of the game's previous world, Norrath. The game will feature the same gameplay style as the original EverQuest, but will feature major improvements to its overall design.

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Diablo III’s next big “oops”

Diablo III’s next big “oops”

This week it's been revealed that Blizzard Entertainment's own Diablo III will be coming to the PlayStation 4 without access to the Real Money Auction House still present in the desktop PC iteration. Though this might have some odd effects on those hoping to play the game with access to weapons, armor, and everything in-between with their own real-world cash, Blizzard is presenting a firm "not a chance" as they suggest that, if they could, they'd take the whole mess out of the game entirely.

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