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Marvel Heroes MMO to launch in June

Marvel Heroes MMO to launch in June

Gazillion Entertainment is the developer behind a newly announced free to play MMO game based on the Marvel superhero universe. The video game is called Marvel Heroes and will launch globally on June 4, 2013. While the game is free to play, there are several Marvel Heroes Founders Program packages available to give fans of the game early access and some extra in game content.

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EA lied about SimCity not being offline-capable

EA lied about SimCity not being offline-capable

It seems like SimCity is just full of bad news. SimCity has received a lot of negative feedback for its ridiculous Always-On DRM feature. At first, EA stated that the Always-On DRM was added mainly because of security issues, but now its saying that it was added because the developers envisioned SimCity as "always-connected". Lucy Bradshaw, the General Manager of EA's Maxis label, stated that they had designed SimCity "with multiplayer in mind". By having the always-connected feature, they were able to create essentially an MMO.

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Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg reveals his thoughts on eSports

Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg reveals his thoughts on eSports

The eSports industry has been getting a lot of buzz lately, especially with the showcasing of games like StarCraft II and League of Legends, and now Eric Hershberg, CEO of Activision, has inputted his own two cents about the industry. Hirshberg had an interview with Forbes on what he thinks about the eSports, how it affects the gaming industry, and how he plans on implementing it with his gaming franchises.


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Elder Scrolls Online closed beta registration opens as new trailer drops

Elder Scrolls Online closed beta registration opens as new trailer drops

The Elder Scrolls Online is set to launch sometime this year, and there are some players who understandably skeptical that the game can satisfy series fans. Just the same, there are some players who think that the this is finally the multiplayer game so many Elder Scrolls fans have been asking about for years. Regardless of which camp you fall in - skeptic or believer - ZeniMax Online Studios has issued a call for for beta testers, so you can net a chance to test out a pre-release build of the game.

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Mad Catz launches Saitek Combat Pilot flight MMO

Mad Catz launches Saitek Combat Pilot flight MMO

Mad Catz has announced a new aerial combat MMO experience for aviation combat simulation enthusiasts called Saitek Combat PilotI. This isn't a standalone MMO, rather it's an air combat simulation built around Microsoft Flight Simulator X. That Microsoft game is required and not included with a subscription to Combat Pilot.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion announced

Star Wars: The Old Republic Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion announced

Hot on the heels of Star Wars: The Old Republic's transition to free-to-play comes the announcement of the game's first expansions. Players have been waiting a long time for this first expansion, dubbed Rise of the Hutt Cartel, considering the game released in December 2011. They'll have a bit longer to wait too, as Rise of the Hutt Cartel isn't scheduled to launch until sometime in spring 2013.

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Star Citizen raises $6.2 million in crowd-sourced donations

Star Citizen raises $6.2 million in crowd-sourced donations

The lead designer of the classic Wing Commander video game, Chris Roberts, is making a comeback and is developing his own space-based MMO title called Star Citizen. In order to raise funding to develop the game, he's been calling on fans to donate money in order to see the game get made and released. While Roberts has said he only needs $2 million, the fundraising campaign ended with a total of $6.2 million raised.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic goes free-to-play next week

Star Wars: The Old Republic goes free-to-play next week

We've known for a while now that Electronic Arts and BioWare are planning to take Star Wars: The Old Republic free-to-play, but for months, both companies were silent on an actual date for the switch. That all changed today, with Electronic Arts confirming that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be going free-to-play worldwide on November 15. That's exactly one week from today, so those of you who have been waiting for the switch don't have much longer to go before it actually happens.

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Star Citizen can’t be run on current-gen consoles, says developer

Star Citizen can’t be run on current-gen consoles, says developer

Star Citizen, the upcoming space-based MMO being developed by Roberts Space Industries, will only be releasing for the PC. This might seem like a suicide move since console game sales have always been dominating the market over PC game sales, but the lead developer and designer Chris Roberts says there's a reason that they're releasing the game on only the PC platform.

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Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition releasing sooner than expected

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition releasing sooner than expected

We've been looking forward to Overhaul Games' latest title, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, ever since March when the game developer first announced it. While it certainly missed its original "Summer 2012" release window, as well as its delayed September release, it's now getting its November 30 release date moved forward to November 28.

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Star Citizen reaches $500,000 Kickstarter goal

Star Citizen reaches $500,000 Kickstarter goal

Star Citizen, the upcoming space-based MMO from Roberts Space Industries, has reached its Kickstarter funding goal of $500,000, and it still has 26 days left to go. Star Citizen features the work of Chris Roberts, the infamous designer behind classics such as Wing Commander and Privateer. Roberts is making a comeback into the video game industry with Star Citizen.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic free-to-play limitations detailed

Star Wars: The Old Republic free-to-play limitations detailed

We've known for a while now that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be going free-to-play, but at first, neither BioWare nor Electronics Arts wanted to get into details when it came to restrictions for free players. Today, we might be finding out why the companies kept these details a secret for so long. BioWare has listed the free-to-play limitations on the SWTOR official site, and as it turns out, players who don't want to pay anything to play are going to have a lot of restrictions to deal with.

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