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Star Wars: The Old Republic sees sharp player decline

Star Wars: The Old Republic sees sharp player decline

EA launched Star Wars: The Old Republic just before Christmas to positive reviews and a warm reception from the MMO community, positioning it as a competitor to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft. Is the galaxy far far away starting to falter already? During a recent earnings report, EA announced that SWTOR’s subscriber base has dropped from 1.7 million to 1.3 million in just two months.

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Elder Scrolls MMO Trailer detonates intrigue bomb

Elder Scrolls MMO Trailer detonates intrigue bomb

Whenever there's an announcement of a massively multiplayer online role playing game coming from a giant like Bethesda, there's a single power-trailer to go with it. What we're seeing today is that trailer, and it's telling us such a small amount of information about the game that it'll set your mind on fire. This game is set to have a three-faction player-verses-player model, will bring on a bit of gameplay not unlike what we've seen in Dark Age of Camelot, and will be developed by the team at Zenimax Online Studios.

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The Elder Scrolls Online MMO announced

The Elder Scrolls Online MMO announced

Those of you who have been wandering around the epic wilderness of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for the past few months, prepare to be blown away. Developer Bethesda has just announced that they're actively working on The Elder Scrolls Online, a massively multiplayer interpretation of the wildly successful Elder Scrolls series. The game itself will be developed by Bethesda's sister company Zenimax Online Studios, and set a thousand years before the events of Skyrim.

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Square Enix Dragon Quest to go online in August

Square Enix Dragon Quest to go online in August

One of Square Enix's longest-running and most heralded game franchises - and thus one of the most heralded franchises in all of video games - is about to take a step into uncharted territory. Dragon Quest will go all out in a massively multiplayer online game set to make its debut in Japan in just a few months. It's believed that at least some version of the game will make its way to the US, but the question is when that will happen.

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Diablo III teaser has fans pumped

Diablo III teaser has fans pumped

This past weekend, Blizzard Entertainment performed a "stress test" on their servers in preparation for their next big release: Diablo III - and users free test has gotten the crowds excited to a whole new degree. This game is 16 years in the making, making this one of the longest periods between a game and its sequel in the history of gaming - and certainly the MMORPG world for certain. To help us prepare even more than this free Beta weekend has already, we've spoken to several wild gamers from across the United States to see what this first weekend held for them and what they're excited about for the release halfway through this month!

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Classic MMORPG EverQuest now free-to-play

Classic MMORPG EverQuest now free-to-play

This has certainly been an epic week for role playing games, this free-to-play announcement for EverQuest by Sony Online Entertainment entering the ranks with both Diablo III and the refresh of Baldur's Gate. I suppose these gaming companies think it's time to bump up the ol' gaming engines now that summer is approaching - wouldn't want to get a tan this year, would we?! The game EverQuest has seen 13 years of gameplay and a total of 18 expansions to its basic build, and this is the first time its ever had a free model, it now having a total of three - this plus Silver ($5.00/mo) and Gold ($14.99/mo) memberships.

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Sources tip first glimpse at Elder Scrolls Online is a few months away

Sources tip first glimpse at Elder Scrolls Online is a few months away

If you're a big fan of games in the Elder Scrolls universe such as Oblivion and the new Skyrim title, I would bet you been very intrigued at the thought of The Elder Scrolls Online, which has been talked about a bit. According to sources, Bethesda will offer gamers the very first look at the online MMO game in a few months. That's hardly a firm date, but enough to get fans excited, nonetheless.

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Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition revealed for Summer 2012

Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition revealed for Summer 2012

After a week of teasing with a countdown clock on the Baldur's Gate webpage, we now know what all the fuss is about. Despite the immediate server crash upon counting down to zero, a release was thankfully issued via email revealing that the big announcement is for a Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition that will be arriving this summer for PCs.

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Baldur’s Gate III: The Black Hound tipped

Baldur’s Gate III: The Black Hound tipped

A countdown meter reading less than 24 hours now sits on the original Baldur's Gate website, the launchpad for the epic 2 and soon to be 3-part digital Role Playing Game series set in the world of Dungeons & Dragons. This entry in the series was originally slated to be developed and released in 2002, but was cancelled in 2003 when the 3D Engine developed specifically for the game was used for Black Isle Studios Van Buren, also known as Fallout 3. Fast forward to 2012 and the Forgotten Realms-set RPG is being whispered as having new life in the form of an actual release of The Black Hound, better known as Baldur's Gate III.

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