Wanna feel old? Three years ago, I wrote a Second Wind piece for Massively-that-was on Ultima Online, which had recently been turned over to Broadsword and was celebrating its 16th birthday. “The ‘old things suck’ snobs can scoff all they want,” I concluded, “but feature for feature, UO surpasses far too many modern games to be ignored.” … [Read more...] about Working As Intended: A tour of 19-year-old Ultima Online
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Hearthstone’s Year of the Dragon kicks off soon, and yesterday Blizzard filled us in on what’s coming in next month’s expansion. It’s called Rise of Shadows, which sees five of Hearthstone’s biggest bad guys forming their own “evil league” — seriously, it’s called the League of E.V.I.L. — to loot and plunder the magical floating city of Dalaran. … [Read more...] about Hearthstone’s Next Expansion, Rise Of Shadows, Brings Back Old Villains And Some Old Mechanics
Tibia Now in its 21st year of live operation, this silent (but deadly!) MMORPG is still making headlines. Back in 2016, the game finally launched on Steam and released its first-ever trailer. Continuing in the theme of catching up with the trends, the studio also started selling XP boosts for those who couldn’t catch up in 19 years of play. … [Read more...] about Whatever happened to Tibia, The Realm Online, and Meridian 59?
I think it’s great that they give you free days every year or so. It actually did make me return to WoW before. I even bought an expansion just for that. However, usually after the first month or so, I realize: You either pay or you’re out. And that’s when I usually leave again. I still like the game, but it doesn’t offer me anything that other games can’t give me either. Or, at least, they offer me a similar experience without forcing me to pay. I’m not a “freeloader”, in case you’re worried about that. I do give companies some of my hard-earned money. Especially now that my financial situation allows me to spend money on such luxuries as gaming. I am still very clingy, though, and don’t like to feel forced. It’s all about perception here! … [Read more...] about Hello there, do I know you?
“This is a six year partnership to release at least three titles on the PC/Console platforms, with one of the games planned to be in the ‘Open World Multiplayer’ genre that will enter into pre-production in Funcom’s Oslo studio during 2019.” … [Read more...] about Funcom saw record high financials in 2018, inks deal for DUNE games including an open-world multiplayer title