If you’ve read the start of my recent Retrospectacle on World of Warcraft then you might understand that both Tim and I were big time fans of Blizzard’s MMO. We loved that game and everything about it and both of us, at one point or another, reached the end-game raiding content (even getting quite far at times). Both of us also quit for similar reasons, and none of those reasons were that we were fed up of the game. The simple fact was that it devoured our life, free time and money (money which we could not spare at Uni) and so we quit (him a good two years before me). Continue reading
Hey everyone, my name is Sabor117, and I’m a WoW addict. You know, I was recently introduced to the very well written TV show The West Wing in which a character talks about alcoholism as being where a normal person would have one drink, an alcoholic has ten. They essentially just can’t stop themselves, or at leas that’s what I took away. I got off World of Warcraft four years ago, it was just after I finished school and I found that I just couldn’t quite afford it any longer (both time and money wise). So, I quit, cold turkey. I got my main character to 85 in Cataclysm and then left and never looked back. Continue reading
It’s that time of week again folks when we huddle around the glow of our computer monitors, soaking up the warm and delicious electronic goodness. It could be raining or sunny outside, it could be the middle of the night or the middle of the day but we neither know nor care because we have video games news to distract ourselves with. And it’s a rather large batch of it as well! We’ve got some beta sign ups for you to explore, some updates, some new games and some lawsuits. As usual in the gaming world it’s always awesome and always worth paying attention to.
Or at least the stuff I’m about to show you is… Also, in previous Endweek Newses I have been giving you the news in a bit of a haphazard order with no real structure to it. From hence forth the oldest stories will be at the top of the post with the most recent at the bottom. Also, remember to check out the separate news post where I talk about intriguing new games, release dates and shove a bunch of awesome videos in your face. Enjoy!
You will have, obviously noticed that last week we had no news on Sunday and that this week we actually had no news on Wednesday either. And there are very good reasons for both of these things. As you might be aware I am in the middle of my exam period and I’m finding it a little more difficult to make the time to do the news. But don’t worry, after next week things ought to return to pretty much normal as both me and Tim will be finished.
And so we’ll need to come up with an excuse other than “We are lazy sons-of-bitches!”
Also, we are still playing around with our new “4 posts per week” system and have decided to only have one session of news on most weeks. While you might still see some Midweek News at some point in the future, for now we are going to be doing two reviews a week, on Wednesdays and Fridays. Anyway, “reasons” over! Let’s see what’s been happening in the world of video games for the last two weeks. Continue reading
As you may know, you will have to pay in order to get a copy of Guild Wars 2 (as with any other game) but after that you can play online for as long as you want, completely for free. So while not completely free-to-play it doesn’t follow the subscription-based financial model (collective sigh of relief from all MMGamers whose time is money and who desperately want the game). There will however be a number of microtransactions within the game.
Bioware and EA have announced that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be having a number of “Free Weekends” in the future, with the first being from ““Thursday, March 15 at 12:01AM CT through Monday, March 19 at 2:00AM CT.”
As far as I can make out this means that from TOMORROW (which is Friday, Bioware, just saying) at 6:00am until Monday at 8:00am people will be able to try out SWTOR for free.
Well in an unsurprising turn of events, the guild wars 2 beta sign up which was only available for a 48 hour period has reached 1 million wannabe participants!
Guild wars 2 is heading towards offering something new and innovative in the MMO genre, and public support for the beta shows that people are looking forward to this change. Hopefully MMGaming will get a chance to join the lucky few who make it on to the revered beta!
The time to sign up for the beta has ended.