The Weekly Raid: MMORPG Launch Day Woes

You would think after decades of experience, MMORPG launches would go off without a hitch. Not so. Friday, June 16 2017 saw the Early Access launch of Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood and with it a host of headaches. Long queue times, frequent disconnects, and even secondary queues for those who did manage to get in and wanted to enter certain [...]

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Tencent Targets Angry Birds Studio Rovio

Our favorite Chinese technology conglomerate Tencent has another target in its sights. A report by tech industry news source The Information claims the Finnish studio Rovio, best known for their Angry Birds franchise, could be bought out for $3 billion. The Information sites 'people briefed on the situation' as its sources and claims that this is no done deal. Rovio [...]

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Yahoo eSports Portal Shutting Down

The star that burns brightest also burns the briefest. After only 15 months or so since its inception, Yahoo's eSports portal will stop being updated after this Friday (June 16, 2017) according to a letter posted by Travis Gafford, Head of eSports Media at Yahoo eSports. Unfortunately, Yahoo Esports will no longer be updated after this Friday (June 16th). As [...]

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Fractured

Fractured is an upcoming open world sandbox MMORPG with fully interactive environments and action oriented combat that rewards player skill. Gather resources, craft, trade, and start a settlement with your guild! Publisher: Dynamight Studios Playerbase: TBD Type: Sandbox MMORPG PvP: TBD Release Date: TBA Pros: +Fully interactive environments. +In depth gathering, crafting, and trade features. +Action combat. Cons: -Limited information [...]

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Revelation Online Announces Server Mergers

Earlier today My.com announced a variety of server changes for their free to play MMORPG Revelation Online. While the official post is titled 'Server Merge', the story is actually far more optimistic than the headline makes it sound. My.com correctly predicts that the planned launch of French and German language servers will likely hive away players from the existing English [...]

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