• EVE Online Saw $66M In Revenue Last Year, Mulls IPO

    EVE Online Saw $66M In Revenue Last Year, Mulls IPO

    CCP Games, the makers of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game EVE Online, says the company brought in $66 million in revenue last year. The game, a science fictional adventure set in a star cluster dominated by five major civilizations, first launched in 2003, and its subscriber base (currently about 400,000) has grown every year since launch. Revenue has been growing too, at… Read More

  • An MMO top-down shooter? Sign me up! Oh, it's only for Koreans

    I’m a huge shoot-em-up fan. I have, at this moment, at least 113 “shmups” installed on my computer (mostly from Shoot the Core and but it’s rare to see such a high-profile project, must less a massively multiplayer online one. Valkyrie Sky is that rare and extremely pleasant exception, only the problem is it’s only for Koreans — like you have to… Read More

  • Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO revealed

    The long-awaited announcement for the joint venture between LucasArts and BioWare has taken place, and it’s pretty much what everyone expected: an MMO set in the world of Knights of the Old Republic. Players will choose between the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire, and will be able to use lightsabers early in the game — which presents kind of a problem (aren’t they like… Read More

  • Warhammer Online system req's: quite low

    It’s nice that the Crysis effect isn’t applied to every game — that is to say, not everything that comes out thinks it needs to leapfrog the system requirements of its competitors. Warhammer Online is a property that is aiming squarely at the uncommitted World of Warcraft crowd (and there are plenty), tabletop RPGers, and old-school gamers. These are three groups that… Read More

  • Second Skin, an MMORPG documentary

    I thought Darkon was going to be cool, but this looks even more interesting. It’s a documentary film about the ways, positive and negative, in which MMORPGs like World of Warcraft, Everquest and others have affected people’s lives. You’ve got the addict, the shut-in, the bloomer, the romantic, it looks like every popular kind of story associated with the genre is… Read More

  • PMOG: It's what the kids like

    I reread this story about five times and I still don’t understand it. I’m sure Mike knows what’s up — he’s a level 50 dwarf tank in WoW — but I sure as heck don’t get it. PMOG, which is currently in private beta with 150 or so users, is a Firefox add-on that lets you interact with other users asynchronously on websites you visit. In some ways it is… Read More

  • MUD Creator Richard Bartle on MMORPGS

    If Richard Bartle were dead, he’d be rolling over in his grave! Richard Bartle is the guy you need to thank for bringing you obesity, acne, and an obsession with the Wyrmbog in Dustwallow Marsh. See, Bartle is the guy who created Multi-User Dungeons and, as a result, added a new form of media to the now crowded world of electronic interaction. Read More

  • LoTR Online: I Just Wet My Pants

    I’m not a big MMO gamer, but I’ve been hoping and dreaming on LoTR Online since I was a baby in my mother’s womb. I actually have a boxed copy upstairs and I’m about to install it — I have to take some meetings and write for you people a bit before I do — but there’s something about being a dwarf in the Prancing Pony that gets me hot and bothered. The… Read More