Random thoughts about the gaming world from the perspective of one random gamer.
It’s been an eventful ten years since 2009. I’ve gotten a divorce. I’ve seen my daughter enter high school, get a driver’s license and to grow into a young woman of whom I am so proud. I’ve moved a few times, met someone important to me and learned to do all sorts of things I never thought I could. But my one constant in the chaos has always been MMORPG.com. I’ve poured my heart and soul into my work as solace when I was hurt, as calm in the eye of the storm of my life and because I love gaming. But life ebbs and flows and sometimes it presents us with a crossroads.
With the recent announcement that Club Penguin would be closing, the number of child-friendly MMOs reduced by one. However, Animal Jam, one of the oldest and most respected kid-oriented MMOs keeps plugging away. We had the privilege to talk with WildWorks CEO Clark Stacey about Animal Jam, its past, future and everything in between.
Yes, it's April Fools' Day Eve. The jokes and pranks have already begun. Gaming companies just love to taunt their players with well-played tricks and silly jokes to celebrate the day. We have started our annual compilation and will update it throughout the day tomorrow. As a news editor...well, yeah...April Fools' Day. But YOU enjoy!
Women are becoming an increasingly significant sector in games development, taking part in every aspect of bringing games to life. As one of the often lesser-known sectors of the industry, we wanted to shine the spotlight on some incredible leaders including our once (and future!?) columnist, Sanya Weathers from Undead Labs.
Women are becoming an increasingly significant sector in games development, taking part in every aspect of bringing games to life. As one of the often lesser-known sectors of the industry, we wanted to shine the spotlight on some incredible leaders, none finer than Artcraft Entertainment's Valerie Massey.
As we bring 2015 to a close, it's always entertaining to look back at the year that was and what news items resonated with our readers. These items are the most trafficked, not necessarily the biggest, stories of the year, but sometimes sheer numbers are telling as well.
Our Black Friday feature was a big hit with readers and fans of gaming with more than a few MMOs and RPGs putting forth some amazing deals. Many of those special prices continue through today, known as Cyber Monday, when even more great deals can be found. We've rounded up some of the best in Gaming & Software, Hardware & Peripherals and a catch all "Other" category for those things that are at least tangentially related to gaming. See what we dug up!
Every year that Blizzard has conducted a Blizzcon, millions of fans have deeply sighed at the ceiling in contemplation of what they might hear about their favorite titles. This year, dewy eyed fans are hoping their dreams come true in any one of Blizzard's stable of games: World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo, Overwatch, Hearthstone or Heroes of the Storm.
Atlas Reactor was announced by Trion Worlds at the end of August with shooter fans taking note. After all, the game is one of the first to employ “team-based simultaneous turn-based action” tactics…though that terminology can certainly be somewhat nebulous. Broken into its component pieces, it’s all understandable enough but slapped together? Not quite as clear. That's where we come in.
My.com and its parent company Mail.ru are quickly becoming a powerhouse in both publishing and developing new games for the worldwide market. Once mainly centered in Russia, the organization is looking to expand into North American and European markets, a fact that its partnership with California’s Obsidian Entertainment bears witness to.
April 1st comes just once a year but you can bet that developers spend months preparing for all of the pranks, video gags and jokes to laughingly send out to the gaming community. We've got a round up of some of the best out there for your viewing pleasure.
In her inaugural column at MMORPG.com, Associate Editor Suzie Ford talks about RPGs as the foundation for MMOs and wonders why we don't talk about them more here. Check out Suzie's thoughts about RPGs and our site. Add your thoughts to the discussion in the comments.