Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Review

Too bad anything good I have to say of FFXIV:AAR stops there. The matchmaking and instancing is reminiscent of WoW's very first implementation of the LFG tool. The level of grinding involved in attemp...

Breaking down Everquest Next: The Rallying Call

Sony said settlements that are successful remain in the game forever, so what happens if you fail? Can you imagine the crying that will go out if you see videos of a successful settlement and you thin...

The World of Tanks Show

Anyone who is a regular reader of Obsolete Gamer knows we love World of Tanks. We first got into the tank fighting MMO at E3 a few years back and it was love at first sight. Some of the staff like mys...

The Secret World: Free 2 Play Weekend

The supernatural MMO, The Secret World will be free to play this weekend. The offer is to celebrate the first full month of the game and will including a special in game t-shirt and bonus points for s...

First Steps: Guild Wars 2

The idea with this questing system is to keep things fresh and new. The events will change from time to time and what you and other players do will have a real effect on the game. In the main story mo...

Upcoming MMO : Marvel Heroes

Our video of the day comes from Gamespot and features the first gameplay footage of the upcoming Marvel MMO titled, Marvel Heroes. This free to play game is dubbed an action MMO and plays more like Di...

The Old Republic Now Free Until Level 15

BioWare’s , The Old Republic was to be the World of Warcraft-killer, but the only dying we have seen has been its own. We first saw the signs when people reached max level quickly and complained abo...

First Steps: The Secret World

Once you are in combat, I will say it reminded me of Left for Dead in a good way. You start off with a shotgun and two basic attacks and get used to aiming and moving while firing. The combat felt flu...

First Steps: Tera Online

The gameplay reminds me of a mix between a point and click and a traditional MMO and having various spells and abilities right out the gate makes the game fun. You will need to hit the alt or escape ...

The Interview: Robby Zinchak: 8-Bit MMO

There are several NPCs in-game that will teach you the basics of how to play, or give you quests. RobbyZ will teach you the basics of how to play. Draco the Architect is a dragon who likes to build,...

8-Bit MMO

This is pretty cool for fans of classic and indie games. This MMO game allows players to interact in a top down world that is very original Zelda-style. It is pretty much a giant world or sandbox as t...

Star Wars Old Republic: Free Weekend Trial

Back in the Everquest days whenever a new game would come out be it an MMO or not some people would cry doom for the game thinking people would quit and never come back. With SWTOR, there doom have be...

Legacy: Star Wars Update 1.2

“Prior to release, our main priority for Star Wars: The Old Republic was to deliver a high quality game and service, right from day one,” said Dr. Greg Zeschuk, General Manager of the BioWare Labe...

The Interview: Dr Peter Favaro

Well, Alter Ego was to be followed by a game called Child's Play -a humorous simulation about raising children, but Activision fell on financial hard times and had to be scrapped. The project manager ...

Are we what is wrong with MMO’s?

So for many when a new MMO is announced, especially if you have not played an MMO in a while and have friends interested in giving it a try. You end up putting more than hopes of a good game on the pr...

Games & Candy

Most people are trying to be healthier now-a-days and even in gaming, where you spend most of the time sitting, there are things you can do to improve your overall health. However, sometimes you just ...

League of Legends PVE AI Update

So they finally released the AI update but it is still really easy. They increased the roster of PVE enemies up to around 40 and that's a lot better than fighting the same 8 bots all the time but the ...

Ten Questions: Dave Barton – Zork Universe

Roleplaying gave way to gaming once I got a Spectrum and then an Amiga. I started playing at the tail end of text-based games, when it started to become all about the graphics, so I never really thoug...

I’m The Guy Who Reported You

Let me step out of the shadows and into the light so you can see clearly. Got a good look? Great! It took a lot on my part to build the confidence and reassurance that what I'm doing is right. I'm gla...

Everquest goes Free-To-Play

Also at the free-to-play launch, all players will receive a Welcome Pack containing items to add to your gameplay experience. You'll be able to summon a unique Mercenary to fight by your side and we'r...

MMO Rewrite

My prediction, games will get smaller not larger. Remember the, it’s time to slay the dragon commercial for EQ? Sure, it was made fun of, but there was something important there. It was about 5 or 6...

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Rakghouls

Just one month after launching the fastest growing subscription MMO in history, EA, BioWare and LucasArts are prepared to release the first game update for the critically-acclaimed Star Wars™: The O...

Star Wars: The Old Republic – 1.0.2 Patch Notes

This week I am a happy player because Bioware fixed a number of bugs dealing with the cover system for Agents and Snipers and they fixed the annoying bug where if you select for "Show Sith Corruption"...

Games: Most let down, Most hopeful

The New Year is a time to look forward with all kinds of resolutions, most of them that you will not keep and it is also a time to look back on the year. When it comes to gaming there is always room f...

Old Republic 1.0.1 Patch Notes

Since a ton of us at Obsolete Gamer are playing Star Wars and the MMO section is a little thin we will be bringing you updates and patch notes on The Old Republic. This is the first official patch not...

Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes Beta Impressions

It was announced yesterday that I could ultimately take my hands away from my blabbering mouth and finally get my chance to talk about EA-Mythic’s take on the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena genre w...

We called it: DC Universe Online goes free to play

If you are a regular fan of Obsolete Gamer you know about our cold war with Sony and DC Universe Online. It started out with us liking the game, but pleading with them to fix bugs and make changes so ...

Star Trek Online to go Free to Play this year

"In addition to seeking out new life and exploring strange new civilizations, part of our continuing mission for Star Trek Online is to expand and improve," said Jack Emmert, CEO, Cryptic Studios. "Tr...

The Interview: World of Tanks

We’re constantly adjusting the match making system to provide challenging but evenly matched battles at every level. With that said, consideration must be given to the number of players and the tier...

World of Battleships Weighs Anchor

Keeping with the best traditions of the series, World of Battleships will offer a straightforward interface, easy-to-use controls, and a common economic system that will allow players to distribute re...

Champions Online: Free for All Update

The final issue of our Aftershock Comic Series is now available! Issue 6: The King is Dead puts you face-to-face with the Kings of Edom in a struggle to prevent the Earth’s catastrophic destruction....

Age of Conan: Unchained

The free-to-play revolution continues with Age of Conan. Gamers can now play Age of Conan for free. This applies to new subscriptions as well as old ones. Here is the official announcement. ...

World of Warcraft: Free till level 20

"We've removed the previous 10- and 14-day trial time restrictions, and players who are interested in trying out World of Warcraft can now play the base game for free up to a maximum character level o...

SOE: Dropping Subscription rates like it’s hot

If you purchased a 3, 6 or 12 month game pass from us between May 14, 2011 at 12:00 AM PST and June 27, 2011 at 11:59 PST, we have credited you with additional game time per the table below. This cred...

City of Heroes Freedom

For veterans of the game you can keep your subscription and become a VIP member, which will grant you additional features, services and rewards. People who are new to COH will also be able to choose b...

Cryptic Studios Has Moved On But Have Their Games?

For those of you in the dark about the current state of Cryptic Studios, the group that created mega super hero sensation titles like City of Heroes and... that's it, their sugar daddy decided it was ...

EQ2 Has The Worst Players On Erf!

I know I could easily deny myself of these experiences if I only made my own group and wrote off some of these people with my own iron fist ruling. Trust me, I have! I don’t take shit when I’m gro...

The Alienware M11x r2 Review

Let me start by saying this review is more for the casual gamer meaning it will not be filled with charts and graphs and a ton of numbers that most would not understand. There are a ton of super techn...

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Your MMO Blueprint Sucks

This week Ignacio and I asked for some topic recommendations via our Facebook fan page. We began the show talking about Ignacio’s continuing addiction to League of Legends and then moved into the t...

Dark Age Of Camelot: The Second Coming

The population is healthy and the community is active. All the instructions to download the game and get it working takes no longer than 5-10mins once the game has been installed. Enjoy your crusade a...

The Unsurprising Incompetence of Sony

We all know what’s going on with Sony. For those of you who don’t know, you either don’t game or you live under a rock. The greatest hacking escapade of 2011 has left the company’s loyal consu...

The MMO Separation of Church and State

In those golden days, PvP wasn’t about fighting another player for hours. It wasn’t about outlasting foes. It was like how PvP was in almost every other game in existence, including FPS. Fights we...

Faxion Q&A

We like giving away treasures! Players can get loot from questing, PvP kills, PVE kills, Epic Encounters (non instanced of course), Territory Control and a number of alternative ways. We have a comple...

Fallen Earth Q&A

We’re all huge fans of the Fallout games, but most of our inspiration came from post-apoc and dystopian books and films. It’s a genre we’re all very much into and favorites range from “A Boy ...

Cataclysm: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

For the first time ever, mages seem to be underpowered unless you like jumping around spamming ice lance all day! Maybe underpowered isn't the write word, but they do seem to have a nice big target o...

Mythos Closed Beta

The closed beta for the hack-n-slash MMO Mythos is underway, but gamers can still register for the beta on the official website....

DCUO: Qualms With The Game And A Plea For Fixes

I am writing this in hopes that SOE sees this and takes the time to actually start some sort of plan to save their latest MMO DC Universe Online. I am not calling in the apocalypse of this game but I ...

On the Record: Champions Online goes Free-to-Play

I think a hybrid model is likely to go on for some time, maybe forever. Some people (and certainly the business) prefer subscriptions. But I think that the a-la-carte model is here to stay and will li...

The Daily Vid: DC Universe Online – End Game

The end game starts when you reach max level and in DCUO that level is currently 30. Throughout the game you have alerts given to you by members of the Justice League or Legion of Doom (Secret Society...

Champions Online goes Free for All

"We're thrilled to finally be able to launch Champions Online: Free for All," said John Needham, CEO, Cryptic Studios. "The Champions team has put an incredibly amount of effort into making Free for A...

The Daily Vid: Lineage tours The Watchtower

Honestly, do yourself a favor and play on the PVP servers for a bit, I play on the Public Enemies server. In the PVP worlds, you can fight against villains at anytime and any level. The good thing is ...

Things you do in MMOs you wouldn’t do otherwise

One time I heard a guy talking with his girlfriend for hours about how he can split his time between, work, school, sex and World of Warcraft. I found it funny he didn’t say “girlfriend” or “r...

Ranting Saturday: Underwater Quests. Why?

It's Saturday! You know what that means! Time for Umar to rant about something that terrifies or pisses him off. Today, he forcefully tries to sway your opinion on Underwater based quests and dungeons...

The Interview: Ben Gonyo: Gamers Film

Of the companies I spoke with and got to know, I would say these are passionate gamers wanting to create the best game possible. Yes there is a business to be run and I’m sure there are boards that ...

The Interview: Peter Brauer: Second Skin

I started playing 13-15 hours a day, and didn't do much else for a month or two. I had to seriously check my playing to start making the film. I don't regret the time I spent playing, because I reconn...

Alterac Valley Noobs

Remember when you wanted to masturbate real bad and family kept coming over the house? See if you went out to meet them they would leave you alone, but like the tool you are you stayed in your room be...

APB. I Think U Dun Goofed

Few may remember APB but many remember the backlash the game received when it closed its doors to players in less than a year's time. Even fewer may know that APB is having life beat back into it when...

Paladin Hateraid

It was after a hard Friday night of D&D back in college. I had drunk way to many Zima’s and passed out in the lounge. Nicolas, who I had beaten earlier that night with my charisma warrior, was still...

Murder in Grizzly Hills

There was nothing Mascot could do, this was natures will carried out by man’s hand. After all, she had more killing to do in the forest and then it was off to the hot springs for some spying on the ...

My Unparallel Loathing of Gaming Hipsters

Hipsters.The word alone makes me want to go on a punching jamboree at a local Starbucks. I’d like to point out my disliking for them in detail. Yes, reader, you will become more knowledgeable on who...

The Art of the AFK II

I start laughing thinking this is a joke. I mean PhyscoHeals is our main healer and happens to be leader of the raid, but no she is not kidding and disappears in the middle of the fight. We wipe, I’...

Páll Ívarsson: CCP

The main problem was that I didn't speak a word in English (being from Iceland) except a few words here and there and my mom claimed I wouldn't understand it. But I ignored her warnings, and I'm glad ...

Community Profile: Single Gamers FTW

My first console was one of the original Sega’s. I ended up going the NES route and sticking with Nintendo for a long time. Switched back to Sega instead of Sony and then jumped to XBOX. I have alwa...

World of Warcraft Client Patch 4.0.1

Players can now visit special Reforging NPCs in capital cities located near Enchanting trainers. 40% of any one secondary stat on an item can be allocated to add a new secondary stat to the item. The ...

Community Profile: Meet A Gamer

What is gaming? Just kidding, I've been gaming since I was a really little kid started off playing Mario Bros series on the original Nintendo, when you had to blow into the cartridge of the game to g...

Obsolete Gamer: MMO Zone Awards

For the most part when a train was pulled everyone would run to the zone and exit, this would allow the mobs to path back to their spot. However, many thought they could hide along the sides of the zo...

Couples playing W.O.W: An articlementary

Sometimes the man or woman gets their significant other to play. In other cases the two meet in game and then come together. We asked the question, what happens if he or she sucks at the game? What if...

Confessions of a Keyboard Turner

On the other hand I do hate the Counter Strike kids who play a rogue and run around you in circles, using sprint, spinning and jumping like they are on crack. This action makes me want to punch my mon...

Blizzard wants me back

Well this is a feed post. I got my feed from Blizzard themsevels telling me World of Warcraft expansion is coming on this December. To bad I lost all interest in the game. Whats sad is I spent like al...

The Interview: Steve Gray

Ha. The stories I have to share involve other Square employees, cute Japanese girls at various locations in Tokyo at night. They are not fit for public consumption... so I'll let you guys imagine so...

Frank Campbell: First Planet Company

I played Jetpac on my very first PC, the ZX Spectrum. Suddenly I wasn’t restricted by how long my pocket money would last in an arcade. I could assemble rockets and fight off aliens as much as I lik...

Lots of Dollars, little sense

It has been proven by Apple’s model that if you offer media, for a low price, consumers will buy more and more because it is no cheap. You can by a song or an Iphone application for ninety-nine cent...

What went wrong with The Matrix Online

So close quarters it was. MO used a system called interlock. When engaged, you are linked to your opponent with the battle arranged into rounds like rolls of the dice in D&D. In each round you and you...

City of Heroes: The Best and Worse

What thrilled me about COH is that even at level 1 most classes could fight more than one mob at a time. The game was designed so you could take on a ton of minions, a few Lt.’s and one Boss or Arch...

What I’ve learned from Everquest

One of my fondest and funniest memories was off a female dark elf shouting that her boyfriend cheated on her and she was selling all of his loot for revenge. I was able to deck out my character in gea...

How to keep your girl off your W.O.W. playing back

This game is so addictive there are cases of people (women) getting tickets due to rushing home to harvest their crops before they rot. The good thing is this game is played through facebook which is ...

Your Girlfriend to W.O.W in three easy steps

Your girlfriend played World of Warcraft, quit after a day and hates it more. This is path three. Well, just like the night you went for that storybook kiss and she slapped your face, you are out of l...

DC UNIVERSE ONLINE

One of the most anticipated MMO's DC Online universe allows you to create your own hero and fight alongside DC's greatest heroes against its strongest villians....

Final Fantasy XIV: A Fantasy I Want No Part Of

After some hands on time with Final Fantasy XIV, Umar goes into detail about his journey through the open beta process and a full review of the game as its release date closes in....

(Real)time has run out

So Scottish developer Realtime Worlds has gone into administration, following the poor response to its online game APB, leaving ambitious future project MyWorld hanging in the balance. What has gone w...

POD: DC Online Universe

Todays Picture of the Day comes from the highly antispasmodic MMO DC Online universe. I have been watching this game developed for a long time now and when I got a chance to try it hands on at E3 I kn...

Tera Online: World Origins Gamescom Trailer

En Masse Entertainment is pleased to release a brand-new trailer for their award-winning action MMO title TERA, as the game is unveiled for the first time to the European audience at this week's games...

Everquest II Extended Free to Play Beta

Starting today, players can experience the dark and dangerous depths of Norrath without a subscription with the release of SOE’s new free adventure service, EverQuest® II Extended! SOE has liberate...

Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Public Beta

The ultimate virtual destination for a new generation of Star Wars fans, Clone Wars Adventures is an action-packed virtual world where players can go online to experience fun minigames, daily activiti...

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Episode 6

Throughout the show we played clips from my interview with Sairys who was one of the couples featured in the documentary Second Skin. We talked about how she got introduced to the Second Skin guys and...

Lineage A Crack of Time – Q&A

Our focus is on enhancements based on player feedback. We are in a unique situation where we have the option of catering to our players requests and we want to make sure they are given a game they wil...