Real Economist Studies Virtual Economy in EVE Online

Today's virtual worlds have their own virtual economies, whether you're coughing up enough gold to buy an epic mount in World of Warcraft or converting real money to Linden dollars so you can buy realistic genitalia for your Second Life avatar. EVE Online, a sci-fi online game of space warfare and commerce, may have… » 10/02/08 8:30am 10/02/08 8:30am

City of Heroes Gains Cyborgs, a Con, and User Designed Missions

Superhero online game City of Heroes added Cyborg "Booster Packs" this week, giving players a bunch of themed costume parts and an insane self-destruct power. We've also got info on the game's very own Hero-con 08, plus news on the highly anticipated free expansion, Issue 13: Architect.The self-destruct power features… » 9/19/08 1:20pm 9/19/08 1:20pm

It's a Good Day To Be a Virtual Superhero(ine)

If you like playing superhero multiplayer games, you're pretty much living in a golden age. While venerable comic-book-themed MMORPG City of Heroes keeps cranking out new content, Champions Online is ramping up for a big release next year. We've got the goods on City of Heroes' latest time traveling-adventure and… » 5/28/08 8:00am 5/28/08 8:00am

Epic Supervillains Ready To Devastate Paragon City

Summon your robot spiders, fire off your long fang attack, then unleash the Omega Maneuver. Or just fry your enemies' brains with a psionic blast. Whatevs. Villainous MMORPGers will have a few new ways to strive for global domination when City of Heroes/City of Villains releases the Wolf Spider and Blood Widow epic… » 4/29/08 8:00am 4/29/08 8:00am

Starship Dogfights and Galactic Rebellion for the Cheap-Ass Gamer

If you want to take to the skies in an advanced aerospace fighter, frag noobs with missile clusters and join a massive battle against a hulking enemy mothership, but your gaming budget is spread a little too thin, then you should check out Air Rivals. It's a spaceship dogfighting MMORPG that's easy to jump right… » 4/17/08 8:00am 4/17/08 8:00am

Your Giant Robot Deathmatch MMORPG is Here, and It's Free

If you've ever wanted to climb into a giant, customizable battle robot and have blazing gun and sword fights with other giant robots, your desires are about to be fulfilled. You can do it all, for free, in the new MMORPG Exteel. Filled with Robotech-style mechs waging war in a series of futuristic environments,… » 4/01/08 11:24am 4/01/08 11:24am