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ArcheAge gives import progress report

Wondering what's going on with ArcheAge and when-oh-when will we ever see it in North America and Europe? While Trion Worlds is still being cagey with its time frame, CM James Nichols gave a progress report to give us some info as to what the team is doing. Nichols reported that the team is tack...

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The Turbine billing system has attained sentience (not really)

We hope you've got a little extra money squirreled away in your bank account because the Turbine billing system is hungry. It seems that some players were charged a bit more than usual for their Dungeons and Dragons Online accounts this week, some of them as many as 100 times their normal VIP fee...

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SWTOR allows some players to buy Cartel Coins by phone

If you have a cell phone and live in one of a select number of countries, you now have the option to purchase Star Wars: The Old Republic Cartel Coins with just a few button presses. BioWare announced that it's partnered up with BOKU to offer SMS billing for its premium currency. There are two...

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Final Fantasy XIV service fees to discontinue on September 29th

Final Fantasy XIV's current version is approaching its twilight to make way for version 2.0. The servers will go dark, the new version will be tested, and perhaps most importantly, the game will once again discontinue the subscription fee. A recent dispatch from the development team confirms that...

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Square-Enix preparing for Final Fantasy XIV recurring billing

The year-long free-play party for Final Fantasy XIV is nearly over, according to the most recent Square-Enix newsletter. The mailing thanks FFXIV customers for their support during the title's rocky maiden voyage, and also notes that recurring billing will officially commence on January 6th, 2012...

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The Mog Log: Far too much accountability

Sometimes, it's really hard to figure out what in the world Square-Enix is thinking. I don't really make a habit of defending Square on principle; I defend stuff that's defensible in the first place. There are decisions that might seem odd, but they make logical sense and can actually be defen...

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Final Fantasy XIV grants players a month of freedom and revamped markets

Player opinions have been strongly mixed on Final Fantasy XIV, something that hardly needs to be reiterated. Even the game's supporters have occasionally been a touch leery about paying for their first month of the game with the current state of polish. Which means that it should be good news for p...

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The Daily Grind: Would you play a game on the Guild Wars model?

Of all the myriad price structures and business models out there, Guild Wars has managed to largely hold on to one that's relatively unique. It's clearly not under the subscription-based umbrella, as there's no monthly cost to play. Yet at the same time, it doesn't really fall under the traditional...

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Warhammer Online and Dark Age of Camelot olive branches now available

The past couple of months have not been kind to Mythic Entertainment, with an uncomfortable double-header of a huge billing fiasco followed by the closure of the Mythic Store. The billing especially produced a great deal of outrage from players, understandably concerned about their account security...

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The Daily Grind: Warhammer Online's billing woes

It started as innocently as any tale of this sort could possibly start, but Warhammer Online's latest problem has people up in arms, from veterans to those who've only played a few hours. And understandably so, since dozens of charges that overdraw your bank account are fairly universally seen as a...

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