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Make My MMO: August 17 - August 23, 2014

This week was a busy one in MMO crowdfunding circles. We heard from frequent newsmakers like Elite: Dangerous, Star Citizen, Shroud of the Avatar, Camelot Unchained, and even Pantheon. We also learned of a new Asimov-inspired sandbox called Seldon Crisis that's gearing up for a Kickstarter campaign...

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Make My MMO: August 10 - August 16, 2014

It's all quiet on the MMO crowdfunding front, at least for the week ending August 16th, 2014. The only changes from last week's edition are a couple of Star Citizen-related news items. They took the form of a new 10 for the Chairman episode and a quartet of spiffy new videos direct from Gamescom. ...

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Defiance goes free-to-play on the PlayStation 3

Defiance has already made the transition to free-to-play on the PC, but now players with more focus on consoles are getting in on the free action. PlayStation 3 users can now download and play the game for free without any up-front cost, just in time to coincide with the ongoing second season of...

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Make My MMO: August 3 - August 9, 2014

Well, Games of Glory didn't last long on our crowdfunding list. Soon after I added it last week, Lightbulb Crew sent out a PR blast saying that it was canceling its Kickstarter drive on account of additional funding that it managed to secure from its existing investors. We also say goodbye to...

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Make My MMO: July 27 - August 2, 2014

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, we said hello to new Kickstarter projects for Avalon Lords and Games of Glory. The first is an attempt to redefine the MMORTS, while the second seeks to add persistent world features to the MOBA genre. We also heard from the creator of Project Gorgon, who...

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Make My MMO: July 20 - July 26, 2014

MMO crowdfunding news was fairly sparse this week, but a couple of genre heavyweights did capture a headline or two. Frontier reminded us that Elite: Dangerous will feature planetary landings and station/ship interiors post-launch, while Portalarium kicked off its latest backer-only weekend alpha...

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Romero: 'PC is decimating console, F2P has killed a hundred AAA studios'

Doom co-creator John Romero gave an interesting interview to GamesIndustry.biz recently in which he compares the modern free-to-play model with the early 1990s shareware revolution driven by id's hellish sci-fi shooter. "Our entire first episode was free -- give us no money, play the whole thing....

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Make My MMO: July 13 - July 19, 2014

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Camelot Unchained dominated the headlines. Oh sure, Star Citizen made its money and the Elite: Dangerous devs said a couple more interesting things, but by and large we were all oohing and ahhing over City State's week-long batshit-crazy reveal schedule. ...

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Make My MMO: July 6 - July 12, 2014

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Frontier explained its relatively high buy-in prices for Elite: Dangerous alpha and beta testing, while Star Citizen gave fans and onlookers another meaty glimpse behind the development curtain. Finally, Forged Chaos unveiled a seven-minute video showing off...

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Guild Wars 2 selling well in China [Updated]

Chinese MMO players love Guild Wars 2, according to an NCsoft census that was translated on Reddit. The two-year old fantasy MMO has eclipsed 3.8 million Chinese users, which indicates far faster growth than the game has exhibited in the rest of the world. The title launched in August of 2012 and...

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