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Oculus wants to build a billion-person MMO

Say what you will about the Oculus-Facebook marriage, but one thing the partnership doesn't lack is ambition. Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe told a TechCrunch Disrupt audience that his firm is looking to build "an MMO where we want to put a billion people in VR." How MMO this MMO will actually be is...

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Roberts praises Oculus-Facebook deal, says Star Citizen will remain independent

Star Citizen topped $41 million in crowdfunding yesterday, and Cloud Imperium boss Chris Roberts penned a new Letter from the Chairman as a result. The latest stretch goal unlocked the procedural generation R&D team, but perhaps more notably it served as an opportunity for Roberts to weigh in...

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Not So Massively: Diablo III's expansion, LoL's team builder, and the Oculus Rift acquisition

Welcome back to No So Massively, where every Monday we round up the highlights from the past week in the world of MOBAs, roguelikes, MMOTCGs, and other games that aren't quite MMOs. It's been a week of launches in the MOBA and multiplayer ARPG world! Diablo III officially launched, entering...

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CCP still 'excited for friends and colleagues at Oculus'

News of the Oculus-Facebook buyout may have saddened gamers -- including Minecraft maestro Markus "Notch" Persson -- but EVE Online developer CCP is taking the corporate high road. The company, which is polishing a virtual reality action title called EVE: Valkyrie that will be co-published by...

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Facebook pays two billion bucks to acquire Oculus Rift company

So why is Facebook shelling out two billion dollars to buy up the company making the Oculus Rift VR headset? "We're going to focus on helping Oculus build out their product and develop partnerships to support more game," says Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. "But this is just the start. After games,...

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Marvel: Avengers Alliance to shut down on Playdom

Playdom has announced that Marvel: Avengers Alliance will be shutting down for good on April 20th, 2014. "Although it is a difficult decision to shut down a game," a note to the players states, "this decision will allow us to focus on building new, more engaging games." This shutdown will...

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EverQuest Next Landmark going into closed beta next week [Updated]

SOE announced today that EverQuest Next Landmark will be transitioning out of alpha next week and into closed beta on Wednesday, March 26th. During the transition, all progress on the alpha servers will be wiped except for saved templates, character names, and Founder's Pack purchases. Landmark...

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Embers of Caerus website is nuked by its host

Website woes have hit Caerus hard in the embers, if you get our drift. Embers of Caerus' site was nuked by its host, and it looks as though some data may have been lost for good. The problems began back in early February, when the sandbox MMO's website went down. Regular posts on Facebook...

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Prime World devs tackle gender issues, hero prices

The folks over at Nival have posted a quick dev diary that addresses some of the biggest player concerns with its still-in-beta MOBA, Prime World. The studio wants players to know that matchmaking is being refined, an EU server should solve European lag issues, a report system is on the way, and...

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LotRO offering Helm's Deep beta codes on Facebook

If all the talk about Minstrels, Hunters, and more epic story is making the month-and-a-half wait for Lord of the Rings Online's upcoming expansion unbearable, we offer a bit of relief. Turbine's latest weekly newsletter has just announced that Helm's Deep beta codes are available to those who...

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