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Guild Wars 2 is getting a refer-a-friend free trial weekend

If you have friends that have been on the fence about playing Guild Wars 2 with you, ArenaNet is offering the perfect opportunity to get them in to check out the game for themselves. Starting on Monday, November 12th, players will be able to invite up to three friends to join them in the world of...

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En Masse reveals a friendlier free trial with TERA's Discovery Edition

En Masse Entertainment has taken the wraps off a new trial program for its fantasy MMORPG, TERA.The Discovery Edition is an improvement of the previous version that increases the level cap and removes the seven-day restriction. To sign up, you'll need an En Masse account and not much else....

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Xsyon opens free trial server

If you've got a hankering for some sandbox action, but find the thought of a subscription up-front is a deal-breaker, then Notorious Games has heard your unspoken plea! The studio announced that a free trial server is now open to the public. The trial server is the same game as the...

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Mortal Online welcomes back all former players for a free week

MMOs change at a breakneck pace, but you don't always have time to check back in and see what changes have taken place. Mortal Online has just recently released its second major expansion, and the community staffers want everyone to check in and see how the game has grown, so they're giving you...

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The Secret World unleashes free trial with earnable perks

Have you been curious about The Secret World, perhaps after hearing about it from a friend or from reading our Chaos Theory column? Well now Funcom's got the scratch for that itch: a three-day free trial of the game. The free trial allows players to do anything they'd like to in the game...

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World of Warcraft won't raise free-to-play above level 20

If you're holding your breath in hopes that Blizzard will relent and open up World of Warcraft's free trial to the post-level 20 experience, please, please take another breath. You'll die otherwise. The studio confirmed that it has no plans to expand its free-to-play offering past the initial 20...

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EVE Evolved: EVE Online's new tutorial

If you've ever tried EVE Online and couldn't make it through the cumbersome tutorial, you might want to revisit it. The new player experience received a huge update with the recent Inferno 1.2 patch, which visually updated the starter tutorial and revamped the rookie ships and free frigates...

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The Daily Grind: What's the difference between an MMO trial and F2P?

Back in olden times when I sampled my first MMO trial, free game try-outs were short affairs. You'd usually get to play for a week, and then you were done unless you subscribed (or forgot to strike your credit card info). But modern MMOs are abandoning time-limited trials with increasing...

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South Korea forces Blizzard to give Diablo III refunds

After investigating numerous complaints that Blizzard wasn't granting refunds to dissatisfied South Korean Diablo III players, the government there demanded that the studio do so anyway. The South Korean consumer protection law ensures a refund if there's a problem with the product that isn't...

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Ask Massively: Shopping for new computers edition

I'm not having a great year for computers. Back in January, my much-loved netbook passed. I'd been having trouble with my desktop for quite some time after I bought it, and I'm pretty sure the processor is the root of the problems, but at this point it's just going to need a replacement. The plus...

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