We have some new help on-board now, and have already started work on doing a re-vamp of the whole website.
This will include an update to the games database, and hopefully a whole new look as well!
We will also be expanding our sci-fi genre to include sandbox MMORPGs as well, and anything else that we feel is worth documenting in the MMORPG world.
If you want to see the epic finale to one of the most popular and longest running MMORPGs out there, you only have a few days left to register! Star Wars Galaxies is planned to finish on the 15th of December 2011, but if you want to be there at the end you need to register by the 15th of September. SOE are giving those who re-activate their account in this time the last 2 months for FREE. They have said that they want to end this MMORPG “with a bang!”, so if you want to see what they have planned get in there and re-activate your account while you still have the chance. I’ve registered mine, hope to see you all there for the final ride…
Atari made a big move recently, selling Cryptic Studios to the already successful Perfect World Entertainment. Cryptic were the guys who brought us Star Trek Online as well as Champions Online. So if you are currently playing these games you will notice some cosmetic changes such as new logos and such, but apart from that things should remain the same for now. Perfect World already run a number of MMORPGs, most (if not, all) of these being of the fantasy genre. Do they have what it takes to keep the extremely fickle and nit-picky Star Trek Online player-base happy? Only time will tell!
Build your cities to withstand attack, build your armies to neutralize any threat, and build your empire to instill fear.
Boundless Planet is of the world’s first fully 3D Persistent Massively Multiplayer Online Real Time Strategy Games (MMORTS) which pits you against hundreds of other players simultaneously in a planet-wide struggle to claim natural resources and expand an empire using the limitless power of an army, navy, and air force of your own creation.
Mine the planet’s natural resources to build fortified cities and unstoppable armies. Research new weapons, machines and technologies to enhance your military might on land, sea, and in the air. Form alliances with other players, share resources, and plan coordinated attacks using the internal chat messager. Use cunning, wit, deception and raw power to ultimately conquer the planet.
Price: $8.95 per month
The wait is finally over (almost), as Bioware have offered us the privilege of giving them their money early!! The much-anticipated Bioware release: Star Wars – The old Republic is due to open for beta testing in September. Until then we will have to be satisfied with just paying for the game. If you would like to grab your copy (that isn’t out yet), please go here and enjoy. As usual my country (Australia) has been overlooked. If you live in Australia and wish to pre-order to get all the free goodies that come with it then it’s tough because you will only be greeted with a message saying “Not available in your region”.. *Sigh*.. But wait, there is hope for us Aussies, as apparently you can buy it from US or UK Amazon stores and still be able to redeem your code at the SWTOR website…*PHEW*!
Have fun handing over your money ppl, and start warming up your lightsabers (that’s if yours is an old-fashioned one like mine that needs to warm up for 10 minutes before use – you don’t want to upset any dark lords with my lightsaber! – actually only joking, I don’t really have a lightsaber)
A new era of online gaming begins with the anticipated release of Warhammer® 40,000®: Dark Millennium Online™. Set in a dark and brutally violent universe, Dark Millennium Online seamlessly blends the scale and strategy of MMORPGs, with the fast-paced combat of an action game to provide an all-new level of intensity and excitement.
Developed by Vigil Games in Austin, Texas Warhammer 40,000 Dark Millennium Online, takes the hit sci-fi brand into the MMO genre to offer fans of the franchise the most intimate and visceral experience possible of the 41st Millennium. Players will be able to select their race and enter a beautifully crafted world of intrigue, adventure and all-out war.
Put your jumpsuit on and get ready to fight the dreaded Mantis. The Mantis, your adversary in the Pirate Galaxy universe, have conquered countless planets – even whole star systems – to mine the valuable Cryonite. Complete missions, enhance your spaceships and join with other players’ teams or fleets to confront the Mantis menace.
Pirate Galaxy can either be played in the game client or even directly via your web browser, without the need to install any game client. The mouse and keyboard are used to control your spaceship, this combination makes space travel a piece of cake. Of course, it’s not just getting from point A to B – you’ll be able to fire ion cannons, run Cryonite accumulators, use speed boosters, protect yourself with shields and much, much more…
- Superb 3D graphics simply through your web-browser
- Real-time space and ground-based combat
- Straightforward and intuitive controls
- Exciting story and atmospheric music
- Huge game universe with dozens of planets and star systems
- Battle in conquest mode and conquer the galaxy!
- Face-off against other players and clans
- Play online and be part of a global community
Perpetuum is a Sci-Fi MMORPG that revolves around mankind struggling for power on the distant planet of Nia inhabited by robotic lifeforms.
It’s main features are a persistent, unsharded game world, fully customizable mechs and robots with hundreds of equipment items, open-world PvP and missions, player-controlled economy, extensive crafting and industry, dynamically changing environment and much more.
In the not-too-distant future, a strange anomaly opens the gates of the universe for humans. With this new technology, energy, information and atomic size objects can be transported to anywhere in space.
The most intriguing of all new discoveries is an Earth-like planet, where humanity discovers a new source of energy, vital to its unbroken advancement. However, this planet is inhabited by a synthetic, robot-like life form. Their technology and resources are the goal of humanity’s new conquest.
Players may take part in various areas of the project. They may fight on the front lines for new territories, develop the already established infrastructure, trade goods or services, or even set their own goals and set up their own corporations.
Price: $9.95 with a 15 day free trial
Astro Empires is a highly addictive space strategy game, where you play with thousands of real players, in real time, to control the universe.
This is a persistent universe, which means that the game keeps running even when you are not online.
To play, all you need is a web browser and an internet connection. No downloads or plugins are required.
- Most game units are represented in high quality 3D animation.
- Take part in massive wars with thousands of players, fight epic battles, and experience our exciting battle mechanics, unlike any other game.
- There’s a good chance Astro Empires will get you heavily addicted.
- An award winning game, including the prestigious BBGsite’s Most Popular Game award.
On the 8th anniversary of Star Wars Galaxies, Sony Online Entertainment have decided to shut down the long-running Scifi MMORPG: Star Wars Galaxies. The planned date for closing is December 15th 2011. The decision to close the game has been met with waves of protest from players and fans of the game, who lodged massive protests and petitions in the Star Wars Galaxies forums. Their efforts were futile it seems, as they were promptly deleted by SOE and deemed as having ’caused disruption’. Players are trying to take it further by taking legal action against having their forum posts deleted, but somehow I feel that is not going to get them very far.
It is definitely a cause for concern when a company brings out a big MMORPG title, then when it ceases to be profitable simply take it down again, leaving thousands of players empty handed. The players have been loyal customers for years, pumping thousands of dollars into a game in order to build their character(s) and online assets, only to have them deleted at the whims of the company running the game. Do players have a right to retain something for all their efforts and money spent? Should the company release the source code for the game to the public after they shut it down thus allowing players to continue to develop the game? When you run a MMORPG for 8 years you build a community. Friendships are forged, and empires are built. Is it really fair to have all this deleted without another word?
The lonely A-Wing
SOE also ran the popular MMORPG: The Matrix Online, which was shut down in July 2009. The same story applies to that game. Although it wasn’t profitable enough for SOE, there was still a demand for that game, yet nobody will ever be able to play it again. Even those who spent a fortune playing it. Doesn’t seem right to me.
Star Wars Galaxies will be sorely missed by many, although there is some hope for Star Wars MMORPG fans, with the impending release of Star Wars: The Old Republic, which is most likely going to be hugely popular when it comes out. Especially with the demise of it’s older brother SWG. Also there will be a big event for the closing of Star Wars Galaxies, and the last couple of months will be free for those already subscribed. So there will at least be something to look forward to for the players before their game is closed forever.