Category Archives: Games

Red5, Developer of Firefall, Lays off Employees

Today, a large number of former employees at Red5 have reported on social media that they have been laid off, including FadedPez, the(former) community manager of Firefall. The amount of employees laid off has not yet been confirmed, however it seems to be a very significant round of layoffs. Red5 has struggled for years to… Read More »

The Future of Pokemon Go: Will It Survive Past Winter?

Pokemon Go has been wildly successful in it’s first week. The app is estimated to have generated $1.6 Million in revenue per day, with an estimated 7.5 million downloads, according to the analytics company Sensor Tower. The success of the game even resulted in Nintendo’s stock price increasing by 30% over a 5 day period. From… Read More »

A Look at Tera’s Upcoming Content

“Aces Wild” Update- July 2016 Tera’s North American publisher has created a page with details regarding Tera’s upcoming July update. The page will be updated every Tuesday with more information regarding the upcoming patch. Gameforge, Tera’s European publisher, has released an article regarding what their patch 45 update will contain. The NA and EU builds tend to… Read More »

Black Desert’s Valencia Expansion is Launching On June 1st

Daum has just announced that Black Deserts upcoming Expansion, the Valencia region, is being released on June 1st. Valencia is a Desert-based region with unique gameplay elements. To survive the harsh conditions of the desert, players must utilize crafted drinks in order to avoid debuffs from the dangerous weather conditions of the desert. During the day… Read More »

Tera Online is Coming to PS4 And Xbox One

Bluehole Studios, the Korean game development company behind Tera Online, has created a job listing indicating that Tera Online is coming to the Xbox One and Playstation 4. The listing seeks out a Technical Lead for porting Tera to Consoles, as well as leading further console game development in the future. The listing describes a… Read More »

How Manipulative Design is Ruining Modern MMORPGs

To many, including myself, playing MMORPGs has began to feel like a chore. Despite this feeling, many of us still end up playing them every day. What is it exactly that keeps us voluntarily committing our time to gameplay we’ve grown to dislike? Aren’t games supposed to be played for fun? As someone who has experienced… Read More »

Planetside 2’s Construction Update Creates a Sandbox Experience

  Planetside 2, released on PC in 2012 and PS4 in 2015, is an open world Massively Multiplayer Online First Person Shooter(MMOFPS). Players fight over large continents that support thousands of players, with some battles involving hundreds of players fighting over a single region or base. Players not only fight on foot, but can also utilize vehicles,… Read More »