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by Tally Callahan 0
Editorial
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Whether it\'s supporting a premium service, pre-ordering a game, or continuing to play, loyalty is rewarded

MMO Co-Opportunities Volume LXIII: Rewarding Loyalty

This month for MMO Co-Opportunities, we have a nice mix of the new and the old. We take a look at changes that RIFT is making to its Patron system, the new things that Guild Wars 2’s Winter 2016 Quarterly Update added, and the excitement beginning to build for the North American release of Black Desert Online. RIFT Provides More Bonuse...

by Tally Callahan 0
Editorial
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  • xbox one
Content additions and Events for Neverwinter, SWTOR, and Wildstar

MMO Co-Opportunities Volume LXII: Content with the Content

A new year, new updates to current MMOs. While there are certainly new MMOs on the horizon, of late the trend has been to nurture the player base of existing MMOs. This month, our MMO news stories showcase just that: updates to Neverwinter (on Xbox One), a continuation to the Knights of the Fallen Empire for Star Wars: the Old Republic, and an upco...

by Jason Love 0
Editorial
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  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • playstation 4
  • xbox one
  • online
A community view of the events of the past several months

The Story of PAYDAY 2 and Microtransactions - Part 2

Last time we looked at some of the moments over the past two years with PAYDAY 2 that lead its developer, Overkill, to decide on implementing microtransactions, from their own point of view. This time, we turn a bit more to the community perspective and dive a little deeper into those same events, starting with where we left off: the Hype Train eve...

by Tally Callahan 0
Editorial
  • pc
We do a full run-down of the co-opportunities of Guild Wars 2\'s new expansion, Heart of Thorns

MMO Co-Opportunities Volume LXI: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns

For this installment of MMO Co-opportunities, we'll be looking at the co-opportunities of Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns (henceforth, HoT). HoT is the first expansion to Guild Wars 2 (GW2). While GW2 is now a free-to-play game, players must purchase HoT to access much of the content it provides. The additions and changes it adds to the game...

by Jason Love 0
Editorial
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • playstation 4
  • xbox one
  • online
A look at the past year and the events that lead to now

The Story of PAYDAY 2 and Microtransactions - Part 1

The idea of “microtransactions” has become so anathema to some within the video gaming community that merely speaking it in relation to a game will lead to outright dismissal of that title or campaigns to try and tank its sales via negative reviews. This is further amplified if those transactions are tied to any kind of in-game perks be...

by Tally Callahan 0
Editorial
Halloween event for Wildstar, new class announcements for Guild Wars 2 and Camelot Unchained

MMO Co-Opportunities Volume LIX: Fall Festivities and Class Lectures

Fall is officially here, and now that we’re done with the beta previews for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, we return to our monthly news updates for MMO Co-Opportunities. This month, we take a look at Wildstar (now free-to-play with its first ever holiday event coming up), Guild Wars 2 (its recently announced elite specialization for the engi...

by Marc Allie 0
Editorial
Stealthy co-op assassinations in the grimdark Warhammer 40,000 universe

Tabletop Co-Op: Assassinorum Execution Force

The Warhammer 40,000 setting should be familiar to most gamers. From the popular tabletop miniatures game to all manner of video games, including Space Marine, Kill Team, and the Dawn of War series, the grimdark future is everywhere. Today, we will take a look at a rare cooperative board game offering from Games Workshop, set in the 40K universe: A...

by Jason Love 0
Interview
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  • couch
  • online
Taking a cue from the best

Indie-Ana Co-Op and the 20XX Interview

While the future of Mega Man is unclear, that's not stopping others from looking to the blue bomber for inspiration. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Batterystaple Games' has just pushed their tribute title, appropriately called 20XX, into beta on Steam Early Access. We spoke with Chris King, the lead programmer and d...

by Tally Callahan 0
Editorial
A look at two new elite specializations and Masteries

MMO Co-Opportunities Volume LVIII: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Beta Preview, Part 2

Last month, MMO Co-Opportunities featured part 1 of a hands-on preview of the upcoming expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns. In it, I gave some impressions of the new profession (the Revenant), one of the new elite specializations for the game (the Dragonhunter for the Guardian), and some thoughts of the general feel of the new zone. This mo...

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