War Rock, the Korean developed lobby shooter, will be launching on Steam sometime later this month. Papayaplay relaunched the game on their platform earlier this year, but War Rock is by no means a new game; it originally launched back in the West back in 2007, making it over 10 years old. Time will tell if the game will find success on Steam, but given how just how many Korean lobby shooters are already available on the platform (Black Squad and Combat Arms come to mind), I suspect it won't gather much of an audience. In fact, most free to play lobby shooters are going to have a tough time keeping players as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive went free to play earlier this month and one of the biggest reasons to play these Korean lobby shooter was because they people didn't want to pay for CSGO. Further reading: Steam store page FacebookTwitterReddit Related … [Read more...] about War Rock Launching on Steam Sometime In December
Recently, China established an Online Gaming Ethics Review Committee to examine a first batch of 20 games which include Fortnite, PUBG, H1Z1, Paladins, Overwatch and World of Warcraft. These games were assessed to contain “ethics risks” such as inclusion of blood & gore and vulgar content. Publishers of 11 games have been instructed to make changes and remove “ethically questionable content,” and 9 games are rumored to be either pulled from the market or prohibited from sale. Game Cause Recommended Action Arena of Valor (Tencent) Overly revealing female characters, rewards given based on rank, distorted concepts of history and culture. Corrective action League of Legends (Riot) Overly revealing female characters, rewards given based on rank, inharmonious chatroom. Corrective action Blade & Soul (NCSOFT) Overly revealing female characters, inharmonious chatroom. Corrective action Chu Liu Xiang (NetEase) Overly revealing female characters, … [Read more...] about China To Ban Fortnite and Other Battle Royale Games? 20 Games Have Been Assessed.
It’s like people are discovering MMOs all over again. Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies creator Raph Koster recently expressed amusement at the culture and commentary swirling around the incredibly popular Fortnite. After reading an article published on Medium about the socialization and experimentation that goes on in the battle royale title, Koster made the assertion that “Fortnite is like an MMO.” As conversations progressed on Twitter about the social virtual space that Fortnite has become, especially for teens, Koster was quick to note how people are drawing parallels to older MMOs. “You can tell how long the commenter has been on the internet based on their reply in this thread,” he quipped. “It’s Ready Player One, but League, but Minecraft, but Second Life, but Habbo, but WoW, but EverQuest, but IRC, but MUDs!” Welcome to the genre, folks! Everything old is new again. … [Read more...] about Ultima Online’s Raph Koster says Fortnite is more like an MMO than we might think
How do you say farewell to an MMO that meant a lot to you? With tears, sorrow, screenshots, and words. Lots and lots of words. MMO bloggers joined social media to bid goodbye to WildStar last month, and the consensus was that the industry was worse off for its loss. “This was not an important game to me personally, in fact I struggled to figure out why everyone liked it so much,” wrote Tales of the Aggronaut. “That said I realize that it was a very important game for an awful lot of the people who I care about in my life.” “It was a game with a huge amount of unused potential if you ask me,” said Nerdy Bookahs. And GamingSF dropped several pictures to mark the occasion. Read on for more essays, including a look at LOTRO’s legendary servers, a Torchlight Frontiers alpha report, a late review for FFXIV Heavensward, and more! FibroJedi: My thoughts on LOTRO’s legendary servers “If you’re a VIP and you want a different way to … [Read more...] about Global Chat: A WildStar goodbye
When it comes to fraudsters showcased here on MMO Fallout, Jeremy Soule may be the worst. The composer of famous soundtracks for numerous games including Skyrim, Guild Wars, and Baldur’s Gate, Jeremy Soule’s talent in composing music haven’t exactly translated into successful businesses. In 2005, Soule founded the company DirectSong with the purpose of selling albums from his various creations. At best, the service was a wholly incompetent mess that delayed orders by months into years on end and couldn’t figure out digital distribution of simple MP3 files. At worse, it was a running scam and never had any intention of providing the products that Soule was selling at a premium cost. I brought this up in my initial Crowdfunding Fraudsters piece, but check out reviews of the service and you’ll see people who waited 3+ years for their soundtracks to be delivered, and others who had to wait upwards of a year for a response from DirectSong’s customer … [Read more...] about Jeremy Soule More Than Five Years Late On Album, Starts Patreon Asking For More Money