Apr
14

Avabel: A Rough Draft For Emerging Tablet MMORPGs

April 14th 2013 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 1 comment

Avabel avatars are detailed and cute, with the anti-gravity hair and stylized fashions we love in import RPGs. I was pleased to discover that female avatars default to a jacket, skirt, and boots, and not a battle bikini. I did see the occasional pants-free outfit in world, but I had no trouble looting and buying […]

Jun
17

Fallout MMO Beta!

June 17th 2010 by ThumbGods Editor in Beta 1 comment

That’s right! Sign up for the Fallout MMO beta! Photo courtesy of Interplay Entertainment How about some non-E3 news for a change. Today Interplay launched their beta sign-up and teaser website today for their upcoming Fallout Online MMORPG, or Project V13 if you want to keep calling it that. Via MMOCrunch 0

Jun
14

TERA

June 14th 2010 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 1 comment

TERA already won my love with their gorgeous concept art. (A larger version of the picture above is my laptop’s wallpaper — and that’s saying something, considering I get new game assets in the mail every day) I’m really excited to see their new MMO at E3 En Masse Entertainment, a new breed of game […]

Feb
13

Beta Opp: Zodiac Online

February 13th 2010 by ThumbGods Editor in Beta 0 comments

Zodiac Online is a new free-to-play, turn-based MMORPG opening an open beta test. Zodiac Online adds turn-based battles to the usual F2P fantasy MMORPG, making combat simpler, with less of a learning curve, hoping to cater to players new to MMO combat. Zodiac Online offers an environment inspired by Chinese mythology. The twelve animals of […]

Jan
04

Kill 10 Rats And Bring Me Their Tails!

January 4th 2010 by Lexton Collins in Discussion 0 comments

Guest author Lexton “Lunarhound” Collins discusses the upcoming Guild Wars 2, believable NPC drama, heroic errand-running, and shares his perspective on what makes a good MMO great. Most gamers, both fans and detractors, would agree that MMO’s need shaking up. It’s happened before, when City of Heroes and, shortly afterward, World of Warcraft made camp […]

Aug
12

Hello Kitty Online

August 12th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Beta 0 comments

Sign up for the North American closed beta of Hello Kitty Online! Or watch the trailer here: 0

Jul
12

WarCraft Down In China

July 12th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Discussion 0 comments

I blogged from Beijing last year about World of WarCraft access in China. Technical difficulties were keeping nerdy expats from accessing servers from outside China, and when you’re in China, you know that a sudden “technical glitch” preventing you from accessing a previously available site means that something is going on that the Chinese government […]

Jun
13

D&D Online Beta Opp

June 13th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Beta 0 comments

Sign up for the upcoming closed beta of Dungeons & Dragons Online! DDO is a free-to-play MMO launching later this summer. Apply for the DDO beta!. 0

Jun
03

Game Review: Sims 2: Castaway on the DS

June 3rd 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Game Reviews, Nintendo DS 35 comments

One day, you’re standing on the dock, waving goodbye to a friend, when you slip and fall and land in a crate, which is sealed and loaded onto a cargo ship, which is caught up in a storm and your Sim is shipwrecked on a deserted island! Your poor shipwrecked Sim must survive on this […]

May
20

Florensia Battles

May 20th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in MMOGs/MMORPGs 9 comments

From VerticalWire: Burda:ic, a leading publisher of online games worldwide, have announced that war is about to break out between the Royal Army and the Pirates of popular free-to-play MMORPG Florensia! Two existing in-game maps will be converted from standard adventuring areas into new player vs. player (PvP) War Zones for level 40 and above: […]

May
13

Beta Opp: Wonderking MMORPG

May 13th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Beta 1 comment

An upcoming MMOPRG from NDOORS: NDOORS Interactive today officially announced their newest title, WonderKing. Planned for release in the second half of 2009, WonderKing is an unconventional MMORPG from the developer Ryu & Soft that is designed for gamers of all skill level. The beta is scheduled to launch early this summer. “With the success […]

Apr
16

Magic World Online Official Launch

April 16th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in MMOGs/MMORPGs 0 comments

Magic World Online, a new free-to-play MMORPG will officially launch on April 18th. After months of open beta, MWO finally comes to a new era. On April 18th, 2009 the official launch will begin. In the past few months, we have fixed a lot of bugs in the game and also we have improved this […]

Mar
31

WoW Extras Without Leaving The House!

March 31st 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 2 comments

Do you play WoW? Want to shop for upgrades and playtime without leaving the house? Instead of having a monthly fee debited from a bank account, some World of WarCraft players are using WoW game cards. These game cards offer 60 days of online playtime, and they can be sent as a code to your […]

Mar
30

China’s Gamers

March 30th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Discussion 8 comments

It’s not often when my interests in China and gaming collide. Nate, of the China blog Orientation, recently posted on Chinese gaming habits, particularly the huge numbers of MMO gamers in wang ba, or net cafes. China contains an undulating 59 million online gamers. Despite the fact that 47m of them play free-to-play games, this […]

Mar
30

Golemizer: Free Steampunk MMO!

March 30th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in MMOGs/MMORPGs, New Press Releases 16 comments

New content for Golemizer, a browser-based steampunk MMO: Blainville, Canada – March 30, 2009 — Dave Toulouse, an independent game developer, announced the first free content expansion, Diluculo Island, for the free web MMORPG Golemizer. A free 2D steampunk MMORPG, Golemizer requires no download or plug-in to play and features a rich sandbox environment. Following […]

Mar
14

Runes Of Magic Cinematic Trailer

March 14th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Beta, Gaming News, MMOGs/MMORPGs 0 comments

The new free-to-play MMO RunesofMagic has their first cinematic trailer up! It’s called Rise of the Demon Lord! I know “free-to-play MMORPG” and “cinematic trailor” don’t usually go together, but as guest auther Lex said in our recent review of the Runes Of Magic beta, RoM offers more than the usual free MMO Don’t forget, […]

Mar
04

League of Legends Beta Sign Up

March 4th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Beta 11 comments

League of Legends beta signup has begun. League of Legends describes itself as a “competitive online game set in an imaginative world”, but not an MMORPG. Players are heroes fighting for control in the lands of Valoran. Here’s the trailer: Interested? Sign up for the League of Legends beta here. Via League of Legends. 0

Feb
24

Guest Review: Runes Of Magic

February 24th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 6 comments

Lexton “Lunarhound” Collins was kind enough to review the upcoming MMORPG, Runes Of Magic, for us. Lexton has been playing the open beta of Runes of Magic for a few months now. Here he discusses Runes of Magic in particular and the free-to-play gaming model in general. Runes will be officially released on March 19th, […]

Feb
08

Indie Game Mag and Momo

February 8th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 0 comments

Indie Game Mag is a new magazine about — no points for guessing — independent games. Now, I don’t mean to bash the bestsellers, I love my World of WarCraft and my Sims2 just as much as the next gamer, but fun, creative indie games are often underrepresented in games journalism. It’s sad that so […]

Jan
28

Buying WoW Characters

January 28th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Discussion, MMOGs/MMORPGs 1 comment

Have you ever thought about buying a high-level World of Warcraft toon? I’ve definitely thought how cool it would be to instantly have a level 60… or level 70… or level 80, especially since max level is always just a few levels higher than I am! Some people buy World of WarCraft accounts to keep […]

Jan
28

MyTribe Mystery Solutions

January 28th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in PC Games 46 comments

I started playing MyTribe a while ago, and I think I’ve finally unlocked all the MyTribe mysteries! This is the first time I’ve given any hints on ThumbGods, so this is your warning! Spoilers ahead! If you want to solve the mysteries on your own, don’t keep reading! How about a nice article on the […]

Jan
17

FusionFall is Released

January 17th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 11 comments

A review of the pretty, but ultimately unsatisfiying, new kids’ game, Fusionfall. FusionFall is gorgeous. Wait, that’s not how to start a review. Let me try again. FusionFall, the new MMO from Cartoon Network, takes place a few years in the future. Players must help the Cartoon Network crowd, including older versions of Dexter and […]

Jan
12

11,000 Gamers Attend Virtual Wedding

January 12th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Discussion, In The Media, MMOGs/MMORPGs 1 comment

Ah, gaming romance. I love stories like this, because they ruin the stereotype of anti-social gamers, and the stereotype that all gamers are men. LAND O’ LAKES, FL– JANUARY 12, 2009– Artix Entertainment’s MMORPG AdventureQuest Worlds was the setting for the December 29th wedding of longtime Artix gamers Bello and Merca which was broadcast live […]

Jan
07

Press Release — DOMO Weddings!

January 7th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in MMOGs/MMORPGs, New Press Releases 0 comments

Gametribe.com, the premier destination for Free-to-Play games starts 2009 with a great update to come on January 7th! We are happy to introduce the Marriage system for all the lovers! Declare you Love and get married to unlock extra bonuses with your partner. To prepare a great wedding ceremony, you can now get the two […]

Jan
05

New Videogame Gigs

January 5th 2009 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News, MMOGs/MMORPGs 0 comments

The MMO Gamer and Gamasutra have a list of new game developer gigs, including one in Germany: Content Designer at Sparkplay Media. Located in San Francisco, CA. (USA) Lead Developer at InWorld Studios. Located in Los Angeles, CA. (USA) Lead 3D Character Artist – World of Warcraft at Blizzard Entertainment. Located in Irvine, CA. (USA) […]

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