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Category Archives: MMORPGs
The upcoming MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, which has been in beta testing, was looking promising. The game has been getting positive reviews and folks have generally been having fun. I had been meaning to write a positive review of … Continue reading
Sony Online Entertainment’s Planetside 2 shooter game just updated their female character models to stand a little ‘more feminine’. For commentary, check out this thread on the GirlGamers subreddit. Do any of our readers play this game? How do you … Continue reading
Players of the MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic will soon see a long awaited option available to them in game: same gender romance! This has been discussed for awhile (see our January 2012 review of the game) but we … Continue reading
I’ve been slowly wandering through the new World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria. Cultural appropriation aside, I’ve been quite enjoying myself. The pace is nice and relaxed, the quests have been charming, the world is beautifully designed with bright … Continue reading
Guild Wars 2 features five playable races: humans, sylvari, asura, norn, and charr. Each of these races includes an antagonist faction who will fight against the rest of their race, and be one of the enemies of your player character. … Continue reading
We’ve posted about this before, but now that the early access for preorders has begun and the game will be launching in mere days, here’s another reminder! Many of us at The Border House will be joining up with Praxis, … Continue reading
Edit: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to the winners, who have all been emailed with their keys! Darketower, Josh, Chris, Tyler K, Rillifane, Gralsh Oon, Henry, Skennedy, XvShadow, Hyacinth, Ehsan Kia, Ramenhotep, Primal Zed, 3Jane, chooseareality, DystopianGibberish, Richard, … Continue reading