Aion vs World of WarCraft: Launch Conditions

Stored in: Articles by Droniac on August 31st, 2009
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Aion is the next game in line to try and snoop some subscribers out of World of WarCraft’s uncontested grip on the fantasy MMORPG genre. Closed beta testing is over, an open beta will arrive next week, and launch is less than a month away (September 25th in Europe). The general consensus appears to be […]

Aion 1.5: More Western-y

Stored in: Articles by Droniac on August 28th, 2009
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Aion in retail will not be the same game we’ve beta tested. NCSoft has repeated this statement many times, referring to their 1.5 update that will ship with the game (and be playable in open beta). But what exactly does this 1.5 update, titled Shadow of the Balaur, contain? Apart from more quests, what else […]

EVE Online tie-in Dust 514 Revealed

Stored in: Articles, News, Previews by Droniac on August 19th, 2009
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At this year’s Game Developer’s Conference, CCP has revealed a console MMOFPS called Dust 514. Console gamers will be able to play as gun-toting marines roaming the EVE universe and buying trucks, guns and equipment as their cash flow improves. It will also be a tie-in to the ongoing EVE Online MMO universe on the […]

Foreign Legion: Buckets of Blood Minigun

Stored in: Articles, Guides by Droniac on August 18th, 2009
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A lot of gamers who have purchased Foreign Legions: Bucket of Blood seem to have difficulty finding the minigun. This is the only weapon that you do not possess at the start of the game and which does not get ammo refills from the air-dropped ammo crate. Stop searching people! The answer is deceptively simple: […]

Screenshots Galore: Foreign Legion: Buckets of Blood

Stored in: Articles by Droniac on August 18th, 2009
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Foreign Legion: Buckets of Blood (by Sakari Indie) is a newly released third-person shooter with LEGO-inspired design, but decidedly mature level of violence. It may not be the most visually impressive game, but its stylized design makes it good source material for some nice shots of ‘cartoony’ violence. Gunning down rebels while defending the local […]

Top 10 MMO Games of 2010

Stored in: Articles by Droniac on August 13th, 2009
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MMOs are being announced, and launched, by the dozens, yet World of Warcraft still leads the pack quite comfortably. But with countless MMO games on the horizon, surely that giant’s days are numbered? In this article I take a look at the status of the MMOG scene by the end of 2010. With dozens of […]

Upcoming Releases – as of July/August 2009

Stored in: Articles by Droniac on August 4th, 2009
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Every month on GameDrone you’ll be able to find an up-to-date list containing release dates for many of the most promising upcoming PC games. These lists will contain both confirmed and estimated (mentioned in italic) release dates for upcoming games this year or the next. Also included is an overview of the games released during […]

My Game is Better Than Yours!

Stored in: Articles by Droniac on July 6th, 2009
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Just about every gamer like to play the ‘my game is better than yours’ game, or at least so it would seem when looking at online forums and irc channels. Whether it’s Counter Strike being superior to Unreal Tournament, or World of Warcraft decimating Guild Wars, there are plenty of game comparison discussions raging across […]

Screenshots Galore: Trine

Stored in: Articles by Droniac on July 3rd, 2009
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Trine (by Frozenbyte) is a newly released platform game that has risen to the top sellers chart on Steam a single day after launch. Platformers aren’t exactly the most abundant genre (on PC) anymore, but this sidescrolling indie-game with luscious 3D graphics looks set to change that, with some unique twists to add to the […]

The Great Guild Archetypes

Stored in: Articles by Droniac on July 1st, 2009
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A wealth of online guilds have been born – and perished – over the years as MMORPGs have grown in popularity. These groups of like minded players come in many shapes and sizes, which can make it difficult for a guild to distinguish itself amongst the rest. Nor is it easy to decide upon a […]

Upcoming Releases – as of June 2009

Stored in: Articles by Droniac on June 30th, 2009
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Every month on GameDrone you’ll be able to find an up-to-date list containing release dates for many of the most promising upcoming PC games. These lists will contain both confirmed and estimated (mentioned in italic) release dates for upcoming games this year or the next. Also included is an overview of the games released during […]

Incredible Weekend Discounts!

Stored in: Articles by Droniac on June 27th, 2009
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Digital distribution services such as Good Old Games, Impulse and Steam frequently host special weekend deals on a number of the games in their collection. I haven’t really bothered to touch on these in the past, but with this weekend’s deals being of such a high caliber, I feel that I just have to push […]