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Contra: Evolution: One of the most iconic shooter games gets an iOS update and new life

Gone Free! Contra Evolution

 

 
Horn:  Epic RPG that Plays like Infinity Blade Meets The Legend of Zelda

Gone Free! Horn!

 

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Celtic Heroes Releases Dragonfire: New Great Looking HD Graphics and Loads of New Content

Celtic Heroes continues to surprise me with its longevity. I can think of a dozen reasons why this indie MMORPG should not still be an active game — heck, why it shouldn’t have survived its first year! — but the game has defied them all to remain a viable and ever-improving experience. This week, One…(Read the full article)

WHAT HAPPENED TO MMORPGS ON IOS?

I remember when I first got my hands on Order and Chaos Online , Gameloft’s ambitious move to create a true, open-world MMORPG experience on iOS. Playing those early levels was like a revelation: yes, a true, WoW-stoye MMORPG play experience was possible on mobile devices. At the time, I thought that OnC would spearhead…(Read the full article)

In App Purchases Boost Gameloft to Record Earnings. What Does It Mean For Order & Chaos Online?

This week, Gameloft announced that they had record revenues of 50.4 million Euros ($62 million) in Q2 2012. They credited the record on the successful implementation of IAP-fueled freemium and paymium games in the past year. Gameloft’s descent into the freemium model is something I’ve had my eye on for awhile. It began just after…(Read the full article)

Order and Chaos Online Anniversary Update Arrives, Makes Major Changes

Last week, I was griping about Gameloft’s month-late acknowledgment of the one-year anniversary of Order and Chaos Online . This week, we got that update, and I can see why there was a delay. Far from being a simple novelty update, the Anniversary Update introduces sweeping changes that signal a positive shift in the game…(Read the full article)


Order & Chaos Celebrates One Year Anniversary, Only One Month Late!

This week, Gameloft announced that the next update for Order & Chaos Online , their successful take on World of Warcraft, will be getting a One Year Anniversary Update on May 31st. Huzzah! Here’s the announcement video: Looks pretty interesting, doesn’t it? Like the Christmas update we got last December, this looks to be not…(Read the full article)

Freemium, Subscription, or Both? The Right Price for Playing a Mobile MMORPG

Recently, Sega, developers of the upcoming Phantasy Star Online 2, talked some smack about the state of pocket-sized MMORPGs, in particular about the Freemium model that seems to be taking over the genre. According to a report from Kotaku: With the increase of free to play online social games for smart phones, the developers were…(Read the full article)

Surveying the Landscape of iOS MMORPGs

Welcome to the new Massively Portable column! Massively Portable began as a podcast dedicated to “pocket-sized MMORPGs” – that is, massively multiplayer online role-playing games for mobile devices. While the podcast continues weekly, I have also teamed up with App Chronicles to provide regular coverage of the iOS MMORPG scene in a column format. Big…(Read the full article)

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