Square Enix confirms lay-offs, says MMO service will be unaffected

Phil Savage at

There's never a good time to lose your job, but something about it happening at the tail-end of December seems particularly unpleasant. This month has already seen Petroglyph and Trion Worlds make staff cuts, and now Square Enix have confirmed to Massively that they have downsized their LA office.

Three crazy ways politics are taking over MMOs

Gavin Townsley at

If you feel like you’re not getting enough politics from your everyday life, never fear—several virtual worlds out there offer plenty of opportunity for you to practice your campaigning and scheming. Here’s a closer look at political systems for three of them.

Wakfu closed beta key giveaway and exclusive trailer

Josh Augustine at

Wakfu is one of my favorite game names of all time. You can't help but repeat it several times with different inflections--and I dare you to say it without smiling even the teensiest bit.

But it's more than just a fun name to say, it also looks like a fun game to play! We want to send you into the closed beta to try it out for yourself. Details on how to win a closed beta code, and details on how you can commit monkey genocide below!