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Are Open-World Survival Games the Next Big Thing? Editorials 36

Editorials 36 There’s a storm of new games coming to market this year promising to recreate life in a massive multiplayer online fantasy world. With such high ambition, gamers around are craving and anticipating a new generation of games to play and Open World Survival MMOs look to be those games. But how confident can we be […]

Why Free-to-Play is a Toxic Strategy Editorials 20

Editorials 20 Almost every Free-to-Play game I’ve ever picked up has managed to disappoint me.  Whether it’s League of Legends, No Room Left In Hell, Firefall, or Blacklight: Retribution, I’ve always come out of my experience with F2P games feeling like so much more could have been done if they instead launched with a tried and true […]

Top 5 Myths of PC Gaming Debunked Editorials 151

Editorials 151 PC gaming can be a scary thing for some. Whether it’s finding parts and building your own rig or diving into entirely new social experiences, things may seem a little intimidating …at first.  But I’m here to tell you that it isn’t all that bad, especially considering the sort of technology that’s available today and […]

3 Ways Natural Selection 2 Enforces Teamwork In a Modern FPS Editorials 9

Editorials 9 My biggest complaint about most multiplayer games isn’t bugs or lag, it’s the players. The fact that there are memes devoted to players not dropping ammo or med kits in Battlefield 4 just goes to show how toxic popularity can be for multiplayer games.  Look at the Battlefield, Call of Duty, or League of Legends […]

Multiplayer Experience of 2013 – The Winners News 21

News 21 2013 was certainly an exciting, but ultimately disappointing year for multiplayer games. That’s not to say some really great stuff didn’t come out of it, however. If we were to travel back in time to mid-2013, hype for first-person shooters was at an all time high. Not only were publishing giants Activision and EA gearing up […]

Multiplayer Experience of 2013 – Staff Awards News 12

News 12 MP1st’s staff break down their favorite multiplayer experiences of 2013 as we prepare to bestow our ultimate MPX award to the top three multiplayer titles of this year. Alex DiFiori 3. Insurgency Insurgency doesn’t have to try hard to be a fantastic game. It’s simple, hardcore, and most importantly, fun.  It’s rare these days to get […]

Multiplayer Experience of 2013 – Readers’ Choice Award News 21

News 21 You’ve voted and the results are in. Here are your top picks for 2013′s best multiplayer experiences. Poll Results – 849 Total Votes In order from most votes to least votes Battlefield 4 Grand Theft Auto Online Call of Duty: Ghosts The Last of Us Arma 3 PAYDAY 2 Killzone: Shadow Fall DOTA 2 FIFA […]

Warframe Gameplay Impressions Media 26

Media 26 Warframe treads an area that hasn’t been throughly explored: the free-to-play console market. Instead of tacking on to the abundance of F2P MMO’s and MOBA’s out there, Warframe focuses on fast and frenetic third-person action. All missions (excluding the mastery tests) can be played co-operatively with up to three other players, and you don’t even […]

Battlefield 4 – How To Be a Better Noob Media 45

Media 45 Battlefield 4 is a big game with a lot to offer. It might be one of the easier Battlefield titles to pick up and play with a greater sense of accessibility, but that doesn’t mean there is any lack of tactics and mechanics that take hours upon hours to master. From infantry gameplay to all-out vehicular […]

Multiplayer Experience of 2013 – Readers’ Choice, Vote Now News 107

News 107 2013 is coming to a close, and as such, we want to know what multiplayer experiences over the past year you hold most dear to your heart. In the new year, we’ll be picking our favorite multiplayer games of 2013. You’ll hear from MP1st staff members and learn the number one game that we think […]

5 Previous-Gen Multiplayer Games That Should Be Remade For Next-Gen News 105

News 105 I’ll admit, next-gen life isn’t as glamorous as it’s made out to be. After hype for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One’s launch – along with their not-so-extensive list of first- and third-party launch titles – has died down, I find myself staring into an empty abyss of non-existent next-gen multiplayer games asking myself, […]

DayZ Standalone Alpha – Should You Buy It? News 30

News 30 When it comes to the DayZ Alpha, most people that haven’t already paid for it are probably wondering if it’s worth buying. From the developers telling you not to, to players essentially saying stay away unless you’re hardcore into the game, it seems like the answer would be to wait until development is further along. […]

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