follow us:

Latest News

PAX Prime 2015: Agent 47 is a showstopper when it comes to assassinating his target
The team at I/O Interactive walk us through brand new gameplay footage from the upcoming Hitman game. ... [read more]
PAX Prime 2015: Cliffy B reveals his new game at PAX Prime
One of gaming's most prolific figures is at it again. Cliffy B. of Gears of War and Unreal is behind the new free FPS Lawbreakers. ... [read more]
Guild Wars 2 goes free-to-play
Guild Wars is the MMO franchise that never had a subscription. You just paid for the game and off you went. Now you don't even need to pay for the game as it's available for free.... [read more]

Latest Articles

Smite Preview: Hey look at me, I'm playing a MOBA on my console
There's no doubt that the top two MOBA games are DotA 2 and League of Legends, and with the control layout for those games, it's unlikely we'll see those games make the jump to the consoles. However, Smite, the third-person perspective MOBA game and arguably the third most p... [read more]
It doesn't matter how you get your Gjallarhorn
Destiny has seen its share of ups and downs. From the amazingly unbalanced Vex Mythoclast Fusion Rifle to its poor story, players have had plenty of reasons to trash the game. And now, the ultimate storm of garbage has landed. The Destiny community lost its mind when the Gja... [read more]
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Beta shows that the series still has some fight
The Gears of War: Ultimate Edition beta has ended and it has been an experience. With only multiplayer available to play, I was in game after game of Team Deathmatch and King of the Hill. With a shiny new presentation and new features, is this attempt enough to re-ignite th... [read more]

Latest Reviews

Batman: Arkham Knight Review: A fitting end for the Dark Knight
Rocksteady Studios did the unthinkable in 2009 by making a game based on a comic an actual GOTY contender. The follow-up, Arkham City, continued the pattern of quality and faithfulness to the comic making for another great game. To finish off the series, Rocksteady is back w... [read more]
Heroes of the Storm Review: The WoW of MOBAs is here
MOBAs are becoming more and more common as the competitive arena of choice. League of Legends and DotA changed the face of eSports by putting the new genre in the spotlight. Blizzard has entered the fray with their answer in the form of Heroes of the Storm.... [read more]
Dying Light Review: What happens when you do Dead Island correctly
Zombie massacre simulator is the description that comes to mind when I think of Techland's Dying Light. With so many implements of undead doom at your disposal, you can easily lose yourself in trying every weapon and item you come across. The real question, though, is does t... [read more]

Latest Videos

8-Bit Eric Review: Citizens of Earth Review (Wii U)
Remember Earthbound? Well, Citizens of Earth is like Earthbound, but not really. 8-Bit Eric explains why. ... [read more]
Let's Play - Her Story Pt. 1-3
Her Story is a different take on the adventure genre formula. There's a mystery to be solved, but instead of solving puzzles or talking to people, all you have to do is search for the right video. ... [read more]
O.G. Preview - Skyhill is 99 floors of random horror
Developed by Mandragora Studio, Skyhill is a different take on the "survive the zombie apocalypse" gameplay. Rather than having a whole world to explore, Skyhill puts you in a hotel with 99 randomly-generated floors. ... [read more]
Dungeon Fighter Online is closing shop
Posted on April 02, 2013 by Nickolai Niver

Back in 2009 I spied a pretty unique concept for an MMO. A game not unlike famous arcade side-scrollers from the past like Golden Axe and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade. This particular MMO was known as Dungeon Fighter Online, and was done by the famous F2P lords, Nexon. It would seem though, that Dungeon Fighter Online is on its last legs.

Nexon has announced today that they are stopping support for the side-scrolling Dungeon Fighter. Their reasons for this are listed as such:

"Sadly, Dungeon Fighter Online has not attracted enough player interest to properly service the game.  Internally, we struggled deeply with the popularity of DFO in North America as the title is immensely popular overseas.  For more than three years, we went through many milestones and several pushes before we came to this very difficult decision."

It would appear that poor profits have cost the F2P title its job, and Nexon is already setting up a plan to disable it in steps. The first step happens this month. Come April 11th, DFOs cash shop will be closed. After that point players will not be able to purchase any further skins or boosts. On June 13th, the servers will shut down for good. Fortunately, Nexon is offering a bit of a refund policy.

"We will compensate players for the purchase of unused or partially-used Permanent and Durational items purchased within the past six months. The dollar value is correlated with the time of purchase, the status of the item, etc."

It's a sad day when an MMO dies. However, we still have it for another 3 months, so enjoy it while you can.

Nickolai Niver - Staff Writer nic (@) original-gamer.com | all author's articles

What's your most anticipated game for August?

Shadowrun: Hong Kong
Madden NFL 16
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture
Volume
Rare Replay
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
Dishonored: Definitive Edition
View Results - View Comments

Podcast


Discussing the roots of r/Kappa with Dr. Mike


Why I Hate World of Warcraft

Next 10 Best Video Games Themes Ever!

Nintendo Direct 3DS 2013: Year of Luigi

Other Gaming News From The Web