The MMO Round-Up / July 4

The MMO Round-up captures the genre’s most notable happenings of the week in easy to consume, bite-sized portions.

World of Warcraft‘s Cataclysm closed beta started this week, those that have been invited have not been seen since.

Star Wars: The Old Republic is not coming to consoles, but here’s a multiplayer gameplay video.

Need for Speed World’s open beta started this week.

Finally we got some details for the Torchlight MMO, we’ve only been waiting since Torchlight released, gosh.

APB launched this week and apparently there is a reason for the game to have mediocre reviews. Say what?

The new guild renown system in Dungeons & Dragons Online is getting hotfixed very soon, so hold tight.

EverQuest introduced new Destrier mounts to the game this week.

Transformation to be a big part of Moonlight Online as well as Defense of the Ancients tactic-style gameplay. Sounds promising actually.

While not happening anytime soon, a free-to-play model is not out of the question for World of Warcraft’s future.

Launch date and pricing model revealed for Final Fantasy XIV.

Adventurine released new details regarding Darkfalls expansion this week.

Vigil Games wants at least 1 million players, specifically World of Warcraft players for their Warhammer 40,000 MMO.

A sweet City of Heroes: Going Rogue video was released this week on their Facebook page, no friending required.

New Runes of Magic patch brings new mounts, pets and a spanking new instance to the game this week.

There is so much TERA media out there that it’s downright ridiculous, but videos are certainly better than screenshots.

Free-to-play MMO Vindictus entered into a closed beta this week.

Lots of stuff coming to Allods Online on July 7 after the 1.1.0 patch hits live servers.