The Stream Team: Fiend hunter field day in AdventureQuest 3D

Sadly, Massively OP's MJ missed the dogs for event in AQ3D. However, she can still do the fiend hunter saga from Dante the Fiend Hunter that launched at the same time. So she'll be slaying fiends to commemorate the end of the dog days of summer on -- fittingly -- the very last day of summer. Tune in live...
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Betawatch: The Wagadu Chronicles is gearing up for early access this year

We still do not have a firm date for The Wagadu Chronicles hitting early access; all we know is that it's still on track to be some time this year, and it's gearing up with a trailer for same. It definitely looks interesting! So I think I speak for all of me when I say that I really want...

Diablo’s Inaris and Lillith are among the guest characters being sold in Call of Duty Season 6

The current iterations of Call of Duty are apparently going to be absolutely awash in things when Season 6 arrives to Modern Warfare II and Warzone on Wednesday, September 27th, including Halloween modes, new maps, and enough guest character skins to make one knowingly smirk as Blizzard tries to copy another game's schtick. Several spooky events are on deck for...

Astroneer’s fall event has players farming up sturdysquash in spaaaaace

It's three great tastes that taste great together: It's space sandboxes, it's farming, and its a Falloween event. Yep, Astroneer's traditional fall event is back, inviting players to harvest space pumpkins in the understatedly named Fuel Acquisition, Renewal & Maintenance event. "Sturdysquash are in season and can be farmed in bulk to be processed in Cauldrangea plants," System Era says....

War Thunder’s Sons of Attila update is live with new Hungarian vehicles and Southeast Asia-inspired map

Hungarian wargaming fans are in for a treat as War Thunder has launched Sons of Attila with its themed vehicles and aircraft. "Gaijin Entertainment announces the release of the significant update Sons of Attila for the online military action game War Thunder," the press release declares. "In addition to the Hungarian ground vehicles line-up, dozens of other combat vehicles have...

Black Desert shares details of its upcoming War of the Roses PvP mode in new video

War is coming to Black Desert, or perhaps more accurately, more war is coming to the MMORPG in the form of the 300v300 War of the Roses mode, which is one of the primary talking points of a new video from Pearl Abyss. War of the Roses is similar to conquest wars in BDO now, except they will take place...

Unity finally apologizes to game devs with latest round of fee concessions

Unity has delivered what is essentially its latest round of concessions to the gaming industry after nearly two weeks of uproar over its originally proposed retroactive per-install fees. Unity's Marc Whitten apologizes directly to the community this time, unlike the last time. "We should have spoken with more of you and we should have incorporated more of your feedback before...

The Stream Team: Finding the way through Wayfinder

MOP's Chris is back in Wayfinder on OPTV today. He was intrigued by the multiplayer RPG in his first run through, so it's only fitting that he hops back in and keeps taking a look at this one live. Join him today at 2:00 p.m. EDT as he winds his way through! What: Wayfinder Who: Chris Neal When: 2:00 p.m. EDT on...

EVE Fanfest 2023: The EVE Online FPS is back as EVE Vanguard this December

It's safe to say that EVE Online has a complicated history with first person shooters. The idea of stepping foot on the planets of New Eden has been part of the game's long-term vision for over a decade, but it's never quite worked out. First appearing as FPSMMO DUST 514 back in 2013, EVE's first foray into first person...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s October events are early with tricks if not treats

Pokemon Go news this month feels like Christmas. We usually don't get news until days before the new month starts, if that. But this time, our trusty leaker has been joined by a second leaker, which Niantic may be trying to head off or disprove with its early drop of October details. While it's nice to see some of the...

RuneScape outlines initial plans to address its deeply unpopular Hero Pass monetization

The end of August saw Jagex elect to burn up some of the goodwill between itself and RuneScape players with the reveal of a Hero Pass, a battle pass-style form of monetization that immediately set off fury among players of the MMORPG even as Jagex launched the thing anyway. Shortly afterwards, the studio admitted that it messed up and...
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Global Chat: Coming around on WoW Classic’s hardcore mode

With World of Warcraft Hardcore Classic out for a month now, it's continuing to show no quarter while it captures the interest of prior doubters. We may consider The Ancient Gaming Noob as one of these dubious souls who's since come around on the tension and fun of this mode. "Add in the flip side of Deathlog, that in addition...

UK government body ‘opens the door’ for Microsoft’s buyout of Activision-Blizzard in preliminary approval

The long shoving match between Microsoft and the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) looks to be nearing its final stretch. The CMA has given a preliminary approval for Microsoft's buyout of Activision-Blizzard in the country following a restructuring of the deal back in August that saw Ubisoft earn cloud streaming rights “in perpetuity” for all current and new...

Vague Patch Notes: So what actually kills MMO communities?

Since we're busy getting a front-row seat to World of Warcraft adding the dungeon finder again, only this time it's WoW Classic, we are also getting a front-row seat to That Guy coming out of the woodwork. That Guy (who is not to be confused with That Man) is the one who is always quick to tell you that...

Baldur’s Gate 3 launches its third major patch today with Mac support and appearance changing

So you made your character in Baldur's Gate 3 to play with your friends, and you were very proud of your red dragonkin with green highlights. You even had a backstory for him. But then as soon as you started playing together, one of your friends said, "Why are you playing as the Christmas Dragon?" And now you can't...
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The Division 3 is happening, but it’s going to be a while before we see it

It's official: Ubisoft is moving ahead on making The Division 3. This seems like a no-brainer, really, when you consider how popular its apocalyptic shooter series has been, but it's still good to hear of The Division's continuation. The studio is putting Star Wars Outlaws' Julian Gerighty at the head of a new team that's being assembled right now. "This announcement...

Destiny 2 shows off the new supers coming in The Final Shape and keeps fighting crafted weapon glitches

Every expansion of Destiny 2 brings new supers to the game's three classes, but since there won't be any new element in The Final Shape, what would those new powers look like? Well, let Bungie show you with a series of three new videos. As referenced in the lede, these new supers are drawn from existing elements - the three...
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Tales of the Shire is an upcoming cozy game based in Middle-earth due for 2024

So Tales of the Shire is a thing that's coming out. Here is what we know about it: It is a cozy game set in Middle-earth from Private Division and Weta Workshop, and it's due for release in 2024. It also has a live-action trailer that clocks in at 45 seconds and provides no additional information. Clearly, the developers...

The Daily Grind: Do you complain about MMO buyables – and then buy them anyway?

During EG7's investor pitch video this week, Daybreak boss Ji Ham said something that leaped out at me. He was essentially trying to convince investors that gaming companies could make bank by emulating the business models of teams behind games like Madden, Call of Duty, and FIFA, which crank out sequels constantly with only slight modifications over the previous...

The Stream Team: Neverwinter’s Slade the Thricedrowned

Even after crushing part of Neverwinter's Cult of the Crushing Wave last time, Massively OP's MJ has just gotten started! There are still plenty of sea hags who are raising lacedons from the poor drowned sailors that she needs to stop and lay those souls to rest. She'll also be focusing on a plucking a thorn in the Sea...