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EVE Online dev blog delves into the October balance pass

The latest EVE Online dev blog is all about the upcoming October balance pass, which will focus on reworking the Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) mechanics, rebalancing interdiction nullification, making changes to warp disruption field generators, and more. One of the major changes coming in the October balance pass is a reworking of the way that ECM and systems-jamming mechanics...

Grab a War Thunder Naval Battles closed beta key from Gaijin and Massively OP!

For the last couple of months, War Thunder studio Gaijin Entertainment has been hard at work running a closed beta for its Naval Battles mode, which features the new special events themselves, new maps, and the long-awaited horizontal research system. Normally, to get into this leg of the closed beta, you have to buy a naval pack, but...

ArtCraft devs discuss Crowfall’s development process, community involvement, and future plans in new interview

The folks at Expansive have posted a new interview from Gamescom 2018 in which they sit down with Crowfall's Creative Director J. Todd Coleman, Executive Producer Gordon Walters, and VP of Marketing DebySue Wolfcale to discuss the development process and future of ArtCraft Entertainment's upcoming MMORPG. The interview covers an eclectic array of topics, starting...
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LawBreakers has formally shut down

It doesn't come as a surprise, but LawBreakers has officially gone dark now with the shutdown of its servers. This follows the timeline originally announced with the shutdown of Boss Key Studios, so players who enjoyed the title hopefully had enough chances to get in some fun memories with the game before this. For those who have...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s A Star to Guide Us

We've had just enough time to digest that epic trailer, and now A Star to Guide Us is live. This is the fourth episode of Guild Wars 2's fourth season, and what an episode it seems to be. I got to tinker around with an early dev preview of the patch over the weekend, putting a couple of...
Ah, yes. Harvest.

World of Warcraft kicks off its yearly harvest festival (which is not a harvest festival)

It's time for the annual harvest festival in World of Warcraft. Harvest festivals, of course, are a time when everyone comes together as a community, pulls crops out of the ground, and celebrates the bounty of the harvest with their neighbors. At least, in the real world. In WoW that's apparently when everyone pays tribute to dead...
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Grinding Gear Games now has 120 staff members working on Path of Exile

Let's not mince words: Path of Exile is a success story in the industry, and nowhere is that clearer in its road from inception to here. A recent status update posted wasn't about new game systems, but about the state of the company, which (like many game studios) started in a founder's garage. It already had expanded...

Sunsoft’s virtual reality MOBA, Dark Eclipse, launches for PlayStation VR September 25

Japanese developer Sunsoft has this morning announced the impending global release of Dark Eclipse, a brand-new free-to-play MOBA, with a twist: It's being billed as the "first ever MOBA for PlayStation VR," using Dualshock or Move controllers. The PR says it's a "passion project" from the scrappy 40-year-old company. "As true fans of the genre, SUNSOFT developed DARK ECLIPSE by finding...
Undead tanks. Cool.

Wargaming is building a new ‘free-to-play multiplatform MMO’ in the UK

It looks as if Wargaming is planning to push even further into the MMO market. According to GIbiz, the company known best for World of Tanks has opened up a brand-new studio in Guildford, UK, under the leadership of Sean Decker, whose credits in gaming are substantial; most recently, he did a tour of duty in EVE...
What will we do?

There’s a new class coming to Lord of the Rings Online, but what will it be?

There's a new class on its way to Lord of the Rings Online according to one of the weekly streams from Standing Stone Games. And that is all we know about it at this point; the latest video from YouTuber Andang just below points out that as of yet we haven't even been given a name for...
Why is this the way of the world

Final Fantasy XIV’s Prelude in Violet is live today

It's time to explore the wreckage left after the most recent bit of Final Fantasy XIV's story with the latest patch because the new patch is here. Players have a new story to explore, new troubles to deal with, and from the sound of the trailer some rather ominous portents to fight against. But there are also...
Less than a sister act.

The Daily Grind: Do you think you’ve aged out of MMOs?

There's this particular template for covering MMORPGs on mainstream gaming websites that I cannot stand: the old "haha, MMOs are weird and old, let's poke at them for our ironic amusement" article. Polygon ran a piece earlier this month that could've run the risk of falling into that trope but actually managed to raise good points instead of...

The Stream Team: World of Warships celebrates 3rd anniversary

Three years ago Massively OP's MJ set sail in her first warship to blast away her enemies. Today, she heads back in on World of Warships' anniversary to re-experience the thrill of hunting nautical prey (or, in her case, likely dodging torpedoes!). Join us live at 9:00 p.m. and count how many birthday explosions MJ is a part of. What:...

Guild Wars 2 narrative: ‘It’s like working on a television show’

Just ahead of the launch of Guild Wars 2's next living story episode, GIbiz has a fun interview with multiple members of the current narrative team, which MMO players will recall lost two key members this past summer. For starters, one myth the ArenaNet devs dispel quickly is that the game's lore - or the lore...
Cubes and gleaming and so on

Warframe’s latest development stream was all about shredding on your K-Drive

When Warframe players get to Fortuna and meet the Vent Kids, they're not going to be ranked by who has the best weapons. They're not even going to be ranked by who brings these enthusiasts the most Grineer salvage. No, status among the Vent Kids and their love of K-Drives will be determined entirely by who can...
Pictured: Not actually winter, probably.

Blade & Soul previews its Korean winter update with a new trailer

The downside of games with asymmetric worldwide updates is that if you're not in the region getting updated first, you can feel a bit left out. Case in point, it's easy for Blade & Soul players to feel out in the cold when you look at the trailer for the big winter update in Korea coming soon. But...

Sea of Thieves delays Forsaken Shores update until September 27th

Earlier this week, Sea of Thieves Executive Producer Joe Neate issued an update to keep fans apprised of Rare's progress on development of the game's upcoming major content update, Forsaken Shores, in which he warned that there was a chance that the update would not be releasing on September 19th as planned. Well, that warning...

Fallen Earth is planning on a fresh start server for the future

The long road to revamp and repackage Fallen Earth stretches ahead of new owner Little Orbit, but to the company's credit, it's making efforts to whip the post-apocalyptic MMORPG into shape. Part of that effort is in raising the level of communication with the players, and a recent hour-long developer Q&A session certainly helped to accomplish this. The...

The Culling: Origins goes back to basics, makes game free-to-play

It's been a couple of months now since the catastrophic launch and subsequent cancellation of Xaviant Games's battle royale title The Culling 2, which was met with a hostile reaction from fans, especially players of the original Culling, who felt that the developers had abandoned the game and the players who brought them success...
You may recognize this design from your own tabletop history. Or something like it.

Kickstarted MMO Fractured shows off its Alpha 1 map of Myr

The first alpha test for Fractured has not yet begun, but you can get a taste of what it'll be like with a look at the map of Myr, the continent used for that first alpha test. Myr consists of 40 square kilometers of land for players to roam across and forge into something; it's meant to...

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