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MMO Week in Review: The launch of Dual Universe

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The MMORPG genre welcomed a new game this week - a Kickstarted one, no less - as Dual Universe officially opened its doors for an official launch. World of Warcraft also made a big splash this week, not only releasing Wrath of the Lich King for WoW Classic but also announcing a November 28th launch date for Dragonflight. Meanwhile, Google announced...

Ultima Online and Dark Age of Camelot observe birthdays, Halloween, and player memorials

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Celebrations for Ultima Online's 25th birthday are in full swing, and just to make the birthday month extra special, it'll have Halloween layered on top. Indeed, the holiday publish - 114 - is currently on the test server; the Halloween component includes new loot for trick-or-treating, new jack o' lantern styles, new themed centerpieces, new rare skellies, and the return...

The MOP Up: Shooter looter Rift Loopers rolls out in early access

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Experience the multiverse -- and then blow up a small part of it -- in Rift Loopers, a new twin-stick survival shooter that just released in early access on Steam. The $5 game challenges you to "fight your way through worlds lost to the insectoids on your mission to collect the resource needed for dimensional travel, the reality crystals....

The Stream Team: Big bot battling in Gundam Evolution

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Viewer be warned: MOP's Chris is not the greatest when it comes to competitive shooters. However, he is enough of a fan of giant robots to try to push that to one side and try out the recently released Gundam Evolution! Will his love of robot battling be enough to see him through? Tune in today at 2:00 p.m....

Battle Bards Episode 217: Legend of Edda

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Chances are you’ve never heard of today’s featured MMO — or its quirky little soundtrack! So why not come along with Syp and Syl to explore Legend of Edda, a now-defunct RPG set in a realm of Greek Mythology? Battle Bards is the world’s first, best, and only MMO music podcast. Biweekly episodes alternate between examining a single MMO’s soundtrack and...

Overwatch League opens up new initiatives to recruit more diverse players and broadcasting talent

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You can either look at this as the Overwatch League trying to increase the diversity of its pool of talent, or the league's scrambling to grab a hold of anything to keep itself above water, but either way you slice it, Overwatch is looking for more players and more broadcasters from different perspectives and underrepresented groups, and it's kicking...

One Shots: Hey Hobbit, what’s ursine?

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Lord of the Rings Online's recent loosening of class/race restrictions is either the greatest or the worst thing that's happened to the game, depending who you ask. But for those reveling in the ability to make previously forbidden combinations, it's been quite the joy. For example, take Bel: "My Hobbit Lore-master’s bear is not impressed that we are being asked...
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The Daily Grind: How good do you think you are in your MMO of choice?

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If there's one thing that I've learned over the years in which I have played MMOs, it's that people who are quick to point out their elite skills don't actually have any. The actual players with amazing skill don't feel the need for people to come and gawk; they just demonstrate their skill in actual play. Posturing usually means...

Myst Online introduces a new fan-made Age to its open-sourced world

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The next Age of Myst Online is here -- but this time it's the players, rather than the development team, that's taking the community forward in time. The somewhat open-sourced adventure MMO announced that it was unveiling the "Age of Fahets" this weekend, created by player Keith Lord. "Fahets: Highgarden is a small garden area in the Age of Fahets...

Lord of the Rings Online delivers a tour of its upcoming Swanfleet zone

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A whole new beginner experience is heading to Lord of the Rings Online next month thanks to the upcoming Before the Shadow content update. For players who are on the fence whether or not to drop $18 (or more) on the mini-expansion, Standing Stone Games' World Designer Matt "Scenario" Eliott is here to take you on a tour through...

Rumor: Mark Hamill will reprise his role as the Joker for MultiVersus

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For people of a certain age, the vocal performance of Mark Hamill as the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series is unmatched, setting the high-water mark for the character that is arguably impossible to beat. If the latest bit of datamining out of MultiVersus holds water, the real Joker is making a comeback in the online brawler. This datamine comes...

The Stream Team: The SWTOR Vodcast of random subjects

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When you've got to pick a new day for your SWTOR adventures, you've also got to pick new topics to talk about! Well, Massively OP's Larry & MJ will continue their quest for achievements, but they'll easily be sidetracked by various random subjects. Want to pick the content they chat about? Or shall we leave it up to the...

The Game Archaeologist: Dark Ages, the weird lovechild of Celtic lore and Lovecraftian legends

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While the online world was fascinated by "the Big Three" Western MMOs in 1999 -- that would be EverQuest, Ultima Online, and Asheron's Call -- this did not mean that they were the only three MMORPGs in existence. Plenty of other projects had come to fruition around this time, especially overseas in the Korean market. One of these was Dark...

Embers Adrift launches October 15, confirms its box price and subscription model

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It looks like Embers Adrift, the crowdfunded MMORPG once known as Saga of Lucmia, is on its way to the end of beta and into full release. Stormhaven Studios saw fit to reveal a launch date of Saturday, October 15th, and its pricing information. In an image. On its forum. The announcement touts the variety of features of Embers Adrift...
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WRUP: Pokemon Glort as explained by your dad edition

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Hey kids! If there are two things I know about kids your age, the first one is how you love your Pokeymans! You like all of them, like Pikachu, Charmander, Bee... pill? I think it's pill? The red one? Girl Pikachu? That ugly thing with a fin on its head? Anyway, the other thing I know you all love...

The Daily Grind: What could MMOs put into a dungeon to give you cold sweats?

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We all have different fear triggers in real life -- and some of these make horrible cameos in video games. Don't like arachnids? Welcome to the giant spider nightmare that is MMORPGs! What about public speaking? You're now the team leader! Terrified of heights? Jumping puzzles! Even trypophobics might find their greatest nightmare in a game's giant honeycomb or plus-sized...

The Stream Team: Entering AQ3D’s Chamber of Suffering

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As Massively OP's MJ continues to collect the pieces of the ancient sword in AQ3D, she has to venture into each chamber of the Red Monastery. Next up, she's delving into the Chamber of Suffering. If she can help the Paladins of the Golden Onslaught face that trial, then perhaps she can even wrap up the fourth and final...
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Betawatch: World of Warcraft: Dragonflight sets its sights on November 28

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If it's very flappy but it isn't a bird and it's very scaly but it isn't a lizard, what is it? Why, it's a dragon, and World of Warcraft: Dragonflight now has a launch date of November 28th. That's when it's coming out of very public testing and hoping to pump your world so full of dragons that you...

Wakfu’s single-player ‘roguelite deck builder’ One More Gate enters early access October 11

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Most of our readers know Wakfu as a turn-based strategy-minded MMORPG, but very soon they'll also know it as a single-player card-based roguelite title. That's thanks to developer Ankama's upcoming game One More Gate: A Wakfu Legend, which has announced its arrival to early access on Tuesday, October 11th. One More Gate describes itself as a "roguelite deck builder" that...

PlanetSide 2 cleans up tank cannons and fixes some environmental issues in newest PTS build

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PTS builds aren't always about glamorous updates or big top features; sometimes they're just about applying some needed polish and bug fixes. That looks to be the case with the newest PTS patch for PlanetSide 2, which is addressing some matters related to tank cannons and the greater game environment. The tank cannon fixes appear to be primarily visual, fixing...

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