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Elder Scrolls Online deep-dives the guild accessibility tools added in update 22

Whenever a big campaign for Elder Scrolls Online launches - and we've seen three come and go now! - the campaign itself always makes the news. New zone! New class! Enhanced cat people. And the underpinning update, the part that's actually free for everyone, always gets a bit squished by the more dramatic content. So we're welcoming Elder Scrolls...

The Stream Team: Chasing dragons in Elder Scrolls Online’s Elsweyr

Massively OP's MJ got sidetracked by side quests, but she's eager to determine what is up with the dragons in Elder Scrolls Online's main Elsweyr story line and where they went. Today, Ka'os the kitten.. er Khajiit... is back on the case! MJ will further her investigation by continuing A Rage of Dragons, starting with checking out the defense...

Fortnite introduces the Chug Splash in today’s update as Epic steps up anti-datamining measures

The latest update to Fortnite is live today, and it allows players to share a drink in a rather unconventional fashion with the introduction of the new Chug Splash consumable item. The six-pack of tasty canned beverages can be hurled at your teammates, splashing its rejuvenating contents in a small area of effect and granting 20 health to...

Albion Online’s Percival update drops July 10 with new solo random dungeons

With last week's update in the rear-view mirror, Albion Online is pushing onward to its next big thing, Percival. Sandbox Interactive announced today that the patch will officially launch on July 10th. As we've previously noted, the update will offer new customization options to players both for their characters and for their mounts, as the game...

Neverwinter’s Undermountain is live on console today as Waterdeep preps the Protector’s Jubilee

Dungeon delvers, prepare to descend: Neverwinter's massive Undermountain expansion goes live on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles today, bringing with it the eponymous new zone with a new quest campaign and a new dungeon, an increased level cap, sweeping class changes, and much more. The expansion will send players beneath the city of Waterdeep into the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 225: The slash and burn of Amazon Game Studios

Justin and Bree discuss E3, Black Desert, Warframe, Last Oasis, Amazon, New World, Ship of Heroes, SWG Legends, LOTRO, Elder Scrolls Online, with mailbag questions on monetizing character costuming and beating bad launch dead horses.

Bless Unleashed is crawling with monstrous field bosses to kill

As players' attention shifts away from the sunsetting Bless to the upcoming free-to-play Bless Unleashed on the Xbox One, highlighting the fun and improvements of this spin-off is essential to keeping dour comparisons to a minimum. That brings us to the new field boss trailer, which shows off some of the massive baddies that players will...

The Division 2 brings a minigun wielding specialization and more in Title Update 4

When it comes to video game firearms, bigger is often better, and it doesn't come much bigger than the rotating turret monstrosity like the minigun. Players of The Division 2 can now brandish this not-so-subtle piece of firepower with the arrival of the Gunner specialization, which is part of the multiplayer shooter's fourth title update. Described as...

Funcom is throwing anniversary bashes for Anarchy Online and Secret World Legends

Funcom is gearing up for anniversary festivities in two of its MMOs. First up: Anarchy Online is turning 18. Feel old yet? "Beginning June 18th through July 9th, Ganimedes Personal Jetpack & Nano Crystal (Balloons) are available in the shop, and subscribers can also log in to pick up a Ganimedes Personal Jetpack MK II," the studio says. Players...

Guild Wars 2 resurrects Dragon Bash events from June 25 to July 16

Surprise! Dragon Bash is returning to Guild Wars 2 next week. Even our columnists were stunned at this announcement, as the event hasn't been seen since its inaugural run in 2013. "After Zhaitan’s defeat, Tyrians came together to celebrate something that had long been thought impossible: the death of an Elder Dragon. Now that Mordremoth’s been muffled, Kralkatorrik’s...

World of Warcraft’s Rise of Azshara is finally launching on June 25

Move over, WoW Classic - it's live World of Warcraft's time to shine, or it will be next week, that is, when the long-awaited Rise of Azshara finally launched for the production servers. We've been waiting for this patch ever since it was first announced at BlizzCon last November. Update 8.2 is currently on the PTR, launching...

Choose My Adventure: TERA’s Valkyrie and the free-to-play grind

Close set of voting this time 'round, at least in terms of TERA's business model. For a time, the polls were literally at 50/50, but ultimately the ride as a free-to-player will be the way we experience this particular bit of MMORPG gaming. While I am a little bit sad I won't be smoothing out the leveling curve...

Star Wars Galaxies Legends rogue server brings back Empire Day and Remembrance Day events

Fourth of July celebrations in MMOs are always a curious event in games with broad global reach, which is possibly why so many skip them - or convert them into something more palatable for players outside the US. Star Wars Galaxies was one that chose the latter with its dual Empire Day/Remembrance Day events, and starting this week,...

Atlas previews Blackwood, its upcoming standalone jungle map

The jungle, or the Equatorial biome according to the devs of Atlas, is going to be getting a "dark twist" evidently. Or at the very least its upcoming standalone map, ISO Blackwood, will be getting that dark twist. Basically, expect dark twist jungles. ISO Blackwood is reportedly in the process of receiving finishing touches, and it looks like things...
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Destiny 2’s daily player count is surging back to a million players

Things were looking a little... dicey for Destiny 2 for a bit there, let's be honest. But the good news is that all appears to be a thing of the past, as tracking numbers for the game's daily population on June 16th sat at just over 1 million players involved in various activities within the game. That...

Star Citizen’s alpha 3.6.0 has reached the Evocati, though the law system isn’t done cooking yet

Star Citizen fans, rev up your space engines for another round of testing: The game's initial alpha 3.6.0 build has rolled out to Evocati testers to muck around with. The leaked patch notes don't have many surprises in store for anybody who's been keeping an eye on the promises for this particular patch. Auto-engaging hover mode is in...
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EverQuest and EverQuest II producer’s letters tease ‘unfamiliarly familiar’ expansions for this fall

A one-two punch of prognostication came out of Daybreak yesterday, as EverQuest franchise executive producer Holly Longdale posted a duo of letters detailing the upcoming plans for both of these storied MMORPGs. In EverQuest's domain, there's a Hardcore Heritage dungeon event and free pride bunnies in the store and a "Death, Death, Death" event coming next month. Longdale...
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Final Fantasy XIV brings a culinary adventure to UK fans with Shoryu cross-promotion

If you're a fan of Final Fantasy XIV in the UK, odds are that you can't just fly out to Japan to visit the Eorzea Cafe. That's understandable. But now you can get a taste of eating in a venue devoted to the MMO with a new partnership between the game and restaurant Shoryu, which is offering...

Overwatch shares Baptiste short story and a dev video on its replay system

While players of Overwatch have likely gotten their heads around Baptiste as a playable character, and we've all gotten a little bit of backstory about him, there's perhaps some blanks to fill in for the combat medic's history. Enter a new short story, "What You Left Behind." Though Baptiste may have busied...
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Twitch is suing unnamed parties over the flood of offensive content in the Artifact space

Congratulations, Artifact, you made a big impact on video games! Not because of actual players, no, but because your more or less wholly abandoned Twitch presence prompted a whole lot of truly wonderful people to fill up the category with things like hardcore pornography and footage of shootings. Yes, that was an actual thing that happened back...

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