MMO Week in Review: You red you dead (October 23, 2016)

    
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Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review!

The internet lost its mind over this week’s announcement that Rockstar is working on Red Dead Redemption 2, complete with a multiplayer online component and a new trailer to go with the launch date of next fall. Whether it launches on PC or not is still a mystery.

Meanwhile, MMOs from Guild Wars 2 to Elder Scrolls Online kicked off their Halloween events — don’t forget our guide to MMORPG Halloween 2016!

Read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions.

THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES
The Nintendo Switch would like to be your new BFF - Nintendo has just released a first-look trailer for the Nintendo Switch, a new handheld gaming device for people so obsessed with gaming that they need a toy that can be brought everywhere and…
Return to Karazhan in World of Warcraft on October 25 - Blizzard announced this afternoon that World of Warcraft's first major post-Legion patch, 7.1: Return to Karazhan, will launch on October 25th. During this afternoon's livestream, newly minted Game Director Ion…
The video game voice actor strike is on - The strike that U.S. screen actors guild SAG-AFTRA was threatening against video game studios will be going forward as planned, with the strike starting just after midnight this morning following a round…
David Brevik becomes Path of Exile advisor - [AL:POE]While some people were clinging to rumors that David Brevik was returning to the Diablo franchise that originally made him famous, the truth is that the man and his magnificent…
RIFT says goodbye to CM Ocho, hello to CM Brasse - [AL:Rift]There's a changing of the guard this week in RIFT's community management team. Long-time steward Eric "Ocho" Cleaver has left Trion Worlds to be a director at an unnamed company, putting an…
EVE Evolved: Controversy over gambling bans and charities - [AL:EVE]It's been a crazy, drama-filled week in EVE Online, starting with a controversial change to the EULA that will ban all gambling sites using in-game currency or assets when the Ascension expansion arrives on November…
THIS WEEK’S CASTS & STREAMS
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Every week, get caught up on the MMO genre’s latest news and Massively OP’s best content in our MMO Week in Review! Want more roundups of content? Try Friday’s Betawatch for MMO testing highlights, Saturday’s Make My MMO for MMO crowdfunding updates, and Sunday’s The MOP Up, which mops up all the little bits of news we didn’t cover anywhere else.

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