Ben Griggs

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Ben (Braxwolf) cut his teeth on the Atari 2600 (no really, that sucker felt great on the gums) but in recent years expanded his love of gaming into content production. He's contributed to several MMO sites and blogs, including his own blog and podcast. A fan of Bethesda's single-player games, Ben will be living in Tamriel for the foreseeable future, contributing to Massively OP's weekly ESO feature Tamriel Infinium

Personal Blog: Gaming Conversations
Podcast:Beyond Bossfights
Twitter:@braxwolf

Tamriel Infinium: The Elder Scrolls Online’s High Isle brings new story, new lands, and a new card game to Tamriel

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It’s spring. The birds are chirping, the pollen is flying, and a young person’s thoughts turn to another major chapter release for The Elder...

Lord of the Rings actor Billy Boyd joins The Elder Scrolls Online cast for High Isle

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Iconic actor Billy Boyd is slated to join the cast of The Elder Scrolls Online in the upcoming High Isle chapter. Boyd is a...
Well... huh.

From the Depths: Everything we know about Wargaming’s exit from Russia

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Mixing gaming and politics is rough. Think back to the Blitzchung fiasco for Blizzard back in 2019. Or when Daybreak was (and then wasn’t)...

Stick and Rudder: Revisiting 12-year-old MMO Star Trek Online

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Star Trek Online is an MMO released during the height of the “let’s grab an existing IP and make it into an MMO” craze...
A lad.

Wargaming pledges aid to Ukrainian Red Cross, sacks pro-invasion developer

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Politics can be a touchy subject, especially for a global company whose customers represent many diverse viewpoints. However, neutrality on the current state of...

From the Depths: Checking up on World of Warships’ community promises

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Wargaming’s World of Warships had its share of controversies in 2021, some of which led to the resignation of many of its most prolific...

Not So Massively: Shadow of War plays fast and loose but hits the mark

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Like many of you, I suspect, I have myriad games in my backlog. These neglected titles were typically obtained on sale at a point...

Elder Scrolls Online just announced the High Isle chapter and Legacy of the Bretons arc

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During this afternoon's big reveal stream, ZeniMax Online Studios announced The Elder Scrolls Online's major content update for this year's Legacy of the Bretons year-long...

The Elder Scrolls Online teases 2022 release theme with mysterious clues

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Yesterday, streamers, podcasters, YouTubers, and lowly game journalists began receiving a suspicious package teasing the next year-long theme for The Elder Scrolls Online. The...

From the Depths: Seven tips to improve your World of Warships experience

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It’s no secret that World of Warships has had a rough year thanks to dodgy monetization mechanics and Wargaming’s treatment of employees and players....

Wargaming has censored another content creator’s World of Warships videos

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It hasn’t been the best year for Wargaming, the game studio behind war arcades World of Tanks and World of Warships, and it seems...

LOTRO Legendarium: Returning to LOTRO after seven years away

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It’s a strange feeling, returning to a place that holds a special meaning to you after many years have passed. When my high school...
New World

Vitae Aeternum: New World through the eyes of an Elder Scrolls Online and EVE Online player

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When I heard that Amazon Game Studios was releasing an MMO, my plan was to watch from the sidelines until such time that all...

Stick and Rudder: Gaining traction as a newbie in EVE Online

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EVE Online has a reputation for being difficult for new players. The varied, complex systems, some of which are a product of the era...

World of Tanks community rep resigns in protest over firing of fellow Wargaming staffer

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Wargaming, the studio behind World of Warships and World of Tanks, is garnering the wrong kind of attention all over again, this time for...

World of Warships apologizes for issuing promo code that personally attacked a content creator

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Even while under the public microscope for aggressive and possibly predatory monetization schemes and the near-collapse of its influencer program, Wargaming is making few...

The Soapbox: World of Warships’ aggressive monetization incited a mass-exodus of content creators

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Gaming monetization has been a topic of intense conversation ever since box copies of software diminished in favor of persistent online experiences. Subscription services...

EVE Online’s record-breaking World War Bee 2 has seemingly come to an end

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In an unexpected twist, one of the largest and longest-running wars in EVE Online came to a close with a fizzle instead of a...

Stick and Rudder: Trying EVE Online as a new player in 2021

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It’s not often one has the opportunity to step into a bit of MMO history and do so with a fresh set of eyes...

Tamriel Infinium: Companions are the star of Elder Scrolls Online’s Blackwood

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The Elder Scrolls Online continues to pump out content at an alarming rate, but the update that most players look forward to the most...

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