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

World of Warships previews new submarines, superbattleships, and Netherlands tech tree

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World of Warships released a dev blog today containing information on the long-awaited submarine class as well as a new superbattleships event and the...

Tamriel Infinium: Previewing The Elder Scrolls Online’s Blackwood and companion system

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While fans of the Elder Scrolls series patiently await any scrap of information pertaining to TES6, players of The Elder Scrolls Online continue to...

World of Warships announces still more reworks to its controversial captain skills

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Naval warfare arcade World of Warships has certainly been busy lately, but not all of the recent changes nor announcements have been well-received. The...

Why I Play: Multiplayer sandbox Eco is so much more than just an ecology simulator

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I’ve been struggling to come up with a succinct way to describe Eco. The game was recently the subject of a Whatever Happened To...

Tamriel Infinium: Previewing Elder Scrolls Online’s Flames of Ambition DLC and Update 29

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It’s that time of year again, fans of The Elder Scrolls Online! The new yearlong story is about to kick off with the first...

Stick and Rudder: Seven player-made Elite Dangerous tools that you should check out

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Since beginning my Elite Dangerous journey, I’ve been impressed and delighted to find many community-supported tools available to aid Elite players in navigating the...

Elite Dangerous players are apparently being duped into indentured servitude

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An Elite Dangerous player and member of the altruistic Fuel Rats group has uncovered what appears to be an insidious scheme while responding to...

Stick and Rudder: Nine non-combat activities to enjoy in Elite Dangerous

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I’m horrible at combat in Elite Dangerous. It took me several tries to get past the bot in the combat tutorial. Not the advanced...

World of Warships’ Lunar New Year update includes controversial captain skills rework

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This week, World of Warships dropped update 0.10.0, which includes events for the Lunar New Year, clan brawls, and a graphical update to the...

Mysterious letters and coins tease the Elder Scrolls Online’s Oblivion chapter

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This morning, mysterious parcels began to show up within The Elder Scrolls Online community hinting at details of the next major chapter release, which...

Why I Play: Elite Dangerous is the space sandbox we’ve been looking for

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Elite: Dangerous was not on my radar when it appeared on the scene back in 2014. I had already spent my money buying a...
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The Soapbox: Red Dead Online is just not as fun as it should be

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A few weeks ago, I detailed my newfound adventures in the single-player title Red Dead Redemption 2. More relevant to our interests here on...

From dockyard disaster to sailing success: How World of Warships learned from the Puerto Rico event fiasco

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Gamers tend to harp on game companies for the very public mistakes they make. While most of the criticism is clearly deserved, occasionally a...

MMO Burnout: Red Dead Redemption 2 succeeds in spite of itself

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I have very little experience in the Red Dead world. I can recall wandering around Best Buy nearly two decades ago and encountering an...

The Soapbox: The joys of MMO collecting

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I’ve often sat and pondered exactly what it is that I enjoy about the MMO experience. After all, being educated about your own likes...

The Soapbox: Feeling the loss of an MMO community

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Back in 2012, I was almost a year deep into Lord of the Rings Online and enjoying my time both in the game and...
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Tamriel Infinium: Six more things to love about The Elder Scrolls Online

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When I think back to my earliest days of gaming, sitting in front of a tiny TV set with the non-ergonomic 80s beauty of...

The Soapbox: Powercreep in MMOs sucks – so how do we solve it?

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We all love multiplayer, persistent world online games, don’t we? Players stay for the familiarity, nostalgia, and potential for years of enjoyment. Studios love...
I'm on an angry.

The Soapbox: PvP MMOs desperately need PvE-style feedback loops

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As I settled into my captain's chair for my evening visit to World of Warships the other night, I had an interesting experience. In...

Tamriel Infinium: Launch impressions of Elder Scrolls Online’s Greymoor chapter

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As I sat down to take in the most recent content release for the Elder Scrolls Online, Greymoor, I was awash with a sense...

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