Matt Daniel

Matt Daniel


Matt is an incurable, lifelong nerd who has almost certainly spent more time in front of various screens and monitors than is strictly healthy. On the rare occasions that he manages to pull himself away from said screens and monitors, he's probably absorbed in a good book or scribbling down the latest half-formed story that's popped into his head.

Twitter: @Matt_DanielMVOP
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Become a raid boss and get rich in Lineage II’s Prelude to War update

Most MMO players have spent a substantial portion of their gaming careers beating the loot out of big, bad raid bosses, but if you've...

Round up the squad for MapleStory’s new Ancient Ruins party quest and Hero Squad activity

The latest update for Nexon's classic side-scrolling MMORPG MapleStory, Pathfinder: Squadron of Heroes, is live today, bringing with it oodles of new content, including...

Astellia Online’s second closed beta test slated to begin on July 30

Last month, self-proclaimed "Classical MMORPG" Astellia Online -- which our own Eliot Lefebvre deemed "acceptable" -- hosted its first closed beta test, which focused...
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DC Universe Online soars onto the Nintendo Switch on August 6

From Metropolis to Gotham, the world of DC Universe Online will soon be available in the palm of your hand when the game comes...

Overwatch’s new role queue matchmaking system goes live on the PTS

In Overwatch, getting stuck with an imbalanced team can be rough, and good team composition can often make the difference between a hard-won victory...

World of Warcraft’s Classic global stress test delayed as Operation: Mechagon gets a difficulty nerf

If you were looking forward to jumping into the World of Warcraft Classic stress test next week, then I'm afraid I've got some bad...

Overwatch’s 2019 Summer Games kicked off today with Lucioball and new weekly events

Although we aren't slated for another Summer Olympic Games until next year here in meatspace, Overwatch players can prove their own virtual athletic prowess...

Anthem players get excited for Cataclysm precursor event that turns out to be a bug

Following its delay back in April and a month-long stint in testing, Anthem's long-awaited Cataclysm event finally appeared to be ramping up in the...

Sea of Thieves video previews Black Powder Stashes event, upcoming balance changes

Shiver me timbers, it's time for another weekly Sea of Thieves developer update. This time, Executive Producer Joe Neate gives players a taste of...

Monster Hunter: World Iceborne trailer (re)introduces Glavenus and heralds the return of monster subspecies

The latest trailer for Monster Hunter: World's Iceborne expansion has just hit the internets, and with it has come no small amount of hype...
My car! I only had fifteen more payments on it!

Episode one of The Division 2’s Title Update 5 will go live on July 23rd

On this week's The Division 2 State of the Game stream, Content Lead Hamish Bode is joined by Community Developer Chris Gansler and Game...
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Jordan bans PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, plans to ban Fortnite and others

The Jordanian government has announced that the country's Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) has officially banned PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. According to a report from Jordanian news...

Tracing the lineage of the modern MMORPG

Do you ever wonder where the MMORPG was born? If you said, "The internet, duh," you're technically correct but also a huge smartass. But...

Dauntless invites Slayers to test their luck in its upcoming Fortune & Glory update

They say that luck is a fickle mistress, but that's not strictly true -- she just plays favorites is all. But Dauntless players will...

Upcoming mobile title TERA Classic opens up pre-registration in South Korea

Last month, Kakao Games announced that it would be bringing Bluehole Studio's action-combat MMORPG TERA to mobile devices with TERA Classic, and now the...

Destiny 2’s Moments of Triumph 2019 event kicks off today

Seven is Bungie's lucky number, as any long-time fan can attest, and because of the connection with the divine digit, fans celebrate Bungie Day...
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Naoki Yoshida wants to collab with Blizzard to bring Diablo and WoW to Final Fantasy XIV

As any Final Fantasy XIV fan can tell you, the game is known for its bevy of crossover events that range from the logical,...

The Division 2 details skill changes and other updates coming to the Title Update 5 PTS

As The Division 2 continues to roll out new Title Update 5 features onto the Public Test Realm, the devs have come out with...

World of Warcraft hotfixes introduce Battle for Nazjatar improvements, tone epic gems down a notch

Following the launch of World of Warcraft's major Rise of Azshara content update last week, Blizzard has issued a small series of hotfixes to...

Hearthstone players cry foul over card artwork changes

Some Hearthstone players are accusing Blizzard of censorship after the game's latest update, which changed the artwork on a number of older cards. Although...