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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.

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

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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

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

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

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Last month, self-proclaimed "Classical MMORPG" Astellia Online -- which our own Eliot Lefebvre deemed "acceptable" -- hosted its first closed beta...

DC Universe Online soars onto the Nintendo Switch on August 6

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

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

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

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

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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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The latest trailer for Monster Hunter: World's Iceborne expansion has just hit the internets, and with it has come no small amount...
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

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

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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...

Tracing the lineage of the modern MMORPG

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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...
Dauntacular.

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

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

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

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

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

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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...
Get in, losers.

Naoki Yoshida wants to collab with Blizzard to bring Diablo and WoW to Final Fantasy XIV

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

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

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

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

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

Hearthstone players cry foul over card artwork changes

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

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