Columns

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The Soapbox: Pokemon Unite’s monetization is gross and threatens a competent game

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By now, you've probably seen several articles about the poor monetization in Pokemon Unite, often based on Reddit posts or streamer hot takes. Most talk...

Choose My Adventure: Tearing through the colorful world of Trove at breakneck speeds

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The idea to play Trove this month ended up being something of a needed breath of fresh air for me. With all of the...

Flameseeker Chronicles: The End of Dragons reveal didn’t wow people – and that’s OK

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We finally have our first real peek at the features and story of Guild Wars 2’s third expansion, End of Dragons. It has been...
So... we cool, huh? We cool?

Wisdom of Nym: What will Final Fantasy XIV add to its magical DPS?

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The biggest issue that Final Fantasy XIV has with its casters, as a rule, is that casters in the series all basically work like...

Not So Massively: Magic the Gathering Arena is great, but it can’t replace Magic Legends

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I've been playing a bit more of Magic: Legends lately -- might as well enjoy it while I can -- and two things have...
For SOME REASON

The Daily Grind: What convinces you to accept an MMO studio’s apology?

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MMO studios are going to screw up sooner or later. Some are better or worse about how often those screwups happen, but these studios...

LOTRO Legendarium: 10 features that would make LOTRO even more fun

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For me, it's been a great month of easing back into Lord of the Rings Online after taking a sabbatical from Middle-earth. With the...
Based star.

Betawatch: Starbase enters early access alpha

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At long last, it's happened! Starbase has moved into early access, allowing everyone to... well, access the game. But early. Look, we've had kind...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Unite is genuinely fun – for new and casual MOBA players

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When Pokemon Unite was first announced, I had severe doubts I'd even give it a shot. I know I'm the local Pokemon guy, but there are many games in the...

Massively Overthinking: Has Blizzard’s sexism lawsuit changed your gaming plans?

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Following last week's disturbing revelation that Blizzard has been covering up more than a decade of abuse and that the state of California is...

Massively on the Go: The Witcher Monster Slayer shows why Pokemon Go is still the best

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Nearly a year ago, Niantic employees did a GDC presentation on Augmented Reality design practices, though it seemed a bit more like best practices...
Actually call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: Why does this latest Blizzard scandal feel so different?

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I think anyone who has been a fan of World of Warcraft over the past two decades has been trying to parse out some...
Oh look, it's whatever.

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite single MMO expansion?

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MMO expansions are a wonderful thing. No, seriously, I love expansions immensely. I love the feel of logging into a new expansion and hopefully...

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...

Massively on the Go: August is recycling month in Pokemon Go

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Well, we're finally on the downside of the Pokemon GO rollercoaster this year it seems, but things may still be exciting for some of us, at...

Choose My Adventure: Wakfu definitely isn’t my cup of tea (and that’s OK)

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Well, I tried, everyone. I really did. But sometimes you just have to sort of admit when you're diametrically opposed to a game. Thus...

Casually Classic: Making the call to quit WoW or not

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A week ago I didn't think I'd be sitting here and writing this, but I'm done with WoW Classic -- and with this column. As...
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Wisdom of Nym: Guessing at the next jobs of Final Fantasy XIV beyond Endwalker

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So what are our next few jobs in Final Fantasy XIV? No, I don't mean for Endwalker, we already know what we're getting there....

One Shots: A story in a single picture

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I've always had a great fondness for when video games can tell a quick story without words but rather with objects placed in such...
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The Daily Grind: Do you follow Discord servers for specific MMOs?

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On some level this might be a case of an old man yelling at clouds, but I really dislike joining Discord servers for specific...

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