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EVE Online controversy breaks out over new starter pack, CCP addresses the community

EVE Online has a long and complicated history when it comes to the debate surrounding microtransactions. The playerbase literally revolted against developer CCP...
Old and busted.

Old School RuneScape is taking aim at account security

You all have phones, right? Because you can use those to enable two-factor authentication for RuneScape, something that Jagex strongly encourages you to...
Next up, turtles!

Blade & Soul producers reveal NCsoft’s plans for the game over the rest of 2019

Here's the one bit of bad news for Blade & Soul fans from the latest letter from the producers: The Unreal Engine 4...
Say my name.

Final Fantasy XIV will not release Viera and Hrothgar naming rules ahead of Shadowbringers launch

If you want your Final Fantasy XIV bunny to have a lore-appropriate name, you are going to have to guess. A post on...
Now don't kiiiiiiiss

Final Fantasy XIV releases its patch notes for the Shadowbringers expansion

It's time for patch notes! Sure, players still have a couple of days before Final Fantasy XIV throws wide the gates for early...

The Daily Grind: What should Funcom do with Secret World?

Whenever I think about Funcom and Secret World, my blood pressure goes up. Here we have not just one of the most unique...
Oh gosh.

Hearthstone is removing Vanish and Mind Blast to reinforce class identities

Class identity is kind of a big deal in Hearthstone, since the decks that any given class can field are limited by a...

Star Trek Online rescinds plan to use controversial audio emote in summer festival

A brief kerfuffle over an emote planned for Star Trek Online's Risian Lohlunat Festival has already come to an end. As players...
Marching into range.

Final Fantasy XIV offers a Shadowbringers-themed physical security token

Do you love having an authenticator but hate putting it on your phone? Because the Square-Enix account authenticator is coming back, but now...

Choose My Adventure: Getting to the group stuff in TERA

My final week in TERA saw me hitting the ground running, looking to utilize whatever means I could to chow through the levels,...
so bye

Fallen Earth has had two very bad months, but work is still being done on the game

Matt Scott, CEO of Little Orbit, has popped back over to the official Fallen Earth forums to offer an update on the game's...
Everyone remembers where we parked, right?

Astellia’s first closed beta has officially begun today – here’s the trailer

As promised, Astellia Online's initial closed beta test has begun as of this morning. "Closed beta testers will be providing the studio with invaluable...
Orange is whatever.

Scum adds in female characters and beards with its newest patch, Maneater

The whole conceit for Scum is that you're dealing with an assortment of criminals, ruffians, and ne'er-do-wells, but for a long time the...

Path of Exile’s melee classes experience a surge of popularity in the Legion league

The third week of Path of Exile's Legion league has begun, and as is the custom, Grinding Gear Games has posted a...
Oh my!

Conan Exiles has delayed its illegal structure wipe and plans to re-enable Avatar summoning

There's a patch approaching for Conan Exiles aimed at removing illegal structures, which means "structures that should not exist in the game" rather...
Blaaaah

Fortnite kicks off 14 days of summer with rotating new modes and weapons

It's summer, kids! Are you ready to sink a whole lot of time into Fortnite? Please say no. But the game is certainly...
THE RESTLESS SOULS OF THE DAMNED, I CHOOSE YOU!

Rumor: Diablo 4 and a new Overwatch game are seemingly confirmed by Blizzard Versailles employees

We've had persistent rumors about development on Diablo 4 for a long time now, thanks to Blizzard job postings and teases and leaks....
The other side.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers early access survival guide

It's the final countdown, people. Final Fantasy XIV will throw wide the gates early in the morning on Friday, and we'll all be...
Oh.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has generated about 15% of what Pokemon Go made on launch

How big were you betting on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite? If you look at it in terms of developer history, the obvious point...

League of Legends is blocked in Iran and Syria due to US embargo laws

The politics of the real world have impeded the possible solace or distraction of a video game. It appears that League of Legends...

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