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One Shots: Dragons — why’d it have to be dragons?

Dragons: They come in every shape, size, and element, and about all of the ones that have ever been invented exist inside one MMO...

EVE Online player makes a 1 million PLEX bid for charity

Last week, we reported on a PLEX for GOOD charity event being run by EVE Online to benefit the Australian brush fires...
Hello, friend!

WRUP: Mikhail, the first vendor you see in town edition

Hello, friend! Would you like to trade? You'd like to sell? Seventeen ? Very good, here's your money! May you find good fortune in...

The Daily Grind: What’s the oldest MMO character you’ve ever picked back up?

Recently, I have found myself back in Neverwinter -- and quite enjoying myself! But what was really strange about this return is that...
For a CLOWN in the CLOWN HOUSE

Albion Online is fixing up Elite Dungeon loot and fame along with Hideout issues

The Queen update for Albion Online is a big one; it's arguably something of a killer. Unfortunately it also killed a few things...
how did this happen, jazz hands

WoW Factor: Oh no, Visions of N’zoth is real bad

Based on a wholly informal poll based on what's going around the community right now, I've compiled most of the agreed-upon positives for the...

Jeff Kaplan explains why Overwatch matches are not getting a ban phase

Some competitive-minded PvP games have a phase where each team decides which characters are banned from joining in, and there appears to be a...
You know who is what here.

Blitzchung: No regrets for speaking up for Hong Kong despite Hearthstone suspension

Chung Ng Wai, better known as Blitzchung, took a big risk when he spoke out in support of Hong Kong on an official Hearthstone...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offered the best PvE experience in 2019?

PvE content is pretty much considered a given in MMORPGs: Even games without virtual combat usually pit the player against something environmental, whether it's...

Massively Overthinking: The one about MMORPG content roadmaps

You know what word I love to hear from MMORPG developers? Roadmap. If you're a millennial or older, you surely remember roadtrip life before...

Riot Games’ Legends of Runeterra writes a thank-you note to its community

Awwww, Riot Games loves its Legends of Runeterra players. In a moment of warm fuzzies, the devs of the League of Legends...
Someone's dropping a hit single.

Blade & Soul’s 4th anniversary event includes the new Hunter’s Refuge

Wait, we've had Blade & Soul for four years now? That doesn't seem right, but it is in fact correct, as evidenced by several...

Anthem extends the Icetide Season and fixes bugs in its latest update

Why bother making new content when you can just extend what's running now? That looks to be the case for the latest update to...
Tell me more, tell me more, but you don't have to brag.

Final Fantasy XIV’s next live letter is set for February 6

It seems fairly likely (but not yet confirmed) that the next major patch for Final Fantasy XIV will arrive on February 18th. The site...

Star Trek Online’s 10th anniversary Omega Event features a change that angers players

As the 10th anniversary of Star Trek Online continues to loom large, more details continue to release about what events players can look...
Going nowhere, going nowhere

Catch up on World of Warcraft’s overall story arc in just one and a half minutes

Yes, you read that title right: This one and a half minute video will get you fully up to speed on World of...
Really, whatever.

The Daily Grind: How do you feel about the new Daybreak situation?

We've all had a couple of days to process the news that Daybreak Games is splitting most of itself into smaller sub-studios each...
Love is in the air, everywhere I look around~

Final Fantasy XIV previews this year’s dressed-up Valentione’s Day event

As it was in every prior year of Final Fantasy XIV, Lisette de Valentione has arrived once more to celebrate the holiday of Valentione's...
You're already a corpse.

Vague Patch Notes: Chronicle of a Daybreak death foretold

On Tuesday, Daybreak Games announced what amounts to a form of slow death. Technically, sure, what it announced was that the company is...

Chapter 1 of Galakrond’s Awakening arrives to Hearthstone on PC, is inexplicably delayed on mobile

Yesterday was launch day for the first chapter of Hearthstone's latest expansion, Galakrond's Awakening, but it arrived with an odd asterisk; the update...

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