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One Shots: That time when the Matrix discovered that it was in another Matrix

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As we all know by now, the Matrix is everywhere, and we've consigned ourselves to a lifetime of being a battery for robots. Which...
Tnak

The Daily Grind: Do your MMO characters have a sense of style?

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Let me make sure that my meaning is perfectly clear here: I am not in any way calling upon you to defend your sartorial...
Bee Soda: AHHHH BEES

WRUP: Who liking the BEE edition

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(All rise for the national anthem of What Are You Playing?) When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Api-Mary comforts me Speaking words of wisdom: BEES...

The Daily Grind: Should MMORPGs provide vibration and haptic feedback to make combat more visceral?

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When it comes to making combat in video games feel real and visceral, there are only so many tricks in a developer's bag. The...

Destiny 2 outlines changes to its upcoming summer event and fixes the so-called ‘Xur hostage exploit’

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The Guardian Games are coming to an end in Destiny 2, but that just paves the way for the looter shooter's next event, which...
Snap.

Final Fantasy XI developers plan a Reddit AMA for next week

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The Final Fantasy XI team is still not the best at talking to the game's North American fanbase, but it's getting better. (Getting better...

Age of Conan turns 14 as celebrations quietly begin today

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Blink and you'll have missed it: Funcom's Age of Conan is celebrating its 14th birthday. In fact, it seems as if Funcom itself almost...
I'll take 'Poor Choice Of Words' for 800, Alex.

Open Tibia pixel art MMO Ravendawn posts its new official trailer

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So Ravendawn has posted its new official trailer, and it's excited to claim right in its Twitter announcement that it's bringing back what makes...
Tinkering.

EverQuest II invites players to test the newest incarnation of Tinkerfest

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How do you feel about tinkering? If your answer is "ambivalent to negative," you may want to just move on; EverQuest II is trying...

The Daily Grind: How long are you willing to wait for an MMO’s release?

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A couple of months ago, The Ancient Gaming Noob ran a piece about Valheim - specifically, about how freakin' long we've all been waiting...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO grudges we just can’t let go

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Back in April, MMO Fallout's Connor and I had a lil tweet convo about grudges. He was joking that there will be aged gamers...

Whatever happened to the Life is Feudal MMO?

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We understand that people miss a sunsetted MMO and are willing to go through a lot to revisit an old haunt, but sometimes the...

Jagex unveils the three backer tiers for the RuneScape board game ahead of its Kickstarter drive

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Ready to throw money at the board game edition of RuneScape but aren't sure how much scratch to put aside? Wonder no more, as...
The stuff that you have, does someone have a claim on it?

Vague Patch Notes: A look back at my start in Final Fantasy XI, many years later

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It is the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy XI this week. Not the 20th anniversary of the game being in the US, and thus...
Anybody wanna do a mage?

The Daily Grind: What’s the saddest guild breakup you’ve experienced in an MMO?

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Guilds dissolve. It's almost inevitable. You get a group of people together and fun times happen, but eventually pressures both inside and out build...
The cat, if she exists, will have to fend for herself.

The Elder Scrolls Online highlights Lady Arabelle in a bit of in-universe lore

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Spy, monster hunter, author, soldier, philanthropist... is there anything that Lady Arabelle hasn't done? Yes. The dishes. But the latest article on the official...

The Stream Team: Marking three years of Dauntless by beating up beasties

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Happy third birthday to Dauntless! The multiplayer monster hunting RPG is holding its anniversary and MOP's Chris is keen to celebrate in the only...

EverQuest prepares to merge older progression servers in June

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Two of EverQuest's progression servers are almost to the end their run, and as a result, they are ready to be absorbed into the...
Do you hear what I hear?

The Daily Grind: Have you ever played (or roleplayed) an older character in an MMO?

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As the long-running joke goes, all RPG characters are instantly born into the world at the age of 20 in the prime of their...

Choose My Adventure: Some classic mission running in the City of Heroes Rebirth rogue server

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So yes, it would appear that missions are indeed the most rewarding thing to do in City of Heroes: Rebirth. That would probably be the...

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