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Star Trek Online lets Klingons fly the new and improved Titan

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If you haven't yet watched Star Trek: Lower Decks... well, what are you waiting for? But if you have, you'll know that there's an...
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PlayStation 5 launch is officially the biggest console launch in history

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The PlayStation 5 has a lot to recommend it. It has backwards compatibility with a good library of games. It's rather nice to look at....
Work on a team.

Square-Enix announces a permanent program allowing employees to work from home

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Like many companies, Square-Enix had to embrace work-from-home options earlier this year to deal with lockdowns across Japan. It appears those programs were considered...

Hearthstone’s new Tavern Pass and Give C’thanks bundle light a tinderbox of player outcry

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When Hearthstone released its Madness at the Darkmoon Faire update, it brought along with it a number of features, including the Tavern...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best twist on the archer class?

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Call 'em Archers, call 'em Rangers, call 'em Katnisses -- whatever the designation, they're the ones who stand there with a bow looking all...

A Secret World Legends fan has created a huge (free!) graphic novel based on the lore

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There is no doubt that Secret World Legends (and its predecessor) have developed a strong cult following in the MMORPG community due to...

Path of Exile announces three events for December, plus the winners of a Hideout competition

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Just because Path of Exile won't be releasing patch 3.13 until January to step out of the way for another game's release...
Oh, readable.

RuneScape’s latest patch is all about improved tooltips for abilities

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You'll notice a lot of changes for the tooltips of combat abilities in RuneScape with the latest patch. The bright side is that...

Choose My Adventure: Surprise storytelling in No Man’s Sky’s base building progression

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It was often remarked going in to this week’s Choose My Adventure task that base building in No Man’s Sky is something...

City of Heroes Homecoming Issue 27 with its major enhancement overhaul is live today

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So it seems I picked the right week to head back into City of Heroes' Homecoming rogue servers, as the patch that's...
Do you... want to hang out, man?

Pantheon mourns the loss of technology lead Kurt ‘Molad’ Habetler

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A dark cloud has once again settled over Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen. Yesterday, Visionary Realms announced that it recently lost one of...

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands enjoys a relatively smooth launch, sees first level 60

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World of Warcraft may have just experienced one of its smoothest expansion rollouts yet. Yesterday evening, Shadowlands launched simultaneously around the...

Twitch begins beta testing ‘multiplayer ads’ as the company’s co-founder leaves for his ‘next adventure’

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Twitch, as a business, is powered by ad revenue. It's a fact that viewers have to live with when watching their favorite streamers....

Destiny 2 announces SMS verification to access certain activities, a charity livestream, and world-first raid clear

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When your game is free-to-play, there's bound to be a lot of folks who set up throwaway accounts so they can cheat ad infinitum....
A shameful spread of riches.

Wisdom of Nym: Speculating on the timeline of the next Final Fantasy XIV expansion

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There are known unknowns and then there are unknown unknowns. This is true when it comes to Final Fantasy XIV at the moment. We...

The Daily Grind: Do you organize your houses and inventories in MMOs?

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I've seen your screenshots and houses and accounts and I know some of you folks are really not into organizing your video game characters'...

World of Warcraft’s pre-patch Scourge event is being used to kill freshly made characters

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Well, this seems rather familiar to World of Warcraft players, doesn't it? The two week-long pre-patch event leading into Shadowlands, which sees...

Global Chat: Are login rewards actually evil?

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What could be evil about game studios giving out daily treats to its players? Settle back, folks, because Going Commando is going to tell...

One Shots: Rising sun, setting slaughter

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"After a short break from Final Fantasy XIV, I’m back with my /gpose addiction," reader Josh said. Josh, you're breaking our hearts here. We...

The Daily Grind: Do you follow the work of specific MMO developers?

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If you've been around the MMORPG genre a while, you start to realize that specific developer names pop up again and again. Some of...

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