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Here’s what we know about Pokemon GO’s February 2022 Johto Tour so far

We finally have more complete details on Pokemon Go's new Johto Tour event coming February 26th and 27th in 2022. So far, it looks quite...
It makes you go.

Star Trek Online teases a new series on Spacedock covering the ships of the game

There are a lot of spaceships in Star Trek Online. This is honestly not surprising; it's a series about spaceships, so it'd be weird...
The audience

World of Warcraft releases a new Sylvanas cinematic ahead of patch 9.2

Well, here we are with the first cinematic of World of Warcraft's patch 9.2, and... uh... well, let's start by saying that it's about...

The Daily Grind: Are you still playing the same MMO you were back in January 2021?

Every December, I like looking back at the year that was, especially to trace my gaming journey through the months. It's fun to see...

LEGO Universe emu Darkflame Universe has released its server source code

In the middle of October we had to report the bittersweet news that the LEGO Universe emulator Darkflame Universe was going to shut down...
It's the same basic bench.

Final Fantasy XI brings the Starlight Celebration around once again on December 16

It's just about time for every game to start its Christmas celebrations, and Final Fantasy XI is certainly no exception with its Starlight Celebration...

EVE Online’s mining changes go live, include tweaks to mining waste and the delay of compression changes

Like it or not, the Rorqual and Orca will no longer be lords of space rock nibbling in EVE Online. The New Dawn quadrant's...

Activision-Blizzard is walking out again, Australia’s game industry unionizes

Activision-Blizzard's workers are continuing to mobilize: Following the mass-layoffs at Activision's RavenQA over the weekend, Raven workers staged a walkout yesterday, and now they're...

Choose My Adventure: Grim Dawn starts off as grim as its name suggests

So, apparently, I was being hung to strangle out a demon. But I got better. This is the opening section of Grim Dawn, and boy...
Forge Ahead

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker officially launches today – how about some pizza?

Should we lose our way, tire of all this pain We won't be afraid to forge ahead. Yes, it's the launch day for Final Fantasy XIV's...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO hosted the best event in 2021?

You might be sad to learn that we're not giving out a formal award for best MMO event this year, but that's because our...

Massively Uplifting: Thanks and giving with SMITE’s Finchmas, ARK’s Extra Life, WOW’s Classic Against Cancer, and USO’s Play it Forward

Thanks to a certain national holiday, November is a month when many in the USA focus on giving thanks. And all around the gaming-verse,...
That's not a doll, guy.

Final Fantasy XI previews more story developments and master level adjustments for its December patch

The Voracious Resurgence continues in Final Fantasy XI with the December version update, and that means the conclusion of the Far Eastern portion of the...
Walk free.

Final Fantasy XIV suspends housing demolition in response to login queue issues

It can be rough logging into Final Fantasy XIV at the moment. The early access period for the game's fourth expansion, Endwalker, has resulted in notable...
Whaling on the moon.

Wisdom of Nym: Initial impressions from Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker early access

All right. So technically it's a little early to talk about Endwalker's early access period in its totality because by my math early access...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offers the best console or mobile experience?

Every year when this Daily Grind comes 'round, I have to admit I'm not a heavy console user. I'm a PC girl, and I...

Angry Halo Infinite players prompt tempory closure of the Halo subreddit as devs outline and address updates

There are apparently enough players angry about the state of Halo Infinite's multiplayer open beta that it has caused the entire Halo subreddit to...

The Stream Team: Slicing up the Sahvyt with the refreshed chain blades in Dauntless

Those wacky Ostians are back at it again! Shortly after making the robotic owlbear foe that is the Phaelanx, they've apparently unleashed some sort...

One Shots: Bring on Endwalker!

Friends, we are going to need to happily resign ourselves to the fact that we're about to get a flood of FFXIV pictures in...
Guitar solo!

Final Fantasy XIV breaks Steam concurrency record, offers free sub time as queue compensation

If it isn't already obvious, Final Fantasy XIV has a lot of people trying to play the new Endwalker expansion, which opened up to...