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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...

Battle Bards Episode 181: Around the world

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Stuck at home? Denied a vacation this year? The Battle Bards are here to help! In seven songs, the cross-continental crew travel all around...

World of Warcraft makes good on its new multiboxing policy, confirms delay of endgame grinds until post-launch

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Earlier in the month, we reported on a shift in World of Warcraft's multiboxing policy that was going to leverage action against...

WRUP: The oral history of WRUP edition

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Narrator: It's the story of a column... that is only about what people are planning to play for the weekend. Eliot: The inspiration came to...

The Daily Grind: What are you thankful about in your MMO this month?

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Creepy Black Spirit stares into your soul and wants to know... what makes you thankful for in MMO gaming right now? Be mindful that...
Whee and such.

Betawatch: Blankos Block Party begins private beta with a fresh hotfix

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You never forget your first... hotfix. What did you think we meant? Blankos Block Party has gone into its first private beta,...
Hot.

Skyforge is playable on the newest console generation via cross-generation play

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Were you considering picking up a PlayStation 5, but didn't want to lose your progress in Skyforge? That's... kind of an odd decision, but...

Pokemon Go is reviving some of the COVID enhancements it had earlier rolled back

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Well, that was fast! This week, Niantic announced that it was bringing back in-game bonuses - such as buddies giving increased numbers of...
Money talks.

EVE Online releases its monthly economic report for October

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When you were young, did you imagine that grown-up work was all about looking at charts and hearing a man drone on about how...

Elite Dangerous announces plans to adjust mining starting next week as part of greater balance efforts

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If you want to get rich quick in Elite: Dangerous, the best thing to do is to start mining. However, there are a...
Friends?

AdventureQuest 3D previews the first pass of its new system for guilds

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When you hang out with someone new in AdventureQuest 3D, you've always had the option to be friends if you think the other person...
All over again.

WoW Factor: A wild theory for World of Warcraft’s Shadowlands

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I don't have quite as much as I would have expected to say about Shadowlands so close to its launch. Part of that is,...

New survey points to increase in hate and harassment in online multiplayer games

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The behavior of people in online games does not appear to be improving for the better. According to national survey results from the...
Mounting problems, if you will? Probably not.

The Daily Grind: Are you sick of being a tankmage in MMOs?

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One of the very first gaming terms I ever learned in an online game was bestowed upon me as a teenager in Ultima...

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