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League of Legends is blocked in Iran and Syria due to US embargo laws

The politics of the real world have impeded the possible solace or distraction of a video game. It appears that League of Legends...
Ah, good, backstory.

World of Warcraft offers up a new comic on the subject of Mechagon

Mechagon is a heretofore unexplored part of Gnomish lore in World of Warcraft, having not been mentioned before its inclusion in the game...

Shadowbane’s player-run rogue server wipes to start a new season

Feeling more than a little antsy as you continue to wait for your PvP dreams to come true in Crowfall? You could chew...

EVE North 2019: A huge battle once broke out in EVE Online, but not a single player was involved

Massive battles are the norm for sci-fi MMO EVE Online, with players routinely clashing in their hundreds or thousands over territorial claims...
It's a game of give and take.

Path of Exile shares more keystone design discussion from the Legion league

Keystones in Path of Exile have a big impact. They always offer significant power, but they also always offer a significant weakness as...

One Shots: The gloaming hour

Are you a morning person or do you come alive in the evening? Depending on the day/night cycle of an MMORPG, you may in...
Yes, making big vague gestures now.

The Daily Grind: What’s the biggest thing pushing you away from MMO progression content?

Drama between raid groups. Drama within a raid group. Time commitment. Maybe even mechanical difficulty. There are a lot of things that can push someone...

Sea of Thieves promises a more ‘predictable, regular cadence’ for content in latest video

In this week's Sea of Thieves developer update video, Executive Producer Joe Neate digs into the latest update for Rare's high-seas sandbox...
This is a guard.

WRUP: College roommate problem form

Hello, and thank you for contacting the school's department of housing assistance. We understand that you're having some problems with your roommate. Please anonymously...

EVE North: Tune in to EVE North today on the EVE Online Twitch channel

The EVE Online world tour is on the road again following three successful events in Amsterdam, St Petersburg, and Sydney...

The Daily Grind: What are the most nostalgic MMO music tracks for you?

As one of the hosts of Battle Bards and the writer of this site's Jukebox Heroes column, I obviously hold great affection...
I mean, you know what it looks like.

World of Warcraft will not split up its Classic servers based on language

If you're a European fan of World of Warcraft eager for the Classic servers to arrive, you'd better brush up on your linguistic...
Busy town.

Final Fantasy XIV offers up a new album ahead of its Shadowbringers maintenance

Early access for Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers begins on June 28th at 5:00 a.m. EDT, but anyone who's done the early access dance...

Xbox’s Phil Spencer elaborates on community controls in the works to make Xbox Live less toxic

Jean-Paul Sartre's play "No Exit" provided us with the phrase "Hell is other people," and if you've dared to leave your mic or chat...
Here we come again.

WoW Factor: Blizzard’s schizophrenic view of levels

So it was just last week when I did a whole column asking whether Blizzard does, in fact, have a plan when it...

Star Wars Galaxies Legends is working on Felucia – a new planet with new houses, player cities, and space zone

The upcoming addition of true Bespin content to Star Wars Galaxies rogue servers like the NGE-based SWG Legends has been a big...

New RIFT team letter discusses release cycle changes and the game’s future

Ever since Gamigo acquired Trion Worlds back in October 2018, RIFT players have been left in a sort of limbo in...
That's something like a relief.

EA CEO on Anthem: ‘I feel like that team is really going to get there with something special and something great’

We don't want to say that the mood of the Anthem fanbase is fatalistic at this point, but it's certainly not predicting that...
We all remain. We do not become.

World of Warcraft offers up a survival guide for next week’s Rise of Azshara launch

The next major World of Warcraft patch has been in testing for so long that we can hardly blame anyone who just opted...

The Daily Grind: Do you care whether MMORPGs have seasons and diurnal cycles?

In a recent One Shots, MOP's Justin asked readers to offer up their screenshots of MMOs with diurnal cycles - that is, games...

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