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Funcom allowed a fan to publish and sell a novel based on the Secret World franchise

Here's one for the warm fuzzies bin: MOP reader Ocho (@BigMikeyOcho) of Casual Aggro and Beyond the Veil was first to...
Who's down here?

Path of Exile takes a look at the statistics of class picks for Delve league

You may not think of yourself as a particularly dedicated fan of the Delve league in Path of Exile, but the class breakdown...
It is faintly possible that the developers just don't care much about you.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds offers matchmaking compensation in the form of a hat with headphones

So PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has had a wee bit of an issue with its matchmaking lately, but here's the good news: The development...

MapleStory 2 is dealing with rash of gross player cosmetic uploads because of course it is

One of the more unique features of the recently launched MapleStory 2 is the ability for players to design and create custom cosmetic...

Blizzard will announce ‘Diablo-related news’ at BlizzCon, but it’s not what you want to hear

Lately there's been a whole lot of speculation surrounding Diablo, with rumors flying left and right about what may be in store for...

The Daily Grind: Have you tried more MMOs now that almost everything is free-to-play?

It feels like a long time ago now (because it was about a decade) but I still vividly remember when Dungeons & Dragons...
This... should be fine.

World of Warships patch 0.7.1 adds in Halloween submarines along with other tweaks

The spookiest possible thing in World of Warships is the submarine. We already learned quite a bit about these new nautical terrors

Black Desert’s Russian servers will be spared from their abrupt and messy closure after all

Welp, we did not see this coming, but here's some extremely good news in the Black Desert license transfer saga. Over the last couple...
Dark down.

EVE Vegas 2018 is this weekend: Here’s what to expect from the show

It's that time of year again when internet spaceship nerds descend on Las Vegas to get incredibly drunk find out what the future holds...
so spoopy

Final Fantasy XI prepares for the spooktacular Harvest Festival

So, how do you manage to make things feel spooky in a game like Final Fantasy XI when you have an entire expansion...
Yes, she has them.

Here’s how Overwatch’s Pink Mercy charity donations help fight breast cancer

It seems fitting to have used Overwatch's Mercy as the face of a charity for a medical cause, which happened earlier this year...
oh, wait, you're serious

Ubisoft claims that it ‘cannot be openly political’ in The Division

Gosh, this is one heck of a sentiment. Ubisoft's COO, Alf Condelius, recently spoke at the Sweden Game Conference and claimed that it...
Oh, all right.

The Daily Grind: What were your favorite MMO quality-of-life improvements?

Automatic loot pickup. That right there is my all-time favorite quality-of-life improvement that Lord of the Rings Online added, and it is a...
Hooray-ish.

Fortnite offers a new vehicle in Battle Royale and new test options in Save the World

In a move that will no doubt stun and amaze longtime players, the latest Fortnite update actually comes close to having an...
Back again, etc.

A bug in Destiny 2 hints about a return to Saturn in the future

You generally expect hints about future content in games to come via lore or teaser images, not through bugs. Yet a bug is hinting...

Rockstar Games levels lawsuit against Australian Grand Theft Auto V cheat creators

It's certainly not uncommon these days to hear of game studios taking action against the authors of hacks and cheats for their games, but...

The Daily Grind: What’s the worst Halloween event in the MMOverse?

No real salt from me today: I personally loved Star Wars Galaxies' Halloweeny Galactic Moon Festival, as ridiculous as it was, and as I...
How does this need to be said.

Worlds Adrift says PvE servers didn’t ‘split a tiny playerbase’ but instead ‘added to it’

When was the last time you heard an MMO studio outright admit it was wrong? It's pretty rare, for sure. Bossa Studios says as...
Open-worthy!

Closers offers up a spooky stage for Halloween fun

You might not think that Seoul is the most happening place for Halloween celebrations, but Closers knows that Halloween is something you carry...
So. Bye?

Heroes of the Storm director Alan Dabiri is moving on to other things in Blizzard

It's time for a shifting of the guard within Heroes of the Storm's development staff, as game director Alan Dabiri announced that

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