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Amazon’s New World gears up for ‘density’ stress testing this week

It was no real surprise earlier this month when Amazon said it was delaying New World yet again, this time until...

LOTRO and DDO offer apologies and gifts for two weeks of troubles

Two weeks ago, Lord of the Rings Online players were treated to "cascading" issues across the game servers that led to multiple days...
Urgent, urgent, urgent!

Phantasy Star Online 2 is coming to Steam on August 5

Remember the Phantasy Star Online 2 launch fiasco with the Windows store? Of course you do. It was terrible. And it led to...

Choose My Adventure: How Dungeons and Dragons Online became my new favorite MMO

Week after week in this round of Choose My Adventure, I've been finding little things to love about Dungeons and Dragons Online and...
Tayplest.

Steam appears to be testing out a Playtest button on its game pages

Wouldn't it be easier to just sign up for beta testing and playtesting events via Steam instead of other means? Yes, it would. And...

The Daily Grind: Do you try to become ‘rich’ in MMORPGs?

Let's talk about money! Pretend money in video games, that is. I've been thinking about this a bit lately since realizing that I use...
Robot? Maybe? I don't know any more.

TERA’s EU version upgrades to the 64-bit client this coming August

Ah, the 64-bit client! 64-bit clients for games are pretty well the norm by now, but some games have held back. One such example...
Busting makes me feel lackluster.

Champions of Titan is shutting down at the end of August

Farewell, Champions of Titan, we scarcely knew you. The game is shutting down on August 31st, which means the game's Steam page...

Wanna feel old? Here’s what Path of Exile looked like over a decade ago

Ahead of the 10th anniversary of the first introduction of Path of Exile to the public, Grinding Gear Games has posted a "
This is someone else's problem.

EU study recommends taking on lockboxes as a consumer issue rather than a gambling issue

As much as the companies using them to make bank might want them to, the discussions around lockboxes are not going away. And a...

The in-game memorial for a fallen PlanetSide 2 player spanned four instances this weekend

You know, I am always conflicted about these types of stories: They are tragedies, and nobody wants to have to tell a community that...

Star Citizen fans call on CIG to post an update on Squadron 42 development progress

A post on the Star Citizen subreddit has been growing in traction in recent days, putting into perspective an abject lack of...

EVE Echoes ties down a launch date of August 13, shares answers from another AMA

EVE Echoes has been eyeballing August as its launch month for some time now but never really bothered to nail down a...

Star Wars The Old Republic got a shot in the arm thanks to its Steam launch

It would seem that the decision to launch on Steam was a good one for Star Wars The Old Republic as the...

The Daily Grind: Do you share any craft skills with your favorite MMO toon?

I've heard of folks out there who intentionally pick crafts in MMOs because they're already experts at them - like the real-world politician who...

Star Citizen devs discuss the updates, features, and adjustments of alpha 3.10

With alpha 3.10 now in the PTU, fans of Star Citizen have a number of questions about the update. This past Friday's...

The Nintendo ‘gigaleak’ included plans for a Pokemon MMO from 2004

If you hear what sounds like a thousand dogs sniffing at something this weekend, it's because there was an apparent massive leak of...

One Shots: Eyes on the prize

When you're such an amazing archer, you don't have to look at your target. When you're an expert at the bow, you can shoot...
Bork.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO activities are like a security blanket for you?

Sometimes you just want something in an MMO that feels like chopping wood. It's productive, it's engaging enough that you don't dislike it, and...
I blew things up!

Apex Legends boss addresses developers suffering work-from-home burnout and crunch

The Apex Legends subreddit had a little tire fire this past Friday as a result of a Glassdoor review of developer Respawn...

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