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Star Trek Online players say they aren’t going for Cryptic’s lackluster $120 ship bundle

Star Trek Online may be set in some sort of idealistic utopia, but the game practices have left its fanbase feeling as though...

The Daily Grind: Is there an MMO or other online title you won’t let your kids play?

So it happened last week: My kid told me I was mean because I wouldn't let him play Fortnite when all his friends...

One Shots: Diet lightsabers

I think it's about high time we got a Star Wars game in which lightsabers functioned properly as instruments that could melt or slice...
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The Daily Grind: Do you have any love for jumping puzzles in MMOs?

It's hard for me to be sure exactly when MMOs decided that jumping puzzles were the thing to include as an option. Guild Wars 2...
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WRUP: Movies you could not make today edition

Casablanca: Humphrey Bogart is exceptionally dead and thus can no longer star in this movie, which means that it would no longer have its...
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Betawatch: Camelot Unchained puts the numbers on the field

How many players and bots were on the field with the last test for Camelot Unchained? Not one. Not two. Not three. Not... all...
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EVE Online moves cynosural fields to a separate overview filter with its February update

If you have never wanted to see a cynosural field in your overview in EVE Online, the game's February patch will take care of...
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Paragon Chat hosts a winter formal in City of Heroes on February 9

Hang out with your fellow heroes, dress up, and enjoy a celebration of winter in Paragon Chat this Saturday with the winter formal!...
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Final Fantasy XI’s February update brings substantial improvements to Red Mage

It's been a long time since Final Fantasy XI made Red Mages happy. The job has languished for a long while with most of...

Check out these spectacular prize-winning player housing hideouts in Path of Exile

Back in December, Grinding Gear Games launched a massive expansion for Path of Exile, Betrayal, and among its key features was an...

Star Citizen players will be able to communicate using American Sign Language

This week's Star Citizen Around the Verse kicks off not with development but with player footage of a 42-man dogfighter skirmish just...

The Daily Grind: What was the worst MMO newbie experience that you powered through anyway?

Earlier this week, Justin mentioned that he was toying around in classic EverQuest, and he said he was playing through the tutorial. That...
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EverQuest looks for player stories for its anniversary

The memories that have been forged in EverQuest are numerous, due in no small part to just how long the game has been running. For...
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Star Wars: The Old Republic’s creative director talks about the characters of Jedi Under Siege

The latest update for Star Wars: The Old Republic brought a lot of characters around. It brought major characters back, it brought new characters...
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Square-Enix’s latest financials show a decrease in sales and profits for the past nine months

The latest financial report for Square-Enix is out for the prior nine months of operation, and it's not a great report for the...

Elder Scrolls Online is handing out 500 cash-shop currency to current players

If you're an existing Elder Scrolls Online player who's logged in between the start of 2017 and now, heads-up: ZeniMax is handing out...
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Vague Patch Notes: Why the social penalty for open PvP in MMOs never works

One of the most important things to have when you're thinking about games and their design is reference material. It's one of the things...

Riot Games says it’s really, truly not working on a League of Legends MMO

Remember last summer when Riot Games co-founder Marc Merrill teased Twitter by asking whether the company should make an MMO? Then, just as...

Boy’s life proves MMOs are ‘a gateway to wherever your heart desires’

I remember the first few years when MMORPGs were a going concern and how so many people back then used to justify their bad...
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The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the biggest homogeneity problem with outfits?

Every MMO has a certain upper limit on how many different outfits you can come up with. That's just the reality. And some games...

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