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Take a look at RuneScape’s NXT client and the client’s design goals

With 15 years of history under its belt, RuneScape can't help but show its age. But there's a new client on the way,...

The Daily Grind: Has a single screenshot ever made you want to play an MMO?

I don't often look at a screenshot and think to myself, hmm, I should play that game. Yesterday I did exactly that, though, thanks...

Choose My Adventure: Unearthing the mysteries of WildStar’s Levian Bay

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Choose My Adventure. Last week, you fine folks voted on whether my pwecious wittle Chua Spellslinger would...

Massively Opinionated: Which is the best open-world PvP, WvW or FFA?

It's a real battle to the death when Larry Everett invites Tina Lauro and Brendan Drain to debate WvW and FFA PvP.
Sometimes, less can indeed be more.

World of Warcraft patch 6.2.3 is bringing Valor back

Between the Timewalking token system and Apexis Crystals, World of Warcraft has been providing players with a variety of currencies to purchase rewards...
It's been a long time.

Check out a teaser for RuneScape’s 15-year anniversary documentary

Next year, RuneScape will be celebrating 15 years of continual operation. Even if you don't play the game and consider it one of...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the most toxic community?

I ran across a weird thread on Reddit  a week or two ago from a poster asking about toxic MMO communities, not because...

Check out WildStar’s ‘impossible maze’

Give players a wide range of player housing tools and you're going to get some interesting results. Perhaps one of the most fascinating creations...

The Stream Team: 12 Days of TOR, Day 9

Chapter 2 of Star Wars: The Old Republic has been completed. MJ's Imperial Agent is free from the brainwashing programming of Imperial Intelligence. But...
Keep it going, folks.

Das Tal opens up its first persistent test server on October 31st

An MMORPG is going to put any set of network architecture under an incredible amount of strain. It's going to dropkick your netcode and...
Today's mission is to wander around on the Brain Slug planet without a helmet.

EverQuest II previews the Thalumbra region

The next expansion for EverQuest II is leading players into a tourist trap. Not in the sense that it's filled with overpriced stores...

The Daily Grind: What should Funcom do?

Man, every time we hear a Funcom report I get so incredibly depressed. I'm no financial expert, but it seems as though...

Not So Massively: Star Citizen’s map is amazing (October 12, 2015)

Online gaming and e-sports are getting bigger by the day, and there are literally hundreds of popular online games out there that don’t really...
Department of Recursion Department

Shroud of the Avatar goes recursive with Release 23

Shroud of the Avatar is the most recent game that Richard Garriott has worked on, so why not spend your time in...

Sword and Bored: Ready check

Mo joins his first raid. The first boss fight has been explained and everyone is ready, right? Right?
Combat attire: you're doing it wrong.

Take a look at the gameplay of Black Desert’s Witch

There's still no hard information on when Black Desert is coming westward, although the game is currently in open beta in Russia and...
It's not just me, right?

Wisdom of Nym: Surpassing Final Fantasy XIV’s cross-class legacy

In one respect, Final Fantasy XIV is an incredibly flexible game. You are never actually locked into a single role or job; even...
It's no Star Citizen, but it's far closer.

Elite: Dangerous shows off a planetary surface

Give people a game about flying around in space and the first question you hear is, "When can we walk around on a planet?"...

The Daily Grind: Are you going to play Squadron 42?

A whole bunch of Star Citizen-related stuff happened this past weekend, and I've got a lot of catching up to do since I...

Chaos Theory: The Secret World’s Carter and Issue 12.5

It's pretty common knowledge by now that Lead Designer Romain Amiel really likes to give teasers and spoilers for The Secret World....

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