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World of Warcraft is introducing a silence penalty with the Legion prepatch

Hello, trade chat, my old friend; I'm turning you back on again. Because the team on World of Warcraft has addressed your issues...
So... you guys wanna party?

Neverwinter launches head start access on the PlayStation 4

You can play Neverwinter on your computer. You can play Neverwinter on your Xbox. But can you play it on your PlayStation 4?...
Jazzhands are happening

AdventureQuest 3D is hitting open beta very soon

Are you sporting a Massively Overpowered cape in AdventureQuest 3D without anyone around to appreciate its sublime awesomeness? Be patient just a little...
GET OUT OF HERE, LIZARD.

Pokemon Go quickly hits the top of the mobile charts

If you're one of the few people left who have missed out on Pokémon Go thus far, you've missed out on the...
Cruisin' down the street in my six-four.

Asta’s next update includes a new battleground, more difficult raids, and a new world boss

The next big update for Asta isn't here yet; you'll need to wait until July 19th to take on the new content....

Raph Koster says that augmented reality games like Pokemon GO are MMOs

Want some justification that the time you're spending on Pokémon GO and Ingress isn't pointless? The creative brain behind Ultima Online and...

Lord of the Rings Online players wear yellow to honor a fallen friend

This past weekend you might have seen a particular hashtag pop up on Twitter, #YellowforTinki, and wondered what it meant. Apparently it was...
Evolution.

Evolve player population explodes following free-to-play transition

Player numbers matter. If no one is playing your game, players aren't going to start playing just to play on empty servers. As a...
That's going to take an engineer to fix, ironically.

Elite: Dangerous postpones CQC tournament in favor of PvP Icarus Cup

Frontier has canceled the Elite: Dangerous CQC tournament intended to run this year, at least as it was originally planned. Head of...
Gambler.

Wisdom of Nym: The missteps of Final Fantasy XIV’s main scenario through Heavensward

There are going to be spoilers in this column. Let's make this entirely clear. If you read this column without having finished up

One Shots: Totes adorbs

My call out for favorite fantasy races a while back did spur a few of you to share screenshots depicting your beloved species. Kristina...
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The Daily Grind: What inspires you to ignore another player in an MMO?

For a variety of reasons, I do not have the ability to remove people from the universe at a whim. I cannot simply make...

Habitat’s source code is available for everyone

When does the history of MMOs start? If you answer that the first MMO was Ultima Online, you're right enough. If you answer...
Unbreak my heart.

WRUP: What I really meant edition

Every so often, people seem to be curious about what I really meant when I said something. The answer is usually "what I said,"...

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs do you wish you had played a long time ago?

One of the most frustrating aspects of being an MMORPG gamer is the passage of time. I can't put MMOs that I'm not playing...
Dad has not yet come back from the store.

Chronicles of Elyria teases its new store in wake of its new website

Man, the Chronicles of Elyria website is looking good lately. Did it lose weight? Yes, apparently, although almost all of that was in...
Owly enough for the owl club.

Gigantic plans a one-day stress test for the weekend

The team at Motiga is happy that players have logged in to stress test Gigantic's servers. But it's not enough stress. More...
Even-handed.

Perfect Ten: The 10 components of a ‘fair’ MMO PvP fight

I spend a lot of my time thinking about MMO PvP. You might not realize it, but I'm actually a really big fan of...
Also, it's crazy random.

World of Warcraft: Legion Q&A addresses the lore and balancing of artifacts

Artifacts are a big deal in World of Warcraft: Legion, which is why the most recent live developer question and answer...

Richard Garriott and Starr Long are literally selling their blood for Shroud of the Avatar

Remember last year back when Richard Garriott raffled off his rat tail to raise money for Shroud of the Avatar? Yeah, good...

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