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We would totally play World of Warcraft: The Beach Party expansion

This video "leaked" by YouTuber Scott Leyes is seriously the World of Warcraft expansion cinematic trailer. Seriously. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGPFmrxRwpk Man, PvP dance-offs would be awesome. Hat...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO festival event is your favorite?

Lord of the Rings Online's summer festival ends this week, and I'm kind of glad. I've been partaking, of course, but it's a...
We worship things being set on fire.

Skyforge expands Pantheon functionality with its first major patch

Pantheons are a pretty big deal for gods. You get your own worshippers, but you also get to sort of time-share worshippers with the...

Choose My Adventure: A whale of a time in FFXIV Heavensward’s Sea of Clouds

Hello again everyone, and happy August. It's happy for me, anyway; this past weekend marked the first time in recent memory that I could...
This is a cow song.

Project Gorgon unveils musical stretch goals

The Project Gorgon Kickstarter is humming along nicely this time around, and the developers have already passed the $25,000 stretch goal. So what's...

The Daily Grind: What have you regretted doing in MMOs lately?

I did a dumb thing. A week or so ago, I splurged with real-world cash to pick up the new Yavin stronghold in Star...
The road is through those guys, so...

Albion Online puts forth its roadmap to closed beta

Albion Online's development team isn't just sitting back and basking in the afterglow of a successful summer alpha test. There's a closed beta...

Hyperspace Beacon: Ten SWTOR sites worth visiting

As regular readers surely know, I really enjoy the Star Wars: The Old Republic community. And I don't mean the community team led...
Eff a robot.

Skyforge introduces Prestige scaling with its next major patch

There's nothing worse than logging on to play a game with your friends to find that they're Level A Million Or Something whilst you're...
If at first you don't succeed, etc.

ArcheAge mobile game will use Unreal Engine 4

Remember ArcheVille? No, probably not; it was an ArcheAge mobile game that was shut down rather quickly back in 2013. The important thing...
Well, good hustle.

Camelot Unchained newsletter discusses combat philosophy and developer status

The Camelot Unchained test phases had to be delayed, and that means that the latest newsletter for the game is in an...
At last, good stuff.

EverQuest II plans server ‘consolidation’ in August

It's all well and good to prefer lower-population servers, but you can also reach a point when the population is so low that you can...

These are the companies that are trying to build the metaverse

Did you know that Linden Lab is hard at work on a sequel to its Second Life virtual world? Yep, it is,...

Sword and Bored: Expansion

An expansion released for Mo's game, and Amilya is excited to show him -- maybe too excited.
If you lived here, you'd be home by now.

Shroud of the Avatar pushes out Release 20 with 113 player-run towns

Are you playing Shroud of the Avatar's latest release right now? Obviously not, you're reading this article, but you could be playing it...

World of Warcraft’s Bashiok has defected to NCsoft [Updated]

Former World of Warcraft Community Manager Micah "Bashiok" Whipple announced he was leaving Blizzard last week to take up a new job this...

LOTRO announces its 10 surviving servers

Lord of the Rings Online has begun the process of closing down some of its servers and encouraging players to migrate to one...
Mead mead mead mead mead mead.

EverQuest Next challenges players to design buildings for Halas

One of the cooler parts of the EverQuest Next development process is that it's not happening behind closed doors; players have already had...
Losing in a way that's incidentally the same as not in fact losing at all.

League of Legends does not in fact kill off Gangplank for real at all

Just a few days ago, dear reader, we wrote to you about how League of Legends had done something novel by killing...
The boogie, for instance.

RIFT community manager: ‘RIFT is in zero danger’

The health of a game is always important to the players; no one wants to make a home that's going to be shut down...

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