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Leaderboard: Heart of Thorns vs. Knights of the Fallen Empire

With two giant MMO expansions releasing this month, it seems only natural that we take the opportunity to pit them against one another in...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Moral panic and online griefing

Welcome back to our ongoing exploration of Rachel Kowert and Thorsten Quandt’s book The Video Game Debate. As you can guess, the book itself...
Coastal!

Sword Coast Legends team promises free DLC to expand the game’s core

If you want to play Sword Coast Legends right now, you can do so. It's out and available! And the initial reception of...
Just go full-speed into everything at all times. Ram enemies at .2c as your attack.

Star Citizen makes major flight model changes for alpha 2.0

Modeling deep-space flight in Star Citizen involves thinking a lot about vectors, acceleration, and maneuvering thrusters. That's always been the case. The game...

Camelot Unchained’s terrain will adapt to realm control

The latest Camelot Unchained newsletter reveals that taking territory in the game will change more than just what's on the map: The...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever been in a relationship with someone you met through MMOs?

A week ago, a Reddit user posted a casting call for a new reality show that will attempt to follow romantic relationships formed...
It's the best holiday.

Shroud of the Avatar prepares for Halloween fun in Release 23

It's nearly the end of the month, and Shroud of the Avatar players know by now that that means a new release for...

War Thunder talks user content, e-sports, pro tips, and more

The War Thunder website has been active over the past couple of days, so what say we run down the list and catch...
You hack at whatever, I'll just fly along with the power of deities.

Trove improves its refer-a-friend program

Online games are just plain better with friends. Trove aims to make it a little easier to get your friends into the game...
Maybe that's the horrible, fundamental blade that sits at the heart of every nudge forward. That if you're forced to really ask yourself for honesty, you realize that love is just a word you use to justify doing hard work for someone who never thanks you in a way you find meaningful or satisfying.

The Park is not single-player The Secret World, but it might be even better

Let's just put our cards on the table: The Park is not the single-player offering that The Secret World fans have been...
Can't we go back to mushroom people? That'd be keen.

Take a walk on the abomination side in EverQuest II’s Kralet Penumbra

The various residents of EverQuest II's Terrors of Thalumbra expansion are not necessarily pleasing to the eye. That having been said, the...
Gross, point-blank?

Skyforge’s next major update hits the live servers on November 12th

Thus far, the various invasions that hit the world of Skyforge have been repelled with some regularity. What would you expect? The players...
It's a fooler.

Perfect Ten: Ten really great races from MMOs

Here I go, here I go, here I go again. Girls, what's my weakness? Non-human races. But oh, so many MMOs let me down...
Overpriced or underpriced? Remember, they think they're really cool.

Darkfall hosts a Halloween event, a free weekend, and a subscription sale

There are many different sorts of fear. There's the sort of fear that comes from being absolutely certain that something horrible is lurking around...
I have just met you and I love you.

Take part in a BlizzCon auction for charity starting November 4th

Do you have a deep need to grab some rare Blizzard memorabilia? Do you have a large amount of disposable income? Do you...
You have clearly been preparing for this day.

Final Fantasy XIV previews the upcoming Lord of Verminion mini-game

If you've got an extensive minion collection in Final Fantasy XIV and want to throw down to see if your minions can beat...
Save the date. Or don't, if you're not in.

Albion Online closed beta starts November 23rd

Is everyone ready to tear down the gates and jump into Albion Online? Well, not everyone gets to do so just yet; the...

The Daily Grind: Will you play Worlds Adrift?

Worlds Adrift is one of those titles that gets more fascinating the more I follow it. Initially I was put off by the...
Brown town.

New video shows off how to get started in Das Tal

If you know nothing else about Das Tal, you know that it's a sprawling open-ended sandbox. (If you didn't know that, well, you...

Choose My Adventure: Settling the homestead in WildStar

Hello everyone, and welcome to the latest (and ostensibly greatest, depending on your perspective) installment of Choose My Adventure. This week, we'll be...

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