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WildStar posts a fan-made preview video for the Arcterra patch

Are you eager to start exploring WildStar's next major patch? You have to keep waiting a little bit longer. You can, however, take advantage...
Make it everything.

Final Fantasy XIV explores the team behind the story of Heavensward

Final Fantasy XIV continues offering players a look behind the scenes of the game's development with a second video today. The first one explored...

The SEC has charged Rhode Island corps over alleged 38 Studios fraud

It's been several years since 38 Studios collapsed in a pile of debt without an MMO to show for all of it, but the...
This is my surprised face.

The Division’s launch night is plagued with server (and doorway) issues

Did you expect The Division to have issues on launch night with its servers? No? Well then why not? Also, you would be wrong,...
The Kobrave and the &c.

Shroud of the Avatar shows off kobold style

As players venture deeper into the underground of Shroud of the Avatar, they're going to run into kobolds. That's just the reality of things....

Indie sandbox Sacrament heads to Kickstarter next week

Indie jack-of-all-trades sandbox Sacrament is planning a Kickstarter for March 16th, according to its recent podcast. Ferocity Unbound Core Studios developers Steeldeal, Layenem, and Kraive...

Grim Dawn is getting sweet modding tools

Grim Dawn, the Kickstarted multiplayer ARPG newly launched from early access into the state of a finished product, has big plans in store for...
This was only the start.

Wisdom of Nym: Odds and ends from Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 3.2

I spent all of the last column talking about Final Fantasy XIV's most recent patch, but boy, there's still more to talk about. Who...
More than you know.

The Division is datamined out with a bit more Brooklyn than expected

The Division is almost here full-time, all the way live, and so forth. Don't want to wait until tomorrow, though? You can just jump...
Go boom.

Guild Wars 2 is not going back to biweekly updates: ‘When we’re shipping every two weeks, we just have to ship’

There's no way that the Guild Wars 2 AMA on Reddit could possibly top the big bombshell about Colin Johanson's departure that started the...

EVE Evolved: Analysing EVE’s new Economic Reports

EVE Online's massive and largely player-run economy has been a frequent topic of discussion on MMO blogs and gaming news sites over the years. The unregulated...

Jukebox Heroes: ARK: Survival Evolved’s soundtrack

If you've been hiding in a cave on Mars with your fingers in your ears and your social media feeds on the fritz, you...

Age of Conan gets tabletop crossover sourcebook

Funcom is no longer merely promoting the successfully funded Conan pen-and-paper roleplaying game; it's now becoming an active part of its development. The creators of...

One Shots: Hook, line, and sinker

Personally, I don't get the appeal of fishing in MMOs, mostly because I get super-fidgety if I have to stand still in-game for long...
Same old story.

The Daily Grind: What’s your ideal progression rate in an MMO?

One of the things that I like about the original Guild Wars was that leveling was pretty much locked into the same speed from...

WRUP: Is your house robot-proof edition

Is your house robot-proof, dear reader? No. No, it isn't. Of course it isn't! You have never given a single thought to robot-proofing your...

The Daily Grind: What neglected MMO sandbox features do you crave?

Every time I see a new sandbox title cross the news feed, I could probably close my eyes and rattle off a fairly accurate...
Like a boss.

Betawatch: Camelot Unchained hits the beta crunch (March 4, 2016)

The Camelot Unchained team is in the midst of a hard crunch period to get the game ready for full beta testing. The good...

League of Legends’ next character is an evil world-crushing space dragon

You can read headlines, can't you? League of Legends has released a trailer for its next character. It's a dragon. An evil dragon that...
So long.

Guild Wars 2’s Colin Johanson leaves ArenaNet; Mike O’Brien takes over as game director

Game director Colin Johanson has been with ArenaNet on Guild Wars 2 for quite some time now, but nothing lasts forever. New game director...