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Icy Hot, but a game.

Betawatch: Frozen Flame burns its way into a cool closed beta

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Survival action RPG Frozen Flame announced this week that it was heading into closed beta with a single-player mode, a new event, and...
Eightfold path up ins.

WoW Factor: No, Shadowlands is probably not going to be terrible

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I've noted many times at this point that World of Warcraft does not seem to have done a great job with Shadowlands, at least from what...
It's actually fine.

Wisdom of Nym: Speculating on the newly announced Final Fantasy XVI

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So, uh... hey! Final Fantasy XVI! That's a thing we learned about yesterday, huh? I'm sure we're all shocked that Naoki Yoshida's very specific dismissal of...
Boosh.

The Daily Grind: What common MMO developer reassurance doesn’t reassure you at all?

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At one point, I was tossing an idea around for a Perfect Ten column about a Kickstarter drinking game. It didn't go anywhere,...
Holla back.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s second Ishgard season is a touch underwhelming

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In the days of my youth, you usually got introduced to a new band via the radio. (The radio was like YouTube, but no...
Fly.

The Daily Grind: Do you try to be patient with new players in MMOs?

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Patience is a virtue. It is also something not everyone is very good at - and I include myself in this particular batch because...
Patch, patch, patch.

Betawatch: Craftopia is doing the difficult Early Access work

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There's kind of a pall around early access games, mostly because a lot of them launch into early access and then faff about pointlessly. But 
Hey dudes.

WoW Factor: Covenants have become a Shadowlands prison of Blizzard’s own making

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If there was any remaining question about what stage of the expansion development we were at with World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, this week marked...
For lore(n).

Perfect Ten: How to speak with your family members about playing MMOs

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The nice part about growing up with serious social awkwardness as "the weird one" in my family is that really, every strange fixation I...
Doom approaches.

The Daily Grind: Have you ever had an accomplishment in an MMO you didn’t realize until later?

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Back when vanilla World of Warcraft was a new thing, I soloed Hogger on my Paladin. This did not strike me as all...
It's a... you know.

First impressions: Small World of Warcraft is a fun boardgame with a touch of Azerothian flavor

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One of the interesting things about this job is that I am pretty regularly presented with a new set of things to review and...
Alas and alack.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s second season of crafting PvP

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Let's call this side of Ishgard Restoration what it is, yes? This is Final Fantasy XIV giving people another form of PvP in...
Let's set up shop.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO is best for playing alone (not just solo)?

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No, I didn't mean "solo." I meant alone. Because there's a difference. There are many games I play where I have friends, established groups of...

Massively on the Go: An open letter to Pokemon Go’s Niantic and The Pokemon Company

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Dear Niantic and The Pokemon Company, Thank you for Pokemon Go. Despite my criticism, this is probably the longest I've ever played a Pokemon game. Ever....
Wait, where's my axe?! COME ON

Betawatch: New World promises lots of content in its November test

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People seem to have generally been rather pleased with the New World preview event this month, huh? It's winding down today, but the promise...

Massively on the Go: Here’s how Niantic is trying to fix Pokemon Go’s Mega Evolutions

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A bit before Niantic's wellness week kicks in for employees, Pokemon Go players got an update on the Mega Evolution problem/
Bad guys. Duh.

Vague Patch Notes: Apple vs. Epic is not good vs. evil

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So Epic has really gone all-in on fighting against Apple here, huh? The company is using Fortnite as a wedge in hopes of bringing...
Meese

Hands-on with the brand-new Razer Naga Pro: As good as it’s ever been

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I have been an advocate for the Razer Naga basically ever since it was a product that you could purchase. Why? Because it turned...
It's just silly.

The Daily Grind: What would make you reconsider playing an MMO you had sworn off?

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There are some games we just declare that we're done playing forever. There are usually good reasons for it, even; decisions are made with...
This should be obvious.

Wisdom of Nym: What does Final Fantasy XIV’s final 5.3 stinger imply?

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As above, so below, and as before, so again. Just to make it absolutely clear, even though we did it for last week's column...

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