Previews

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Here’s how Star Trek Online’s new gender- and species-swap token will work

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Star Trek Online's Unparalleled update isn't just about new story content and missions: It's also packing a major quality-of-life feature in the form of...

World of Warcraft will finally implement story mode raids starting with The War Within

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It's taken a mighty long time to get here and years upon years of players begging for it, but come this fall, World of...

Puzzle MMO Islands of Insight is getting an offline mode ‘in the coming months’

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Are we witnessing the death of games as a service? Probably not, but we're definitely witnessing the shrinking of a segment of games that...

Tarisland talks up its ‘misc PvE gameplay’ content in latest video

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Many of the previews coming out of Tarisland recently have often pointed to the MMORPG's raiding as the pinnacle (and arguably primary) activity. However,...

EVE Online highlights Equinox’s expansion to custom ship skin tools

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"Vestis virum facit" might be a useful adage when it comes to normal MMORPGs in terms of customizing an outfit, but what if your...

Star Trek Online preps an ‘endless’ Borg gauntlet for next week’s episode

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Antsy starship captains are about to have their hands very full when next week's Unparalleled episode drops into their waiting hands in Star Trek...

Embers Adrift previews new dungeons, new raid, and a beetle creature arriving May 28

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It's said that April showers bring May flowers, but in the case of Embers Adrift, the month of May -- specifically May 28th --...

Ubisoft’s Skull & Bones plans season 2 endgame revamp with two new solo PvE modes

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Last week, we got a bit of a tease from Ubisoft's Skull and Bones as it wound down its first quarterly season of play,...

Legends of Aria Classic lays out massive June overhaul patch, postpones subscription

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Legends of Aria Classic is squarely in the "a surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one" tier for 2024 as its original developer...

Palia is prepping an economy patch to smooth out gold generation and skills

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With two major rounds of layoffs and a severely shrunken team - not to mention the fiasco with its beta status - Palia has...

Solarpunk showcases an overhauled merchant platform in its latest development update

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"We wasted a lot of time but Minecraft inspired us." That's the throughline of a recent update blog and the literal title of a...

Tarisland says male mages and female paladins are the next step in gender-unlocking

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We're down to the last of Tencent's announced dev blogs for Tarisland focusing on how the studio has tweaked the game between the last...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Previewing Guild Wars 2 Secrets of the Obscure’s final chapter, The Midnight King

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It's strange to say it after just one year, but Guild Wars 2's Secrets of the Obscure era is drawing to a close! Don't...

Sand is an open-world PvPvE game where players build stompy robot bases to explore an alien planet

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As one poorly directed actor of a sci-fi film noted, sand has a whole bunch of drawbacks including its unpleasant texture and its propensity...

Tencent recaps plan for Tarisland’s game performance, combat hit feel, and fishing

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Tencent is continuing onward with its plan to outline all of its pre-launch changes for Tarisland in the lead up to its next technical...

MultiVersus is adding Jason Vorhees and Agent Smith to its roster

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Back when MultiVersus was at the height of its popularity, we reported on rumors of Beetlejuice and the Wicked Witch coming to the roster,...

Myth of Empires plans to launch region-free PvP season servers starting on May 25

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What's better than a regular server? A season server! Presumably, anyway! PvP-loving players of Myth of Empires who feel that way can look forward...

Destiny 2 shares updates to weapon enhancement and fragment unlock costs coming in The Final Shape

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In case it wasn't really obvious by now, things are going to be changing in Destiny 2: The Final Shape, and this time around...

Vampire survivalbox V Rising fully launches on PS5 June 11 – here’s the new trailer

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If you're a PlayStation player staring mournfully at the formal launch of vampire survivalbox V Rising - and its 1.0 Ruins of Mortium content...
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Wisdom of Nym: What we learned about Final Fantasy XIV’s Viper, Pictomancer, and job updates from the live letter

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We do not yet know as much as you think about how the Final Fantasy XIV jobs are going to look in Dawntrail. I...

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