Previews

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Chronicles of Elyria players secede from their king to create their own confederation

A fascinating bit of player-run political intrigue has happened in Chronicles of Elyria well before the game has even seen a playable build....

Guild Wars 2’s Living World magazine teases Bound with Blood, hardmode episode encounters

If you're old enough, you remember back when there were multiple competing video game magazines, and most of them would gladly run multi-page spreads...

Ship of Heroes pushes character creator beta to later in 2019, says its toons are more advanced than City of Heroes’

With summer drawing to a close, Heroic Games is barreling ahead on Ship of Heroes' character creation tool beta, which was originally

Camelot Unchained has managed to stop making characters stick to one another

When we talk about making an MMO feel sticky, we don't actually want people in-game to stick to us. Luckily, neither do the folks...

Here’s a kindly old chili cook to tell you about Bless Unleashed’s regenerative Soul Pyres

"Well, howdy there, pardner! C'mon over an' set yerself down a spell. Things out there in Bless Unleashed are mighty dangerous and you...

Path of Exile elaborates on the Blight League’s approach to balance

Ah, yes. Balancing. The endless turning of dials for MMO skills old and new. The victorious feeling of a class or skill being buffed,...

Red Dead Online is launching three new roles in next week’s Frontier Pursuits

Is Red Dead Online ever gonna launch that promised summer update? Turns out that yes it is. It's next week, and it's still...

Atlas’s new roadmap promises more time at sea, better combat, and more MMO-esque features

Last week, the new lead designer of Atlas admitted openly that change has to happen to bring the game back to the...

Trove’s next update, Into the Deep, adds new world bosses and a level 25 class booster

With Trove's server move and three-day outage behind us, we can look ahead to Trove's next big thing - and yes, Gamigo is...

The Mycelial Crisis will be the first event to leverage Star Trek Online’s new event reward system

Last week, we all were informed of the ways that events in Star Trek Online will be changing, moving away from Reputation...

Conan Exiles shows off new Blood and Sand goodies and announces a return to normal decay values

Are you ready for Blood and Sand? Well, more blood and sand than there already is in Conan Exiles, which looks like a...

Sea of Thieves announces a Creator Crew program to help support the game’s content creators

The weekly dev update video from Sea of Thieves and executive producer Joe Neate has offered up some preliminary details of a Creator...
It's just there.

Final Fantasy XIV schedules its first patch 5.1 preview for mid-September

Before we hit the three-month mark out from Final Fantasy XIV's early access for Shadowbringers, it's time to start talking about the first major...

CIG opens sales for Star Citizen’s latest concept ship, the $600 Aegis Nautilus

Earlier this week we told you about the Aegis Nautilus, a currently unflyable $600 Star Citizen ship that features mine laying and...

SWTOR begins testing Onslaught’s crafting overhaul, Spoils of War adjustments, and the Dxun Operation

Star Wars: The Old Republic's Onslaught expansion may have been delayed a month, but BioWare is full-speed ahead on testing it. The studio...

Closers provides a lore-based look at the upcoming character Seth

While we know that the new character is coming on September 10th and we've gotten a visual preview of her, the question...

Path of Exile previews new Poison Assassin attacks and Mine skills coming with the Blight League

The upcoming Blight League in Path of Exile means changes, obviously, but more specifically it means changes to several class builds. In a...

Mankind Reborn shares new Union City, gameplay improvements, and alpha roadmap

Anyone remember Mankind Reborn? It's a cyberpunk sandbox MMO that looks to be a spiritual successor to the sunsetted Face of Mankind;...

Ascent: Infinite Realm provides a look at pets, regions, and cities

Seems like we get peeps out of the Western front of Ascent: Infinite Realm every now and again, which is kind of a...

Sci-fi exploration MMO Population Zero opens founder packs for September closed beta

If you're bored with modern themeparks, take a peek at this classic-MMO-inspired sandboxy title from developer Enplex Games: It's Population Zero, and it's...

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