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Betawatch: Crucible has re-entered beta

Ah, Crucible, welcome back to the warm embrace of being in beta. Yes, after launching with something like a bellyflop, the game...
Follow me to a place I know.

Ashes of Creation plans for more testers and resuming cosmetic sales

The latest Ashes of Creation dispatch from creative director Steven Sharif will no doubt put the minds of fans at ease. Sharif states...
Shoulder touch.

World of Warcraft plans to connect multiple low-population realms to higher-population ones over the next few months

Friendships! They're probably spectacular. Would you like to have some in World of Warcraft? The designers would like for you to have them,...
Rewarding.

Pakistan becomes the latest country to crack down on PUBG for the children

PUBG's not having a good week: It's been banned in yet another country, this time Pakistan. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority announced the temporary...
Central division.

Ubisoft promises a ‘structural shift’ in the wake of sexual harassment scandal

Ubisoft remains in the spotlight - the bad kind - this week following multiple accounts of abuse by multiple senior devs and execs...

Obituary: WoW and Hearthstone esports star and Twitch streamer Reckful

Gamers and Twitch fans are in mourning this afternoon, as reports confirming the death of streamer Byron "Reckful" Bernstein have hit social media. Both...

Fallout is getting a TV series run by the Westworld folks and homed on Amazon Prime

So, who nommed the Fallout franchise when last we discussed which MMO or MMO adjacent title deserved its own movie or TV show?...
Accidental burn.

Sony is considering purchasing the Chinese firm Leyou

You probably don't think a whole lot about Leyou at this point, but you probably should; the holding company owns most of Digital Extremes...

Conan Exiles isn’t going to be free for a week on the Epic Games Store after all

If you follow Conan Exiles' twitter, you might have noticed that a bunch of gamers have been pestering Funcom this morning over the...

New UK parliament report recommends regulation of lockboxes as gambling

Remember last month when UK lawmakers started making fresh noise about classifying lockboxes/lootboxes as gambling to protect children following multiple

Life sim MMO Identity is ‘still being worked on’ according to forum moderators

So let's talk about Identity, shall we? This life sim MMO has been silent for the better part of a year now, resurfacing...
In a world of human wreckage.

This week in why we can’t have nice things: Method, EA, and Ubisoft

The fallout from June's games industry abuse and assault call-outs continues. Let's start with Method, the guild that's been driving World of Warcraft's...
Masterful.

NCsoft MOBA Master x Master should’ve turned three years old in the west this month

Way back in 2014 on Old Massively, our team began covering Master x Master, a new MOBA by NCsoft, then in beta...
Shiny!

Final Fantasy XIV revamps its online storefront

The Mog Station interface for buying optional items in Final Fantasy XIV is awful. Like, regardless of how you feel about the presence...

The Daily Grind: What do you think about Reddit’s new toxicity policy in relation to gaming?

Yesterday, Reddit went on a tear banning 2000 of the most toxic subs across the platform and instituting a new content policy...

The Soapbox: The world of Gloomhaven is primed to be an MMO

Anyone familiar with modern board games will immediately recognize and likely have a positive opinion on Gloomhaven. It is an absolute juggernaut in...
Up.

Wisdom of Nym: What does Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 5.3 delay mean for the schedule?

Gosh, remember when it seemed like we... like, actually knew what 2020 was going to look like, or at least in the broad strokes?...
Alive again!

Blizzard celebrates 20 years of Diablo II

It brought us memes, it brought us Necromancers, it brought us farming for loot, and it theoretically brought us a showdown against evil creatures...
TECHNICALLY?!

Betawatch: Crowfall’s alpha is actually kind of a beta but also mostly an alpha

Apparently, Crowfall's current test state is "technically" a beta. Technically. As the person who maintains this list, splitting hairs like this technically...

RuneScape details changes to the chat profanity filter as Jagex marks a fifth year of revenue growth

Platitudes about supporting Black lives are fine, but action is far more vital, and RuneScape is hoping to make its game friendlier for...

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