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Leaderboard: Did SWTOR’s expansion announcement pull you back to the game?

Star Wars: The Old Republic's expansion announcement made me think about resubbing. I'm still thinking about it, but hey, that's better than not...

Housing looks unlikely for The Secret World [Updated]

If you're hoping for player housing in The Secret World, you should probably stop hoping. In a Q&A on the official forums,

Hall drops Ion hints, says he worked on DayZ ‘longer than [he] intended’

What exactly is Ion, the new sci-fi sandbox being developed by Dean Hall in collaboration with virtual world firm Improbable? We still...

Hearthstone adds tavern brawling, fixes bugs

Blizzard has updated Hearthstone with its new tavern brawl game mode. You'll need a level 20 hero to participate in the...

World of Tanks coming to Xbox One in July

World of Tanks has already stormed the beachhead of Xbox 360, but it's aiming for even more significant gains with its Xbox One...

Blizzard highlights WoW’s Black Morass for timewalking

World of Warcraft's 6.2 patch features a series of seven different weekend events, two of which will make timewalking dungeons available to characters...

The Daily Grind: Would you try a pay-per-hour MMO model?

Massively OP Kickstarter donor SoMuchMass offers an intriguing business model question for your consideration in this morning's Daily Grind: Would a pay-by-hour model work as a...

EverQuest 2 will merge servers ‘within the next few months’

EverQuest 2 producer Holly Longdale says that Daybreak will merge US servers on the long-running fantasy MMO "within the next few months." She...

The latest Neverwinter dev blog talks a tiny bit about strongholds

Cryptic has published a new dev blog that touches on Neverwinter's upcoming strongholds feature. It's designed to provide content for guilds, and much...

‘Speed MOBA’ Solstice Arena shutting down, offers parting gift

After two years in operation on both mobile devices and the PC, Solstice Arena is calling it quits. The so-called "speed MOBA" announced...

An exclusive chat with Path of Exile’s Chris Wilson

Massively: We're here with Path of Exile Producer Chris Wilson to talk about the state and future of this ARPG. Thanks for...

Aventurine offers to license out classic Darkfall’s game code

The drama over the proposed Darkfall classic server continued this weekend. Aventurine CEO Zad Mehdawi removed his original post on...

Aventurine ditches Darkfall classic server project

It's a dark day for those who were hoping to see a return to the classic era of Darkfall. A few weeks ago,...

Ascent’s NPCs sound kinda like Skynet

If you're itching for a PvE-focused space sandbox, now's probably a good time to check out Ascent: The Space Game. It's 20 percent off...

Defiance’s third season includes MMO reward codes

Who would have thought that, three years later, both Defiance the television series and Defiance the MMO would still be chugging along? But...

Jacobs on destroying Camelot Unchained structures and more

Mark Jacobs is back with a Friday afternoon update for Camelot Unchained. In it, he says that players will soon be able...

Cabal II soft-launches on July 2 with no wipe

It's a double dose of good news for Cabal II fans today, as ESTsoft not only announced the game's open beta launch...

Das Tal’s Kickstarter fails, but development continues

Das Tal's Kickstarter has ended without meeting its €50,000 goal, but it's not game over for the indie PvP sandbox. Thanking fans for...
Making you not concerned with the other person's expenditures on the game would actually be novel for physical card games, too.

How Hearthstone challenges mobile free-to-play assumptions

Hearthstone is a successful title on phones and tablets. It's successful all around. And yet if you look within the field of mobile...

The MMO industry mourns the passing of Christopher Lee

If you haven't heard the news already, then we're sorry to report that Star Wars and Lord of the Rings actor Christopher Lee

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