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Players caught Niantic’s Campfire app broadcasting private data in spite of security settings

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This won't surprise many readers, but Campfire, the social media messenger app built by Niantic for its games, is not working as promised and...
AHHHHH SPIDERS

Albion Online starts season 18 of guild conflicts on December 17

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Anyone participating in Albion Online's next season of fighting amongst guilds (don't use the word war here, for obvious reasons) is hopefully a big...

Fallout 76 invites players to celebrate soda with the launch of the Nuka-World on Tour update

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You've heard about it, dreamed about it, and certainly read about it, and now is the time to play it: The Nuka-World on Tour...

Fortnite adds new ‘cabined’ account type giving parents control over kids’ gaming

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"Cabined" is a word you probably don't see every day unless you're in a couple of specific industries, but the rest of us should...
Not pictured: Critters.

Fractured Online awakens the guardians of nature with its latest update adding Primal Forms

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For too long - meaning "since the early access stage of Fractured Online began" in this case - Wildfolk have had to deal with...
Not worth cheering over.

Activision-Blizzard releases its year-to-date diversity statistics showing an increase in underrepresented groups

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Activision-Blizzard's general issues with diversity and representation have prompted a number of changes within its corporate structure, and one of those is the company's...

Blade & Soul releases the Dark Awakening update – here are the patch notes

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The past several days have been spent by Blade & Soul talking up its Dark Awakening update, but now the talk is over and...
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS WE'RE GROWNUPS WE DON'T NEED TO BE FIGHTING

Elden Ring’s Colosseum DLC is available for free today for everyone

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If you love Elden Ring and also love beating the snot out of your friends, the game's newest update will provide you with everything...

Black Desert ramps up for its 2022 Calpheon Ball with in-game events and promise of its twin class reveal

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Some big reveals and a lot of celebration are on the horizon for Black Desert fans. The 2022 Calpheon Ball from Los Angeles, CA,...
How charmingly old world.

New World addresses the prominent missing pieces of its 2023 roadmap

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While New World's 2023 roadmap outlined plenty of interest coming to the game next year, the majority of fans zeroed in on what was...

Dungeons and Dragons Online kicks off Festivult and Hardcore Season 7

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When you combine two things into a new package, something special may happen. You could end up with peanut butter and chocolate, for example....

Embers Adrift doubles server memory, pushes additional content releases to the new year

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Hot on the heels of its Redshore Ridge update, Embers Adrift released a new patch to address some bug fixes throughout the new MMO....

Guild Wars 2’s Wintersday returns on December 13 as players play Secret Santa

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As winter holiday events turn on their twinkle lights around the MMO genre, Guild Wars 2 has picked December 13th for its big shebang:...

Microsoft Xbox boss announces commitments to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo Switch and keep the series on Steam

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Last week insider reports said that Microsoft was willing to enter into a 10-year commitment with Sony that would ensure access to the Call...

EverQuest’s 29th expansion, Night of Shadows, is officially live for players

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Twenty-nine: That's the total number of expansions that Classic EverQuest has delivered to date, capped off by the newest entry, Night of Shadows, which...

Lord of the Rings Online tweaks Cardolan and Swanfleet, preps tomorrow’s Yuletide Festival

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Today's Lord of the Rings Online update is a small one, with tweaks for German localization, fixes for busted Guardian skills, and multiple corrections...
All your base, etc.

Fan creates an elaborate mod for building bases in No Man’s Sky

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Building a base in No Man's Sky is important. It's inspiring. It's a moment of self-identification. It is complicated, too, because there are a...
They're impressed by you.

Final Fantasy XIV kicks off a new Moogle Treasure Trove event on December 12

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Are you waiting for Final Fantasy XIV's upcoming patch 6.3 but feel like you have nothing to do in the interim? Are you dejectedly...

Astroneer brings back its toy-delivering Project CHEER holiday event in latest patch

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The holidays are arriving to the space-based survivalbox of Astroneer once again as this week's patch has re-launched the Project CHEER event for another...
She's a little bored.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 399: Dragonflight takes to the skies

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Justin and Bree discuss WoW Dragonflight's launch; New World's 2023 roadmap; the sunset of Elyon and Forsaken World; new content for EverQuest II, Wizard101, Embers Adrift, Guild Wars 2, and Elite Dangerous; plus adventures in LOTRO, MOP's end-of-the-year awards, and a mailbag topic on auto-scaling in MMOs.

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