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Bless Online previews its upcoming Urdaata War Fortress raid dungeon

The next update coming to Neowiz's free-to-play fantasy title Bless Online will take players into the heart of a new raid dungeon,...

City of Titans demos the current state of its elaborate character creation

Yesterday's City of Titans update was... pretty horrifying. Fortunately, today's update is probably more like what backers had in mind, as
The hour is nearly here.

Final Fantasy XIV reveals its schedule for the final Fan Festival in Tokyo

A destination! A new job! Possibly another job! More about new races that has been significantly complicated recently! New areas! Awesome outfits! Yes,...
See, this is why no one likes you. It's because of this.

For Science: Yet another study finds no link between violent video games and aggression

Yet another academic study appears to indicate no correlation between aggressive behavior and violent video games, this one specifically in kids. In the newly published...
DIVE

Anthem’s early access launch is already suffering from connection issues

Raise your hand if you're surprised by this: BioWare's much-anticipated online shooter Anthem went live for Origin Access subscribers earlier today, but...

Crowfall welds leveling and talent systems onto its framework

There is a lot for Crowfall's team to discuss this month, what with the delay of the first sanctioned campaign and all...

Star Citizen Around the Verse is selling a new ship: The Argo SRV

This week's episode of Star Citizen Around the Verse is a little longer than usual, but don't get too excited: It's only...
All good, sure, why not.

Legends of Aria sends players on a treasure hunt in its Relics of the Ancients event

The hunt will soon be on in Citadel Studios's moddable sandbox MMO Legends of Aria, which has just announced its upcoming Relic...
Show of hands, who saw this coming? Be honest.

Ashes of Creation is preparing a game director’s letter, fans infer that delays are incoming

It appears that all is not well behind the scenes of Ashes of Creation. Intrepid's Steven Sharif has made a few remarks on...

Video game unionization effort starts petition to remove Bobby Kotick from Activision-Blizzard

After calling for Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick to resign on Wednesday, video game industry unionization group Game Workers Unite has now put together a...

Villagers & Heroes has been hacked – time to change your passwords

Bad news coming out of the adorable indie crossplatform MMORPG Villagers & Heroes as of last night: The game's been well and truly...
On a unicorn.

MapleStory 2 kicks off Project New Leaf, proposes removal of controversial fairfight mechanic

It's always nice to see game devs listening to feedback from their communities, which is exactly what Nexon is doing with MapleStory...
Oh, fine.

Champions Online introduces the Midnight archetype

If you were hoping that today would be the day that Champions Online surprised everyone with a huge new bundle of actual content, we're...

Sony’s claims that it’s open to cross-platform play are bogus, game devs say

Cross-platform play has been a hot-button issue for almost as long as online gaming has been commonplace, and for some time now, Sony has...
Keep playing, darn it!

Ubisoft hits its Q3 earnings targets while betting big on The Division 2

Here's the bad news from the latest Ubisoft earnings call: The company's profits are down year-over-year. But that's about it in terms of bad...

Torchlight Frontiers’ third closed alpha begins in March – with no more NDA

Torchlight Frontiers, the MMO that took our "most anticipated" award at the tail end of last year, is still plugging along in...

Korean MMO ROSE Online is shutting down permanently after lengthy maintenance mode

After about thirteen years of operation, one Korean MMORPG is calling it quits. Gravity Corp's ROSE Online closed its doors earlier this week...

CCP’s CCPlease sees CCP appease pleas

One of the problems every MMO faces throughout its lifetime is that it can be difficult to figure out what small quality-of-life issues players...

Elder Scrolls Online: You could dive into Wrathstone’s dungeons, or you could just sleep on a bridge

ZeniMax has a new video up on social media today zeroing in on the dungeon content coming in Elder Scrolls Online's Wrathstone...

Anthem’s live-action video Conviction is serious business

BioWare's been teasing a new live-action short for Anthem all week, and it's finally dropped. It's called Conviction, and it's credited...

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