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Ashes of Creation sends its Apocalypse battle royale to early access next week

Now calling it a "prequel" to the MMORPG itself, Intrepid Studios announced today that Ashes of Creation's Apocalypse battle royale title will hit early access on September 24th with persistent game servers up 'round the clock. "Fight for your survival or die trying! Ashes of Creation Apocalypse is the standalone prequel to the upcoming epic MMORPG Ashes of...

The Stream Team: Catching Corellia and Korriban datacons in SWTOR

There you viewers go, suggesting the next stop on the SWTOR datacron hunt again. Massively OP's MJ is even more skeptical now, but Larry assures her it will all be fine. Just fine. It's just a little stop on Korriban and then a nice trip to Corellia. Everyone loves Correllia, right? What could go wrong? Join us live at...

Hearthstone’s Tombs of Terror, Overwatch’s Brick Challenge, and Blizzard’s Pencils of Promise charity sale

Even outside of World of Warcraft, Blizzard's been busy busy busy this week. First, take a peek at Hearthstone: The MMOTCG opened the Tombs of Terror last night, with its free first chapter for all comers willing to dive back into Uldum. The rest of the chapters will be "launching consecutively over the next two weeks" and buyable...

Pantheon addresses questions for every class in the upcoming MMO

Visionary Realms is back this month with another look at Pantheon's development in its September newsletter. There's a new segment this round focused on the game's playable classes; not only does VR answer a whole stack of class-related questions, but there's a bunch of new artwork as well. For example, the studio plans to allow Druids and...

Rockstar offers game launcher freebies, Red Dead Online adds legendary bounties and… zombies?

You know what you need? Another games launcher rattling around your harddrive! Yeah, no you don't, but Rockstar has launched one anyway. "The Rockstar Games Launcher is a new Windows desktop application that allows you to quickly and easily access your Rockstar Games PC collection in a single place, across both digital and disc-based titles including ones purchased from...

Perfect Ten: Why Fallen Earth was a flawed gem of an MMO

Even though I half-expected it for a while now, the news of Fallen Earth's demise earlier this month made my heart sink. Way back in 2010 when I started at old Massively, one of my very first duties was to step in for a few weeks to cover the Fallen Earth column we had running back then....

Robot sandbox MMO Starbase has dropped a ton of new videos on ships, stations, and the universe

It's been a hot minute since we checked in with Starbase, but that was clearly a mistake because Finnish dev Frozenbyte has been pumping out new videos left and right. As we've previously noted, the devs characterize the game as a "massively multiplayer online game with gameplay focused on building and designing spaceships and stations, exploration, resource gathering,...
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Blizzard clarifies the policy on World of Warcraft exploits following the dungeon exploit in Classic

We know that Blizzard intends to punish players who exploited a bug to cause endless dungeon respawns in World of Warcraft: Classic. But as happens whenever the company announces plans to punish someone using an exploit, players have jumped to the defense of people using the exploit, which prompted an official post outlining the reasons why the company...

PlanetSide Arena drops weapons blog ahead of tomorrow’s early access phase one launch

Still on the fence about the newly revivified development of PlanetSide Arena? The massive-scale battle royale game moves from private preview to early access this week, and ahead of that launch, Daybreak has posted up some fresh info about the game - specifically, how weapons loadouts work. "PlanetSide Arena offers a wealth of guns to choose from, and...
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Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 just lost another great dev in Bill Freist

Not a week ago, we reported on the loss of two developers from Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet, a lead game designer and a lead writer. Now it appears another dev has left the building, and it's a blow not only to Guild Wars 2 but to Guild Wars as well. We're talking here about programmer Bill...