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Bethesda grants terminally ill 12-year-old’s wish to play Fallout 76

Go ahead and get some tissues handy, 'cause we've got a heartwarming tale of gaming goodness for you. According to a recent article published by Inside Edition, after 12-year-old Wes Pak, a fan of the Fallout game series, received the devastating news that his cancer had metastasized and that his doctors recommended stopping his treatment, he was especially distraught...
It looks like a rather familiar world.

New World has indeed started its alpha testing with a small group of players

Last week it was clear that New World had started sending its alpha invites, but there was not yet an actual alpha to test. Just invitations. But the official Twitter has confirmed that the title has indeed begun testing by inviting a very small group of testers at random. The "random" part is important, obviously; it's all...

Torchlight Frontiers posts Milestone 13 post-mortem, discusses development progress and new features

The team at Echtra Games has been hard at work and recently completed Milestone 13 for its upcoming Torchlight Frontiers. In the milestone post-mortem posted on the official Torchlight subreddit, Product Lead Jordan Womack runs through the ups and downs of Milestone 13's development and highlights some of the features that have been added to the latest...
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The Daily Grind: What’s the nicest thing you can say about an MMORPG you dislike?

I blame my colleagues in the writers room for this topic: We happened to be discussing the tragic comedy of Warhammer Online's awful crafting system (sorry, Mythic crew, but I bet you'll agree). And somehow, I ended up rattling off all the things I did like about that game. The PvP was really fun! Nobody else had leveling...

MMO Week in Review: World of Warcraft’s bribes are just too good

World of Warcraft pulled out all the stops this week, announcing stuff you might have thought would be saved for BlizzCon, including the Tides of Vengeance patch, complete with raids, new story content, and quality-of-life fixes. Of course, it also slipped in a massive bribe for those who agree to stay subbed, so there was that...

War Thunder’s Update 1.81 introduces helicopters and adds new tanks, aircraft, and maps

Cue Flight of the Valkyries (or Fortunate Son, as you prefer) because helicopters have arrived in Gaijin Entertainment's free-to-play vehicular combat game War Thunder. Update 1.81, aptly titled The Valkyries, introduces "a dozen variants for the United States and Soviet Union" as well as new tanks, aircrafts, and locations. On the American side, players are...

The MOP Up: Diablo III kicks off its 15th season, Telltale Games is slammed with layoffs

You're already late to the party, what with Diablo III kicking off its 15th season this past Friday! No worries, you can still catch up on all of the fun and start earning yourself some bonus goodies. The special twist this time around involves bounties spitting out twice as many Horadric Caches as normal. Blizzard is rotating seasonal...

Make My MMO: Camelot Unchained works on Mages, the WoW Diary is about to Kickstart

This week week in MMO crowdfunding, Camelot Unchained has been working on everything from earrings to pathfinding, though the effort on Mages is probably going to be most interesting to gamers. "The work going on now involves making a plan from both a technical and an artistic perspective. Mike is going through the VFX list, coming up with a...

Global Chat: Why level in MMOs if you don’t grow?

Using World of Warcraft's latest expansion as an example, many bloggers recently pontificated on the uselessness of adding new levels to MMORPGs if your character didn't grow in any useful or noticeable way. "Leveling, as in playing a roleplaying game where you expect your character to advance and evolve, has never been worse," said Murf Versus. "When you...

Sea of Thieves weekly dev update addresses Forsaken Shores delay

Sea of Thieves Executive Producer Joe Neate is back for another weekly developer update, and this time it's all about -- you guessed it -- the upcoming and recently delayed content update Forsaken Shores (again). Neate begins by explaining the reasons behind Rare's decision to delay the update by over a week: "In the round...

One Shots: The Sunset Club

WildStar is about to be inducted into the worst club there is in the gaming world -- the club whose only requirements is that you are a former live MMORPG that was shut down and is no more. While some claim that its closure is justified, Reader Utakata is still carrying WildStar's standard with pride and feels that...
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The Daily Grind: What’s a hardcore MMO to you?

Sometimes we have ads that get me thinking. Case in point, the most recent ad on our site for the upcoming Lineage 2 classic server, which promised "hardcore leveling." I freely admit that my time in the game was brief, but I honestly don't recall it being all that "hardcore" by my definition. Sure, someone could jump out...

Former BioWare GM joins SpatialOS creator Improbable

According to a recent article published by Gamasutra, British tech company Improbable has hired former BioWare General Manager Aaryn Flynn to help expand its new Edmonton, Alberta office. Improbable is primarily known for its SpatialOS game-development platform, which is notably being used by developer Bossa Studios to create its upcoming craft-and-build sandbox MMO Worlds...

Ankama’s WAVEN brings Wakfu-style combat to mobile and PC

Last week, we looked at Ankama's year-end update video and what the studio has in store for its major titles, Wakfu and Dofus. What we didn't look at, however, is one of its in-development titles, WAVEN: Heroes of Krosmoz, which seems to have been formerly known by a slew of other titles. Right now,...

The Stream Team: Aion celebrates 9 years of PvPvE

Has another year gone by? It has! Daevas have been flying (or gliding) around Aion for nine years now! To celebrate such a milestone, Massively OP's MJ is heading back to Atreia to wander its beautiful lands -- and dodge its deadly terrors. (That includes players!) Will the latest changes surprise her pleasantly, or shock her system? Join us...

SoulWorker update introduces the new and challenging Primal Raid

A brand-new challenge awaits players of Gameforge's anime-action MMO SoulWorker, as its latest update introduced the new Primal Raid. Billed in the official press release as "the game's toughest task so far," the Primal Raid invites players to "embrace their inner anime-teenage heroes," which seems somewhat questionable, but hey. The raid requires a group of at least...

LOTRO Legendarium: Future classes, business models, and direction

For any MMORPG fan, the future often weighs heavily upon the mind. We get excited about what secrets might be in development. We wonder about how the game will grow. We worry about the long-term viability. In short (sorry, Hobbits), we have one foot planted in the present and one tentatively stepping out to tomorrow. The future of Lord...

Star Wars Galaxies emulator Empire in Flames is launching its post-Endor PvP system

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about my return to Star Wars Galaxies on the Legends server, an NGE emulator for the long-gone but still beloved sandbox. And some of our commenters flipped out. The NGE was an abomination, they said. Why would you want to play any version of that!? Classic forever! Welp, get your...
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WRUP: Your children are safe with me, Entirely Avoidable Hazard Man! edition

Hello, parents! There's no need to be alarmed, it's just me, your friendly neighborhood superhero! And you've no need to fret; your children are completely safe with me, Entirely Avoidable Hazard Man! With me around, your children won't hurt themselves by tripping and falling, they'll hurt themselves due to the variety of hazardous materials and environments that could be...

The Daily Grind: Are MMO monster character races doomed to forever minority status?

I almost fell for it again. The other night I was logging back into Elder Scrolls Online after a very long absence and decided to start all over with a new character. Without thinking about it much, I clicked on a Breton and started to make a generic good-looking human. Then I paused, stopped, and started over. I'm so...

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