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Here’s how Overwatch’s Pink Mercy charity donations help fight breast cancer

It seems fitting to have used Overwatch's Mercy as the face of a charity for a medical cause, which happened earlier this year with the release of the pink Mercy skin sold to fund breast cancer research. So where did the money from that charity skin actually go? A new dispatch on the official site breaks...
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Crowfall shows off its animations for making the Guinecean moves

The latest video from the Crowfall team covers both a monstrous race and bones! How could it be anything less than seasonally appropriate? Of course, the monstrous race in question is the Guineceans, and the "bones" under discussion are the ones used to rig an animation with a model so that everything animates properly... but let's not...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that desperately need proper player housing

Here's something pretty encouraging to me: When I sat down to work on an article listing MMOs that really could use but lacked proper player housing, I honestly had a hard time coming up with a full 10 titles. The more I looked at the popular titles in our gamespace, the more I realized that most of them --...

Blade & Soul’s Blade & Ghoul Halloween event is here with reward and upgrade rebalancing

Halloween is officially live in NCsoft's Blade & Soul this morning as the Blade & Ghoul (yes really) event has kicked off. As we've previously noted, starting today and running through November 7th, level 50-plus toons will be zipping through the Zaiwei Ruins, which has been buffed with the power of darkness and infused with really...
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Ubisoft claims that it ‘cannot be openly political’ in The Division

Gosh, this is one heck of a sentiment. Ubisoft's COO, Alf Condelius, recently spoke at the Sweden Game Conference and claimed that it could not and would not be openly political in The Division. That was a statement made. The game specifically cited was The Division, not The Division 2, so while we're certain that you...

MapleStory 2 producer’s letter addresses upcoming Style Crate changes and PvP reactivation

The first week of MapleStory 2's launch is officially drawing to a close, and Producer Jungsoo Lee has posted a new producer's blog to update players on the state of the game. According to the post, the game had "a fantastic first week" and "was ranked the #6 title on Steam during North America peak hours, with an...

Halloween blows through RIFT, Trove, ArcheAge, Atlas Reactor, and Defiance 2050

Something sinister is brewing over at Trion Worlds, and soon the whole world will pay the price as Scott Hartsman's corgi transforms into its true nightmare self, full of howls, cuddles, and savage nibbles. Actually, it's just a full batch of Halloween events running across Trion's MMOs. RIFT's Autumn Harvest kicks off on the 18th, with toxic spores...

Fallout 76: Absurd merch, the discless Platinum edition, and criticism of ‘nuke porn’

The second part of this article is about something serious, so we're starting with the ridiculous first, k? And here it is: Bethsoft has apparently teamed up with Numskull to develop a whole line of Fallout 76 merch. No candles for Fallout 76, but there are "pin badge sets, 3D mugs, keychains, floor mats, and even coat hooks."...

ZeniMax Online Studios is hiring for an MMO project based on ‘an exciting new IP’

A new job posting on ZeniMax Online Studios's career site reveals that the studio is looking to hire a core tech programmer to join the team at its Hunt Valley, Maryland office. Although this normally wouldn't be a particularly newsworthy piece of information on its own, the posting itself reveals a potentially juicy bit of information: The studio,...
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The Daily Grind: What were your favorite MMO quality-of-life improvements?

Automatic loot pickup. That right there is my all-time favorite quality-of-life improvement that Lord of the Rings Online added, and it is a high-falootin' shame that other MMOs haven't done that. Of course, I remember when area looting was an amazing leap forward in corpse rifling, so I could be completely spoiled right now. I love me a good...

Vampire MMO Shadow’s Kiss makes good on mature content

If you were super sad when Revival and World of Darkness closed up shop, you should probably point your eyeballs over at Shadow's Kiss. The Kickstarted MMORPG is in alpha and boasts the same vampire themes as WOD and the same "mature" themes as Revival. Check this out - they're about to use "exsanguinating" in the...

The Stream Team: A night in EverQuest II’s Nights of the Dead

Although there is no new quest or event for EverQuest II's 2018 Nights of the Dead, that doesn't mean Massively OP's MJ is going to skip it! No, it is still one of her favorite Halloween events; there are plenty of goodies to be had -- including some new ones. And of course she's eager to get the new...

Tactical space shooter Dreadnought launches on Steam

Developer Six Foot has announced the official launch of its free-to-play space shooter Dreadnought. The game, which includes the new launch update Command the Colossal, is billed as a "tactical shooter featuring massive capital ships." It pits players against one another in 8v8 matches "across exotic locations around our solar system." Players can acquire and command "over 70...

TERA’s Dark Reaches update is live with new dungeons and Apex skills

Following a not-so-unexpected delay, En Masse Entertainment has released TERA's latest content update, Dark Reaches, and it brings with it new Apex skills for six of the game's classes, two new high-level dungeons, and a streamlined UI, among other things. The highlight of the patch is the addition of Apex skills for the remaining six...

Guild Wars 2’s Shadow of the Mad King is live for Halloween fun

Stop him if you've heard this one: "Two quaggans were walking in a cow pasture. The first turns to the second and says, 'Foo.' The other replies, 'Cows say moo.' The first looks down at his flippers and says, 'No, foo. Poo.'" Thank you, thank you, Mad King Thorn will be here all week. No really, Halloweeen has arrived today...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 191: It’s looking a little patchy around here

Justin and Bree discuss Star Citizen, LOTRO, EverQuest II, Star Trek Online, SWTOR, New World, and Black Desert, with reader mail about forging social connections in MMOs.

Armored Warfare details upcoming improvements as part of its New Horizons project

Last month, Obsidian Entertainment and My.com announced the New Horizons project for their free-to-play tank combat game Armored Warfare, which aims to "significantly improve the gameplay for players both old and new with the goal of making the gameplay of Armored Warfare more dynamic and fun." Today, the devs expanded on that vision in a new...

Hearthstone aims to balance Giggling Inventor, Mana Wyrm, and Aviana

A balance update is incoming to Blizzard's hit online card game Hearthstone, and it aims to open up the meta a little bit by tweaking a few of the more popular and powerful cards to allow for more variety in deck construction. The first card getting changed is Giggling Inventor, which the official post says "is one of...

Star Trek Online grants players cybernetic dinosaurs in latest Breach special event

Have you ever wished that you could have a cybernetically enhanced dinosaur as a pet? Of course you have, and if you happen to be a Star Trek Online player, then you're in luck, as Perfect World Entertainment has announced the return of the Breach special event. The event, which will run from October 16th until November...
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Skyforge outlines its plans for the next quarter, centering around deities in space

The lore of Skyforge has always been concerned with space. Lots of beings travel to the world of Aelion from deep space and proceed to invade the planet, forcing the player characters to beat them back. But the planned future updates for the near future are turning the tables; now players will be heading out into deep...

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