Overwatch launches several pricey art books this October

It's apparently not official yet as Blizzard hasn't sent out a press blurby, but Overwatch is getting a pair of massive art...

Elder Scrolls Online comes up with a wicked Morrowind wallpaper

Want to show off your excitement and attachment over the June expansion for Elder Scrolls Online? ZeniMax has an easy way for you...
El Creepy.

Neverwinter is making maps look creepy again and strongholds more small-guild friendly

The bright side for environmental artists working on Neverwinter's next module is that so much of the content takes place in familiar areas....

Crowfall shows off the design of the Fort architectural set

The next big development milestone for Crowfall is work being done on the game's Eternal Kingdoms, a place for players to build a...

Em8er steps gingerly across its fire and ice tiles

Virtual landsapes are made up of thousands of tiles that are shaped and forged into landmarks and obstacles. The first steps to making
Deeeeeep cut.

Star Trek Online details the creation of the Tzenkethi

The Tzenkethi are coming to Star Trek Online, which should make any franchise lore nerd at least moderately happy. No television series...
If you forget the fact that it was during the day and there were only the two of us and it wasn't outside by a wooden table it was exactly like this.

Massively OP’s Weirdest MMORPG Stories of 2016: Richard Garriott’s Blood Art

We're counting down Massively OP's weirdest MMORPG stories of 2016! And the #1 weirdest MMORPG story...
The descent of... um... man-like stuff, I guess.

WildStar promises players more quality-of-life improvements

Say, whatever happened to the last time WildStar players talked with the developers about features they'd like to see in the game? Did...

Neverwinter’s newest zone is inspired by Iceland’s beaches

Where do MMORPG environmental artists get their inspiration? Chances are that they look around this real world of ours for some unusual and striking...

Crowfall’s Myrmidon is treated to its own feature poster

Who has plans to play the mighty Myrmidon when Crowfall comes out? This minotaur looks absolutely frightening, a lumbering war machine full of...
There's really only one mode, when you get down to it.

The Daily Grind: Have you ever paid for art of your MMO characters?

It's not a secret that I roleplay. I love to roleplay, my characters are important to me, and as a result of all of...

Worlds Adrift’s deserts aren’t deserted

Don't fall for the mistake of thinking that all deserts are boring and vacant wastelands. In both reality and in the hands of talented...

How MMORPG character gear is made in APB: Reloaded

APB: Reloaded has posted a new dev blog this week all about how character wearables are designed and inserted into the game. "The...
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Shroud of the Avatar shows off kobold style

As players venture deeper into the underground of Shroud of the Avatar, they're going to run into kobolds. That's just the reality of...

Crowfall’s visuals are ‘stylized… with a little more grit’

Some of the criminally unsung heroes of MMOs are the artists who strive to sculpt and design the look of a game to fit...
Tuesday point five.

Star Trek Online details the art design of the Tier 6 flagships

Every Star Trek series has its iconic ships, and for Star Trek Online, the factional flagships fulfill those roles. Those flagships have recently...

Sword and Bored special edition birthday comic: ‘Anniversary gifts’

Mo helps us celebrate the site's birthday by opening an anniversary gift inside his MMO.

Skyforge is making screenshots way easier with its new screen-pausing ‘photomode’

Do you suffer from screenshot envy? Does it bother you that developers will produce screenshots that offer a perfect little slice of the action...

Sword and Bored: Rage quit

Mo disconnects from his game in an epic rage quit for our 2015 comic finale.

Sword and Bored: Dye job

Mo demos his MMO's new dye combos for his most discerning buddy Amilya.