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Blizzard talks up ‘meaningful choices’ in World of Warcraft’s story

Did you still have any hopes about the story of World of Warcraft in this expansion? Did you think the writers would somehow...
Here comes trouble.

Wisdom of Nym: How many antagonistic sides do we have in Final Fantasy XIV?

One of my favorite moments from Order of the Stick (which is excellent anyhow) is when one of the villains makes it clear to...
Let's just overlook some stuff.

The Daily Grind: What wildly implausible settings would you like for an MMO?

If you had told me before it happened that we would get an MMO based on the works of Tad Williams, I wouldn't have...
What are we even doing here?

Wisdom of Nym: How we missed storyline overload in Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood

One of the things that I mentioned back when I was reviewing Heavensward in its totality was that for all the praise I...
Even more secrets!

Final Fantasy XIV previews the second volume of its lore guide

There's a lot of lore going on behind the scenes of Final Fantasy XIV. A lot of it is up-front with quests and...
Rescue fire.

Fallout 76 tweets about a new faction, the Responders

Factions in Fallout 76 are going to be different than they were in prior Fallout games, but they're still going to play an...
murf

Crowfall shows off some of the monstrous wildlife for players to fight

You will be fighting lots of monsters in Crowfall, but thanks to the force of the Hunger many of today's monsters were yesterday's...
This is perhaps more than a tease.

Heroes of the Storm announces the arrival of Mal’ganis

Characters from the Warcraft franchise make up the lion's share of the heroes in Heroes of the Storm, but there are still some...
Blue-ish.

Aion shows off the new area of Lakrum arriving in Awakened Legacy

The next major adventure in Aion will bring players to Lakrum, a heretofore undiscovered land that also happens to be hosting sites...
Because the franchise is being brought back from the dead, you see.

A now-deleted tweet states that a Diablo animated series is in the works

It's honestly difficult to imagine a world wherein Blizzard's promise of multiple new Diablo projects includes an animated series, but that appears to be...
Trot along.

Middle-earth Enterprises reassures Lord of the Rings Online fans that the original MMO will be fine

The announcement of a new title set in Middle-earth made Lord of the Rings Online players anxious, and while Standing Stone Games...
Buy me buy me!

Star Citizen elaborates on the Mercury, its latest concept ship’s role and abilities

So, has the latest concept ship from Star Citizen inspired you to open your heart (and perhaps more importantly, your wallet)? If...
It looks nice.

Final Fantasy XIV shows off more of the Arboretum hard mode

There are two dungeons arriving in Final Fantasy XIV with patch 4.4, and it seems more or less inevitable that one of them...
And then there was the time we shot them. And the time they shot us. And... that's it, really.

PlanetSide 2 is rolling out some classic lore

This might astonish you, but there is actually more to the lore behind PlanetSide 2 beyond "our faction is good, the other two...
so lonely

Destiny 2 prepares for its Forsaken update with the Last Stand of the Gunslinger trailer

We don't want to depress you, but we kind of hope that Cayde isn't your favorite character in Destiny 2. See... the new...
This really was the only way this story was going to end, I think.

Final Fantasy XIV starts its anniversary fiction

The in-game events will arrive later, but at this point it's as much of an event for Final Fantasy XIV to feature written...
This is duuuuumb

WoW Factor: There’s no fixing this Battle for Azeroth story

Let's be totally clear about something: There is no twist waiting for this World of Warcraft story. It doesn't exist. There's no way...
Hunt that moon, you crazy weirdos.

The Elder Scrolls Online details the monsters of Moon Hunter Keep

The inhabitants of Moon Hunter Keep in The Elder Scrolls Online do not, in fact, hunt the moon. They hunt werewolves, which is...
This went over great.

World of Warcraft fans are not happy with the latest story developments, some try to cope through harassment

So yesterday's latest bit of story in World of Warcraft did not, in fact, delight and amaze fans. Quite the opposite. Reactions on...
This has less dramatic impact than hoped.

The second part of War of Thorns is live now for World of Warcraft

It's time to set a really big tree on fire with this week's update to World of Warcraft's pre-patch War of Thorns. Last...

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