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Star Wars: The Old Republic to launch update 6.3, The Dark Descent, on April 27

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Earlier today, we made a snarky joke about how the next Star Wars: The Old Republic patch has had plenty of its content teased but...
Mean elf.

World of Warcraft opens up pre-orders for the Sylvanas novel

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Are you a World of Warcraft fan eager to get some more Sylvanas content? Really? Well, you're an odd one, but you're going to get what...
Zap.

Final Fantasy XIV updates its Death Unto Dawn preview site with images and lore teasers

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The next patch for Final Fantasy XIV is approaching quickly on April 13th, and players already have some new things to chew on from the...
It's a middle life.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida talks about the importance of consoles and story fatigue in new interview

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Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is bringing an end to the story of Hydaelyn and Zodiark, the central narrative that's run through the game from...
Hang on, what were we doing here again?

WoW Lore TLDR gets a major functionality and content upgrade for catching up on World of Warcraft lore

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You really do want to follow the lore in World of Warcraft, honestly. But sometimes the storytelling and the overall quality of the game makes...
This has not gone according to plan

New datamined cinematic for World of Warcraft Shadowlands points to major story developments

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We're being circumspect here because, well... this stuff is spoiler-ish. If you've been really enjoying the plot of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands up to...
So has anyone had cookies recently? I like cookies.

The Daily Grind: Have you ever gotten into MMO lore speculation?

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When you play Star Wars: The Old Republic, there is a certain sort of lore speculation that holds that in 3000 years none of this...
Half man. Half beard. Another half beard.

Final Fantasy XIV interviews main scenario writer and lore director Banri Oda

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Every single interview with the Final Fantasy XIV development team makes it clear that the people working on this game have a deep and passionate...
About the only thing you can't do is ignore them.

The Daily Grind: Has an MMO’s story ever turned you off from playing the game?

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It was a pretty bold move when Guild Wars 2 decided to indicate that one of the game's playable races had actually been a gigantic...

Star Trek Online prepares a new task force allowing players to relive the Synth Invasion on Mars

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It's a bit funny that Star Trek: Picard takes place in the future of all the actual television series, but in the not-too-distant past...
Busy town.

Final Fantasy XIV’s final anniversary story closes the book on the origin of the Crystal Exarch

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Every year, Final Fantasy XIV has a quartet of anniversary stories to shed more light on the characters of the game's story. But this year,...
BEARS BEARS BEARS

World of Warcraft: Afterlives highlights Ardenweald – if you can bear it

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We are happily resurrecting old memes with the latest installment of the World of Warcraft Afterlives animated shorts because watching this video should aggro every bears...
This one is less charming.

Final Fantasy XIV serves up a new anniversary story along with more special site updates

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Every year, Final Fantasy XIV provides players with a quartet of stories to commemorate its anniversary, and this year is no exception. Indeed, in the...
The fanboy mines are harder to work all the time.

Blizzard plans a book of World of Warcraft fairy tales… but no more scrolls in Shadowlands

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So remember how people still blame World of Warcraft's current class design on the old statement of "bring the player, not the class"? That...
henlo lizert

Final Fantasy XIV kicks off its anniversary stories with a tale of the last days of Voeburt

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The Rising has begun because it's Final Fantasy XIV's relaunch anniversary, and that means stories. Yes, every year's anniversary is marked by stories exploring...
Burn.

Magic: Legends shows off the process behind giving life to the land of Shiv

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Despite the fact that the name makes it sound like a sharp implement destined to slide into somebody's ribs, the land of Shiv is...
girls

Astellia Online’s newest patch adds the Tulie story with new zones, dungeons, and Astels

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15It's time to explore a new story in Astellia Online with today's patch, which adds in the new Tulie Main Quests to the game's...
I tricked you! It was a trick!

World of Warcraft previews the Shadowlands hub of Oribos

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When World of Warcraft opens the gates to the land of the dead in Shadowlands, players are going to need a place to congregate,...
But I'm not done, and I won't be 'till my head falls off.

Path of Exile outlines the lore of the Synthesis League and how it made it into the challenges

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It'd be easy to think of Path of Exile as having a whole lot of fun systems and having only the most cursory references to...
Blaugh!

The Elder Scrolls Online previews the writing behind the upcoming Greymoor story

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The problem in writing vampires in The Elder Scrolls Online is not that you have to invent a reason for them to exist; no,...

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