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World of Warcraft launches patch 8.3, Visions of N’Zoth, today

Who's feeling downright crazy today? It's the day for crazy in World of Warcraft with the launch of patch 8.3, Visions of N'Zoth, concluding the Battle...
I've got a lot of problems with you people!

The Daily Grind: What MMO grievances would you like to air at a title you enjoy?

Tomorrow is December 23rd, which means that it's time to celebrate the holiday of Festivus! And as many of you already know (being people...
Darn it.

The Daily Grind: What bit of MMO lore bothers you more than it probably should?

Pandaren in World of Warcraft have always bothered me. Not because the expansion that introduced them was bad (it was certainly better than the...
Eye.

Editing tags may reveal the identity of a character in the Diablo IV cinematic trailer

It's going to be a long while before we have any sort of release date for Diablo IV or anything more than scraps...
I believe we have a spaceship.

The Alliance has a fully staffed and functional spaceship in World of Warcraft and never uses it

Who doesn't like a nice big spaceship? The Alliance in World of Warcraft, apparently. A recent article on Polygon points out that in Battle for...
Healing girl.

New Overwatch short story details what brought Mercy back into the field

The original Overwatch still has a bunch of heroes who never got a whole lot of further exploration, such as the almost ubiquitous healer...
Okay boomer.

Blizzard says Sojourn was left out of Overwatch for so long for ‘story reasons’

There is no story in Overwatch. Even if you didn't know this before somehow, you probably picked up on this fact because the addition of...
ROBOT!

Overwatch is getting a young adult novel focused on Orisa’s creator, Efi Oladele

Those of you who know your Overwatch lore no doubt recognize the name Efi Oladele, the creator of robotic hero Orisa in the...
lol

World of Warcraft: Arcane Mages, Saurfang’s story, and the loot of the BlizzCon virtual ticket

If you're unhappy with the current state of Arcane Mage in World of Warcraft, there are three potential reasons for that dissatisfaction: You might...
We cannot be friends.

World of Warcraft concludes war campaign with Reckoning cinematic, Aron Eisenberg memorial event is planned

It was pretty clear that all of the threads in World of Warcraft's war campaign for Battle for Azeroth would come together in a face-off...
Now don't kiiiiiiiss

Learn about storytelling and art design from the Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers leads

At this point most Final Fantasy XIV fans are familiar with the name Natsuko Ishikawa, the main scenario writer for Shadowbringers. She's the one...
A bunny must jump.

Final Fantasy XIV’s final anniversary story casts a gaze toward its antagonist

Well, last week Final Fantasy XIV's anniversary fiction was just full to the brim of spoilers for those who have not yet finished...
Dragon Age: Colonialism is Bad

MMO Burnout: Greedfall is a pretty interesting swing for the fences, even when it misses

It's been said by me many times before now, but here it is again: I really appreciate a game that swings for the fences....
Tell me more, tell me more, but you don't have to brag.

Final Fantasy XIV’s third piece of fiction for the anniversary is one gigantic spoiler

So, hey, maybe you haven't yet finished the main scenario for Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers. That's fine, we're not judging what you do...
I've got a lot of problems with you people!

Final Fantasy XIV’s second anniversary story follows the path of Estinien’s travels

The anniversary fiction for Final Fantasy XIV is as much of a tradition as the actual in-game event for the rising, and this year...
A journey already taken.

WoW (Classic) Factor: The journal of Nieve Vinther – first entry

My name is Nieve Vinther. I am 28 years old and was born in the wake of the Second War of the Dark Portal....
I'm purely decorative!

The Rising returns to Final Fantasy XIV on August 26

Another year has passed, and that means it's time to celebrate the anniversary of Final Fantasy XIV once again with the annual...
Rise of the TREE more like.

Pantheon’s July newsletter covers big trees, movement, and spell FX

You probably don't spend a lot of time thinking about the work that goes into making big trees in your favorite MMO. It's enough...
All we want to do is eat your brains.

Neverwinter details the struggles of the Illithid and their former thralls

For those of you not familiar with the deep lore behind Dungeons & Dragons, Neverwinter is here to fill you in with everything...
Whee or something.

The cinematic from the latest bit of World of Warcraft’s War Campaign has some definite hints about the future

We understand that some people would prefer not to be spoiled about the newest developments in World of Warcraft, especially as the latest...

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