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‘Throne war’ MMO Crowfall explains the art of its visual storytelling

Most of the active storytelling you're going to get in Crowfall is going to be done and explained by the premise of the game...
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Blizzard says negative fan feedback won’t divert the course of its storytelling in World of Warcraft

Sometimes a statement can be both the right and wrong thing to say at the same time, and if you're thinking that sounds like...
But seriously, what's Damien's deal this week?

Saturday Night Live takes a jab at The Division 2’s love of talking at you

Sometimes you just can't get an NPC to shut up in a video game. Sometimes you can't get multiple NPCs to shut up. And...
We know it's going south.

Wisdom of Nym: Thoughts on the end of Final Fantasy XIV’s 4.x story

So now we've gotten the ending. And... gosh, sometimes these patches really do not merit splitting up, which is kind of the case for Final...
Our house in the middle of our street.

Crowfall details the random encounters players will have with War Tribes

The point of the various time-limited worlds in Crowfall is, in part, that players are fighting for victory in the remnants of dying worlds....
You won! It doesn't count!

Final Fantasy XIV prepares for the third expansion with patch 4.56

We know that the third expansion of Final Fantasy XIV is sending us into the Light-suffused First, a chance for us to do our...
Throw wide the gates.

FFXIV Fan Festival Tokyo 2019: Liveblog of the opening keynote

Here we are at long last. If you're anything like me, you've been looking forward to this event since Final Fantasy XIV first...
Zenos, buddy. You look good. Been working out?

Final Fantasy XIV updates its official preview site for the release of patch 4.56

The hour fast approaches to conclude the Stormblood story and lead into Shadowbringers in Final Fantasy XIV. Unfortunately for fans eagerly awaiting this conclusion, that hour...
Kerbang.

Overwatch explores the lore and mechanics behind Baptiste before his live release

Good news, Baptiste fans, the new healer is going to be deployed to Overwatch's live servers within the next couple of weeks according...
It's dark down here.

Neverwinter shows off some of the beasties of the Undermountain

If you're familiar with the history of Dungeons & Dragons, you probably have some idea of the creatures you'll encounter in Neverwinter's trip...
We never claimed to be saints.

First impressions of BioWare’s Anthem, a flawed piece of work with good bones

I'm not quite sure whether Anthem is a mediocre game that I want to be better than it is, a bad game that I...
tappa tappa tappa

Star Wars: The Old Republic’s creative director talks about the characters of Jedi Under Siege

The latest update for Star Wars: The Old Republic brought a lot of characters around. It brought major characters back, it brought new characters...
There are no spoilers in this image.

Guild Wars 2 developers discuss the big dramatic ending of the latest Living World episode

Who likes big surprises in video game stories? All right, now who likes having those big dramatic moments spoiled ahead of time? If the...
Mirror match!

Star Trek Online prepares for new featured episodes in Mirror of Discovery

The Mirror Universe is exactly like the main universe in Star Trek Online, except it's all evil. You might think that would provide a...
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Overwatch releases a new short story and confirms that yes, Soldier 76 is gay

Poor Ana, she got a bit short-sold on her own short story. Yes, Overwatch's healing sniper gets her own bit of short...
Not Destiny.

Anthem shows off a full mission in a new video

If you're still relying on secondhand glances at Anthem to figure out if the game is something you'd like to play, here's a big...
Stone city.

EverQuest previews the city of Mearatas in the upcoming Burning Lands expansion

Let's get real here, the duende in The Burning Lands expansion for EverQuest are not happy to have mortals around. They certainly don't...
Feel free to put the quotes in the comments.

Final Fantasy XIV details the sculpting of Yiazmat

The Return to Ivalice raid series is ending in patch 4.5, but Final Fantasy XIV players still have more time to catch up on...
But why?

Hellion patches in a storyline with the Rude Awakening update

Sure, you might have been surviving in Hellion up to this point, but you weren't doing so for a specific reason. You didn't yet...
It's sort of like progress.

World of Warcraft on stumbling into a woman-dominated cast for Battle for Azeroth

If you hadn't noticed, the cast of this particular World of Warcraft expansion is pretty heavy on the leading ladies. Sylvanas, Jaina, Talanji...

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