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Guild Wars 2 counts 16M accounts, drops fall roadmap, teases End of Dragons fishing and skiffs

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Remember how excited everyone was to get the Guild Wars 2 summer roadmap out of ArenaNet earlier this year? Prepare to get excited all...

Global Chat: Hitting that endgame wall in MMOs

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MMO blogger Digital Visceral recently wrote about a situation that many of us encounter in our games: Hitting that max level and feeling at...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO roadmaps worth following

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This week's Massively Overthinking comes to us from longtime reader KenFromChicago. "As MMO reporters covering the MMO field, having some idea what to look for...

Playable Worlds’ lead designer: ‘We’re in the game industry because we love games’

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Earlier this month, Playable Worlds' Greg Costikyan, the lead designer for Raph Koster's upcoming unnamed sandbox MMORPG, opened up about the way games get...

Sea of Thieves counted a whopping 4.8M players in June thanks to its third season launch

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Sea of Thieves is doing something a lot of online games are reluctant to do: giving hard numbers. Then again, that's because its numbers...

Crowfall makes plans for cross-server campaigns and handshake sieges

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It sure doesn't feel as if Crowfall launched six weeks ago, but this summer has felt like three minutes and also three years, so...

Battle Bards Episode 199: World of Warcraft tavern tunes

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At the start and end of a long day of adventurin’, the Battle Bards love to kick back with a frosty mug of (ginger)...

Massively Overthinking: What’s your favorite type of MMORPG raid?

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Raiding is one of those very simple MMO concepts that has somehow become a contentious one in the broader discourse. A "raid" in MMO...

EA fires Apex Legends lead designer over past sexist and racist remarks

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Daniel Klein, a lead game designer on the battle royale shooter Apex Legends, has been fired from his position by Electronic Arts and Respawn...

Elder Scrolls Online’s Waking Flame will be accompanied by technical upgrades for console and PC

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Elder Scrolls Online's Waking Flame and its associated patch are a lot more than just a dungeon DLC, and ZeniMax Online Studios explaining why...
Oh, readable.

Old School RuneScape talks up its third raid, RuneScape details a mini dig site and Nodon Front fixes

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The week's news for both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape are mostly about things that are coming soon as opposed to what's new. At...

Here’s how getting into a fight – and getting out of one – works in Book of Travels

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If you thought Might and Delight's Book of Travels was going to be all walking and talking and no fighting, well, you're wrong. A...

SWTOR: Legacy of the Sith’s combat styles ‘separate story from gameplay’

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Forget a new planet or the resurgence of the Republic vs. Empire conflict in Star Wars: The Old Republic -- when Legacy of the...

Diablo community manager recounts low pay, a sexually threatening culture, and mistreatment at Blizzard

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Back in March 2020, we reported on the departure of Diablo III community manager Brandy "Nevalistis" Camel, who noted in her statement that she...
It's a whole new... yeah.

Global Chat: How New World and Star Wars Galaxies are linked

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New World and Star Wars Galaxies aren't often mentioned in the same sentence together, unless you're reading MMO blog Unidentified Signal Source. The author...

Massively Overthinking: Are there any ‘blue oceans’ left in the MMO market?

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Level Up Labs' Lars Doucet recently penned a blog post practically begging people not to try to compete with ROBLOX by remaking it as...

Destiny 2 on PvP: ‘The ultimate goal here is consistency’

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Writing what probably should have been a full dev blog in its own right, Destiny 2 Assistant Game Director Joe Blackburn put out a...

Player-run Open Perpetuum goes fully free-to-play on Steam

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Care for a little free-to-play sandbox gaming? How about one where you are a robot in an open world? If you've been curious about...

Lineage II’s casual friendly version includes an action-packed solo dungeon

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Hopefully you didn't miss the word that Lineage II is about to launch a brand-new version of the game that's far more casual-friendly than...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Playable Worlds’ lead designer: ‘Our industry does not thrive on ideas’

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Raph Koster's startup Playable Worlds is working on an MMORPG. A big one. A big one we don't know much about yet, in spite...

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