LOTRO Legendarium: What Daybreak’s sale revealed about LOTRO

Just when I thought we were getting to a quieter point in the year where I could engage in a leisurely wrap-up of the...

Former Anthem studio director Christian Dailey promises ‘talented’ leadership is still in place

As people collectively adapt, digest, and armchair analyze the departure of two of BioWare's top executives, there is one rather important piece of...

WRUP: Transcript of pouring out an entire bottle of ketchup on a hamburger edition

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The Daily Grind: Is MMO shoulder armor a little too much?

We've often poked gentle fun at World of Warcraft for its tendency to feature oversized shoulder armor on characters -- sometimes to the...

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: RISE, Carth, Hunternet Starfighter, World of Kung Fu, Heroes Evolved, Arelot Kingdom, and Project EVE

Welcome back to another quick roundup of some MMOs and MMO-adjacent titles you’ve probably never heard of. Of course, YOU have heard of them,...

Star Wars The Old Republic announces December 9 release for GU 6.2, December events, and a new CM

It's almost time once more for Star Wars: The Old Republic players to find out just what Valkorion is up to. Again. The...
House of skulls.

BioWare loses GM Casey Hudson and Exec Producer Mark Darrah

If you felt a seismic shift in the foundation of the world last night, it may be that questionable burrito you bought from 7-11......

The Daily Grind: What MMO needs a waaaaay better tutorial?

Ultima Online studio Broadsword is currently hard at work on a new game mode and server that is explicitly meant to onboard...

Indie MMO Gloria Victis has just rolled its way into beta

Happy beta launch week to Gloria Victis! No, really. The MMO has been in early access alpha since 2016, but it's finally moving...

New World of Warcraft trailers drop for WoW Classic’s Naxxramas and Shadowlands

Today is a momentous day for WoW Classic, as Blizzard is triggering the ultimate patch for the vanilla-era edition of the game. That's...
Tink tink.

The Daily Grind: Are you more hopeful about Daybreak after the latest sale?

There's a strong sense of cynicism around these parts when it comes to Daybreak, probably due to how frequently Daybreak goes to extreme lengths...
About the only thing you can't do is ignore them.

Guild Wars 2 rolls out a PvP class balance patch

It's that old adage of MMOs that nobody wants developers to mess with their classes -- unless the devs totally buff those classes up...

Preview: Dauntless’ Reforged update brings new gameplay, new potential, and unanswered questions

As we’ve been covering over the past few weeks, Dauntless is going to be shaking up the basic way to play and progress...

The Daily Grind: What features from single-player games would you like to see in MMOs?

Let's be honest: Sometimes we might play games other than MMOs. Treason, I know, but that's also what's called being "well-rounded" and "a gamer...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 299: Out of the Shadowlands and into the light

Eliot joins Justin and Bree to discuss World of Warcraft: Shadowlands' launch, Fallout 76's surprise patch, FFXIV's next patch, and TERA's console crossplay, with a Daily Grind Blitz to lead us in, plus mailbag topics on remaking older MMOs and storylines that wreck your roleplay.

The Daily Grind: Which IP should never, ever be turned into an MMO?

Oh please please please don't ruin Farscape with a badly done MMO. I don't think there's any danger of this, I hasten to point out....

PSA: Remnant From the Ashes releases its complete edition with both DLCs packed in

If you were curious about Remnant: From the Ashes after reading our brief jaunt through the game in Choose My Adventure (and...
All right, the Lopp have some chops here too.

WildStar’s devs and fans love on the game two years after its demise

This past weekend saw a special and sad date for WildStar fans, as November 28th marked the two-year anniversary of the game's closure....

Destiny 2 narrative designer confirms a gay relationship between two of the game’s NPCs

For players of Destiny 2 that have been paying attention to a number of narrative clues, this information is likely nothing more than...

The Daily Grind: Do you actually like noob zones in MMORPGs?

I think there's a widespread grumpiness for MMORPG tutorials. Either they're so pointless and easy that you're bored, or they deluge you with too...