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Gamescom 2019: Black Desert’s PS4 version just hit headstart with a new launch trailer

We're down to just under two days to go before Pearl Abyss' popular MMORPG Black Desert PS4 joins its PC and Xbox One...

Choose My Adventure: Rediscovering the simple joy of flight in No Man’s Sky

Boy is it good to be back here. I'll be honest, not much of what I did while flying around in No Man's Sky...

Ashes of Creation’s next Apocalypse battle royale playtest is running today on Steam

As Ashes of Creation backers and fans continue to wait for the MMORPG to emerge from the caverns of development, at least there's...

The Daily Grind: Do you vote in MMO player elections?

This week I spent a bit of time perusing the Star Wars Galaxies Legends Discord, where candidates for the player Senate are making...
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Remember the No Man’s Sky player-funded billboard? It’s up now!

Back in June, we covered a heart-warming story out of the No Man's Sky community, as player sought to raise money on a...

Apex Legends devs and gamers clash over Iron Crown monetization

Wanna know how not to put out a dumpster fire? Pour some gasoline on it! That's the lesson we'd like to think was learned...

The Daily Grind: What’s a neat MMO mechanic that nobody’s trying anymore?

A few weeks back, I was thinking about classic Star Wars Galaxies and the game's training system. While you could gain experience by...

One Shots: The hills are alive with the sound of growling

Just because you're a frighteningly large beast with a predator's slavering claws and fangs doesn't mean that you have to accept the stereotype that...
It's sort of like progress.

Global Chat: What would World of Warcraft 2 look like?

It's a pretty common exercise in our circles to speculate on what a sequel to World of Warcraft would look like. Oh,...

The Division 2 is seeking applicants for an Elite Task Force to improve the online shooter

It worked out for the last game apparently, so maybe it'll work for this one too: The Division 2 is looking to form...
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WRUP: Upcoming trends from movie studios edition

Warner Bros: Having watched every single attempt at its franchises completely fail to gain any serious traction, Warner Bros ultimately decides to throw up...
Oh, there's going to be so much chopping.

The Daily Grind: What’s the most annoying type of MMO enemy to fight?

We all do it. We're going along, adventuring in a virtual world, when we see an enemy approaching that makes us want to take...
Guns and funs.

Fortnite addresses the importance of the B.R.U.T.E. and its actual impact

The latest season of Fortnite has added a big stompy mech in the form of the the B.R.U.T.E., and some people are really...
Huh. That... huh.

Shroud of the Avatar hosts a livestream about fishing in fetid water

If you want to watch a community livestream about Shroud of the Avatar's community team hosting a fishing contest in fetid water, gosh,...
My expectations weren't that I would be jumping into this right away, but...

The Soapbox: No, the MMO genre is not dead – but it could use a little positivity

One of my favorite idioms is "dead as a doornail." It always reminds me of the time I got sent out of my 10th...

The Daily Grind: How much should an MMO’s source material restrict player customization?

MOP reader Tanek recently pointed us to a thread on Lord of the Rings Online forums where players have been debating the merits...
We never claimed to be saints.

Anthem and BioWare lose lead producer Ben Irving

Man, it's not been the best year for Anthem, has it? BioWare's multiplayer shooter certainly underperformed and seems to be slipping into obscurity...
Very mature.

WoW Classic’s PvP server community is already at war over streamers

Browsing the subreddit for World of Warcraft: Classic will pretty quickly reveal something about the community as it exists now. Specifically, a lot...
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Vague Patch Notes: Lazy MMO developers don’t exist (at least not the way you’re thinking)

The other night, I was reading the Final Fantasy XIV subreddit and came across that gem of all gems for people who love...

Ashes of Creation is revivifying its standalone Apocalypse battle royale mode – on Steam

In November of last year, Ashes of Creation company Intrepid Studios startled both Kickstarter supporters and general MMO watchers by announcing that its...

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