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Seek memories in Path of Exile’s newly announced Synthesis league beginning March 8

Betrayal. Incursion. Prophecy. Breach. Talisman. Nemesis. Ambush. Instead of words of the day, Path of Exile has words of the league. And with...

Brad McQuaid’s Pantheon elaborates on its alpha timeline modifications

If you've been watching Visionary Realms' MMORPG Pantheon closely, you might be wondering about its development cadence, especially given its timeline shifts. Back at...
YOUR MONEY IS NOW OUR MONEY, AND WE WILL USE IT TO BUY DRUGS

The UK’s Fortnite Live event is another convention giving you a free hour in the ball pit; Epic Games takes organizers to court

Let's be real, the disaster of Fortnite Live in the UK is not on par with DashCon or Fyre Festival. There will not be...
This big reveal worked out super great.

Leaderboard: Is E3 no longer relevant to gaming?

CNet had an interview out last week with Sony's Shawn Layden discussing a number of aspects of the company's business plans that, while...

The Game Archaeologist: Terra, SubSpace, and Sovereign

In the MMO industry, science fiction has always taken the role of the overlooked little brother to big sister fantasy's popularity. Sure, there have...

Blizzard devs characterize layoffs as a ‘bloodbath’ as pro-unionization effort calls for Bobby Kotick’s resignation

A day after Activision-Blizzard announced record earnings and began laying off a reported 800 people, we're finally getting a clearer picture of the...

MMO Business Roundup: The Fair Play Alliance, Warface splits from Crytek, ESA expansions, and WoW esports

We're back with another quick roundup of MMO industry news! Remember the Fair Play Alliance? It was supposed to be a group of major...

The MOP Up: FFXIV tickles the ivories

One of the best (of many) features in Final Fantasy XIV is its amazing soundtrack. And just when you think you've heard it...

The Game Archaeologist: Dungeon Runners

Where do you rest on the spectrum of humor? If you find yourself giggling and snorting at dumb jokes, groan-worthy puns, and satire so...

The top winner of this year’s Guild Wars 2 Friend/Ships contest is getting a trip to Gamescom 2019

Fancy a free trip to this year's Gamescom in Cologne, Germany? Then you're gonna want to take stock of ArenaNet's latest Guild Wars...

The Stream Team: Let’s talk EverQuest II and the new fan convention

Massively OP's MJ has been hoping for a long while that Daybreak would return to hosting a fan convention. SOE Live has been dead...
oh, cool. videogame

GDC’s sixth annual State of the Industry report shows VR down, Steam down, and unionizing up

The sixth annual GDC State of the Industry report is an interesting barometer of development; rather than focusing on analysts, it focuses on surveys...

Gaming behavior scientists gather for ‘Video Game Debate’ panel at PAX South

Depending on whom you're listening to, it's possible to think that things like "gaming addiction" and "gaming aggression" are incontrovertibly settled science. It'd...
Blocky

EverQuest producer teases 20th anniversary events and the resurrection of Fan Faire

Daybreak just had a tough year, but EverQuest is focusing ahead on 2019. This March, the game turns 20 years old, and...
I don't know why Blizzard gave us the reaction image for this.

The Daily Grind: What do you want out of World of Warcraft’s next expansion?

It's no secret that player engagement with World of Warcraft is down across the board, with even some of its most vocal supporters...
Somebody loves you, and that's good.

RuneScape boots player who streamed himself bullying a suicidal gamer

A game as large and old and multifaceted as RuneScape is bound to collect some bad seeds over time, and as we've seen...

Astellia confirms it’ll be buy-to-play in the west, won’t be a ‘smash-and-grab’

At PAX South this weekend, Astellia reps did indeed sit for a panel on the game as promised - a panel hosted,...

Project Horseshoe’s design papers confirm decades of MMORPG lessons

Not everyone involved in game design is trying to squeeze every last penny out of you. Yes, a lot of them are, but many...
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Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures in 2019

Working in this field has given me something of a sense of how a lot of the industry is going to play out. Take...

Pantheon maps out 2019, promising new website, Faerthale development, and more

Brad McQuaid's Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen is kicking off 2019 with a new edition of its newsletter that recaps 2018 - including...

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