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Into the Super-Verse: The death of the City of Heroes community

Kingdom Come is a 1996 DC Comics miniseries by Mark Waid and Alex Ross. The central conceit of the story is that it...
Too bad, so sad.

EverQuest II is merging its Fallen Gate progression server to its live Antonia Bayle server

It'll soon be time for EverQuest II players to bid farewell to the Fallen Gate server. As a time-locked expansion server it offered...

PAX East 2019: Elder Scrolls Online Elsweyr makes playing the bad guy feel very good

During this year's PAX East, freelance games journalist Sam Prell - you might remember him from his time at Joystiq and GamesRadar -...

LOTRO announces Rohan housing while DDO is slated to get a 64-bit client

Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online players have plenty to look forward to in their near and far...

Hyperspace Beacon: I wasn’t going to talk about Anthem, but I think I should

Like everyone else working in or around the gaming industry, I read Kotaku's Jason Schreier's exposé on BioWare's development of Anthem. And like...
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PAX East 2019: Destiny’s Sword aims to take the ludonarrative into actual gameplay

They were called Failure Force, and they were the team that could never make a roll. My roommate, my wife, and myself were playing a...

Classic EverQuest GDC panel reflects on development, design, and nostalgia

There are not many MMORPGs that have the well of 20 years of experience to draw from, which makes a game like EverQuest...
Finding a handful of daunts.

PAX East 2019: Dauntless talks launching, version 1.0, and the Epic Store

The fine folks at Phoenix Labs aren't bringing Dauntless to Steam; instead, they're heading to the Epic Store as planned. We can all...

SpatialOS interview suggests tech can handle 20K MMO players in a ‘relatively low-fidelity but seamless world’

Even SpatialOS seems grim about the outlook for western MMOs. MMO players will recall that Improbable's SpatialOS is a "distributed computing platform for building...

Massively Uplifting: Bethesda’s gift to gaming granny, friendships forged in EverQuest and Guild Wars 2

It is no joke: There is plenty that's good going on in the gaming world, and we want to share that with you. You...
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PAX East 2019: Bless Unleashed really isn’t Bless Online (to its credit)

The folks behind Bless Unleashed are not just porting over Bless Online to the Xbox One. This is a refrain that Bandai Namco and...

Warframe of Mind: Celebrating six years of Space Ninja history

Happy birthday! Warframe commemorated its sixth anniversary this week (or last week, depending on which date you go by), and that means it's...
Slightly less leashing than expected.

PAX East 2019: Bless Unleashed’s overview trailer actually looks good

Bless Unleashed has been rolling out class videos over the last couple of months, but now, Bandai Namco is dropping a more generalist...

Bethsoft has just launched Elder Scrolls Blades into mobile early access

Did not see this one coming, but in retrospect, it makes sense: The Elder Scrolls Blades has apparently just launched into early...

MMO Business Roundup: Philly’s Overwatch arena, the PUBG Netease settlement, and GDC’s record showing

Welcome back to the MMO Business Roundup! Remember about a year ago when the battle royale industry started trying to sue everyone into oblivion?...

The Daily Grind: What are you looking forward to the most in WoW Classic?

After all the PR mishaps and layoffs Blizzard's had since last fall's BlizzCon, I wouldn't have been too surprised to see the company delay...

Steam plans game library and events revamp as Discord begins monetizing ‘insights’ for game devs

The battle for your game dollars and storefront participation is on, and we're not sad to see the competition heating up, finally. At GDC this...

Project SU is an Epic Games-backed mobile sandbox MMO coming in 2019

File this one under weird new games: Project SU. In the press release from GDC today, the game is never directly called an MMORPG,...

GDC 2019: Here’s how CCP’s 10,000 player battle tech demo went down

Developer CCP Games currently holds the world record for the largest PvP battle in gaming history, which was awarded in recognition of January...
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MMO Business Roundup: Lucasfilm Games, Anthem sales, MapleStory Fest, and Oculus

Welcome back to another round of the MMO Business Roundup. It's GDC week, so it's no surprise that we've had so many business...

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