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WoW Factor: Dissecting the drips and drabs from the Shadowlands reveal stream

All right. World of Warcraft: Shadowlands kicks off its beta next week. I would kind of like to be involved in that!...

EVE Online’s CCP Games cancels EVE San Diego and all 2021 events over COVID

April's EVE Fanfest won't be the only EVE Online live event that will succumb to COVID-19, unfortunately: CCP Games announced today that...

Dragon Con is the latest fan show that’s going virtual this year

It's gotten to that point in 2020 where the news that another gaming convention has canceled over the murder hornet pandemic is very...
No, you don't get to be awful here.

The MOP Up: Roblox players spend over $1.5 billion to date

With a record-breaking haul of $100 million in May, Roblox crossed the $1.5 billion threshold in terms of the game's revenue to date....

Elite: Dangerous applies bug fixes to Fleet Carriers as a community convention goes virtual

Elite: Dangerous has once more applied a patch to help mitigate several Fleet Carrier bugs this past Tuesday. Players should now see...

The MOP Up: QuakeCon and Tankfest 2020 come to your home

If you are the sort who would much rather enjoy conventions from the comfort of your home, then 2020 is shaping up to be...

Cyberpunk 2077 shows off gameplay features, announces next-gen console compatibility and an anime

The last time we got any new gameplay peeks at CD Projekt Red's RPG Cyberpunk 2077 was at E3 2018, where...

Warcraft movie director Duncan Jones chats about the sequels we never got

So this was an interesting little event on Twitter. A film blogger tweeted out a brief notice that he was watching the

EA Play Live 2020: Apex Legends crossplay new platforms, Star Wars Squadrons gameplay trailer

It's a day in the summer of 2020 that ends in Y, which means another not-E3 is being streamed online. Tonight, it's EA...

MMO Business Roundup: PAX Online, PAX Aus, games for ADHD, Epic’s $17B valuation

Welcome back to another quick roundup of video games business and industry news that bumps into our little old MMO genre over here. PAX: PAX...

PlayStation 5 launch titles include Destiny 2, Warframe, and Fortnite, with GTAO coming next year

Sad about E3? Yeah, OK, nobody but E3 is really that sad about E3. But it's still summer convention season, and we still want...
Alas and alack.

Wisdom of Nym: Exit Final Fantasy XIV fan festival, pursued by a virus

So... yeah, we're not getting our fan festival forĀ Final Fantasy XIV in San Diego. You probably saw that by now. (And if you're...

Perfect Ten: The most fun pre-launch MMO runs

You know what's really fun? The build-up to an MMO's release, especially when you're really invested in that particular game. Some of my fondest...

Destiny’s Sword offers up a new PvP demo, blames its radio silence on the pandemic

Do you recall Destiny's Sword? It's a tactical MMO that plays like X-Com but has a metagame where players have to also consider...

Gaming events and patches are delayed, games taken offline to support Black Lives Matter protests

The PC Gaming Show that was scheduled for Saturday has been postponed a week, PC Gamer announced last night. It'll run June 13th...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 274: Greymoor, BlizzCon, and Guild Wars 2

Justin, Bree, and Colin discuss Phantasy Star Online 2, Elder Scrolls Online Greymoor, Guild Wars 2 No Quarter, LOTRO and DDO's new monetization, and BlizzCon's cancellation, with adventures in ESO, Fallout 76, GW2, SWG Legends, LOTRO, and Minecraft Dungeons, plus mailbag topics on international releases and dream MMOs.

Phantasy Star Online 2 is a fun treasure buried under antique contrivances and inconveniences

When I first booted up Phantasy Star Online 2, the only way to get to a suite of visual options that included making...

The MOP Up: Second Life’s super expensive brothel

It's not every week that my editor marches up to me and demands that I cover virtual brothels as headlining stories, but this did...
Lol

Vague Patch Notes: BlizzCon’s cancellation might just be for the best

After a lot of time spent expecting this particular announcement, yesterday it was finally confirmed that there will be no BlizzCon 2020. This is...
Not riding a dinosaur.

Blizzard has canceled BlizzCon 2020, aims for online replacement early next year

Remember back in April, when Blizzard said it was still working on BlizzCon even under the threat of the pandemic and hadn't fully...

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