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Massively Uplifting: MMOs from LOTRO to ESO bring comfort, healing, camaraderie, and charity

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Summer may be ending, but good deeds and uplifting stories aren't! Throughout August we've been surrounded by stories of kindness, generosity, and goodness within...

The MOP Up: Elder Scrolls Online’s Stonethorn DLC arrives on consoles

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Good news for the patient and long-suffering Elder Scrolls Online console players: The game's latest DLC and patch have finally arrived following the...

Massively Overthinking: How we deal with burning out of MMOs

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Back in August, MOP's own Justin wrote a piece on his Bio Break blog about moderation in gaming that resonated with me. He...

Ashes of Creation’s latest stream homes in on castle sieges and hybrid combat

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Ashes of Creation's latest livestream is a wide-ranging one, covering the game's hybrid combat system, castle sieges, context expectations for beta, and the...

G-Star 2020 will now be an all-digital event as a result of COVID-19

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G-Star, South Korea's biggest games industry show, has officially announced that it will be a fully digital affair for 2020 as a result of...

GDC Summer 2020: Better living, climate awareness, and citizen science through games

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Way back during GDC 2018, I covered several panels relating to gaming for good. Things like citizen science projects, games...

City of Heroes Homecoming confirms NCsoft talks continue, plans new name, domain, and launcher

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Of all the City of Heroes rogue servers to spring up over the last year in the wake of the 2019 reveal...

ArtCraft on Crowfall’s beta release today, Eternal Kingdoms, the newbie experience, and much more

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Crowfall, the PvP-centered MMORPG originally Kickstarted back in 2015, announced last week that it had finally arrived at its beta milestone and...

GDC Summer 2020: How Niantic adapted Pokemon Go gameplay in the time of COVID-19

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GDC Summer 2020 is running all this week, and I'm, well, at home. But much like Pokemon Go, the convention adapted, and while...

Riot is closing up shop for a week to grant devs a break from crunch and deadlines

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It's not at all uncommon for senior staff to take holiday vacations in the USA, nor is it uncommon for whole studios in Europe...

Activision-Blizzard Q2 2020: Year-over-year revenues are up for the first time in six quarters

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We're back with another dip into Activision-Blizzard's financials, this one Q2 2020, the first report since shareholders lambasted the company for excessive executive...

Massively Uplifting: Good deeds don’t take the summer off for Bungie, Niantic, and Trolls in WoW

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When summer comes, some lucky folks get to take the season off. Even those who continue on their regular labors often head out on...

Camelot Unchained works on giants, pretty trees, wyverns, and replacing Ben Pielstick

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It's another week of Camelot Unchained updates with another Top Ten-ish and look at artwork -- followers know the drill by now....

Call of Duty gamers ignore pandemic-related safety orders at unofficial esports gathering

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I never got the impression that some players of Call of Duty are a particularly compliant bunch, and that assumption was not helped...

TennoCon 2020: Warframe’s infested open world Heart of Deimos launches August 25th on all platforms

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To the moon, Tenno! A Mars moon, to be exact. If that was your guess for Warframe's Heart of Deimos expansion, you...

Rumor: Halo Infinite leak suggests a free-to-play multiplayer experience

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So, who had Halo goes free-to-play on the summer 2020 bingo card? OK, not really, but a leak circulating on the internet today suggests...

Here’s what to expect from Elder Scrolls Online at QuakeCon 2020

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With COVID-19 still raging around the country, Bethesda has turned this year's QuakeCon into a virtual event running August 7th through August 9th....

Flameseeker Chronicles: First Impressions of Guild Wars 2’s Jormag Rising, live today

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Just two short months ago, Guild Wars 2 introduced us to the Drizzlewood Coast, flashpoint of the civil war between the Charr United...
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The MOP Up: EVE Online’s Triglavian conflict comes to a head

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The big conclusion of EVE Online's multipart Triglavian invasion is coming to a head with Quadrant 3: Zenith, which should hit soon. "Actions have...

SuperData June 2020: Valorant had the ‘biggest launch ever for a free-to-play PC title’

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It's time for our monthly check-in on how the games industry is doing according to SuperData's numbers, and don't worry - they're all still...

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