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Wisdom of Nym: Picking apart Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 4.4 notes

Now we enter the descending period of Stormblood. This isn't exactly a bad thing or a problem or anything; it's just the way...

EVE Evolved: Two ways that EVE Online’s monetisation could be expanded under Pearl Abyss

When Pearl Abyss bought out CCP Games last week, the overwhelming message to EVE Online players was that it would be business...

Absolver’s free-to-play Downfall expansion is due out September 25

Absolver was one of last year's bigger stories, with its slick multiplayer combat style, but as we reported last month, its high player...
Let's do this together! Team-building!

Dauntless improves matchmaking across the board for its next patch

Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match in Dauntless. You'll be better at doing so once the game's next patch comes around because the...
This Reservoir Dogs reboot looks bad.

Fortnite adds in new limited-time Getaway gameplay mode for the High Stakes event

Ready to turn your sessions of Fortnite into a heist film? The latest patch kicks off the High Stakes event, and that...

So here’s the tea on Guild Wars 2’s bubble tea promo – and why EU players are now being excluded

Last week, we covered Guild Wars 2's bizarre but fun promotion with bubble tea vendor Kung Fu Tea. As originally announced, the...

PAX West 2018: Ashes of Creation maps out its alpha testing for the next year

If you missed the Ashes of Creation panel at PAX West on Saturday, you'll be forgiven - and richly rewarded all the same,...

PWE’s Jade Dynasty has been resurrected as a mobile MMO

June was a rough month for Perfect World, as it sunsetted two of its oldest MMORPGs, Swordsman and Jade Dynasty. But it appears...
But no glamour yet.

Massively Overthinking: Pay-to-win vs. cosmetics in MMOs and virtual worlds

MOP Patron Avaera has entreated us to debate the problems of pay-to-win and cosmetic gear, and indulge him we shall. "The idea that good MMOs...

Black Desert’s graphical remaster is live today, along with sales and contests

As promised, Black Desert's Remastered version is live today, featuring a fully revamped graphical experience, plus a do-over for the game's audio (music...

Shroud of the Avatar teases Polynesian cosmetics, example player-built dungeons

Does Polynesian stuff make sense in Shroud of the Avatar? At this rate, may as well! The game's latest newsletter shows off...

WVU researchers post survey seeking input on video game character avatars

I suspect that most MMO players, especially the sort who hang out on forums and blogs and care deeply about the games they play,...

Blade & Soul patches in the Frozen Firing Range event dungeon, new cosmetics, and PvP matchmaking tweak

Live this week in Blade & Soul is... swimsuits. But seriously, what's the obsession with bathing suits in MMORPGs? We cannot fight in...
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Wisdom of Nym: Hunting the monster in Final Fantasy XIV

Patch 4.36 sure seems as if it's has been dragged out. Realistically, that's not what has happened at all; the time between patches has remained...
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Final Fantasy XIV brings monster hunting with its newest patch

The latest patch for Final Fantasy XIV has arrived today, and it brings all of the monster hunting you could possibly want...

Global Chat: The ‘We Don’t Play World of Warcraft’ Club

What do you do when you don't play World of Warcraft but everyone else all around you does and won't stop talking about...

Previewing Rend: Frostkeep studio visit, early access, PvP, factions, and more

If something goes wrong with Frostkeep's early access launch of Rend, blame me. While I was at the office, I distracted Co-Founders Jeremy Wood...

RIFT hangs ten with this year’s Summerfest

When we have a winged, masked figure riding a surfboard through the air in an MMO, we are firmly through the looking glass...

MapleStory 2 somehow ‘sells out’ of founder’s packs

Artificial scarcity or necessary action? Either way, fans are going to have a hard time securing a founder's pack for Nexon's upcoming

Secret World Legends adding new South Africa and faction rank missions soon

The anniversary event has kept Secret World Legends players' attention pretty rapt for the past month, but that distraction ending tomorrow. What will...

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