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Flameseeker Chronicles: The disappointing second half of Guild Wars 2’s Icebrood Saga

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Welcome to part two of this overview of Guild Wars 2's The Icebrood Saga. Last time, I talked about how the first half of...

Massively on the Go: Why Pokemon Go’s COVID changes should stay, not roll back

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Pokemon Go’s already tried rolling back some of its COVID features, and between the original announcement of its June disappearance and the announcement of...

EVE Online is declared immortal, draws scientists to its Project Discovery system, reveals a space cult

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There's quite the cocktail of news pieces floating out there in relation to EVE Online as that headline would suggest, so we'll collect them...

Gamescom 2021 will be an all-digital show thanks to COVID

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And there it is: This summer's Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, will be an all-digital event rather than a hybrid one. The proposed hybrid solution...

Activision-Blizzard Q1 2021 financials: Blizzard has lost almost 29% of its overall active playerbase in three years

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Welcome back, my friends: It's time for another Activision-Blizzard investor report, and we're expecting this one to be a ride. Readers will recall that...

Massively Uplifting: Gaming charity endeavors support vets, autism, and AbleGamers

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While still sneaking some spring snow in (bad weather!), April also showered us with some uplifting moments and goodness. Warm fuzzies are far better...
Puppy!

Final Fantasy XIV confirms that there will be no in-person attendance for the digital fan festival

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Here's the good news for Final Fantasy XIV fans: The digital fan festival scheduled for May 14th and 15th is still going to go forward...

Warframe’s Tennocon 2021 will again be digital-only, benefiting homelessness relief

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It won't come as much of a surprise, given the pandemic still raging across the globe, that Tennocon is going digital again in 2021....

Star Citizen announces October 9 date for all-virtual CitizenCon

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This won't surprise anyone, I suspect: Cloud Imperium has once again opted for an all-virtual CitizenCon for Star Citizen fans this year. "As circumstances continue...
Whee.

E3 2021 is officially a digital-only event this year

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So it was rumored and so it has come to pass: E3 2021 is happening this year, but it'll be free to everyone and...

Lord of the Rings Online players create a video memorial for a fallen friend

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When one of Lord of the Rings Online's beloved community members passed away, friends and fellow players decided to do something in his honor....

Massively Uplifting: Gamestonk, gorillas, and giving in MMOs

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When it comes to feel-good stories in the general media, coming across a positive one about gaming seems harder than finding a four-leaf clover....

PAX East 2021 has been canceled and replaced with PAX Online 2021 in July

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PAX East has effectively been canceled for 2021, to no one's surprise, I'm sure, given the continuing global COVID-19 pandemic. "While we hoped PAX East...
Through the fire and the flames

WoW Factor: Why aren’t we getting more customization options in Shadowlands?

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You might be surprised that I haven't written a piece in WoW Factor yet about the BlizzConline announcement that we would get no new...

World of Warcraft fundraises for Doctors Without Borders by offering pet incentives

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Everyone loves a good vanity pet, right? Well, what about donating money toward a very good cause? Both pet and human lovers can find...

China shuts down Genshin Impact KFC promotion at certain locations due to pandemic concerns

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I'm pretty sure we were all expecting the Genshin Impact KFC crossover promotion in China was just going to be a one-and-done sort of...

MMO Business Roundup: Comic Con 2021, Apple v. Epic, and Twitch transparency

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Comic-Con 2021: Organizers have now canceled the core Comic-Con event for the second year...
snyoooooooooooop

BioWare is halting development on Anthem Next, but Anthem itself will stay up

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A few weeks back, we reported on credible rumors that BioWare was revisiting whether or not the Anthem reboot was still happening. BioWare had...

MMO Business Roundup: Stadia’s bungle, Axie Infinity’s $1.5M in-game property

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news! Stadia: The Google mess just gets thicker, as apparently, developers on Stadia's internal...
Whee.

E3 is currently in planning to be a digital-only event this year

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If you were hoping that 2021 would return to hordes of people crammed into convention halls for this year's E3 after last year's version...

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