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City of Titans is bringing the control lifestyle back, baby

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Raise someone else's hand up if you have fond memories of playing a Controller in City of Heroes. The concept of a crowd control...
Homeward bound, I wish I was...

Albion Online has big balance changes planned for the next season of GvG

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Sandbox Interactive has a new dev talk video out on Albion Online's upcoming balance overhaul, specifically for the 5v5 GvG meta, group fights, and...

Black Desert’s weekly patch continues PvP and class rebalance with Karma penalties and crowd control tweaks

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Lahn was already live in Black Desert, but when the game returns from its extended maintenance today, she'll be reunited with her absolute skills....

You can roll (but not play) Lahn in Black Desert today – there’s even a contest to enter

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Lahn isn't live in Black Desert today, but she's the next best thing: pre-customizable. When she officially launches next week, she'll be BDO's 16th...

Black Desert developer Pearl Abyss has even more rebalancing plans for PvP, debuffs, and crowd control

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Yesterday's Black Desert patch apparently caught some backlash from the community, particularly in regard to the crowd control changes, but that's just the tip...

Black Desert’s weekly patch adds new events, combat tweaks, and ent world boss as Kakao deletes guild forts to save them

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Tree bosses are all the rage this spring in MMOs, and Black Desert's got one too. Oh, did I say tree boss? I meant...

Grim Dawn begins formal testing of major engame revamp and new kraken boss

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Grim Dawn players and tentacle fans should point their eyeballs at Crate's official forums today, as the studio says update 1.0.6.0 is now officially...

Impressions of Project Gorgon from an Asheron’s Call player

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It's finally time for me talk about Project Gorgon as a released product. As you might have guessed, I was avoiding the game prior to launch....

Black Desert Korea is letting players date (and vie for) NPCs

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If yesterday's Black Desert patch in the west didn't grab you, maybe a peek into what Korea's getting will. Daum's official patch notes over...

Black Desert’s latest update is for the birds; includes renown, gear purification, and PvP tweaks

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This week's Black Desert update is officially upon us. Its key feature is a new guild boss, the Ahib Griffon, plus "several new Balenos...

Here are all of the class nerfs and buffs coming with SWTOR’s 5.9

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Just like a certain farmboy looking wistfully up at twin suns and thinking of his future, Star Wars: The Old Republic fans are looking...

Neverwinter AMA gets into the specifics of system design

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The Neverwinter system designers were on hand this week for an Ask Me Anything on Reddit about the title. Naturally, it drew a crowd...

Ashes of Creation shows off 52 minutes of pre-alpha gameplay

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Open world dungeons, node tending, and other pre-alpha adventures were all part and parcel of Ashes of Creation's developer livestream last week. The team...

Ship of Heroes resurrects the crowd controller playstyle

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Do you miss playing your Controller in City of Heroes? One of that game's spiritual successors wants to resurrect the concept of a mez-happy...

AdventureQuest 3D overhauls classes and combat

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Not content with the current state of the world, AdventureQuest 3D pushed out a patch this week that overhauled its classes and combat --...
Not like this.

Gigantic’s Corruption patch rolls out new champ Oru and ‘creature gestation’ mechanic

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Gigantic is live with a new update today. Dubbed Corruption, the patch is being touted by PWE and Motiga as the game's "first major...

The Daily Grind: Which style of MMO combat do you enjoy the most?

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MMOs are nothing if not deeply invested in combat as a core system, and as such, developers have come up with every fighting style...

SMITE adds Cu Chulainn to its roster and kicks off a Code of Chivalry event

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This week's newest member of the SMITE line-up is Cu Chulainn, the Hound of Ulster. Cu is a rough-and-tumble melee warrior who boasts high...
This sort of beating.

Pantheon explains acclimation and recaps the Monk class in May’s newsletter

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Indie MMO Pantheon's latest newsletter recaps the past month, so if you're paying plenty of attention to the game, you've already seen the featured Monk...

Shadow Priest-esque hero Seris is live in Paladins’ open beta

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Paladins' open beta update #48 went live yesterday, and with it arrived the champion teased for the last week and change. Her name is...

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