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SMITE is now available on Nintendo Switch – and now it’s playable for free

This one is going to be real simple. You know what SMITE is, right? It's a MOBA featuring a bunch of deities and...
Onlookers described the carnage as 'confusing'.

Here’s how AdventureQuest 3D’s brand-new PvP mode will work starting next month

Yes, the time-honored art of punching your fellow players in the face is coming to AdventureQuest 3D, and if you're the sort of...
Next year in Jerusalem.

Conan Exiles explains its latest patch delay, but it should be out this week

Yes, there's a patch coming for Conan Exiles, but it's increasingly feeling like Zeno's Patch. Each time it gets halfway down the road...
YOUR MONEY IS NOW OUR MONEY, AND WE WILL USE IT TO BUY DRUGS

The UK’s Fortnite Live event is another convention giving you a free hour in the ball pit; Epic Games takes organizers to court

Let's be real, the disaster of Fortnite Live in the UK is not on par with DashCon or Fyre Festival. There will not be...
This big reveal worked out super great.

Leaderboard: Is E3 no longer relevant to gaming?

CNet had an interview out last week with Sony's Shawn Layden discussing a number of aspects of the company's business plans that, while...
Yarr, cut out all carbs, got much lighter.

Pirate MMO Atlas makes things lighter with its most recent patch

The latest Atlas patch deployed on Saturday turned everything lighter. Yes, everything. Gold weighs less. Everything weighs less. Animals weigh less. Bears...

The Daily Grind: What are the moments in MMOs that make you feel powerful?

You know, for all the fun of going back and curbstomping low-level enemies, that doesn't make me feel powerful in an MMO. What makes...
So, after this, should we get some coffee or...

PlanetSide 2 updates carbines and spawns on the test server while celebrating love in the live game

The latest patch to PlanetSide 2's test servers has some pretty far-reaching changes to the game's spawn system. Previously, the system didn't really...
Let's fight the fighty mans.

Lineage II Classic releases its Saviors update on February 27

The first major update to Lineage II Classic is arriving on February 27th, and it's got some steep new challenges for players. Four...
The hour is nearly here.

Final Fantasy XIV reveals its schedule for the final Fan Festival in Tokyo

A destination! A new job! Possibly another job! More about new races that has been significantly complicated recently! New areas! Awesome outfits! Yes,...
Show of hands, who saw this coming? Be honest.

Ashes of Creation is preparing a game director’s letter, fans infer that delays are incoming

It appears that all is not well behind the scenes of Ashes of Creation. Intrepid's Steven Sharif has made a few remarks on...
Blocky

Vague Patch Notes: On play conditioning and the lecture of experience in MMOs

Yes, it's another week in which we talk about abstract concepts that underpin the way we play video games, this time inspired by a...
No, you don't get to be awful here.

Roblox appears to have banned PewDiePie’s name

You probably already know of Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie. If you don't... well, PewDiePie exists, he shrieks a lot while playing video...
There are lots of other meanings for the term beta. Do not post them in the comments.

Black Desert Online is in open beta on the Xbox One through February 17

If you like your MMOs on consoles, your spirits black, your combat active, and your classes gender-locked, you should give Black Desert Online a...
Hey, I duped that fair and square!

Fallout 76 is nuking duped items with today’s maintenance

We can all agree just from observation over the past couple of months that Fallout 76 has a variety of issues, but the preponderance...
home sweet whatever

The Daily Grind: What’s the MMORPG without housing that would benefit the most from adding it?

Housing is a big and elaborate system to add into any game, and it's always an expensive system to include in terms of resources....
Love is in the bear.

Yet more MMO Valentine’s Day events: AdventureQuest 3D, Defiance 2050, Skyforge, and Chronicles of Elyria

Love is in the air everywhere you look around. And what better way to celebrate love than through an event in a game centered...
FISHING REWARDS

Albion Online adds in anti-cheat software with its latest patch

Cheating is bad in MMOs; we all know and accept this as a reality. Programs you don't really know about being installed on your...
Someone hold the lamp up.

Saga of Lucimia developers are closing the game’s pre-order store as development enters its second stage

Remember the old story from The Onion about Starbucks beginning a sinister "phase two?" That's not at all what's happening with Stage Two...
Capital idea!

The Division 2 announces its open beta starting on March 1

Everything old is new again, and The Division 2 is following in the footsteps of its predecessor with the addition of an...

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