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League of Legends tests automated punishments for bad player behavior

Getting on top of bad player behavior in League of Legends may be an impossible job -- for mere people, that is. But...
Oh, this is going poorly.

Nexon Korea apparently yoinked some Blizzard artwork

There are certain phrases you never really expect to come up over the course of a work day, and boy, "Nexon steals artwork...
Call the WAAAAAMbulance.

John Smedley talks smack to nearly 25,000 banned H1Z1 players

Do you like people who cheat in online games? Daybreak president John Smedley does not. After 24,837 H1Z1 accounts were banned...

Dungeon Fighter Online promises gifts for all if ‘Jerry’ loses weight

Sometimes there are stories that come across our desk and elicit an immediate response of, "What is this I don't even." This is one...

Jukebox Heroes: How Elite: Dangerous’ music put me into a mild coma

You know what gets me righteously angry? I shall tell you. I shall tell you, and then you shall share in my anger, you...

WildStar subreddit mod bans F2P and B2P discussions

Hope you didn't have plans to talk about WildStar's possible conversion to a new business model on Reddit because one of the game's...
Barf barf barf.

An all-Death Knight party downs the current apex of World of Warcraft raiding

So, what's the best group composition for endgame raiding in World of Warcraft? It looks like it's Death Knights. Just a bunch of...
It's pretty cute in person.

The Daily Grind: Have you bought real-world memorabilia for an MMO?

I don't think it's going to surprise anyone that I'm a pretty big fan of Final Fantasy XIV. Despite that fact, it may...
Classic.

Star Wars: The Old Republic cracks down on RMT ring

In the MMO community, shady websites selling game currency for real currency are considered especially heinous. In Star Wars: The Old Republic, these...
This game really provides no shortage of illustrations we need for this.

Hearthstone hits 30 million players

All right, bear with us here. We're not great at math at Massively Overpowered. But as it stands, Hearthstone has apparently hit...

Watch One Piece Online get torn apart by an angry player

Not every online game can be a winner, but even losers have their purpose as comedy fodder for the tongue-in-cheek player. YouTube comedian TheHiveLeader...
Take the high road in the high tower.

Crowfall’s store is (partly) up and running

You have not played enough of Crowfall to form an opinion on how it plays. You haven't. It isn't playable yet. But that...

ArenaNet strips, kills, deletes, and bans Guild Wars 2 cheater

Today's lesson is that you shouldn't cheat in online games. Alas, a Guild Wars 2 character had to die to provide this valuable...
This was not actually complex.

Elite: Dangerous generates its galaxy with NASA data

Elite: Dangerous is a work of science fiction; that's not under discussion. So as in all science fiction, the developers just created a galaxy by...
Ultimate pens.

The Daily Grind: What MMO has benefited the most from free-to-play?

Back in the day, it used to be a running joke among the staff about which game would go free-to-play next. We don't make...
Barfapalooza.

World of Warcraft guides players to the jungle, enters the hall of fame

The opening moments of World of Warcraft's most recent expansion involve an assault on the Iron Horde's base of operations, the Tanaan Jungle....

Jukebox Heroes: Mists of Pandaria’s soundtrack

I've always had mixed feelings about Western games putting out Asian-themed expansions and conjuring up a soundtrack to match. On one hand, we already...
Don't care, bored.

The Daily Grind: What character look are you most proud of?

The image above was used as a header elsewhere, but other than the fact that I never fixed her belt (it was a placeholder...
FEEL THE NOISE

Warcraft movie delayed once again

If you were making plans to head to theaters in March of next year to see the Warcraft film as soon as it opened,...
Art is a very difficult medium to work in, and praise should be offered to those who take up the challenge of presenting story through visual mediums.

Shroud of the Avatar has its very own comic now

Do you want more supplemental material to round out your Shroud of the Avatar experience? Do you occasionally walk into your local comic...

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