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New World details its upcoming Slayer Script backend tech that seeks to improve combat performance

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Slayer Script might sound like someone's created character in a cyberpunk RPG, but it's not; it's the pet name Amazon Games is giving the...

Guild Wars 2 previews pre-launch updates to its class weapons proliferation

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Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet dropped a fresh dev blog last night on V-day to herald the impending launch of the game's new weapon...

Co-op third-person shooter Helldivers 2 promises a focus on ‘earning the right to monetize’ its players

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Last week was a pretty big deal for fans of co-op action shooters, as Helldivers 2 made what looks to be a pretty triumphant...

Elder Scrolls Online previews Scions of Ithelia’s Oathsworn Pit dungeon

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Let's do a little vocabulary recap for folks who've forgotten some of the important Elder Scrolls Online terms for 2024, and by folks, I...

Overwatch 2 previews Season 9 updates to competitive play and characters

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Overwatch 2 has already painted a broad picture of the changes to competitive play due for the shooter's Season 9, but now director Aaron...

Players rolled nearly 50K characters during Nightingale’s stress test last weekend

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When Inflexion announced this week that it's planning to launch Nightingale's early access two days earlier than originally planned, it casually mentioned that it...

Monsters & Memories recaps player testing – and teases in-game housing

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Niche Worlds Cult is back this week with an update on everything the indie studio accomplished in January on its throwback MMO Monsters &...

Kickstarted VR MMO Zenith is launching a spinoff F2P co-op RPG called Zenith Infinite Realms

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Zenith - the Kickstarted VR MMO that has yet to actually produce the PC-centric version promised during that campaign - has been hinting at...

Reign of Guilds recounts its December playtest and shares patch notes for its next no-wipe test

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This past December saw the PvP sandbox Reign of Guilds hold its sixth playtest. That naturally means that developer Atlant Games has gotten some...

MMO Business Roundup: Krafton likes AI, Call of Duty moderation, and German lockbox regulation push

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. We've got a lot to cover, so let's dive right in. Krafton pushes AI...

These are the accessibility features Nightingale will – and will not – offer in its early access and stress test build

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"One of our goals with Nightingale is to bring people together and create memorable experiences for players of all backgrounds," opens Inflexion's latest dev...

Survival MMO Age of Water previews hostile NPC factions and boat construction

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On Monday, we dropped a big interview with Gaijin-funded Three Whales Studio, which is aiming to launch its Waterworldish post-apoc oceanfaring survival MMO Age...

New World’s Year of the Dragon mini event rings in Lunar New Year starting February 7

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Amazon's latest New World dev blog and video is going ham on a holiday that is slowly but surely taking over the MMORPG festival...

New World’s loot biasing was meant to reduce bad feelings’ over RNG

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How many times have events in MMOs caused you to drop to your knees, shake your fists at the sky, and curse your RNG...

PlanetSide 2 explains upcoming Sunderer updates as a needed step in overall vehicle balance

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Last month, PlanetSide 2 made some big proposals for the persistent war FPS's 2024, one of which being a rework to the Sunderer vehicle....

Blade & Soul NEO Classic continues its Cinderlands highlight with a look at bosses and monsters

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Attentive fans of Blade & Soul might have noticed that the last Cinderlands preview for the NEO Classic server was labeled "Part 1," so...

Hawaii-themed zombie survivalbox Fractured Veil finally makes its early access release to mixed reviews

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After a multi-year series of delays, Paddle Creek Games has made the early access launch for its survival sandbox Fractured Veil, inviting players to...

Skull and Bones previews its endgame takeovers, heists, bosses, and ship combat

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If there's a genre of dev blog I like least, it's the one where studio staffers pretend to offer an unbiased blog post or...
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Guild Wars 2 divulges its new plan for legendary rune compensation in the next patch

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Legendary relics! No, ArenaNet is not calling you old; it's heralding the new craftable coming in its third big chunk of the Secrets of...

Tarisland’s new story trailer takes another cue from World of Warcraft

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Tarisland fans have not been wanting for fuel to power the mighty hype engines of this upcoming MMORPG. On top of dev blogs and...

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