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Dual Universe addresses upcoming updates to the game’s Lua programming language

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When it comes to making things happen in Dual Universe, like opening doors or docking to constructs, the Lua programming language used in the...

PSA: Lord of the Rings Online’s current legendary items will be ‘frozen’ next week

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This coming Wednesday, October 13th, is a pretty important date for Lord of the Rings Online players, as that's when the legendary item revamp...

Marvel’s Avengers introduces XP boosts to its in-game store and sends its community into a tailspin

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Back in August of 2020, a dev blog from Marvel's Avengers developer Crystal Dynamics outlined what would be in its cash shop, writing in...

EA says it’s still working on server issues following Battlefield 2042 open beta rollout

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As of yesterday, Battlefield 2042's open beta is up and running, and it's on a pretty tight schedule: It's early access open beta right...
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Path of Exile’s Scourge update includes a major balance pass on defense and recovery

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Yesterday, we noted that Grinding Gear Games is set on delivering a trio of dev blogs leading into the reveal and release of Path...

Here’s how Path of Exile is fixing and balancing flasks in October’s Scourge expansion

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Grinding Gear Games has been teasing Path of Exile's 3.16 Scourge expansion with announcements of announcements; we already know the big reveal is set...

Crowfall tests 7.2 new player onboarding, outlines 7.3 update focus on smaller PvP content

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The patches will keep on rolling in Crowfall, which isn't exactly news, but the content of those patches are what's news and are generally...
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Here’s Blizzard’s rationale for changing some of World of Warcraft’s emotes, art, and names

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In the wake of the ongoing investigations into and lawsuits over Activision-Blizzard's sexual harassment and discrimination scandal, the teams at Blizzard have said very...

Destiny company Bungie just keeps making other game studios look bad – now it’s axed mandatory arbitration

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I have to be honest, I did not have "Bungie models good corporate behavior for the gaming industry" in my predictions for 2021, but...

Colony sandbox MMO SEED discusses collecting and disseminating community chatter

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We're back with another singular dev blog out of SEED, which is all about how the devs at Klang Games gather and share community...

TitanReach turns off its servers to enter a multi-month ‘private development’ cycle

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When we learned that TitanReach got fully funded by one person after it announced plans to suspend development, Square Root Studios co-founder Unravel noted that...

The MOP Up: Shattersong Online binds a universe of worlds together

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Here's an interesting 2-D MMO project that's being made by some former Starbound devs. It's called Shattersong Online, and it alleges that it can...

Vampire survivalbox V Rising discusses crafting, castles, and your insatiable thirst for blood

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V Rising has been on our radar for a few months now; it's a multiplayer survival sandbox that's trying to make vampires cool again...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Test driving Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons’ Vindicator, Bladesworn, and Catalyst elite specs

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It’s time again for another End of Dragons elite specialization beta! It’s an exciting time for Guild Wars 2 players, who are learning what elite specs...

SEED shares blogs about multiplayer appointments, economy, Seedling interactions, and horrifying mutations

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Well, I did it to myself. Last time I reported on SEED, I remarked with surprise that the devs at Klang Games only kicked...

The MOP Up: Ravendawn’s PvP system goes down in infamy

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Ravendawn's newest dev blog tackles the meat and potatoes of the MMO's player-vs.-player conflict. Basically, the game is trying to pave the way for...

Dual Universe outlines changes to warping and docking coming in the Ares update

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Earlier this week Dual Universe started writing up details about adjustments planned for the Ares update, with the first post discussing stress a stress...

Guild Wars 2: ‘Upgrading to DirectX11 is the first step toward being able to do more shiny things’

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If the Revenant, Warrior, and Elementalist aren't your Cup of Light-Roasted Coffee, then next week's Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons beta round might...

Vampire multiplayer survival title V Rising shows off gameplay and plans a 2021 beta

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V Rising, the multiplayer vampiric survival title from Stunlock Studios (of Battlerite fame) has been doing a lot of talking to this point. Readers...

Black Desert launches PC season+ server, offers next-gen console support and roadmap

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It's Wednesday, which means another weekly deluge of Black Desert news. First, over on the PC servers, where the game is celebrating 2000 days online...

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