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Monster Hunter: World Iceborne trailer (re)introduces Glavenus and heralds the return of monster subspecies

The latest trailer for Monster Hunter: World's Iceborne expansion has just hit the internets, and with it has come no small amount...

Black Desert addresses community requests as PC releases Altar of Blood and Xbox One adds Ninjas

In the wake of Black Desert's Heidel Ball event last month, Pearl Abyss has dropped a set of player-submitted suggestions with dev answers...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s Living World is a barrier to entry

I have really liked Guild Wars 2’s story in the last few years. Quite honestly, I wasn’t crazy about a lot of the...

Old School RuneScape ponders partnerships and puts it to a player poll

Old School RuneScape is, in its own words, "resolutely a subscription-only game," and as it's subscription-only game, one of the biggest things the...

Everything you need to know about MapleStory’s brand-new Pathfinder class

Last week, classic MapleStory dropped a brand-new class, Pathfinder, a legendary arcane archer who's a bit like Legolas and Gandalf all rolled...

Elder Scrolls Online details Scalebreaker’s dungeons, multibidding, and battleground updates

As announced back at E3 last month, the next big thing for a post-Elsweyr Elder Scrolls Online is a new DLC called...

Vrooooooom: Ship of Heroes demos its superspeed travel power

Superspeed: It's probably the first travel power that most superhero MMO players pick up. And now it's in Ship of Heroes, per the...

Ashes of Creation’s animators labor at making ‘eye-popping’ movements

Good animation is one of those MMO elements that is often taken for granted, yet we certainly notice when the movement and combat of...

Fallout 76 vows better stability, rewards, and balance adjustments for Nuclear Winter battle royale

Nuclear Winter: It's not, as one deeply confused Twitter citizen insisted, a desperate game's winter update being rolled out in the summer but rather...

Path of Exile’s melee classes experience a surge of popularity in the Legion league

The third week of Path of Exile's Legion league has begun, and as is the custom, Grinding Gear Games has posted a...

Interview: Camelot Unchained’s Mark Jacobs on the state of the beta and the NDA

We've been watching Camelot Unchained ever since its original Kickstarter in 2013 - and a lot has changed in the ensuing six years,...

Astellia previews plans for next week’s closed beta, preloading begins tomorrow

With Astellia's first western closed beta coming up on us next week - on Tuesday, in fact - Barunson has posted...

MMORPG Atlas is testing a single-player mode this summer

Is it weird for an MMO like Atlas that once touted its planned 40K-person servers to now be producing a single-player version? Maybe,...

Destiny 2’s fall patch turns Eververse gear into Universal Ornaments as Bungie revamps the Bright Dust economy

Tess Everis will have some new surprises in store for the Guardians of Destiny 2 this fall, Bungie has announced, as the...

Old School RuneScape dishes on Song of the Elves dev progress in new blog

It's been some time since Old School RuneScape's Song of the Elves quest was initially revealed at RuneFest 2018, but don't worry --...

Elder Scrolls Online deep-dives the guild accessibility tools added in update 22

Whenever a big campaign for Elder Scrolls Online launches - and we've seen three come and go now! - the campaign itself always...

Here’s how Crowfall is rewriting its hunger and food system to be more fun

Hi my name is Bree, and I like to cook in video games and not in real life. The most recent Crowfall dev...

Blade & Soul explores the Blade Master and Kung Fu Master’s upcoming third specs

When Blade & Soul's Empyrean Shadows update arrives on June 19th, Blade Masters and Kung Fu Masters will become even more, er,...

Jagex is retooling RuneScape Mobile’s UI to be more like the desktop version

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece on RuneScape's upcoming 2019 RuneFest and did a little double-take that RuneScape Mobile is...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Speculation on Guild Wars 2’s gods and dragons

Let's just note upfront that this edition of Flameseeker Chronicles will have lots of Guild Wars 2 spoilers, including but not limited to the recent Living World S3E6 War Eternal. Also, wild speculation that may well be completely wrong. You have been warned!

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