COVID-19 roundup: Brick-and-mortar game store stupidity, ‘reimagined’ E3 2021, and Twitch’s new record

We're back once again with some more novel coronavirus news stories all bundled up for you in one place, and friends, we're going to...

Coronavirus roundup: GamesCom 2020 is still planned for August – for now

With GDC and E3 closing their doors, you might be wondering about GamesCom 2020, originally set for August this summer. Will the coronavirus have...

Coronavirus leads to E3’s cancellation, plus SMITE and Pokemon Go postpone events

Update: The ESA has now made it official. We've included the press release at the end of this article. If you thought it was strange...
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Destiny 2 staff told to work remotely to keep season on track (and the novel coronavirus at bay)

As the coronavirus has now passed 100,000 cases worldwide, more than just gaming conventions are angling to make sure they aren't among the list...

Blue Protocol’s Japanese closed beta has been delayed nearly a month over coronavirus

We've previously noted how some MMOs and MMO-adjacent titles, from EVE Echoes to Path of Exile, had seen delays and setbacks thanks to the...

The coronavirus has shut down another six gaming and tech events

Another day, another round of gaming and tech event cancellations over growing fears of the spreading coronavirus. Epic Games, which had already exited GDC even...

Black Desert’s ominous O’dylitta update is launching ‘later this year’

Remember back at E3 and Heidel Ball last year, when in the midst of the hoopla around Black Desert's Shai and Great Expedition expansion...

Coronavirus drives DCUO to beg off a ComicCon, but E3 planning is ‘full speed’ ahead

When the "impact of the coronavirus on gaming" stories pile up into a roundup, you know it's bad news. First, Daybreak and Dimensional Ink announced...
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Wisdom of Nym: That’s a very large fan festival you got there, Final Fantasy XIV

Odd as it might be to say, I don't really have a lot more to say just yet about tomorrow's patch for Final Fantasy...

Fallout 76’s Wastelanders update will finally launch on April 7 – here’s the new trailer

As it turns out, the Wastelanders delay from 2019 to 2020 wasn't just a brief one: Bethsoft announced this morning that Fallout 76's big...
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The Game Archaeologist: The rise of Guild Wars

In early 2005, World of Warcraft mania was rising exponentially, month over month. But even as Blizzard's MMO juggernaut barreled toward its full strength...

MMO Business Roundup: Stadia, Coronavirus, E3, VR, EVE Fanfest, Discord, and WOTC’s BioWare devs

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Stadia: Google has responded to the uproar over its poor communication with the Stadia...

Path of Exile lays out development plans for its next four expansions, 4.0.0, and mobile

This year looks to be a loaded one for Grinding Gear Games and Path of Exile fans. The devs have offered up a preliminary...
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ESA responds to Sony’s skipping of E3 2020, saying the show will be ‘high-energy’

So if you missed the news due to it generally being shrug-worthy, it turns out that Sony has decided to skip out on E3...

Fallout 76 previews Wastelanders’ City of the Future, preps weekend double XP

OK, Fallout 76, it's a new year, a new decade, and hopefully a new you, with your many 2019 trainwrecks behind us, Fallout First...
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Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO surprises of 2019

After 10 years of covering MMORPG news, I can assure you that I am still fired up to keep doing this. One of the...

Massively Overthinking: What MMO were you hoping to hear much more about this year?

Going through our coverage of 2019's MMOs, I realized there are a bunch of games that have previously been on our "anticipated" lists that...

Perfect Ten: Counting Fallout 76’s many post-nuclear flubs

I'll admit that I was the first one out of my seat, applauding wildly, when Fallout 76 was first announced at Bethesda's E3 showcase...

RuneScape 2019: RuneScape’s focus on community shines in Golden Globes and cosplay

What is RuneFest? We have reported on the announcements, but that's the convention actually like? As I had only attended RuneScape's 15th anniversary before,...

The Game Archaeologist: Funcom’s long-abandoned Midgard MMO

There used to be a time that Funcom was deeply into the MMORPG business, bringing us titles such as Anarchy Online, Age of Conan,...