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The Stream Team: Heading into the early access multiplayer ocean of Ships at Sea

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MOP's Chris is off to sea! Specifically, he'll be joining a friend for some time in the modern maritime sim Ships at Sea for...

Multiplayer nautical sim Ships at Sea officially makes its way into early access

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Despite the game's whole thing, we resolve here and now to avoid using typical maritime jargon in this news post. There will be no...

Bellwright’s first content update adds new forestry building and village management improvements

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Bellwright has mostly been focusing on bug fixing since its April early access release, but now it looks as if developer Donkey Crew is...

Corepunk opens its doors for its second alpha test today

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It's time for 10,000 lucky invitees to hop into the latest alpha test build of Corepunk today, as the second alpha for the MMOARPG...
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Current Wayfinder owners can beta test the big Echoes revamp right now

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Yesterday afternoon saw Wayfinder developer Airship Syndicate hold a special livestream (on Twitter of all places) to talk up its upcoming Echoes update. That...

Town-management survivalbox ASKA releases new vid ahead of demo and early access

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We're less than a month away from the early access launch of ASKA, a fresh multiplayer survival game with a Viking theme and a...

Nightingale’s offline mode and QOL-laden 0.3 update are now live

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If you were waiting for Nightingale's offline mode to go live before jumping into the early access survivalbox, today is your day, as the...

Age of Water receives middling player reviews as it addresses problems with mob spawns, rewards, and more

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In an ideal world, an early access game evolves and improves over the course of its time in what is essentially beta testing that...

33 Immortals preps weekend closed beta for the ‘distillation of the MMO raid experience’

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Thunder Lotus' MMO-inspired multiplayer raiding roguelike 33 Immortals is barreling onward toward its May 24th closed beta, with more info now being dispatched to...

Corepunk proposes its 500,000 test hopefuls comment for a chance at 10,000 alpha 2 invites

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If you thought you were signed up for the Corepunk beta, you might have a little more legwork to do to ensure you actually...

Bellwright touts 200K unit sales and high concurrency following ‘terrifying’ release

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It's been roughly a month or so since the multiplayer medieval survivalbox Bellwright made it into early access, and it looks as if Donkey...

Abyss Online devs warn gamers not to buy the game right now owing to ‘absolute chaos’ in early access

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"We warn all to not purchase our game until these game breaking bugs are behind us." If your eyes are bugging out reading that...

Corepunk previews deep dish progression systems for its weapons and heroes

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With Corepunk looking to enter early access sometime later this summer, the devs at Artificial Core are keen to share previews of what players...

Pax Dei digests lessons learned from alpha two and shares plans for future adjustments

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Alpha testing is intended to give developers information, feedback, and data on what works and what doesn't, and so it was for Pax Dei,...
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Final Fantasy XIV goes all-in with its Mountain Dew cross-promotion

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Is there a word when something goes so far into cringe territory that it loops back around and becomes glorious? We need that word...

Full-loot PvP MMO Abyss finally rolls into early access after several delays

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It's been a slightly bumpy road between initial announcement and early access release -- including a flirtation with NFTs and several delays -- but...

Interview: Wayfinder’s AJ LaSaracina on the Echoes transition, launch, and long-term plans

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Following yesterday's surprise reveal that Airship Syndicate is planning to transition the always-online MMO looter shooter Wayfinder into a buy-to-play online-optional title - without...

Wayfinder’s summer Echoes update banishes always-online and microtransaction components

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Wayfinder has been in limbo for months now following the split of Digital Extremes and Airship Syndicate that saw the game's publishing as well...

Valheim’s F2P Ashlands biome patch has finally launched after a year and a half wait

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Iron Gate has been talking about Valheim's Ashlands update since December. No, not last December. The December before that - 2022 December, when Mistlands...
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The Daily Grind: Has a survival sandbox ever really grabbed your attention?

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Survival sandboxes are not MMORPGs, but they are online games, and so they occupy an odd middle space insofar as many of them feature...

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