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Massively Overthinking: What’s so bad about comfort zones in MMOs?

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If you've been following the MMORPG meta for a long time, particularly in World of Warcraft, you know there's corner of the industry convinced...

Fight or Kite: MultiVersus is so much more than a Super Saiyan Shaggy

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I don’t recall exactly when I first saw screenshots and images from MultiVersus, but I do recall initially thinking that it was absolutely ridiculous...
Oh no still Blizzard.

Overwatch esports teams protest a mid-match rules change by not playing each other on-air

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Recent action in the Overwatch European Contenders Summer Series was spicy, but not for the reasons one might expect out of an esports competition,...

Hands-on with Multiversus: How WB’s new brawler stacks up against Super Smash Bros.

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Like most of the readers of this site, I spend the majority of my gaming time in MMORPGs, or I wouldn't be here. But...

SMITE’s midseason update adds Nickelodeon cartoon skins as pros and fans agitate for in-person esports

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SMITE players of a certain age might be taken with the MOBA's midseason update, which has the centerpiece of several Nickelodeon cartoon character skins...
May foulness attend thee.

US Senator Ted Cruz and Asmongold could have a meeting over gaming microtransaction legislation

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It's said that politics makes for strange bedfellows, and there appears to be no better illustration of that axiom than the potential meeting between...

The Daily Grind: Should MMO PvP matchmaking focus on challenge or engagement?

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MOP's Sam recently stumbled across an MSM article that quotes multiple streamers and esports players essentially complaining about matchmaking systems in competitive games. The...

Russian Dota 2 esports player gets his team banned and his contract ended over support for Ukrainian invasion

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The gaming world has caught on to the symbolism of the letter Z already, so one has to wonder what was going through the...

China’s National Radio and Television Administration bans access to livestreams of unapproved games

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The Chinese government has added yet another layer to its continuing crackdown on nearly all things video games. The country's National Radio and Television...

Lost Ark’s recent Proving Grounds PvP video appears to show off a battle pass feature

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With Lost Ark going in on its PvP gameplay by way of a PvP invitational esports event and its current Proving Grounds mode, it's...

EVE Online boss: NFT stands for ‘Not for Tranquility’

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At GDC this year, EVE Online's CCP Games raised eyebrows when CEO Hilmar Petursson was photographed meeting with crypto, NFT, and metaverse entrepreneurs. Players...

An esports pro is developing an AI system to help game devs track and address in-game toxicity

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You'd be forgiven for believing that reporting someone's behavior through in-game tools simply sends that report directly into some unseen void that devs don't...

EA will foot the travel bill for all players of Apex Legends esports events after facing community backlash

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It's hard to believe that a company the size of Electronic Arts can't handle the travel expenses of 40 different esports teams for an...

CCP Games outlines coming attractions for 2022’s EVE Fanfest in-person event

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As EVE Online's Fanfest draws near, we are now at the point when CCP Games is going to drum up all the hype for...
Memory.

Overwatch 2 hypes its April 26 closed PvP beta as the Overwatch League struggles to secure sponsors

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If there's anybody out there still interested in what PvP in Overwatch 2 is going to look like, the previously announced spring beta test...

Choose My Adventure: The Secret World proves to be a familiar yet lonesome place

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It has been a very long time, old friend. Yet still, here you are, simply existing. Nesting in silence. Disassociated, forgotten, but still just...
Holy arts.

Activision Blizzard’s head of esports announces departure as World of Warcraft tunes classes and sets

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Brandon Snow, who has been heading the esports division of Activision Blizzard since this past July, is moving on to greener pastures. Snow has...

Ukraine implores game companies to block Russian esports participation

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"Who had 'writing games industry roundups at the barest edge of a third world war' on their bingo card?" MOP's Chris marveled this morning,...

Zenith’s Ramen VR joins chorus of MMO studios donating to support Ukraine

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Large gaming companies, organizations, and esports teams have been raising their voices - and wallets - in support of Ukraine following the Russian invasion...

Neverwinter parent company donates $2M in aid to Ukraine, IGDA calls on industry to condemn invasion

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Since last week, we've been covering the game industry's response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, as game studios and esports teams divert launches, raise...

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