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ArcheAge rescinds some exploit permabans and holds a Michael Jackson-inspired dance event

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The latest event for ArcheAge clearly Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'. Players of all stripes - whether they're Black or White, a Liberian Girl, or...

Lost Ark times its May content update for third week of the month, details a bug-fixing patch today

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Launching your May update near the latter part of the month still technically counts as a launch in May, and that's just what Lost...

Fractured Online’s beta exploiter ban incites discussion on testing and bad actors

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At what point does a player's actions in a beta test go beyond the scope of testing and into bannable offense territory? That's the...

Lost Ark fixes that fun chat exploit, says the Feiton Powerpass won’t cost real money

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Amazon popped in a small patch for Lost Ark players overnight. The studio says it's fixed busted loading into Ancient Elveria during the Time...

The Game Archaeologist: When EverQuest players killed the unkillable Sleeper

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In many CRPGs and MMORPGs, there are bosses designed to be so crazy tough that, for most people, these enemies are straight-out unkillable. Developers...
Bad plans.

Amazon Games’ Mike Frazzini has stepped down following multiple rocky MMO launches

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The head of Amazon Games, Mike Frazzini, has apparently stepped down from his role, announcing the move internally in a Friday announcement, as first...

New World clears yet another duplication bug from its latest update

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The sun shines, grass grows, birds sing, and New World releases an update that has an exploit that players discover and take advantage of....

Dual Universe litters outer space with shipwrecks ripe for the plundering

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Forget exploring a pristine galaxy where everyone cleans up their trash -- Dual Universe decided that what the cosmos needed was a smattering of...

Star Citizen developer talks graphics updates, confirms a push to supporting newer CPUs

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Hey, remember that Gen 12 renderer and Vulkan backend tech that Star Citizen made a lot of noise about during last year's CitizenCon? Well...

ArcheAge banned almost 500 accounts this week for RMT activities

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Kakao is clearly hoping to make ArcheAge synonymous with the term "banwave" instead of "exploit," if the latest rounds of banhammer action are any...
I'm purely decorative!

New World’s public test server opens today with the February fixerupper patch

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New World players are in for a treat today, as the public test server is slated to open at 1 p.m. EST this afternoon....

ArcheAge cuts back on Serpentis loot, kicks off an event, and removes billions in duped gold

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There are gold sinks, and then there are gold black holes that slurp up massive amounts of wealth. ArcheAge's new stewards Kakao opened one...
Online, fine.

DC Universe Online permanently bans ‘egregious’ exploiters and removes exploited XP gains

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In mid-December of last year, DC Universe Online had outlined actions taken against exploiters of a bug that landed with Update 119, indefinitely suspending...

Avatar: Reckoning looks like a mobile MMO with shooter vibes, backed by Disney and Tencent

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If you are one of those people who's always wanted an MMORPG based on the movie Avatar and the world of Pandora, well, prepare...

Pokemon Go’s volunteers are being harassed by exploiters within the Wayfarer program

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Remember how in some older MMOs, like Ultima Online, EverQuest, and Asheron's Call, we had volunteer gamemasters and counselors? And how sometimes it turned...

Massively Overthinking: Hopes and fears for MMOs in 2022

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For our first official Massively Overthinking of 2022, we're following tradition: We're talking all about our hopes and fears for the genre in the...

ArcheAge bans more cheaters and revamps free trials in today’s update

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ArcheAge is down for maintenance this morning, but don't get too excited, as the patch notes reiterate that complete halt to the entire unlock...

Interview: ArcheAge studios on the move to Kakao, bans, land rushes, and the future of the game

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One of the surprises the end of 2021 had in store for MMO players was the move of XLGAMES' ArcheAge and ArcheAge Unchained from...

ArcheAge delays fresh start progression, launches New Year’s festival, bans 21K alt accounts

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What's new in the world of ArcheAge? As of last week, there's a Zodiac Festival that lets players ring in the new year with...

Roblox’s CEO has apparently dodged millions in taxes using a ‘small business’ exemption loophole

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In case you somehow still thought Roblox was one of the good ones after all those pieces about its exploitation of child labor, or...

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