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New World scrambles to close a ‘very serious’ trading exploit, rises into Steam’s top 20 list

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A rather serious trading exploit rocked the New World economy late last week, with Amazon Game Studios taking swift steps to hotfix it and...

US Department of Homeland Security issues a nearly $700K grant to research extremism in gaming

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There are toxic people in games chat, and then there are people who use video gaming platforms as a ways to encourage extremism and...

Star Citizen introduces its new localization team and talks about improving Siege of Orison

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Star Citizen has a localization team. That might not sound like anything major on its face, but when one considers that the game has...

Bloomberg’s Twitch report exposes a platform rife with children and predators

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Bloomberg has a deeply disturbing exposé this week on Twitch that demonstrates how the streaming platform intended for video games is being used by...

Wizard101 admits the in-game alert system hijacking last weekend was an external hack

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Over the weekend, we covered the bizarre news that someone was filling up Wizard101's in-game alert system with malicious text and vulgar messages attacking...

Fractured Online’s latest patches stabilize the game, squash bugs, and close up a duping exploit

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Now that Fractured Online has hit the seas of early access, it's time for the inevitable bug patching and stability improving updates that invariably...

ArcheAge Unchained’s upcoming fresh start servers will no longer be available to trial accounts

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We're just a day away from ArcheAge: Unchained launching its new fresh start servers, but player concerns about exploitation of these servers have reached...

The Game Archaeologist: The legacy of Ultima Online

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Last week in The Game Archaeologist, we traced the history of Ultima Online’s origin, development, and testing -- not to mention one pesky in-game...

V Rising’s latest patch finally lets players move the castle heart more easily

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Designing an MMO house can be a finicky beast. You set up a room or a section of your claim, place down furnishings, and...

New World’s dungeon finder is finally live in this week’s update

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Amazon is capping off the summer in New World by finally releasing the long-awaited group finder feature with its patch early this morning. "Tired of...

The MOP Up: Survival sim Grounded tames gnats and preps for launch

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Honey-I-shrunk-the-players survival sim Grounded's last big pre-launch patch arrived recently, adding gnat pets, a cookery building, and armor and weapon upgrade revamps. Grounded is...

Kritika Global’s latest update grants players one free character slot and adds a new character

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Kritika Global, the action MMO that came back as a P2E zombie version of its former self and then shambled back to Steam without...
Unappealing!

Vague Patch Notes: No, Little Orbit has not solved the MMO blockchain problem

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It looks like we have indeed lived long enough to see the heroes become the villains: Little Orbit, which we once lionized for saving...

The Daily Grind: Do you like it when MMO quests follow up with you afterward?

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One neat little feature that I always appreciated about Star Wars: The Old Republic is that sometimes you would get these little codas to...
Found you!

Lost Ark’s powerpass is still inexplicably disabled after 10 days offline

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If you're a fan of paid boosts in MMOs, then you'll be disappointed to know that the system is currently disabled in Lost Ark...
Anybody wanna do a mage?

Vague Patch Notes: The many flavors of ‘boosting’ in the MMO genre

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The other day MOP's Bree and I were having a discussion about boosting. This is not entirely unusual, but it was unusual insofar as...

Bungie accuses Destiny 2 player of cheating and harassment in latest lawsuit

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The development studio of Destiny 2 is once again in the news thanks to yet another lawsuit being filed against one of its players....
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Massively Overthinking: Are you a cheater in MMOs or other games?

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We recently got a press release about a pair of studies on cheating, and I hesitated to run it as a news article because...

Dual Universe answers questions about learning Lua, Exchange construct rights, and PvP rules

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The Ask Ophelia series of Q&A videos from Dual Universe has once more kicked out two new episodes taking player questions and providing developer...

MMO Business Roundup: Preservation, charity, modding, memes, and Microsoft’s merger

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Business business business. Microsoft ABK: It's not just the US digging into Microsoft's...

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