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Path of Exile’s spooky Scourge league offers tricks and treats starting October 22

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Path of Exile's new leagues and updates come like clockwork every three months, just like seasons of the year. But it isn't often that...

Former ArenaNet boss Jeff Strain’s new gaming company is called Possibility Space

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There's a new games studio in town: Possibility Space, led by veteran game executive Jeff Strain. Strain, of course, is best known to MMORPG...
Tnak

Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker media tour: Previewing the tank jobs

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So I'm not going to lie to you here: If you're happy with your tank job of choice in Shadowbringers, you're going to be...

Wizard101 and Pirate101 get ‘spooktacular’ with Halloween and anniversary events

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Considering that Wizard101's multi-genre setting is already 79% of the way to Halloween most days of the year, pushing it over the edge into...

Massively Overthinking: How long are you willing to wait in an MMO queue?

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New World has made headlines since the moment it launched for its excessive queues, but it's hardly the only MMO ever - or even...

Project 1999 players race to fight EverQuest bosses in a charity drive for a family

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Regular readers will recall that we've previously reported on Project 1999, an officially sanctioned player-run private emulator for EverQuest, primarily regarding things like its...

Ultima Online is 24 years old today, celebrating with its 111th update as New Legacy dev continues

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Well well well, look what we have here: Somebody's turning 24. It's Ultima Online, broadly considered the grandfather of the genre and the coiner...

Amazon Games hired a former Ubisoft Toronto boss to lead its new Montreal studio

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Amazon Games announced today that it's picked a new leader for its new Montreal-based studio: Alexandre Parizeau. If that name sounds familiar, it's because...

Massively Overthinking: Overcoming barriers-to-exit in MMOs

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About a thousand years ago, I wrote an article on Old Massively called "but I already have that game" about barriers-to-exit: the difficulty of...
La la la.

Battle Bards Episode 200: Battle Bards Bicentennial!

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Can you believe it? The Battle Bards have hit 200 amazing episodes! Join Steff, Syl, and Syp as they take a victory lap around...

The Game Archaeologist: SOE’s many MMO spin-off digital card games

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One thing that I deeply admired about old Sony Online Entertainment was that it strove to experiment, innovate, and take risks. Sometimes those special...

Wizard101 celebrates its 13th birthday with free gifts and zone samples

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There's nothing that strikes as much fear and trepidation in the heart than seeing someone officially become a teenager, unless that newly minted teen...

Massively on the Go: Monster Hunter Stories 2’s biggest problem is too much Pokemon

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Since its demo, I've seen people both on social media and other game sites comparing Monster Hunter Stories 2 with the Pokemon series, often praising the former...

Brazilian police have arrested a suspect in the murder of an Overwatch voice actress

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PC Gamer is reporting the shocking news that Brazilian voice actress Christiane Louise has been murdered and that police have now arrested the suspected...
If I had known then what I know now, I... would have felt no different, really, but it might have mitigated stuff.

WildStar’s Stephan Frost shares the depressing ‘flat circle’ of MMO development

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Former WildStar lead Stephan Frost piped up on Twitter this past Friday to share a story. This isn't just any story, but rather all...
Sure, fine, whatever.

Black Desert Mobile opens Lahn and Crimson Lily pre-creation with contest

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You think you can make a rather nice-looking character in Black Desert Mobile, do you? Well the game itself is asking you to prove...
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Runes of Magic offers an FAQ ahead of its upcoming server merges

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Server merges! They're fun for the family, assuming that the family in question has some really weird definitions of fun. Also, they're coming to...

One Shots: Eye love you

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While giant floating eyeballs always seem imposing, I can't help but feel bad about their life situation. Eyes are vulnerable enough when they're tucked...

Massively on the Go: Niantic ditching Pokemon Go’s COVID benefits was a dangerous mistake

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Recently I was forced into isolation since an untrustworthy family member hid COVID symptoms from the household and our vaccinated guests who were going...

The Soapbox: Pokemon Unite’s monetization is gross and threatens a competent game

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By now, you've probably seen several articles about the poor monetization in Pokemon Unite, often based on Reddit posts or streamer hot takes. Most talk...

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