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Daybreak dev muses about mobile Vanguard diplomacy game

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Vanguard's diplomacy system was always one of the most-talked about features of that late fantasy title, using a card minigame to simulate...
You would think that we'd be tired of hearing stories like this, but mostly we just wish that people weren't dying.

Guild Wars 2 memorializes a fallen mother

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Last September, a Guild Wars 2 player shared a story about his departed wife. She died from complications during the birth of the...

The Daily Grind: What’s your most memorable MMO noob moment?

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I was basically still a kid when I first started playing MMOs, and my first, of course, was the wild west of the newly...
Glub glub.

Here’s how to hunt whales in Black Desert

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Would you like to hunt whales in Black Desert? No, not the big cash shop spenders, but actual whales in the ocean and...

Read the confession of an MMO duper

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Dupers -- players who take advantage of exploits to duplicate rare items in-game in order to sell them -- can be a type of...

Are ‘me-too’ MOBAs a development trap?

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There's no doubt that the MOBA genre is a behemoth in the industry right now, with titles like League of Legends and
No more gates.

World of Warcraft tokens go on sale April 7th

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Looking forward to paying for your World of Warcraft subscription with in-game gold? You don't have long to wait at all; the WoW...
The future is dragons, as is the present.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s Steps of Faith

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It happened, just as expected. A day after I posted a lengthy column discussing Final Fantasy XIV's last big pre-expansion patch, that patch dropped,...

EVE Evolved: Four lessons sandbox MMOs can learn from EVE

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The past few years have seen a resurgence of support for sandbox MMOs, both of the trying-to-be-minecraft creative kind and the hardcore nuke-it-from orbit...

World of Warcraft throws a 10-day sale that includes Warlords of Draenor

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Good Blizzard sales don't come around too often, so if you've been holding off on buying World of Warcraft or its most...

Get a sneak peek of LOTRO’s Update 16

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Lord of the Rings Online is gearing up for a big content push this month with Update 16. The devs put the patch...
WildStar

WildStar is adding a laser tag minigame

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WildStar is getting a new Laser Phaser minigame, and it's currently on the sci-fantasy title's public test realm. It's currently scheduled to go...

LOTRO Legendarium: Why you need to read the books if you play the game

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While my Kindle is loaded with so many new books I've yet to read that I really should take a few months off to...

The Daily Grind: Do you ever want to change your character’s race?

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We all whine and complain about MMO cash shop offerings, but you know what's one item that I'm always glad to see? A race...
Camelot Unchained

Camelot Unchained newsletter talks design, tech, and more

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Camelot Unchained just released its latest newsletter, and you'll want to set aside some time and maybe a couple of beverages to read...
Darn it, if you had just kept her hair brown...

Crowfall teases female Ranger archetype

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ArtCraft has posted a Crowfall week-at-a-glance update that contains plenty of interesting nuggets. Chief among them is the reveal of the female...
These guys.

Here’s how Final Fantasy XI’s maintenance mode is going down

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Players of Final Fantasy XI are unlikely to be happy about the fact that the game has moved into maintenance mode for the...

Have fun in Guild Wars 2’s ‘jungle playground’

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Just because Guild Wars 2 is adding more zones with Heart of Thorns doesn't mean that these maps will be the same-old...

RIFT turns a raid into an instant adventure playground

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Raids are usually the purview of, y'know, raiders in MMOs, which is unfortunate as much of the game's population won't get to see all...

Need a Guild Wars 2 story refresher? Here you go.

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Whether you've played through Guild Wars 2's living story to date and haven't kept every detail straight or you need some help in...

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