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One Shots: The face of doom

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What would you do if you went up against a giant face intent on bringing forth your personal doom? I don't know about you,...

LOTRO Legendarium: Five off-the-beaten path locales you must visit

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Lord of the Rings Online is a big, big game that has grown over the years to encompass a wide swath of Middle-earth....
Other than the other dozen magic-but-hitting jobs we already have.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Heavensward launches on June 23

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The expansion releases on June 23rd, early access begins on June 19th, and pre-orders open up on March 16th.Since the original launch of 
If you forget the fact that it was during the day and there were only the two of us and it wasn't outside by a wooden table it was exactly like this.

PAX East 2015: A chat with SOTA’s Richard Garriott

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Richard Garriott casts a long shadow in the MMO industry, with Ultima Online serving as the first fully graphical MMO and ushering in...
When leveling alts was already the plan...

WoW Factor: A self-defeating genre

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Remember when World of Warcraft launched? I sure do. I remember when the game's developers strapped into a helicopter and broke into the...

Chaos Theory: The Secret World experience blurs the lines of reality

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When Funcom recently teased an upcoming forum-only event for The Secret World, my interest was immediately piqued. Though we have scant details...

Perfect Ten: The Secret World moments that freaked me out

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I wouldn't say that The Secret World is a scary game. It's a game that has scares in it, to be sure, but...

Choose My Adventure: Right-Click Sampler Platter Edition

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It's been a crazy month. Since writing my farewell Choose My Adventure on Massively-X-Joy-Gadget--vs-Capcom-Turbo, I've sent a few hundred emails, helped raise...
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Jukebox Heroes: Glitch’s soundtrack

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As we continue to discover in the years after Glitch's closure, this was one underappreciated, unusual, and quirky MMO that deserved a lot...

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR took its first step into competitive gaming and fell on its face

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Just when you think that Star Wars: The Old Republic will change things around and actually do something that will appeal to the...
So long.

Strongholds and the Jungle in Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns

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While I was taking my test drive of the Revenant class at ArenaNet's recent press event, I wasn't just playing through old familiar...
Hooray, Rytlock's actually doing something!

Hands-on with Guild Wars 2’s Revenant

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It might be premature, but I'm pretty sure that the Revenant is my favorite profession in Guild Wars 2. And strangely, it's because...

Not So Massively: Hearthstone’s MagicAmy drama; Riot rules on SpectateFaker

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Riot Games President Marc Merill says he regrets comments made in the heat of the moment regarding the recent SpectateFaker controversy. Riot issued...
Are you not entertained?

Wisdom of Nym: Gold Saucer impressions in Final Fantasy XIV

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After a madcap week, I got to come home to the Gold Saucer. Traveling to Seattle on short notice was a mixture of the...

One Shots: Riding railroad

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Superhero MMOs really make for some spectacular screenshots, you have to agree. And if you don't agree, you might be on the receiving end...

The Daily Grind: Do you have a good grasp of your MMO’s history?

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As someone who's played his fair share of both Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 over the years, I have to confess...

The Game Archaeologist: Ten facts of EverQuest life circa 1999

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MMOs change. We know that, but we also tend to forget it as well. The games that we play today can often be light-years...

EverQuesting: Is EverQuest Next in trouble?

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You know me: I've been quite the supporter of EverQuest Next and Landmark for a good long while. Even before writing about...

Global Chat: Business model first, game construction second

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Welcome back to Global Chat, the column where we reach out and give props to interesting and well-written articles from the MMO blogosphere....

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best sound design?

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We pay a lot of attention to what we're seeing in MMOs, but have you ever stopped to really process what you're hearing? Sound...

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