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Jukebox Heroes: Lime Odyssey, Yasunori Mitsuda’s hidden gem

Even the most casual of video game soundtrack fans must know the name Yasunori Mitsuda. The legendary composer is perhaps best known for his...

The Game Archaeologist: The rise and fall of Landmark and EverQuest Next

The year was 2013. Sony Online Entertainment was still a functioning and seemingly robust MMORPG studio, and its yearly SOE Live convention was a...
Everybody dies.

WoW Factor: Examining Shadowlands’ Rogue, Death Knight, and Warrior changes

I do find a certain amount of irony in the fact that in this tour of the World of Warcraft Shadowlands class changes,...

Working as Intended: Sparking joy in MMOs

On this week's podcast, I mentioned that I'd just finished off Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, something that superficially...
Bye.

Vague Patch Notes: What causes the preponderance of disconnected MMO endgames?

Yesterday, I wrote a whole column about how WildStar had some really great stuff in it. I did not mention its endgame at...

MMO Cartographer: Exploring Revelation Online’s Skyward World update

Revelation Online, originally developed by NetEase and published in the west by My.games, recently launched its Skyward World update. It...
Effing OOPS

Perfect Ten: The top 10 things we loved about WildStar

WildStar was a really neat game that was run by people who had no idea what was good about it. I'd apologize for...

Fight or Kite: Valorant’s place in an MMO player’s rotation

The new hotness from Riot Games, developer of League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics, delivers twitchy, intense FPS action in Valorant....

Choose My Adventure: The first steps as a Romulan in Star Trek Online

In last week's column, I mentioned that the start of our Star Trek Online journey would not be done alone, and sure enough...

Massively Uplifting: Communities and companies bolster COVID-19 relief and mental health support

April showers of good deeds bring May flowers of comfort and hope. And after the last couple of months, we sure could use a...
Originals of the species.

Wisdom of Nym: The curious rebirth of Final Fantasy XIV’s old content

So originally, this column was going to involve a fair amount of speculation regarding some ambiguous phrasings and translations of timing for the next...

Interview: Black Desert on crossplay, the engine, and the future of mobile

A few weeks ago, we chatted up Pearl Abyss' lead producer Jaehee Kim about some pressing Black Desert questions. Now, I'm not one...

LOTRO Legendarium: Wells of Langflood, River-hobbits, and free questing

With major content updates only coming to Lord of the Rings Online two or three times a year now, it's a big deal...
Do this differently.

WoW Factor: Examining Shadowlands’ Warlock, Paladin, and Demon Hunter changes

It's the penultimate column in this particular series! And that's good because if people who used to make World of Warcraft are going...

The Soapbox: The sunsetted MMORPGs I miss the most

I'm pining for the fjords. Not in the way that would assume I'm becoming some jaded and angry MMO fan; I'm never going to stop...

Warframe of Mind: Railjack revamp, Nightwave 3, Protea footage, and other news from devstream-from-home

Just because the devs at Digital Extremes are working for home does not mean Warframe isn't getting plenty of love and attention. The...
Damn you!

Vague Patch Notes: The ESRB is not your friend, gamers

So, hey, the ESRB is taking action about lockboxes! Well, sort of. It's adding a notification about lockboxes that doesn't expressly mention or...
Wake-up bomb.

Desert Oasis: Deep-diving Black Desert’s Musa and Maewha classes

I think I may be in the minority of people who enjoy being home all day. It gives that much needed time to just...

Perfect Ten: Underappreciated Guild Wars 2 features

Guild Wars 2 is not a perfect game, but then again, no MMORPG is. I've had a pull-and-push relationship with the game since...

Choose My Adventure: Seriously, the Roblox community is pretty impressive

Over the course of my time in Roblox for this round of Choose My Adventure, I've come to appreciate the value of...

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