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Introducing AxE: Alliance vs Empire, Nexon’s next mobile MMO coming west

It used to be that the idea of playing an MMO on a phone was a pretty farfetched idea. Not so much anymore: Mobile...

Global Chat: When MMOs fail to communicate

Roger over at Contains Moderate Peril addresses a point that I've been saying for years now: Many MMOs skew to information overload when...
In we go.

Global Chat: The big question mark of Anthem

What's the biggest gaming unknown for you going into 2019? For MMO blogger Cary at Virtual Bastion, it's whether or not BioWare is going...
Deep cut.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 4.5 in review

Ah, that's the good stuff. I'm not going to lie, I was honestly a bit concerned about this patch for Final Fantasy XIV. Not just...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s All or Nothing

One amazing trailer and a day of hype later, Guild Wars 2’s All or Nothing will be live this afternoon for us to...
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Global Chat: Little things that add up to a great MMO

Ever find yourself running down a list of "little things" that impress you and keep you busy in an MMO when you're trying to...

Ashes of Creation plans Apocalypse launch in February, delays castle siege testing

A few days ago, Intrepid Studios bummed some fans out by announcing that Ashes of Creation's Apocalypse mode was going offline until...

Hands-on: Dipping into Ashes of Creation’s Apocalypse battle royale

The first question we need to ask is: What am I, the sheepiest of all PvE sheep, doing in a PvP battle royale game?...

Hyperspace Beacon: First impressions of SWTOR 5.10 ‘Jedi Under Siege’

Faith in BioWare products has been waning as of late, but Star Wars: The Old Republic seemed to always maintain a core fan...

The Survivalist: ARK’s Extinction makes bases extinct

It had to be too good to last! We were all pretty shocked when Studio WildCard actually launched ARK's newest expansion on the...
This is what you asked for with another Fallout title, guys. This is what your hands have wrought.

First impressions of Fallout 76: The confusion that binds all gamers together

When something looks familiar and seems familiar yet is slightly and significantly different, it can really break your stride and cause you to stumble....
On a unicorn.

Global Chat: Is MapleStory 2 too cute for its own britches? (Yes.)

Maybe it's the weird gaming lull that's going on right now, but MapleStory 2 has picked up a good amount of press and...

EVE Evolved: Hands-on with EVE Online FPS Project Nova

Cast your mind back to 2011 and you'll probably remember the insane hype that was building for DUST 514, CCP Games' ambitious console...

Wings Over Atreia: Awakened Legacy is Aion’s NGE gut punch

Woah! WOA is back! It's only fitting: Wings Over Atreia debuted when Aion launched as a new game, and now it is...

Tamriel Infinium: First impressions of Elder Scrolls Online’s Murkmire from the PTS

As I said at the time of my ESO PAX experience, "I got to spend maybe 15 minutes in Murkmire while in...
Why do you need TWO lightsabers? ONE is plenty!

Massively OP Podcast Episode 190: SWTOR Unite!

Justin and Bree discuss Mike Morhaime's exit from Blizzard, the launches of Lineage 2 Classic and MapleStory 2, Legends of Aria's early access, and Bless Online's F2P plans, plus MMO guilds, how WoW might someday end, what the #SWTORunite community effort is all about.

MassivelyOP’s first impressions of MapleStory 2, Nexon’s latest MMORPG

It's fair to say that MapleStory always did appeal to an audience that was into a very specific look and feel. If chibi...

Hyperspace Beacon: First impressions of SWTOR’s new Huttball map

Yesterday, Star Wars: The Old Republic released its latest update called Fame and Fortune. I'm not exactly sure why BioWare called it "Fame...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s A Star to Guide Us

We've had just enough time to digest that epic trailer, and now A Star to Guide Us is live. This is the fourth episode...

PAX West 2018: First impressions of PWE’s Remnant From the Ashes

Traditionally, massively multiplayer games do not have a large presence on the expo floor for PAX, but many studios had large booths with loud...

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