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Veteran Norwegian studio behind The Secret World, Anarchy Online, Age of Conan, and LEGO Minifigures Online.

One Shots: Lightning strikes twice

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When you see lightning on the horizon, it may be time to seek shelter, brew a favorite hot beverage, and settle in for a...

Perfect Ten: 10 MMORPGs as Saturday morning cartoons

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My insane MMO and MMORPG thought experiments do indeed continue: Previously I considered what muffins MMO NPCs are, then I considered what flavor of...

One Shots: A night of masks and intrigues

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The Princess Bride rightly taught me to be suspicious of anyone wearing a mask, which is why I keep my candy in a locked...
Bye, I guess.

Vague Patch Notes: Pivots don’t work with MMOs

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So we can pretty much confirmed now that Pantheon's goose is thoroughly cooked. Yes, I know, the folks at Visionary Realms are claiming that...

One Shots: A most adorable destroyer of the cosmos

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As we enter the delicious aroma of fall and the spine-shivering thrills of Halloween, is there any MMO that deserves to be revisited this...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite Funcom MMORPG?

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My nostalgia and I had a Moment the other day when I saw that Funcom was celebrating its 30th anniversary. Even though I freely...

Funcom releases a free Conan Exiles-themed text adventure

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Just because Conan was an illiterate brute who'd much rather be burning down libraries than curling up with a good book in an overstuffed...

Microsoft’s Activision-Blizzard buyout is official, Kotick to stay through end of 2023

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After nearly two years of drama, UK regulators have finally approved Microsoft's acquisition of Activision-Blizzard, and Microsoft announced the buyout is official this morning. The...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG offers the best horror content?

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A Friday the 13th doesn't come around in October very often, but it sure is a fun day to talk horror in MMOs. No,...
It's old.

Massively Overthinking: What’s the most chaotic behavior you’ve seen from MMO players?

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A week or two ago, I found myself discussing Ultima Online by way of trying to convince our work chat that players often do...

Funcom celebrates its 30th anniversary as it looks back at Anarchy Online, Conan, and Secret World

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It's a landmark year for Funcom, as the Norwegian video game developer celebrates its 30th anniversary. The studio got started making games for the Genesis...

Conan Exiles details revamp of the purge mechanic arriving with its September 21 update

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The tail end of August saw Conan Exiles confirm the September 21st launch of Age of War - Chapter II, with one of its...

Funcom’s multiplayer RTS Dune Spice Wars will officially launch this week

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Dune: Spice Wars has unlocked enough of its tech tree and constructed enough pylons to make its march out of early access. Publisher Funcom...

Massively Overthinking: The dumbest deaths in MMORPGs

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This past week has been amusing for everyone in the MMO community and beyond who loves to watch people die stupid deaths in video...
Bad plans.

Perfect Ten: 10 of the worst launches in MMO history

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Launch time is a difficult time for every MMO, and honestly, I have nothing but sympathy for the teams launching a new game at...

Conan Exiles was forced to roll back 780 official servers thanks to bugged thrall decay

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It's hard to make good help become your thrall in Conan Exiles these days, but a decay timer update applied for the summer was...

Massively Overthinking: Does reused content in MMOs bother you?

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One of the big complaints I saw on the Guild Wars 2 subreddit right before Secrets of the Obscure launched was the grump that...

TennoCon 2023: Warframe 1999’s trailer goes back to the future

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As with every TennoCon, Digital Extremes likes to tease players with a little blast of what will be featured at the next con. Of...

Global Chat: Getting sucked into Palia

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Cozy life sim Palia is making more converts, even after a rough start. One player who's glowing brightly about the title is The Friendly...

The Daily Grind: What were the worst mistakes made in the history of MMORPGs?

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A few weeks back, in his retrospective on The Secret World, MOP's Tyler opined that Secret World LegendsĀ (or more specifically, the decision to reboot...

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