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Same as it ever was.

Diablo III brings patch 2.4.2 to the live servers

The latest patch for Diablo III is here, and it brings with it new challenges. Specifically, it brings the new Torment XI-XIII challenge levels,...

Heroes of the Storm patches in Gul’dan

Gul'dan is the newest addition to Heroes of the Storm, albeit with a somewhat loose definition of the term "hero." Maybe if you lean...
My track record has been pretty good!

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s class weaknesses and why they matter

The other day, I was browsing the official Final Fantasy XIV forums for a reason I can no longer recall. I am sure it...
Suit up.

Crowfall adjusts the performance of armor to improve diversity

Armor in Crowfall is about more than just stacking the biggest armor values and praying for rain; it's meant as a tactical choice for...
You only think this is fair because you're winning.

Gloria Victis further balances combat while improving account management

The last patch for Gloria Victis focused on combat balance, and this patch does too. Adjustments for player HP, passive abilities, and weapon damage...
She's on vacation.

Marvel Heroes’ frustration over Emma Frost feedback

The problem with getting feedback from a game's community is that sometimes the community's passion overrides the desire for useful feedback. That's part of...

Heroes of the Storm patches in a new battleground, new options, and major hero changes

A lot of big stuff has been talked up as new additions to Heroes of the Storm, and with today's patch those features are...
Aw yus.

WoW Factor: Levels and legends in the Legion alpha

The alpha testing for World of Warcraft's next expansion rolls on, with the vague hope that we might actually have a beta tag by...
More like up-close-er at this point, am I right? No. No, I am not right.

Crowfall looks at the early version of the Ranger’s powers

The Ranger is not a ranged character in Crowfall, but she's also not a melee character. She's a hybrid between the two playstyles, able...
It's for my experimental patch which nobody knows about, and yet...

Gigantic releases a big (experimental) update today

The beta test for Gigantic is still ongoing despite the financial difficulty of its development studio, but you can't take part in that test...

Camelot Unchained discusses balance in the midst of the beta crunch

The developers behind Camelot Unchained are currently in the midst of a hard crunch to get the game's beta ready for players to, well,...
It's a match made in somewhere, who knows.

Heroes of the Storm outlines existing and upcoming improvements to matchmaking

Blizzard wants Heroes of the Storm to be accessible to everyone. That can't happen if your first match of the game sees you pitted...
We're the good guys this week, right? No? Well, we're going anyway.

League of Legends is getting rid of Dominion

Are you a big fan of Dominion in League of Legends? If so, we recommend you get in some matches with that gameplay mode...

Star Wars: Battlefront delivers huge nerfs, announces DLC plans

If you've been playing Star Wars: Battlefront since the series was rebooted back in November, you've probably noticed that a few of the weapons and...
Looking forward to adding homegirl.

Heroes of the Storm will add Diablo’s Wizard and Necromancer to its lineup

Do you miss playing a Necromancer in Diablo II? It's not quite the same when you play a round of Heroes of the Storm,...
What's cooler than being cool?

Path of Exile explains the nature of the new Ice Trap skill in Ascendancy

When Path of Exile launches its next expansion, Ascendancy, the designers are adding in some additional skills to give existing builds new options. Case in...

Armored Warfare producer shares plans for the game in 2016

The most recent letter from Armored Warfare's producer specifies that the game is still one with great potential. It's not a negative letter by...
It's the best holiday.

Shroud of the Avatar prepares for Halloween fun in Release 23

It's nearly the end of the month, and Shroud of the Avatar players know by now that that means a new release for the...
So, how about those balance issues?

Destiny addresses major bug before Trials of Osiris return

Competitive content that's meant to push players to their limits is something less than effective when bugs muck up the process. The Destiny team...
Oh, awesome, camping!

Darkfall Unholy Wars adjusts its economic rebalance

At times, it seems like the entire history of Darkfall is one major adjustment after another. It hasn't been long since the game completely...