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You put the gun on the robot and make it do a shoot.

Perpetuum’s community-run servers introduce the game’s newest robot class, the Destroyer

It's been more than two years since the Perpetuum community took over the operation of the science fiction game, and in that...
Please don't.

Catan: World Explorers is now up for beta in New Zealand

In order for Catan: World Explorers to be properly beta tested, people are going to need to go outside and play it. Fortunately...
Time for you to learn how to play your max-level characters yet again!

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands datamining reveals more alpha details, including more Soulbinds

The testing for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands continues, and with a new update that means new datamining of important details. The most recent...
Follow me to a place I know.

Ashes of Creation plans for more testers and resuming cosmetic sales

The latest Ashes of Creation dispatch from creative director Steven Sharif will no doubt put the minds of fans at ease. Sharif states...
Why dress for a fight?

Shadow Arena adds in the range-swapping Lahn to the hero lineup

Some characters in Shadow Arena are all about fighting at a longer rage, hiding behind ranged weapons and spells on the basis of...
Wait what

The Daily Grind: What systems do you avoid learning properly in MMOs?

Enhancement Diversification in City of Heroes was meant to break some degenerate enhancement effects, but it also meant that you had to think...

Albion Online invites players to earn a ghost pig through the Undead Challenge

You might not think of July as a particularly spooky month, but Albion Online is still choosing this month to bring back...
Temmie get money for college.

Temtem shares the initial details of its plans for clubs

The upcoming summer update for Temtem (which we've known about for a while) is going to include the game's first iteration of...
Trying to gather.

Crucible plans voice chat soon along with adjustments to its Heart of the Hive

The post-release deployment for Crucible has been a bit shaky, something that the team acknowledges in its latest preview for players; no one...
Alive again!

Blizzard celebrates 20 years of Diablo II

It brought us memes, it brought us Necromancers, it brought us farming for loot, and it theoretically brought us a showdown against evil creatures...

The Daily Grind: Do you watch developer videos for MMOs?

Covering videos in this job is just plain annoying. It is. An information-dense text post takes me a few minutes to read through, I...
I don't think you really want glows here.

Fallout 76 previews the rewards of its first seasonal progress event starting June 30

An entire season's worth of progression in Fallout 76? Who could ask for more? Lots of people, maybe, but seasonal progress is what...
Yeah, that's gate.

Gatewalkers is a new co-op survival ARPG hosting an alpha test on Steam now

Smash things, survive things, go through procedurally generated worlds, repeat. That's the core gameplay loop for Gatewalkers, a new game described as

Diablo IV shows off the development of its open world and item progression

It's going to be a while before Diablo IV is in the hands of players, but the team is certainly keeping at work...
Nothing to add.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is letting you swim and dive starting on July 3

Sure, having your own private island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is nice, but why not just descend into the water around it...
Shoulder touch.

World of Warcraft’s latest Shadowlands build includes profession updates, dungeon journals, and customization

Another alpha update has hit World of Warcraft's test servers, and this one wound up with a few technical issues ensuring that
Give me a break! Giiiiiiiiiive me a break!

Blade & Soul shows off all the new features with today’s Divine Break update

Haven't you earned a break in Blade & Soul? The newest update is dubbed Divine Break, and it... actually doesn't give you...
Don't call me Kyle right now.

Overwolf details the changes coming for Curseforge and using World of Warcraft addons

So what's going to happen with Curseforge and your precious, precious World of Warcraft addons? You need those to play! For those who...
You've seen this before.

Diablo III adds random elemental power discharges for Season 21

If you're still waiting for Diablo IV, you are still going to be waiting for quite some time. That's just the reality of...

Albion Online offers more mobile improvements and queue improvements

The latest patch to the Albion Online Queen update is certainly going to make mobile players happy, as it allows you to...