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Sea of Thieves launches its next update on April 22 and it has cats

That's right, April 22nd is the date for the next monthly update for Sea of Thieves, and it has cats. You can...
Time for you to learn how to play your max-level characters yet again!

World of Warcraft previews the class changes arriving in Shadowlands

If you had hoped that perhaps now you weren't going to need to learn how to play your class all over again with the...
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Blizzard alters Warcraft III: Reforged’s matchmaking system while players are waiting on basic features

You know that old joke about how you could get the Model T Ford in any color you wanted as long as it was...
Roast somebody.

World of Warcraft previews the first pass of Covenant abilities for Shadowlands

Players were promised yesterday that the developers behind World of Warcraft would be shedding some more light on Shadowlands in the near...
Get in the metaphorical robot.

Final Fantasy XIV launches patch 5.25 with new Relic weapons

It's time for players to start in on the latest set of relic weapons for Final Fantasy XIV today, as patch 5.25
Work that soul, yo

Soulworker explains why the game’s updates have been slower recently

The update cadence has been slow for Soulworker of late, but it turns out the reason was Gameforge has been trying to give...
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Final Fantasy XI introduces its April version update

This month's update for Final Fantasy XI is a bit lighter than usual, and in the video digest for the update it's...
Sitting around.

Crowfall’s latest ACE Q&A covers class design and the safety of the ArtCraft team

We've all gotten accustomed to videos from the Crowfall team, but the latest ACE Q&A video is a little different from usual as...
I'll never let go, Jack. I'll never let go.

Prosperous Universe prepares to give population more punch with the Populous update

The next major update to Prosperous Universe has been dubbed Populous, and it's all about population... except in some ways, it might...
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Black Desert gets an April Fools’ event on PC, Drieghan on console, and new events on mobile

Whew! The down side of having so many different versions of Black Desert is that when an update day rains, it pours. And...
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Ashes of Creation plans its alpha one testing starting in May

Make it through this stretch of time, Ashes of Creation, because good things are coming in the future. Specifically, they'll be arriving in...
Huh. That... huh.

Shroud of the Avatar disables a big experience boost to get rid of shared experience pools

There was a 10x quest experience bonus in Shroud of the Avatar, but it has been disabled now. But the reason is actually...

Defiance and Defiance 2050 are both kicking off Armistice Day festivities

You have to give both Defiance 2050 and the original Defiance credit, since they both are living up to their names. Somehow the...
Dig it.

RuneScape adds in the new Archaeology skill for excavating and cleaning artifacts

We promise you, after this line there will be absolutely no jokes about whether or not you can "dig" the latest skill added to...
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OrbusVR is adding climbing and treasure hunts while bringing back escort quests

Since OrbusVR is a virtual reality game, there are certain limitations to jumping. After all, if you start jumping around in real life...
I am not Iron Man.

PlanetSide 2 deploys Desolation tweaks and upgrades its east coast servers

Remember those previewed changes for PlanetSide 2 from its weekend test server? That was just a couple of days ago, but they...
Now we remembered!

Blade & Soul launches the Forgotten Souls update today

Gosh, don't you hate when you're going from the Earth Realm to the Spirit Realm and you forget all your souls? Has that never...
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PlanetSide 2 plans for Desolation changes hitting the live servers this week

There was a playtest for PlanetSide 2 changes this past weekend, which ran a special Outfit Wars schedule on the test server to...

Wisdom of Nym: Expected expansion features still unseen in Final Fantasy XIV

We're still not into the period of time in which we'll learn about patch 5.3 for Final Fantasy XIV. Indeed, there's a lot of life...
So, are they fighting the future, or...

Marvel Future Fight adds in crossover content from House of X/Powers of X

Let's be honest, if you are not already familiar with the House of X/Powers of X storyline in the various X-Men books, there is...