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Vendetta Online checks in with updates made to the space combat MMO in 2019

Let's take a peek at our feisty little friend Vendetta Online, shall we? The last time we peered in was last October...
Those who fear darkness have never seen what the light can do.

Destiny 2 looks forward to Shadowkeep and Seasons of the Undying with more updates on its PC platform shift

The latest weekly update for Destiny 2 has arrived, and it's full of reminders that players will want to make that account...
We do not regret to inform you of this at all.

WoW Classic has an LFG addon for forming groups (but Blizzard’s going to block it)

If you're excited to take a trip back to the days of talent trees and expensive mounts but not to the days of shouting...
Stand in the thing.

Diablo III’s Season 18 is live today

The newest season of Diablo III challenges is live today, and it's all about standing in the thing. Are you standing in the...
Sick build.

Path of Exile previews the Carrion Golem and new support gems coming for Blight

Who wouldn't want a Carrion Golem as your best friend in Path of Exile? It might be a magically animated pile of...
I am very important.

Sea of Thieves discusses the upcoming Black Market and other September features

How do you return time-limited cosmetics to a game like Sea of Thieves? The whole point of the cosmetics was to encourage people...

Phantasy Star Online 2 is getting a new mecha-themed class in Japan

Now that Phantasy Star Online 2 is coming to North America (really, they mean it this time, until they don't), it feels a...

Blade & Soul patches in its summer event along with several quality-of-life improvements

It's time to celebrate the summer heat in Blade & Soul with the latest patch, as it brings Hongsil's Summer Blast to...

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s moving violations

Here's a bit of full disclosure: I still cannot reach the top of Kugane's tower to this day. It's the one jumping puzzle that...

City of Titans talks about how Momentum and Reserves mechanics change the face of combat

There are two systems being developed for City of Titans that kind of work hand-in-hand with one another, at least in a sense...
No fighting.

PlanetSide 2 updates players on future plans like a social hub and mandates

There's more development arriving for PlanetSide 2, and one of the plans includes a version of Sanctuary to serve as a social hub....
whee summer is miserable

Blade & Soul kicks off its summer celebration on August 21

All right, someone has to ask this question: Why does Blade & Soul's Hongsil Summer Blast involve collecting ice cubes? Why is...

Dungeon and Dragons Online’s permadeath server opens its grisly doors

Prepare to die. That's the mentality that Dungeons and Dragons Online players should be in should they dare step foot onto today's new
Guns and funs.

Fortnite addresses the importance of the B.R.U.T.E. and its actual impact

The latest season of Fortnite has added a big stompy mech in the form of the the B.R.U.T.E., and some people are really...
Let 'em all go to Hell except Cave 76!

Fallout 76 shows off its upcoming Vault 94 raid

It's hard to know how to feel about the preview of Fallout 76's upcoming raid on Vault 94 as a long-time MMO player....

Albion Online removes tons of items from its marketplace in advance of its wardrobe system

The latest patch for Albion Online is a bit frustrating in the sense that most patches add things. Today's patch is mostly
Everyone hates options.

Perfect World Mobile reveals its lineup of launch races and their associated classes

Did you forget about Perfect World Mobile? Because it's still coming for us, and the mobile version has just revealed its lineup...
Sure. That sounds right.

Diablo III is going to do more themed seasons and more short test sessions moving forward

If you weren't a fan of Diablo III going the themed season route with its last update, we're sorry to inform you that...
Not Star Trek.

No Man’s Sky heads into Beyond today

The latest update to No Man's Sky is at once the sort of thing that feels more isolating and less so. You...
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Overwatch’s latest patch adds Sigma and a (briefly bugged) role queue

Another Overwatch patch has arrived, bringing with it a brand-new hero for players to fling at enemy teams. Or, perhaps more accurately, fling...