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Con in Cologne, Germany, usually in August every year.

Dune Awakening gives curious players weekly concept art sneak peeks on its website

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If you've been hungry for more details about Dune: Awakening after its Gamescom reveal, you're unfortunately going to have to wait for something more...

Multiplayer survival sandbox Earth: Revival plans closed beta this weekend

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If you just can't get enough survival sandbox, Chinese studio Nuverse has another one for you to die in. It's called Earth: Revival, and...

Marauders is a first-person looter shooter that lets players be scavenging space pirates

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If you're looking for tactical first-person shooting and looting set in an alternate 1990's future when Earth has almost no resources left and space-based...

Everywhere is a self-described ‘multi-world gaming experience’ from a former producer of GTA Online

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What is Everywhere? To hear the game's own description of itself, it sounds kind of metaverse-ish except it also has open world gameplay, while...

Mad World’s Gamescom trailer delves into chaotic gameplay

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"Despite endless despair, there is hope," proclaims Mad World's latest trailer. But is that hope endless too? Because players are going to need a...

The First Descendant announces Steam beta test for October 20, unveils its new trailer

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Nexon's co-op looter shooter The First Descendant has been making a lot of noise recently. The game was first revealed as Project Magnum during...

Gamescom Opening Night Live: Funcom’s Dune Awakening survival MMO and more multiplayer news

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In-person Gamescom is back in Cologne, Germany, and tonight - as it's tonight over there already of course - we're getting the Opening Night...
Sun's out guns out.

Black Desert talks up its upcoming Gamescom presence at a Samsung booth and a community event

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Gamescom 2022 is looming large as it's set to begin next week, which means we're likely going to continue to hear about various titles...

Nexon’s co-op shooter The First Descendant releases a teaser trailer and plans for beta this fall

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At the top of July we reported on The First Descendant, a co-op looter shooter from Nexon that we first heard about during a...

Guild Wars 2 marks 10 years of operation with special community events at Gamescom and PAX West

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The significant milestone of 10 years of operation for Guild Wars 2 is going to be celebrated in-person at two different gaming convention events....
Whee.

E3 plans to return next year as Gamescom 2022 tickets go on sale

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The ESA is apparently not willing to let its E3 trade show-cum-games hype dispensary go into that good night. While this year's event has...

Gamescom outlines efforts to be ‘climate neutral’ in 2022 and beyond

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Gamescom is, without a doubt, the single largest gaming convention on the planet, which means it also requires massive amounts of energy to operate...
Onward!

Massively Overthinking: Should MMOs have endings – or at least end points?

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I suspect most MMO players are going to read that question and immediately balk at it. We think of MMOs as being defined in...

MMO Business Roundup: Clockwork Labs’ sandbox startup, NPIXEL, LOTRO’s community, and more

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Welcome back to another quickie roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Business business business! Clockwork Labs: Brand-new indie game studio Clockwork Labs has raised...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 337: Desperation is a good look on you

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Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, WoW and the Blizzard scandal, Fallout 76, DokeV and New World at Gamescom, Daybreak, TitanReach, and Into the Echo.

Spine is a team-based combat game that promises lots of action and even more cinematic style

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So there was a multiplayer team-based title unveiled during this year's Gamescom. It's called Spine and, we're going to be perfectly honest, there is...

Halo Infinite’s head of creative explains why gameplay previews weren’t available at Gamescom

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If you were following along on our Gamescom Opening Night coverage and are a fan or follower of the shooter Halo Infinite, you probably...

Recently downgraded DokeV shows off its open world gameplay

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We won't lie: It was a bit of a bummer to report that Pearl Abyss reduced the scope of the fantastically cute DokeV from...

Pearl Abyss downgraded DokeV from an MMORPG to ‘open-world action adventure’

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Back in 2019, Pearl Abyss announced a slew of new MMOs, including Crimson Desert, Plan 8, and DokeV, the last of which was being...

Gamescom 2021: New World open beta Sept. 9, plus DokeV, Valheim, Halo Infinite, Riders Republic news

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Gamescom 2021 is officially kicking off today as a free virtual event as the pandemic drags on. The Geoff Keighley-helmed opening night live event for...

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