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Vague Patch Notes: Mandatory content and game design in MMOs

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Let me tell you about my second roommate in college. He was named Kyle, and he was benefiting from the fact that I had...

Vitae Aeternum: The New Secret World

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Comparisons between New World and The Secret World have existed pretty much since the earliest teases of NW. It's what put the game on...

A YouTuber is archiving every single portion of The Secret World

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If you're the sort who has problems sticking it out through the combat model weirdness of The Secret World in spite of the outstanding...

One Shots: Postcards from the galactic rim

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While most of you toil and adventure away in the gravity well of a single planet, some daring MMOstronauts (is that a term? It...
WE'RE SO BLEEPING DAAAAAAAAARK

Mad World wraps up closed beta test, posts a new gameplay video

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If you were hoping to get your name drawn for this month's Mad World test, then so sorry, Charlie, but it's too late --...

New World bundles a bunch of fixes into this week’s update

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Don't play a drinking game with the word "fix" when it comes to this week's New World patch, because your liver will revolt. Update...

Vitae Aeternum: The best solo armor and magical weapons in New World

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I now return to bring you the second part of my analysis of weapon and armor choices for the solo player in New World....

Hell is Others is a top-down online multiplayer survival horror shooter launching October 20

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What if you lived in a city that was full of shadowy monsters and you had to roam into its streets every night to...

Vitae Aeternum: Previewing New World’s Brimstone Sands, leveling revamp, greatsword, and more

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New World is gearing up to unleash its largest patch since launch, and members of the press were recently invited to a virtual event...

Mad World opens up applications for its upcoming September 15 closed beta test

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While grimdark horror multiplayer ARPG Mad World will apparently launch as a permanent open beta, there's going to be at least one closed beta...

The Secret World’s tabletop RPG sourcebook heads to Kickstarter in October

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Last November we caught wind of the creation of a tabletop RPG game based on the long-neglected MMO The Secret World, which got the...

Requiem Online’s reboot goes live amid crashes, confusion

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The latest iteration of the post-apocalyptic horror MMO Requiem Online went live yesterday, although you might have been hard-pressed to notice due to its...

Massively Overthinking: The most unusual subscriptions in the MMO space

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A while back on the MassivelyOP Podcast, so long ago that I can't remember who or when, a listener asked us about unusual MMO...

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...

Monstrum 2 is an asymmetrical multiplayer spook-em-up leaving early access on September 6

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Fans of multiplayer asymmetrical titles with one player being a killer and the others being potential targets is something of a sub-genre all its...

Massively Overthinking: The real-world value of MMOs

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A while back on the MMORPG subreddit, there was a wildly contentious - one might even say transparently provocative - thread declaring that "f...

New World shares a lore post as players raise $2300 for St. Jude’s in a player-run fishing tournament

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New World has a story to tell its players. A story about two enterprising pirates seeking the Heart of the Ocean - a jewel...

Trove’s Lunar Plunge brings back the battle against the minions of Q’bthulu until August 23

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Eldritch horror that are boxy and colorful are still eldritch horrors, so players of Trove are going to want to perhaps handle the matter...

Requiem Online’s reboot opens its haunted house for pre-registrations

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It was just a couple of years ago that we were asking, "Whatever happened to Requiem Memento Mori?" The bloody horror MMORPG launched in...

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs are better with fewer people playing?

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In Tyler's longform piece on The Secret World a while back, he said something that leaped out at me: that the game isn't really...

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