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Lost Ark collects all of its gameplay and class summaries in a single ‘new player guide’ location

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As Lost Ark's February 11th launch date looms ever closer, the game has been eager to highlight aspects of itself, from its overall gameplay...

Choose My Adventure: The Elder Scrolls Online welcomes me back with open arms and fun quests

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You know that moment in an MMORPG - or even a single-player RPG - where you boot up the game after a long hiatus...

Into the Super-verse: A look back at superhero MMOs in 2021

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Superhero fans were not lacking in news, games, and events this past year, and there's always the promise of much more to come in...

Choose My Adventure: Grim Dawn is finally getting fun

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One of the best things that can happen to me in video gaming is to be proven wrong. To be surprised by how wildly...
Guitar solo!

First Impressions: Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker is a satisfying ending to a decade-long story

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So here we are, at the end of the story. Final Fantasy XIV has been weaving a narrative now for a very long time, and Endwalker...

Choose My Adventure: Grim Dawn starts off as grim as its name suggests

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So, apparently, I was being hung to strangle out a demon. But I got better. This is the opening section of Grim Dawn, and boy...
Whaling on the moon.

Wisdom of Nym: Initial impressions from Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker early access

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All right. So technically it's a little early to talk about Endwalker's early access period in its totality because by my math early access...
Into the unknown.

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker early access is underway in spite of some server outages

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The time has come, after the delays and the false starts. Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is live in early access right now, barring something unusual...

Stick and Rudder: Checking up on Elite Dangerous Odyssey after eight updates

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When I originally wrote my impressions about Elite Dangerous: Odyssey earlier this year, I noted that the game was broken, but broken could be fixed....

Massively on the Go: Pikmin Bloom began with Nintendo’s vibes, drifted to Niantic’s void

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It's been about a month since Pikmin Bloom was released, and anecdotally, I've noticed social media and real-world communities dying off. But it feels...
Autumn!

Beta impressions: Babylon’s Fall is a fun co-op looter-slasher in need of some release polish

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Here is a funny story that is also entirely true. Square-Enix PR reached out to us to see if we were interested in covering...

Massively on the Go: Happy Home Paradise is the cherry on top of Animal Crossing New Horizons’ final update

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I won't lie, the past week has been pretty fun for me. Animal Crossing: New Horizons' final update added so much to the game. Old...

Not So Massively: Lost Ark is a promising MMOARPG with a poor first impression

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Like many ARPG fans, I have long-awaited the Western release of Smilegate's MMOARPG, Lost Ark. Though the launch has been delayed to next year,...

The Daily Grind: Do you support MMOs that you don’t like or play?

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Last month when Book of Travels launched, I caught a comment from a MOP reader, Kothoses, who said something that really grabbed me. He...

First Impressions: Lost Ark’s beta version feels like the MMOARPG for folks who are bad at ARPGs

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I’ve probably started and restarted this impressions piece about three different times now, primarily because I’m not entirely sure where to begin with Lost...

First Impressions: Elyon continues to blend in with the MMORPG gaming furniture

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After about 30 or so levels and an entirely different class, I can pretty much say with a fair bit of confidence that my...

Massively on the Go: Initial impressions of Pikmin Bloom, now live in the US

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Well that was quick! Recently announced Pikmin Bloom and its global rollout have already made it to the United States. And since we announced its...
Kershadow

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers (not) in review

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All right, prepare the fireworks and explosions; I'm going to dazzle you all with an astonishing hot take. Ready for it? Final Fantasy XIV's...

First Impressions: Book of Travels offers a beautiful yet baffling stroll

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So far in my life, I have backed only three Kickstarter projects -- all of them MMORPGs. One was Project Gorgon, the next Ashes...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 343: Mysterious and spoopy

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Justin and Bree discuss Halloween MMOs, Path of Exile, Star Trek Online, Book of Travels' early access, DDO's freebies, LOTRO's latest patch, and the FFXIV Endwalker media tour, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, New World, and Book of Travels, plus a mailbag question on orbital video game enjoyment.

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