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Reports say Ninja earned a cool $1 million to play Apex Legends

How do you get your stock price to jump 16%? Well, if you're EA, you pay Twitch streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins to play...
We did this thing.

EverQuest’s Holly Longdale discusses Daybreak’s reacquisition thrust

Is the original EverQuest doing better than it ever has? Probably not; the game has been running for 20 years now. But it has...

Wandering Wraeclast: First impressions of Path of Exile’s Synthesis

Something's different about Wraeclast. The air, the ground... it's changed. What could it be? If I could just put my finger on it before...

Exclusive: Upcoming MMORPG Astellia Online deep-dives its skill systems

We've been keeping an eye on Korean-born Astellia for several years now as the full-scale MMORPG has trekked through development. As revealed...

Red Dead Online’s testers grump over patch issues as Rockstar updates with Fool’s Gold event

During MOP's last podcast recording, Justin and I discussed Snail Games' upcoming Outlaws of the Old West survival sandbox MMO-lite, and naturally we pointed...

Fortnite launches season 8, new battle pass, Save the World AMA – and contends with Apex Legends

Fortnite's season 8 is live today with a new battle pass to buy and a very Apex Legends-style feature: a ping...

Pokemon Go looks to the future in new interview as it announces Clamperl-focused limited research event

It's hard to believe that it's been over two years since Pokemon Go launched, starting an international craze that seemingly had everyone out...

MMO industry veteran Bill Roper has departed SpatialOS company Improbable

If you've been around in MMOs a while, you surely know Bill Roper and his pedigree. He's a former Blizzard developer who went on to...
If you come to San Francisco...

Final Fantasy XIV prepares for Little Ladies’ Day while Naoki Yoshida talks about the design of Blue Mage

The latest edition of Final Fantasy XIV's annual Little Ladies' Day event will get you properly equipped for a trip to San Francisco,...

The Division 2 elaborates on skills and specializations

If you're going to try to take back Washington D.C., you're going to need some skills to do it, and the agents of
This big reveal worked out super great.

Leaderboard: Is E3 no longer relevant to gaming?

CNet had an interview out last week with Sony's Shawn Layden discussing a number of aspects of the company's business plans that, while...

The MOP Up: TERA and PUBG combine unholy forces

TERA sent out a press release this week confirming the end of the world: "Finally, the dream collaboration between TERA and PUBG...

Deep-diving AdventureQuest 3D’s Artix Entertainment

Are you familiar with Artix Entertainment? You may not be. That's because this studio flies so far under the radar of drama that...

Tamriel Infinium: The many breeds of Elder Scrolls Online’s cat people, the iconic Khajiit

In the real world, I am not a cat person. Actually, I'm not a pet person. But in video games, I collect minipets, tame...

Introducing AxE: Alliance vs Empire, Nexon’s next mobile MMO coming west

It used to be that the idea of playing an MMO on a phone was a pretty farfetched idea. Not so much anymore: Mobile...

Interview: Black Desert’s Pearl Abyss on battle royale design, metrics, cron stones, and future content

Black Desert has had a wild ride over the last year, as has its home studio, Pearl Abyss. Not only did PA...

Hands-on with Amazon’s New World sandbox – and its distinctively MMO mechanics

Can a survival sandbox game be an MMORPG? Until recently, the answer has been pretty much a big nope. Mostly that's because the game...

Riot Games says it’s really, truly not working on a League of Legends MMO

Remember last summer when Riot Games co-founder Marc Merrill teased Twitter by asking whether the company should make an MMO? Then, just as...
Where am I? No one gets to know.

Interview: Legends of Aria’s dungeon expansion, early access, ganking, housing, and cash shop philosophy

Indie old-school sandbox MMORPG Legends of Aria has become a household name among MMO players over the last few months, first rolling into...

Perfect Ten: Hit franchises that were almost made into MMORPGs

For my money, there are few more tantalizing and agonizing thoughts than the great "What Ifs?" of the MMO genre. What if one title...

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