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The MOP Up: KurtzPel is getting a dash of Lime

KurtzPel is getting its newest hero, Lime, very soon, and to lead up to her release the game is winging a CP...
Teamwork.

Current and former Blizzard employees congratulate the Final Fantasy XIV staff on Shadowbringers

It would be perfectly accurate if you picture Final Fantasy XIV and World of Warcraft as rivals, but if you think that means two...

Perfect Ten: Solo prequel games to MMORPGs

When studios go about making MMORPGs, risk comes along with the effect as a matter of course. The only question is how to reduce...

First impressions of Caravan Stories: More a gacha game than an MMORPG

When I was in college, my algebra professor once told me to curb my enthusiasm because inevitably, some thing or other will disappoint me....

Japanese MMORPG Caravan Stories officially launches in North America today on PlayStation 4

It's a good day to be a PS4 owner, folks: Bread girl is about to become a reality in North America as

Bless Online has officially sunsetted – RIP, Bless

Back in June, Neowiz announced the sad news that Bless Online's western version on Steam - the last version left alive - was...
All right!

Jukebox Heroes: The best of Dragon’s Quest X’s soundtrack

While just about everyone knows about Square Enix's ashes-to-glory story with Final Fantasy XIV, what often goes unnoticed is that the company runs...
Stellar.

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...
This took some work.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that flirted with permadeath

This month, Dungeons and Dragons Online will be venturing where many MMORPGs have feared to tread: into the realm of officially supported...

Death threats against Square-Enix management employees force the company to cancel tournaments in Japan

There seems to be a rather alarming trend of people threatening horrible things to employees of Square-Enix. Hot on the heels of threats made...
Similar to teamwork.

Black Desert Online recaps its PlayStation 4 beta issues and performance

The beta testing for Black Desert Online on PlayStation 4 has come to an end for now, but there is in fact
Returns of at least moderate happiness.

Final Fantasy XI plans for Red Mage and Puppetmaster adjustments in its August version update

The many job adjustments of Final Fantasy XI are wrapping up when the game's August version update rolls around with a last...
Shadows brought.

Final Fantasy XIV is rolling out another live letter in two weeks

Sunday will be the one-month anniversary of Final Fantasy XIV's third expansion launching into early access, which means that players have been deep...
Guess who's back. Back again.

Perfect Ten: How Final Fantasy XI shaped my MMO preferences forever

Your first experience with something has an outsized importance. This feels like one of those statements people really want to argue with sometimes but...
Probably more friendly than Dragon's Catma.

Dragon’s Dogma Online is shuttering in December

It's entirely possible you don't remember Dragon's Dogma Online. The game it was based upon, Dragon's Dogma, is a weirdly enduring little game...
Get in, losers.

Naoki Yoshida wants to collab with Blizzard to bring Diablo and WoW to Final Fantasy XIV

As any Final Fantasy XIV fan can tell you, the game is known for its bevy of crossover events that range from the...

Blue Protocol’s new trailer shows a vibrant world of adventure

Could Japan be making the next great MMO? It's hard not to feel a spark of hope flare up when watching the debut...

Monster Hunter: World devs discuss Iceborne development as the game’s first beta test draws near

It won't be long now until hunters will be able to get their first taste of Monster Hunter: World's upcoming Iceborne expansion,...
CONSUME

Final Fantasy XIV brings a culinary adventure to UK fans with Shoryu cross-promotion

If you're a fan of Final Fantasy XIV in the UK, odds are that you can't just fly out to Japan to visit...

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: World of Dragon Nest, Echo of Soul RED, and Dawn of Isles

Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMOs and MMO-adjacent titles you've probably never heard of (or at least have entirely forgotten about!). First up:...

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