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Fortnite adds new ‘cabined’ account type giving parents control over kids’ gaming

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"Cabined" is a word you probably don't see every day unless you're in a couple of specific industries, but the rest of us should...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 399: Dragonflight takes to the skies

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Justin and Bree discuss WoW Dragonflight's launch; New World's 2023 roadmap; the sunset of Elyon and Forsaken World; new content for EverQuest II, Wizard101, Embers Adrift, Guild Wars 2, and Elite Dangerous; plus adventures in LOTRO, MOP's end-of-the-year awards, and a mailbag topic on auto-scaling in MMOs.

Conan Exiles’ Age of Sorcery chapter two update is live today

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It's easy for one to assume that the narrative in Conan Exiles goes no further than "I built a square shack but some a-hole...

Roblox’s sketchy monetization attracts kids, parents, and hungry corporations alike

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Would you pay your kids' allowance in virtual currency? That's the frame for a piece today on The Wall Street Journal, which offers an...

Wizard101 invites players to the surrealist world of Novus in latest update

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When a world arrives that sounds like some strange amalgamation of multiple realms, presented as a gift by "some thing," there might be reason...

Star Stable’s winter event promises returning activities and new quests

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Winter is coming to Jorvik as Star Stable is preparing for the return of its seasonal festivities from Wednesday, December 7th, to Tuesday, January...

The Daily Grind: What type of MMO merch are you most likely to buy?

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Back in October, MJ linked a time-limited funding drive from Pirate101 that included one of my major weaknesses: adorable plushies. In this case, they...

War Thunder Edge promises to bring the ‘essence of the authentic War Thunder experience to mobile’

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The following is a totally real script for a new video game and not just some feverish writings from an addle-brained news reporter. BILLY: I...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever learned anything useful from MMOs?

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Earlier this fall, my family went on a hike in our favorite spot to check out the autumn foliage, and my husband started talking...
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WoW Factor: So Blizzard just lost China

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Sometimes it's not fun to work in this particular industry. Not in the sense that it's horrible, but in the sense that you've written...

LOTRO Legendarium: Exploring Before the Shadow’s new starter area and skirmish

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You know that agonizingly delicious sensation of encountering an MMO drop that has so much stuff to explore that you hardly know where to...

For Science: New study finds positive association between excessive gaming and kids’ cognition

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Academics offered up another good reason to play video games this past October: A new study of around 2000 kids found that video game...

Wizard101’s Novus update arrives to PTS with new region, new mechanics, and an Archmastery system

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There's a pretty significant update landing in Wizard101 in the near future, but that will only happen after the content has gone through its...
Sure, that makes sense.

Multiplayer action RTS Minecraft Legends is due to launch in 2023

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It probably is not unknown to you, but just in case you were not previously aware of this fact, a lot of kids really...

Wizard101 works to correct guild and raid issues

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In case you've been away from Wizard101 for a while now, you might be surprised to discover that the family-friendly MMO added guilds this...

The MOP Up: Crossout revs up a major engine upgrade

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Just because the world's ended doesn't mean it can't look better. That's the philosophy of vehicular MMO Crossout, which is prepping a major engine...

Global Chat: Landing boots on WoW Classic’s Wrath shores

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With WoW Classic's Wrath expansion officially out, plenty of veterans of the Northrend Wars of '08 returned for another tour of duty. Among these...

The Stream Team: Pirate101 turns 10 for Halloween!

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Hitting double digits is a big deal, and Pirate101 just turned 10 today! In honor of the occasion, Massively OP's MJ is getting gussied...

The Daily Grind: Do you play MMOs more or less than you used to?

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I try - try - to live by the rule that if I wouldn't get up early to play games, I shouldn't stay up...

MultiVersus brings on its Halloween event, adds Gizmo and Stripe to its roster of fighters

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The latest open beta patch for character brawler MultiVersus has a little something special for the '80s kids in its audience (or at least...

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