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Jukebox Heroes: The ultimate guide to MMORPG music

It's been a long, strange, and wonderful journey to explore MMORPG music with you here in Jukebox Heroes. And while I am anticipating...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First Impressions of Guild Wars 2’s Jormag Rising, live today

Just two short months ago, Guild Wars 2 introduced us to the Drizzlewood Coast, flashpoint of the civil war between the Charr United...

Flameseeker Chronicles: How Guild Wars 2 keeps meta maps relevant

Lately I’ve been spending a lot of my time in Guild Wars 2 running through the Drizzlewood Coast meta event (be sure to...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s No Quarter

After March’s relatively lightweight release, Steel and Fire, a lot of Guild Wars 2 players were expecting something big from this month’s release,...

Kickstarted cyberpunk MMO Zenith features footage of the pre-alpha, teases alpha

One of the big Kickstarter MMO hits from 2019 was Zenith, which leaped onto the scene and raised over a quarter of...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMO to play if you’re totally broke?

A while back I saw an interesting thread on the Guild Wars 2 Reddit, in which the player was asking whether he was...

Star Trek Online previews its next campaign event, the Defense of Pahvo, and upcoming 2020 additions

Right now in Star Trek Online you can enjoy the winter event for 2019 right now, in the middle of the spring. Yes,...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Reviewing ArenaNet’s Complete Art of Guild Wars 20th anniversary edition book

Talk long enough to Guild Wars fans about their favorite franchise, and chances are that sooner or later, they will start gushing about...

The Game Archaeologist: The history of Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box

In the MMORPG genre, April Fools' Day is especially relished as a time in which developers and studios can get a bit wacky and...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Speculating on Guild Wars 2’s Cantha expansion features

I never thought I’d be saying this with a straight face, but yes, Guild Wars 2 is finally going to Cantha! This...

Kickstarted cyberpunk MMO Zenith’s pre-alpha is now slated for March 21

Last fall, Zenith came out of nowhere to raise over a quarter of a million dollars on Kickstarter. Its tiny team -...

Guild Wars 2’s Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire content lands March 17 – here’s the trailer

During PAX East this year, Guild Wars 2 may not have been granting interviews or talking to media about the state of the...

Hands-on with Dragon Raja: First impressions of Tecent’s new mobile MMORPG

I enjoy mobile MMOs. It's a hit-or-miss kind of genre: Some are great, others are terrible. I personally love the adventure of finding those good...

Jukebox Heroes: Ten MMOs that strongly support their soundtracks

It's one thing to put a lot of music in your MMORPG or even to release that launch-day album. It's another thing entirely to...

Guild Wars 2 just put an end to cheese mechanics in the Drakkar encounter

It's patch day for Guild Wars 2, and that usually means one of two things: a tiny one-line bug tweak, or a major...

Guild Wars 2 has lost a couple more devs in the last few months

Another developer has exited the Guild Wars 2 franchise: This time it's Hugh Norfolk, whose final title with ArenaNet was Lead Systems Designer....
Minnesota is hard done by here.

Guild Wars 2 just gave the most far-reaching core content preview we’ve seen in ages

ArenaNet heard you wanted more communication, and now, that's exactly what you're getting. Guild Wars 2's new-ish Content Design Lead, Andrew Gray,...

Guild Wars 2’s massive balance patch eyes major nerfs

There's a big, big update coming for Guild Wars 2 players -- and no, it's not another Living World Saga thingy. This one...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s Shadow in the Ice

The prologue and first episode of Guild Wars 2’s The Icebrood Saga did a lot of setting up, but weren't very satisfying. Episode...

Guild Wars 2 previews Shadows in the Ice’s best features in new trailer

Here we go, folks - with the Lunar New Year festival underway in Guild Wars 2, ArenaNet is now turning its promotional...