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Square Enix-published Marvel’s Avengers is ending official support this fall

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Even the force of one of the mightiest IPs of the world couldn't save Marvel's Avengers from a disappointing turnout and underwhelming reception. On...

Perfect Ten: Why it’s better than ever to be an MMO fan in 2023

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Welcome to 2023! You probably didn't need that heads-up, but you're getting it even still. I'm quite excited about the year to come in...

New video looks at the history of microtransactions and how they flooded all of video gaming

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The cosmetics shop. The battle pass. The lock box. Microtransactions are a part of our MMO, MMORPG, and multiplayer lives, not to mention many...
Curse you.

Germany’s games ratings board creates new labels with warnings about lootboxes, MTX, and online chat

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The physical and digital packaging of video games in Germany is going to have a lot more granular detail thanks to updates being applied...

Warcraft Arclight Rumble’s newest beta patch seeks to overhaul PvP

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When it comes to RTS gaming, fighting against the computer is only going to take your enjoyment so far, and you'll likely want to...

Rumor: Diablo IV could release in April 2023, with pre-orders available during The Game Awards 2022

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When can players expect to wander the darkity-dark of Diablo IV? Sometime in the first portion of 2023 if some rumors are to be...
KNOWLEDGE!

Path of Exile elaborates on November’s Endless Delve event and rewards

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Last week, Path of Exile shared some information about several events arriving this month, which prompted some player questions about event systems and rewards...

Massively Overthinking: Do you have a love/hate relationship with specific MMO content?

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This week's Massively Overthinking is inspired by one of Justin's Daily Grinds, ironically. It was the one about the best online card game you've...
TANKS for the MEMORIES of separate channels

Russian soldier captured by Ukrainian forces claims he joined the army to pay off a World of Tanks-related debt

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Friends, this story is definitely unique, but we're going to try to condense this as best as we can. Making the rounds today is...

Perfect Ten: 10 strategies to avoid getting fleeced in F2P MMOs

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"Nothing is ever truly free," my grizzled Uncle Trigger once told me. "So you got to pay for that there air! Pony up, boy!" While...
Blueprint'd!

Dual Universe loads up a building contest right before launch

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Less than a month remains before Dual Universe exits beta and enters launch, and you know what would definitely spice up that last month?...
We're so bleeping dark.

Mortal Online 2 defends its decision to go subscription-only

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Is it the height of foolishness to launch an MMORPG in 2022 as subscription-only -- or is it a shrewd financial tactic? Players will...

Wizards of the Coast silently soft-launches character-driven online CCG Magic Spellslingers for PC and mobile

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If a digital card game launches and there aren't banner ads slathered all over websites, does its arrival make a sound? This may indeed...

Fight or Kite: King of Crabs is just what you need to start your summer right

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It’s summertime, and being the king ain’t easy… the king of crabs, that is! King of Crabs is an easy-breezy PvP MMO that apparently...
May foulness attend thee.

US Senator Ted Cruz and Asmongold could have a meeting over gaming microtransaction legislation

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It's said that politics makes for strange bedfellows, and there appears to be no better illustration of that axiom than the potential meeting between...
Mortal.

The Daily Grind: How resistant are you to the allure of MMO microtransactions?

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The insane level of predatory monetization in Diablo Immortal certainly sparked a whole lot of discussion --  not to mention backlash -- this month....

Massively OP Podcast Episode 377: Isle thing, you make my heart sing

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Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online High Isle, FFXIV patch 6.15, Elite Dangerous Odyssey update 12, Albion Online's Into the Fray, Overwatch 2, Diablo IV, Starkeepers, and Lord of the Rings Return to Moria, with adventures in LOTRO, SWG Legends, and Life is Strange, plus mailbag topics on Diablo Immortal, opt-in flag PvP, and MMO character backstory bios.

Diablo IV devs take to Twitter to get ahead of monetization fears spawned by a job posting

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With all of the monetization headlines springing up around Diablo Immortal, it'd be easy to understand why fans watching the development of Diablo IV...
We're still here, yes.

Diablo Immortal players uncover a ‘hidden’ third form of legendary crest lootbox

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It's already been well documented that Diablo Immortal's monetization is off the wall, whaling players for as much as $50K-$80K to earn best-in-slot -...
Immoral.

Perfect Ten: 10 things you can spend money on instead of Diablo Immortal

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So how about that Diablo Immortal eh? Sure is a lot of "weeping and gnashing of teeth" surrounding its release, huh? But hey, it's for a...

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