mmo news roundup

MMO Week in Review: Marching to Markarth

If the last couple of years have taught us anything, it's to appreciate a low-key week when everything was fine and nothing was actively...

MMO Week in Review: WoW Shadowlands repositions for launch

This week in MMOs, we learned that Guild Wars 2's Steam launch and Path of Exile's next league would be delayed, which is a...

MMO Week in Review: No, LOTRO’s War of Three Peaks is not an ‘expansion’

This week, we took a first deep-dive into Torchlight III (we found it cheerfully "adequate"!) and struggled to puzzle out just why Standing Stone...

MMO Week in Review: Squishy squish squish

World of Warcraft's Shadowlands pre-patch launched successfully this week, with some squishing and some bugs and some downtime and some meandering through the new...

MMO Week in Review: Crucible is canceled

Good news, junior high students everywhere: The Crucible is canceled! Nobody even likes that play. It's boring and sanctimonious and tedious - good riddance! Oh....
This is really what you're going with, huh.

MMO Week in Review: Shadowlands postponed

World of Warcraft's Shadowlands delay - to later in 2020 - was by far the biggest news of the week, all but smothering news...

MMO Week in Review: The week Bethesda got bought

Welp, it definitely wasn't a boring week over here in the world of online games. It all kicked off on Monday, when Microsoft announced...

MMO Week in Review: Final Fantasy XVI’s sweet sixteen

Square-Enix raised eyebrows this week with the announcement of Final Fantasy XVI - and the revelation that FFXIV's Naoki Yoshida will be attempting to...

MMO Week in Review: A Heist, a security breach, and a whole New World

The week before Labor Day is always a weird one between conventions and bonus events, and this week was no different in spite of...

MMO Week in Review: EVE Echoes, Epic Games, and Reflections in Crystal

Well, at least this week wasn't boring! While gaming headlines were dominated by the emerging Epic Games lawsuits against Apple and Google over Fortnite...
In a world of human wreckage.

MMO Week in Review: Blizzard revenues are up, but morale is sunk

Activision-Blizzard (shareholders) had some good news this week, as its Q2 2020 revenues actually improved year-over-year for the first time in six quarters, owing...

MMO Week in Review: Guild Wars 2’s Jormag Rising has arisen

This week in the world of MMORPGs, Guild Wars 2's latest episode, Jormag Rising, rolled out to hungry players, albeit without voice acting just...

MMO Week in Review: ‘Well, I’m back,’ LOTRO said

Lord of the Rings Online dominated headlines this week thanks to a week and a half of outages with feeble communication indeed. But the...

MMO Week in Review: One does not simply log into LOTRO

I mean you can try, but you can't actually do it right now. It's calling you like the ring calls Boromir, but you're Gimli...

MMO Week in Review: WoW opens the gates for Shadowlands beta testing

So that sure was another week in MMOs! World of Warcraft stole the show with its big reveal for Shadowlands and the news that...

MMO Week in Review: A house divided, a wedding, a do-over, and a TV show

It was a hodge-podge week for MMOs, yet one without a dull moment: Epic Games reneged on its promise to release Conan Exiles for...

MMO Week in Review: Mixer calls it quits

It was a depressing week for online gaming and the extended community: Mixer folded, setting free everyone on the platform, plus a wave of...

MMO Week in Review: A new Star Wars online multiplayer experience

This week in the world of MMOs, we cheered for Star Wars Squadrons' multiplayer, welcomed Path of Exile's Harvest League, got a peek at...

MMO Week in Review: Torchlight III’s early access, No Man’s Sky’s crossplay

Even with the absence of E3 this June, gaming is doing just fine: This week, MMO players saw the launch of Elite's fleet carriers,...

MMO Week in Review: Solidarity, Odyssey, and mourning FFXIV’s Fan Festival

This week, the news across the US and the world focused on the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement, and gaming joined in the chorus,...