mmo news roundup

MMO Week in Review: When all you really want is some good MMORPGs

It wasn't the best week for MMORPG fans. PWE downgraded Torchlight Frontiers into the not-an-MMORPG Torchlight III, Astellia Online's Steam launch was hampered by...

MMO Week in Review: Daybreak, Funcom, and Tencent

Ah, the start of a new year: the best time for industry shake-ups. Last year's were pretty devastating, you'll recall. So far, though, the...

MMO Week in Review: Elder Scrolls goes back to Skyrim, New World abolishes FFA PvP

I thought this week was going to be all about the reveal of Elder Scrolls Online's Greymoor chapter - who's up for vampire vikings?!...

MMO Week in Review: Magic Legends seems less like an MMO by the day

It was a weird and twisty week in the MMO genre: We talked about Magic Legends' earth elemental butts and not-very-MMO-like state, discussed how...

MMO Week in Review: Welcome to the 2020s, MMO fans

Welp, we made it, we're here, we're now in the midst of a fourth decadal bracket of MMORPGs. Yay us! Don't imagine for a...

MMO Week in Review: Looking ahead to Guild Wars 2, PSO2, and Elder Scrolls Online

'Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the games industry, not a creature was stirring, not even a... OK not really. Just about...

MMO Week in Review: New World, Magic Legends, and the Dark Heart of Skyrim

Hope you're not as sick of snowy northerny landscapes as I am because Elder Scrolls Online announced this week that we're headed into Skyrim...
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MMO Week in Review: Not all heroes (in Guild Wars 2) wear capes

Guild Wars 2 stole the show this week by dropping a mostly welcome update with new capes, a dynamic HUD, and quality-of-life goodies for...

MMO Week in Review: Black Friday business model shenanigans

Welp, we're in the home stretch of 2019 now, folks, and if you thought that MMO studios would hunker down and ride out the...

MMO Week in Review: Saluting fallen devs, watching sci-fi MMOs fight

It's been a week, fam. The MMORPG genre weathered one of its worst tragedies, losing two developers in the span of just a few...
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MMO Week in Review: Crimson Desert and Path of Exile 2

Korean powerhouse Pearl Abyss dropped a bombshell this week by announcing multiple new MMORPGs, including Crimson Desert, a full-scale AAA MMO due to hit...

MMO Week in Review: Ending LOTRO’s Black Book of Mordor

Lord of the Rings Online put a capstone on the Black Book of Mordor storyline this past week with the launch of its Minas...

MMO Week in Review: BlizzCon’s WoW Shadowlands, Diablo 4, and Overwatch 2

Another BlizzCon has now come and gone, leaving some folks confused and conflicted after the exciting announcements of World of Warcraft Shadowlands, Diablo 4,...

MMO Week in Review: Oh no Bethsoft what is you doin

It just wouldn't be fall without a Fallout 76 debacle and the continuing perversion of what was once meant to be its satirical anti-war...

MMO Week in Review: So BlizzCon in a couple of weeks is gonna be interesting

This week, Blizzard shot itself in the foot and then waited a few days and shot itself in the other foot just to make...

MMO Week in Review: Red Dead Online, Funcom, ArenaNet, and Koster’s next big thing

It was no September 6th, 2018 - an historic day when we had four major MMORPG news stories all piled in the span of...

MMO Week in Review: Astellia Online has officially launched

Astellia Online launched this weekend after a week in head-start, marking what might be the biggest new MMO to hit western shores all year....

MMO Week in Review: A new spin on Guild Wars 2 nostalgia

Guild Wars 2 captured hearts and minds this week with the rollout of Bound by Blood, the first part of the game's new season-like...

MMO Week in Review: Bless goes dark, Star Trek Online awakens

I was thinking last week was a bit thin on MMO news, but I'm so glad I do this weekly recap because it's proved...

MMO Week in Review: Guild Wars 2 looks ahead, WoW Classic looks back

Guild Wars 2 was buzzing all week in the wake of its contentious saga announcement as ArenaNet suggested it hadn't ruled out another expansion...