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A gamer has lovingly recreated Beavis and Butt-Head in Star Trek Online

Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Dumbass. It's five-year mission: To find T.P. for its bunghole. To ruthlessly mock...

LOTRO weathers Minas Morgul launch day bumps, promises soundtrack

Because evil never sleeps in Mordor, it is always coming up with new ways to mess up game launches. That's the true insidious nature...

Aura Kingdom’s new class lets you literally be a Rock Star

Whether you want to get glam or get metal, Aura Kingdom's newest class is going to let you bring an axe of a...
Actually call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: Battle for Azeroth was a complete waste of time

Well, dear readers, I was totally wrong. All of you predicting that this expansion was a waste of time were right and I was...
Whee!

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.1 in review, part 1

I always think I can get these patch-in-review things done in one column. That never turns out to be the case. This time, though, I'm...

Into the Super-Verse: Putting City of Titans’ character builder through its paces

Mark this date in your history books because the battle of superhero MMO character builders is on! Both Ship of Heroes and

Battle Bards Episode 155: FFXIV Shadowbringers

Welcome to the “Cursed Episode” of Battle Bards, where you’ll be risking bad luck and poor RNG rolls just by hearing it! But it...

Book of Travels unlocks new stretch goals based on its success thus far

If the Kickstarter is any indication, Book of Travels has already bewitched a significant number of players with its atmosphere and design. The project...
Licheridoo.

WoW Factor: World of Warcraft’s Lich King 2, Tides of Lichness?

All right, I guess we're doing this now. Yes, this column isn't just about how Blizzard screws up so badly that a lot...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of Fallout 76’s musical score

Last week, composer Inon Zur took to Twitter to celebrate a big moment: "Dear Friends, Fallout 76 has been nominated for Best Original...

Chronicles of Elyria shares another pre-alpha video that focuses on environmental sound

There are plenty of ways for MMOs to set a scene. Visuals are certainly one of the more important, but audio plays just as...

Jukebox Heroes: Exploring World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth’s patch music

One of my favorite modern trends of MMORPGs is that studios are no longer saving the entirety of a soundtrack for the base game or expansion releases. Oh sure, those usually get a great album push -- especially if it's one of the bigger games -- but for a while now, many studios have also been releasing new music on a steady basis with significant content patches.

Black Desert preps Halloween and Great Expedition on PC, awakens the Tamer on Xbox One

Black Desert Online's PC version is busy prepping its boat for the Great Expedition update coming next week, but in the meantime, there's...
The back end.

The MOP Up: Star Trek Online’s thorny patrol

Cryptic is really hot to trot with Star Trek Online's new patrol system, and this past week the studio highlighted the third new one:...
GIRLS

Final Fantasy XIV outlines the changes coming to the game’s performance system in patch 5.1

It'd be nice enough if Final Fantasy XIV had a system for musical performances that was just dropped in the game and then functionally...

The MOP Up: KurtzPel is getting a dash of Lime

KurtzPel is getting its newest hero, Lime, very soon, and to lead up to her release the game is winging a CP...
Don't worry, something will happen any day now.

Jukebox Heroes: Exploring EverQuest’s official soundtrack

It is fairly rare for an MMORPG to sell an official soundtrack these days unless the game is fairly prominent (i.e., Final Fantasy...
There is a metaphor here somewhere.

Battle Bards Episode 154: Death and decay

Get an early jump on Halloween with the Battle Bards, as they grab the nearest shovel and start unearthing all sorts of morbid and...

The MOP Up: Warframe’s community designs stunning fashion

One really neat aspect of the ultra-popular Warframe is that Digital Extremes invites artistic community members to design cosmetics for the game. The...

Elder Scrolls Legends will open the Jaws of Oblivion on October 8

Personally speaking, I thought that The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion was the weakest of the original single-player RPGs. Perhaps that game's story beats will translate...

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