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A major global studio based in South Korea, known in the west for games like WildStar, Guild Wars 2, and Aion, among many others.

Perfect Ten: My favorite WildStar memories

As I grow older, I start to worry about the loss of memories that are precious to me. I already joke that I'm pretty...

Aion has retired its Prestige Pack recurring subscription

As of this week, Aion has retired its Prestige Pack recurring subscription system. Prestige Pack subscriptions are no longer available for purchase, and...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 187: The raid in our stars

Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2's new living world episode, Boundless, EverQuest II, Blizzard, Warframe, EVE Online, SWTOR, the petition to save WildStar, and our big site revamp.

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s A Star to Guide Us

We've had just enough time to digest that epic trailer, and now A Star to Guide Us is live. This is the fourth episode...

Guild Wars 2 narrative: ‘It’s like working on a television show’

Just ahead of the launch of Guild Wars 2's next living story episode, GIbiz has a fun interview with multiple members of...
Pictured: Not actually winter, probably.

Blade & Soul previews its Korean winter update with a new trailer

The downside of games with asymmetric worldwide updates is that if you're not in the region getting updated first, you can feel a bit...

MMOARPG Lost Ark will finally launch in South Korea on November 7

Lost Ark is finally hitting open beta, MMO Culture reports. Smilegate's media conference this morning revealed that its soft launch open beta will...

Aion’s A New Dawn update adds a new zone and new dungeons, speeds up leveling

Big changes are coming to Gameforge's European version of Aion this month with the A New Dawn content update, which adds...

The MOP Up: Star Trek Online’s starbase defense

With the Age of Discovery pack on its way this fall, players of Star Trek Online are probably curious what the studio has up its...

One Shots: Gung-ho Gandalf

It's one thing to get a stern talking-to, even when you deserve it. It's another thing when that lecture comes from a gruff angel-wizard...

The Game Archaeologist: City of Heroes moves into the Paragon Studios era

As we move into the fourth of five installments in the history, development, and downfall of City of Heroes, you may be wondering...

Get ready to be flushed down Guild Wars 2’s mystic toilet raid in S4E4

Whether you love the new info format or hate it, ArenaNet is committed to a series of videos dishing out the details of...
Sorry, guy.

Vague Patch Notes: WildStar deserves its shutdown, even though we loved it

Last week, when we heard that WildStar was being shut down, I penned a truthful, heartfelt eulogy for the game as it...

The Daily Grind: Do you still log in to play MMOs that are scheduled to sunset?

Last night, I saw a tweet go out from the WildStar account that made me super sad. "It’s show time!" Carbine said....

Guild Wars 2 previews the minipet that makes its next legendary weapon so unique

If you just skimmed through Guild Wars 2's living world season 4 episode 4 announcement video yesterday, fixated on the new zone...

Battle Bards Episode 128: Seaside port

Why not sail up to our dock and tie your ship to ours for an hour? The Battle Bards return for another great episode...
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Perfect Ten: My favorite MMORPG names

Stuff in MMOs has names. That's... like, a defining feature. We all know that. These games have titles, and they have expansions, and they...

Guild Wars 2’s next living world episode, A Star To Guide Us, launches September 18 – here’s the trailer

It's a bit weird for this to be coming out on a not-Tuesday, but who cares, we'll take it: ArenaNet just dropped the...

Aion is turning nine with a truckton of cake and experience bonuses

Awww yeah, who wants some cake. Because it's just about cake day in Aion. Starting tomorrow, NCsoft West is kicking off Aion's 9th...
If I had known then what I know now, I... would have felt no different, really, but it might have mitigated stuff.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 186: The perfect storm of MMO news

Justin and Bree discuss WildStar's sunset, Pearl Abyss' acquisition of CCP and EVE Online, the new Lord of the Rings MMO, THQ Nordic's buy-up of 38 Studios MMO Project Copernicus, the Daybreak NantWorks investment/venture, Old School RuneScape, and MMO emulation.

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