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The Rising returns to Final Fantasy XIV on August 26

Another year has passed, and that means it's time to celebrate the anniversary of Final Fantasy XIV once again with the annual...

Guild Wars 2 is planning a nice big expansion boost in September

So let's assume for the moment that you are hopelessly far behind Guild Wars 2's curve at the moment for whatever reason. This...
Is this the real life?

Lime Odyssey appears to be getting a mobile revival

If you don't remember what Lime Odyssey was, we can't blame you, since the title never actually launched in the United States at...

Studio Wildcard’s co-founder talks about how ARK: Survival Evolved stays sustainable without microtransactions

We've all been beaten over the head with lots of news regarding predatory microtransactions practices, and there's certainly plenty of evidence that would lead...

City of Titans talks about how Momentum and Reserves mechanics change the face of combat

There are two systems being developed for City of Titans that kind of work hand-in-hand with one another, at least in a sense...

Death threats against Square-Enix management employees force the company to cancel tournaments in Japan

There seems to be a rather alarming trend of people threatening horrible things to employees of Square-Enix. Hot on the heels of threats made...

OrbusVR kicks off its harvest festival on August 20

It's just about time for the Fall Harvest Festival in OrbusVR, which is notable in no small part because it's the game's first...

Activision-Blizzard hires two new corporate employees

The corporate offices of Activision-Blizzard are welcoming two new faces in the form of a new chief marketing officer (which sounds like an ad...

The Division 2 is seeking applicants for an Elite Task Force to improve the online shooter

It worked out for the last game apparently, so maybe it'll work for this one too: The Division 2 is looking to form...
No fighting.

PlanetSide 2 updates players on future plans like a social hub and mandates

There's more development arriving for PlanetSide 2, and one of the plans includes a version of Sanctuary to serve as a social hub....
whee summer is miserable

Blade & Soul kicks off its summer celebration on August 21

All right, someone has to ask this question: Why does Blade & Soul's Hongsil Summer Blast involve collecting ice cubes? Why is...

Dungeon and Dragons Online’s permadeath server opens its grisly doors

Prepare to die. That's the mentality that Dungeons and Dragons Online players should be in should they dare step foot onto today's new
Guns and funs.

Fortnite addresses the importance of the B.R.U.T.E. and its actual impact

The latest season of Fortnite has added a big stompy mech in the form of the the B.R.U.T.E., and some people are really...
Huh. That... huh.

Shroud of the Avatar hosts a livestream about fishing in fetid water

If you want to watch a community livestream about Shroud of the Avatar's community team hosting a fishing contest in fetid water, gosh,...
Let 'em all go to Hell except Cave 76!

Fallout 76 shows off its upcoming Vault 94 raid

It's hard to know how to feel about the preview of Fallout 76's upcoming raid on Vault 94 as a long-time MMO player....

RSI plays with particle effects in this week’s Inside Star Citizen video digest

Special effects are pretty important in video games and especially in a sci-fi world of undeveloped technology. The folks at Star Citizen seem...

Albion Online removes tons of items from its marketplace in advance of its wardrobe system

The latest patch for Albion Online is a bit frustrating in the sense that most patches add things. Today's patch is mostly
Similar to teamwork.

Black Desert Online recaps its PlayStation 4 beta issues and performance

The beta testing for Black Desert Online on PlayStation 4 has come to an end for now, but there is in fact
Very mature.

WoW Classic’s PvP server community is already at war over streamers

Browsing the subreddit for World of Warcraft: Classic will pretty quickly reveal something about the community as it exists now. Specifically, a lot...
Everyone hates options.

Perfect World Mobile reveals its lineup of launch races and their associated classes

Did you forget about Perfect World Mobile? Because it's still coming for us, and the mobile version has just revealed its lineup...