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Albion Online is fixing up Elite Dungeon loot and fame along with Hideout issues

The Queen update for Albion Online is a big one; it's arguably something of a killer. Unfortunately it also killed a few things...
You know who is what here.

Blitzchung: No regrets for speaking up for Hong Kong despite Hearthstone suspension

Chung Ng Wai, better known as Blitzchung, took a big risk when he spoke out in support of Hong Kong on an official Hearthstone...
Someone's dropping a hit single.

Blade & Soul’s 4th anniversary event includes the new Hunter’s Refuge

Wait, we've had Blade & Soul for four years now? That doesn't seem right, but it is in fact correct, as evidenced by several...
Tell me more, tell me more, but you don't have to brag.

Final Fantasy XIV’s next live letter is set for February 6

It seems fairly likely (but not yet confirmed) that the next major patch for Final Fantasy XIV will arrive on February 18th. The site...
Going nowhere, going nowhere

Catch up on World of Warcraft’s overall story arc in just one and a half minutes

Yes, you read that title right: This one and a half minute video will get you fully up to speed on World of...
Really, whatever.

The Daily Grind: How do you feel about the new Daybreak situation?

We've all had a couple of days to process the news that Daybreak Games is splitting most of itself into smaller sub-studios each...
Love is in the air, everywhere I look around~

Final Fantasy XIV previews this year’s dressed-up Valentione’s Day event

As it was in every prior year of Final Fantasy XIV, Lisette de Valentione has arrived once more to celebrate the holiday of Valentione's...
Phun phor the phamily.

Phantasy Star Online 2 promises closed beta testing dates ‘soon’

Calm down, Phantasy Star Online 2 hopefuls! Why would everyone be so antsy about a lack of any firm dates for the game's closed...
Just marking time after all.

World of Warcraft kicks off the last season of Battle for Azeroth item level increases

We're all still up to date on the fact that World of Warcraft's Visions of N'zoth patch is a bit of a mess, right?...
We wouldn't want to assail your dignity.

Fortnite bans certain actions in competitive play to avoid cheating

Good news, Fortnite players, you can be issued a ban for jumping during competitive play! Sort of, anyhow. See, Fortnite really doesn't want players...
Bring out your something.

Albion Online hot-fixes a Hideout issue while acknowledging issues with the Battle for Caerleon event

Every big patch has some issues, and Albion Online's Queen update, which landed yesterday, was no exception. It turned out that Hideouts were...
This is someone else's problem.

UK NHS director calls out lootboxes as ‘under the radar’ gambling

As much as the developers who make lockboxes would probably like for the random packs of items to start slipping back under the radar,...
Space me out.

Star Trek Online previews its new anniversary ship, the hybrid Khitomer Alliance Battlecruiser

The newest anniversary ship for Star Trek Online is not a Klingon ship. It is also not a Federation ship. It is, instead,...
It's a killer

Albion Online has officially deployed the Queen update today

It's the eighth major update for post-launch Albion Online, Major Outlands rework makes living there feel pretty fine! Hideouts for guilds there, three new towns...
Hot or not?

Bless Unleashed plans a stress test starting at the end of January

When is Bless Unleashed launching? It's a perfectly valid question, and the official answer is still a coy smirk and a vague "soon"...

Final Fantasy XIV puts up its patch site, previews its next tomestones, and welcomes back old players

The next Final Fantasy XIV patch is scheduled for mid-February, but right now it's still shrouded in mystery. Usually the launch of the...
The only reason John Williams isn't rolling over in his grave is because he's still very much alive.

World of Warcraft bundles its new Year of the Rat mount, Squeakers, in with a six-month subscription

Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's an effort to distract you from what will no doubt be at...
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? No. You smell bad.

ArcheAge Unchained offers players another shot at the Diligence Coin Compensation Package

All right. So back in the long long ago (meaning a couple of months back, obviously) ArcheAge Unchained had a bit of a problem,...
We have alternate titles but you can't see 'em.

Bless Unleashed unveils the Union system and crafter-centric society

It's time to team up with other players in a very passive sense in Bless Unleashed with the addition of the game's Union...

Warface: Global Operations is now available on iOS and Android

If you have ever found yourself twitching with frustration at work because you desperately need to go home and play Warface, you should probably...