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OARPG stands for “online action roleplaying game.”

Lost Ark plots a course for beta, lays out its monetization and currency plans

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Amazon-published Korean MMORPG Lost Ark published two documents for prospective players this week, addressing both how the upcoming closed beta will play out as...

Path of Exile’s Scourge launch sees concurrency numbers near its all-time highest point

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When Path of Exile's Scourge expansion went live this past Friday, we noted how the previous expansion didn't exactly light fans on fire and...

Path of Exile’s Scourge expansion is officially launching this afternoon

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If we're being honest, Path of Exile's last expansion, Expedition, did not go well: It was widely perceived as a killjoy expansion and saw...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 343: Mysterious and spoopy

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Justin and Bree discuss Halloween MMOs, Path of Exile, Star Trek Online, Book of Travels' early access, DDO's freebies, LOTRO's latest patch, and the FFXIV Endwalker media tour, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, New World, and Book of Travels, plus a mailbag question on orbital video game enjoyment.

Lost Ark dates its closed beta for November 4 featuring new content and new level caps

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We've still got a long way to go before Lost Ark decides to become a released thing here on our shores, but perhaps the...

Minecraft Dungeons announces seasonal content, a battle pass, and Halloween

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It's maybe not the biggest update that the multiplayer ARPG Minecraft Dungeons is going to ever see, but it is an update all the...

PWE has put Torchlight, Torchlight II, and Torchlight III on sale for the franchise’s 12th birthday

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It's hard for me to even look at the word Torchlight nowadays without thinking about all the lost potential of Torchlight III and Torchlight...

Blizzard pins Diablo II Resurrected’s server issues partly on 2001 netcode from the classic game

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While Diablo and brothers never really had much trouble returning to Sanctuary over and over again, the heroes who seek to slay them (over...

Massively Overthinking: What’s the most painful or memorable bug you ever experienced in an MMO?

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Witnessing all the folks upset over losing gear and trades to rollbacks over and over in Diablo II Resurrected made me reflect on some...

Path of Exile’s Scourge revamps skill tree, adds passive masteries and guild hideouts

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While Path of Exile's new Scourge league is fitting for Halloween, the expansion also brings some goodies and changes that will last beyond the...

Path of Exile’s spooky Scourge league offers tricks and treats starting October 22

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Path of Exile's new leagues and updates come like clockwork every three months, just like seasons of the year. But it isn't often that...
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Diablo III’s Wyatt Cheng claims the game’s tuning wasn’t based on the real-money auction house

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Remember the Diablo III real-money auction house? Of course you do; that stuff is like horse armor or "you think you want it, but you...

Lost Ark takes you to a Honey, I Shrunk the Kids zone

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There are few MMOs that we have waited for as long as Lost Ark, and at this point we will take any balm to...

Former ArenaNet boss Jeff Strain’s new gaming company is called Possibility Space

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There's a new games studio in town: Possibility Space, led by veteran game executive Jeff Strain. Strain, of course, is best known to MMORPG...

Here’s how Path of Exile is tweaking the Atlas of Worlds in Scourge and beyond

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Path of Exile's Scourge expansion isn't just balancing flasks, defense, and DOTs; it's also planning a preliminary rollout of tweaks ahead of next year's...

Path of Exile explains how Scourge is balancing auras, curses, and elemental DOTs

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Path of Exile’s 3.16 Scourge expansion inches closer, and we're expecting the big reveal on October 14th. But in the meantime, Grinding Gear has...

Diablo II Resurrected is still suffering from major outages several weeks after launch

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MMO players have been a been preoccupied with the launch of New World over the last two weeks to pay Diablo II Resurrected too...

Blizzard talks Diablo 4 sound design and finds a new game director in Joe Shely

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Blizzard's quarterly update for Diablo IV comes at an unfortunate time, given that the studio is still mired in a massive sexual harassment and...
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Path of Exile’s Scourge update includes a major balance pass on defense and recovery

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Yesterday, we noted that Grinding Gear Games is set on delivering a trio of dev blogs leading into the reveal and release of Path...

Here’s how Path of Exile is fixing and balancing flasks in October’s Scourge expansion

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Grinding Gear Games has been teasing Path of Exile's 3.16 Scourge expansion with announcements of announcements; we already know the big reveal is set...

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