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DragonCon 2021 plans hybrid setup, implements COVID precautions for in-person event

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Since 1987, DragonCon's put out a yearly call for geeks, the hardcore, and cosplay royalty to gather together to get their nerd on. When...

Whatever happened to the Age of Wushu franchise?

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This story has something of an interesting progression to it. It began with a dive into whatever happened to Age of Wushu, which then...

PAX West 2021 will require attendees to prove they’re vaccinated or COVID-free

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PAX West won't be letting folks through the doors unless they're vaccinated or have successfully passed a recent COVID-19 test. The convention will require...
The rarest resource of all is body coverage for women, and they seek to steal it.

PAX East 2021: MMO community building – on a budget

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Any community managers or indie devs in the audience? This year at PAX East 2021, a few well-known community managers - Linda "Brasse" Carlson of...
Look at me accomplishing very little.

PAX East 2021: Gaming streamers are frontline workers, not mental health experts

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Since PAX East 2021 is virtual again due to that little virus that's been going around for over a year now, it should come...

PAX West returns to its in-person format this fall

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As much of the United States returns to normal after a year of social distancing and virtual events, the organizers of PAX West have...

PAX Online East is selling a digital badge that grants merch discounts and early Discord access for 15 bucks

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With PAX East going to an all-digital format this year, there are a few experiences that are missing from the event that probably can't...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Recapping the entire Guild Wars 2 The Icebrood Saga

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When looking back on Guild Wars 2's The Icebrood Saga, I think the most noticeable feature was its many ups and downs. If I’m...

PAX East 2021 has been canceled and replaced with PAX Online 2021 in July

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PAX East has effectively been canceled for 2021, to no one's surprise, I'm sure, given the continuing global COVID-19 pandemic. "While we hoped PAX East...

LOTRO Legendarium: LOTRO’s history in 2020 and hopes for 2021

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Just as how Sam and Frodo experienced depths of despair and heights of hope in their journey to Mount Doom, Lord of the Rings...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s 2020 year in review

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2019 was a rough year for Guild Wars 2. Its studio, ArenaNet, suffered sizable layoffs, and lost game directors Mike O’Brien and Mike Zadorojny....
Really inactive.

End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO stories of 2020

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Here's a fun question for you: What's the difference between the biggest surprises of a year and the biggest stories of the year? The answer,...

PAX hopes to return in 2021 with a full slate of conventions

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While it certainly wasn't the greatest tragedy of 2020, the cancelation of numerous game trade shows and conventions was felt among fans who enjoyed...
We should really go somewhere specific.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 289: Microsoft and Bethesda sitting in a tree

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Justin and Bree discuss Microsoft's acquisition of ZeniMax and Bethsoft, Fallout 76, Conan Exiles, Elder Scrolls Online, Echo of Soul, Phantasy Star Online 2, Final Fantasy XVI, and Crowfall, with adventures in WoW and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on FOMO marketing tactics in MMOs.

PAX Online 2020: Pantheon, Ashes of Creation, Amazon, and Crowfall devs on the future of online games

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What could online gaming look like going forward? That was the overall topic discussed by a number of devs as part of in a...

PAX Online 2020: Destiny’s Sword lets players roll characters in free-to-play demo

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When last we checked in on Destiny's Sword, it was back in June, when 2Dogs Games admitted that COVID-19 had slowed the game's progress...
Let the dead bury their dead, they will come out in droves.

Massively Overthinking: Contemplating the never-ending summer of not-E3

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A couple of weeks back, I was reading a piece on RPS that jokingly lamented the way the game reveals of this summer have...

Valorant is selling a series of skins that turn your weapons into dragons for a total of $100

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Sure, you could shoot foes in Valorant with boring guns like a pleb, or you could have tiny yet grumpy dragons cough at them,...
No, you don't get to be awful here.

The MOP Up: Roblox players spend over $1.5 billion to date

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With a record-breaking haul of $100 million in May, Roblox crossed the $1.5 billion threshold in terms of the game's revenue to date. A...

MMO Business Roundup: PAX Online, PAX Aus, games for ADHD, Epic’s $17B valuation

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of video games business and industry news that bumps into our little old MMO genre over here. PAX: PAX...

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