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PvE stands for player-vs.-environment, where environment is generally taken to mean the world, NPCs, and AI.

Perfect Ten: Counting Fallout 76’s many post-nuclear flubs

I'll admit that I was the first one out of my seat, applauding wildly, when Fallout 76 was first announced at Bethesda's E3...

Open PvP MMORPG A3 gets a new battle royale lease on life as mobile MMO A3: Still Alive

Are you familiar with the PC MMORPG A3? Neither am I, but apparently it's something of a PK nightmare with open PvP the...

Guild Wars 2 has lost yet another developer, this time to Bungie

Even if you disregard the poor community reception of some of ArenaNet's recent initiatives, it's been a rough couple of months for Guild...

Choose My Adventure: Second time’s the charm in Citadel Forged with Fire

As interesting as figuring things out on my own in Citadel: Forged with Fire may have been the first time around, I have to...

EverQuesting: Contemplating content and communication on EverQuest II’s 15th anniversary

You've no doubt heard of the quinceañera: It's the Mesoamerican coming-of-age celebration, a giant gala commemorating a girl's move to adulthood at age...
Hold your breath and count to ten, fall apart, start again.

Not So Massively: Overwatch 2 is what Overwatch should have been from the start

Much to my own surprise, the announcement that most excited me at BlizzCon this year was not from any of the franchises I...

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst of BlizzCon 2019

BlizzCon 2019 is behind us, finally, and we're winding down our coverage and trying to put a capstone on the experience. In this...
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WoW Factor: Getting hyped for World of Warcraft’s Shadowlands

That title up there isn't sarcasm, folks. I want to actually get hyped up about the next World of Warcraft expansion and talk...
Once more into creating the breach.

World of Warcraft’s 15th anniversary celebration starts today

After 15 years of World of Warcraft, you'd expect something of a blowout for the game's anniversary... and that's exactly what you're getting...
We all float down here.

The Daily Grind: Are you bummed about the faction divide in WoW Shadowlands?

During the World of Warcraft Q&A panel this past weekend, Blizzard confirmed that it's not planning on dropping any walls between the factions...
Whee!

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.1 in review, part 1

I always think I can get these patch-in-review things done in one column. That never turns out to be the case. This time, though, I'm...
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BlizzCon 2019: Jeff Kaplan hopes Overwatch 2 will change how game sequels work

If you're thinking of Overwatch 2 as basically DLC with new PvE modes and some tweaked character models, that's understandable; while the sequel has...

Fight or Kite: PvP games to play if you’re still boycotting Blizzard

The past couple of weeks in the land of Blizzard have made for a wild ride. Some of us have extremely strong feelings and...

The Daily Grind: Is Overwatch 2 just the MMO we wanted before there was an Overwatch?

Going into BlizzCon, the only thing I really cared about was Diablo 4 - chiefly because I loved the Diablo franchise. It was...

BlizzCon 2019: Overwatch 2’s progression system allows for customizable playstyles

Don't fall too much in love with the new PvE story missions that are coming with Overwatch 2 because then you'd miss out on...
AC/DC in the background.

BlizzCon 2019: Overwatch 2 angles toward PvE with co-op missions and hero leveling

It's the next evolution of Overwatch, and it's going to rock your trigger-happy world. At BlizzCon, the rumored Overwatch 2 was confirmed...

Aion Europe adds a 2,000-player PvP battle and a 12-player dungeon in update 7.2

The European version of Aion has launched its latest big update, with emphasis on "big." As in 2,000-person PvP battle and 12-person dungeon...

Astellia Online is free to play again this weekend starting November 1

I always feel bad for games that run events on BlizzCon weekend because I always suspect they'll be underattended, but maybe this BlizzCon will...

Nexon’s mobile MMO Spiritwish has launched around the globe today

It's been a year since NEON Studio's Nexon-published mobile MMO Spiritwish hit closed beta in South Korea, and now it's officially landing...

Guild Wars 2 fans are super unhappy about yesterday’s build template patch

Yesterday, we covered the release of Guild Wars 2's build template system, which had already come under fire from players grumpy...

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