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

EVE Online’s Onslaught expansion is live with new content for PvE and PvP alike

EVE Online's Onslaught expansion is officially live this morning, with "a little bit of something for everyone" as MOP's own Brendan...
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Wisdom of Nym: Predictions for Final Fantasy XIV’s fan festival

Well, here we go again. This Friday is time for Final Fantasy XIV fans to sit down and find out what the next...

EVE Evolved: Making the most of EVE Online’s Onslaught expansion

EVE Online's Onslaught expansion goes live in just a few days on November 13th, and it looks like it has a little...

The MOP Up: Pagan Online slams ARPGs and MOBAs together

Tack this on your list of action-RPGs to watch. Mad Head Games announced that it is developing a blend of ARPG and MOBA with...
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WoW Factor: The dumb World of Warcraft stuff from BlizzCon

It's easy to just think of this year's BlizzCon as having dumb stuff on display for Diablo, but let's be real here - there...

MapleStory 2’s Chaos Rising update brings Chaos Raids and Thanksgiving events

Starting today, MapleStory 2 players can celebrate the arrival of November with the two things that truly define the month: turkey and unmitigated...

EverQuesting: EverQuest II’s 14th anniversary retrospective, from Columbus Nova to Chaos Descending

During last year's anniversary retrospective for EverQuest II I dared to say things were too quiet. Big...
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Epic MMO Battles of History: World of Warcraft’s Wrath of the Lich King vs. Legion

It was just a couple of days ago when Bree was sharing that I felt like Wrath of the Lich King was the...
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DC Universe Online launches Atlantis today

Come under the sea with DC Universe Online today! There'll be no accusations, just friendly crustaceans. Or... wait, let's double-check the patch...

NCsoft formally reveals Aion and Blade & Soul sequels ahead of G-Star

This week's NCsoft game announcements aren't going to surprise most of you who've been following NCsoft for a while. We've known for many moons...

Interview: Neowiz on Bless Online’s now-live Ruins of Shaqqara and the state of the game

Neowiz's beleaguered MMORPG Bless Online is live with its first big update since launching out of its open beta early access last...

Rend’s new classic and exploration game modes go live on the PTR

The folks at Frostkeep Studios have announced that two new game modes have hit the PTR of their Norse-flavored survival game Rend....

Star Wars: The Old Republic adjusts operations, hypes Jedi Under Siege

Promising a return to a "much regular update cadence," the Star Wars: The Old Republic operations team has some fixes and adjustments...

The Daily Grind: What’s the longest you’ve ever played a WoW expansion?

During BlizzCon this weekend, Eliot and I were chatting about an article series he's working on different periods in MMORPG history. I mentioned 2009...

The Stream Team: ARK Aberration ascension raid

With ARK's Extinction expansion just around the corner, Massively OP's MJ and her team need to finish one last order of business on the...

MapleStory 2 tweaks Chaos Raid weapon triggers and bans a ‘huge’ number of bots

MapleStory 2 isn't resting on its laurels since its big launch last month - Nexon is continuing work tweaking the game to suit...

Working As Intended: The gamification of the workification of games

Last weekend, my husband made the bold choice to let our young son play The Stanley Parable. I am not entirely sure the kid...
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WoW Factor: When long-term progress in World of Warcraft isn’t

"When even the vanishingly tiny playerbase of your game that you've been catering to for years is getting tired... what's going to happen to your game?"

World of Warcraft is 14 years old this month – where were you when it launched?

How old were you when World of Warcraft launched in 2004? Now add 14 to that. Do ya feel super old yet? Where...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most important example of death spiral development in MMOs?

A couple of weeks ago, Justin reminded me of a Guild Wars 2 panel from many years back where ArenaNet addressed Charr armor clipping. "A...

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