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

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: RISE, Carth, Hunternet Starfighter, World of Kung Fu, Heroes Evolved, Arelot Kingdom, and Project EVE

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of some MMOs and MMO-adjacent titles you’ve probably never heard of. Of course, YOU have heard of them,...

Pearl Abyss plans to reveal Crimson Desert during this year’s Game Awards

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If you wanted a clear-cut reason to watch The Game Awards on December 10th, Pearl Abyss is happy to oblige: It's planning on releasing...

New World of Warcraft trailers drop for WoW Classic’s Naxxramas and Shadowlands

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Today is a momentous day for WoW Classic, as Blizzard is triggering the ultimate patch for the vanilla-era edition of the game. That's...
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Guild Wars 2 rolls out a PvP class balance patch

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It's that old adage of MMOs that nobody wants developers to mess with their classes -- unless the devs totally buff those classes up...

Lands of Kehliel is a competition-focused PvP open world MMORPG headed to Kickstarter soon

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PvP sandbox games can be pretty competitive by their very nature, but what if competing against others was the ultimate point of your MMORPG...

The MOP Up: Shadow Arena pings instead of pongs

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Pearl Abyss' Shadow Arena got a lot more friendly this past month thanks to an improved ping system and the addition of login...
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Final Fantasy XIV drops a trailer and previews the content of patch 5.4, Futures Rewritten

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The next major patch for Final Fantasy XIV is launching on December 8th, just a little under two weeks from today. Unsurprisingly, that...

Massively Overthinking: Gratitude for the devs of the MMO genre

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Thanksgiving conveniently falls on a Thursday every year, which means it's the perfect topic for our regular Thursday Massively Overthinking roundtable. I've asked our writers what they're grateful for in and around the MMO genre the last couple of years - and now we're gonna do it again.

Blue Protocol shares a couple of sneak peeks at a new region as players share CBT gameplay footage

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While we're still an indeterminate length of time before the in-development MMORPG Blue Protocol makes it to our shores, that doesn't mean we...

Destiny 2 announces SMS verification to access certain activities, a charity livestream, and world-first raid clear

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When your game is free-to-play, there's bound to be a lot of folks who set up throwaway accounts so they can cheat ad infinitum....

The Soapbox: How Pathfinder killed World of Warcraft for me

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands launches today. I will not be playing. Once upon a time, a new WoW expansion would be a...

The MOP Up: Conan Exiles forms ‘strike team’ to attack Xbox One server instability

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Life in Conan Exiles is by nature harsh, but Xbox One players have it worse than most thanks to a slew of issues that...

Final Fantasy XIV opens its special site for patch 5.4, Futures Rewritten

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The next major Final Fantasy XIV patch arrives in early December, but you can start teasing out some information about it now via

Albion Online seeks to improve faction warfare and Hellgates in its next major update

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With the Brimstone and Mist update effectively in the rearview mirror of Albion Online, the question of what happens next for the game...

Niantic just announced Pokemon Go Beyond, the game’s biggest content update ever

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Pokemon GO has already had an overwhelming number of events since late September, with both hits and some misses, but Niantic’s...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s Icebrood Saga: Truce

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So here we are, we’re finally entering the home stretch of the Icebrood Saga. Today sees the release of the first chapter of Champions,...

Atlas Rogues, Gamigo’s Atlas Reactor spinoff, begins $14.99 early access tomorrow

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Gamigo's deserving of some kudos this year, as after sunsetting Atlas Reactor in the wake of its Trion Worlds buyout, it's now bringing...

WoW Classic starts Naxxramas raid attument while World of Warcraft nerfs gear

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World of Warcraft Classic is certainly feeling the pinch of Shadowlands attention deficit disorder, so the opening of Naxxramas in early December...

The MOP Up: League of Legends’ possible stolen identity

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Have you ever had this happen: A new video game character is introduced in one of the world's most popular MOBA -- and it's...

The Daily Grind: What’s the ideal MMO raid length?

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If you've been around in the MMO genre long enough, you know that the idea of raiding has changed a lot. In Ultima...

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