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The MOP Up: Among Us adds three new playable roles

Highly sus game Among Us added three new roles with its latest update: Tracker (keep tabs on Crewmates via the minimap), Noisemaker (make noise...

LOTRO Legendarium: What will happen when Lord of the Rings Online dies?

You know that old hypothetical of "Would you want to know when you die or would you rather be ignorant of it?" A slightly...

Summer Game Fest 2024: New World, Dune Awakening, Palworld, and more MMO reveals

Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest - aka not-E3 - is set to begin this evening at 5 p.m. EDT, and if you've been following...

First Impressions: Corepunk’s MOBA-esque closed alpha was fun – with lots of room to grow

I've got a pretty good poker face, especially when nobody can see my face. So I've been pretty subtle about my excitement for Corepunk...

MMO Business Roundup: Activision owned cheatmaker EngineOwning

Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent business news! Business business business and all that. EngineOwning got owned - File this one...

The Daily Grind: What’s the worst whaling in a multiplayer game you’ve seen in the last year?

This week, mainstream MOBA gamers flipped alllll the tables over Riot Games' gambit to sell a $450 League of Legends cosmetics bundle themed around...

Overwatch 2 is once again crowdfunding its OWCS esports prize pool with a skin bundle

Blizzard appears to be making another attempt at crowdfunding an esports competition as it's selling a skin bundle to Overwatch 2 players in order...

Kickstarted afrofantasy MMORPG The Wagadu Chronicles is sunsetting before launch

I'm terribly sorry to report this morning that The Wagadu Chronicles is shutting down development and sunsetting. Our readers will know that Wagadu was a...

League of Legends asserts that its new anti-cheat tech isn’t bricking player PCs

Earlier this week saw patch 14.9 roll out to League of Legends, which included the release of Vanguard, Riot's bespoke kernel-level anti-cheat program. Unfortunately,...
It's not a good game, Beavis.

‘Evergreen titles and robust content pipelines reign supreme,’ says games industry firm Newzoo

We conveniently had a community discussion on the meaning of old-school when it comes to MMOs earlier this week, so consider that required reading...

League of Legends discusses arena mode, gameplay changes, and a PvE ‘bullet heaven’ mode

Change is a-comin' for several portions of League of Legends, as several devs from Riot Games have come together across multiple blogs and one...

MMO Business Roundup: Embracer finishes restructure, Riot settles lawsuit, Ubisoft continues layoffs

Welcome back to another brief roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Business business business! Embracer: Embracer has been a dumpster fire of epic proportions...

Cozy MMO Palia handwaves its bizarre beta obfuscation on the grounds that it’s free-to-play

Yesterday, we recapped the ongoing drama with Singularity 6's cozy mini-MMO, Palia. The short version is that the game hit beta last summer and...

Overwatch 2 announces nonbinary geotech hero Venture, trialing this weekend

It surely goes without saying that Blizzard did not see Riot Games announce a non-binary character this past weekend and then decide to announce...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 463: WoW’s pirates storm the gangplank

Justin and Bree discuss FFXIV Dawntrail, the Riot MMO, WoW Plunderstorm, the state of Cryptic and its MMOs (Star Trek Online, Neverwinter, Champions Online), ArcheAge 2's delay, Path of Exile 2's beta delay, and New World's next season, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, The Sims 4, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on rekindling the social magic of old MMORPGs.

Valorant’s newest non-binary character is capable of messing with players even after death

Generally speaking, when your player character is gunned down in a Valorant match, that's it - you just have to sit there and spectate...

Fight or Kite: Is Epic’s MOBA Paragon just too easy to remake but impossible to succeed?

This past week we got some news regarding Predecessor, a new MOBA game on the way. At first blush, it looks like many other...
Well, points for effort.

Vague Patch Notes: Why in the world do you want the Riot MMO to be a thing?

Let's make something clear right up front: If you came into this column eager to head for the comments section to say, "Well, I...

Riot has ‘decided to reset the direction’ of the Riot MMORPG as team goes ‘dark’ under new boss

It's hard to take the Riot MMO too seriously when we're still stuck using Runeterra pics and calling it the Riot MMO for want...

Extraction MOBA Seekers of Skyveil drops new video and opens March playtest signups

It's been at least five minutes since somebody announced a new extraction title, and this is one we knew about, so we'll make exceptions:...