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The Soapbox: The real cost of breaking trust with gamers

There's a quote going around these days in gaming spheres about trust being like a broken vase that can be fixed but will never...
Less than inspirational!

The MOP Up: EVE Online’s Fanfest has officially sold out

Well, that's it: EVE Online's Fanfest is officially sold out this year, so if you were hoping to snag a ticket at this late...

Riot Games exec says MMO is still in early phases, but the studio is ‘committed to the genre’

A conversation between a Chinese streamer and a Riot Games executive indicated that we're still in for quite the wait to see Riot's unnamed...
Trying to find a hammer.

Wisdom of Nym: The unspoken but expected features of Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail

There are a number of features that we know are coming with Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail. Sure, we can all have some fun speculating...

The MOP Up: AdventureQuest 3D players spend five billion gold… in a weekend

A recent gold boost event led to a record-breaking level of transactions in AdventureQuest 3D as players splurged on augments. "This was a new record...

Vague Patch Notes: Contemplating the origin of the Big Five in the MMO space

A few weeks back, I talked about the various tiers of MMORPGs, and that included a discussion of what we call the Big Five...

So just how many years away is the Riot MMO now?

There's excitement for a game, and then there's creating an entire blog site and Discord community around the vague cloud of a game still...

Fight or Kite: MOBA Evercore Heroes makes a strong argument for competitive PvE

Believe it or not, even though I write about PvP MMOs regularly here in Fight or Kite, I don’t actually follow a bunch of...

Riot Games shares vague gameplay and design details for its in-progress Riot MMO

Riot Games has been pretty cagey about the details of its still-gestating Runeterra MMO for a while now, and that trend appears to continue...

Competitive team PvE game Evercore Heroes hits paid closed beta today [Updated]

We don't often receive press releases for a game that declares itself "completely unique competitive PvE experience that’s not a MOBA or an MMO"...
Ox in, free.

The MOP Up: Neverwinter buffs its companion healing factor by up to 100%

Neverwinter's medically minded companions received a massive infusion of green numbers this past week, as Cryptic buffed those particular pets by a significant amount. "We...

Riot Games and pro League of Legends esports players reach compromise to end strike

At the end of May, we covered a disturbance in the Riot Games League of Legends esports community: Riot had slashed the North American...

Riot Games collabs with Coca-Cola on Coke Ultimate flavor, the taste of League of Legends XP

You know, I came very close to sending a MOP staffer in California to the reveal of this promo, but since it has almost...

The Daily Grind: What are your top three most anticipated MMOs?

Blue Protocol. Throne and Liberty. Wayfinder. Ashes of Creation. Pantheon. Star Citizen. Palia. Ship of Heroes. Corepunk. Soulframe. Dune Awakening. Nightingale. Tarisland. I could keep...
Well well well, how the turntable.

Riot Games and League of Legends esports pros lock horns over fate of North American league

Following Riot Games' announcement of its plan to reduce the North American Challenger's League for League of Legends esports down to only seven teams...
Oh no.

Brian Holinka is leaving World of Warcraft to join Greg Street at an unnamed studio

You may not immediately remember what Brian Holinka does at Blizzard for World of Warcraft, but if you've followed the game for any length...

Massively Overthinking: Are we in an ‘MMO hype vacuum’?

James "MMO Folklorist" Crosby recently penned a piece using a term that seems so apt I feel we should all adopt it: the MMO...

Rumor: What the heck is Riot’s ‘Project T’?

If you've spent any time surfing Riot's hiring ads or press releases, you probably know that the company has a whole lot of multiplayer...
Wow, awesome. So great.

Riot names A. Dylan Jadeja as its new CEO, taking over the company by by the end of 2023

Out with the old, in with the... actually not really all that much newer. That's the process that can be ascribed to the change...

Riot Games’ $100M discrimination settlement payouts officially claimed by over 1500 affected people

This could be considered an epilogue or the final chapter of a long and sordid ordeal for affected employees of Riot Games. Back in...