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Skyforge announces its move to the My.Games store

This past August, we reported on the global launch of the My.Games store, a digital storefront that first started life in Russia as...
There is a metaphor here somewhere.

Battle Bards Episode 154: Death and decay

Get an early jump on Halloween with the Battle Bards, as they grab the nearest shovel and start unearthing all sorts of morbid and...

The Daily Grind: If you could bring back an MMO for a single day, what would you do in it?

Here's the good news: You've been handed a device that has the power to resurrect a sunsetted MMORPG and activate servers for you and...

The MOP Up: League of Legends’ future looks bright

Don't let games like Fortnite and Overwatch make you forget that League of Legends is still a thing. In fact, Riot...

The Game Archaeologist: The day Dungeons and Dragons Online dropped the free-to-play bomb

By 2009, the MMORPG genre had firmly established a norm for its business model. For over a decade, a monthly subscription -- usually $15...

Ryzom turns 15 years old with events and an emerging story

September historically has been a crazy busy month for MMO launches, and so it should come as no surprise that many titles are celebrating...

The Daily Grind: How much does an MMO’s art style determine whether you’ll try it?

I am not much of a Borderlands person, but the franchise has been impossible to ignore the last couple of weeks with the launch...

Not So Massively: How unrealistic expectations hobbled Heroes of the Storm

I find myself in the odd position of feeling compelled to both defend and criticize Heroes of the Storm. The game's taken a...
It can later become unreal, of course.

The Daily Grind: Are you a fan of dodge and joust mechanics in MMOs?

Deep in the bowels of a Reddit thread about WildStar vs. WoW Classic a while back, several people mentioned WildStar's combat as being...
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Anthem’s patch 1.40 brings freeplay changes, returned loot, and a hint toward Cataclysm’s ending

Throughout the Cataclysm event, Anthem has continued to roll out a slow but steady trickle of new loot, arenas, and story missions, but...

Skyforge’s Ignition update is live on PC with the brand-new Firestarter class

Bring your matches and your pyromania, folks: Skyforge's Ignition expansion is live today on PC, with PS4 following tomorrow and Xbox One hitting...

The MOP Up: Dauntless’ Strike Force is all up in your face

Giant monster hunting isn't just a sacred duty of those sworn to protect that one blacksmith and his family, it's also a competition between...

The MOP Up: Skyforge hisses and burns

It's (sigh) mass hiss-teria in Skyforge these days thanks to Gorgonide forces invading the place. Gorgonide? Really? Devs ain't even trying these...

The Daily Grind: What MMO did you forget was still alive and kicking?

The other day the Ryzom team sent us a tweet that basically told us that the game was still alive and there...

Massively Overthinking: Problematic faves in MMOs

A while back, a reader suggested that it was impossible for a fan who loves something to recognize its shortcomings, and I was taken...

Ryzom tests multi-language chat translator and whips up a new map

The oddly flavored alien fantasy MMORPG Ryzom has been running a marathon for a good long while now, and so far its crazy...
SELF-DESTRUCT

Vague Patch Notes: Lazy MMO developers don’t exist (at least not the way you’re thinking)

The other night, I was reading the Final Fantasy XIV subreddit and came across that gem of all gems for people who love...

WildStar composer Jeff Kurtenacker’s second Q&A talks unfinished music, the end of OST sales, and NCsoft

The always generous and lovely Jeff Kurtenacker, composer of WildStar's outstanding score, has uploaded the second episode of his JK Q&A series of...
We all live on a ship of heroes

Into the Super-verse: How Ship of Heroes is winning the superhero race

When it came to the explosion of spiritual successors to City of Heroes, there's definitely something to be said about being first on...

Not So Massively: Anthem’s Cataclysm is actually a good ride

It may have taken a while, but the Cataclysm has at last come to Anthem. A rogue Dominion team is trying to...

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