Rise of the TREE more like.

Pantheon’s July newsletter covers big trees, movement, and spell FX

You probably don't spend a lot of time thinking about the work that goes into making big trees in your favorite MMO. It's enough...
All we want to do is eat your brains.

Neverwinter details the struggles of the Illithid and their former thralls

For those of you not familiar with the deep lore behind Dungeons & Dragons, Neverwinter is here to fill you in with everything you want...
No belts

Final Fantasy XIV releases the long-awaited Viera and Hrothgar name conventions

Here's something fun for the Final Fantasy XIV players wondering about a lore-appropriate name for a Viera: If you changed the character but haven't...
Forget it, back to the last place.

E3 2019: The Division 2 heads back to New York for third DLC, plus Uplay and movie updates

It seems a little odd that The Division 2 sends us down to Washington, DC when our actual main antagonist heads right back to...
Build a little dark-house in your soul.

‘Throne war’ MMO Crowfall explains the art of its visual storytelling

Most of the active storytelling you're going to get in Crowfall is going to be done and explained by the premise of the game itself;...
Mean elf.

Blizzard says negative fan feedback won’t divert the course of its storytelling in World of Warcraft

Sometimes a statement can be both the right and wrong thing to say at the same time, and if you're thinking that sounds like...
But seriously, what's Damien's deal this week?

Saturday Night Live takes a jab at The Division 2’s love of talking at you

Sometimes you just can't get an NPC to shut up in a video game. Sometimes you can't get multiple NPCs to shut up. And...
So... we cool, huh? We cool?

Wisdom of Nym: Thoughts on the end of Final Fantasy XIV’s 4.x story

So now we've gotten the ending. And... gosh, sometimes these patches really do not merit splitting up, which is kind of the case for Final Fantasy...
Our house in the middle of our street.

Crowfall details the random encounters players will have with War Tribes

The point of the various time-limited worlds in Crowfall is, in part, that players are fighting for victory in the remnants of dying worlds. These...
But how bad are we talking, here?

Final Fantasy XIV prepares for the third expansion with patch 4.56

We know that the third expansion of Final Fantasy XIV is sending us into the Light-suffused First, a chance for us to do our best...
Are you a door or not?!

FFXIV Fan Festival Tokyo 2019: Liveblog of the opening keynote

Here we are at long last. If you're anything like me, you've been looking forward to this event since Final Fantasy XIV first delivered...

Aion launches Ereshkigal’s Rage on March 27 with Veilenthrone raid

What does Ereshkigal have to be angry about in Aion? Lots of things, really. There's nothing good on TV, there were no more muffins in...
We never claimed to be saints.

First impressions of BioWare’s Anthem, a flawed piece of work with good bones

I'm not quite sure whether Anthem is a mediocre game that I want to be better than it is, a bad game that I enjoy,...
There are no spoilers in this image.

Guild Wars 2 developers discuss the big dramatic ending of the latest Living World episode

Who likes big surprises in video game stories? All right, now who likes having those big dramatic moments spoiled ahead of time? If the...
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Overwatch releases a new short story and confirms that yes, Soldier 76 is gay

Poor Ana, she got a bit short-sold on her own short story. Yes, Overwatch's healing sniper gets her own bit of short fiction, but...
Stone city.

EverQuest previews the city of Mearatas in the upcoming Burning Lands expansion

Let's get real here, the duende in The Burning Lands expansion for EverQuest are not happy to have mortals around. They certainly don't want...
But why?

Hellion patches in a storyline with the Rude Awakening update

Sure, you might have been surviving in Hellion up to this point, but you weren't doing so for a specific reason. You didn't yet have...
Here comes trouble.

Wisdom of Nym: How many antagonistic sides do we have in Final Fantasy XIV?

One of my favorite moments from Order of the Stick (which is excellent anyhow) is when one of the villains makes it clear to...
This one hurts.

The Daily Grind: What wildly implausible settings would you like for an MMO?

If you had told me before it happened that we would get an MMO based on the works of Tad Williams, I wouldn't have...
What are we even doing here?

Wisdom of Nym: How we missed storyline overload in Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood

One of the things that I mentioned back when I was reviewing Heavensward in its totality was that for all the praise I give...