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Learn about storytelling and art design from the Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers leads

At this point most Final Fantasy XIV fans are familiar with the name Natsuko Ishikawa, the main scenario writer for Shadowbringers. She's the one...

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...

Warframe of Mind: Where to look to find the lore in Warframe

When I mention the lore in Warframe, the response I usually get is "There's lore in Warframe?!?" I've even gotten this from some...
Thank you for holding my breath.

The Daily Grind: Should MMOs have end dates?

One of the best things that Final Fantasy XI did was end. Not end updates, obviously, the game has a monthly release cadence...
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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...

The Stream Team: Wrapping up Warframe’s The War Within

Warframe's story has had some twists and turns, and Massively OP's MJ is winding her way through it all. Tonight she will wrap up...
Such a compelling narrative of 'gun'

PUBG Corp has a new studio working on a game creating a new narrative in the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds universe

So, how much do you know about the universe of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds? It's perfectly valid if your reaction to that question is incredulity...

Warframe of Mind: The story of Space Mom and The Second Dream

When I first started playing Warframe, I definitely wasn't in it for the story. Was there story? Initially, no. There were only crumbs...
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...
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...
You seem trustworthy!

Final Fantasy XIV updates its official preview site for the release of patch 4.56

The hour fast approaches to conclude the Stormblood story and lead into Shadowbringers in Final Fantasy XIV. Unfortunately for fans eagerly awaiting this conclusion, that hour...
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Star Wars: The Old Republic’s creative director talks about the characters of Jedi Under Siege

The latest update for Star Wars: The Old Republic brought a lot of characters around. It brought major characters back, it brought new characters...
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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...
Please cite one thing that you thought about Baine before this expansion. Go ahead. I'll wait.

Blizzard talks up ‘meaningful choices’ in World of Warcraft’s story

Did you still have any hopes about the story of World of Warcraft in this expansion? Did you think the writers would somehow...
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...
Even more secrets!

Final Fantasy XIV previews the second volume of its lore guide

There's a lot of lore going on behind the scenes of Final Fantasy XIV. A lot of it is up-front with quests and...

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR, a roleplay community divided

Much praise and hatred have been tossed at Star Wars: The Old Republic for its decision to focus more heavily on...
Gosh, I hope so.

WoW Factor: There’s no fixing this Battle for Azeroth story

Let's be totally clear about something: There is no twist waiting for this World of Warcraft story. It doesn't exist. There's no way...
This went over great.

World of Warcraft fans are not happy with the latest story developments, some try to cope through harassment

So yesterday's latest bit of story in World of Warcraft did not, in fact, delight and amaze fans. Quite the opposite. Reactions on...
Not pictured: Rabbits. We don't know what they'll look like yet.

Wisdom of Nym: Some story breakdown from Final Fantasy XIV’s latest patch

I had said before patch 4.3 came out that we were going to learn a fair bit about the future direction of Final...

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