Tribes: Ascend, a multiplayer online shooter
Tribes series, a series of online multiplayer shooters that began in 1998

Toss me a cure, will you?

Wisdom of Nym: Story beats that I’d like to see explored in Final Fantasy XIV

There's a wide-open space for storytelling in Final Fantasy XIV with the conclusion of the 5.0 MSQ, a lot of different ways that the...

LOTRO Legendarium: The first year of LOTRO’s operation

It was April 24th, 2007. World of Warcraft players were deep into The Burning Crusade, SOE had just launched Vanguard, and the indie MMO...

Final Fantasy XIV’s Shadowbringers has officially been brought

One of the summer's major releases for MMO players officially arrives today as Final Fantasy XIV's Shadowbringers formally launches out of headstart and into the...
Tamriel Infinium Sumerset

Tamriel Infinium: Ranking the Elder Scrolls Online’s expansions and DLC to date

On the cusp of the release of Elder Scrolls Online's latest chapter expansion, Elsweyr, I thought it might be fun to go back and...

The Game Archaeologist: Minions of Mirth

While large teams with big budgets and studios backing them are expected to push out smash hit MMORPGs, to me it's always vastly more...
Well, we got something right!

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood in review – side stories, part one

Those of you who don't remember the last time I did this particular column series (which is understandable, it was two years ago) should...

The Survivalist: Why I love survival games but refuse to touch Atlas

I love survival sandboxes. They give me that virtual world experience I'm missing from most MMOs. And I can build! So, why won't I...
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...
Have a little empire. As a treat.

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 does...
Build a little dark-house in your soul.

ArtCraft outlines Crowfall’s (surprisingly short) road to alpha 6.0

Even as a Crowfall backer, I've been occasionally confused about the game's test status, especially after it missed two of its original planned soft-launch...
Vendi ad me frat

Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 4.5, A Requiem for Heroes, launches on January 8

It's all coming down in Final Fantasy XIV on January 8th, 2019. Patch 4.5, A Requiem for Heroes, launches on that date, bringing with it...
It's actually fine.

Wisdom of Nym: No, Final Fantasy XIV reliability isn’t a bad thing

There's a common criticism of Final Fantasy XIV that I frequently see and agree with. The argument goes that basically, five years out from the...
Choo choo, mothertrucker.

Final Fantasy XIV’s second Encyclopedia Eorzea is even better than the first

The second volume of Final Fantasy XIV's Encyclopedia Eorzea was the only item I wanted to get on the floor of the fan festival a...

Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Assessing the new expo venue, game experimentation, and esports

Did you catch our latest Stew Talks? It's like Ted Talks, but about gaming and Hi-Rez. When I sat down with Stew Chisam, President...

Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Stewart Chisam makes sense of the studio split, hints at new game

You've heard of Simon Says? At Hi-Rez Expo I played Stew Says, but in this game I try to get Stew Chisam, President of...

Hi-Rez Expo: SMITE’s new arena, Avalon, and a hands-on with Switch

One thing I can say about the Hi-Rez Expo is that no matter what time of year the studio has it, it's always full...

The Survivalist: ARK’s Extinction makes bases extinct

It had to be too good to last! We were all pretty shocked when Studio WildCard actually launched ARK's newest expansion on the right...
Forty-six & 2

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s Blue Mage is balanced right, even if you don’t like that

This extra this week entirely comes from me doing the intellectual equivalent of pouring a mixture of lemon juice and salt directly into an...

FFXIV Fan Festival 2018: Shadowbringers promises new story, new regions, and new jobs

The plan was to fan a spark into a flame, but now it's getting dark, so who'll remember your name? (Apologies to Lin-Manuel Miranda...

The Survivalist: Conan Exiles’ Picts, pets, and pokey arrows

In a world where no game is perfect, I continue to be pleased with the progress Conan Exiles keeps making. I'm also happy that...