No Man’s Sky launches the Prisms update to make the whole game look prettier

There are times when No Man's Sky can be a remarkably beautiful game. It gets even prettier with the new Prisms update, which adds in...
So close, and yet...

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs you love to look at but hate to play?

For those of you who have forgotten my experiences with DC Universe Online, I found it one of the most obnoxious and unpleasant games to...
It's a tiny little sprout thing. It might kill you.

The Daily Grind: What older MMO feels like it holds up remarkably well graphically?

I recognize that I may be biased here, but it always surprises me how good Final Fantasy XI actually looks. Sure, there are a lot of...

The Daily Grind: What MMO would look the best with a cel-shaded style?

I'm not really over Peria Chronicles, but one of the things that attracted my interest to the game was the loveliness of its cel-shaded graphics...
We got it back, after all.

The Daily Grind: Would you play an older MMO with completely new graphics?

Gosh, City of Heroes is still a wonderful game... but boy, it really does show its age when I look at it now. The downside...
It's dark down here.

Neverwinter details the creation of Vanrakdoom and the Twisted Caverns

Herein lies the great contradiction for the underground zones of Neverwinter: The designers want you to feel as if you're hopelessly lost within an endless...
lol so randum

Take a look at the remastered battlegrounds heading to World of Warcraft in patch 8.1.5

Whether or not you're tired of Arathi Basin and Warsong Gulch in World of Warcraft, those two battlegrounds are old. They're the oldest ones in the...
How are you not playing this on PC in the first place?

The Daily Grind: How much time do you spend on aesthetics in MMOs?

You don't want to know how much time I've spent carefully decorating my characters' living spaces in Final Fantasy XIV. Or maybe you do;...
Build a little dark-house in your soul.

Crowfall hosts an hour-long art Q&A stream

When your game maintains an aggressive schedule of streaming, it can be a bit of a problem when your usual streaming host isn't available...
Table this for now. Or later.

City of Titans introduces its costume designer while teasing character creation

We haven't seen the character creation for City of Titans just yet, but you know that's going to be an important part of the...
heard u was talkin shiz

Conan Exiles is working on making the UI more communicative and creatures more expressive

The team behind Conan Exiles has been working hard over the past week, but a lot of that work has gone to the art...

Conan Exiles is moving forward with lava flow and combat revisions

Do you have strong opinions on the flow of lava? It's possible you're a trained scientist who knows when it looks right or wrong,...
We all live in a potentially messy world.

The Daily Grind: How much do aesthetics impact your playstyle choices in an MMO?

How your character looks affects your enjoyment of an MMO. This is almost a tautology; you spent time in the character creator, obviously, so...
GO GO POSING RANGER... wait, wrong one.

World of Warcraft shows off the caster animation changes coming in patch 7.3

Casting spells has been a cornerstone of World of Warcraft since the game launched, and while the models and particle effects have gotten better,...
How are you not playing this on PC in the first place?

Final Fantasy XIV asks players to help design some new furniture

Are there furnishings you wish were in Final Fantasy XIV but keep not getting added? Perhaps you can take matters into your own hands...

The Daily Grind: Do MMOs go overboard with particle effects?

There was an old joke among myself and some of my friends playing World of Warcraft about how it was convenient that bosses are...
El Creepy.

Neverwinter is making maps look creepy again and strongholds more small-guild friendly

The bright side for environmental artists working on Neverwinter's next module is that so much of the content takes place in familiar areas. That...
it me

Ship of Heroes asks for early UI feedback

The UI matters a lot in an MMORPG -- at least if you're going to be staring at it pretty much constantly while you're playing...
Live by the ripoff, die by the ripoff.

League of Legends looks at how it brought back a winter-themed map design

One does not play League of Legends in a quest for diverse play environments. This is kind of the nature of the MOBA; you...
Well... yes, that does look strictly better.

Mortal Online revamps all of its racial textures

Rebuilding a game's models is hard and somewhat grueling work. Luckily, you can get some of the same impact at times by just providing...