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Final Fantasy XIV shows you how to make its 8-year anniversary cake in painstaking detail

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As part of the celebration forĀ Final Fantasy XIV's eight-year celebration, celebrity baker Kim-Joy took the time to create an elaborate cake including cactuars, fat...

Guild Wars 2 teases next End of Dragons elite spec reveal, promises more info on skiffs

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It's telling how hungry Guild Wars 2 fans are for more information about End of Dragons that a silhouette of a kneeling figure clutching...
Dew the do... wait.

Stardew Valley’s lone developer announces a $40K speedrunning competition on September 4

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Yes, the words "speedrunning," "competition," and "Stardew Valley" are being used together in a headline. That's because Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone, the farming/life sim RPG's...
I blew things up!

EA’s ‘patent pledge’ openly shares tech patents in an effort to increase game accessibility

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Everyone, regardless of physical or medical issues, should be allowed to enjoy gaming, and Electronic Arts is attempting to facilitate as much by openly...

EverQuest II’s player-run Festival of Unity is back this weekend with a variety of games and events

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The self-described longest running player event in EverQuest II history has returned for another year of in-game summer fun. It's the Festival of Unity,...

MUD creator Richard Bartle’s seminal book on designing MMOs is now free

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When MMORPG players encounter the name "Bartle," they think less malt liquor and more a man who helped to pioneer the massively multiplayer online...

Star Citizen’s community-run Daymar Rally race announces its return on January 15

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It's time for a bit of in-game sci-fi off road racing action. Fans of Star Citizen are likely familiar with the Daymar Rally, a...
Klingons.

Star Trek Online shares some epic Klingon heavy metal

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It's time to bang your bumpy, circlet-adorned, honorable combat-loving head. Star Trek Online was apparently in the mood to rock when singer/songwriter Jason Charles...

Neverwinter is selling charity item bundles to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of America

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Would you like to get your Neverwinter character a big fluffy stag mount and a bunch of other goodies while also helping out a...

Massively Uplifting: Summer goodness from SOLO, EVE, Bungie, Warframe, and Guild Wars

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When the news gets filled with dark and horrible things (and maybe you start to be disgusted with companies and people), it is natural...
Laser needles.

Final Fantasy XIV changes the Sage job icon in response to trypophobia sufferers

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Today's vocabulary word is "trypophobia," which refers to a feeling of fear or disgust when seeing a small cluster of holes or bumps. Not...
Multi-digit division.

Blizzard Day 9: Ubisoft stands in solidarity, Ashes of Creation buys Blizzard workers lunch

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Blizzard Entertainment isn't the only video game studio experiencing backlash from its employees over sexism and abuse. The Division 2 maker Ubisoft has long...

Blaugust blog writing initiative returns to challenge bloggers to write for a whole month

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Regular readers of MOP doubtlessly know that we're all about highlighting and supporting MMO gaming blogs. Regulars also know that we like to signal...

‘We do not serve Activision Blizzard’: Furious WoW players stage protest against Blizzard

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Following yesterday's revelation that the state of California is suing Activision-Blizzard in a 29-page complaint that alleges a serious pattern of sexual harassment and...

Guild Wars 2 reveals fourth End of Dragons voice actor as cheeky Inventory Manager gets an update

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My favorite April Fools' Day trick this year wasn't a trick at all: It was a game published by Guild Wars 2 superfan @that_shaman...

Relive LOTRO’s Weatherstock XIII player concert series with these videos

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This past weekend, Hobbits and Elves (and other Free Peoples of Middle-earth) put down their swords and took up lutes, drums, and oboes for...
Give me hope that help is coming when I need it most.

Indeed, Final Fantasy XIV is getting an official cookbook

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If you've ever looked with envy at the polygonal meals lining the tables in Final Fantasy XIV's inns and thought, "I'd eat the crap...

Perfect Ten: The 10 most huggable boss monsters in multiplayer online hunting RPGs

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Have you ever fought a boss monster that didn't feel like it deserved your fatal blows? Sure, it's just a video game, and the...
Destined even further.

Bungie Day 2021 is being marked with a charity drive, a free emblem, and a Destiny 2 preview event on August 24

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Yesterday, July 7th, was the start of Bungie Day, the fan-crafted celebration that was born from the publisher/developer's fixation with the number seven, and...

Guild Wars 2 players are celebrating Pride in-game and raising funds for charity this evening

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This past weekend is seeing another Pride event being run by the players of Guild Wars 2, and while yesterday's festivities have already come...

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