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The tide breaks.

MMO Week in Review: Help, our staff got eaten by Shadowbringers

It would've been hard for an MMO to compete with Final Fantasy XIV this week, a game whose brand-new Shadowbringers expansion our...

MMO Week in Review: Shadowbringers and Rise of Azshara’s duel to the pain

World of Warcraft has never been one to just let a Final Fantasy XIV expansion just roll by and take all its bored players,...

MMO Week in Review: Quite ethical and quite fun surprise mechanics

I remember when I used to worry about studios misusing words like sandbox, free-to-play, persistent world, and MMORPG. I even worried that the term...

MMO Week in Review: E3 actually didn’t suck for MMOs this year

E3 2019 dominated the headlines this week, even for MMO players, which isn't always a given. We got news on Elder Scrolls...

MMO Week in Review: Big expansions for Elder Scrolls Online, Black Desert, and Path of Exile

The week or two before E3 is usually dodgy: Sometimes, studios hold all their news for the show. Other times, they're in a rush...

MMO Week in Review: Bring on Shadowbringers

Final Fantasy XIV knows how to throw a giant reveal extravaganza, and that's exactly what it did this week, giving us opportunity to...

MMO Week in Review: Going Elsweyr

Elder Scrolls Online launched its big annual campaign, Elsweyr, into its headstart early access for PC players this week, and while the...

MMO Week in Review: A feast for MMOs in Guild Wars 2, WoW Classic, and City of Heroes

Not at all for the first time, Guild Wars 2 and World of Warcraft announcements clashed rather hard this week, as ArenaNet...

MMO Week in Review: The proposal to crack down on predatory video games

Lockboxes, lootboxes, gambleboxes: Whatever you wanna call 'em, they've been on a wild ride the last couple of years, elevated from something only MMORPG...

MMO Week in Review: Blizzard’s freezing financials

Yikes, Blizzard didn't have a great week: Its first quarter financials dropped, and they were brutal indeed, revealing that Blizzard's small stable of...

MMO Week in Review: Go. Hunt. Kill Skuls.

What a week in MMOs, right? BlizzCon got dates, we explored Elder Scrolls Online's upcoming Necromancer class, EVE Online rescinded its...

MMO Week in Review: People are going to an awful lot of trouble to play a 2004 MMO where the heroes don’t even have fingers

Did anybody read a damn thing other than City of Heroes rogue server news this week? Because so much happened! Elder Scrolls...

MMO Week in Review: SWTOR’s Onslaught eclipses ‘Big Blizzard’

It'd be tempting to make this week's headline all about Big Blizzard since that was far and away the biggest comment thread of...

MMO Week in Review: The myth of the BioWare magic

If you were hoping that if BioWare just kept its head down and buffed up Anthem, it could avoid the trainwrecks of...

MMO Week in Review: ‘The next evolution for EverQuest’

Raise your hand if you weren't expecting to see the words EverQuest Next pop up this week. Yeah, we're right there with you....
Capital city.

MMO Week in Review: Albion free-to-play, WoW Classic, EVEsterdam, and FFXIV Tokyo

'Twas another huge week for the MMO industry: Albion Online announced it's going free-to-play, Blizzard teased news for WoW Classic,
Central division.

MMO Week in Review: The Division 2 is now a game *and* an athletics tier

The Division 2 joined the online gaming world's roster of looter-shooters this week, giving grumpy AnthemĀ refugees something new to try. Meanwhile, Gamigo canceled...

MMO Week in Review: The LOTRO and DDO tech team deserves a nap and a hug

Did anybody else let out a cheer when Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online finally came back up on...

MMO Week in Review: 143

This week I learned that in the '90s, the number "143" was used as code for "I love you." There was no way my...
Both hands!

MMO Week in Review: Guild Wars 2 navigates its own straits of devastation

If you thought ArenaNet and Guild Wars 2 were immune to NCsoft's recent corporate tinkering, you were in for a rude...

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