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Interview: Neverwinter devs on Sharandar’s cadence, systems overhauls, and future new class

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Last week, Perfect World Entertainment announced Neverwinter's Sharandar expansion, a three-part update that kicks off with The Iron Tooth patch February 9th. Players are...

Neverwinter starts testing its fey Sharandar expansion

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The first big MMO expansion of the year is already underway, as Neverwinter began testing the three-part Sharandar expansion on the Mimic server. This...
This poor woman may now be able to wear a shirt.

Kickstarted MMO card game HEX is closing at the end of the year

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It's the 11th hour for HEX, a fascinating title that attempted to blend MMO and card game mechanics together. Also, there were battle bunnies....
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Magic Legends’ next starting class is the white mana-using Sanctifier

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Magic Legends has finally deigned to show off the latest of the multiplayer ARPG's starting classes. Say hello to the Sanctifier, a veritable beacon...

Former ArenaNet founder and former Riot Games dev get $5.7M for their startup studio One More Game

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What can you do with $5.7 million? Apparently, beef up your own game studio. Patrick Wyatt, a former founder of ArenaNet and En Masse...

The Game Archaeologist: The history of play-by-email games

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For most all of human history, people who wanted to play a game together usually had to be in physical proximity with each other....

MMO Business Roundup: Tim Sweeney’s politics gaffe, Nexon’s Q4 2019, and the old BioWare crew

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Politics in games Epic's Tim Sweeney opened this week's DICE Summit with a whopper of...

Anthem’s weekly updates stay thin as the launch anniversary approaches

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If you were hoping from something big from Anthem this week, with the anniversary of its launch rushing up on us soon, well, I'm...

MMO Business Roundup: Stadia, Coronavirus, E3, VR, EVE Fanfest, Discord, and WOTC’s BioWare devs

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Stadia: Google has responded to the uproar over its poor communication with the Stadia...

Cryptic’s Magic: Legends is an isometric RPG and not an MMORPG because of earth elemental butt

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Yesterday, we got our first look at the gameplay in Cryptic's upcoming Magic: Legends MMO, and, well, it didn't go over that well. In...

Massively Uplifting: Gamers and studios raise millions for Extra Life and other charities

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Had enough of the tricks of October? How about some treats now that we're in November! Generous donations #forthekids were collected by gamers and...

The ESA says a crapton of game companies are finally embracing lockbox transparency

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Under pressure from no less than the US Senate, the FTC held the first of its planned video game monetization workshops today, and while...
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Elder Scrolls Online issues an apology over the Elsweyr adventure plagiarism debacle

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It was just supposed to be a fun little promo item to help spark excitement for The Elder Scrolls Online's next expansion, but the free Elsweyr...

Elder Scrolls Online yanks allegedly plagiarized Elsweyr-themed pen-and-paper adventure

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As part of the promotional push to highlight the Elsweyr expansion coming to The Elder Scrolls Online, a Dungeons & Dragons adventure set in...
Whew. All right.

WoW Factor: Why Legion 2 wouldn’t win back the World of Warcraft crowd

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Let's talk about fan expectations and naked fanservice for a bit. In fact, let's start with the Power Nine from Magic: the Gathering, and...

Here’s why a Magic: The Gathering hall-of-famer was disqualified from Mythic Championship II

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It's not an MMO, but it's one more example of the problems of competitive gaming: Last weekend's Magic: The Gathering Mythic Championship II took...

SWTOR’s James Ohlen is heading up a new Wizards of the Coast game studio working on a new IP

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I guess James Ohlen isn't totally out of game dev quite yet. After announcing his retirement in July of 2018 and then going on...
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Valve parts ways with Artifact creator Richard Garfield in round of layoffs

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Forget for one moment the horrific bleeding of Artifact's playerbase -- now the digital card game has lost its most high-profile designer. We are just...

The Survivalist: Seven survival game features I want to see in 2019

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A new year is all about new hopes, new goals, and -- hopefully -- new features and content. I am talking about games, of...

WOTC announces new esports initiative for Magic: The Gathering Arena

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At tonight's Game Awards ceremony, Wizards of the Coast announced that it will be expanding the Magic: The Gathering competitive scene with a new...

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