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Four Winds: Remembering TERA’s wild start and in-game politics

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Well, the TERA sunset thing caught me off guard. I don't play TERA, but I was always under the impression that the game was...
Fighty fight fight.

Perfect Ten: 10 great ways to lose new players from your MMO

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MMOs require new blood. Not exclusively or anything; you can keep an MMO going for quite some time on existing happy players. But existing...

Destiny 2 changes weapons, armor, activities, and Solar archetypes in the Season of the Haunted update

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Over the past several weeks, Destiny 2 has been talking up the various changes coming to the shooter with the start of its next...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 374: Star Citizen, one decade later

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Justin and Bree discuss the state of Star Citizen, Final Fantasy XI's 20th birthday, Guild Wars 2's Sky Pirates, DDO's Isle of Dread, and EVE Online's EVE Anywhere, plus a mailbag topic on struggling with single-player games in the wake of MMOs.

Choose My Adventure: Sampling a quick serving of player creativity in City of Heroes Rebirth

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Even though City of Heroes Rebirth is a smaller rogue server in comparison to others out there, I was happy to notice that there...
Burn it down!

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV and the risk of job overload

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All right, let's start this column with a little thought exercise. I want you to come up with a weapon and a general flow...

One Shots: That time when the Matrix discovered that it was in another Matrix

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As we all know by now, the Matrix is everywhere, and we've consigned ourselves to a lifetime of being a battery for robots. Which...

Destiny 2 outlines changes to its upcoming summer event and fixes the so-called ‘Xur hostage exploit’

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The Guardian Games are coming to an end in Destiny 2, but that just paves the way for the looter shooter's next event, which...
Snap.

Final Fantasy XI developers plan a Reddit AMA for next week

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The Final Fantasy XI team is still not the best at talking to the game's North American fanbase, but it's getting better. (Getting better...
The stuff that you have, does someone have a claim on it?

Vague Patch Notes: A look back at my start in Final Fantasy XI, many years later

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It is the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy XI this week. Not the 20th anniversary of the game being in the US, and thus...

Destiny 2’s Bungie says it won’t be ‘muzzled’ by Sony when it comes to ‘standing up for what’s right’

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For the last week, we've been covering a WAPO story on the games industry's tepid response for reproductive health rights, which led to a...

Choose My Adventure: Some classic mission running in the City of Heroes Rebirth rogue server

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So yes, it would appear that missions are indeed the most rewarding thing to do in City of Heroes: Rebirth. That would probably be the...
We still care.

Final Fantasy XI welcomes its 20-year anniversary today

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As of today, it's been two decades since Final Fantasy XI first launched in Japan, which makes this a pretty notable anniversary for the...

WAPO calls out gaming industry for lack of support for reproductive health as workers strike

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The Washington Post has a new article out this week ripping into the gaming industry for its "silence" on the likely overturn of Roe...
Do you hear what I hear?

Final Fantasy XI releases its May version update and unveils a new event

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The new May update for Final Fantasy XI has arrived, and you have to go help out Maat. Sure, the guy had been a...

Destiny 2 kicks off the Guardian Games and answers weapon questions as the FTC investigates Sony’s buyout of Bungie

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Let the games begin! The Guardian Games, that is, as the Olympic-like competition among the three classes of Destiny 2 kicked off last week....
Ram moo

Final Fantasy XI prepares a variety of appreciation campaigns for players starting on Wednesday

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The 20-year birthday for Final Fantasy XI is coming up really soon, with May 16th marking the date. And as is expected for any sort of...

Perfect Ten: Why we need more post-apocalyptic MMOs

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Ever since playing the original Wasteland back in the late '80, I've had a high fascination with post-apocalyptic settings. Yet it's not been the...

Destiny 2 studio Bungie issues forceful statement on workers’ healthcare rights

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In the wake of news that the US Supreme Court is likely to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that safeguards people's right...

Choose My Adventure: Final Fantasy XI’s PlayOnline decides to not let me play online

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This was not how I was expecting to return to Final Fantasy XI. I always knew about the completely goofball account system that is...

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