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Guild Wars 2 dev explains the real cost of crunch to games and gamers, Rockstar Lincoln clarifies crunch policy

Rockstar's crunch problem and the ongoing industry discussion around games dev labor abuses don't appear to be dying down. Ahead of the weekend, Rockstar...
so spoopy

Final Fantasy XI prepares for the spooktacular Harvest Festival

So, how do you manage to make things feel spooky in a game like Final Fantasy XI when you have an entire expansion...

Halloween blows through RIFT, Trove, ArcheAge, Atlas Reactor, and Defiance 2050

Something sinister is brewing over at Trion Worlds, and soon the whole world will pay the price as Scott Hartsman's corgi transforms into its...
Back again, etc.

A bug in Destiny 2 hints about a return to Saturn in the future

You generally expect hints about future content in games to come via lore or teaser images, not through bugs. Yet a bug is hinting...
Stop, also collaborate and... oh, you know.

Defiance 2050 launches its Trouble In Paradise update along with the Crusader Pack

It's officially time in Defiance 2050 to start smacking things with what is really a very large hammer. The latest update for...

The MOP Up: Dark Age of Camelot allows name, gender, and race changes

Dark Age of Camelot is testing its next major patch, and it has a major surprise in store for its playerbase. "Patch 1.125...

One Shots: Filtered to perfection

I don't usually spend a lot of time running pictures through filters, but it's pretty cool when I see someone doing this that knows...
Yes, this is one such alt.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMO systems that encourage alts

Here's how much I like having alts: I have alts in Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XI. Two games which are...
WHAT AM I?!

Wisdom of Nym: What can datamining tell us about the next Final Fantasy XIV job?

The datamining for Final Fantasy XIV is difficult, because the game is remarkably spare when it comes to pointers for the future. Most...

One Shots: Mercury sunrise

"Like many, when Destiny 2 launched late last year, I played it for a few weeks, then put it away," said Rees Racer....
NOT THE WARP TARU!

Final Fantasy XI’s October update finally addresses Besieged issues

The launch of Final Fantasy XI's third expansion, Treasures of Aht Urhgan, took place in 2006. Part of the launch was the inclusion...

Ubisoft previews The Division 2’s overhauled weapons systems

In all the buzz around Destiny 2 and Anthem, you'd be forgiven for having forgotten that The Division 2 is still on the...
One matters more than the other.

Anthem will have matchmaking for raids but no loot trading

It's hard not to compare Anthem to Destiny 2 just by the nature of what both games are trying to be. More...
ExPLOsions! Overpowerin'

Activision knows the power of cross-play, but it will need some time to implement it

Blizzard is very familiar with the advantages of cross-platform play, because Hearthstone exists and does quite well for it with exactly that. But...
We're not counting your game dying as death here.

Perfect Ten: The big book of MMORPG death mechanics

Video games will kill your characters. It's inevitable. I still faintly remember my younger brother's first video game death, when he ran full-tilt into...
You can apparently touch this.

Defiance 2050 launches new Crusader class with its next update on October 15th

The next major update for Defiance 2050 is dubbed Trouble in Paradise, and among its additions is a new class for whom...
I'm important!

Vague Patch Notes: Trickle-down metagames in MMORPGs

A while back, there was an interesting set of data coming out of a discussion about Overwatch. The discussion was about the concept...
Sorry, guy.

Vague Patch Notes: WildStar deserves its shutdown, even though we loved it

Last week, when we heard that WildStar was being shut down, I penned a truthful, heartfelt eulogy for the game as it...

Battle Bards Episode 128: Seaside port

Why not sail up to our dock and tie your ship to ours for an hour? The Battle Bards return for another great episode...
OVER TIME

Perfect Ten: My favorite MMORPG names

Stuff in MMOs has names. That's... like, a defining feature. We all know that. These games have titles, and they have expansions, and they...

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