Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – Second Series of Free Missions for Frozen Throne Released

The second set of missions for Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne has been released. These missions will send players to Icecrown Citadel itself to the Upper Reaches. They’ll face off against three new bosses and earn a card pack for completing the missions.

Trove – Subclasses Coming in Eclipse Previewed

When the Trove content expansion, Eclipse, launches, it will bring the new subclass feature on board. When players reach level 10, they’ll have the ability to unlock a subclass that’s based on any one of the other 15 classes. A stat boost and a passive skill will also unlock.

The Daily Grind: What MMO would you like to see dump its branding or IP?

On Tuesday, Daybreak formally announced that the neglected PvE half of H1Z1, Just Survive, would be shedding its H1Z1 branding once and for all. The reveal couldn’t help but remind me of the way Daybreak did the same thing for Landmark, deleting the “EverQuest Next” and then the EverQuest IP altogether from the title and marketing before ultimately scrapping the entire […]

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Massively Overthinking: Alone together vs. forced grouping in MMORPGs

I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume that everyone has at some point seen the xkcd called Isolation, but if not, there it is. No matter what the age and era, someone’s always preaching that people were more sociable in the long long ago. In this comic, however, Randall Munroe isn’t even contesting that. His point is basically […]

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Osiris: New Dawn explains its closed beta plan

Why would an early access game suddenly decide to hold a limited closed beta test? That’s the question of the week for Osiris: New Dawn, but the game’s director had a good explanation for the oddity. In short, the team’s prior experience in making video games told them that it was imperative to have focused testing with strong feedback in […]

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Wurm Online – Build Your Own Ventura Highway After Latest Update

The latest update has been deployed to Wyrm Online that lets players build and connect highways to deeds all over the game. The system will allow players to find routes to any deed connected to the same highway and protection will be added to prevent destruction.

Revelation Online outlines the lore-hunting Scene Chronicle feature

Are you fascinated by the lore of the various locations in Revelation Online? In the event that you don’t care about that at all, are you a big fan of getting to pick up valuable items and fame just by filling in some check marks? The Scene Chronicle feature caters to both sorts of players, giving you a chance to […]

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Overwatch promises that console reporting is (still) on its way

Remember how Blizzard said that a bad behavior reporting function was on its way to Overwatch’s console edition? While the studio promised this week that the feature was being internally tested, the community finds itself more desperate than ever to arm itself with the tool against griefers, gankers, and goons. Eurogamer published a piece outlining how dire the situation has become […]

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Crowfall divulges details on the diminutive Fae

Don’t call them “tiny,” not unless you want your Achilles heel slashed and your hair set on fire while screaming laughter fills your ears. Crowfall’s Fae might be the second-smallest race to come to the game, but the species packs quite a lot into its small package. Today, ArtCraft revealed details about this race that’s coming soon to the test […]

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World of Tanks introduces PvE War Stories, amps up metal soundtrack

Maybe it shouldn’t come as a huge shocker that the studio behind World of Tanks is into (pause for punny effect) heavy metal. Wargaming announced this week that it’s planning on infusing its soundtrack with heavy metal music from musicians around the world, starting with a special track by Akira Yamaoka. Additionally, the studio has teamed up with heavy metal band Sabaton […]

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Kritika Online publishes fall roadmap, will officially launch in September

One of this summer’s sleeper MMO hits has to be Kritika Online, a soft-launched action title published by En Masse Entertainment. It might not be the deepest of all MMORPGs, but what it lacks for in progress it makes up for in pizzaz. This week, the team posted a roadmap of its plans for the game over the next few […]

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The Stream Team: Exploring Bloodroot Forge in Elder Scrolls Online’s Horns of the Reach

What is lurking in Bloodroot Forge ? Massively OP’s MJ just got ESO’s latest DLC Horns of the Reach and she is eager to explore this new dungeons. She has no idea what she will find there, though. Will it be great glory and rewards, or death and destruction? What monsters will she face? Join us live at 3:00 p.m. […]

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Star Wars: The Old Republic marches on with class changes

If next Monday is Eclipse Day in North America, is it OK if we deem Tuesday to be Star Wars On A Train Day? Because you know that when Star Wars: The Old Republic’s Update 5.4 arrives on August 22nd, you won’t be able to think over the noise of millions of players shouting “WHEEE!” as they set up shop in […]

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Ultima Online begins epic 20th anniversary event, warns of harassment threat

Is there any shame in throwing a birthday party for yourself? Not if you invite everyone and make it hecka fun, we say! Ultima Online has kicked off its 20th anniversary event this week, welcoming everyone to celebrate the 1997 MMORPG and all that it’s accomplished over the past two decades. The event arc is called The Shattered Obelisk, and […]

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Kritika Online – The Road to Steam Release & Beyond

The Kritika Online site has been updated with the game’s “roadmap” for the upcoming months. Over the course of the next quarter, several big updates are planned, beginning with August 30th. The content update will include Arena and PvP modes and The Shattered Table, a 2-player end game instance.

Deep-diving Gloria Victis’ swordplay and siege warfare

We’re in the midst of a sort of sandbox renaissance, with numerous sandbox titles under development and more seeming to scuttle out of the woodwork on a regular basis, all vying for the attention of the masses of gamers weary of the World-of-Warcraft-inspired theme park formula that has dominated the market for so long. Among these contenders is Gloria Victis […]

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PlanetSide 2 plans huge ‘Critical Mass’ revamp update to fix factional point system

Daybreak is a whirlwind this week: First it broke up the H1Z1 party and got Just Survive its own apartment, and now it’s bringing PlanetSide 2 up to speed. The studio is unveiling what it’s calling Critical Mass, an update planned for later in August that overhauls the game’s victory point system. “Previously, the VP system acted as a sort […]

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