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Black Desert shows off 4K console version at Gamescom

It might have gotten buried in this massive list, but Black Desert is one of the MMOs that’s slated to receive enhanced treatment by the new Xbox One X. While the console is coming out this fall, Black Desert won’t be available on it until early next year on the platform. That doesn’t mean you’ll have to wait until then […]

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Flameseeker Chronicles: Elite Specialization preview weekend impressions

Over the weekend Guild Wars 2 players had the chance to get to grips with the new Path of Fire elite specializations in a PvP setting, so I, of course, jumped in with both feet and tried out some of the specializations for myself. You’ll know already if you’re familiar with my ramblings that PvP isn’t a massive love of mine, but […]

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SkySaga shuts down production and goes on hold indefinitely

Very sad news today out of Radiant Worlds, which announced that Smilegate, its publishing partner, ordered that SkySaga’s development be shut down immediately and pulled support from the project. While the studio said that the game is only “on hold” and that Radiant is in a “strong financial position,” it doesn’t look good for the multiplayer title. It also sounds like […]

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The Repopulation struggles to get content patch ready for release

The faithful and hopeful fans waiting for the next stage of The Repopulation’s development might have a glimmer of hope to hang on to today. The devs announced on the forum that they had overcome “a major hurdle to deployment” of the long-awaited patch and were optimistic that the process might go a bit more smoothly from here on out. […]

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Drink in 20 glorious minutes of Blizzard Gamescom previews

While it’s no BlizzCon, Gamescom has become an increasingly important platform for Blizzard to share exciting news about its roster of games. And we’re guessing that since you’re sitting at home instead of strutting about in Germany, you aren’t going to be getting this information first-hand. No matter; the studio put up a helpful 20-minute preview of its Gamescom news […]

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SWTOR delays Update 5.4 by a day due to a last-minute bug

Sorry to rain on your Umbara parade, SWTOR players, but you’re going to have to wait an extra day to dive into the August update. The devs announced that they had to delay the patch in order to fix a serious issue with the new instance: “As we do with all updates, we continually test until it goes out the […]

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The Daily Grind: Do MMORPG studios worry too much about player retention?

Back in March, we used a Richard Bartle blog post to discuss retention in MMOs and how developers could up their stickiness factor. But in rereading it, I notice that most of us took as a given that MMOs want to increase their retention in the first place. And I’m not so sure they do anymore. What studios actually want is […]

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Mass Effect: Andromeda ends single-player support, forges on with multiplayer updates

It’s the end of the line for Mass Effect: Andromeda, as BioWare announced this past weekend that it had no further plans to develop single-player content for its sci-fi RPG. Fortunately, several projects to expand the game’s multiplayer aspect are still in the works. “Our last update, 1.10, was the final update for Mass Effect: Andromeda. There are no planned […]

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Breakaway shows off its competitive side in a new trailer

Why will you be playing Breakaway? The latest trailer for the game is all about how you’ll be playing the game to win and to smash the heck out of your opposition. And you’ll be doing it quickly. And streaming it for the adulation of adoring fans. And then, possibly, doing a double backflip on a BMX bike before jumping […]

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Lawbreakers nerfs a bunch of abilities post-launch

When one looks at a gravity-challenged game like Lawbreakers, one cannot help but wonder when the devs will add an update where your characters will have to fight a “nausea” meter while spinning and flipping through the air like some demented carnival ride. No nausea meter yet, but the team did put out a small post-launch patch last week that […]

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Shroud of the Avatar works on replacing placeholder scenes

With the broad outline of the game now completed, Shroud of the Avatar’s team is turning to placeholder locations and revising them with hand-crafted content. This includes the new mountainous region of Crooked Shank, the hilly lands of Middle Downs, and more Viking-inspired clothing for northern NPCs. “We are focusing the next few releases on building the lower tier scenes […]

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Absolver shows off its grouping options in a new video

It should come as no real surprise that Absolver is not a private journey (otherwise we wouldn’t really cover it here), and thus there are different ways to team up with other players and take on the dangers to be found in the game world. A new video just below details the ways in which players can work together, starting […]

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You can now rent a private ARK server for the PlayStation 4

Second-class console players, despondent about their lot in life, look in misery upon the glory of their PC betters and imagine a world in which they too could rent and run their own ARK: Survival Evolved servers. But oh! Frapjous joy! Such rare privilege is now part and parcel of the PlayStation 4 lifestyle! For Studio Wildcard announced last week […]

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Dark and Light runs down the basics of crafting

We understand that you, personally, are committed to playing Dark and Light the way it was originally meant to be played. And we respect that you have a deep commitment to squatting naked in a ditch foraging for berries and throwing rocks at other players. But you can see other adventurers wandering around with things like tools and weapons and […]

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LOTRO Update 21.1 works to improve Mordor

The road goes ever on for Lord of the Rings Online — as does the work needed on its newest expansion, Mordor. Today the team released Update 21.1, a patch designed to fix a few glaring errors, add in a smattering of content, and deliver quality-of-life improvements to the new High Elf race. High Elves have gotten their own horse […]

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SWTOR posts Crisis on Umbara patch notes for tomorrow’s update

Nothing wrong with getting patch notes a day early, right? We mean, if you’re getting them the day of, you’re often too busy jumping in and playing the game to give more than a cursory glance at the list of changes. And by then, you’re over your head and it’s too late. So let us rejoice that Star Wars: The […]

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Destiny 2’s launch trailer is clucking awesome

“Do you see all that I have done?” The stakes are high for this fall’s Destiny 2, with a near-unstoppable villain smashing through the status quo to set himself on the top of a rubble of worlds and Destiny 1 character accomplishments. On top of this morning’s news about some of the bells and whistles coming for the PC version, […]

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Overwatch goes all apocalyptic with its new Junkertown map

It’s time to lock and load and do what video gamers do best: escort! Today, Blizzard announced a brand-new map for Overwatch called Junkertown that takes place in a Mad Max-style city. “Junkertown is an escort map located in the harsh and unforgiving Australian Outback,” the studio explained. “Constructed from the remains of a destroyed omnium, it’s now the home […]

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Mad World shows off just how crazy cross-platform it can be

One of our “MMOs you’ve never heard of” (before we mentioned it, of course), Mad World is attempting to reach for your attention by being everywhere and on everything you might use to play video games. In a new video released this past week, the team demonstrated how this 2-D MMORPG can run on browsers, smartphones, and tablets just fine. You […]

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Wild Buster is a new MMO made by Mad Libs, apparently

If you can’t create anything new, just slap together a lot of other things until you get something that sounds and feels vaguely fresh. Hey, we’re not knocking that approach; there have been a lot of wonderful games made that way. So that’s why we’re trying to keep an open mind about Wild Buster, a newly announced title that incorporates […]

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