Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood is everything you expect (and that’s outstanding)

In my mind, Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood is all about sticking the landing. After a few years of FFXIV being out, the game has consistently earned high praise from people who play it. Heavensward was recognized as a definite high point for the game, improving more or less everything in the game and adding more besides. So the question was […]

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Wild West Online asks players what sort of gambling they want to see

It’s just not right to think of the stereotypical wild west without including some gambling. Based on movies on the subject, cheating at poker and the penalties for cheating at poker make up the majority of most people’s pastimes. So Wild West Online knows players want some form of gambling in the game, and it’s going to be in there. […]

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– The Battle Between Anthem and Destiny 2

E3 has come and gone and in the wake of the incredible hype machine that is back to back publisher conferences, the biggest game reveals are clear: EA Bioware’s Anthem and Activision Blizzard’s, Destiny 2. Everything we know so far says that these two games are taking aim at the exact same group of gamers. It’s poised to be a battle between two massive publishers and renowned development studios for the time and money of you the gamer. Let’s talk about how that might shake out.

E3 2017: ARK Survival Evolved on scope creep, Xbox One X, and leaving early access

So ARK: Survival Evolved is going to be the first big survival sandbox not named Minecraft or Don’t Starve to not only make it to launch but to get there from Early Access development. Leaving EA is something we I rarely see, which is why readers may notice I’m quite critical of games that ask for your money, sell you an incomplete […]

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Secret World Legends’ headstart launches today at 2 p.m. EDT

Pack up your stuff, The Secret World fans: It’s movin’ day, at least if you don’t care about playing on Steam, as Secret Worlds Legends’ headstart period for veteran The Secret World players and beta testers begins today. Funcom’s said the headstart hasn’t technically begun just yet — we still don’t know when the flag will drop — but that preloading […]

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Final Fantasy XIV – Stormblood Week 1 – Rise of the Samurai

Stormblood is here! After a rough launch in which Raubahn single-handedly (see what I did there?) held up the main quest for most of us and everybody learned to queue like the British, things are finally straightening out, and we’re finally able to explore the brave new world of Othard and Ala Mhigo.

City of Titan demos animations in new video

City of Titans has this week posted a new video dubbed “Animation while Holding Objects,” which kinda sounds boring, but it’s a superhero MMO — you’re not gonna get far without some sweet spinning melee moves, right? “What to Look For: It’s a big sword attack animation, but he’s holding a bow in his other hand,” says Missing Worlds Media. […]

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Overwatch promises to reduce duplicate item rewards in lockboxes

Since the only real form of progress in Overwatch involves skins, there’s nothing more frustrating than opening a few dozen lockboxes and seeing every rare skin be the same one… for a character you don’t even play. The latest development update from director Jeff Kaplan notes that the team is aware of the problem, and steps are being taken to […]

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Secret World Legends – Review in Progress #1 – Approachable & Engaging

There has been a deluge of MMO releases these past few weeks. And yet, the one I didn’t expect to get completely sucked into has been tying up all my free gaming time since Funcom let press in the doors early this week – Secret World Legends is a blast. In many ways, SWL is the The Secret World you know and love. But in all the best ways, it’s also a more approachable and highly more engaging affair thanks to a revamped combat and progression system.

Lord of the Rings Online: Mordor reveals key expansion details

The cat is out of the bag, and this year’s Lord of the Rings Online expansion into the long-awaited country of Mordor is going to be called… Mordor. Let that sink in for a minute. The Standing Stone Games team devoted an hour-long livestream to unveiling key details (but not everything!) about this summer’s expansion, including the following: Mordor will […]

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Shot Online – Watch the Birdie! World Championship Mobile Launches CBT

Shot Online: World Championship for mobile devices has started closed beta testing. It is a mobile adaptation of Shot Online and allows players to experience golf in real-time in a multiplayer environment. World Championship brings three game modes to mobile players including Betting Challenge, Academy and Event Matches.

Xsyon: Prelude – Summer Event Season Kicks Off On June 24th

Xsyon players have a lot of fun and challenging experience waiting for them this summer with a number of activities planned by both community and development teams. The first event is a Capture the Flag PvP contest that will take place on June 24th at 11:00 am Pacific / 2:00 pm Eastern on the Peace server, ironically enough.

The Daily Grind: How much realism is too much in an MMORPG?

In yesterday’s comments on the Shroud of the Avatar AMA article, MOP reader squidgod2000 drew everyone’s attention to an overlooked bit in the Q&A that discusses nutrition in the game. I knew that food was intended to be a big deal in SOTA, but I had no concept of how far the game might eventually go — apparently a complicated […]

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Secret World Legends – Legacy Transfer System Detailed – Don't Miss Your Chance!

Secret Worlds Legends is prepping for its head start today. While not allowing characters from The Secret World to be transferred into SWL, there is the Legacy Transfer System that will bring a number of things to the new game. To help TSW players make sure their things are moved successfully, Funcom has produced a handy guide.

General: Crusaders of Light Class Overview

Crusaders of Light is a brand new fully-featured mobile MMORPG from Netease. Wouldn?t dealing with the daily grind be so much easier if you could transform yourself into a barbaric badass, a stealthy sniper or an altruistic healer? In Crusaders of Light, coming July 13 (on iOS) and July 20th (Android), you can.

The MMOs of the Steam Summer 2017 Sale

After some ups and downs this afternoon — everybody loves the “try again later” message, right? — Valve’s summer Steam sale is finally underway and stable. Here’s what we’re looking at in our corner of the gaming world. On Steam… Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind is 25% off, with even steeper discounts for the larger bundles. Black Desert is 20% off. […]

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Shot Online Golf’s closed beta test has begun

BREE: I can’t believe neither of you pranksters has taken the golf thing to make fun of yet. JUSTIN: Just par for the course for us, Bree. ELIOT: That’s a hole lot of assumptions. It’s not like we’re in a club, here. JUSTIN: Little birdie told me it wasn’t a good story anyway. ELIOT: With your eagle eyes, you can spot […]

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Here’s how you can transfer your Secret World account perks to Legends

Starting Friday, June 23rd, Secret World Legends’ headstart goes live for any veteran TSW players as well as those who have signed up for the beta. While TSW players can’t import their character, they will want to take advantage of what Funcom is calling the “legacy transfer system” to access several perks for their new accounts. The good news is […]

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Guild Wars 2 has begun testing a 64-bit Mac client

Mac users are about to come into their own in Guild Wars 2. ArenaNet announced yesterday that it is finally ready to start testing out the 64-bit Mac client. Players are being asked to download the client to help test it out for the eventual release. “Our hope is that this 64-bit client offers a better user experience without the […]

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