One Shots: A game of horror

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One Shots: A game of horror

If you’re like me — screenshot-mad and playing Battle for Azeroth — then you’ve been filling up your World of Warcraft image folders like crazy over the past few weeks. So many beautiful and striking sites to see! And also horror beyond imagining! Reader Minimalistway went deep into the woods on a Blair Witch hunt and found things that will keep...

The Daily Grind: What MMO area do you find most annoying to navigate?

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The Daily Grind: What MMO area do you find most annoying to navigate?

I’d like to thank Final Fantasy XI for having some of the most obnoxious areas in any MMO to navigate ever. Maps that are difficult to read? Holes that you can fall through into lower regions? Paths that only open in one direction? All of the above, and many of them were made almost impossible to navigate without larger groups...

PAX West 2018: Anthem’s trailer touts ‘real-time storytelling’ content

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PAX West 2018: Anthem’s trailer touts ‘real-time storytelling’ content

BioWare published a new trailer for Anthem at PAX West today, this one focused on the game world and just what you’ll be doing in this “reinvention” of multiplayer real-time storytelling content. If you cup your hand to your ear, you can hear remnants of the old BioWare fourth pillar. “At the heart of Anthem is the concept of Our...

Sea of Thieves attempts to calm its community over inventory changes

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Sea of Thieves attempts to calm its community over inventory changes

A new and more flexible barrel inventory system caught a lot of Sea of Thieves players off guard when it arrived in Patch 1.2.4, and not in a good way. Such is the furor over the handling of this change (as it takes longer for players to stock their ships) that Rare has had to come back and apologize for...

EVE Online banned almost 10,000 bots and unauthorized RMT participants this summer

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EVE Online banned almost 10,000 bots and unauthorized RMT participants this summer

CCP Games has made communicating just how it’s “coming for the bots” in EVE Online a priority all year, both before and after players exposed the scale of the botting problem in a well-publicized sting operation. This week, the game’s Team Security has posted another dev blog updating players on how its war on cheaters is going. Spoiler alert, it’s...

LOTRO Legendarium: The unique feel of Lord of the Rings Online

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LOTRO Legendarium: The unique feel of Lord of the Rings Online

I am very much a creature who is affected deeply by my environment. I suspect all of us are to varying degrees, but I think about this a lot. I crave the uplifting feeling that a beautiful nature scene, a well-organized office, or a meticulously crafted artificial experience provides. When I go to Disney World, I’m almost there more of...

New World’s forts and campfires will be your sanctuaries against the darkness

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New World’s forts and campfires will be your sanctuaries against the darkness

If you’re hungry for even more New World previews, then PCGamesN has another take on the same demo that outlets got to experience at last week’s Gamescom. The main thrust of the article — and of Amazon’s PR arm — centers around New World’s “large-scale territory wars” that have the potential to expand up to 10,000 players in the future....

PAX West 2018: Elder Scrolls Online’s Murkmire arrives on the PTS September 17

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PAX West 2018: Elder Scrolls Online’s Murkmire arrives on the PTS September 17

At its PAX West presentation last night, ZeniMax showed attendees an overview of content coming in Elder Scrolls Online’s upcoming Murkmire DLC, which will hit the PTS on September 17th and launch by the end of the year on both PC and console. In addition to quest content revolving around the seldom-highlighted Argonian race, Murkmire is expected to include “housing...

PAX West 2018: World of Warcraft’s Ion Hazzikostas shares his game development journey

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PAX West 2018: World of Warcraft’s Ion Hazzikostas shares his game development journey

World of Warcraft’s head guru helped to kick off PAX West this weekend with an hour-long keynote address. Ion Hazzikostas entertained the crowd with his journey as a developer and as WoW’s game director working at Blizzard for the past decade. Hazzikostas said that when World of Warcraft launched, he was among the crowd of players sucked into this enthralling MMORPG. After...