The Stream Team: Searching AdventureQuest 3D’s Screaming Woods

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The Stream Team: Searching AdventureQuest 3D’s Screaming Woods

What’s the first thing Massively OP’s MJ does when she gets home? She heads on a trip to AQ3D’s Screaming Woods! Greava has asked for help, and MJ is answering. Tune in live at 2:00 p.m. for adventures and giveaways. Mo Helms FTW! What: AdventureQuest 3D Who: MJ Guthrie When: 2:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 Enjoy the...

H1Z1’s professional league is allegedly struggling in viewers, attendance, and actually paying its players

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H1Z1’s professional league is allegedly struggling in viewers, attendance, and actually paying its players

It looks like H1Z1 is having some problems with its professional e-sports league. This isn’t entirely news, as the league faced controversy right from the start, but a piece on VPEsports highlights ongoing issues including an alleged failure to pay organizations involved with the professional league. The claim is that there was a force majeure event (an unexpected event preventing...

Perfect Ten: Why World of Warcraft is still worth playing in 2018

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Perfect Ten: Why World of Warcraft is still worth playing in 2018

When it comes to popular games, it seems as though writers don’t feel that they have to extol their virtues. They’re already popular, after all. Instead, it becomes the trend to slant to the sharply critical, perhaps to serve as a counter-balance to that popularity. And so it is with World of Warcraft. Fourteen years after its launch, this fantasy...

Star Wars The Old Republic announces massive fall update, Jedi Under Siege

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Star Wars The Old Republic announces massive fall update, Jedi Under Siege

I feel so much better about an MMO’s longevity when its studio is putting out regular updates and roadmaps heralding those updates. That’s exactly what BioWare has done for Star Wars: The Old Republic today – in fact, it’s promising content “on a continuous basis over the coming years” – which sure doesn’t seem like a throwaway line to me....

Final Fantasy XIV introduces paid features on its mobile companion app

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Final Fantasy XIV introduces paid features on its mobile companion app

Do you want to be able to buy and sell items in Final Fantasy XIV while you’re on the go or just talk with your free company? The FFXIV mobile companion app already lets you do all of that for the price of absolutely nothing. But today the app is rolling out its new paid features, which will allow you...

Standing Stone says that new LOTR MMO will have no impact on Lord of the Rings Online

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Standing Stone says that new LOTR MMO will have no impact on Lord of the Rings Online

Are you concerned over the announcement of a new Lord of the Rings MMORPG? Welp, you’re not alone. As we covered yesterday, Leyou Technologies, the Chinese company that owns Warframe studio Digital Extremes, has spun up a new company called Athlon Games specifically to “to develop and publish a free-to-play massively multiplayer online video game” set in the Lord of...

Black Desert counts 10M global registered users, plus news on today’s patch, Pearl Abyss benefits, and the Drieghan teaser trailer

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Black Desert counts 10M global registered users, plus news on today’s patch, Pearl Abyss benefits, and the Drieghan teaser trailer

Remember last week when Pearl Abyss and Kakao claimed Black Desert’s playerbase had seen a “massive surge” thanks to the game’s visual remaster? “Black Desert Online has seen an average week-over-week increase of 103.6% in returning players and a 24.2% increase in new player acquisition across NA/EU regions,” the studios said, while not discussing the game’s actual playerbase size. The game...

Valve’s Artifact will feature no moderation and no cards earned through play

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Valve’s Artifact will feature no moderation and no cards earned through play

Oh boy. If you’ve avoided hearing about Valve’s upcoming digital card game, Artifact, you might want to take a look at the latest interview from GameIndustry.biz with programmer Jeep Barnett and legendary card game designer Richard Garfield. (Mr. Garfield is best known for designing Magic: the Gathering, better known as the game every other digital game is aping to some...

Guild Wars 2’s Mike Z on storytelling, philosophy, and season five

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Guild Wars 2’s Mike Z on storytelling, philosophy, and season five

Guild Wars 2 turned six years old late last month, and to mark the occasion, Red Bull (yes, that one) sat down with Game Director Mike Zadorojny to take a look back at how the game’s cornerstone, the Living World, has unfolded over the years. In the interview, Zadorojny talks about how the designers and developers at ArenaNet approached the...