Choose My Adventure: Starting fresh in RIFT

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Choose My Adventure: Starting fresh in RIFT

When RIFT first came out, I had very low hopes for it. The game already was launching into a crowded field, and it was doing so while basically just taunting Blizzard to invite comparisons to World of Warcraft. Seriously, the game had that remarkably ill-advised “We’re not in Azeroth any more” ad campaign, that looked like a bad idea then...

Today in why we can’t have nice things: How a No Man’s Sky griefer exploits design flaws to screw with communities

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Today in why we can’t have nice things: How a No Man’s Sky griefer exploits design flaws to screw with communities

A No Man’s Sky griefer purporting to roleplay an evil emperor, monologuing and all, decided to up his griefer game by taking it out of game and erasing a 400+ member strong Amino community cafe. As Kotaku reports, the streamer, SGX, had a history of this sort of play. “Erasing a base in No Man’s Sky is pretty easy to do. Each planet can...

Black Desert launches a cross-regional ‘Global Lab’ test server

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Black Desert launches a cross-regional ‘Global Lab’ test server

So many games have test servers of one form or another that we seldom even need to spell out the acronym PTS – and now one more MMORPG is moving itself to that pile. Black Desert has opened up its “Global Lab,” and it actually reminds me more of something like Ultima Online’s multi-region free-for-all temporary servers, as it’ll include boosts...

Blade & Soul’s False Idols update includes two endgame raids

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Blade & Soul’s False Idols update includes two endgame raids

Among the highlights of Blade & Soul’s upcoming False Idols update are two raid dungeons for endgamers to explore. NCsoft’s lightly previewed both in its most recent dev blog on the game. “Everyone in the Earthen Realm knows of the vengeful Grand Celestial Emperor’s formidable clockwork guardians that lurk within Nightfall Sanctuary. As his last, dying command, the Grand Celestial...

Fortnite rolls out season 5 as Epic Games retroactively grants modders a bigger profit cut

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Fortnite rolls out season 5 as Epic Games retroactively grants modders a bigger profit cut

Fortnite’s season 5 is live now with its all-new battle pass to turn your free-to-play experience into dress-up battle royale. We know that’s what you’re really all about. Epic is touting the new all-terrain go-kart, flintlock weapons, rift content for battle royale players, and the Challenge the Horde mode in on the PvE-oriented Save the World side of the game...

Star Wars Galaxies book takes fans back to this late, great MMO

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Star Wars Galaxies book takes fans back to this late, great MMO

Unless you’re willing to venture out onto the wild space of emulated servers, you won’t be getting Star Wars Galaxies back. That doesn’t mean that you can’t reminisce about this MMO from a galaxy far, far away, thanks to the release of an unofficial fan history book called Galaxies: An Empire Remembered. The 172-page book recalls the history of Star...

Identity’s town module — with player housing — is about ready to go live

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Identity’s town module — with player housing — is about ready to go live

While the idea of a mere “town square” taking up the total landscape for an upcoming MMO test might seem small, that’s only the case if the game in question isn’t Identity. If it is, then you should expect a huge amount of detail and content packed into this “social gameplay module.” Part of that content is player housing, which...

Overwatch League gets ESPN and Disney XD television contract

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Overwatch League gets ESPN and Disney XD television contract

Count this as a huge victory for Blizzard’s attempt to legitimize and popularize its fledgling Overwatch League. The studio announced this week that it has signed a deal with both ESPN and Disney XD to exclusively televise Overwatch League games for the next two years. The coverage began yesterday with the League’s first season playoffs and will continue through the...

RIFT’s progression server moves on to Ember Isle, onslaughts, and planar attunement

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RIFT’s progression server moves on to Ember Isle, onslaughts, and planar attunement

It’s a big step forward for RIFT’s one and only progression server. Prime inhabitants can now move into the game’s 1.6 Update with all of its vanilla RIFT endgame glory. There’s a lot of content for players to plunder with this update, starting with the (re)introduction of the Ember Isle. This tougher level 50 zone includes 30 additional quests and many...