The Daily Grind: Does teaching toxic MMO gamers what they did wrong actually help?

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The Daily Grind: Does teaching toxic MMO gamers what they did wrong actually help?

As RPS reported this week, Valve has taken the relatively unusual step of making your Dota 2 and CSGO report cards semi-public – that is, players can see reports made against their accounts, and the rationales given, even if Valve took no action on them. The author was bemused to find that he’d been reported for “intentional feeding” when in fact,...

The Stream Team: Sifting through more Secret World Legends sand

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The Stream Team: Sifting through more Secret World Legends sand

With the South African story line done, Massively OP’s MJ is ready to move back to the desert in Secret World Legends to finish up her goal of completing everything in each zone. Those bosses aren’t going to locate and kill themselves! OK, this is SWL, so perhaps they could. But there are many more Egypt missions and bosses to...

Action MMO Warlords Awakening hits Steam, planning early access soon

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Action MMO Warlords Awakening hits Steam, planning early access soon

So here’s a new one for the consideration pile: An MMORPG called Warlords Awakening has just dropped on Steam. Developer Playwith says it’s in the “last stages of development,” with launch planned for October and early access expected to run three months – meaning we should expect that early access in the next few weeks. “Warlords Awakening arrives with vast...

ARK Survival Evolved Mobile has officially launched for iOS and Android

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ARK Survival Evolved Mobile has officially launched for iOS and Android

The mobile version of ARK: Survival Evolved is officially out and live for your mobile devices – both iOS and Android – as of today. Studio Wildcard and War Drum Studios promise it’s not some crappy mobile knockoff; it’s really truly the “same multiplayer game” from PC and console with all the same territory and dinos, except in that the mobile...

SMITE launches Medusa’s Deathmatch

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SMITE launches Medusa’s Deathmatch

You might not want to look too closely at the latest patch for SMITE. Why? Well, it brings in the new Medusa’s Deathmatch map, and that probably means it’ll turn you to stone. Or it means that you’ll be fighting two enemy teams at the same time, forcing you to adjust your strategy to avoid giving ground to either side...

Conan Exiles is ‘not slowing down’ one month after launch

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Conan Exiles is ‘not slowing down’ one month after launch

Believe it or not, it has already been a month since Conan Exiles was grabbing headlines with its launch and trying to establish itself for the long haul. Funcom posted a weekly newsletter in which it said that key issues are getting addressed and that “work on the game is not slowing down.” Important problems seem to be at the...

Blade and Soul throws the kitchen sink into next week’s patch

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Blade and Soul throws the kitchen sink into next week’s patch

You know it’s a really good and meaty content patch when a studio can get more than two blog posts out of it. Blade and Soul’s Celestial Dawn fits that bill, because NCsoft is still talking about next week’s update, this time with a post on the big changes coming to various items and systems. The Celestial Dawn update is...

The Divison’s new Shields are all about earning rewards for the sequel

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The Divison’s new Shields are all about earning rewards for the sequel

When people know the sequel to their current MMO is coming out, they tend to be less inclined to complete in-game challenges in the current game. After all, why take part in The Division content now when the next game is on its way? The newest patch for the game has an answer for that: you want to earn shields....

Black Desert has banned another batch of almost 600 speedhackers and botters

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Black Desert has banned another batch of almost 600 speedhackers and botters

Good thing Black Desert kept that banhammer from the Hystria bans handy because it needed it again this week – in fact, it looks like it’s about to become a recurring party favor, as Kakao says it’s banned another 599 cheaters: 402 of them speedhacking, 197 of them botting. “With the partial success of the ban wave last week, we’ve...