No Man’s Sky is really truly getting ‘full’ multiplayer in July

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No Man’s Sky is really truly getting ‘full’ multiplayer in July

MMO players have nice long memories, so I’m sure you’ll recall that way back in 2016, No Man’s Sky ticked everyone off and even was investigated for deceptive marketing practices, including suggestions of multiplayer that didn’t materialize at launch, though subsequent well-received (and free) updates have since made multiplayer closer to reality. According to last night’s Inside Xbox livestream, Hello Games is going to double-down on...

Daybreak promises a patch for Just Survive – but it’s also ending lockbox sales

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Daybreak promises a patch for Just Survive – but it’s also ending lockbox sales

When Daybreak’s Columbus Nova fiasco and layoffs were hitting last month, most of the company’s MMORPGs resurfaced without missing a beat, reassuring their playerbases that the patches would continue and the titles would see ongoing support. That wasn’t the case for the survival half of the original H1Z1 known as Just Survive. The lack of communication and information had prompted...

The Daily Grind: Should running multiple MMO accounts be considered pay-to-win?

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The Daily Grind: Should running multiple MMO accounts be considered pay-to-win?

In the comments of a recent Daily Grind, MOP commenter Sally reminded me that a certain MOP writer who shall remain nameless (Larry!) had an absurd number of Star Wars Galaxies accounts, and one might argue that while one sub to such a game isn’t pay-to-win, a whole ton of them might be, particularly in an economy-centric game like SWG....

Examining why Fortnite is so incredibly popular

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Examining why Fortnite is so incredibly popular

For those on the outside looking in at the insanely popular Fortnite phenomenon over the past year, the question invariably rises: What makes this game so massively successful, especially considering that it wasn’t the first battle royale title to market? Medium has a good overview of the rise of Fortnite, identifying three key elements that has translated this game into...

The Stream Team: Gabbing all about Guild Wars 2

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The Stream Team: Gabbing all about Guild Wars 2

Success! Massively OP’s MJ has finally nabbed Bree for some GW2 adventures! What adventures? Does it matter: It’s Bree and MJ gabbing all about the game. It doesn’t matter where they go or what they do, they will still cause trouble. Don’t believe us? Tune in live at 6:00 p.m. as this dangerous duo take over… What: Guild Wars 2...

Overwatch is getting official Nerf guns next year

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Overwatch is getting official Nerf guns next year

It may be that your biggest irritation is that there are times in the day when you cannot play Overwatch and thus have no way to shoot people with Overwatch firearms. Fortunately, that shan’t be a problem next year, as Blizzard is partnering with Hasbro to bring a line of Overwatch-themed blasters to the Nerf Rival line. (That’s the “upscale”...

Destiny 2 will be letting players in on experimental PvP modes at the end of May

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Destiny 2 will be letting players in on experimental PvP modes at the end of May

The release of Warmind means that Destiny 2 players are due for another roadmap on the game’s development, and guess what’s shown up? Exactly that. That… was sort of obvious. The developers are looking forward to the end of May, July, and September, with plans for new seasonal events, more adjustments to exotic armor, new gameplay modes, and various other...

Skull and Bones delayed, The Division 2 to arrive in the next year

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Skull and Bones delayed, The Division 2 to arrive in the next year

With a strong fiscal year under its belt, Ubisoft’s future looks bright indeed. The studio posted its earnings report this week, stating that it made $2.04 billion in revenue and $164.7 million in net income — both a sizable increase from the year previous. The earnings call gave us some indication as to the release windows of two of its...