Lahn is fully live in Black Desert today, with revamped login rewards tomorrow

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Lahn is fully live in Black Desert today, with revamped login rewards tomorrow

Hope you took last week to roll up your Lahn character in Black Desert because today, you can actually tote her out into the world and kick some butt. (The customization contest, note, still runs another week.) Today’s patch further tweaks transportation routes, world and server chat, level-up challenges, and the Black Spirit rage skills. Starting tomorrow, however, the game...

Perfect Ten: The unique pitfalls of licensed MMOs

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Perfect Ten: The unique pitfalls of licensed MMOs

Making a list of the “biggest” MMOs currently running is always an exercise in frustration. It’s easy to put a few things on the list – no one’s going to argue with placing World of Warcraft on such a list, for example – but then everything else always gets mired in opinions and controversy, and endless cycles of “why isn’t...

Fractured preps for Kickstarter campaign and releases its main theme

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Fractured preps for Kickstarter campaign and releases its main theme

Fantasy MMORPG Fractured is working hard to prepare for its future Kickstarter campaign — and it needs your help with the planning. The team laid out a list of potential pledge tiers this week for community evaluation and feedback. These pledge packs cover a wide range of potential rewards, such as forum titles, digital copies of the game, beta access,...

Bless Online posts Q&A on pre-loading, regions, and how long founder packs stay up

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Bless Online posts Q&A on pre-loading, regions, and how long founder packs stay up

If you grimace at the idea of getting important game news on Facebook but you still want to know what’s up with Bless Online, buckle up buttercup because that’s where Neowiz’s put it this morning. The studio’s uploaded a handful of Q&As regarding the lead-up to launch next week Notably, the studio says there will be no pre-loading of the...

Sea of Thieves pushes out improvements while suiting up for The Hungering Deep

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Sea of Thieves pushes out improvements while suiting up for The Hungering Deep

If you thought that Sea of Thieves offered a fun but rather shallow gameplay experience, you may want to start putting on that diving bell to go down into the depths with next week’s Hungering Deep content update. Before that happens, however, there’s today’s Patch 1.0.8, which is more focused on small but useful improvements to the game. The 800...

RuneScape Classic is sunsetting this August thanks to instability, bots, and bugs

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RuneScape Classic is sunsetting this August thanks to instability, bots, and bugs

RuneScape has wound its way through many revisions and editions over the years, but Jagex usually left the original versions standing – or in the case of Old School RuneScape, brought it back and injected it with new life. Unfortunately, the company has decided it’s time to pull the plug on RuneScape Classic, which is the version of the game...

H1Z1 launches open beta for PS4, is swarmed with over 200K concurrent players

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H1Z1 launches open beta for PS4, is swarmed with over 200K concurrent players

It’s been a long time coming, but H1Z1 finally hit open beta on the PlayStation 4 last night. If you forgot the game was coming to PS4, you’d be forgiven; the announcement was overshadowed last month by an apparent legal mess and major layoffs at Daybreak that reportedly hit H1Z1 hard. Worth noting is that this version of H1Z1 has...

The Daily Grind: What’s your underdog MMO?

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The Daily Grind: What’s your underdog MMO?

It’s easy to take pot shots at Champions Online these days, what with Cryptic hyping up its duration after years of stagnant development. But I’ve also been reading testimonies here and there from people who genuinely love the title and still have fun with it. That reminded me that we all have our underdog MMOs. These aren’t titles on the...