Secret World Legends’ new lead designer wants to know what you want in the game

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Secret World Legends’ new lead designer wants to know what you want in the game

The new guard is moving into Secret World Legends following the surprising departure of Game Director Romain Amiel. Chris “Nirvelle” Meredith is taking over in the lead designer spot, offering players a quick rundown of his history with Funcom as well as some tantalizing hints about where the game will be heading in the future. If you were hoping for...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the dumbest armor?

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The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the dumbest armor?

Back in February, PC Gamer put out a piece on the absolute dumbest character armor in gaming history. There’s more than one MMORPG in the list, including World of Warcraft (Arthas’ Lich King armor) and Lineage 2 (Dark Elf string armor). Bizarrely, City of Heroes made the roster too for that one dude from The Lost faction with a TV...

Dead Rivals infects mobile with its zombie MMOARPG

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Dead Rivals infects mobile with its zombie MMOARPG

Need a quick zombie fix on your mobile device but still crave the MMORPG approach? Gameloft, no stranger to whipping up knockoffs of hit video games, may have the answer for you in its newly launched Dead Rivals. Dead Rivals marries action, a post-apocalyptic landscape, and MMORPG-style quests for an interesting experience. While it only has three classes, the pocket...

MapleStory 2 unveils North American website, closed beta starts next month

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MapleStory 2 unveils North American website, closed beta starts next month

It seems like a no-brainer to bring the sequel to the popular MapleStory westward. And yet we’ve been waiting for a while now to see any movement on the MapleStory 2 front. The good news? Movement spotted. Nexon America opened up the official MapleStory 2 website this past week and is now taking signups for the MMO’s beta test. There...

SuperData examines the lootbox controversy’s effect on EA and the gaming industry

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SuperData examines the lootbox controversy’s effect on EA and the gaming industry

How big a deal with the lootbox controversy that finally hit the mainstream last year? Pretty big, SuperData argues. In a new blog post, the analytics firm argues that “the loot box controversy hampered Star Wars Battlefront II out of the gate” as shown by the game’s monthly active users compared to its predecessor’s, and that the resulting dumpster fire...

BioWare: Anthem will be ‘unlike anything you’ve played’

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BioWare: Anthem will be ‘unlike anything you’ve played’

While not going into any details about the progress of Anthem’s development and testing dates, BioWare nevertheless attempted to prime the pump for fans’ expectations this week. BioWare General Manager Casey Hudson wrote the first of apparently several upcoming posts on Monday in which he acknowledged the studio’s failures in delivering more stories for Mass Effect: Andromeda while also putting...