Steam Spy is done for – unless Valve reverses course

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Steam Spy is done for – unless Valve reverses course

Did you like having a clue how well games were really doing in terms of population on Steam? That might be coming to an end. Valve announced new privacy-oriented changes to the popular gaming platform yesterday that are good for the individual; by default, your list of owned games and status with them will be hidden instead of public, and...

RIFT Prime lays out progression server plans

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RIFT Prime lays out progression server plans

The path ahead for RIFT’s thriving new progression server has been revealed, as Trion Worlds finally laid out plans for what’s to come on Vigil — as well as the live servers. The first batch of new content since the server’s release is about to be unlocked later this month with the Greenscale raid. Players can already start working on...

Dual Universe gives players all of the tools to build their own galaxy

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Dual Universe gives players all of the tools to build their own galaxy

Contrary to what you may have believed, Dual Universe isn’t going to limit its sandbox features to the creation and flight of personal spacecraft. This week, developer Novaquark is promoting the game’s robust creation toolset which should allow players to colonize an entire galaxy. The voxel-manipulating tools will allow players to build outposts and structures. This isn’t your chunky Minecraft...

Dauntless charges into open beta on May 24

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Dauntless charges into open beta on May 24

Dauntless is a game in which fleshy mortals willingly attack beasts twenty times their size, so this is not a title that deals in hesitant and half-hearted moves. In that spirit, the multiplayer behemoth battler has had enough of the protection of closed beta and will be dashing into its open beta phase next month on May 24th. When the...

The Daily Grind: How could death be more meaningful in MMOs without being annoying?

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The Daily Grind: How could death be more meaningful in MMOs without being annoying?

Personally, I don’t think MMO developers should ever become complacent about game systems and copying them from other titles because that’s the way they’ve always been done. It’s healthy to reexamine why games do what they do and to be looking for better ways to do them. So in that spirit, death systems. In most MMOs these days, the standard...

Hearthstone patches up to prepare for the Witchwood

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Hearthstone patches up to prepare for the Witchwood

The next Hearthstone expansion approaches very quickly. It’s arriving tomorrow, as a point of fact. Of course, the patch for the 135-card expansion is taking place today, so you’ll be all patched and ready when the cards are actually usable. This also means that you should make sure to do any pre-purchasing today rather than tomorrow, since the associated pre-purchase...

The Stream Team: The final days of EverQuest II’s Bristlebane festival

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The Stream Team: The final days of EverQuest II’s Bristlebane festival

It may not be the Highest of Silly Days, but Bristlebane is still going in EverQuest II. And that means plenty of silliness for Massively OP’s MJ to partake in. Crazy quests and crazier rewards await, so join us live at 8:00 p.m. for the final days of this festival. What: EverQuest II Who: MJ Guthrie When: 8:00 p.m. EDT...

RuneScape needs your help to rebuild Edgeville

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RuneScape needs your help to rebuild Edgeville

One of the great things about MMORPGs is how their worlds can change over time and be impacted by stories. For RuneScape, the time has come to rebuild what once was destroyed, and players are being called to help in the effort. The town of Edgeville saw partial destruction a while back, but now it looks like Jagex is open...

Citadel: Forged With Fire is adding daily quests with its next patch

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Citadel: Forged With Fire is adding daily quests with its next patch

Look, readers, we’re a little pressed for time, so perhaps you can do us a favor and just add “like daily quests” mentally at the end of every subsequent sentence of this particular post? You see, Citadel: Forged With Fire is adding new daily quests to give players something to do on a regular basis. You can locate them via...