An interesting game clouded by features from another title.

Guilty Gear: Strive gets a delay into June

Guilty Gear: Strive gets a delay into June
More time needed to polish some aspects of the game.

Clubhouse Pass Season 2 Is on the Green in PGA TOUR 2K21

Clubhouse Pass Season 2 Is on the Green in PGA TOUR 2K21

Karakuri-kun Official Steam Trailer

Karakuri-kun Official Steam Trailer

Marvel's Avengers: Next-Gen Capabilities Trailer

Marvel's Avengers: Next-Gen Capabilities Trailer

Devs Lost In Space - A New Space Engineers Weekly Community Stream - March 4th

Devs Lost In Space - A New Space Engineers Weekly Community Stream - March 4th

Doom VR Edition is bringing the iconic classic to PSVR headsets

Doom VR Edition is bringing the iconic classic to PSVR headsets
We'll get the chance to experience this nightmarish horror by the end of this month.

NBA 2K21 is coming to Xbox Game Pass today

NBA 2K21 is coming to Xbox Game Pass today
A perfect dunk.

Airport CEO Gallery

Airport CEO Gallery
Latest images for Airport CEO

Airport CEO Review

Airport CEO Review
Like Airports? Like Planes? Like construction and management? You've come to the right place.

The Survivalists Farming & Animal Console Update!

The Survivalists Farming & Animal Console Update!

Nintendo Switch | SNK VS. CAPCOM【Super Impact Blasts - CAPCOM】

Nintendo Switch | SNK VS. CAPCOM【Super Impact Blasts - CAPCOM】

Casually Grounded Dev Stream E06 w/ Aarik, Shyla, Roby Atadero, and special guest RooDaaR!

Casually Grounded Dev Stream E06 w/ Aarik, Shyla, Roby Atadero, and special guest RooDaaR!

Casually Grounded Dev Stream E05 w/ Aarik, Shyla, Adam Brennecke, and special guest Mike Lowery!

Casually Grounded Dev Stream E05 w/ Aarik, Shyla, Adam Brennecke, and special guest Mike Lowery!

It's time to tell you who I am...

It's time to tell you who I am...

Apex Legends now has a new Nintendo Switch gameplay trailer

Apex Legends now has a new Nintendo Switch gameplay trailer
Legends on the roll.

Rust's console version now has a new trailer as well

Rust's console version now has a new trailer as well
Just in time.

Nintendo Switch | SNK VS. CAPCOM【Super Impact Blasts - SNK】

Nintendo Switch | SNK VS. CAPCOM【Super Impact Blasts - SNK】

Outriders Soundtrack - Main Theme

Outriders Soundtrack - Main Theme

Littlewood, a Stardew Valley-like RPG is now out on Nintendo Switch

Littlewood, a Stardew Valley-like RPG is now out on Nintendo Switch
"The world has already been saved".

Outworlder – Beta Sign Up

Outworlder blends Terraria-esque 2D Sci-Fi survival sandbox gameplay with colony management elements as you attempt to build self-sustainable colonies on different planets.

You start Outworlder having crash-landed on an alien world in a far-flung galaxy. You need to scavenge resources and craft to survive as you build a colony on the alien planet. As you progress you'll research new technology, defend your colony from … Read More

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Rising Hell – Beta Demo

Rising Hell is a fast paced heavy gothic metal roguelite action platformer where you fight your way up a randomly generated tower in Hell.

In Rising Hell you are a damned soul who has been tasked by Mephisto the Trickster to climb a tower that imprisons Lucifer and defeat the four Archdemons that guard it. Sure, it'll probably free the dark lord and allow him … Read More

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Resident Evil Re:Verse – Open Beta (Playstation, Xbox & Steam)

Resident Evil Re:Verse is now in open Beta on Playstation, Xbox and PC, with players able to face off in deathmatches featuring iconic characters and locations from the long running Resident Evil franchise.

As mentioned during the closed Beta sign up in January, Resident Evil Re:Verse is a multiplayer only Resident Evil spin-off which pits players agaisnt each other in third person deathmatches. It features … Read More

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Myth of Empires – Beta Sign Up

Myth of Empires is an epic new multiplayer sandbox game where players will explore, build and fight in a cruel and brutal 3rd century land that's been raveage by the chaos of war.

Currently in development by Angela Game (creators of Iron Conflict) Myth of Empires is a massively multiplayer sandbox game set in the 3rd century on the Eastern Continent. In the game … Read More

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Of Love and Eternity – Alpha Demo

Of Love and Eternity is a beautiful and atmospheric third person horror adventure where a dead knight searches for his beloved in the depths of purgatory and tries to save her from eternal damnation.

In Of Love and Eternity you take on the role of a knight who has been murdered by his king. Not only that, the king also killed your lover and now … Read More

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Handdogg – Prototype Download

Handdogg is a tricky physics-based platformer where a dog with a stretchy grappling hand tongue attempts to swing its way to freedom.

In Handdogg you take control of the titular Handdogg – the result of a mad scientist's experimentation in fusing together a hand and a dog. While the results do look a little odd, it does mean that you can use your hand-tongue to … Read More

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Psycho Taxi – Game Jam Build Download

Psycho Taxi is a fun little homage to Sega's classic Crazy Taxi games, where you race a cute little clockwork taxi around a small town and get passengers to their destinations.

Created for the Brackeys Jam, Psycho Taxi is essentially an even more arcadey take on the Crazy Taxi franchise. In the game you get behind the wheel of a little clockwork taxi as it … Read More

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Hats Off – Game Jam Build Download

Hats Off is a charming little platforming adventure where you go out for a little walk and end up having a magical hat battle with a wizard!

Created for the Minimalist Game Jam, in Hats Off you find yourself out for a walk in the countryside where you stumble across a magical talking hat. You then take the hat and take it on a short … Read More

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Scrabdackle – Kickstarter Demo

Scrabdackle is a delightful doodle styled action RPG adventure where a wizard who's never left the wizard academy before sets out into a world that's been corrupted by dark magic.

Drawing inspiration from Link's Awakening, An Untitled Story, and Hollow Knight, Scrabdackle is a whimsical action RPG adventure set in a once harmonious land that's been corrupted by dark magic. There's a good … Read More

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Attack of the Jam Filled Baby – Game Jam Build Download

Attack of the Jam Filled Baby is a very silly RPG Maker Horror game with lots of weird ways to die as you babysit your baby nephew.

Created for the Build Your Own Game Jam, Attack of the Jam Filled Baby is a short and surprising little horror game about jam, monsters and babies. In the game you take on the role of a young … Read More

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The Eldritch Funk – Student Game Download

The Eldritch Funk is an odd, eerie and wonderfully stylish first person puzzle adventure where you use a tape recorder and a Polaroid camera to unravel the mystery of what strange eldritch things happened in a famous 70's funk producer's estate.

Created by students at CNAM-ENJMIN, in The Eldritch Funk you take on the role of a 1970's journalist who goes to the estate of … Read More

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Tetragon – Beta Demo

Tetragon is a beautiful and inventive puzzle platforming adventure where a father rotates and shifts parts of the world as he attempts to rescue his son.

Drawing inspiration from The Room, The Witness and The Talos Principle, in Tetragon you follow the adventure of a brave lumberjack whose son goes missing in a strange parallel universe where gravity behaves very strangely. He must … Read More

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The Sigil – Alpha Demo

The Sigil is a tense first person horror game set in a morgue that's home to a mysterious psycho and a creepy shadow entity that stalks you.

In The Sigil you awaken inside one of the cold body storage cabinets in a morgue. After kicking your way out of there you find that you have a mysterious sigil on your arm and that the morgue … Read More

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GRIT – Beta Sign Up

GRIT is a comically violent Wild West battle royale game where 100 cowboys fight to be the baddest gunslinger in town.

In GRIT up to 100 players will battle to be the last cowboy standing in a vast Wild West battleground. It has everything you want to see in a Wild West frontier, with horse riding, steam trains, open plains, canyons, oil fields and ramshackle … Read More

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Goblin Stone – Beta Demo

Goblin Stone is a charming hand-drawn turn-based RPG adventure that lets you see things from the other side of the sword, as your motley band of goblins make their way through a world filled with bloodthirsty humans, elves and dwarves.

Currently in development by Orc Chop Games, Goblin Stone is a narrative-driven fantasy turn-based RPG adventure that's told from the goblin's perspective. You take control … Read More

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Mayhem in Single Valley – Beta Sign Up

Mayhem in Single Valley is a lighthearted pixel art action RPG adventure about a teenager who accidentally starts the apocalypse in his hometown.

Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer way back in 2017, Mayhem in Single Valley is an action RPG adventure that follows the story of a teenager who has inadvertently started the apocalypse. Naturally, bringing about the end of the world hasn't … Read More

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Retro Machina – Beta Demo

Retro Machina is a beautiful isometric action adventure where a defective robot unravels the mysteries of a mysterious retro-futuristic world.

In Retro Machina you follow the adventure of a little Clank-esque robot who works on an assembly line in a city of robots. It's not just any city – it's the only inhabitable city on the planet and soon after the game starts you promptly … Read More

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Apolysis – Beta Demo

Apolysis is an unsettling retro styled first atmospheric horror game that blends body horror with industrial machinery as you face fear and transcend your flesh.

In Apolysis your character has felt a calling that has led them to a large abandoned looking old refinery. It's surrounded by wasteland, but inside it harbours some dark secrets, lots of strange industrial machinery and a seductive goddess who … Read More

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Motionsickness – Alpha Download

Motionsickness is a new retro styled low poly 3D fighting game that uses different control schemes to cater for different skill levels of players as you do battle in fast paced 1v1 matches.

Currently in development by Andrea "Jens" Demetrio (creator of the excellent Schwarzerblitz) Motionsickness is a PS1/PS2 styled low poly fighting game that rewards player skill. It looks and plays quite similarly … Read More

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DayDream – Tech Demo

DayDream is a beautiful and creepy Little Nightmares style puzzle platforming adventure where a young boy and his faithful teddy bear companion make their way through a mysterious dark fantasy world.

In DayDream you take control of a young boy called Griffin who finds himself trapped in a room and about to be consumed by darkness, when his faithful teddy bear (Birley) turns up and … Read More

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Hotel Renovator – Beta Sign Up

Hotel Renovator is a House Flipper-esque building renovation game there you rebuild and furnish run down old flop houses into luxury 5-star hotels.

Currently in development by Two Horizons S.A. and The Dust S.A (creators of Camping builder, Aquapark Renovator and Airport Renovator) is a new simulation game that allows you to create the hotel of your dreams. You start with a dilapidated … Read More

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Slaughter League – Beta Sign Up

Slaughter League is a wonderfully brutal looking game that infuses a bit of Happy Wheels-esque gore and physics-based carnage into a Fall Guys-esque competitive multiplayer game show.

In Slaughter League players will face off across hazard-filled assault courses in the world's most brutal game show. It's playable with up to 10 players and sees everyone making a mad dash for the finish line … Read More

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SpiderHeck – Alpha Download

SpiderHeck is a very cool physics-based fighting game where lightsaber-weilding spiders fight each other or AI enemies in a variety of perilous arenas.

Playable in PvP with up to four players or PvE single-player/co-op, SpiderHeck is a physics-based spider battle simulator where highly agile arachnids attempt to dispatch their enemies using a badass laser-swords (lightsabers). You move your spider with the left stick and swirl … Read More

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Natural Instincts – Beta Sign Up

Natural Instincts is a beautiful eco-aware wildlife simulation game where you aid animals and help them survive in the face of hazards, disasters and human interference.

The gameplay in Natural Instincts is a little like a RTS, with you selecting animals (or groups of animals) then commanding them to move somewhere or do something. However, there's no enemy army to fight in Natural Instincts, instead … Read More

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Kick Bot – Beta Demo

Kick Bot is a challenging and cleverly crafted Sci-Fi precision platformer where you control your character with just two buttons!

Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer back in 2019, Kick Bot sees you using just two buttons to control an agile little robot that's on a mission to stop an evil AI from using the "GigaLeg" to litterally kick the Earth. Your character moves … Read More

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Quinterra – Beta Sign Up

Quinterra is a rogue-lite turn-based tactics game with deck-building elements, where you travel through the five domains of Quinterra and conquer them with your army.

In Quinterra you'll be able to choose from a selection of uniquely skilled heroes then set out on an adventure through the five domains of Quinterra. On your way you'll recruit an army and decide which Elites, Minions, equipment and … Read More

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Pyramid Plunge – Beta Sign Up (Steam)

Beta sign ups have re-opened for Pyramid Plunge, a beautifully animated 2D Spellunky-esque roguelike action platformer where two adventurers find themselves trapped inside a great pyramid filled with traps, treasure and monsters.

Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer last year, Pyramid Plunge is a lighthearted 2D action platforming roguelike where you attempt to escape from an ever-changing pyramid. It's playable in single-player … Read More

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Protagas Bleeds – Alpha Demo

Protagas Bleeds is a classic 90's style survival horror game set in a mysterious motel filled with grotesque abominations and TV-headed monsters.

Currently in development by Bryce Butcher (creator of Fatum Betua and Remember Places?), Protagas Bleeds follows the story of a couple who are setting out to make a new start, but break down in the middle of nowhere. Fortunately for them there's … Read More

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Janitor Bleeds – Beta Demo

Janitor Bleeds is a tense retro styled first person horror game where you find yourself in an abandoned amusement arcade that's home to a terrifying shadowy monster, and you have to play a cursed arcade cabinet to escape.

In Janitor Bleeds you have an accident on a stretch of road where multiple people have gone missing recently. After walking along the road a little you … Read More

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The Lunar Effect – Beta Demo

The Lunar Effect is a retro styled psychological horror adventure that draws inspiration from Resident Evil and Silent Hill, but has much more of a puzzle focus as you try to escape from a mysterious old mansion you awaken in.

Currently in development by Negative Entities, The Lunar Effect could perhaps best be described as the thinking man's survival horror. It looks and feels … Read More

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Skyforge turns six years old this week as the Aelion Day celebrations begin' Skyforge is having a big birthday this week: It's officially six years old, which means it's time once again for Aelion Day. Players can expect the usual round of activities and rewards. "You must be used to rescuing mortals by now, but this time it's a little different," says. "During the celebrations, they […]

Elementia is an upcoming classless MMORPG planning a F2P alpha

Polygonal-style MMORPG Elementia popped up on our radar out of nowhere last month, and while it's clearly very early days for the game's development, it's pretty enough that it's worth bringing to your attention. According to the official website, the MMO promises a classless, weapon-based progression system that is fluid as you level up, with […]

Outriders offers players a care package to compensate for server outages and bugs

The launch for Outriders was messy because at this point it's just apparently de rigeur that every online launch is filled with connectivity issues and players angry about same. The developers appreciate the players having stuck it out through the launch problems, however, and as a show of appreciation a care package will be sent out […]

Neverwinter's second episode of Sharandar opens the Mended Grove to PC players on April 13

Players of Neverwinter on PC won't have long to wait for the next portion of Sharandar content, as the devs have announced on Twitter that the next episode is coming on Tuesday, April 13th. This next episode, subtitled The Soul Keeper, takes players to the Mended Grove, where some dire happenings can now be addressed […]

World of Warships announces still more reworks to its controversial captain skills

Naval warfare arcade World of Warships has certainly been busy lately, but not all of the recent changes nor announcements have been well-received. The naval MMO is in an interesting position in that Wargaming is trying to continually develop new ships with distinguishing features without completely upsetting the balance of a PvP-centric game. Easier said […]

Crowfall unveils a 10 event Hunger Dome PvP tournament, talks up new features in April ACE Q&A

We're still not quite sure when Crowfall will be making its official launch, but the fact that the game feels fit enough to showcase itself in a PvP tournament seems to suggest that it's probably close. That's right, ArtCraft's throne war MMO will be hosting the 2021 Eternal Champions Series, a 10 event-long PvP tournament […]

WoW Factor: Why WoW Classic players are mad about the Burning Crusade character boost

I'm not going to lie to anyone here: When the World of Warcraft: Classic team first announced the idea that you could boost a character up to be ready to go into The Burning Crusade right away, my reaction was a shrug and a big fat "so what?" But boy, if that didn't turn out to […]

Gamigo's next big thing is a 4v4 MOBA hybrid called Skydome

Gamigo's parent company's last investor report promised "an increased number of game launches […] on the roadmap for 2021," and now we know what at least one of them is: Skydome. Announced yesterday, Skydome is a Kinship Entertainment-build 4v4 MOBA-slash-tower-defense game – multiplayer, but not an MMO. Gamigo is publishing the title in North America […]

Final Fantasy XIV posts its patch notes for patch 5.5, Death Unto Dawn

Final Fantasy XIV's next major patch arrives in just four days, but it's time to find out exactly what's in the patch right now. Yes, as is tradition, the game has posted its preliminary patch notes for the update today, which means that players can get a good sense of most of the important additions […]

WoW's Burning Crusade Classic beta tops out level cap, gets into raiding

Another week, another big step forward for Burning Crusade Classic's test cycle. The beta finally raised the level cap to 70 for testers and opened up both the Eye of the Storm battleground and the arena to put PvP through its paces. Additionally, heroic dungeon modes are open for business. Come next week, testers are […]

Dungeons and Dragons' Festival of the Traveler breezes through town

If you haven't had your fill of eggs this week — plastic, hard-boiled, or virtual — then Dungeons and Dragons Online has an activity for you. The Festival of the Traveler has once again drifted into town, bringing with it an egg hunt to end all egg hunts. In this event, players rush to find […]

The Daily Grind: Do you usually pick low-pop or high-pop servers in MMOs?

The other day, MOP's Carlo posted a pic of Black Desert's server selection screen, showing a ton of servers flagged "crowded" even at a time in the day when you'd expect the servers to be a bit dead. I kinda miss the days when most MMOs would display that kind of info. Personally, I used […]

The Stream Team: A clucking fabulous April Fowls day in Neverwinter

A celebration of chickens? Oh heck YAH! Massively OP's MJ is ready to fly into that kind of feathery goodness. Neverwinter's April Fowls Day is a holiday made just for her. The event has a special new quest and a mount along with other limited-time chicken items. There's even a PvP option. (Please oh please […]

Massively Overthinking: Self-imposed 'rules' for MMOs

I have a couple of rules of thumb when it comes to MMOs. When I start thinking about watching a video while playing an MMO, it's boring enough to be over and I should move on. I don't buy gambleboxes, ever, no matter how much I want the foozle. I turn off toxic general chats […]

Dauntless adds a reward cache, Primal Behemoths, reworks to war pike mechanics, and trials goals

The multiplayer monster slaying RPG Dauntless has had a pretty sizeable update that applies adjustments to a variety of the game's systems, whether it's for the war pike, for trials, or even for the Hunt Pass. One of the marquee features of this update is the addition of a reward cache, which runs about the […]

Blade and Soul launches its third Summoner specialization with its next patch on April 14

Sometimes, you want a new specialization for a class in Blade & Soul that's grounded in something like a deep reflection on martial arts and secret techniques handed down through generations. Other times, you want cats flying UFOs and shooting neon star lasers across the sky. Those who want the latter will be very happy by […]

Everything we know about Path of Exile's Ultimatum league launching next week

Now you've done it: Path of Exile in giving you an Ultimatum… and you'll probably like it! It's time again for the big reveal of POE's next big league, with its new goodies, new systems, and new single-word moniker. And like the last time, Grinding Gear Games has been sharing its announcements globally on its […]

Wandering Wraeclast: Grinding Gear has finally taken the wraps off Path of Exile 2

"Like clockwork": I wouldn't be surprised to see an icon of Grinding Gear Games and Path of Exile in the dictionary when you look up that idiom. You can count on the studio to provide information on its next update and league every three months (pandemic notwithstanding). What you don't see regularly is information about […]

Fallout 76 details a new Daily Op mode, new mutations, and new rewards

Good news for Fallout 76 players: The next update is dubbed Locked & Loaded, and it expects you to handle loading and/or locking accordingly because you'll be fighting some new stuff in Daily Ops. Players will be facing off against Mothman Cultists, Scorched, and Mole Miners now, possibly while taking part in the new Decryption mode […]

World of Warcraft preps a new 'one-off' dungeon tournament

While World of Warcraft's competitive PvP scene is the backbone of its esports program, the MMO's Mythic Dungeon Invitational has grown in popularity and engagement over the last few years. This spring, the MDI is getting a "one-off tournament" that'll challenge the best of the best teams to conquer dungeons on their toughest difficulties. The […]

Working As Intended: There is no good reason for MMO gamers to fund Dreamworld

Not quite a month ago, we covered the Kickstarter for a wildly ambitious MMORPG, Dreamworld. We were, uh, pretty skeptical about the game's chances. As we noted, the game's 2.5 developers demonstrated no outreach in the MMORPG industry, no MMO dev pedigree or experience, and no understanding of modern Kickstarter failures. The website and Kickstarter […]

Magic: Legends updates fans on performance tweaks, tutorial progress, and the mid-April build

The soft launch of Magic: Legends doesn't mean the game isn't still in testing, and a new letter from executive producer Steve Ricossa to the community is all about the work still being done to bring the game through its current beta phase. Progress is being made on the game's performance issues and bug fixes, with […]

Pac-Man 99 is a real battle royale and it's really on the Switch now

Let's just stipulate that nothing is sacred and everything from your childhood, your parents' childhoods, and your kids' childhoods is going to be trotted back out and made into a weird video game at some point, usually in a genre that peaked three years before. Then we can safely move on to our subject here, […]

Final Fantasy XIV updates its patch site for Death Unto Dawn one more time with exploration and deliveries

Do you enjoy Explorer Mode in Final Fantasy XIV but wish that you could use it in a few more dungeons? You'll be able to do just that in the upcoming patch 5.5, as a new update to the special patch site promises that level 70 dungeons will become available for Explorer Mode ventures along with […]

The Soapbox: Lies I was told about World of Warcraft

A few months back, I was feeling restless in my MMO routine. Guild Wars 2 is my MMO "home," so I'm always in that one, but I like to have one or two other MMOs to play on the side. For a while, that had been The Elder Scrolls Online, but the Greymoor expansion was […]

Star Citizen plans more persistence, outlines dev on alpha 3.13 as CIG buys new office space

Yesterday, we reported that Star Citizen was going to have a lot to say this past Wednesday, and sure enough the devs at CIG certainly did. We'll begin with the alluded-to 'highly requested' features added to the roadmap, which sees development focus on persistent hangars (which also feeds into changes to the cargo gameplay loop […]

Vague Patch Notes: The myth of the days before MMO datamining

For those of you who don't know, this column was named after Final Fantasy XI. Specifically, it was named after the practice that particular game had for many years of making its patch notes vague to the point of uselessness, which included one of my favorite lines of all time as a bullet list entry discussing […]

Elite Dangerous previews Odyssey's conflict zone gameplay as phase two of alpha goes live

When a system in Elite: Dangerous goes into a state of war, there are only a couple of ways players can influence the outcome: performing combat missions or performing actions. With the Odyssey expansion, there will be the addition of Conflict Zones where players can get boots on the ground and join in on the […]

Cliff Bleszinski drops another new hint that he's headed back into game dev (maybe)

Cliff Bleszinski, aka CliffyB, aka Dude Huge, has often made headlines for his shimmying in and out of game dev. Readers will recall back in 2018 that he claimed to be done with making games, followed by a suggestion in 2020 that he'd be returning to the games industry after all, albeit "slowly and cautiously." […]

No, Twitch's move to investigate off-platform toxicity is not 'novel' for the industry

Twitch is changing its hateful conduct and harassment policy once again, this time to allow moderators to take into account problematic activity that occurs beyond the platform's hallowed halls. "We will now enforce against serious offenses that pose a substantial safety risk to the Twitch community, even if these actions occur entirely off Twitch," the […]

Elder Scrolls Online previews its Blackwood zone, goes on sale

Elder Scrolls Online is billing it as "a world caught between two worlds," but players are going to call it "new stuff for us to do." It's the titular zone of this summer's Blackwood expansion, a promise of all sorts of adventures to come. ZeniMax posted a preview of this "melting pot" zone, saying, "Featuring […]

The Daily Grind: Which MMO company is the worst at managing its message?

You've probably noticed that there are some studios and companies wherein the players seem to have a downright acerbic relationship with the people making the game they're playing. Usually this isn't just down to players being malcontents, but to a certain amount of message mismanagement on the part of the company in question. Either the people […]

Final Fantasy XIV details the quality-of-life improvements coming with Death Unto Dawn

The upcoming patch 5.5 for Final Fantasy XIV isn't just bringing new content, although it's definitely delivering that. It's also bringing new quality-of-life improvements to the game, as detailed in the most recent post on the official site covering precisely those improvements. For example, players will have access to more Triple Triad cards in their decks, […]

The Stream Team: Bouncing around Trove's Bunfest

Where can you get rolling Easter egg mounts? In Trove! And this year's Bunfest has not only that but a cute little bunny ally, too! They are both so adorable, and of course Massively OP's MJ wants both! Join us live at 7:00 p.m. for a run through this year's Bunfest event. What: Trove Who: […]

Old School RuneScape makes its own Collection Log improvements and adds more Poll 74 changes

One of the things we reported on yesterday was related to some Collection Log changes to RuneScape. Not to be outdone, Old School RuneScape has also recently seen some Collection Log improvements, adding a search function, a counter that shows the total number of unique items obtained, and some additional items added to the Log […]

Titan Reach promises weekly content updates, details new armor, a PvP island, and Glimmermoore updates

With just under a month since its early access launch, the devs of Titan Reach have decided to take stock and offer some updates coming to the game going forward. The post opens by admitting that launch did not go perfectly smoothly and development focus has been primarily about bug fixing, but the team at […]

The Repopulation talks up item and crafting updates, adds new signs and buildings, and fixes mission bugs

The April update post for in-development sci-fi sandbox MMORPG The Repopulation is out, and it has a variety of things to discuss, leading off first with some mission bug fixing that's been done in the latest release, which should see associated items contained in the mission inventory disappear once a mission is completed and fix […]

Flyff and Rappelz, under new management, are running spring cryptocurrency events

When Gala Lab sent us PR about Rappelz and Flyff earlier today, I did a doubletake. In my brain, both games are still happily ensconced in the old Webzen ecosystem, and I was confused. But fortunately, our writers have been documenting the chain of custody all along, so we can easily recap here. Korean studio […]

Gloria Victis has shifted all early access players to upgraded client-side engine

For a few months now, Gloria Victis has been splitting its attention. Some players have been using the upgraded engine client while others have been using the old one. But no longer, as the most recent announcement states that the game will be moving purely into the upgraded version after all of the testing provided by […]

Black Desert adds constellations on mobile, events on PC, and a new Amazon Prime Gaming promo

It's the middle of the week, which means it's time once again for some new content updates for the PC version Black Desert and for Black Desert Mobile. We'll start with the mobile version, which has added a new family-based Constellations activity where characters in a player's family have to defeat enemies and a final […]

Blade and Soul continues revving up its huge engine upgrade

You'll want to mark your calendar for the third quarter this year — yeah, just block off the whole quarter — because that's the release window for one of Blade and Soul's biggest updates to date. It's called Revival, and it includes reimagined dungeons, better character designs, the sequel to Act XI (where players will […]

The Burning Crusade Classic turns the level cap to 70 and adds tutorials to boost characters

It's time to test out the apex of power in WoW Classic's first expansion, as the beta for The Burning Crusade Classic has just raised the level cap to 70. This also means that players can now take part in Heroic dungeons and Arena skirmishes while also taking part in the Eye of the Storm battleground, so […]

Desert Oasis: Black Desert's Sage release demonstrates Pearl Abyss' focus on the west

I'm not really a comics guy, but I still have my favorite superheroes. For me, it's Dr. Strange. Marvel's artifact wielding, spell-slinging, multiverse traversing sorcerer supreme checks all the marks of a great spellcaster for me: cool powers, omega-level intellect, and the fact that he ditched the robe and wizard hat. I guess the folks […]

Swords of Legends Online is a Chinese action MMORPG heading to the west this summer

Out of all of the MMORPGs we're waiting to come to our neck of the woods from Asian territories, this one is certainly a surprise. Say hello to Swords of Legends Online, an action MMORPG from Chinese developers Wangyuan Shengtang and Aurogon that's arriving to the Americas and EU this summer via Gameforge. Known in […]

Why I Play: Multiplayer sandbox Eco is so much more than just an ecology simulator

I've been struggling to come up with a succinct way to describe Eco. The game was recently the subject of a Whatever Happened To entry on this very site, an article that coincidently went live the same day I purchased and started playing the game with an established online community. My initial impression of the […]

Hi-Rez's trademark snafus suggest a Global Agenda sequel (again) (finally)

Oh, Global Agenda. This multiplayer MMO-lite seems destined to be one of those ghost games that not enough people remember – but those who do loved it. The last time we covered the original Hi-Rez game was over a year ago, when we recapped what had happened to it: The company had taken it off […]

Perfect Ten: How The Burning Crusade changed World of Warcraft forever

We're kind of thinking about the first World of Warcraft expansion around these parts this week. No particular reason, especially in my case; I'm not in the beta test for The Burning Crusade Classic and wouldn't be super-inclined to do much in it even if I were. I remember all of this stuff from the first time […]

DC Universe Online's World of Flashpoint episode is set to launch April 15

It will soon be time once again for DC Universe Online players to experience that time-honored comic book narrative tradition of an alternate timeline story when the World of Flashpoint episode goes live on April 15th. Based on the DC Flashpoint storyline, players will enter a timeline where Atlantis and Themyscira are at war and […]

Dungeons and Dragons Online tests Peril of the Planar Eyes module

Four new dungeons. Additional named loot. A revamp to bow combat. Better game performance. And your stats are way too low to handle what Dungeons and Dragons Online's Update 49 has coming at you. But Standing Stone Games is a generous game master and is giving you some +5 Armor of Preview Testing to compensate. […]

Elite Dangerous Odyssey's second phase of alpha testing is tentatively scheduled for Thursday

Players of the Elite: Dangerous Odyssey alpha test appear to be ready to move forward with phase two of testing, and for the most part Frontier Developments agrees. During a Supercruise News developer livestream, it was revealed that the next phase of alpha should be arriving this coming Thursday, April 8th, at around 6:00 a.m. […]