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".

PES 22 – Open Beta (Playstation & Xbox)

PS4, PS5, Xbox One & Xbox Series S/X owners can now download and play the open Beta for PES 22, oddly titled in the online store as "New Football Game Online Performance Test".

PES has been second fiddle to the FIFA series for a while now, but PES 22 is making some serious strides to try and take EA's crown. Obviously PES … Read More

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Chernobyl Liquidators Simulator – Beta Demo

Chernobyl Liquidators Simulator is a first person action game that puts you in the shoes of some of the Liquidators who fought and gave their lives to help contain the fallout from the Chernobly nuclear meltdown.

We previously featured Chernobyl Liquidators Simulator on Alpha Beta Gamer during the closed Beta sign up, but even if you played the closed Beta build you'll want to … Read More

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Wardens Rising – Pre-Alpha Sign Up

Wardens Rising is a co-op PvE twin-stick hero shooter with base defense elements where players attempt to protect their cores from swarms of invading AI enemies.

In Wardens Rising you'll be able to choose from one of six uniquely skilled hero classes then use them to protect a vital energy core from hordes of enemies. It plays a little like a MOBA, but with a … Read More

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Tile Travel – Tech Demo

Tile Travel is an inventive puzzle platformer where the gameplay switches between 2D top-down and 2D side-scrolling perspectives in a 3D environment.

In Tile Travel you control an unknown female protagonist with a big axe as she traverses labyrinthine environments. You start the game viewed from a 2D side-on perspective and jump across some boats at an old dock, but when you jump down onto … Read More

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Tormented Souls – Beta Demo

Tormented Souls is a slightly cheesy, but entertaining and unsettling fixed-perspective person survival horror adventure where you investigate the disappearance of a couple of twin girls in a mysterious mansion.

Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer during the closed Beta sign up, Tormented Souls is a Resident Evil and Alone in the Dark inspired old school survival horror game set in a spooky mansion … Read More

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Forest Grove – Beta Sign Up

Forest Grove is a first person Sci-Fi mystery game where you investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl who is the heir to a billion dollar fortune.

Looking a little like a Sci-Fi version of Knives Out, Forest Grove sees you investigating a missing person's case where everyone in the family is a potential suspect. After the young heiress of a billion dollar tech … Read More

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Tiny Thor – Beta Demo

Tiny Thor is a great little 16-bit inspired action platfomer where a cute little eight year old Thor goes on an epic adventure with his new birthday present from his father – Mjölnir.

Initially Tiny Thor feels like a well made but fairly standard retro action platforming adventure with you able to collect goodies and jump on enemy heads to kill them. But then Odin … Read More

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UNSIGHTED is a beautifully animated top-down action RPG adventure where an android fights to save the consciousness of her robotic brethren.

The story of UNSIGHTED takes place in a war ravaged city called Arcadia, that's been the center of a long running war between humans and androids. The few robots that remain are now running out of the energy that gives them consciousness (called Anima). … Read More

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White Shadows – Beta Demo

White Shadows is a dark and unsettling Inside-esque 2.5D cinematic action platforming adventure where a little Ravengirl makes her way through a dark, weird and violent city.

White Shadows takes place in a dark and distorted industrialised version of our world, where humanity is half human and half animal. The wolves in charge of The White City have been lying to the public to … Read More

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RESEARCH and DESTROY is a simultaneous turn-based co-op action game with real-time shooting, where three brilliant scientists fight back against the supernatural hordes that have devastated the world.

Featuring online or local co-op for up to three players, RESEARCH and DESTROY blend turn-based strategy with real-time shooting as your scientists battle supernatural monsters. In the game your aim is to seek out and eliminate the … Read More

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Batora: Lost Haven – Alpha Sign Up

Batora: Lost Haven is a narrative-driven hack 'n slash action RPG where a gifted teenage girl sets out on a journey that will change the universe after a mysterious event left Earth in ruins.

In Batora: Lost Haven you take on the role of Avril, a sixteen year old girl who finds that she has been gifted with mental and physical powers. Earth has been … Read More

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Ratuz – Alpha Demo

Ratuz is a comically brutal cinematic horror action platformer where you attempt to escape from a prison that's been experimenting on humans and turning them into bloodthirsty abominations.

In Ratuz you take on the role of a prisoner who's locked up in a prison that prefers to experiment on its prisoners rather than reform them. At the start of the game a group of you … Read More

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AudioClash: Battle of the Bands – Beta Sign Up

AudioClash: Battle of the Bands is a very cool looking musical auto-battler starring The Living Tombstone, where players create their dream bands then face off in epic musical battles.

Made in conjunction with The Living Tombstone (the hugely popular electronic dance/rock band who among other things created the FNaF soundtracks), AudioClash: Battle of the Bands brings groovy tunes and tons of style to the auto-battler … Read More

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The Story of the Flood – Open Beta

The Story of the Flood is a stylish and sombre adventure where you paddle a little raft through a flooded post-apocalyptic world and make tough decisions on what five items, animals or people you can rescue in it.

In The Story of the Flood you find yourself on a little raft in a world that's totally flooded with water. As you paddle along you come … Read More

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Catie in Meowmeowland – Beta Demo

Catie in Meowmeowland is a charming and surreal Samorost style point and click adventure where a little girl falls down a rabbit hole into a bizarre world of cats and weird creatures.

In Catie in Meowmeowland you'll embark on a whimsical and delightfully weird adventure through a land of cats after following a Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit-esque white cat through a very deep rabbit … Read More

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I Am Fish – Alpha Demo

I Am Fish is a delightful physics based platforming sequel to I Am Bread, which sees four different fishy friends escaping captivity to reunite once again in the ocean.

Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer during the Pre-Alpha sign up, I Am Fish is a sequel to Bassa Studios' I Am Bread, but instead of controlling a floppy slice of bread you … Read More

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The Rocket Stop Incident – Alpha Demo

The Rocket Stop Incident is a tense and atmospheric puzzle-driven first person horror adventure where things get very weird as you explore a local Rocket Stop gas station.

In The Rocket Stop Incident you find yourself at a gas station which actually seems to be more of a weird motel. After being greeted by a freaky long arm that hands you a coin and tells … Read More

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A Juggler's Tale – Alpha Demo

A Juggler's Tale is a beautiful Inside/Little Nightmares-esque 2.5D puzzle platforming adventure where a little puppet girl sets out to take control of her own fate.

In A Juggler's Tale you follow the adventure of Abby, a young puppet girl who lives in a world of puppets. She entertains an audience during the day as part of a circus act, but she's kept in … Read More

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TUNIC – Beta Demo (Xbox)

A new demo is available on Xbox for TUNIC – the beautiful isometric action RPG where a cute little fox embarks on an adventure that plays like a blend of Zelda and Dark Souls.

Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer a year ago, TUNIC is a delightful and surprisingly challenging isometric action RPG starring an adorable little fox in a tunic. Its main … Read More

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Tamarindos Freaking Dinner – Beta Sign Up

Tamarindos Freaking Dinner is a very weird first person horror adventure where you set out to deliver a pizza to the creepiest mansion in the universe!

A spiritual successor to (the also extremely weird) Baobabs Mausoleum, Tamarindos Freaking Dinner is a first person adventure ahta blends horror, surreal oddity, whimsical musical interludes, quirky humor and a beautiful claymation-esque visual style. In the game you … Read More

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Interference – Alpha Demo

Interference is an atmospheric first person thriller where you work as a security guard for a top secret research facility while all hell breaks loose.

In Interference you may be a night shift security guard who is confined to their little security booth while a disaster occurs in the main facility. It's a narrative driven experience where you chat to your friend over the radio … Read More

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TOEM – Beta Demo

TOEM is a wholesome narrative-driven puzzle adventure game where you use your camera to help people and solve puzzles in its wonderfully weird hand-drawn world.

Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer during the closed Alpha sign up, TOEM follows the story of a young adventurer who sets out into the world to visit a sacred place called the TOEM. It's a long journey, … Read More

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Death Trash – Beta Demo

Death Trash is a beautifully animated isometric action RPG adventure set in a post-apocalyptic meatpunk world where cosmic horrors long for humanity and flesh grows from the ground.

The world of Death Trash is a very fleshy one. It takes place in a distant future where humanity travelled to the stars and unearthed cosmic horrors best left alone. The planet Nexus is where your story … Read More

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NORCO – Beta Demo

NORCO is a beautiful, atmospheric and detail-rich Southern Gothic Sci-Fi point and click adventure set within the suburbs and industrial swamplands of Louisiana.

In NORCO you find yourself returning to your hometown following the death of your mother. Your brother has gone missing and it seems that your hometown is a little worse for wear, with machines taking people's jobs and the looming presence of … Read More

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tERRORbane – Beta Demo

tERRORbane is a very funny fourth wall breaking meta-adventure where you annoy a developer by breaking his ambitious, but buggy JRPG!

Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer way back in 2017, tERRORbane is a hilarious meta-adventure where you attempt to play a buggy JRPG while also being constantly interrupted by an anxious game dev who gets mad when you break things. The dev has … Read More

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The Night is Grey – Beta Demo

The Night is Grey is a beautifully animated point and click thriller adventure where a man helps a lost girl in a forest filled with strange wolves.

Currently in development by Whalestork Interactive, The Night is Grey is a point and click adventure that follows the story of Graham – an ordinary man who ends up trapped in a forest by a pack of wolves. … Read More

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Tandem: A Tale of Shadows – Beta Demo

Tandem: A Tale of Shadows is a cleverly crafted puzzle platforming adventure where you control one character from a top-down perspective and another from a side-on perspective, all within the same gamespace!

Playing a little like the excellent Toodee and Topdee, Tandem: A Tale of Shadows is an inventive dual-character puzzle platformer with a Burton-esque visual style, where both characters work together on different … Read More

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Sable – Beta Demo (Steam & Xbox)

Sable is a beautiful third person adventure where a young woman embarks on a rite of passage in a vast open world filled with ancient wonders.

In Sable you take control of the titular Sable, a young woman who is about to embark on a rite of passage called the Gliding. She lives in a small desert colony but her journey will take her far … Read More

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Mechajammer – Alpha Demo

Mechajammer is a very fast paced turn-based tactical RPG with horror elements, where a crew of deserters attempt to escape from a grimy cyberpunk jungle colony on a distant planet.

In Mechajammer you'll be able to explore a large open world cyberpunk city inhabited by occult syndicate hollows and surrounded by mutant-filled jungles. You're a deserter from the military and after crashing into a hostile … Read More

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Babylon's Fall – Beta Sign Up (PS4, PS5 & PC)

PS4, PS5 and PC owners can now sign up to Beta test Babylon's Fall, an epic new co-op multiplayer action RPG from Square Enix and PlatinumGames (creators of Bayonetta and Vanquish).

In Babylon's Fall you'll join a group of powerful warriors who set out to conquer the Tower of Babylon. You take on the role of a Sentinel and you'll use a handy … Read More

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Conan Exiles adds character copy tools, modder quality-of-life extension

Modder friends, today's Conan Exiles update some goodies for you: Funcom's 2.4.6 update today adds improved data table merging. OK, that sounds really tame, but trust me when I say this is a big deal. The team has also implemented character transfers/copies (still in beta for Xbox). "[Patch 2.4.6] focuses on addressing many reported issues, […]

World of Tanks adjusts HE shells and SPG mechanics, War Thunder adds new vehicles and better nuclear blasts

We've got another round of updates for the various multiplayer military vehicle battle games in our genre's sphere to report on. Specifically, World of Tanks and War Thunder are getting some adjustments, updates, or new content to make firing heavy ordinance at one another that much better. In World of Tanks, update 1.13 focuses on […]

Blizzard clarifies that new Legendaries in World of Warcraft's next patch will have sockets automatically

All right. So here's the situation. World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is adding a new socketing system for Shards of Domination starting in patch 9.1, Chains of Domination. That's fine. These slots will always be available on very specific pieces of gear. (That's good!) But some of those pieces of gear may already have been crafted […]

Lord of the Rings Online's two new progression servers launch June 30

Not even two weeks ago, Standing Stone Games took the wraps off two new progression servers for Lord of the Rings Online, and as of this afternoon, we have a hard date for their launch: June 30th. The news came via a Tweet from the studio this afternoon. As MOP readers already know, these two […]

Secret Worlds Legends' player-run MEGAversary 4 radio show will pay tribute to HolloPoint

Yesterday saw the Secret World Legends community celebrate the game's legacy with the start of the player-run MEGAversary 4 anniversary event, but the event was also marked by tragedy as beloved community leader HolloPoint passed away last week. In honor of him and the game, Quantum State Radio will once more be running its usual […]

Crowfall posts a recap on its steps ahead to the launch on July 6

Attention, Crowfall fans: The game's beta has ended. Of course, if you bought the game, that's really more like trivia than anything else, as you can continue to play away until the game's official launch on July 6th. A new post on the game's Kickstarter page outlines the steps and changes coming to the game […]

Elyon teases experience curve rebalance coming in August's closed beta test

KRAFTON is back with another update on the state of Elyon as we press onward to the second closed beta test in August. "With our second Closed Beta Test, we want you to be able to play a more updated version," the studio says. "So we will bring you a build that is much closer to […]

Warhammer Return of Reckoning begins its Ranked Season 2 next week

Warhammer Online's Return of Reckoning rogue server has been teasing its second ranked season over the last few weeks, and now it's almost here. Come June 28th, the summer season leaderboards are live, as are their rewards – everything from armor and mounts to trophies and cloaks. The season-accompanying patch also buffs matchmaking and the […]

ArcheAge Unchained hands out a stuffed cow sheriff in latest ArchePass as the Freedom Festival returns

There's a new sheriff in town. A new cowboy. Who also happens to be a cow boy. That's the primary feature of ArcheAge Unchained's latest ArchePass offering, which includes Billy the Moo, a sheriff cow plushie battle pet that does things like taunts enemies, buffs attack, defense, and magic defense, and throws milk bottles at […]

EverQuest II begins Scorched Sky festival this weekend, PlanetSide 2 unveils the Chimera

"Scorched Sky" – is it the weather report for today or EverQuest II's summer festival? Hey, why not both? I'm not sorry. But yep, the festival returns for EQII players this weekend, beginning Friday afternoon and running through July 8th. New additions for 2021 will apparently include new feats, new loot, a new flying mount, […]

Lost Ark sets the scene of the game's world with its lore-filled landing page

Nine times out of 10, the only motivation one needs to play a multiplayer ARPG is "bad enemies explode good and give shiny," and that's totally fine, but Amazon Games would like to direct your attention to the story section of the official Lost Ark website. In synopsis, the game's universe consists of two worlds […]

EVE Online tests out some new color filters, EVE Echoes introduces exploration

Both EVE Online and EVE Echoes are seeing some new things introduced to their respective games. In EVE Online, there's a new test build on Singularity that seeks to bring a little more vibrancy to the game's visuals by way of shader adjustments and lighting changes in order to "remove the grey" from the game's […]

Starborne dev announces new sci-fi MMORPG called Starborne Frontiers

MMO players know Starborne: Sovereign Space as a space MMORTS, but if you wanted something more MMORPG-like, then I have good news for you, as Iceland-based indie dev Solid Clouds just announced a new game in the same universe that fits the pure MMORPG category. It's called Starborne: Frontiers, and the studio bills it as […]

World of Warcraft Senior Artist Eric Braddock leaves Blizzard

The brain drain continues over at Blizzard Entertainment, as World of Warcraft Senior Artist Eric Braddock announced this month that he had left the studio for an unnamed opportunity, one of many veterans to leave the company in the last few months. "Yesterday was my last day at Blizzard Entertainment," Braddock said on June 19th. […]

Aion Classic encourages global first races as players raise fresh pay-to-win alarms

Aion is enjoying a rare moment in the spotlight thanks to yesterday's launch of a legacy mode called Aion Classic. The opening day was what you'd expect: crowds, bugs, excitement, and consternation that this wasn't officially being offered over in Aion Europe (which is operated Gameforge and in fact is running a totally different event […]

The Daily Grind: Have you ever had to try an MMO multiple times before getting into it?

I have literally lost count at this point of how many times I've seen posts on the Final Fantasy XIV subreddit from someone saying that they tried the game X times before it finally "clicked" for them. Part of the reason for that is that I wasn't trying to keep count in the first place, […]

Closers' latest character is knives out… to the max

I always wondered what happened to the infamous little kid who found a pocket-knife at a party and was so gleeful about it. Wherever he is, he's probably flipping out that Closers has released the knife class to end all knife classes with its June update. Eunha, the 18th playable character released in Closers, brings […]

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite celebrates its second anniversary with 742 million real-world kilometers walked

Those that choose to dive in deep with an alternate reality game should expect to walk (and drive) an awful lot. And all of that shambling, ambling, and shuffling has racked up incredible results in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, as the collective community has walked nearly 742 million kilometers so far. This factoid — and […]

Here's over an hour of footage from mobile MMO Re: Tree of Savior's Japanese beta

There's been quite some time since Tree of Savior made its way into the news, but we're bringing this title back into the spotlight due to the game's upcoming mobile port, the weirdly titled Re: Tree of Savior. We first got wind of this MMO back in October 2016 and further saw publisher Nexon hedge […]

Old School RuneScape outlines future patch updates and releases its first wave of Steam client updates

Last week, Old School RuneScape kicked out an update that was headlined with its 150th quest, and since then the devs at Jagex have been making a wide variety of adjustments to the update based on player feedback. This past Tuesday saw another list of planned changes to things like the Ash Sanctifier, Demonbane spells, […]

PAX West returns to its in-person format this fall

As much of the United States returns to normal after a year of social distancing and virtual events, the organizers of PAX West have decided that it's safe enough to bring back the event in person after last year's online-only format. PAX West, which will run from September 3rd through the 6th, will take place […]

Dungeons and Dragons Online brings Saltmarsh dungeons, endgame item changes, and more to PTS

The PTS of Dungeons and Dragons Online is once again flush with new things for players to check out as this past Tuesday saw a preview of Update 50 go online. The headline attraction of this new update is the Saltmarsh adventure area, which is modeled after the AD&D module of the same name and […]

Phantasy Star Online 2 fixes bugs and addresses fresh issues with Microsoft store

It's patch day for Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, though the update is largely focused on fixing bugs than on adding content. SEGA says it fixed multiple issues with boosters, interface currency displays, and that whole thing where people would literally fall through the world when trying to join an urgent quest. Good grief. […]

The Elder Scrolls Online kicks off the Midyear Mayhem Festival for PvP fun times

Why should you get in your fighting on a Saturday night and no other time? No, The Elder Scrolls Online wants you to get in your fighting all the time. Saturday night, Saturday morning, every other day of the week. See, it's the Midyear Mayhem Festival starting on June 24th, and that means it's time […]

Perfect Ten: 10 reasons you'd never want to live in an MMORPG

Escapism and daydreams are, in my opinion, wonderful and part of what fuels our creativity and excitement. I mean, most of us probably engage in some form of escapism just by the act of playing MMOs. These are settings that make us heroes, gives us clearly defined objectives with assured rewards, and continually dole out […]

Aion Classic is officially live in the west- are you playing? Or at least in the queue?

Listen, if you're reading this at work, then you're already behind in Aion Classic, I'm sorry to say. That's because after a brief delay, the new version of the old game just officially launched in the Americas (and for Europeans savvy enough to switch their location settings), and the day-one challenges are already live. You […]

You can make your Black Desert Corsair right now (and play her next week)

On this week's podcast, we were discussing how few pirate classes there are in MMORPGs despite pirate NPCs being in pretty much all of them. So a 21-cannon salute to Black Desert, which is in the final stages of preparing the Corsair for her June 29th debut. But just because you need to wait until […]

Casually Classic: What retail WoW could (re)learn from Burning Crusade Classic's class progression

Now that we're weeks into Burning Crusade Classic, players are discovering that despite many antiquated design elements, this expansion is still a whole lot of fun with scads of stuff to do. While many (but not all!) of the community is already engaged with the endgame of raiding, dailies, and hard mode dungeons, one of […]

$100K Star Citizen whale discusses why he supports the game – and what he's worried about

For those who orbit Star Citizen news and are aghast at why its business model — a winner of this site's Worst Business Model award for four years running — keeps on raking in money, you might be interested in hearing the thoughts of one of the game's whales who was interviewed by the folks […]

Blocky sandbox Trove has finally launched on the Nintendo Switch

Trove's summer releases just keep rolling: Just a week after dropping the Bard update on PC, now Gamigo's blocky MMORPG has launched on the Nintendo Switch. The game is well-loved around here, thanks to its nifty housing and club world system, its flexible class mechanics, and constantly expanding crafting tools. "In a seamless blend of […]

Star Trek Online's Risa vacaycay pays out in a T6 ship and a tsunami gun

Forget voyaging to strange new worlds and investigating that pesky anomaly in the next sector — you're going to want to engage at maximum warp all the way over to Star Trek Online's Risa next month for the Lohlunat Festival. This annual summer holiday is scheduled to run the entire month of July. You're going […]

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has its first major patch, Chains of Domination, available for pre-loading

It feels like it's taken a really, really long time for the first content patch to arrive for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. That would be because it has taken a really long time; specifically, it's going to be right around eight months before release when all is said and done. But the patch is finally […]

Amazon Games responds to complaints that Lost Ark character redesigns are 'censorship'

Lost Ark has yet to release here in the west and it's already got its first stupid controversy. When Amazon Games first announced that it was going to publish the MMOARPG, the company noted that they would be making some adjustments to characters and character creation in an effort to make more players "feel at […]

Xianxia action MMORPG Swords of Legends Online is launching July 9

We've finally gotten a date for Swords of Legends Online: July 9th. I say this as if it's been a game we've been covering a long time, but in reality, we didn't even know it existed as a possibility here in the west until April when Gameforge casually announced it, so this has been a […]

The Daily Grind: Is it too late for others to start your MMO?

One of the eternal questions that you'll see asked in every MMORPG's Reddit, forum, and discussion is if it's too late for a new (or even very lapsed) player to jump in and derive a meaningful level of enjoyment and participation — or have they missed the boat completely. I know the knee-jerk response here […]

New World talks about the lore and gameplay influences of magic in new interview

If you're exploring an island where there are undead things or malevolent forces scuttling about, you're no doubt in a world steeped in magic, so obviously New World has magic in it. It's that power and what it does to the game's story, creatures, and gameplay that was the subject of a new interview on […]

Square-Enix states that Outriders is off to a good start thanks in part to Xbox Game Pass

Do you remember Outriders? The answer is no, you do not. If you think you do, you are either lying or delusional. No one remembers Outriders. But it did actually launched, and despite the aforementioned fact that no one remembers it exists, it… apparently did pretty well for itself. And some of that is attributed […]

ArcheAge adds June update, offers players free stuff for the summer

Are you playing ArcheAge right now? How about now? Wait, the developers know what will get your interest – free stuff. Everybody likes free stuff, right? If you like free stuff, you'll be quite happy to learn that ArcheAge is giving everyone free stuff with free weekly gift packages in the Glyph store from now […]

Wizard101 announces a 'guild-lite' system and group perks

"Providing opportunities for socialization" is the watch-phrase going around Wizard101 these days. Game Director Leah Ruben charted a manifesto this week about how KingsIsle is walking a fine line of encouraging socialization without requiring it, saying that it's fun and gratifying to share experiences. The letter isn't just feel-good concepts, as Ruben outlined several initiatives that […]

Massively OP Podcast Episode 327: Ducks all the way down

Justin and Bree discuss WoW 9.1, Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO Classic, RuneScape Mobile, and Black Desert's Corsair, with adventures in Final Fantasy XIV, WoW Classic, Albion Online, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on developer promises and skills we learned in MMOs.

Aion Classic will officially make its western debut at noon tomorrow

Good news for MMO players raring to go in Aion Classic: You won't even need to get out of bed early to do it. NCsoft has announced that the fun begins tomorrow at noon EDT – that's 9 a.m. PDT and 6 p.m. CEST. Naturally, there are some speed challenges on offer for those who […]

New World's latest alpha update reduces PvP penalties, adjusts experience requirements again

Amazon's New World apparently has a couple more patches in store for alpha players after all. Today's update behind closed doors has several changes small and large, including new PvE faction missions, tweaks to guild war declarations, reductions in penalties for PvP death, new and more diverse gear, revamped titles, improved intro cinematic, harder expeditions, […]

Dauntless' roadmap updates include a Repeater refresh, the Omnicell sub-class system, and shock changes

Players of Dauntless have likely been busying themselves with hunting the Chronovore or chasing after Exotics, but it never hurts to look at what's coming, which brings us to the game's roadmap and a host of planned updates. We begin with Omnicells, which is the name granted to the RPG's proposed sub-class system. These Omnicells […]

Guild Wars 2 kicks off Dragon Bash today

Meanwhile, the Dragon Bash festival has returned to Guild Wars 2 as of this afternoon, sending players to Hoelbrak for racing, drinking, moas, drinking, arena PvP, drinking, and the stampede. And drinking. The game is running a login sweepstakes as well that could see you win a sweet monitor or headset just for playing. "Dragon […]

Massively on the Go: Niantic is partially rolling back Pokemon Go's COVID bonuses

Almost a month ago I argued that Pokemon GO's COVID changes should not be rolled back. I was under no illusions that Niantic would necessarily listen to me as an individual, but hoped that I could at least add another voice to the choir singing, "Don't do it." In some ways, I think Niantic has […]

Second Life turns 18 years old this week, counting 70M lifetime accounts

I'm gonna say the M word in this post, and I'm sorry, but metaverse metaverse metaverse. That's because Second Life is back in the news this week, but for happy reasons, as it's turning 18 years old tomorrow. Linden Lab says it will "be marking the milestone with activities ranging from community-created SL18B exhibitions, Meet […]

Choose My Adventure: Awestruck by Star Wars Galaxies' crafting and housing potential

This week has been something of a rollercoaster for me. Of emotions. Of discovery. And, slowly yet surely, of deeper appreciation and enjoyment of Star Wars Galaxies. By the slimmest of margins, setting up some housing beat out digging into crafting in last week's poll, but I soon started to discover that they absolutely both […]

Final Fantasy XIV ups tomestone limits and timeworn artifact rewards with patch 5.57

Have some relic weapons left over to grind? Have a dire need for some tomestone upgrades? The process of both is getting a fair bit easier in Final Fantasy XIV with the latest minor patch, 5.57, which buffs up the timeworn artifacts earned from Delubrum Reginae to three per run. That means getting past that […]

First Impressions: Diving into Oblivion portals with companions in Elder Scrolls Online's Blackwood

Like clockwork, The Elder Scrolls Online has flung wide the gates of its annual chapter release. This time, in Blackwood, we are headed to southern Cyrodiil, where the remnants of the once great empire meet the borders of the Argonian homeland of Blackmarsh. The Elder Scrolls Online loves to capitalize on nostalgia, and Blackwood is […]

Saga of Lucimia on its comms blackout: 'We do not have a firm timeline on anything'

For well over a year now, we have been concerned about the state of Saga of Lucimia's development — namely, if it's even happening any more at all. Back in March, hope for the hardcore MMORPG's future was dimmed by the announcement that founders and project leads Timothy and Joseph Anderson had parted ways with […]