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".

Black Lotus Motel – Beta Sign Up

Black Lotus Motel is a cooperative escape simulation game where you and a friend work together to solve the mystery of a strange desert hotel you're locked up in.

Playable in online co-op multiplayer, Black Lotus Motel sees you and a friend searching for clues and solving puzzles as you attempt to escape from a mysterious hotel before it's flooded with a tide of toxic … Read More

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Turgor Pressure – Game Jam Build Download

Turgor Pressure is a surreal and atmospheric six-degrees-of-freedom horror adventure where you pilot an ROV down through into a mysterious abandoned underwater facility.

Created for the HPS1 Summer of Shivers game jam, Turgor Pressure is a short and strange subsea horror adventure that draws inspiration from Modus Interactive's Frontier Diver. In the game you pilot an ROV down through a mysterious abandoned underwater research … Read More

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KEO – Beta Sign Up

KEO is a multiplayer vehicular combat game where humans battle for resources in an intense combat sport that uses highly customizable high-tech remote control vehicles.

The multiplayer vehicular combat of KEO takes place in the year 2120, where 66 years ago an apocalyptic event left the world in ruins. Combatants now use remote controlled vehicles that were scavenged from what remains of the old world … Read More

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FRIGID – Beta Sign Up

FRIGID is a frostbitten first person survival game with horror elements that draws inspiration from The Thing after a cataclysmic event sees you fighting for your life in the Canadian Arctic.

In FRIGID you'll need to explore, scavenge and craft useful equipment as you try to fend off cold and hunger in a subzero Arctic environment. However, cold and hunger aren't your only concerns – … Read More

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Lumione – Beta Demo

Lumione is a beautiful Celeste-esque precision platforming adventure that follows a deep-sea fairy as they try to restore the Light of Hope to the seabed.

In Lumione you take control of a deep-sea fairy called Glimmer who sets out on an adventure to restore light to the seabed. It's an uplifting story that revolves around chasing dreams and having hope as you face the … Read More

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Detained: Too Good for School – Kickstarter Demo

Detained: Too Good for School is an Anime styled narrative-driven beat 'em up that follows the story of two schoolgirls who are framed for a crime they didn't commit and set out to find the culprit.

In Detained: Too Good for School you take control of a rebellious schoolgirl who is framed for dealing drugs out of the blue. It soon becomes apparent that another … Read More

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Siren: Rex Maria – Student Game Download

Siren: Rex Maria is a tense and atmospheric subsea horror adventure where you explore a shipwreck while being stalked by a mysterious mermaid-esque cryptid.

Created by students at ETPA in France, Siren: Rex Maria is a beautifully crafted first person horror adventure where a diver explores a shipwreck and investigates the cause of its sinking. As they explore the shipwreck they soon discover that they're … Read More

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Rewinder – Student Game Download

Rewinder is a Sci-Fi first person parkour platformer where you use an ability to rewind time as you race through visually stunning abstract worlds.

Created by students at ETPA, Rewinder is an incredibly stylish parkour platformer with a clever time-rewinding mechanic. In each level your aim is to collect the keys to open a gate then make your way to the gate. Collecting the keys … Read More

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The Invincible – Alpha Sign Up

The Invincible is an incredible looking first person retro-futuristic atompunk Sci-Fi thriller where you find yourself stranded on a hostile alien planet after an interstellar scientific expedition goes wrong.

In The Invincible you'll take on the role of a lone scientist who has been stranded on a hostile alien planet after things went bad on a scientific expedition. You now have to use your brains … Read More

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Spiritway to the Lighthouse – Student Game Download

Spiritway to the Lighthouse is a beautiful narrative-driven first person seafaring adventure where a lonely old seadog sails stormy seas and chases ghost ships as he embarks on one final journey.

Created by a group of students at CNAM-ENJMIN, Spiritway to the Lighthouse follows the journey of an old fisherman who sets out on one last journey into the Celtic Sea. He's searching for a … Read More

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Last Soul – Beta Sign Up

Last Soul is a Sci-Fi action platformer where a cute little robot sets out to save the human race after an AI cyber-being took control of humanity's destiny.

Taking place after a great AI war, Last Soul sees humanity now living in a state of being where every human need is fulfilled by an all-powerful AI overlord. While this may sound nice, it also means … Read More

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PRODUCER (2021) – Alpha Demo

PRODUCER (2021) is a weird and witty visual novel adventure that follows the story of a deadbeat wastrel who somehow manages to land a high-flying city job as a producer.

Currently in development by Stuffed Wombat (creator of qomp and Everything Else and Thor HighHeels (composer on Umurangi Generation), PRODUCER (2021) is a wonderfully absurd visual novel adventure where you try to wing it … Read More

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Whip and Boot – Game Jam Build Download

Whip and Boot is a fun little Indiana Jones inspired PS1 styled first person action platforming adventure where you use your whip and a few well-timed kicks to fight your way through a dangerous tomb.

Created for the Weekly Game Jam, Whip and Boot is a fun little retro styled romp set in a tomb filled with traps and fascist soldiers. Your aim is to … Read More

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Incarnation – Prototype Download

Incarnation is a mouse-controlled reverse roguelite, where you start with a fully powered up divine entity and have to choose which abilities to sacrifice until you are completely transformed into a mortal human.

In Incarnation you are an angel who aims to descend down through the heavens and achieve mortality. You start as an invincible being who can fly and eviscerate enemies with a single … Read More

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Project G – Alpha Sign Up

Project G is a top-down co-op roguelike dungeon crawler set in a dark fantasy world that's plagued with primeval terrors.

Currently in development by ex-Riot developers Windwalk Games (Creators of Enemy on Board), Project G is a co-op focused action game where you'll fight your way through differently themed regions of a world that's plagued by an ancient evil. It's still early in development … Read More

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Patron – Beta Sign Up

Patron is a survival city builder with a focus on social dynamics, where managing social tensions is just as important as managing resources as you attempt to turn your small town into a thriving city.

In Patron you'll be able to collect resources, construct useful buildings and research tech upgrades as in most city building games, but the politics of running your city will be … Read More

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Severed Steel – Beta Sign Up

You can now sign up to Beta test Severed Steel, a carnage filled FPS where you get into balletic slow-mo gun-fights in destructible voxel-based environments.

Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer back in May, Severed Steel feels like a blend of Max Payne, Hotline Miami and Vanquish, but in first person and with fully destructible environments. In the game you take control … Read More

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Terrain of Magical Expertise (TOME) – Beta Sign Up

Terrain of Magical Expertise (TOME) is a charming Saturday morning cartoon styled turn-based RPG adventure where a White-Hat Hacker battles cheaters who are attempting to win the "Campaign of Champions" competition.

Terrain of Magical Expertise is a single-player turn-based action RPG adventure that takes place within a fictional MMORPG called TOME. The organisers of TOME are hosting a special event called the "Campaign of Champions", … Read More

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Eden Falling – Alpha Sign Up

Eden Falling is a turn-based Sci-Fi survival RPG set in the hostile wastelands of an Earth that's been decimated by mysterious spore-carrying meteors and freaky feral mutants.

In Eden Falling you'll take on the role of a survivor who must navigate the wasteland and the politics of a savage new Earth. The world is in ruins after meteors carrying alien spores collided with the world. … Read More

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Warp Soldier – Alpha Demo

Warp Soldier is a stylish pixel art metroidvania with a focus on mobility and combo-based combat as you fight your way through it's large monochrome world.

In Warp Soldier you control a little soldier as he makes his way through a monster-filled monochrome world. You can walk and jump as in any traditional platformer, but you also have access to a sword and kick attacks … Read More

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NVIDIA Canvas – Beta Download

NVIDIA Canvas isn't a game but it is a remarkable experience nonetheless, with it using your RTX GPU powered machine learning to turn your crude sketches into photorealistic masterpieces.

Running on all NVIDIA RTX graphics cards, NVIDIA Canvas is a painting program that turns your crude child-like sketches into photorealistic landscapes. At present it only works on landscapes (so no portraits) but there are ten … Read More

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Grand Chase – Beta Sign Up

You can now sign up to Beta test the new Steam version of Grand Chase – the return of the popular massively multiplayer side-scrolling action RPG that was shut down in 2015.

Initially released back in 2003 then shut down in 2015, Grand Chase looks set to be making a return and you can sign up now to check it out early. It's a massively … Read More

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Killspiracy TV – Beta Download

Killspiracy TV is a quirky cartoony FPS that draws inspiration from Doom and Zombies Ate My Neighbors as you blast monsters and rescue cultists from randomly generated levels.

In Killspiracy TV you are a mysterious stranger who has stumbled into the strange world of Killspiracy. You must now fight your way through four levels (with a possible eight different themes) where you need to rescue … Read More

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Nature Treks: Together – Beta Sign Up (VR)

Nature Treks: Together is a beautiful social VR experience for up to 16 players, where you explore scenic environments and connect with people using combinations of shapes, colors and sounds.

Playable in single-player or online multiplayer, Nature Treks: Together allows you to explore beautiful landscapes full of natural beauty. It's an immersive sensory experience filled with the sights and sounds of nature, allowing you to … Read More

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Super Dream Dasher – Beta Demo

Super Dream Dasher is a fast paced Sonic inspired 2D platforming adventure where a little purple ball with a nifty dash ability sets out to save their planet after it's shattered into pieces.

Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer back in 2018 (when it was called Dream Dasher), Super Dream Dasher is a good old fashioned old school platforming adventure with a focus on … Read More

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Zenko: A Fox's Tale – Beta Sign Up

Zenko: A Fox's Tale is a whimsical third person platforming adventure where a fox attempts to capture wandering spirits in a magical Japan inspired land.

In Zenko: A Fox's Tale you'll follow the adventure of a magical fox who sets out to restore an ancient shrine by gathering the wandering spirits that roam the world. As well as being able to run, jump and dash, … Read More

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Besöket – Student Game Download

Besöket is a creepy little SOMA inspired first person horror game where things get weird as you go to help a friend who's trapped in a strange Swedish cottage.

Created by students of The Game Assembly, Besöket is a fun and freaky little Swedish horror game where you're a handyman who goes around to assist a friend who's trapped in his house. When you get … Read More

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The Rewinder – Beta Demo

The Rewinder is a beautiful Chinese folklore inspired point and click adventure where you become a magical being who is capable of entering peoples' memories to alter the past.

In The Rewinder you step into the shoes of Qi Yun, a "Rewinder" who can communicate with the spirits and enter peoples' memories. You've been called on by the Spirit Wardens to investigate an intriguing case … Read More

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Dread Templar – Open Beta

You can now sign up to Beta test Dread Templar, an excellent new retro FPS inspired by 90s classics, where you blast your way into Hell in search of vengeance!

Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer when it was called Hell Hunt, Dread Templar is a glorious blood-splattered love letter to the 90's run 'n gun first person shooter. In the game you … Read More

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Guillotine – Prototype

Guillotine is a delightfully macabre puzzle action platforming adventure where a headless executioner attaches the heads of executed enemies to give him unique abilities.

Drawing on the folklore and myths of the Basque Country (in Spain), in Guillotine you follow the adventure of an executioner who has lost his head. You can walk, jump and attack, but other than that your abilities are fairly limited, … Read More

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Massively OP Podcast Episode 330: Swords of Crows Online

Justin and Bree discuss the launches of Crowfall and Swords of Legends Online, Fallout 76, WoW's story mess, and Elite Dangerous, with adventures in Albion Online, LOTRO, SWG Legends, Crowfall, WoW Classic, and FFXIV, plus a quick mailbag topic on Albion crafting.

Runes of Magic promises to improve performance, merge servers, and introduce new content (again)

This summer will be bringing some updates to Runes of Magic, which won't be involving any new content but will hopefully make life in the game's world a little bit nicer. First off, the devs are going to be introducing an update that introduces some long-awaited performance improvements and crash fixes. While this patch likely […]

Trove celebrates sixth birthday with Sunfest party, questing, and cake

Sunfest has returned to Trove just as the game is celebrating its sixth birthday, at least if you're on PC or a console not made by Nintendo, as the Switch festival has apparently been delayed "temporarily" and will run for its full two weeks at a later date. "Trove celebrates 6 years of existence, 6 […]

EverQuest II deploys a multi-faceted patch of fixes

Sometimes you just need to make a boss's stare less smoldering. Other times you need to make sure that a Necromancer's pet is referred to by the right name. All that and more is in the latest patch for EverQuest II, which annoyingly enough for those of us who write about these things lacks any […]

Palia shares more key character details and a peaceful outdoor scene

Followers of the upcoming self-described community simulation MMO Palia are likely eager to get any new details they can get out of the developing title (especially since pre-alpha invites were slow to come and scarce), so how about some more NPC informational cards? After all, this game is very much about cooperation and meeting people […]

Action MMO Vindictus adds the rapier-wielding character Tessa in latest update

Just this past June we were wondering whatever happened to Nexon's action combat MMO Vindictus, a game that launched back in 2010. At the time we noted that the game is still online and rounded up some updates of note over the past few months, so consider this a supplement to that report as well […]

Guild Wars 2 adds legendary armory and Twisted Marionette boss today, picks up Homeland actress for End of Dragons

Guild Wars 2 is about to have a pretty big day, what with the launch of both the legendary armory and the return of the Twisted Marionette in this afternoon's update. The legendary armory, of course, essentially turns legendary items into account-centered rather than character-centered items, allowing players to put these legendaries on all of […]

Perfect Ten: The 10 most huggable boss monsters in multiplayer online hunting RPGs

Have you ever fought a boss monster that didn't feel like it deserved your fatal blows? Sure, it's just a video game, and the pang of guilt can sometimes be described as fleeting at best, but now and again I run into a fight that really makes me pause for a moment and wonder what […]

Warframe's digital TennoCon 2021 promises a gameplay reveal of The New War expansion

This coming Saturday, July 17th, will be the digital version of TennoCon 2021, which likely is already an exciting day for fans of Warframe but is probably going to be even more exciting as the event will show a gameplay reveal of The New War, the expansion that was first teased during TennoCon 2018 and […]

Casually Classic: WoW Classic's Burning Crusade entry ditch

With this year's Burning Crusade Classic, the dynamics of leveling in WoW Classic shifted just as they did originally. Before Burning Crusade came along — now or back then — leveling was a long slog to 60 with nary a reprieve at the top end. After the first expansion, things went a little faster and […]

EVE Online warps in a 'community-inspired' patch

Whether they're the arrogant players who think they know better than the actual MMO developer or the dedicated fans who want nothing less than the best for a title, people love to know that they've been heard by game studios. Sometimes players do have really great perspectives and suggestions that a developer would be wise […]

Dungeons and Dragons Online previews Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh

If there is one constant in the gaming universe, it's that developers love their quest title puns… and their alliterations. We don't blame Dungeons and Dragons Online devs for doing this because saying "Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh" is the fuel that's getting us through the morning. Now that you've said that phrase out loud five […]

The Elder Scrolls Online's Waking Flame DLC and Update 31 arrive August 23, are available now on PTS

"The schemes of the Prince of Destruction were not thwarted during the events of The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood, only delayed," you'll be sad to read from the opening line of the MMORPG's newest announcement post. Then again, it wouldn't be a year of Oblivion-themed updates in the game if our good buddy Mehrunes Dagon […]

Neverwinter's Bard class and level-squish arrive to PC in Jewel of the North on July 27

Neverwinter players have known for a while now that PWE has been working on a bard class and the new leveling system, but today, it's getting a formal patch announcement – and a launch date. Jewel of the North is officially launching on PC come July 27th, though console players will be waiting until "fall." […]

The Daily Grind: If you could fight only one mob type in MMOs forever, what would it be?

Undead for me. I can probably chalk this up to my earliest MMORPGs, Ultima Online and EverQuest. Both had really solid undead mobs. Ultima Online had an entire dungeon – Deceit – devoted to skellies and liches and spectral horrors and mummies, many layers down into the depths, and I have spent a not inconsiderable amount […]

Riders of Icarus celebrates five years with an event, giveaways, items, and sales

Surprise! It's the fifth anniversary of mount-centric MMORPG Riders of Icarus and the game is celebrating the occasion with a whole lot of free stuff and some stuff that can be bought. Because, you know, free-to-play games. The main attraction is a special event where players can trade Anniversary Cakes for a variety of goodies […]

Kakao Games' survival sandbox Dysterra has begun global beta testing

Kakao Games is once again drumming up hype for Dysterra, the survival sandbox coming from developer Reality MagiQ that just hit beta last week. Beta testing is expected to offer up features like a team system, an expanded world, reorganization of the game's UI, and the introduction of a "single mode" for beginners, while once more promising […]

A3 Still Alive's latest update adds new content, paid content-skipping, and server merge prep

Fans of Netmarble's mobile MMO A3: Still Alive have two major updates to focus their attention on this week. First, there's a slew of new content in the game, including a new PvP mode, level cap increase to 180, and transfer tickets for what are apparently upcoming server merges. "This month's update introduces a handful […]

Temtem added in the Crema Corp offices and the ability to play the piano with its latest patch

There's good reason to be excited about the latest update to Temtem. No, not because there's an official launch date or anything; that still requires waiting. But it does add the ability for players to actually play the piano as a purely social mechanic, so that is pretty cool. Who doesn't love in-game musical performances? […]

Final Fantasy XI adds a new high-end battlefield against a deific dragon

Feel like the fight against Shinryu in Final Fantasy XI is too easy these days with all of the new gear and improvements players can bring against him? Want a fight that's significantly harder? Ask and ye shall receive, as the newest version update bring a new high-tier version of the Shinryu fight to the […]

Epic v Apple: Australian antitrust case allowed to resume thanks to an overturned ruling

While a lot of our previous reporting has naturally been focused on the antitrust case unfolding between Epic Games, Apple, and Google here in the US, that's not the only legal battlefield for the matter, as Epic Games leveraged a similar complaint in Australian courts to the one brought forth in California this past November. […]

Ubisoft doc suggests toxic management has contributed to loss of talent and image

That headline might read like "water is wet" news, but the actual statements made are part of Ubisoft's own Universal Registration Document, a mandatory document for public companies that identifies risks as well as results to the firm they come from. This particular document was published in June, with Ubisoft affirming in the "risks and […]

Wisdom of Nym: Looking at lost actions as a key to more job customization in Final Fantasy XIV

Let's talk a little bit about the Save the Queen content in Final Fantasy XIV, but perhaps not in the way you might be expecting. I come here not to review the content or to offer guides to playing it, but to look at this content as a potential path forward for the game offering […]

RuneScape's latest update applies a quality-of-life Ninja Strike to various combat matters

Fights happen in RuneScape. It's just the way of things. As of this week's patch, fighting in the MMORPG is getting some likely helpful quality-of-life updates and new adjustments thanks to the latest Ninja Strike. The new patch adds several new boss fight features including a boss instance timer, a display under a boss' health […]

Hands-on with Monster Hunter Stories 2: Teasing out the multiplayer content

So Monster Hunter Stories 2 is out in the wild now, and to be honest, the demo does the game no justice for MH fans, and worse, it hides essentially everything for multiplayer fans, which I'd argue have been the core of the series fans at the start. That being said, I stand by my feelings that […]

Final Fantasy XIV contends with full servers and wait lists for its digital version

It's possible you're tired of hearing about Final Fantasy XIV, but the influx of players the game seems to be getting is pretty notable. As of yesterday, players were reporting that nearly every server in the game was being closed to the creation of new characters due to an influx of players. That doesn't appear […]

Final Fantasy XIV prepares to Make it Rain and sports a new benchmark and expansion site

So the content for Final Fantasy XIV is going to be light on the ground for the next four months and change. What can you do to entertain yourself? Well, you can take part in the Make it Rain campaign that starts up July 19th, which increases the rate at which you earn MGP while […]

Elite Dangerous' David Braben delays Odyssey on console to 'reprioritise the core PC experience'

Elite Dangerous' Odyssey expansion has been a bit of a bungle, all told. While players initially embraced the new content, even we noted it felt rushed and unfinished, and players have since been complaining bitterly about bugs and issues and dropped features the slow pace of fixes and the perception of poor communication from the […]

Fight or Kite: Crowfall's launch is a struggle, but I'm ready to play

It's been just under a week since Crowfall officially launched, and the game's more alive than ever before. It's been what has felt like an eternity since Crowfall was initially announced as a Kickstarter back in 2015. I recall sitting on the sofa, coffee mug in hand, reading about the initial core concepts, and I […]

Shroud of the Avatar's Richard Garriott is joining an expedition to locate a sunken ship

He's been to the North Pole. He's been to space. He's been to the depths of the ocean. He's been everywhere but in the development studio in his role as creative director for Shroud of the Avatar. Now MMO developer Richard Garriott is going on yet another adventure in the real world as part of […]

Blade and Soul tosses free level 60 character boosts your way

Blade and Soul is gearing up for a big week as it prepares to roll out its Endless Night content patch on July 14th. The centerpiece of this update is a third specialization for the Warlock class, offering players the ability to adopt a Reaver stance and swing an oh-so-practical scythe around the battlefield. But […]

Swords of Legends Online's NA server runs into some technical issues during launch

This past Friday saw Swords of Legends Online arrive to our side of the world, but as is the way of pretty much all MMORPG launches from here to forevermore, there were some technical snarl-ups that publisher Gameforge had to navigate, specifically for the NA server. The problems were noted just after 10:30 a.m. EDT […]

Ashes of Creation lifts NDA for last weekend's test, resulting in a slew of new gameplay footage

As if this past week wasn't crazy enough, Ashes of Creation was running an Alpha One preview weekend to drum up some interest from content-starved MMO players. It was clearly a promotional effort because Intrepid Studios lifted the NDA – probably for good, we're told – and made suggestive head nods to YouTubers to, you […]

The Daily Grind: Do you *really* want MMOs to be constantly changing and evolving?

On Napyet's podcast last year, I talked about the differences between SWGemu and SWG Legends, both Star Wars Galaxies emulators with very different goals. I argued that while I loved SWGemu for its preservation goals, it was by design a server that was never going to march forward in time or see major changes. Legends, […]

MMO Week in Review: The week when we got two new launched MMORPGs

I joked on Twitter that it's not every week when we get to graduate a Kickstarter MMORPG to launch, but it's also not every week when we have not one but two major MMORPGs launching, and that's exactly where we are right now with the launch of Crowfall and Swords of Legends Online – the […]

RuneScape prepares for Elder God War and a summertime event, Old School RuneScape makes smaller updates

Soon, players of RuneScape will have to face the ominous approach of both a realm-defining war and a summery celebration event. Whichever poison players choose, there will be consequences. Fun will be had. Prepare thyselves. The war in question, of course, is the ongoing Elder Gods War, which is reaching its zenith soon with an […]

The MOP Up: Pokémon Go's astounding multi-billion dollar haul

It is wild to think that it was just five years ago that Pokemon Go became the summer gaming phenomenon, sending waves of gamers crisscrossing cities and rural regions looking for elusive creatures. In those five years, the game has proven to be highly profitable, as Niantic reported a $5 billion haul so far. Out […]

Global Chat: Exuberant over SWTOR's combat styles

The recent announcement of this fall's Legacy of the Sith expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic has (as expansion announcements tend to do) reinvigorated the game with a lot of interest. One talking point that seems to be on many gamers' lips is that of the new "combat styles" that allow players to mix-and-match […]

The Stream Team: Spaceship shenanigans in Star Wars Galaxies Legends

Ever since his first-ever adventure in Star Wars Galaxies for Choose My Adventure, MOP's Chris has been eager to continue working his way through this classic MMORPG, and while his focus is on crafting, he's also found a new delight: space missions! Join him today at 12:00 p.m. EDT as he takes to the not-so-friendly […]

WoW Classic shares insights on same-faction battleground testing, plans more tests soon

Last week Blizzard raised more than a couple of eyebrows with its plan to test same-faction battlegrounds in World of Warcraft: Classic. Now that those tests are over, the devs are sharing some insight into how things went. According to a dev forum post, the same-faction testing did precisely what it was meant to do; […]

One Shots: Fight for your right to party

When a Star Wars: The Old Republic player wants to party — and with an expansion on the way, it's as good an excuse as any, you're going to want to head to a planet where giant space slugs operate garish casinos floating in mid-air. That's where you'll find Minimalistway at any rate: "Nar Shaddaa […]

The Daily Grind: How do you style your characters in MMOs?

Not every game has housing, usually for bad reasons. But the vast majority of games at this point do allow you to design your character however you want, either through various cosmetic systems or just the City of Heroes-style approach letting you look however you want. All well and good. But when presented with a […]

Make My MMO: Crowfall is one of the biggest crowdfunded MMOs to ever fully launch

This week in crowdfunded MMOs, we celebrate the official launch of one of the biggest crowdfunded MMOs: Crowfall, which originally raised $2.3M between Kickstarter and Indiegogo but with investors pulled in over $35M in total funds by our count. So far, while its population is on the low side and its launch was marred by […]

SWTOR starts testing Legacy of the Sith combat styles

All of the excited chittering and utinnis for the upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion haven't really been about the new planet or storyline — it's been about the ability to mix-and-match class playstyles with class storylines. Called "combat styles," this feature is sure to inject some life into alts when Legacy of the […]

Magic Legends introduces three-color deck features and ramps up currency earnings

Even though Magic Legends is shuttering, the devs at Cryptic are still apparently going to try new things with the ARPG. For instance, the latest update has introduced a way for players to put together three-color decks, provided they have unlocked two-color decks and a rank 2+ Aetheric Core. If players have met those requisites, […]

Crowfall's community frets over low population, but ArtCraft isn't panicking

One of the biggest MMO Kickstarters of all time and a long-awaited PvP game launched this past week… but you might not know it if you look around at what others are playing. While some people are indeed playing and enjoying Crowfall, it's not that many: Some players tallied up the server count and came […]

Four Winds: MassivelyOP's guide to getting started in Swords of Legends Online

It's a strange trend whenever new MMOs launch that there's a deluge of tutorial videos on a bunch of topics but a shortage of written guides. Sometimes I just need a quick question answered without having to skip the 30-second intro and repeating the video a few times because the speaker was talking too fast. […]

Final Fantasy XIV posts Endwalker benchmark trailer

Let's be realistic: Anyone who can currently run Final Fantasy XIV is probably going to have no problem running Endwalker when it releases in November. The upcoming benchmark for the expansion is mostly something players look forward to for the hint of new job abilities, the character creator with new hairstyles and male Viera, and […]

WRUP: Reasons I knocked down the statue in the front of your yard edition

The homeowners association says "no statues" and I take those rules very seriously, up to and including renting construction equipment to knock over statues when it is necessary. History will vindicate me. The statue in question memorialized the 1984-1992 situation comedy Who's The Boss?, which is morally reprehensible to me and left me with no […]

The Daily Grind: What is the most annoying MMO music track in existence?

As a fan of MMO music, I'm always in tune (har!) with how particular tracks can add or detract from certain zones and cities. A great piece makes you feel at home, excited, or invigorated, while a bad track… well, we don't like the bad tracks. But those are the ones I want us to […]