Guide: I Expect You To Die 2 Complete Walkthrough

Every agent needs a helping handler.

Guide: How Long To Beat I Expect You To Die 2?

How long until the clock explodes?

Review: I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy and the Liar – PSVR (PS5, PS4)

The sit down spy is back.

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 is Out Now on PS5

Better late than never...

Spellforce 3: Reforced Releases December 7th, 2021 for PS5, PS4

Real-time strategy and RPG combine this winter

XEL is a Zelda-Like Adventure Exploring PS5 in 2022

Could be an eXELent game...

Splitgate Open Beta Extended Indefinitely

10 million downloads in a month!

Report: Twisted Voxel Accused of Plagiarism; Game on Daily Accused of Supporting Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a sour part of the video game industry. Whether it's a mega-corporation punching down on an…

PS Plus September 2021: Don't Believe The Leaks

Liar, liar, pants on fire!

Embr Saves the Day on PS5, PS4 on September 23rd

Blazin' squad.

New PS5, PS4, PSVR Games Coming This Week: August 23rd – August 27th

Another great week for games.

Review: Traffic Jams – PSVR (PS5, PS4)

One traffic jam you won't mind being a part of.

Pure PlayStation Plays: Week 274

Is it that time again already?

Review: World Soccer Strikers '91 – PS5, PS4

World Soccer Stinkers '21

Dying Light Launches Low Gravity In-Game Event

World War Z, but floaty.

QuakeCon 2021: Fallout Worlds Announced for Fallout 76

Get to creating in Fallout 76 this September.

Tales of Arise Free Demo Out Now on PS5, PS4

Some JRPG goodness for the weekend.

Recompile Brings Cyberspace Platforming to PS5

Metroidvania in Cyberspace.

Zombie Army: Legion of the Dead is What a Zombie Army Movie Could Look Like

Zombie Army movie incoming?

Guide: How to Transfer Ghost of Tsushima PS4 Save to PS5

It's easy when you know how.


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".

Eversleep: Lunistice Gaiden – Beta Demo

Eversleep: Lunistice Gaiden is a charming PS1 styled third person platformer where a tanuki runs, jumps and fights her way through her dreams.

Playing a little like a blend of Crash Bandicoot and Mario 64, Eversleep: Lunistice Gaiden is a good old fashioned 3D platforming adventure starring a cute Tanuki called Hana. You run, jump, double-jump and spin your way through floating levels that … Read More

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The Bookwalker – Beta Sign Up

The Bookwalker features an inventive fuson of first person and isometric gameplay as you dive into books to find fictional objects – such as The One Ring, Oathkeeper, Excalibur or The Philosopher's Stone.

Currently in development by Do My Best (creators of The Final Station) in The Bookwalker you take on the role of a Bookwalker – someone who is able to enter books, … Read More

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Baseball But Fun – Alpha Demo

Baseball But Fun is an intense isometric semi-bullet hell action game where a batter attempts to survive for as long as possible while being attacked by baseballs and fielders.

Currently in development by JMRSN (creator of Handdogg) Baseball But Fun actually manages to make baseball fun by turning it into a wave based bullet hell action game. In the game you take control of … Read More

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Project Rascal – Alpha Download

Project Rascal is a fast, vibrant and inventive platformer that's essentially the perfect 3D Sonic the Hedgehog game in all but name.

It's no secret that SEGA have struggled to create a truly great 3D Sonic game (and god knows they've tried many times). Step forward Project Rascal by Brazilian developer NotSoGreedy (creators of the excellent Sonic GT) – a new platformer that has … Read More

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Jaws of Extinction – Alpha Sign Up

Jaws of Extinction is a narrative-driven open world survival horror RPG where you search for the source of a fungal parasite that's turning everyone into mindless zombies.

Playable in single-player, four player co-op or on a DayZ style multiplayer server, Jaws of Extinction is a cervical horror RPG set on an island that's been infected by a mind-consuming fungal parasite. As you explore the island … Read More

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Salaryman Shi – Alpha Demo

Salaryman Shi is a charming little 2D platforming adventure that plays a lot like Super Mario World, but with the hero being a briefcase-wielding Japanese businessman, rather than a portly Italian plumber!

In Salaryman Shi you take control of a Japanese businessman called Shi, who has to traverse challenging environments to catch his bus to work. The visuals and the gameplay are clearly heavily … Read More

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Homewords – Beta Demo

Homewords is a charming narrative driven adventure where you try to prevent a young girl from insulting anyone as she searches for her parents on an alien planet.

Well, it looks like we finally did it. The human race ended up making Earth totally uninhabitable and it's only thanks to a friendly race of aliens that they managed to survive. The aliens are called Homoshapiens … Read More

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Blood of Heroes – Open Beta

Blood of Heroes is a PvP multiplayer arena combat game with tactical melee combat inspired by For Honor and Dark Souls.

Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer during the closed Beta sign up, in Blood of Heroes you'll be able to choose from one of six uniquely skilled fighters and do battle in 1v1 and group-based arena combat. It takes place in a … Read More

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Out-Class Hunter – Alpha Demo

Out-Class Hunter is a fast paced 3rd person action platforming adventure that follows an intergalactic bounty hunter who is tasked with hunting down a mercenary who has taken a research space station hostage.

In Out-Class Hunter you step into the shoes of Winona (a.k.a. H-14), a bounty hunter who is on a mission to apprehend a mercenary who has captured a space station called Olieribos. … Read More

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Valley Peaks – Beta Demo

Valley Peaks is a charming free-climbing adventure where you scale the peaks of a whimsical mountainous landscape filled with friendly frogs.

In Valley Peaks you've been tasked with restoring the radio signals to a tranquil mountainous countryside. To do this you need to scale to the summit of the various peaks in the area and install radio towers there. However, the more you explore and … Read More

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Swing Dunk – Beta Sign Up

Swing Dunk combines Rocket League-style futuristic ball sports with hoverboards and basketball as players use an energy lasso to control the ball and slam dunk it into their rivals' hoop.

Playable in 3v3, 4v4 and 1v1 matches, Swing Dunk sees players facing off in futuristic Rocket League style arenas with an oversized basketball. Your hoverboard-riding characters are fast and agile, and they can control … Read More

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Alien Marauder – Beta Sign Up

Alien Marauder is a new real-time strategy game with some truly massive battles, with up to 100,000 units on-screen at the same time.

Taking place in the year 2672, Alien Marauder is an RTS where you set up and defend mining colonies on an alien planet. The minerals mined are to be exported back to Earth, but the Starship Trooper-esque alien bugs (called Vexan) … Read More

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Filthy Animals | Heist Simulator – Beta Sign Up

Filthy Animals | Heist Simulator is a physics-based heist simulation game where you take control of a gang of anthropomorphic animals who attempt to pull off daring robberies.

Playable in single player or co-op with up to four players, Filthy Animals | Heist Simulator is a heist simulation game that tasks you with orchestrating daring heists in heavily guarded locations. On your heists you'll solve … Read More

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Project Warlock II – Kickstarter Demo

Project Warlock II is a brutal retro FPS that draws inspiration from Blood, Hexen and Quake as three disciple warlocks set out to confront their old master.

Following on from the well received 2018 original, Project Warlock II will feature three different chapters, each of which follows the story of a different disciple of the original game's warlock protagonist. Each of the warlocks has a … Read More

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Bill Hates Videogames – Alpha Demo

Bill Hates Videogames is a very funny parody of Zelda style fantasy adventures that follows a grumpy bald man who accidentally gets sucked into a strange video game world.

In Bill Hates Videogames you'lll embark on a delightfully silly misadventure in a cartoony video game world with a "boiling line" art style that draws inspiration from Home Movies and Ed, Edd, n Eddy. It … Read More

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Malum – Beta Sign Up

Malum is a freaky co-op multiplayer survival horror game where Hell has come to Earth, and only you and your friends can hold back the horrors that await mankind.

Playable with 1 to 4 players in online co-op, Malum is a multiplayer survival horror game where you need to deal with multiple demonic monsters, each with their own unique AI, abilities and twisted logic. They … Read More

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Airship Academy – Alpha Sign Up

Airship Academy is a lore-rich airship skyfaring simulation game where you'll take to the skies and explore a vast fantasy land, fight pirates, upgrade your ships and shape the destiny of a kingdom in turmoil.

Drawing inspiration from Star Control, Freelancer and Sid Meyer's Pirates, Airship Academy is a narrative-driven where ships sail through the skies of a world that was shattered by … Read More

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Slenderwave and the Eight Vibez – Game Jam Build Download

Slenderwave and the Eight Vibez is a fun little horror game that transports Slenderman into a bizarre vaporwave world.

Created for the Vaporwave Horror Game Jam, Slenderwave and the Eight Vibez is a short and stylish horror game set in a strange vaporwave space that's inhabited by a vaporwave Slenderman. In the game you find yourself sucked into a mysterious Slenderwave arcade machine in your … Read More

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Best Mall Simulator – Beta Sign Up

Best Mall Simulator is a new simulation game where you get to renovate, develop and manage your own mall, transforming it from a grimy abandoned shell into a shiny shopping utopia!

Currently in development by Two Horizons S.A. (creators of Hotel Renovator and Aquapark Renovator, Best Mall Simulator is an immersive simulation game that puts you in charge of your own shopping mall. … Read More

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DOORPUNCHER – Game Jam Build

DOORPUNCHER is a fun little arcade game where you beat up demons that come to your front door, whilst avoiding punching innocent grannies, kids and puppies!

Created for the LOWREZJAM 2021 by helpcomputer and LumpyTouch (the pixel art genius behind Gorefield and many other freaky creations), DOORPUNCHER is an addictive little arcade game about opening your door and punching stuff. When your door opens you … Read More

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Lost Eidolons – Beta Sign Up

Lost Eidolons is a single-player tactical turn based RPG adventure where a mercenary leads an army to overthrow an emperor who has enslaved the land.

In Lost Eidolons you step into the shoes of Eden, a once reputable mercenary who has had a fall from grace. He now sets out to raise an army and use it to overthrow a tyrannical Emperor who has conquered … Read More

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Robes – Beta Download

Robes is an addictive little roguelike top-down shooter where you control a little wizard who uses a variety of upgradeable spells to fend off hordes of attacking enemies.

In Robes your aim is to survive for as long as possible while being attacked by waves of enemies. You can purchase and equip three spells which you can use to slay the hordes of monsters. You … Read More

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Warcry: Challenges – Beta Sign Up

Warcry: Challenges is a brutal new first person shooter that plays like a blend of DOOM, Super Meat Boy and Trackmania, which aims to deliver a speedrun-focused experience where you rip 'n tear through monster-filled levels as fast as possible.

In Warcry: Challenges your aim isn't just to beat the levels, it's to beat them as fast as possible. To achieve this you … Read More

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Lights Camera Slaughter – Alpha Demo

Lights Camera Slaughter is a tense Puppet Combo-esque PS1 styled found footage slasher horror game set near an abandoned slaughterhouse with a terrible past.

The full game of Lights Camera Slaughter will follow the story of a young intern who's working on a low budget 90's slasher film set at a summer camp in Masten Lake. However, there's a slaughterhouse nearby that has a dark … Read More

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Blooming Business: Casino – Beta Sign Up

Blooming Business: Casino is a casino management game inspired by the rise of Las Vegas in the 1950's, which sees you trying to keep your cute looking animal clientele happy, whilst also fleecing them of all their money.

In Blooming Business: Casino you'll be able to design, build, furnish and manage your very own Vegas style casino. You'll be in charge of everything, from hiring … Read More

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Age of Hell – Alpha Demo

Age of Hell is an awesome GZDoom powered first person shooter that's squarely aimed at fans of the classic DOOM games and sees you blasting and smashing your way through the hordes of Hell.

After starting life as a DOOM mod, Age of Hell is now expanding into a full standalone game. It's powered by the GZDoom engine, so it does play very much like … Read More

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Church of Stratum – Beta Demo

Church of Stratum is a creepy first person adventure where you have the ability to peer into the past as you try to escape from an abandoned bunker that was home to a religious cult.

In Church of Stratum you find a cave whilst out for a walk in the wilderness. While exploiting the cave the ground collapses below you and you fall into an … Read More

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Fear Surrounds – Beta Sign Up

Fear Surrounds is a horror tinged take on the Among Us/Werewolf style social subterfuge genre, where two evil spirits hide within a group of players and attempt to sabotage and murder them.

Much like Among Us and Werewolf, Fear Surrounds is a multiplayer game filled with deceit and treachery. In the game a team of humans are given tasks to complete to win the match, … Read More

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CULTIC – Alpha Demo

CULTIC is a gloriously brutal 90's inspired retro first person shooter where the first thing you'll do is die as you fight your way through hordes of evil cultists.

Drawing inspiration from classic 90's FPS games, CULTIC is a delightfully violent boomer shooter where you blast your way through the ranks of a violent cult. You start the game having just died and been thrown … Read More

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Back 4 Blood – Open Beta (PC, Xbox, Playstation)

Back 4 Blood is now in open Beta on PC, Xbox and Playstation, so now everyone can jump in for some Left 4 Dead style co-op mutant zombie-blasting fun!

As we mentioned during the closed Beta sign up, Back 4 Blood is essentially the Left 4 Dead sequel you always wanted. It's created by the same development team (Turtle Rock Studios) and features frantic four … Read More

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Massively OP Podcast Episode 336: Bards and battleships

Justin and Bree discuss World of Warships, Roblox, World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, Elyon, and Neverwinter, with adventures in LOTRO, FFXIV, GW2, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on repurposing nostalgia and transplanting MMO systems.

EA's 'patent pledge' openly shares tech patents in an effort to increase game accessibility

Everyone, regardless of physical or medical issues, should be allowed to enjoy gaming, and Electronic Arts is attempting to facilitate as much by openly sharing five tech patents with all game devs, promising in a so-called "patent pledge" that studios using these listed tech patents will not face any legal repercussions from EA. "Through our […]

Black Desert Mobile sets sail on the Great Ocean with today's expansion

The mobile version of Black Desert requests your oars, as it's finally getting the Great Ocean expansion today. Readers will recall that the expansion rolled out as Margoria back in 2017 on PC, but mobile players can finally get their feet wet too. "The Great Ocean is a new region players can discover after they […]

Multiplayer co-op shooter Aliens Fireteam Elite officially launches

It's been a very weird and winding road to get to this point, but Cold Iron Studios' long-teased co-op shooter Aliens: Fireteam Elite has now officially launched, arriving as a buy-to-play title to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. "Set in the iconic Alien universe, Aliens: Fireteam Elite is a […]

DC Universe Online takes you to the House of Legends tomorrow

Where do you go to hang out when you've got a pair of spandex tights, unlicensed superpowers, and a desire to hobnob with fellow caped crusaders? If you're in DC Universe Online, you're going to want to book it over to the brand-new House of Legends, which will go live tomorrow. This definitely sounds like […]

Choose My Adventure: A quick spot of building and crafting in Trove

I have to admit, this one didn't take long at all to get through. I sort of assumed that building things in Trove was a generally simple affair, owing to the big boxy voxels that this game's world operates on, but I also wasn't really expecting the building segment to be… well… so quick. For […]

Book of Travels has delayed its early access launch for the fourth time

Ah dangit, there goes our other August launch: Might and Delight has delayed Book of Travels for the fourth time. MOP readers will remember that the game was crowdfunded back in 2019 and set early access for last fall, then delayed to Q2 of this year, then to Q3 and more specifically to August 9th for the "chapter […]

Neverwinter's Jewel of the North is live on console with the Bard and level squish

Jewel of the North has officially launched in Neverwinter's Xbox One and PS4 versions as of today – yes, the same update that went live for PC at the end of July. As readers will recall, the release includes the epic new Bard class and a complete overhaul of the game's leveling systems. "The game's […]

LOTRO Legendarium: Ranking LOTRO's Rhovanion zones from worst to best

A while back, I amused myself by ranking all of the Eriador zones in Lord of the Rings Online. It was a fun exercise and one that I wanted to continue by looking at further regions of the game. So today, I want to do the same for Rhovanion. If you can't easily wrap your […]

Bless Unleashed suggests Xbox players who duplicated cash shop currency may be 'required' to buy it back

Evidently there was some dirty pool going down in the Xbox version of Bless Unleashed. The game's official Twitter account noted that there were players on the platform who were duplicating things found in the game's founder's packs, including items and Lumena, the game's cash shop currency. A number of accounts were temporarily suspended but […]

Final Fantasy XIV sets the entire Aether data center to congested

The massive influx of players in Final Fantasy XIV has continued unabated, prompting another update from producer and director Naoki Yoshida regarding the situation. Yoshida once again apologizes for the congestion issues and notes that the team is still working on larger-scale solutions like adding new servers… but in the interim, he also notes that […]

Guild Wars 2 counts 16M accounts, drops fall roadmap, teases End of Dragons fishing and skiffs

Remember how excited everyone was to get the Guild Wars 2 summer roadmap out of ArenaNet earlier this year? Prepare to get excited all over again because as of this morning, the studio's released a fall and winter roadmap, including an infographic and anniversary details. Communication, we dig it! First, the roadmap itself. We already […]

Destiny 2 Witch Queen expansion leaks ahead of today's stream [Updated]

[We're updating at the end with confirmation.] Bungie is gearing up for a big stream for Destiny 2 today, with plans to reveal The Witch Queen, one of a pair of expansions it's been teasing since 2020. It was originally set to launch this year, then pushed into 2022, and we didn't know a whole lot […]

The Daily Grind: Do you have a 'white whale' in MMOs?

And no, I don't mean whale in the sense of MMO players who spend way too much money on games. I mean in the original metaphorical sense of a difficult or obsessive goal, the one that got away, the thing you're always chasing and can't quite catch. I feel like I've been chasing the perfect […]

World of Warcraft will add solo island expeditions in patch 9.1.5

While it doesn't actually have a title, it seems that World of Warcraft patch 9.1.5 could be unofficially titled "Here's That Stuff You Wanted, Please Come Back." We already discussed how the development team has revealed that the patch will reverse course on its prior plan and will add more customization options to underserved races; […]

A3: Still Alive's latest update adds a mode that pits three guilds against each other for control of a fortress

The fortress added to the mobile MMORPG A3: Still Alive ain't big enough for three guilds. So that means it's time for all sides to settle this the only way possible: through madcap PvP. The game's latest update has introduced what it's calling a "Server-integrated Guild Battle mode" that will have three guilds of up […]

Exploration-centric multiplayer RPG The Warhorn adds new areas and items, shares a three-stage roadmap

Do you remember The Warhorn? It has been a while since this one returned to our radar since we first covered it in January 2019; it's an early access multiplayer RPG that leans in on exploration, puzzle solving, and village building and management. The devs at Pigeons Interactive first reckoned early access would wrap up […]

SoulWorker kicks off a collab event with light novel series KonoSuba in recent patch

Are you at all familiar with the light novel series KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson? If you are, then you might want to also become familiar with the anime action MMO SoulWorker because the game's most recent update kicked off a collab event with the IP. From now until September […]

RuneScape adds an Elder Gods-themed Yak Track and unveils next part of the Elder God Wars dungeon

This week in RuneScape, it's almost entirely all about Elder God Wars-related things. This week's newsletter leads off with the newest Yak Track, which offers a variety of Elder Gods-themed cosmetics, animations, and pets that players can chase after, as well as a 25% boost to all skill XP and a little narrative to follow […]

ArcheAge Unchained links up former fresh start servers' PvP, auction halls, and more

As we all know, that "fresh character" smell can't last forever — and neither can a fresh start server. ArcheAge is famous for rolling these brand-new servers out of the door, but have you ever wondered what happens to them after they've been around for a while? Other than being abandoned for the latest new […]

Space Punks updates talent trees, revamps the main hub, and introduces gear upgrading in recent patch

When I took a livestreamed first look at Space Punks, the early access multiplayer looter shooter from developer Flying Wild Hog and publisher Jagex, I came away a bit underwhelmed by the amount of content in the game's initial build, which was extremely shallow — particularly for the $30 asking price. As of recently, however, […]

10-year-old Allods Online is (briefly) selling another batch of 'collector's editions'

It is always a little weird to see an MMORPG release a collector's edition well after the launch of a game, but hey, marketers have to justify their salary somehow! And so we come to Allods Online, which last week announced two new collector's editions that'll be sold through tomorrow. Basically, these are two relatively […]

Final Fantasy XI offers players a shot at the Shadowlord's swords

Is it fair that the Shadowlord in Final Fantasy XI gets to have cool swords you don't have immediate access to? No. It is not fair at all. You should rectify this unfairness by getting a shot at his swords, which is actually the center of the event starting on August 30th. Players who take […]

Fight or Kite: How Guild Wars 2's Harbinger, Willbender, and Virtuoso stack up in PvP

Guild Wars 2 has always been my go-to home for MMOs. There's just so much the studio did right when designing the game. But over the last few years, my time in game began to fall off. I just wasn't super interested in a lot of what ArenaNet was doing. The hype had faded – […]

Vampire MMO Shadow's Kiss shows off upcoming Steam page and confirms soft launch date revisions

Do you remember Shadow's Kiss? If you don't, just know that it's a mature horror-themed vampire MMO that we first started covering in 2016, when it first arrived on Patreon for funding and then hit Kickstarter a year later, landing its funding goal from the very start and ending with 300% funding and a number […]

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV's cash shop and the existential horror of monetization

The fact that there's a cash shop in Final Fantasy XIV is something that is absolutely impossible to discuss in a value-neutral fashion. Simply mentioning it is going to inspire people in one camp to point out that the game already has a monthly subscription fee so the cash shop is wholly inappropriate, while the […]

Elder Scrolls Online's Waking Flame DLC and update 31 are live on PC, Mac, and Stadia

Dungeoneers, Elder Scrolls Online's latest DLC is yours for the buying, as Waking Flame is live on PC, Mac, and Stadia for 1500 crowns or free with your sub. As we've been covering since the DLC's announcement back in June, this pack includes two PvE dungeons that tie into the Gates of Oblivion arc and […]

First impressions: Elyon is a boring world with compelling gameplay and customization systems

I'm going to be perfectly honest, I went in to Elyon with some pretty low expectations. Watching it be transmuted from Ascent: Infinite Realm, an intriguing steampunk world with what looked like interesting airship vs. airship large-scale PvP combat and a neat-looking world, into what appeared on the surface as TERA 2, I was not […]

Wurm Online apologizes for lapsed communication, promises work on animal husbandry and VR support

It's been a little while since we've heard anything major out of Wurm Online, with the game's last big ticket feature being the addition of animal husbandry. After that, the promise of monthly updates fell away, leading many players to become worried about the state of the game. This worry was answered a few days […]

Former developers of 38 Studios are receiving a portion of their final paychecks after a nine year wait

The long, sad story of Curt Schilling's defunct 38 Studios has written its final chapter, and much like the entire history of the game studio, it ends in disappointment. The developers who worked for the company are finally getting the court-ordered last paychecks that Schilling owed them before he abruptly shut down the studio and […]

Blue Protocol begins highlighting various NPCs ahead of its theme song release

Every good game needs a catchy theme song, and the developing Japanese MMORPG Blue Protocol is certainly no exception. To that point, the game proudly crowed at the tail end of May that Japanese rock band L'arc-en-Ciel's song Mirai would be the theme for the game. On top of that, the song would be released […]

Bless Unleashed gets a boost from Chinese players as Round8 renames servers

If you've paid attention to the concurrency numbers that Bless Unleashed is doing on SteamDB, you might be wondering how a game that largely gets a shrug from most MMO fans around these parts is doing such gangbuster numbers – nearly 70K in the last 24-hour peak as of this story's writing. A video by […]

The Daily Grind: Which MMO is the most fun when you're losing?

The other day my guildies were chatting about their favorite shooters, and one of them pointed out that he'd rather play a quick pick-up shooter like Overwatch than a PUBG-style battle royale battleground. "I'd rather die in 10 close-up firefights than spend the same five minutes hunting fruitlessly for tiny, distant specks before dying once. […]

MMO Week in Review: World of Warships' blunder, Elyon's beta

Has World of Warships ever made it into the MMO Week in Review before? We don't think so, not even that time when Steven Seagal became its spokesman, but it can claim that honor now, just not for great reasons, as this week we reported on a massive monetization dust-up in the community that led […]

Gamescom 2021 touts over 70 devs and publishers, highlights panels on education and societal change

While this year's Gamescom is going to be different as it's forced to go all-digital due to COVID-19, the event itself is going to be no small affair. The event's latest presser touts over 70 developers and publishers are participating in the event and promises a whole lot of things for players and industry types […]

The MOP Up: Ankama, the studio behind Wakfu and Dofus, turns 20

This past week marked a huge milestone for the parent studio of Wakfu and Dofus, as Ankama turned 20 years old. To celebrate, Ankama unveiled a new logo and promised more gaming goodness in the years to come. "We'll continue to develop our various worlds: All the ones you know, love and take part in, […]

Bad news: Halo Infinite won't have co-op multiplayer systems at launch

It's been a grueling wait for 343 Industries' Halo Infinite to arrive, especially as the game was delayed from last year to this. And now we've learned that even when it launches this fall, it won't include the multiplayer features that fans had been anticipating, just the PvP. In a video announcement, 343 said that […]

The Stream Team: Playing games in the multiplayer 'virtual party world' of Tower Unite

Today, we're doing a little something different for our OPTV viewers. MOP's Chris will be firing up Tower Unite, an early access game that, basically, is just a metaverse of games. Whether it's arcade games, bowling, a typing racing game, or full-on multiplayer games featuring zombie wave survival, racing in hamster balls or go-karts, or […]

LOTRO community Q&A asks about closed server transfers, graphics upgrades, and new events

It's not your imagination: Lord of the Rings Online really has been doing a whole bunch of interviews over past month or two. The barrage of questions being thrown at SSG is indicative of how much the community wants to know about the game and its future — and how happy people are to finally […]

One Shots: Catniss Everkeen

"The true endgame of FFXIV is fashion, but in the process of documenting my many many glamours sometimes I get a cool action shot," RimaHadley shared. And that's the great secret of the One Shotter: Sometimes you get that amazing screenshot by sheer dumb luck. So keep snapping away and trust to the law of […]

Complete coverage of Blizzard's sexual discrimination and harassment scandal

In the summer of 2021, Activision-Blizzard made headlines when the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a civil rights and equal pay lawsuit against the company on behalf of its victimized employees. The ensuing weeks saw a flow of leaked memos, terrible decisions, toppled executives, and crafty apologies that alternately denied, skirted, deflected, […]

The Daily Grind: Which MMO have you played with the worst voice acting?

There was a particular line from the male Norn back in the beta for Guild Wars 2 that made me laugh much more than it should have, an enthusiastic declaration of, "I will find these problems and fix them!" It was meant to establish how the game's overall flow was meant to work, but it […]

Make My MMO: Star Citizen 3.14, Ship of Heroes' mission beta

This last few weeks in crowdfunded MMOs, were actually surprisingly light, which is a good or bad thing, depending on how you look at it. Among the highlights: Ship of Heroes is well into its mission beta (and we had a surprisingly good time when we checked it out. Star Citizen is running a free-fly […]

Beta testing of EVE Online's browser-based EVE Anywhere client expands to more European countries

EVE Anywhere, the browser-based client of EVE Online that we first reported on in March, has been going through its beta testing phases rather swimmingly according to CCP Games. So swimmingly, in fact, that the beta testing is going to expand to more countries in Europe. Just in case you're not following along, EVE Anywhere […]

PlanetSide 2 offers a rundown of the new player experience arriving in the next update

The first few steps of life in PlanetSide 2 are about to get a big reset with the game's next update. Lead designer Michael "Wrel" Henderson has penned a pretty in-depth look at these changes, which will be affecting practically every aspect of a new player's experience The changes begin right at character creation, which […]

New World explains all those split-face statues and the race behind them

As we continue the seemingly never-ending wait for Amazon's New World to arrive, we can console ourselves with learning scraps of the game's setting and lore through dev videos. In fact, the latest one came out this week covering the Ancients — the very old and very extinct race of beings that apparently inspired all […]

LOTRO Legendarium: Why Lord of the Rings Online is worth playing in 2021

It has come to my attention that there are more MMO nomads than normal this summer who are casting about for a new game world to call "home." With so many shinier and newer alternatives out there, it might be a tough case to make that Lord of the Rings Online should be that pick […]

PSA: Aion Classic is handing out a three day-long subscription bonus to all players this weekend

Are you enjoying your time in Aion Classic but not enough to buy the buff-granting subscription? Then you'll probably want to know more about a weekend-long giveaway that's handing out the same buff that subscribers get for free, at least for a limited time. From now until Monday, August 23rd, all players can claim a […]

WRUP: Clipping edition

If you no longer wish to attend our sporting event, we are sorry, but the doors are sealed to prevent anyone from reaching the parking lot and shooting off fireworks during the event itself. However, you can clip through the terrain to exit the building if it becomes necessary. Please use one of the following […]

The Daily Grind: List your favorite expansion to every MMO you've played

Lists — we're doing one today. And it has the potential to be a really fun one! The challenge is fairly simple: Make a list of all of the MMOs that you played for any good length of time (i.e., not ones you tried for about six seconds before your morning coffee that one time). […]