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".

360 Chicken – Alpha Download

360 Chicken is a very silly and gloriously brutal physics based skateboarding game where you catch some air and do cool tricks while trying to avoid the many deadly hazards in each level.

In 360 Chicken you take control of a little skateboarding chicken that skates around in some very hazardous skateparks. The current build features one large skatepark level where you can freely skate … Read More

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Scavengers – Beta Sign Up (Playstation & Xbox)

Scavengers is bringing its PvPvE frostbitten wastelands to consoles and PS4 and PS5 owners can sign up now to join in the Alpha

Last featured on Alpha Beta Gamer during the PC open Beta, Scavengers is a strategic multiplayer shooter where players form squads of three and fight for resources on an icy post-apocalyptic Earth. As well as fighting other squads of players you'll … Read More

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Terror of Hemasaurus – Beta Demo

Terror of Hemasaurus is essentially the Rampage sequel you always wanted, with you able to take control of a mighty Kaiju and unleash huge amounts of physics-based destruction on helpless cities!

Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer during the Beta Sign Up, in Terror of Hemasaurus you take control of a Kaiju who has been unleashed upon the world by a cult of Kaiju-worshiping … Read More

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Harmony's Odyssey – Beta Demo

Harmony's Odyssey is a delightful little puzzle game where you rearrange scrambled jigsaws of 3D dioramas as you go on an odyssey through mythical lands.

There are two main puzzle types in Harmony's Odyssey– jigsaw-esque 3D tile puzzles and spot the difference. The spot the difference levels are pretty self explanatory and the Jigsaw style levels see you swapping tiles around to get them … Read More

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Re.Surs – Beta Demo

Re.Surs is a narrative-driven Sci-Fi horror action adventure that follows a paranormal investigator as she tracks a dangerous criminal who is unleashing grotesque monsters into the the world.

In Re.Surs you take on the role of Jessie Sullivan, a paranormal investigator who works for a government agency and has been called out to investigate a disturbance in the processing building for Re.Surs (a powerful source … Read More

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Mirror Layers – Beta Demo

Mirror Layers is a very inventive social horror puzzle game which you play in single-player, but get assistance from other players online via a mysterious desktop computer.

In Mirror Layers you find yourself locked inside a mysterious apartment block and must figure out its secrets as you try to escape. To do this you'll need to survive the monsters that lurk in the Mirror – … Read More

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Wintertwined – Alpha Demo

Wintertwined is a narrative-driven horror adventure set in an apocalyptic snow-covered world that's home to grotesque shapeshifting monsters.

Drawing inspiration from Silent Hill and The Thing, in Wintertwined you follow the adventure of a shy teanager called Winter and their parental guardian (Giles) as they try to survive in a frostbitten apocalyptic world. It seems that one day in the middle of Summer it … Read More

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Project Grove – Prologue Download

Project Grove is a beautiful and inventive first person puzzle platforming metroidvania where an old alchemist searches for a cure for a rot that has infected the world.

Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer back in 2020 during its successful Kickstarter campaign, Project Grove is a first person adventure that blends puzzles, platforming, crafting and metroidvania elements. In the game you take control of … Read More

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Andy's Apple Farm – Beta Download

Andy's Apple Farm is a creepy retro styled horror game where you Beta test a glitchy kids game from the 90's and uncover some very disturbing bugs.

In Andy's Apple Farm you've been tasked with Beta testing a cheerful looking adventure where Andy Apple meets up with his cartoony friends and plays wholesome minigames. However, the bugs you may encounter while playing the game are … Read More

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V Rising – Beta Sign Up

V Rising is a Diablo-esque massively multiplayer open world action RPG where you become a bloodsucking vampire who must stick to the shadows as they raise a vampire empire.

In V Rising you are a vampire who arises from centuries of slumber to rebuild their empire. You start in a weakened state and must feed on villagers from nearby settlements and convert them to … Read More

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Age of Ascent – Beta Sign Up

Age of Ascent is a sandbox space combat sim that gives new meaning to the term "massively multiplayer", with thousands of players able to take part in gigantic battles within a single universe.

Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer way back in 2014 Age of Ascent is a massively multiplayer space sim with a player driven economy, deep strategy and mind-blowingly huge battles between thousands … Read More

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Call of Duty: Vanguard – Open Beta (Playstation, Xbox & PC)

Call of Duty: Vanguard is now in open Beta on PS4 and PS5 and will go into open Beta on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC tomorrow, so everyone will be able to jump in for some WWII FPS fun!

The Call of Duty: Vanguard open Beta features six game modes – Team Deathmatch, Domination, Kill Confirmed, Champion Hill, Search and Destroy, and a … Read More

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Helena – Beta Demo

Helena is a beautiful hand drawn adventure about an elderly man who recalls key moments of his life while chatting with his grandson.

In Helena players will be able to relive important moments of an old man's life on the streets of Oporto, Portugal. The man in question is called Armando, and is based on the game designer's actual grandfather. He's had a difficult and … Read More

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Pain Party – Beta Sign Up

Pain Party is a wonderfully absurd physics-based third person action game that sees you competing in a wacky Japanese game show to decide where your soul will eternally rest.

Currently in development by Icehelm (creators of the excellent Gone Golfing), Pain Party is a crazy new third person action game that takes place in purgatory. This purgatory doesn't look anything like what Dante imagines … Read More

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STHELL – Beta Demo

STHELL is an intense Sci-Fi FPS where you attempt to survive for as long as possible as hordes of robots swarm you in on a small patch of swampland that was once a test site for experimental weapons.

In STHELL you find yourself in a long forgotten test site for a weapons company called Kiraton Industries. Your presence there has activated huge hordes of robots … Read More

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Smashpunks – Beta Sign up

Smashpunks is a vehicular arena combat game that looks like a fusion of Robot Wars/Battlebots and Mario Kart, as players attempt to smash each other to smithereens in chaotic multiplayer matches.

In Smashpunks you'll be able to take control of a diverse selection of weaponized vehicles, each with unique melee weapons and abilities and compete in physics-based vehicular warfare. Matches are fast paced and … Read More

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The Building 71 Incident – Student Game Download

The Building 71 Incident is an intense and atmospheric VHS styled found footage first person horror game where you investigate a Brazilian university building where people have mysteriously disappeared.

In The Building 71 Incident you are viewing the VHS footage recorded by an employee who broke into a Brazilian university to investigate reports of suspicious activities. The building had already been closed for a year … Read More

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SpiderHeck – Open Beta

SpiderHeck is a stylish 2D platform brawler where agile spiders use laser-swords and an assortment of other badass weaponry to blow each other to pieces.

Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer back in March, SpiderHeck is a fast paced brawler that essentially lets you kick ass as a Jedi spider. It's playable in single-player, co-op PvE multiplayer and competitive multiplayer, and sees you slicing … Read More

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SKULL CHAINZ is a fast paced physics-based arcade roguelite where you swing a big skull around and smash it into your enemies.

In SKULL CHAINZ you take control of a little skull who was beheaded for their crimes. You're quite vulnerable on your own, but when you chain yourself to another skull you can swing it around you and use it to splat your enemies. … Read More

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Noir Storm – Alpha Demo

Noir Storm is a film noir pixel art point and click adventure that follows a PI as he attempts to unravel a Nazi plot to unleash a weapon of mass destrucion.

Taking place in Buenos Aires city 1952 Noir Storm is an old school point and click adventure that follows a gumshoe as he takes on the biggest case of his life. It draws inspiration … Read More

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Lemuria – Beta Sign Up

Lemuria is a single-player third person shooter set in a country where civilization has collapsed and you chase your dreams (while also filling a lot of people with lead).

In Lemuria you follow the story of an average suburban guy called Alex and a female Indian spy called Kanta. Both characters have travelled to the African country of Lemuria for different reasons, but their paths … Read More

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Lighthouse of Better Days – Game Jam Build Download

Lighthouse of Better Days is a short and uplifting experience where you control the light of a lighthouse to give ships hope as they cross stormy seas of despair.

Created by Andyman404 (creator of Fingerpaint Art Restoration and An Obstacle Course For Unconventional Humans), Lighthouse of Better Days is a short game created for the A Game By Its Cover 2021 game jam. In … Read More

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Pac Man's Sky – Pre-Alpha

Pac Man's Sky is a fun fusion of Pac-Man and No Man's Sky where you gobble pellets on little planetoids to collect fuel for a rocket that can fly between them.

Initially Pac Man's Sky plays very much like Pac-Man, but with a spherical 3D maze rather than a rectangular 2D one. Ghosts chase you and you can grab cherries and power-pills much like … Read More

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Dungeonlite Duelers – Beta Sign Up

Dungeonlite Duelers blends roguelike dungeon crawling with battle royale gameplay as you battle monsters and other players in a strange cyberpunk underworld.

In Dungeonlite Duelers you'll be able to choose from a selection of uniquely skilled duellers and then fight to the death in a subterranean labyrinth filled with monsters and loot. As you explore you'll scavenge weapons and spells and use them to battle … Read More

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System Under Surveillance – Beta Sign Up

System Under Surveillance is a beautifully animated isometric pixel art adventure that blends stealth and puzzle elements as a boy and a robot find themselves being hunted through a dystopian futuristic city.

In System Under Surveillance you follow the adventure of a boy called Adam who finds himself alone in a dystopian city after his mother is caught up in a suspicious car chase. It … Read More

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Para Bellum: Hold The Line – Pre-Alpha Download

Para Bellum: Hold The Line features a fusion of real-time strategy and tower defense as you command your troops in small scale military battles against waves of enemy soldiers.

A spin-off of the Para Bellum: The Unknown Soldiers, Hold The Line is a WWII real-time strategy game that tasks you with holding the line in tactical battles against waves of enemy troops. You can … Read More

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Core Keeper – Beta Sign Up

Core Keeper is a sandbox dungeon crawling adventure where up to eight players can work together as they mine, build, craft, farm and fight to unravel the mystery of the ancient Core.

Currently in development by Pugstorm, (Creators of Radical Rabbit Stew) Core Keeper is a multiplayer sandbox adventure that blends mining, crafting and dungeon crawling. It's playable with 1 to 8 players and … Read More

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Yamadera, Yamagata Japan (Lushfoil Photography Sim) – Beta Download

Yamadera, Yamagata Japan is a breathtakingly beautiful first person exploration game where you explore, take pictures and discover secrets in a near-photorealistic recreation of the Yamadera Mountain Temple in Japan.

Created as part of caves rd's Lushfoil Photography Sim series (previous installments including
Lago di Braies, Italy and Castle Rock Beach, West Australia) Yamadera, Yamagata Japan allows you to visit a near-perfect recreation of … Read More

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Rocket Sword – Beta Download

Rocket Sword is a wonderfully chaotic action game where you fly around the screen slaying enemies with a rocket-powered sword.

In Rocket Sword your aim is to survive for as long as possible and rack up as high a score as possible by slaying enemies with your rocket-powered sword. You use the mouse to aim the sword, use the left mouse button to fire its … Read More

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The Sirena Expedition – Game Jam Build Download

The Sirena Expedition is a creepy cinematic horror platforming adventure where a diver investigates a mysterious man-made structure found at the bottom of the sea.

Created for the HPS1 Summer of Shivers game jam, The Sirena Expedition follows the story of a lone diver as she investigates a strange man-made structure that was found during a survey of the Sirena Deep. As she explores the … Read More

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Funcom gave a player group its blessing to build a Secret World TTRPG

It hasn't been the best couple of years for fans of The Secret World, thanks to the fact that both games are all but in maintenance mode and the community is still mourning one of its own. But we have a bit of good news for you here: Apparently, Funcom has granted a player group […]

Pokemon Unite mobile update adds squads, addresses pay-to-win items

The mobile version of Pokemon Unite is almost upon us, and TiMi Studio Group is giving us more than just crossplay: The new Galactic Ghost 094 battle pass season has some nice skins from the looks of it, but we're also seeing a feature called "Squads." While there's almost no information about them pre-launch, the press asset […]

Riders of Icarus has apparently sunsetted its only Russian server

Pour one out for Riders of Icarus aka Icarus Online, which apparently sunsetted its Russian server this week. As MMO Fallout first reported, the game had run under Russian publisher 101xp for the last four years; its Steam showing wasn't cause for much celebration, as it clocking with barely a hundred concurrent players the last […]

Diablo II Resurrected has begun preloading – here's when it launches in your timezone

We're fast approaching the launch of Diablo II Resurrected, and Blizzard would really like everyone to focus on that instead of on its ballooning culture and legal problems. This afternoon, the studio posted a complete run-down of what gamers will need to prepare for the launch, including the game itself, which of course is not […]

Massively OP Podcast Episode 339: Kitchen sinks and the Tao of MMOs

Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, Funcom, Mortal Online 2, WoW Classic, EverQuest II, Star Trek Online, and Final Fantasy XIV, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on the direction of Guild Wars 2 and WoW and what's going on with LOTRO's dead servers.

New World composers Ramin Djawadi and Brandon Campbell discuss scoring the MMORPG

Somebody go find our resident Battle Bard and Jukebox Hero, Justin: Amazon's just dropped a bunch of music-related goodies ahead of next week's New World launch. "After players ventured through the land of Aeternum in our Alpha and Beta tests, we received an overwhelming positive response to the immersive sound effects and beautiful music those […]

Albion Online's Call to Arms 10 arrives ahead of this weekend's season start

PvP players, you've been called to arms, quite literally, with Albion Online's latest update. Call to Arms Patch 10 has arrived as of today, and it's a bit of a prepatory patch, as it sets the stage for both the next season and the next major expansion. "The Energy Surge Season starts September 25, featuring […]

EverQuest II brings back its (renamed) summer event and kicks off the prelude to Visions of Vetrovia

Panda, Panda, Panda! No, that's not a remake of the film Tora! Tora! Tora! but with adorable fluffy bears; it's the new name for the Days of Summer event in EverQuest II to more accurately reflect the fact that the event primarily features the Hua Mein and Yun Zi. In this year's event, players are […]

Fractured invites MMO players to test its fall alpha starting tomorrow

As we've been covering, indie MMO sandbox Fractured is preparing its big fall alpha phase, which kicks off tomorrow, September 22nd, and runs through October 13th. "The update introduces a number of new abilities, world events, an overhaul of its equipment progression system, and much more," Dynamight Studios says. "The three-week Fall Alpha phase gives […]

Elder Scrolls Online tests Deadlands DLC and new armory system

The big fall release for Elder Scrolls Online is on the way — and is in fact being tested as we speak. ZeniMax announced that Update 23 is on the test server right now for players who want to get an advance look or put the patch through its paces. Update 23 will bring a […]

Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons testers can play with the Vindicator, Bladesworn, Catalyst, and DX11 update now

Hear that hum? It's the distant rumbling of the hype train to Cantha, and it's getting a little bit closer with this week's Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons beta event. As of this afternoon and running through September 25th, Guild Wars 2 players – yes, even freemium players – can log in and roll […]

Choose My Adventure: The further adventures of a twin pistols gadgeteer in DC Universe Online

So, the powers that be said that keeping to my twin pistols in DC Universe Online was the way to go, and I have to say that I wholly agree with the move, especially since I'm now starting to feel like I'm getting a hang of things in combat. As one of the commenters in […]

Star Citizen kicks off a week-long free fly event featuring the four finalists of its community ship showdown

Those who follow Star Citizen closely are likely familiar with the Ship Showdown, an annual community event where fans pick the best ship in the game's roster through a series of polls. That in and of itself isn't really much to write about, but it's the event that's being used as a reason for another […]

Jagex attributes lag spikes during Old School RuneScape's Deadman finals to 'direct network attacks'

Over the past three weeks, Old School RuneScape has been running its Deadman Reborn PvP competition, which hit its zenith this past Friday with a finals event to determine the ultimate winner. However, the whole affair didn't go quite so smoothly as the event started suffering from lag spikes. Initially, Jagex announced that it believed […]

Hearthstone promises a mix of RPG and roguelike when Mercenaries arrives October 12

There's a new game mode coming to Hearthstone on Tuesday, October 12th, which seeks to blend the CCG's characters with RPG and roguelike elements. It's called Mercenaries, and at the very basic level, it's a PvE mode that lets players form a party of mercs to take on bounties for rewards and to build up […]

Final Fantasy XIV details the process of deprecating belts ahead of its next expansion

Final Fantasy XIV is going to remove your belt. Not like that; get your mind out of the gutter. The game is removing belts altogether with the launch of Endwalker, and the newest posting on the official site details exactly how this is going to work. The short version is that when the update's early access […]

Activision-Blizzard is now being investigated by four state and federal regulators as its top legal VP departs

Yesterday, we covered the news that the US Securities and Exchange Commission is now investigating Activision-Blizzard in the wake of its ongoing sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit and associated scandal. As we noted, the feds have subpoenaed Activision along with executives including Bobby Kotick, seeking everything from personnel files and board meeting minutes to termination […]

Corepunk adds Diablo-style loot piñatas to its gameplay world

If you've been craving the sweet-and-salty combination of Orcs and high-tech gadgets, the wait for Corepunk must be agonizing. And while it was a bummer to hear that the studio delayed the closed beta until this December, at least we're starting to get more communication on this game as we head down that stretch. Artificial […]

The Daily Grind: Is Blizzard right to 'desexualize' art in World of Warcraft?

Last week, there was a big social media hubbub over World of Warcraft, as Blizzard quietly changed out a pair of obscure paintings in the game. Once changed a blurry portrait of a woman into a sharper version with less visible cleavage, while the other changed an obvious tongue-in-cheek homage to a reclining female nude […]

Niantic is shutting down Catan: World Explorers after a lackluster early access run

Not everything Niantic touches turns to gold — or becomes an instant hit. Case in point, Catan: World Explorers has been kind of a dud ever since coming to early access in 2020. While the board game is a legitimate hit, the thought of running all over the real world to pick up sheep and […]

PSA: Closers is handing out free level 85 boosts until November 3

Want to play Closers but can't be bothered to do all of that leveling up or playing the game? Then you're going to jump for joy for the game's returning Jumping Character event, which is dishing out a ticket to boost characters up to level 85 and a whole bunch of related goodies for doing […]

Wild Terra 2 adds over 25 new peaceful skills, plans to open Plague Island seasonal content October 14

Wild Terra 2 would like players to both enjoy new peaceful skills and prepare for Plague Island. Both of these things sound diametrically opposed to one another, but that's basically the thrust of the game's content updates, starting with the game's most recent update, which has introduced over 25 new passive and active abilities for […]

Starbase introduces new modules, replenishes asteroids, and makes various fixes in latest update

Starbase's latest patch is being flagged as a "major" patch, but reading the notes you might be let down by the fact it doesn't bring anything game-changing to the table. That said, there are still a lot of things being added with the update regardless. At the top of the list are the addition of […]

The feds are now investigating Activision-Blizzard as the SEC subpoenas execs including Bobby Kotick

Early on in our coverage of the Activision-Blizzard sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit scandal, we noted that the company's response took some ineffective swipes at the state of California bureau heading the investigation and all but threatened to leave the state over the suit. Activision-Blizzard may want to set aside that posturing now, as it'll […]

Uncharted Waters Online hopes to boost visibility with its 'first' official trailer

It's safe to say that Uncharted Waters Online isn't the name that's on every MMO player's lips. The quirky seafaring title has labored in obscurity for many years now under several different owners, most recently Papaya with a 2017 relaunch. Getting eyes on the game's been a challenge for the current owners, so any excuse […]

MapleStory M adds the Dual Blade class and the Victoria Road region in recent patch

If your MMO doesn't have a character that can expertly wave two bladed weapons about with precision, guile, and agility, then what are you even doing with yourself? Luckily, MapleStory M isn't suffering from such a shortage as the game received the Dual Blade class this past Thursday, along with a new region to check […]

MechWarrior Online is tweaking weapons, chassis, and a map as MechWarrior 5 unveils its next expansion

Tomorrow will see a fresh update to the online Mech battler MechWarrior Online, bringing with it some revamps, reworks, and tweaks including a new version of the Caustic Valley map, adjustments to several weapons, and changes to 'Mechs like the Flea, the Vindicator, and the Hatamoto-Chi. The patch will also add a second set of […]

SEED shares blogs about multiplayer appointments, economy, Seedling interactions, and horrifying mutations

Well, I did it to myself. Last time I reported on SEED, I remarked with surprise that the devs at Klang Games only kicked out one dev blog. The fates heard me, smirked among themselves, and saw fit to send a muse to the devs so that they may release another deluge of blog posts. […]

EVE Online players speculate at least 110K players are subscribed based on the August economic report

Last month we reported on some number crunching done by a Redditor that took a stat from EVE Online's July economic report to tease out some possible subscriber numbers. In that report, the Redditor known as Angry Mustache noted that the data had imperfections and that a clearer picture may be available once August's econ […]

Diablo II Resurrected devs talk about maintaining the core experience and hint at post-release content

Remastering a game as venerable as Diablo II has got to be something of a tightrope walk. On the one hand, you're expected to maintain the core experience of the game, but at the same time it's also 21 years old and things have progressed. Toeing that line was a big part of an interview […]

Fight or Kite: Spellbreak's wizardry battles wage on with new content

It's been a hot minute since I spent any time playing Spellbreak. When it first launched, it was a nice part of my nightly gaming rotation. It has a lot of the things that I typically enjoy in my PvP: nice cosmetics, build customization, and intense combat moments. When last we saw our hero (in […]

World of Warcraft makes the Ignore function account-wide in patch 9.1.5

So let's say you ignore someone on World of Warcraft with the poetic name of Clownfart. This is probably a sensible reaction just to the name chosen for the character, but Clownfart was actually being an annoying troll so you doubly didn't want to hear from him. Undaunted, Clownfart logged over to his alt, Clownorgan, and […]

Wisdom of Nym: Reactions to Final Fantasy XIV's job changes from the live letter

One of the things that excites me every time about Final Fantasy XIV is the way that the game can tell you up-front exactly what it's going to be revealing to the point that you know the reveals beyond a shadow of a doubt going in… and yet at the same time it can still […]

Warhammer Online: Return of Reckoning finally adds capital cities that Mythic axed

So a little Warhammer Online history lesson for you today: Originally when Mythic Entertainment was developing the game, it had plans to include up to six capital cities that would be the culmination of the RvR siege experience. However, prior to the game's release, the studio cut that number back to just two. What's interesting […]

Mobile 4X strategy MMO Star Trek Fleet Command makes its debut on PC today

Did you know that there's a massively multiplayer 4X strategy game based in the Star Trek universe? Perhaps it's because you're one of those who shuns all things mobile gaming, but indeed there is such a game. It's called Star Trek Fleet Command, which first made its launch to mobile devices in November 2018 with […]

TitanReach plans its comeback after suddenly receiving full funding from a mysterious benefactor

Apparently, some beneficent soul descended upon Square Root Studios' TitanReach and saw fit to bring the game back up from the dead. After the devs announced in August that development was being suspended due to a lack of funding, studio co-founder Unravel announced on Discord yesterday that the game has suddenly been fully funded by […]

The Elder Scrolls Online is getting new Nvidia anti-aliasing tech in Update 32

When Update 32 of Elder Scrolls Online goes live, it's not only going to be bringing changes to combat to address power creep, it will also apparently be bringing in some shiny new tricks to make things look smoother. Creative director Rich Lambert unveiled the addition of Nvidia's Deep Learning Anti-Aliasing, or DLAA, which works […]

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs with simply too much to do?

MMO blogger Bhagpuss recently penned a solid article about his time in Guild Wars 2, arguing in part that the game's problem isn't that it doesn't have enough to do but that the content is "designed to be consumed and forgotten" – and there's almost too much of it. "[T]he problem is never not having […]

MMO Week in Review: Elder Scrolls, End of Dragons, and Endwalker

Guild Wars 2 continued its rollout of major End of Dragons reveals this past week, including three new elite specs as we head into the upcoming second beta, which includes DX11 testing. Plus: Mortal Online 2 scrapped its early access plans and pushed launch to 2022, EverQuest II announced Visions of Vetrovia, New World teased […]

Destiny 2 adds a new exotic rifle, shares a calendar of events, and tweaks Trials of Osiris

Bungie is once again full of information about Destiny 2 in this week's newsletter, leading off with the recently added quest for the exotic Ager's Scepter, a Stasis trace rifle full of frigid features. The weapon can be chased now, while its catalyst will be available after reset on Tuesday, September 21st. The newsletter then […]

The MOP Up: Ravendawn's PvP system goes down in infamy

Ravendawn's newest dev blog tackles the meat and potatoes of the MMO's player-vs.-player conflict. Basically, the game is trying to pave the way for open world player killing with an infamy system. It's never been done right before, but hey, maybe the 1,000th time is the charm? "The Infamy System is what keeps the devious […]

Global Chat: New World beta pleases some, fails to grab others

The buzz around MMO Town these days is on New World, and specifically, the open beta that wrapped up last week. So far, the verdict seems pretty positive! SparkoMarcoGaming said, "Overall my first impressions of the game were good, it looks nice even on low settings, and the quests were straight-forward." Alysianah Noire noted that "it […]

The Stream Team: Another attempt at peeking into Voidtrain's early access

Aw snap, here we go again. Last time he tried this, MOP's Chris ran into some technical issues that cut the stream off at the knees, but this time will (hopefully) be different as he peek into the intriguing early access survival sandbox of Voidtrain. Tune in today at 12:00 p.m. EDT to check out […]

Dual Universe outlines changes to warping and docking coming in the Ares update

Earlier this week Dual Universe started writing up details about adjustments planned for the Ares update, with the first post discussing stress a stress system for construct cores, shield changes, and the closure of a couple of PvP exploits. Novaquark has now kicked out a second dev blog covering changes to warping and docking that […]

One Shots: Boom, said the world

You'd think that a world that's already been nuked into a radioactive wasteland wouldn't need any additional bombs lobbed at its surface, but several Fallout 76 players disagree, seeing as how they do it at a regular cadence. For some, like Greaterdivinity, a nuclear explosion is kind of like a fireworks show. Break out the […]

The Daily Grind: What feels like a sufficiently interesting central MMO expansion feature to you?

So while we don't yet have the full picture of how masteries will look for Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons, thus far I am not impressed. I am the opposite of impressed. Fishing is a feature I usually take pains to avoid in MMOs, so the prospect of having various things focused on fishing as […]

Guild Wars 2 stream previews End of Dragons' Vindicator, Bladesworn, and Catalyst

Guild Wars 2 players are getting no shortage of new expansion info lately, between last week's fishing and skiff stream and last month's preview of the first three elite specs. If you are still waiting on info for your favorite class's new elite spec, perhaps you will see it in this week's Guild Chat stream, […]

Diablo II recaps the backstory leading to the start of the game

While it is not like Diablo II's lore is exactly fresh, new stuff in the gaming world, it's entirely possible that you and everyone else has forgotten about the actual backstory to this classic action-RPG. Ergo, to freshen memories and get people hyped about the upcoming launch of Diablo II: Resurrected, Blizzard posted the full […]

DokeV dev talks about world size, finding Dokebi, multiplayer features, and the pivot away from an MMORPG

There are a great number of us who are intrigued by DokeV, the colorful multiplayer open world game being crafted by Pearl Abyss full of battling monsters and interesting modern vistas. While it does appear that we're going to be waiting a while before this one comes out, there's an interview with lead producer Sangyoung […]

Age of Empires IV's stress test is open to all this weekend

There are few titles more anticipated in 2021 than Microsoft's Age of Empires IV. Fans of the series are crossing every digit they have that the studio has made a sequel worthy of this legendary franchise. And if that's you, then you can satisfy your curiosity right now. This weekend only, Microsoft is running a […]