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Jeff Kaplan Has Left Blizzard, Aaron Keller Takes Over As Overwatch's New Game Director

Earlier today Blizzard announced that Jeff Kaplan, Overwatch's game director since launch, has left the company. Where Jeff is headed is unclear, but we do know who is stepping into his role within Overwatch, Aaron Keller.


DC Universe Online: Jack Emmert On Episode 40 - World Of Flashpoint

Last week, Dimensional Ink Games released their latest episode, World of Flashpoint, free for all players for the first time. We sat down with CEO Jack Emeert on the latest episode and more in the world of DCUO.


Ragnarok 2 Elemento Art Contest Now Live

An art contest is under way in Ragnarok 2 where you'll be able to show off your artistic abilities to your fellow Midgardians. The contest is open for all and will of course feature rewards for the winners. Here are the rules and other details you need to know.


Pantheon Hiring for Linux Administrator

Are you a Linux Administrator? Do you want to work in games? Well, it looks like the folks behind Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen are hiring and looking for a Linux Administrator. Here's what you need to know if you're thinking of applying for the position.


A LotRO Player Leveled A Hobbit To Level 130 In The Most Hobbit Way Possible - Cooking Pies

A Lord of the Rings Online player on Evernight has leveled a Hobbit charcter to the level cap in the most Hobbit way possible: cooking pies.


Fractured's Spring Alpha Release 2 Live, Brings Respecs, Siege Workshop, More

The second major update to Fractured's Sping Alpha is here and brings with respecs for character attributes, the siege workshop, client performance improvements, and much more. Read on for more details.


Path of Exile Devs: Letting Streamers Bypass Queue 'Clearly a Mistake'

Although Ultimatum, the latest expansion for Path of Exile, launched last week, it wasn't without controversy. Recently, the team at Grinding Gear Games came out and provided a pretty lengthy explanation of what went wrong, including admitting that allowing streamers to bypass the queue was a mistake.


PSA: Several Daybreak Games Going Down for 24 Hours Today for Monthly Patch and Migration

Here's a quick PSA for us all. Daybreak will undergo a 24 hour extended downtime for most games today due to their monthly patch and maintenance. Here are the details for you to prepare just in case.


MMOSide Chat - How Often Do You Stop And Help New Players In An MMO?

Community is one of the major selling points of any MMORPG. Whether or not a community has a good reputation amongst players is something many look towards when deciding whether the game is worth their time. A helpful community, espeically when dealing with new players can be key to building a positive reputation within the gaming world. So how often do you help a new player when you see them asking for help?


Playable Worlds Talks Building A Cloud-Native MMO In New Interview

In a new interview, Playable Worlds' Raph Koster and Eric Goldberg talk about the MMORPG their studio is building, specifically how they are working towards creating a "cloud-native" MMO for the future.


Albion's Latest Patch Brings Improvements To Hellgate Gameplay, Including Making Them More Accessible

Albion Online's recently released hellgates as part of last month's Call to Arms update has been a source of some ire for some in the community. Sandbox Interactive has taken the feedback from players surrounding the feature and with today's patch is addressing some of the issues, including accessibility of the feature.


Warframe Celebrates 8 years With Rewards And A Month-Long Celebration

It's anniversary time in the MMO world as multiple games have anniversaries this month. Warframe is celebrating 8 years with a month-long anniversary celebration seeing the MMO hand out rewards, skins and more.


Lord of the Rings Online Celebrates 14 Years With Anniversary Celebrations, Adds Adventures Of Bilbo Baggins

It's been a busy weekend for Lord of the Rings-themed MMORPGS. The Lord of the Rings Online is celebrating its 14th Anniversary with Anniversary celebrations, as well as releasing Update 29.5, its Further Adventures content to both the Live and Legendary servers.


Sony Reverses Course On PS3 And PS Vita Stores, Will Continue Offering Digital Purchases

Sony was in some hot water over some of their decisions lately, mainly the news that Vita and PS3 games would no longer be purchaseable on Sony's digital marketplace. However, after tons of negative feedback, Sony has reversed course, announcing today that purchases will continue to be available.


Valheim Patch Updates Terrain Modification System

The latest patch for Valheim has arrived and brings with it an update to the terrain modification system. The patch also brings about several fixes, world loading tweaks, and more. Read on for more details.


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Outriders Review - It's Brutal and Unrelenting, but in a Good Way

At first glance, you can easily mistake Outriders as a forgettable looter-shooter RPG. Tread carefully Outrider, there is much more than what the mere demo showed, and you may want to think twice before you knock Enoch.


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Monster Hunter Rise Review

Monster Hunter Rise takes the action on-the-go and introduces some new improvements and lessons learned from the highly successful Monster Hunter World. But does this new Monster Hunter title Rise to the occasion?


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Blade & Soul: Revolution Review - A 'Hands-Off' Approach for Mobile MMORPG Gamers

Revenge. Danger. Epic battles. Blade & Soul: Revolution has all of these things, but in Netmarble's global release of this once top-grossing Korean MMORPG mobile title, if you play the game as intended, you could miss all of it. Blade & Soul: Revolution dazzles with high-quality graphics and an early story hook, but with 200 levels to grind and a ton of features to learn, will players see it through to the end?


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Not So MMO: Evil Genius 2: World Domination Review

Jason has been plotting ways to create his own Dr. Evil-esque empire, however those pesky moral issues are getting in the way of accomplish this in real life. Thankfully Evil Genius 2: World Domination allows him to do so in a video game without any of the ramifications. Here's our review.


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The Outer Worlds: Murder On Eridanos Review

The Outer Worlds: Murder On Eridanos puts players right in the middle of a murder mystery. But how is it in practice? Matt takes a look at the latest DLC for Obsidian's award-winning single-player RPG.


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Bravely Default 2 Review - The RPG Files

If you're a lapsed Final Fantasy fan who wishes the series would return to its 2D roots, boy do I have a surprise for you. Square Enix heard your wish and granted it, only with a "Calypso in Twisted Metal" style swerve: it's not called Final Fantasy, it's called Bravely Default II. Here's our review.


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The RPG Files - Persona 5 Strikers Review

Persona 5 is back with its Musou/JRPG crossover, Strikers. How does this experience hold up and does the story it tell live up to the standard set by the massively popular JRPG? Here's our review.


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Nioh 2 - The Complete Edition Review on PC

Nioh 2 - The Complete Edition brings all of the new missions, weapons, magic, and ninjutsu skills that were added post-launch from the PlayStation 4 version and brings it to PC on Steam.


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The RPG Files: Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood Review

The latest from Cyanide Game, the studio that brought you the popular Styx games, is a brand new game based on the tabletop RPG IP Werewolf: The Apocalypse. But how has this translated to its recent RPG? Here's our review.


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Not So MMO: Hitman 3 Review

Hitman 3 caps off the World of Assassination Trilogy that began with 2016's episodic treatment of the legendary series. Is this send off worth your time in the end? Jason reviews Hitman 3, taking Agent 47, AKA a Human Swiss Army Knife, out for a spin.


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Cyberpunk 2077 PC Review

After a Review In Progress and deep dive analysis into the ray tracing technology, we're ready to issue our final verdict on Cyberpunk 2077 on PC.


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Not So MMO: Airborne Kingdom Review

Build a castle in the sky, and reclaim the lost wonders of the ancient Airborne Kingdom in this creative sky city builder.


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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Review

It's been a little over three weeks since the eighth expansion for World of Warcraft launched. Since then, Robin has leveled up her main, started in on the various max level activities, and worked on an alt a bit. She's also had some time to step into the new raid and experience some of it, and the first Mythic+ and PVP season has started as well. As such, it's time for our final thoughts on Shadowlands. Here is our review.


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Not So MMO: Raji: An Ancient Epic Review

Raji: An Ancient Epic is a beautiful game with a unique art style, as well as a story not often explored in games. But how does that story hold up all the way through the short, yet beautiful adventure?


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The RPG Files: Immortals Fenyx Rising Review

Immortals Fenyx Rising brings a new IP from Assassin's Creed developer Ubisoft Quebec, but how does it stack up? Is this an experience to be heralded by Zeus, or like Icarus, did it fly too close to the sun? Nick breaks it down in our review.


Here's Your Exclusive Reveal of Swords of Legends Online Spearmaster Class

We've got an exclusive reveal of the Spearmaster class for Swords of Legends Online for you this morning. Read on for some additional details on this melee class.


SWG Legends Sets Date For Its Long-Awaited Bespin Expansion, Coming May 4th

Star Wars Galaxies Legends has finally set the date players can take part in its Bespin expansion. Called City in the Clouds, SWG Legends players will be able to visit it on a rather important date for Star Wars fans: May the Fourth.


Hood: Outlaws & Legends Details Gameplay With In-Depth New Trailer

Hood: Outlaws & Legends brings heists to a medieval world, and the team at Sumo Digital are breaking down the gameplay players can expect in an in-depth trailer ahead of the launch in May.


Swords of Legends Online Details Berserker In Latest Class Breakdown

Swords of Legends Online is continuing its breakdown of the classes players can take the role of in the upcoming MMORPG. Today the team at Gameforge showcased the melee Berserker class.


Swords Of Legends Online Details Its Reaper Class

Swords of Legends Online is starting to detail its new MMO coming to the West and it's starting with some class reveals. The Reaper is up first, brinigng its hybrid-DPS role to the fore.


Path of Exile Drops A New Trailer For Path of Exile 2, As Well As Give Extensive Look At Gameplay

In a new stream today, Grinding Gear Games gave a showcase of the work it's made on the upcoming sequel to its award-winning ARPG, Path of Exile 2. First shown off at Exilecon in 2019, this new trailer and gameplay reveal gives player more of an idea of what to expect when the sequel drops next year.


Hood: Outlaws & Legends Closes Out Class Overview Series With The Mystic

The upcoming PvEvP game from Sumo Digital, Hood: Outlaws & Legends closes out their Outlaw overview, this time with the support class, the Flail-wielding Mystic.


Monetization Takes Center Stage in Magic: Legends Open Beta | Quick 5

If you've got 5 minutes to spare, this week's Quick 5 will get you all caught up on the news to know over the past week.


Naraka: Bladepoint Releases A New Trailer, Announces Its Forerunner Beta Starts On April 23rd

Naraka: Bladepoint just released its official gameplay trailer, giving players a peak at what the upcoming action royale is like ahead of its Forerunner Beta coming in April.


ArcheAge's Akasch Invasion, Gunslinger Skillset Are Now Live

Gamigo's ArcheAge was updated today with its latest content patch, Akasch Invasion, bringing with it new quests and a zone to explore. Additionally, the MMO released the new Gunslinger skillset, bringing rifles to the world.


Infinite Fleet, Sci-Fi MMO From Pixelmatic, Releases New Counterattack Trailer

Pixelmatic has released the official game trailer for their upcoming Sci-Fi MMO, Infinite Fleet. The trailer highlights some of the various voice actors which make performances for the game, as well as the score from Grammy Nominee Vince DiCola.


TERA's Elin Valkyrie Is Coming To Console On March 25th

TERA's console version will be seeing a new class coming on Thursday, as the Elin Valkyrie will make its debut alongside the 91.01 update.


New Hood: Outlaws & Legends Video Breaks Down The Melee Brawler Class

Trading in his blacksmith tools for weapons, The Brawler class gets up close and personal in Hood: Outlaw & Legends. Sumo Digital has a new video breaking down the class for the upcoming team-based PvPvE game coming in May.


SWTOR's Battle Pass And RuneScape's Log-In Issues Persist - MMORPG's Quick 5

If you've got 5 minutes, we've got 5 stories from the week that was in MMO and RPG news. Here is this week's Quick 5.


Marvel's Avengers Next Expansion Announced: Black Panther - War for Wakanda

In the Square Enix Presents Spring Presentation today, the next expansion for Marvel's Avengers was announced, featuring Black Panther, in War for Wakanda.


Magic Legends Crusader Armor Pack Giveaway

MMORPG.com has been given a number of Crusader Armor packs for Magic: Legends, for players to don while romping through the Magic Multiverse. This pack gives exclusive armor only available through the giveaway, as well as boosts to help speed you along your Planeswalker journey.


MapleStory M Xenon Giveaway Courtesy Of Nexon

The developers at Nexon is giving away a Xenon-themed package to one lucky fan! The giveaway includes a MapleStory M-Themed Battery pack, charging cable and case, as well as a Stainless Steel tumbler, notebook and pen.


Step Back Into Lineage II Classic With A New Player Pack Courtesy Of NCSoft!

It’s time to take a step back in time and relive the original Lineage II experience as it was in the beginning. Create a classic hero from the original 5 races and 31 class options and jump into the nostalgic hardcore level grind where the rewards can outweigh the risks. Players can experience the game the way it was when "hardcore" meant something!


Echo of Soul Blue Ciskai Pet Giveaway!

MMORPG.com has been given keys for Echo of Soul to celebrate its latest The Blue update. Get your Blue Ciskai pet key now!


Mercenary Assault Recon Squad Beta Key Giveaway

MMORPG.com has been given beta test keys for Mercenary Assault Recon Squad (M.A.R.S). This beta will begin on December 17th @ 2PM EST. Get your key now!


Mortal Online 2 Beta Key Giveaway!

MMORPG.com has been given beta keys for the all new Mortal Online 2! These keys will let you join in the massive stress test starting today (Nov 27, 2020). Help them in trying to set a new world record! Get your key now while they last!


Neverwinter The Redeemed Citadel Sweepstakes!

MMORPG.com has been given 25 gift keys for Neverwinter to give out to our community. These keys will give players the Pack of the Carmine Bulette which will unlock the Retint Carmine Bulette Mount and the Ghost Companion! These packs are valued at $25 each. Enter for a chance to win now!


Fractured Alpha Key Giveaway!

MMORPG.com has been given a limited number of alpha test keys for Fractured. These keys will give access to only the Fall Alpha phase that is currently underway and will end sometime near December 6, 2020. Get your key now while supplies last!


Black Desert: Prestige Edition Sweepstakes (PS4)

MMORPG.com has been given 15 sets of keys for Black Desert: Prestige Edition for the PlayStation 4! These keys will give you full access to the game as well as $110 worth of DLC content! Enter for a chance to win one of these excellent prizes now!


Black Desert: Prestige Edition Sweepstakes (XBox One)

MMORPG.com has been given 15 sets of keys for Black Desert: Prestige Edition for the Xbox One! These keys will give you full access to the game as well as $110 worth of DLC content! Enter for a chance to win one of these excellent prizes now!


Bless Unleashed Closed Beta Key Giveaway!

MMORPG.com has been given beta keys for the CBT1 test of Bless Unleashed to give out to our community! Supplies are limited so get your beta key now and get into the game!


Crypto Space Commander Halloween Giveaway!

MMORPG.com has been given special gift keys for Crypto Space Commander (CSC) that will give players a special crate containing limited edition Halloween themed ship skins! Get your free key now!


Dual Universe Beta Key Giveaway!

MMORPG.com has recieved a limited number of beta keys for Dual Universe which will give players 3 months access to the beta test of Dual Universe! Check out this single-shard sci-fi MMORPG that takes place in a continuous, single-shard world. Get your key now!


Star Trek Online House Shattered Sweepstakes!

To celebrate the launch of the newest update House Shattered, MMORPG.com has been given special Klingon gift packs for Star Trek Online to give our to our community! We have 5 keys for the Klingon Dahar Master Faction Pack and 50 keys for the Klingon Defense Force Elite Starter Pack. Enter for a chance to win now!


Gloria Victis Game Giveaway!

MMORPG.com has been given keys for Gloria Victis on Steam that will give players full access to the game on Steam - a $19.99 value! Get your key and jump into this breathtaking medieval MMORPG now!