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Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Xbox One X Vs Xbox Series X

Rarely is our writer Jason presented with an opportunity to start a game on one console and finish it on its successor, but that is exactly what happened with Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Take a look at his thoughts about the major differences that have stuck out, as well as how this has changed his mindset with games in general as a result.


MMOSide Chat: Happy Thanksgiving - What Are You Playing This Holiday?

For us in the United States (and really anyone who wants an excuse to eat tons of food), today is Thanksgiving Day. Though, it goes without saying that this year is going to be very different than many of us are used to. So how are you celebrating, and if you're gaming, what are you diving into today?


Red's Read - Genshin Impact

Red Thomas discovers Genshin Impact, a surprisingly enjoyable game that may be ideal for some readers. Red gives his impressions of the game with his typical eye for anything kid-friendly and also with his typical consideration for price.


Sponsored88% Black Friday Discount on PureVPN - Best VPN For Gaming & Port Forwarding (SPONSORED)

There are plenty of reasons to use a VPN for gaming.PureVPN is here with a special Black Friday deal for MMORPG readers. (SPONSORED)


Enad Global 7 Looks to Acquire Developer Behind Mechwarrior Online, Piranha Games Inc.

Enad Global 7 has made a few moves recently with the acquisition of not just Pranha Games Inc. but also Big Blue Bubble. The press release indicates that the acquisition agreements are meant to follow their strategy to "perform complementary acquisitions to establish a stronger industry position."


Turbulent Creates New Studio In Montreal To Create Worlds For Star Citizen

Turbulent has been tasked with creating new worlds for Cloud Imperium Games' hyper-ambitious sci-fi MMO, Star Citizen, according to a new press release. The company will create a new studio in Montreal to make this possible.


Metro Series Developers 4A Games Are Exploring Multiplayer, New Series

4A Games, the creators of the Metro franchise, are exploring multiplayer as well as a new series according to a new update from the developer.


Warframe PlayStation 5 Build Coming November 26th, PlayStation Anniversary Planned

Tennos running Warframe on PlayStation, eager to check out the MMO on their next (current) gen consoles won't have long to wait now as the PS5 build hits on November 26th.


TERA Console Crossplay Is Finally Live

For fans on console waiting eagerly for the crossplay patch for TERA, the wait is finally over as the MMO has finally patched the feature for Xbox and PlayStation players.


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UPLIFT V2 Craft Table Review: A Standing Desk with Storage!

Uplift Desk has been a premier name in standing desks, and when it launched its Craft Table we had to take a look. A Craft Table? You read that right, but don't click away yet, because this is one of the most compelling standing desks ever released. Read on for our full review.


EVE Online Announces Tweaks Drone Aggression Coming In December

In a new forum post, CCP has announced that they are tweaking drone aggression in EVE Online, likely as a way to combat botting.


Square Enix Making Working From Home Permanent Across Company

Square Enix announced their decision to allow employees to permanently start working from home, starting December 1st.


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Yakuza: Like a Dragon Review

The latest entry in SEGA's Japanese mafia-simulator is here. Yakuza: Like a Dragon is the seventh main entry in the long-running Yakuza series. Yakuza has changed genres from brawler action-adventure to an action-RPG that is unabashedly inspired by Dragon Quest.


Cook With ESO Community Managers In This Week's LiveStream

This week's ESO Live is going to be a bit different according to the team over at ZeniMax. Community Managers Jessical Folsom and Gina Bruno are shaking things up by cooking some Tamrielic Treats from the Official Elder Scrolls Cookbook Live today at Noon Eastern.


Final Fantasy XIV - Common New Player Questions

What's a reset? How do you level alt classes? Why is everyone pissed about using Limit Break? MMORPG.com answers the most common questions newcomers have about FFXIV.


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Yakuza: Like a Dragon Review

The latest entry in SEGA's Japanese mafia-simulator is here. Yakuza: Like a Dragon is the seventh main entry in the long-running Yakuza series. Yakuza has changed genres from brawler action-adventure to an action-RPG that is unabashedly inspired by Dragon Quest.


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Not So MMO: Godfall Review

Last week Mitch gave an overview of Godfall and his thoughts thus far. Now he's ready to pass his final verdict of the PS5/EGS title that ushers in next-gen.


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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC Review

Shank reviews Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War for PC and comes away very surprised. Here's our review.


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A3: Still Alive Review

A3: Still Alive is the latest mobile MMORPG from Netmarble with a twist. In addition to the typical MMORPG world and class design, A3: Still Alive also includes a Battle Royale mode. However, what could have been a unique twist on an oversaturated genre has devolved into another auto-battling idle game bursting with pay-to-win mechanics. There was a lot of possibility with this one, but unfortunately its story has turned into one of missed potential.


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Destiny 2: Beyond Light Review

Bungie has developed for itself with a rich science fiction universe that is filled with stories and characters that, while literally and metaphorically alien, could not be more human. And in 2020, Destiny 2: Beyond Light is shaping up to be the expansion that the franchise needed.


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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Review - The RPG Files

Assasin's Creed Valhalla has been out for a little over a week, and Bradford has finally finished his romp through Viking-age England. So how does the experience fare? Here is our full review.


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Not So MMO: Bugsnax Review

You've probably had the Bugsnax song stuck in your head at least once since the summer: "kinda bug and kinda snack, try to catch it in your trap, feed somebody and you'll see we are whatever we eat." That earworm invaded our brains the instant Bugsnax made its debut during the PlayStation 5 reveal presentation back in July. But does the full experience stick in your brain after the Bugsnax song wears off? Here's our review.


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Not So MMO: Carto Review

Carto, a charming puzzler following a young girl's journey to return to her grandmother, brings with it some new concepts that caught Jason's attention, scratching that exciting itch when seeing something new. But how does the indie puzzler hold up overall?


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Not So MMO: Watch Dogs Legion Review

Watch Dogs Legion puts you in the middle of a revolution in modern day London, where any NPC you can see can become the main character of your resistance against Albion. But, how does the ambitious entry in the Watch Dogs series hold up? Here is our review.


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Torchlight 3 Review

Last week, Robert started his review in progress of Echtra Games' Torchlight 3. Robert had issues with the pacing, as well as the overall gameplay loop not feeling impactful - though he hadn't quite yet got to end game. Now that he's played through Torchlight's endgame, how does the full experience hold up? Here is our Torchlight 3 review.


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Ys Origin Nintendo Switch Review - The RPG Files

Ys Origin might have launched on PC back in 2006 but after more than 15 years the classic RPG is back on the Nintendo Switch. Ed takes you through whether or not this classic is worth another look.


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Genshin Impact Review - The RPG Files

Genshin Impact is a game that sort of crept up out of nowhere. The 'Breath of the Wild' inspired game from Chinese studio miHoYo has captured the hearts and minds of gamers everywhere. But is it a solid free-to-play RPG, or does it devolve into predatory microtransaction practices? Here is our full review.


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Star Wars: The Old Republic - The Re-Review

Star Wars: The Old Republic has been a venerable MMO for almost a decade, but is it an MMO you can get into in 2020?


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Star Wars Squadrons Review - Not So MMO

Star Wars: Squadrons gives vibes of the 90s' X-Wing vs TIE Fighter. But is the wave of nostalgia enough to overcome some of Squadrons' faults? Here's our review of the recently released starfighting sim.


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Not So MMO: Battletoads 2020 Review

Jonathan is an unabashed Battletoads fan from his childhood. So when Microsoft released its first title in the franchise in over two decades, naturally he was eager to check it out. Check out his thoughts in the latest Not So MMO review.


Cyberpunk 2077 Shows Off PlayStation 4 and PS5 Footage In New Video

Following up their recent Xbox One/Xbox Series X reveal, CDPR released a video showcasing Cyberpunk 2077 running on the PlayStation family of consoles.


Epic Announces 'Fortnite Crew' a New Monthly Subscription Offer

If you like Fortnite and by reading this news release, we suspect that you might, then you may be happy to hear that Epic Games is launching a new subscription offering, Fortnite Crew that will provide "can't miss" content for only $11.99 a month.


Star Wars The Old Republic Cantina Event and Voice Actor Interviews Outline What's New

Star Wars: The Old Republic recently released a Cantina Livestream with plenty of information for the avid SWTOR player along with and interview with their newest voice actor, Noshir Dalal. The Cantina Livestream also includes more special guest interviews, including a chat with voice actor Kari Wahlgren, and brings players up to date with everything that's been going on in the game in 2020 - and much more.


New EVE Pulse Details Explosive Velocity Update, Japanese Localization And More

In the latest EVE Pulse, CCP have detailed some of the most recent updates to come, or are coming to New Eden. With new initiatives such as the Explosive Velocity update, EVE's Partnership Program, and the upcoming localization of New Eden in the Japanese market, there is a ton going on in EVE Online.


Warcraft Dev Moves On While We Go To Valhalla | MMORPG's Quick 5

This week saw a flurry of stories, capped off with a 13-year Warcraft game designer leaving Blizzard, citing unhappiness over the state of the game. Here is MMORPG's Quick 5 for the week of November 20th, 2020.


World of Warcraft Shadowlands Cinematic Trailer Released Ahead of Next Week's Launch

As the much anticipated release of Shadowlands approaches, Blizzard is celebrating the launch with the release of a new cinematic trailer, titled "Beyond the Veil," setting up the next expansion in the World of Warcraft universe nicely.


Ubisoft Reaches Valhalla And The Console Wars Return | MMORPG's Quick 5

It's been a busy week, as Ubisoft released Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and begun, the Console Wars have.


ArcheAge Rise of Nehliya Patch Notes and Trailer Posted

In a community post by the ArchAge team, The Rise of Nehliya has hit both ArcheAge and ArcheAge: Unchained, and the team wasn't shy about detailing everything players can expect in a quite lengthy set of patch notes and explanations.


Black Desert Mobile Releases Two Classes - Musa and Maehwa

Black Desert Mobile has added not one but TWO more characters to their class roster, the Musa and the Maehwa. The announcement is accompanied by a release trailer, and details on what each class does.


Blizzard Punishes Multiboxers and Genshin Impact Makes Big Bucks | MMORPG's Quick 5

It's been a whirlwind of a week on so many different fronts. In times like these, we all need at least 5 minutes to decompress and find out what's happening in the world of gaming. Now is that time. Here is this week's Quick 5.


Guild Wars 2's Icebrood Saga's Final Arc Releases November 17th

 Today Guild Wars 2 has released a video, along with the release date of their final arc for the Icebrood Saga. As the battle with Jormag wanes, the elder dragon Primordus's influence rises and the new update will introduce players to new masteries, challenges and factions.


EVE Online Posts Video on the War in the Delve

In a recent video by EVE Online's The Scope team, they parse out the information regarding the War in the Delve and the formation of Pochven. The Scope talks about the ongoing battle that has included thousands of ships.


Todd Howard Interview Divulges New Starfield Information

In a video interview with Todd Howard, details were released about Starfield, Bethesda's new space-faring IP. The Interview is long and comprehensive, but it has provided quite a bit of information that was broken down on a recent reddit post.


Blizzard's Upcoming BlizzConline Will Be Free To Watch

Earlier today, Blizzard president J Allen Brack announced via a new YouTube video that the company's upcoming BlizzConline will be free for all to watch online.


Fractured - With Five Days Until Fall Alpha - 3Rd Update Video Depicts New Health and Farming Challenges

In the latest update video for Fractured, health and rest mechanics have been added, and will be required for players when they attempt to explore the world. This is aimed at making the game a little bit more difficult and certainly more challenging.


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!


HyperBrawl Tournament Beta Giveaway!

MMORPG.com has been given beta keys for HyperBrawl Tournament on Steam! These keys will allow you to play the game through October 4th, right up until the game launches. Get your key now and check out this new sport/brawling title now!


Spellbreak Starter Pack Sweepstakes!

MMORPG.com has been given 100 Starter Pack codes to give away to our community! Each code is valued at $4.99 and feature 600 in-game gold and the Bewitching Glimmer outfit. Enter for a chance to win one of these prizes now!


Conqueror's Blade Draconic Attire Giveaway!

MMORPG.com has been given gift keys for Conqueror's Blade that will give players some cool in game items. The Draconic Attire offers warlords a majestic cosmetic item for their steads imbuing them with the raw fury and elegance of the mystical dragon! The pack also includes a three-day premium account and four well-made grapeshot cannons to assist with the destruction as they gallop on to conquest and glory! These keys are valued at $20.00. Get your key now while they last!


Metin2 Gift Key Giveaway!

MMORPG.com has teamed up with Gameforge to help celebrate their most recent major update to Metin2! This new update - "Conquerors of Yohara" will add an entire new continent as well as a level cap increase. To celebrate this we will be giving away gift bundles valued at $45USD! Get your key now!


Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming Giveaway

MMORPG.com has been given gift keys for the R2Games version of GOT: Winter is Coming. These keys will give players in game items such as Reset Talent, 30 minute speed ups and more! Get your key now!


CSC Gift Key Giveaway!

MMORPG.com has been given gift keys for CSC to give to our community. These keys will give players 5 random in game ships as well as 50 modules. Get your key now while they last!