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Blizzard's Mike Ybarra Calls Microsoft Deal Exciting, Emphasizes Rebuilding Trust in the Company

The news that Activision Blizzard King has been sold to Microsoft for nearly $70 billion dollars is still reverberating through the community. Blizzard's Mike Ybarra has released a statement about the deal and what it means for the company going forward.


Lore and Legend Server Kael Drakkel Coming to EverQuest II in February

Kael Drakkel, the new Lore and Legend server, will be released for EverQuest II on February 22, 2022.


Nightingale Was Originally an MMO-Scale Game, But Inflexion Changed Paths to a Survival Crafting Game

In a new interview, Inflexion's Aaryn Flynn talks how Nightingale's concept changed from an MMO to more of a survival crafting multiplayer sandbox with optimism and interdependence.


Apparently The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's Blackreach Wasn't Originally Supposed To Exist

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has achieved meme status thanks to many of its iconic lines as well as Todd Howard's insitence it live on literally any device able to run a game. However, one of the most defining features of the fifth installment of the RPG series wasn't originally supposed to exist.


Death in Book of Travels is 'Essential', Might and Delight Offers Direction on Death, Mourning, and Ghosts

In Book of Travels, death is "essential" to have risk and reward, so the Might and Delight team is considering a deep system involving mourning, closure, and ghosts.


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EverQuest 2: Visions of Vetrovia Expansion Review

EverQuest II Visions of Vetrovia is the latest expansion, launched on December 2nd, 2021. For a game released in 2004, EQ2 is still looking pretty good. But how have the developers at Darkpaw Games done with recent additions/changes to the game, and is the expansion a success? Find out in Kevin's review.


EverQuest Gets a 2022 Roadmap With 23rd Anniversary Plans, New Progression Servers, and the 29th Expansion

EverQuest's roadmap shows a full year of planned content updates, balance changes, new 64-bit clients, and the 29th expansion release.


Albion Online Invasion Day on Saturday Will Set the End of Season 14

Albion Online holds its final Invasion Day of season 14 this weekend, setting up what the end of the season will be like.


MapleStory M Adds New High Level Dungeons, Including a Split Up Edge of Space

MapleStory M has added several high level dungeons, class rebalances, and quality of life fixes in its latest update.


Broken Ranks Client is Up for Download, as Whitemoon Details Monetization and Launch Server Plans

Broken Ranks is out next week, and Whitemoon Games details more on monetization and launch servers as they release the client for download.


The Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Team Grows, With Plans to Push Towards Alpha This Year

The January Producer's Letter and updates for Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen show progress as the team grows and progresses towards alpha.


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Not So MMO: Rainbow Six Extraction

What happens when you take the gameplay of the Rainbow Six titles and throw in an unpredictable parasitic threat? Rainbow Six Extraction is here to answer that question. But how does it stack up? Check out our review for more.


World of Warcraft Burning Crusade Classic Update Brings The Black Temple

The latest World of Warcraft Classic update brings The Black Temple and Mount Hyjal raids, Epic Gems, and a slew of fixes.


Latest Lord of the Rings Online Bullroarer Beta Update Brings Housing for the Dwarves of Erebor

The Lord of the Rings Online has a new beta update on Bullroarer, and there's Dwarvish housing to test out. While the Legendary Item Reward Track has been tentatively pushed to the next build for now.


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Jade Audio JH3 and Fiio UTWS5 Review

Jade Audio is all about delivering high-quality audio at affordable prices. The JH3 is one of its very first products. At $39.99, do they deliver?


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EverQuest 2: Visions of Vetrovia Expansion Review

EverQuest II Visions of Vetrovia is the latest expansion, launched on December 2nd, 2021. For a game released in 2004, EQ2 is still looking pretty good. But how have the developers at Darkpaw Games done with recent additions/changes to the game, and is the expansion a success? Find out in Kevin's review.


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Not So MMO: Rainbow Six Extraction

What happens when you take the gameplay of the Rainbow Six titles and throw in an unpredictable parasitic threat? Rainbow Six Extraction is here to answer that question. But how does it stack up? Check out our review for more.


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Not So MMO: Sands of Salzaar Review

Coming to us from indie developer Han-Squirrel Studio, open-world strategy ARPG Sands of Salzaar created some buzz when it received an English localization update last year. Now, a little over a year later, Sands of Salzaar has launched out of Early Access. Choosing from one of eight classes (or build your own), can you build an army capable of ruling the Sands of Salzaar? 


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The Lord of the Rings Online: Fate of Gundabad Review

The Lord of the Rings Online's latest expansion, Fate of Gundabad, sees players retaking the legendary home of the Dwarves themselves. But how does this hold up, and does Durin's quest to reclaim Mountain-home do enough? We take a look at the story, new features and more in our review of the expansion.


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Century: Age of Ashes Review

Century: Age of Ashes aims to be an aerial arena shooter that sees players fly around on giant dragons. These dogfights can be intense, requiring cunning and strategy to prove victorious. How does it hold up, though? Here's our review.


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Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker Review

Endwalker concludes FFXIV's decade-long narrative with a lofty, risky, and ambitious story. But is it worth forging ahead?


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Riders Republic Review: An Intense Experience for the Rider in Us All

Ubisoft's love letter to Steep fans manages to provide an MMORPG unlike any we've seen before. There is no question that Ubisoft Annecy knows how to make an exciting extreme sports game, but after dozens of hours of playing, one question beckons. Does an extreme sports game need to be massively multiplayer?


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Elyon Review

Elyon, the MMORPG formerly known as Ascent: Infinite Realm, has been out for little over a month now and Mitch has finished putting it through its paces. How does the Steampunk work though? Check out our review.


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New World Final Review

New World has been out for a little over a month now, and we're finally ready for our final thoughts on Amazon's MMORPG. How does it stack up? Read our full review for our thoughts!


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The RPG Files: Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Review

With Pathfinder: Kingmaker, developer Owlcat Games gave us our first taste of a cRPG based on the Pathfinder role-playing system. The isometric RPG was a huge hit even before it launched, with over 18,000 backers pledging almost one million dollars on the Kickstarter project. With their standalone follow-up, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, Owlcat Games isn't taking the easy path by continuing the original story of Kingmaker.So how does it stack up?


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Not So MMO: Medieval Dynasty Review

Now that Medieval Dynasty is out of Early Access, we're starting to get a clearer picture of Toplitz Production's vision for the open-world survival RPG. So how does it fare? Emily is here with our review.


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Diablo II: Resurrected - Review From A Fresh Set Of Eyes

Robin has been looking forward to Diablo II: Resurrected ever since it was announced as it was the one game in the series she had missed. Now, a few decades later, Robin has set out to fill that gap - here is her review of the remastered version of Blizzard's legendary ARPG.


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Not So MMO: Gamedec Review

Imagine a future where game developers make house calls, no different than when you call a plumber to your home to check the pipes. These devs assess, diagnose, and fix problems with gaming chairs where people lay back, throw on a virtual reality headset, and transport to an entirely new plane of existence. This is the basic premise of Gamedec, a futuristic mystery novel infused with RPG elements that eschews combat for fact-gathering and puzzle solving. Mixing the world aesthetic of The Ascent


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Not So MMO: Far Cry 6 Review

Being a guerrilla is exhausting work. Jason took up the mantle in the latest Far Cry entry for our Not So MMO review series. But how does Far Cry 6 fare? Here is our review.


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Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Prince's Edition Review

Originally released in March 2018, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is now on the Nintendo Switch in its full glory. The Prince's Edition includes the base game and all 3 DLC including: The Adventure Pack, The Lair of the Lost Lord, and The Tale of a Timeless Tome. However, is the aging title worth full retail price, and how does it handle on the Switch's hardware?


New World Dev Video Breaks Down January Update, Combat Changes And More

New World devs have released another video highlighting the January update and talking about the state of the MMO thus far.


Ashes of Creation Interview with Steven Sharif: 'This Will Be One of the Largest and Most Successful MMOs'

The past 6 years have been pretty wild for Intrepid Studios, with their flagship title, Ashes of Creation, pushing through the different stages of development. With Alpha 2 on the horizon, and their recent transition from Unreal Engine 4 to Unreal Engine 5, there is plenty to get excited about when it comes to Ashes of Creation. Shortly after the announcement of the UE5 transition, we sat down with creative director, Steven Sharif, to talk about the advancements the game has made, how the outloo


VR MMORPG Zenith: The Last City Is Set To Launch On January 27th

Zenith: The Last City is set to launch on January 27th across all major VR platforms, Ramen VR stated today in a press release. This, however, does have the caveat with the titles pending their final QA verification, however. To start to prep for the release later this month, the VR MMORPG is hosting its next closed beta test starting tomorrow, January 13th.


NFT's and Blockchain - Who Can You Trust? | MMONFT

With new blockchain games materializing almost out of nowhere every week, and news outlets struggling to keep up with the emerging trends, there is a growing unsettling factor that needs to be addressed when it comes to how blockchain, and most especially games, are handled in the media. In the age of blockchain games, who can you really trust when popular opinion could directly correlate to personal wealth?


The Elder Scrolls Online Teaser Trailer Takes Players Across The Sea

Yesterday, The Elder Scrolls Online teased the upcoming year-long story announcement with a simple, yet effective, video of a stormy sea. Well, today we know a bit more about what lies beyond that sea thanks to the full teaser trailer being released this morning.


Ashes Of Creation's Last Update Of The Year Shows Off Migration To Unreal Engine 5

In the last video update of the year, Ashes of Creation's Creative Director Steven Sharif showcased one of the largest changes coming to the MMORPG: migrating the MMO from Unreal Engine 4 to the latest iteration, Unreal Engine 5.


5 Mobile MMORPGs Actually Worth Playing | The Short List

Mobile App Stores are saturated with so many MMORPG's these days that it's hard to find those that stand out, to others that are just clones of one another. Here's a short list of 5 Mobile MMORPGs that are actually worth your time.


New World Round-Table Talks Mutators, PvP and PvE Coexisting And More

In a ninety-minute long video devblog late Friday evening, New World's developers sat down and discussed a multitude of topics, from the state of the game and where it's going, as well as addressing some future plans and updates coming to Aeternum.


War of Dragnorox: A Dynamic Warfare MMO Reveals Trailer and Creative Director Overview

War of Dragnorox is an upcoming Dynamic Warfare MMO developed by Oregon based developer Triune Studios. Triune plans to provide features like raids, dungeons, and special events that will be controlled by live dungeon masters - and much more.


Neverwinter's Latest Module, Dragonbone Vale, Takes Players Back To The Sword Coast

Neverwinter is launching its next module taking players back to the iconic Dungeons & Dragons location of the Sword Coast in Dragonbone Vale, set to release on PC January 11th. Console players will be waiting until February 8th.


V Rising Shows Off Combat In New Gameplay Trailer

Open-world Vampire game V Rising is showing off some of the combat players can expect when diving into the world created by Stunlock Studios. The new trailer shows off melee and ranged combat, as well as some of the magic you'll get to use.


Black Desert Mobile Welcomes 'New Class' Eclipse December 14th

During the CalpheON Ball, Pearl Abyss released a new trailer for Black Desert Mobile related to the next class headed to the game. The Eclipse will arrive December 14th for all players looking to awaken their Nova.


Mad World Alpha 4.0 Trailer Released - Register for Upcoming Tests Now

Mad World: Age of Darkness, the upcoming, hand drawn, isometric fantasy MMORPG is heading into their Alpha 4.0 build and they want you to be a part of testing. The new trailer depicts some of the crazy, (mad, some would say) battles that players will encounter as the team at Jandisoft Co. continues their climb towards a beta version.


Happy ThanksGaming Day From MMORPG.COM!

For gamers like us, even when times are hard, and even when things get rough, games still manage to make us smile, inspire us, and bring us happiness, however we define it. Hear about whhich games, new or old, got our staff through 2021, then hop into the comments and tell us a little about the games that got you through 2021.


How Will NFTs Affect End Game in Ember Sword?

In most MMOs, end game consists of a gear treadmill where players continuously pick up new and more powerful gear, but in Ember Sword the most sought-after gear is all on the blockchain and has no competitive advantage. How will players stay invested in Ember Swords end game without a stat-based gear grind?


Neverwinter Dragonbone Vale Nightmare of Neverwinter Sweepstakes

To celebrate the PC launch of Neverwinter's Dragonbone Vale, Perfect World and Cryptic and MMORPG.com have teamed up to give away 15 Nightmare of Neverwinter packs for PC.


World of Warships Blitz Warhammer 40K Code Giveaway

Wargaming has teamed up with MMORPG.com to give away codes for the new Warhammer 40K content in World of Warships Blitz! Command the Naval Battleship Ignis Purgatio or the Naval Battleship Ragnarok to dominate your opponents, activate unique skills and perks, and wrap you ship to show your allegiance.


Swords of Legends Online Full Game Sweepstakes

Gameforge has teamed up with MMORPG.com to giveaway 200 copies of their MMORPG Swords of Legends Online. These are full copies of the MMO, giving complete access to the game.


Lost Ark Closed Beta Key Giveaway!

Smilegate RPG, Amazon and MMORPG.com have teamed up to give away access to the upcoming closed beta test of the MMOARPG, Lost Ark!


Grand Fantasia Autumn Fashion Pack Giveaway!

Aeria Games has partnered with MMORPG.com to give away 5000 codes for its Autumn Fashion Pack in the Anime F2P MMORPG.


Deceit Halloween Event 2021 Giveaway!

World Makers has partnered with MMORPG.com to giveaway a Trick or Treat grab bag of keys. Win either a Werewolf DLC Pack, Vampire DLC Pack, Spider DLC Pack, or the Halloween Mega Bundle in this randomized giveaway!


Elyon Red Parrot Mount Giveaway!

Kakao Games has partnered with MMORPG.com to celebrate the release of Elyon in the West. As such we've been given 1000 keys for a Red Parrot Mount in Elyon for lucky readers to claim to put to use once the MMO releases on October 20th


Conqueror's Blade Siren's Sons Giveaway!

Conqueror's Blade has teamed up with MMORPG to give fans a Siren's Sons game pack, which includes premium account access and in-game items to use while you plunder and lead your soldiers to glory!


Bless Unleashed PC Frontier Pack Sweepstakes!

NeoWiz and Round8 Studio have partnered with MMORPG.com to give 15 lucky winners a Frontier Pack of Bless Unleashed on PC! This $30 prize gives players a leg up on their journey, including currency, mounts and more.


Grab A Fiesta Online Realm of the Gods Key For A Free Mount And Costume!

Gamigo have teamed up with MMORPG.com to give away codes for an in-game mount and costume to celebrate its Realm of the Gods expansion, which hit back in August. The codes are good for 30 days and the giveaway runs through the end of October (or when we run out of keys!)


Elyon CBT2 Key Giveaway!

Kakao Games has partnered with MMORPG.com to give away 3000 keys to the MMORPG's upcoming second closed beta test.


Neverwinter Jewel Of The North Sweepstakes

Cryptic Studios has teamed up with MMORPG.com to giveaway Neverwinter gear to one lucky winner. In addition, readers can enter the chance to win some in-game loot to help along your journey in the new Neverwinter Module.


Metin2 Football Pet Giveaway

Gameforge has partnered with MMORPG.com to provide codes for one of the most popular pets in Metin 2 right now: the football pet. You can grab your code here, as well as check out the latest update to hit Metin2: Legend of the White Dragon.


Lost Ark Technical Alpha Giveaway!

Amazon Games has partnered with MMORPG.com to giveaway keys to the technical alpha for its upcoming MMOARPG, Lost Ark, which releases (finally!) in the West this fall. The technical alpha runs from now until June 16th, 2021 at Noon PDT.


Crowfall Beta Test Giveaway!

ArtCraft Entertainment has partnered with MMORPG.com to give away codes for the ongoing Crowfall beta test ahead of the July 6th launch. Get your code here!