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Blade & Soul

Blade & Soul is getting the Warlock class this week

Whenever I play an MMO, I tend to gravitate towards pet-based classes. I like the idea of being able to solo content at all times, just in case I feel like doing some questing without friends available. Over the years more and more games ha...

 
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SQUARE ENIX

Final Fantasy XI shuts down on consoles next month

In case you are somehow still playing Final Fantasy XI on PlayStation 2 or Xbox 360, well, it's about time to download the PC version or, you know, actually find something new to play. Square Enix has confirmed plans to cease supp...

 
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Sword Art Online

There's going to be a real Sword Art Online VRMMO

In what only seemed like a matter of time, a real virtual reality MMO based on the world of Sword Art Online is in the works. IBM Japan is creating a game just like the ones from the popular light novel and anime series and is now accepting...

 
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Nice PDF you got there

Star Trek Online's new flagship article is a nostalgia trip

We already know that fan-made projects can be really cool, but things can get to another level if a developer also happens to be a fan. That seems to be the case with Star Trek Online and one of the starship designers at Cryptic Studio...

 
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The Division

The Division's open beta is fantastic on PC

With The Division only a few weeks away from launch, Ubisoft is giving prospective players an opportunity to see what the open-world shooter has to offer. This weekend, the publisher is hosting an open beta test, which is somethin...

 
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The Old Republic

Disavowed is Star Wars: The Old Republic's next chapter, coming March 10

I played a teensy weensy bit of Star Wars: The Old Republic when it first came out, but I was doing it on a shitty laptop and was discouraged by how poorly it was performing. Chris says that the game is currently the best it has ever been, ...

 
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BioWare Austin

The Old Republic developer is hiring for a 'new, unannounced BioWare IP'

It looks like The Old Republic developer BioWare Austin is working on an entirely new IP with MMO elements. In a job listing, BioWare Austin says it is looking for a Senior Lead Server Engineer who has experience in “designing distrib...

 
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THIS ISN'T A JOKE ON-LINE

BREAKING: Stanley Parable dev promises new 'MMO with poetry mechanics'

Responding to recent reports of Titanfall 2's promises for a single-player component that is "science meets magic," co-creator of The Stanley Parable and director of Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and the Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Hei...

 
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DCUO cross-play

DC Universe Online rolls out cross-platform play

As of this week, DC Universe Online now supports cross-platform play between PC, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. That means you'll be able to play alongside folks who own the game on a different platform, "including in groups, in leagues,...

 
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H1Z1

H1Z1 is becoming two separate games

Daybreak plans to split up its multiplayer zombie survival game H1Z1 on February 17, 2016. It's becoming two titles: H1Z1: Just Survive, an apocalyptic open-world experience with the usual scavenging and crafting, and H1Z1: King of the Kill...

 
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WildStar

WildStar is getting a new major update and a Steam release

Carbine Studios is gearing up to release WildStar’s first major update since it went free-to-play last year. According to Polygon, the update will launch at some point in the next couple of months, and brings with it a whole new oh-so...

 
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Korean MMO

Black Desert Online launches March 3

Black Desert Online, the Korean MMO famed for its extravagant character creator, is launching in North America, Oceania, and some European regions on March 3, Daum Games announced today. Until then, prospective players can download the titl...

 
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Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online kicks off its 6th anniversary celebrations

Star Trek Online turns six years old this week, and it's time for developer Cryptic to celebrate the fact as is the custom: By holding its yearly anniversary event. Players that log in between now and February 24th can participate in a...

 
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Blade and Soul

Get ready for free new Blade and Soul content next month

New end-game content is heading to MMORPG Blade and Soul on February 10. The free update, Rising Waters, will include three new max-level PvE content, including a 6- or 4-player Heroic dungeon called Bloodshade Harbor, Mushin’s Tower,...

 
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Blade and Soul

Blade and Soul hits one million active users in just one week

NCSOFT's new MMORPG, Blade and Soul, has reached one million active players in just a week since launch. Blade and Soul was originally released in Korea in 2012, but it took four more years to reach North America and Europe, releasing ...

 
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Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online: Thieves Guild's trailer is the least sneaky thing possible

One of the coolest questlines in both Oblivion and Skyrim was the Thieves Guild. Sure, it’s never been as memorable the Dark Brotherhood, but I always find planning heists and dealing with the politics of a band of thieves really coo...

 
Blade & Soul
Do you have time for another MMO? NCSoft sure hopes you do, as the long awaited localization of Blade & Soul has finally arrived this week. It was released in Korea in 2012 and took the country by storm, and now, nearly four long years later, it's available in the West. I took it for a spin, and found a mix of both fresh ideas and stubborn legacy concepts.   read

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Black Desert Online

Black Desert Online gets a second beta and a standalone character creator

Did you miss Black Desert Online’s first English-language beta test? If so, I have some good news for you, as Daum Games has announced that a second and final beta test will be kicking off February 18. For those who’ve already p...

 
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Blade and Soul

Blade and Soul releases today

Blade & Soul is a rare example of a game that managed to completely slip under my radar. Before I saw a few people excited about it yesterday, I had literally never heard of the game. Well, turns out it’s out today. I had to wait...

 
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SEGA

Japan gets Phantasy Star Online 2 PS4 release in April, and you get nothing

The PlayStation 4 edition of Phantasy Star Online 2 will begin service on April 20, Sega says. Of course, the Sonic Boom company has no official plans to bring the new port to western shores, and it still has yet to make good on its four-ye...

 
Preview: Winning Putt
Bandai Namco had us drive all the way out to San Francisco's Presidio for its latest game announcement this week. That's the National Park at San Francisco's northern tip overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, which is red, actu...   read

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DCUO on Xbox One

DC Universe Online is headed to Xbox One this spring

Five years ago, DC Universe Online debuted on PC and PlayStation 3. Much has changed since then, including a transition to free-to-play and a PS4 port, but there's still more to be done. Daybreak Games (formerly Sony Online Entertainment) i...

 
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Runescape Old School

The old version of Runescape has a new expansion

Adding new content to Runescape Old School, the server which aims to recreate when the game was in its glory days, seems kind of weird to me. If the whole point of it is that it’s a nostalgia-fueled romp through the game that stole ev...

 
Elder Scrolls Online photo
Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online will launch in Japan in June of 2016

The Elder Scrolls Online has found a decent niche as a subscription-free game (several of my friends on all three platforms play it), but will it find success in other regions? ZeniMax is seemingly hopeful, as publisher DMM has acquired the...

 
Black Desert Online
Despite there being closed betas for it in Korea since 2013, Pearl Abyss’ Black Desert Online only recently finally made its way to the West, with its first English-language closed beta test. With an appealing action-based combat and a hugely detailed character creation system, I took a look to see whether this will be an MMO worth sticking with by the time it fully launches.   read

Winter Events
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Mince pies, gingerbread men, last-minute panic buying of presents, and, of course, shutting yourself away from your family for the entire time to take part in some of the many i...   read

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Our friends at Obsidian Entertainment have given us 30 special codes for their tactical MMO: Armored Warfare! The codes are for the special Black Friday Wolfli Merc packs that include: LAV 150 90 (Tier 3 Premium tank) AMX 1...   read

Black Desert Online photo
Black Desert Online

Black Desert Online is getting its first English-language beta test this month

Upcoming Korean MMO Black Desert Online has been making waves for quite a while now. The game is already in closed beta in Korea and Russia, and so the trickle of information coming from it has meant people have been eager for a while now t...

 
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Final Fantasy XIV

Play Final Fantasy XIV for free for four days

Are you a lapsed Final Fantasy XIV player? Did you try it out, only to find it didn’t quite click with you, or maybe you clocked hundreds of hours and, unfortunately, have been unable to renew your subscription? Well, turns out you&rs...

 
Dragomon Hunters preview
"Dragomon Hunter is one of the games where we've made the most changes [to appeal to the western audience]," Aeria Games' Product Marketing Manager Alexandre Bousquet tells me. That doesn't mean shaving the points off of spik...   read


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GuerrillaOcelot

I finished Senran Kagura Estival Versus Also, I wrapped up the remaining challenges on Also, I made progress on Dark Souls It has been a good Who needs the outdoors?

 
OverlordZetta

Holy shit! Konami has announced a new game? And its coming to every Sony console AND every Nintendo one?! And its from an old Huson Soft IP?!? And its NOT Bomberman?!?! EDIT: And it may just be a PS2 port somehow severely mislabeled on top of that?!

 
gajknight

PSA: Do not buy the Last Maharaja DLC for AC It is hot trash and Bretts 6/10 is 4 points too Awful, janky and Jack the Ripper though, that is excellent Do get

 
Jinx 01

Steam made a little addition that I *really* Part of the problem with reviews is that games change a lot with patches & updates, especially in Early This makes it easier to see where a game is at the

 
Kaleido Ruby

I think its trying to tell us

 
Amna Umen

My best friend (who introduced me to Dtoid) is developing a game and could use some feedback on his It means so much to me that he succeeds that Im using my 200th QP! Any feedback you leave here Ill pass onto him

 
OverlordZetta

11 years later and this is still my favorite hub world music in a Id just leave the game open and do other stuff to have it playing while I went about my Good, good

 
Sr Churros

I predict the new Battlefield this year will probably be a 2142 sequel, because futuristic shooters are currently in and EA is playing If that ends up being I think they lost a hell of an opportunity for not releasing a sequel for it

 
CoilWhine

I streamed and beat an awesome indie game windowframe, where the window width is used as a weapon and obstacle, streamed part four of Amazing Frog (I unlocked the city and found a boat by getting enough points) + replayed Dead Bits (why? idk)

 
Luca Blight

Goodnight or good morning everyone Im off to

 
Roxas1359

Working on my last research paper of the Need tons of primary sources relating to Japanese American resettlement after the Era of Internment and I cant think of where to Hmm, time for me to put on my thinking

 
JuIc3

Bloodborne, day 3!!! Link found in

 
Rico the Penguin

*adjusts glasses*

 
gajknight

Managed to defeat Nue in the Nioh Satisfying man, I see good things in this games future, for Finishing up the AC Syndicate DLC, then its onto Cant fricking wait man!

 
Torchman

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Barry Kelly

Im still having a problem seeing embedded youtube videos when using SSL on It looks like the browser (Chrome) wont load them because the embedded URL is a plain

 
Dwavenhobble

So a group of Scientists have been given permission to see what happens when they inject stem cells into the brains of brain dead patients to try and bring them back to Ill get my zombie plan material ready just in case I think lol

 
Parismio

I was looking up some guides for dark souls on youtube for some lols and came across this Shes so adorable and her guides are hilarious! I was going to share the Dark Souls video but the comments reminded me how cancerous the community

 
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Occams

Beat Dark Souls 3, the Nioh demo, Ratchet and Clank and I dunno why but I dont really feel a sense of accomplishment at Been reading Cats Eye by Margaret Thats really good at

 
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To celebrate my 100th post I will use my own homemade Let see OH

 
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There are few FPS games I Battlefield 4 captured my time and attention despite its modern If rumours of a past-setting turn out to be true I will fall in love all over again in Or itll be in the future and Ill cry a

 
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I will, occasionally, find the need to just say Jonathan Holmes out loud or substitute it in lyrics of songs that are stuck in my Its a good

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Lately Ive noticed my Nyko Power Pak+ 3DS battery loses power much faster than it used And this is with the brightness set to 3 and power saver on Im thinking of getting a new one to see if that Or is it the games Im playing?

 
ShadeOfLight

Welp, Alucard is dead (*shakes fist at Rival The good news is I still hadnt caught anything on Route 33, and the first encounter was a female Welcome to the team, Seras the Zubat!

 
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Fear Effect Sedna gameplay trailer

 
Luca Blight

Im curious did Capcoms studios ever told a good video game story?

 
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