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Where other MMOs are content to expand, ArcheAge strives to evolve

[This week Destructoid is sponsored by ArcheAge. Here's a takeaway from former CraveOnline and PlayStation Lifestyle editor Joseph Meli] The MMORPG genre stands far apart from other game types in many ways, but perhaps the biggest differenc...   read

 
 
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The BlizzCon virtual ticket extras have been revealed

BlizzCon will be held in November once again this year, and Blizzard is rolling out another "Virtual Ticket" pack that comes with access to all its panels, as well as the token digital goodies for its stable of games. This time the bundle i...   read

 
 
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Here's how Mythic dungeons work in World of Warcraft: Legion

World of Warcraft: Legion is out, and it's pretty fantastic. That's due in part by the fact that the endgame doesn't feel like a slog as there's multiple avenues for gearing up, including questing around the world and multiple tiers of dung...   read

 
 
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Review: World of Warcraft: Legion

It always feels strange looking back to screenshots of a journey through an MMO. I keep a catalog during the leveling process of every World of Warcraft expansion, from the opening moments to the second I ding at the cap. It's strange ...   read

 
 
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The World of Warcraft: Legion companion app couldn't have come soon enough

One of World of Warcraft's most divisive features was introduced in its last expansion -- Garrisons. Essentially amounting to a base management minigame, players could track down NPCs, get them to perform an essential function for their ins...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft: Legion is getting a companion app today

I think Legion is the most fun I've had in World of Warcraft since Lich King, and it's just as well as a new app is coming today that allows players to track and order their followers around on both Android and iOS. It's pretty ba...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft: Legion had a killer launch and packs a great early game flow

I've been playing World of Warcraft since the beta, and I had yet to see an incredibly smooth launch for an expansion -- until Legion, that is. Players were able to log in basically at midnight at launch (a little earlier, actually), w...   read

 
 
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EVE Online is going free-to-play later this year

EVE Online developer CCP has shifted the game's subscription model more than 13 years after its original launch. Starting in November, EVE Online will be free-to-play for those who would prefer to go that route. And, in doing so,...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft shelves Division DLC in favor of fixing the core game

Ubisoft had a roadmap laid out for The Division's DLC, but it's taking a slight detour. Rather than continue to release new content, the developers are taking a step back and fixing a few things before getting in any deeper. In a post on Th...   read

 
 
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After six years, Star Trek Online releases its most sought-after starship

Normally, it's not news when Star Trek Online releases a new playable starship. After all, over six years in operation Cryptic's Trek-themed MMO has added hundreds of ships to shoot aliens with. However, this is no normal ship. It's th...   read

 
 


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Behold Star Trek Online's console UI

Generally speaking, it's a good thing when a game is made available on both PC and console. Then again, it's not always an easy or smooth process, getting a game from one platform dynamic to the other, and many players are justifiably wary ...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: World of Warcraft: Legion

I've been playing World of Warcraft for over 10 years. Sure my raiding days ended in earnest in Cataclysm, but I've kept up with every expansion since its beta phase in 2004, and have played every class in the game -- and on occasion, servi...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest X reconfirmed for Nintendo NX

[Editor's Note: Ladies and gents, welcome Kevin McClusky (Qalamari) to the front page and the Destructoid news staff. Regular readers will surely recognize his face and name from our community. As always, that's where our best people c...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft's Demon Hunter class is coming on August 9

One of the things I'm most jazzed about when it comes to the World of Warcraft: Legion expansion is the Demon Hunter class. Modeled after Illidan and the hero from Warcraft III, this active playstyle was pretty fun in the alpha/beta pr...   read

 
 
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Blizzard kicks off Warcraft animated short series with Gul'dan

Gul'dan, a name pretty much everyone knows by now because of his appearance in the recent Warcraft film as well as Heroes of the Storm, now has his own animated short. Blizzard is crafting a new series called "Harbingers," which s...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XIV ramps up to six million players

Square Enix has announced that in the roughly three years it's been around, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has garnered six million players globally (that number excludes free trials). To celebrate, players with subscriptions that a...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft is getting a massive class change patch before Legion

Having played World of Warcraft since Vanilla (off and on after Lich King), it's amazing to see how each class has changed. And before Legion drops next month, it's about to get one of its biggest class shakeups yet. As of today, ...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft's new silence penalty should help clean up chat

If you've ever played multiplayer games with chat functionality, you know how much of a wasteland it can become when communication is left largely unchecked and jerks, spammers, and bots come out in full force. For the average player, gener...   read

 
 
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Why not gawp at Star Trek Online's new Original Series ships?

Star Trek Online's new Original Series-themed Agents of Yesterday expansion launches tomorrow, as you may know. The good news is that, just as with the rest of the game's expansions, all the missions and progression content will be ava...   read

 
 
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Musings of The Secret World noob Part 2: Raiding in the Plague Age

I love co-op in my video games, especially when it comes to close-knit survival. There’s something exciting about a group of strangers instinctively realising that, despite their differences, they need each other to survive. Left 4 De...   read

 
 
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Star Trek Online's expansion launch trailer travels back from next week

I always get a little annoyed whenever a company debuts a "launch trailer" for their game more than 48 hours before the actual launch of a product. I know why they do it (i.e. to drum up hype, prompt some attention/preorders, etc.) but it j...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XIV on Xbox One talks are back on the table

Ever since Microsoft has opened its online borders, more developers seem to be rushing in to speak with the publisher. One such entity is Square Enix, who confirmed at E3 with Polygon that they're currently "in talks" with them to get Final...   read

 
 
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The Elder Scrolls Online is going to be less restrictive

Two big showings dropped for fans of Bethesda's massively multiplayer role-playing game The Elder Scrolls Online. The first was a trailer for the assassin-focused expansion, The Dark Brotherhood. There was a lot of stabby-stabby, like you'd...   read

 
 
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Star Trek Online debuts its Original Series expansion in July

Summer may not be the final frontier, but space sure is, and if Star Trek Online has its way, you'll be able to get all "these are the voyages" up in the 23rd century soon. Cryptic Studios have announced that Agents of Yesterday, the n...   read

 
 
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EverQuest fans aren't too thrilled with Landmark

Daybreak Game Company couldn't make EverQuest Next work and formally canceled the MMORPG in March, but work has continued on Landmark. The online sandbox building game, at one time a precursor to Next, released today on Steam for $9.99. Dis...   read

 
 
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