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My Seven-Year-Old’s First MMO

After playing massively multiplayer online games for over two decades, it’s time to pass the legacy on to my offspring. My seven-year-old son Seamus is playing Adventure Academy, a new educational MMO that teaches him important skills like quest log management, maximizing experience point gain and buying cosmetic…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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It’s Okay To Stop Playing 

Recently it was discovered that Anthem was causing some PS4s to crash and possibly even stop working until fixed. Red Dead Online’s latest and biggest update ruined the game for many players and didn’t add enough content. Fallout 76 seems to always be in a constant state of barely working.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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It’s 2019 And I’m Starting Final Fantasy XI

When Final Fantasy XI was released for PlayStation 2 in 2002, it was part of the first wave of massive online experiences for consoles. Alongside games like Phantasy Star Online, it helped bring the MMO experience to the living room and pushed the Final Fantasy series to explore new frontiers. While the PS2 and Xbox…Read […]

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I Feel Guilty Accepting Help In Final Fantasy XIV

It’s the holiday season, which means I’ve been unwinding with my secret favorite game of 2018, Final Fantasy XIV, and leveling up character classes. I started leveling Blacksmith in order to make a friend a holiday gift, but I found myself propelled to higher levels thanks to unprompted charity from peers. It’s made…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Get Back Into (or Start) World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

It’s a big day today for World of Warcraft, the massive multiplayer online game from Blizzard Entertainment. The game’s seventh expansion officially kicks off at 3 pm (PT) for North American players, ensuring many a geek will be skipping dinner tonight—or ordering in—as they devour as much content as they can get …Read more… Continue […]

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Warframe Is Getting Bigger And Bigger

Warframe will get two expansions over the next two years, developer Digital Extremes said this weekend. The first, called Fortuna, includes a new cyberpunk-themed open-world area on Venus and will arrive before the end of the year. The second, planned for 2019, is an entirely new mode, currently called “Codename:…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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We Played Anthem, And It’s Pretty Fun

I sat down with Anthem, BioWare’s upcoming shared-world third-person shooter, for 30 minutes today. I came away surprised at just how good it feels to move around in the game’s fantasy sci-fi world. Flying through its gorgeous environments on my way to kill some bad guys, fix an ancient relic, or take out a giant…Read […]

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One Video Game Company Has Murky Ties To Trump’s Lawyer And Russian Payments

Robert Mueller’s investigation of U.S. President Donald Trump has taken all sorts of strange turns over the past year and a half, but this might be one of the strangest: It turns out that Trump’s lawyer has a circuitous connection to the video game company behind games like H1Z1 and Everquest.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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EVE Online Players Honor Stephen Hawking With Interstellar Light Show

Physicist Stephen Hawking passed away yesterday at the age of 76, leaving behind a legacy of illuminating observations about the cosmos. Well-wishers in EVE Online are honoring his life by dropping dozens of interstellar beacons to commemorate one of history’s greatest minds.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Guild Wars 2 Developers Donate Thousands After Fan’s House Burns Down

Two weeks before Christmas, a Georgia woman lost her home and nearly everything she owned in a fire. When she went back to survey the damage, one of the few things she recovered was a collector’s edition copy of Nightfall, an expansion for Guild Wars, her favorite video game. After she posted her find on […]

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Closers Is A Fine Beat ‘Em Up

Free-to-play episodic PC action MMO Closers is a complicated game, filled with complicated menus and all sorts of management minutia, but its core appeal is easy to summarize. Anime teens with psychokinetic powers battle an alien invasion. The rest can be sorted out later. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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$20K RuneScape Tournament Can’t Decide A Winner Because There Was Too Much Cheating

This past weekend, Runefest 2017 hosted the finals of a RuneScape tournament with a whopping $20,000 cash prize for the winner, plus an additional $10,000 to be donated to a charity of the player’s choice. Five days later, and after accusations of cheating and foul play, the winner still hasn’t been determined.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How do you practice consent in an online role-playing game?

How do you practice consent in an online role-playing game? Game designer Raph Koster published a fascinating blog post yesterday about how players in MMOs now have tons of agency over their characters’ actions (“/bite”), but others can’t control what is done to them (have you ever seen “/accept”?). Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Secret World Is Getting A TV Series

Funcom’s supernatural conspiracy MMO recently got a reboot, and now it’s getting its own television show. Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil and G4C Innovation have teamed up to produce a live-action TV series based on The Secret World. Or Secret World Legends. Whichever.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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