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MMO Week in Review: RIP SOLO, welcome Diablo IV

The MMO genre was dealt a nasty blow this week as Gameforge and Wangyuan Shengtang announced the impending western sunset of Swords of Legends...

MMO Week in Review: Ye Olde Classic WoW Token, Blue Protocol delayed

This week, Blizzard moved on from disappointing Overwatch 2 fans and switched over to disappointing both WoW Classic and WoW Retail fans, the former...

MMO Week in Review: Looks like Amazon LOTR MMO is back on the menu

A new MMO was born this week - or reborn, really - as Amazon announced its second attempt at a Lord of the Rings...

MMO Week in Review: Fractures in Time, lapses in judgment

World of Warcraft had an interesting week, as Blizzard announced some hefty changes in Retail's next patch and hardcore mode for WoW Classic, which...

MMO Week in Review: Reopening ‘Old Wounds’

The MMO genre saw multiple rollouts this week: World of Warcraft launched Embers of Neltharion, Eden Eternal relaunched, Guild Wars 2 dropped its balance...

MMO Week in Review: Blizzard loses 18M players, Mad World fumbles its launch

Blizzard dominated the MMO headlines this week, though not really for good reasons, as UK regulators blocked Microsoft's Activision-Blizzard buyout and the company rushed...

MMO Week in Review: LOTRO’s character customization expansion

Lord of the Rings Online characters will soon be able to adopt a whole new look as Standing Stone Games announced this week that...

MMO Week in Review: New World evades Amazon Games’ layoffs

Amazon Games was the latest victim of the broader Amazon corporation's latest round of mass layoffs this week, specifically the San Diego branch whose...

MMO Week in Review: Super Adventure Box Season

April Fools' Day is more like April Fools' Week in MMOs, and nowhere is it more elaborate than in Guild Wars 2, which reopened...

MMO Week in Review: Carn Dûm, Diablo IV, and CCP’s blockchain gamble

With Blizzard's Diablo IV open beta wrapping up tomorrow, the multiplayer world is certainly wrapped up in excitement and/or queues; our own previewers found...

MMO Week in Review: Diablo IV will see you in hell

Diablo IV rolled into its paid beta this weekend, stuttering with queue and performance issues that Blizzard rushed to amend. We'll have two impressions...

MMO Week in Review: Finding Wayfinder, farewelling Ghostcrawler

While its NDA remains in place, multiplayer co-op title Wayfinder did let media and players take a peek behind the curtain this week, and...

MMO Week in Review: Returning to Cantha

The first episode of Guild Wars 2's post-End-of-Dragons not-a-living-story season rolled out this week, sending players back to Cantha with the crew to solve...

MMO Week in Review: Throne & Liberty, New World’s seasons, and a pile of MMO birthdays

Amazon made two huge announcements that stole the MMO show this week: First, it's publishing NCsoft's Throne & Liberty in the west, and second,...

MMO Week in Review: Up-tempo Guild Wars 2

ArenaNet surprised fans this week with the announcement that it's essentially retiring the concept of Guild Wars 2's living world seasons going forward, switching...

MMO Week in Review: Blizzard’s bewildering business briefing

Blizzard dominated headlines this week as Blizzard counted its best quarter for monthly active players across all of its online games since it started...

MMO Week in Review: FFXIV’s cheaters, NCsoft’s layoffs

Cheaters did their best to spoil this week in MMOs as Final Fantasy XIV was ensnared by a scandal over players using forbidden plugins...

MMO Week in Review: Necrom, Refractions, and Blizzard’s latest blunder

Elder Scrolls Online kicked off the end of January with its reveal of Shadow Over Morrowind, the Necrom chapter, and the Scribes of Fate...
This is both awesome and an illustration of what's wrong.

MMO Week in Review: The NetEase-Blizzard fireworks show

World of Warcraft players got an extra dose of fireworks for Lunar New Year this week as NetEase clapped back at Blizzard, which apparently...
That elephant won't bedazzle itself.

MMO Week in Review: FFXIV 6.3, Smed, and the end of The Repopulation

Final Fantasy XIV's Gods Revel, Lands Tremble released this week, introducing a new dungeon, trials, storyline, and island sanctuary expansions in the first big...