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SWTOR's Khem Val ordered to undergo anger management
One of the joys of the Star Wars: The Old Republic mmorpg is the sheer number of companions that join the player on his journey. While some are somewhat mercenary and quite a few are kind (such as Mako), there is one companion that stands out for his antisocial behavior: Khem Val. It seems that this surly companion continually gets into scrapes and causes mayhem wherever he goes. After a recent spate of incidents, a galactic court finally took th...
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Feb 23 2015

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Marvel Heroes 2015 adds Howard the Duck
The Marvel universe has a mighty pantheon of heroes that includes the likes of Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man. Gamers can enjoy romping online as these powerful superheroes in the Marvel Heroes 2015 mmorpg, but a new, and unusual, choice will become available in the near future. This latest hero has only the power of his biting sarcasm and his proficiency with Quack-Fu to help him balance the scales of justice. If your Spidey senses have sta...
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Feb 20 2015

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Guild Wars 2 replacing fractals
Ever since Fractals of the Mists were introduced into Guild Wars 2 with the Lost Shores expansion, they've been a popular feature for players of the online rpg. The fact that the dungeon compositions will vary from Aquatic Ruins to Molten Furnace to Aetherblade takes some of the sting out of the grinding experience. In their ongoing effort to inject more joy into the game, ArenaNet has announced that they will be replacing the Guild Wars 2 fracta...
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Feb 16 2015

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SWTOR Sith hire PR firm
It's a fair assumption to say that most mmo gamers have a negative impression of the Sith from Star Wars: The Old Republic. While many gamers are willing to play as them due to their power, the Sith are not known for being cuddly or even friendly. A large group of Sith have banded together to fight this stereotype, saying that they've been unfairly maligned by both George Lucas and the other Star Wars collaborators. To bolster their image, the SW...
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Feb 13 2015

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Russian mob involved in eSports
When most players log into their favorite mmo games or watch an eSports tournament, they do so in order to have clean, honest fun. Beneath the innocent facade of online gaming lurks a much darker reality that few are aware of. The most prominent facet of the seamy underbelly of online gaming can be found in the realm of eSports. It is true that eSports has risen considerably both in popularity and in prize money over the last few years, but most ...
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Feb 09 2015

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Wizard101 cheating scandal
The magical world of the Wizard101 online rpg is known for several things, most noticeably of young practitioners of magic learning the mystical arts and wielding them against the forces of evil. At the center of the game's setting is the Ravenwood School of Mystical Arts, where arcane secrets are taught to enquiring minds. However, trouble is brewing as news of a massive Wizard101 cheating scandal has broken that implicates major staff members a...
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Feb 02 2015

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Minecraft Pulp Fiction DLC
Minecraft players who are fans of hard-boiled noir action have something to look forward to later this spring. Fresh on the heels of the upcoming Simpsons DLC for the virtual worlds mmo, it's being announced that an official Minecraft Pulp Fiction content pack is being released for both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles.Gamers will have a number of options to choose from when deciding on which DLC version to buy to recreate their favorite sc...
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Jan 30 2015

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World of Tanks adds Mad Max mode
A startling sight met the eyes of World of Tanks test players during a recent battle. As a company of tanks was lumbering into firing position, a cloud of dust could be seen on the horizon. A moment later, a stream of cars and motorcycles straight out The Road Warrior crested a hill and began to assault the armored vehicles manned by the stunned mmofps players. While crossbow bolts bounced harmlessly off the tanks' armor, the leather and spikes g...
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Jan 26 2015

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World of Warcraft's Valentine's Day event cancelled
Lovers young and old have been getting ready for their favorite online rpg event, Love is in the Air, held in World of Warcraft. This celebration, that happens to coincide with Valentine's Day, finds the denizens of Azeroth in a much more amorous mood than they usually are as gifts are given to show their friendship and love for one another. However, it appears that Kwee Q. Peddlefeet, the goblin Cupid, has an implacable foe as news has come out ...
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Jan 23 2015

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World of Warcraft election infidelity accusations
The political landscape of the World of Warcraft mmorpg is in turmoil. Not only are the Iron Horde causing havoc, but the ongoing campaigning for the looming election is also causing quite a bit of a stir. As most readers know, Warchief Vol'jin has abdicated his throne of the Horde in favor of open and honest elections. He has relentlessly been campaigning through every major and minor settlement in the Horde territories to drum up votes. However...
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Jan 19 2015