Live-Service Games Features

TheGamer's features team brings you the very best writing on live-service games, from Destiny 2 to Roblox and everything in-between.


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I'm Struggling With Final Fantasy 14 Fan Fest FOMO

I wish I was in Las Vegas right now...

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Apex Legends’ Latest Loba Quest Makes Me Yearn For A Campaign Mode

Great characters, better movement, and all of Titanfall's history to work with? I need an Apex Legends campaign yesterday

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Call Of Duty's Whisker Tango Bundle Is The Perfect Kind Of Ridiculous

Cats firing lasers from their eyes sounds pretty cool to me. Warzone or not.

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It Sucks That Side Quest Progress Doesn’t Transfer In Diablo 4 Seasons

I don’t want to have to do the same missions over and over again

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Pokemon Sleep Is Changing Shiny Colours And It Could Have Huge Repercussions

You’re not dreaming, that’s really what shiny Snorlax looks like in Pokemon Sleep

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Report: Zenimax Is Doing "Nothing" To Combat Anti-LGBTQ+ Bigotry In ESO

“We need to feel safe and a lot of us in the ESO community do not feel safe."

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Blue Protocol Hands-On: Amazon’s Next Big MMO

We played an early version of the western release of Blue Protocol and spoke to franchise lead Mike Zadorojny about microtransactions and more

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My Husband Keeps Ruining My Pokemon Sleep Research With His Snoring

My husband has doomed me to only get the same sleep type Pokemon every morning in Pokemon Sleep.

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Final Fantasy 14 Community Spotlight: Esprit's Way Off Broadway Show

Esprit's latest show in FFXIV had me belting out my favourite show tunes while the cast performed.

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Exoprimal Is A Return To Capcom's Dark Days

Exoprimal is giving me Resident Evil 6 flashbacks in the worst way.

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Diablo 4's Latest Update Reminds Me I'm Playing It Wrong

Diablo 4's Season 1 is overhauling most classes and lots of important items, nerfing Sorcerer harder than anyone could have predicted

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Is It Bad That I Wish We Could Still Play Final Fantasy 14 1.0?

I know FFXIV 1.0 wasn't great, but I wish I could replay it to see those early story beats once more.

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Inside The Reddit Community Of Pokemon Hitmen

Ever needed a Pokemon taken out? This group of PokeAssassins could be your saving grace

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EA Sports New Turn-Based FIFA Could Be A Game Changer

Amongst the many (if vague) announcements at the EA Sports FC 24 premiere was the turn-based strategy game FC Tactical

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Pokemon Sleep Won’t Actually Help You Sleep Better

It’ll mostly just take your data and money

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Against All Odds, Diablo 4 Has Convinced Me To Give Its First Season A Shot

The Season of Malignance looks way cooler than I thought it would

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Final Fantasy 14 Community Spotlight: Get Ready For Mogstock 2023

The popular music festival returns to FFXIV next weekend!

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Diablo Immortal's Blood Knight Vampire Needs Added To Diablo 4 Immediately

Diablo just got its first new class in almost a decade, and it could shake up Diablo 4 if it's popular enough

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Ubisoft Shouldn't Be Punishing The Division Players For Its Own Mistakes

Taking advantage of exploits is just efficient grinding, and Ubisoft shouldn't punish The Division 2 players for doing it.