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Side Quests

Because everyone needs a break from the main quest sometimes. Side Quests is MMORPG's new general gaming column. While we love MMOs here, we do sometimes need a break from the grind and try other things. Side Quests is our place to talk about those things. Join us on a little side quest, won't you?

Magic The Gathering's Lord of the Rings Cross Over Is The Set Of My Dreams

At Summer Game Fest, we had the chance to go hands on with some of the starter decks coming to Magic: The Gathering next week with its Lord of the Rings Universes Beyond set. Bradford came away from that, as well as the most recent early access solidified that this was the Magic set of his dreams.


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Convergence: A League Of Legends Story Review

Convergence: A League of Legends Story is the latest title in Riot Games' endeavor to expand the lore and universe of its flagship franchise. How does this new tale stack up? Here is our review.


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Side Quests: System Shock (2023) Review

Nightdive's System Shock remake is finally here and SHODAN is ready to greet you. How does the remake stand up, and does the iconic gameplay stand the test of time?


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Side Quests: After Us Review

What comes after humanity? Exploration adventure title After Us aims to give us a bleak hypothesis on exactly what does come after us. Here is our review.


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Redfall Final Review

After more than 20 hours with Arkane Austin's latest Redfall, Bradford came away incredibly frustrated and disappointed. From its earliest moments, Redfall fell flat. With the uninspired world building to the lackluster gunplay and brain-dead enemies, almost every aspect of Redfall was a miss. 


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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Review

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor picks up five years after the events of the excellent Jedi: Fallen Order. How does the latest adventure with Jedi Knight Cal Kestis fare? Here's our review of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.


Preview: Immortals of Aveum Looks To Scrach That Magic Shooter Itch, Releases On July 20th

Ascendant Studios pulled the veil back on their upcoming first-person magic shooter, Immortals of Aveum. We had the chance to check out the game in a hands-off demo, and the world and its premise have Bradford excited to scratch that magic FPS itch left by the 90s shooters in the same vein.


Side Quests: Magic: The Gathering March Of The Machine - Opening Thoughts After Opening Packs

Magic The Gathering's March of the Machines Debuts New Battle Card Type Coming With New Set

Magic the Gathering's climactic battle for the Multiverse comes to a head as the inhabitants of the various planes take the fight to Elesh Norn and her Phyrexian hordes. The newest set, March of the Machines, aims to convey this epic struggle through a new card type - and mechanic not seen before in Magic's history: Battle.


GDC 2023 - Life By You Is An Ambitious Life Sim That Aims To Give Players Ultimate Freedom In The Game World

Life By You is an upcoming life sim by Paradox Tectonic that aims to give players ultimate freedom in the game world. And after chatting with studio head Rod Humble from Paradox Tectonic, Bradford came away thinking that it was pretty ambitious, but exciting to see unfold.


Side Quests: Cyberpunk 2077 Remains Unrivaled

Shank comes back to talk about why Cyberpunk 2077 has aged like fine wine, and why it should be celebrated.


Side Quests: One Man's Journey Into ONE: A Magic The Gathering Pre-Release Event Story

Jason takes us through his personal relationship with Magic The Gathering, culminating in the recent release of the newest set: Phyrexia All Will Be One in this latest edition of Side Quests.


Side Quests: Arcade1Up's CES 2023 Lineup Points To A New Future Of Deluxe Affordability - Interview

The new Deluxe cabinets - combined with the Infinity Game Board - signal an effort by the A1Up team to get price points down while keep the quality clear.


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Forspoken PlayStation 5 Review

Originally unveiled as Project Athia back in 2020, Forspoken tells the story of Frey, a New Yorker who sees themselves sucked into the fantasy world of Athia at the time of its greatest peril. How does Square Enix's latest AAA IP stack up though, and is Athia a world worth jumping down the rabbit hole to explore?


Wizards Reveals More Of Magic's Phyrexia: All Will Be One Set, Including All The Compleated Planeswalkers

Wizards of the Coast revealed the full Phrexia: All Will Be One set today via a live stream on Twitch, highlighting more of the world, card treatments, new cards and more, including the full Compleated set of Planeswalkers in New Phyrexia.