Andrew Ross

Andrew Ross
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Andrew Ross usually covers E3, MOBAs, MMO-ish multiplayer games, and game related studies for Massively OP. He's a hardcore PvPer who delivered pizzas to shard defender supply runners in Asheron's Call's Shard of the Herald event, fried fish during Darkfall's World War 1 and 2, and killed many alliance members in World of Warcraft for picking "his" flowers. He is a terrible jungler, but he can usually stay on the road in Mario Kart.

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Cognitive performance and your brain on games

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So far in our exploration of the topics in Rachel Kowert and Thorsten Quandt's book The Video Game Debate: Unravelling the Physical, Social, and Psychological Effects of Video...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Games and education

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We've got some really smart commenters here at MassivelyOP, and I think they help keep the fiercer trolls away. But when Joystiq itself went under,...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Moral panic and online griefing

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Welcome back to our ongoing exploration of Rachel Kowert and Thorsten Quandt’s book The Video Game Debate. As you can guess, the book itself focuses...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Online games and internet addiction

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Massively OP's overview of Rachel Kowert and Thorsten Quandt's book The Video Game Debate last month was just the beginning of our coverage of the...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Modern online game research

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Late last year, I published on Massively-that-was a set of articles addressing current research on the relationship between shyness and online game friendships, including a...

A wicked hive of synth and vibrancy: First impressions of Otherland

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I first covered Otherland, the Gamigo-turned-Drago MMORPG based on Tad Williams' sci-fi book series by the same name, at E3 2012. The idea of having...

Eco as an academic tool: Educating with PvE survival and permadeath

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Like the idea of survival games, but not PvP? Wish your class involved video games? Maybe you want to doom humanity to choking itself...

E3 2015: Previewing Wargaming’s Master of Orion reboot

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As you've all heard by now, MMO giant Wargaming announced a reboot of the classic game Master of Orion during this year's E3. The company might be known best for...

E3 2015: Life is Feudal isn’t just another gankbox

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I'm standing with my PR contact at the Life is Feudal booth when suddenly a guy with a thick Russian accent walks up to me,...
This is my surprised face.

E3 2015: The Division’s Dark Zone demo does the game no favors

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After covering the development of Ubisoft's The Division since 2013, I finally got my hands on the game itself -- and its PvP -- at this...

E3 2015: Blizzard on Heroes of the Storm’s Eternal Conflict

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While Heroes of the Storm just released, Blizzard is not resting on its laurels. The Eternal Conflict is coming, first on the public test...

E3 2015: Cory Jones discusses HEX, lawsuits, and cake

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I first saw MMOTCG HEX at E3 2013 at the same time the Kickstarter was revealed to the public, which was actually after it had...

E3 2015: Hands-on with Sword Coast Legends

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I'm more an MMORPG player than a Dungeons & Dragons tabletop gamer, but I'm familiar enough with D&D to be intrigued by the addition of...
Not gignatic: the remaining workforce.

E3 2015: Hands-on with Motiga’s ‘shooter MOBA’ Gigantic

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As some of you recall, Gigantic is one of those games that looks like a MOBA and smells like a MOBA but -- for a...

E3 2015: David Braben on Elite: Dangerous

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How does the guy who got motion sickness from Kirby's Air Ride get assigned to the flight simulators every year? Yes, at this year's E3, with...

Splatoon is Nintendo’s first serious entry into online gaming

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Gaming giant Nintendo is no stranger to online play, but its online play usually comes with distinct limitations on the game that features it. The Animal Crossing series takes...

A guide to Heroes of the Storm for MOBA newbies and MMORPG fans

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So you've heard about MOBAs by now, right? Maybe you tried League of Legends, or the idea behind DOTA 2 was too confusing to inspire a...

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