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EVE Vegas 2015: Further Citadel details, Valkyrie, capitals, and skill packets

Though most of the big reveals for EVE Vegas 2015 were front-loaded into day one's EVE keynote talk, a lot of questions...

The Soapbox: MMOs and the power of habit

I've been reading this book by Charles Duhigg called The Power of Habit. Actually, the full title is The Power of Habit: Why...

One Shots: Pure Final Fantasy XIV

Every so often it seems as though the One Shots mailbox starts getting dominated with a single game. I've had this happen with
Hullo!

WRUP: The secret life of Harry, metaphorical construct for your journey of self-awareness edition

Hello, hello, what a joy it is to meet you. My name, as you'll not momentarily bother to pause even a moment to learn,...

The Daily Grind: What do you think about Knights of the Fallen Empire?

I'm kinda feeling the urge to play Star Wars: The Old Republic. Can you blame me? There's a new expansion, but more importantly...
But, really, who cares.

Betawatch: Black Desert takes the spotlight by storm (October 23, 2015)

If you are all a-flutter for news about Black Desert, this week has been kind to you. Super kind, even. A preview of...
Going nowhere.

Leaderboard: Are you worried about the westernization of Black Desert?

I've been looking forward to Black Desert for quite a long while. Sure, the B2P-with-an-item-mall business model dampens my enthusiasm, but I'm still...

EVE Vegas 2015: What to expect from EVE Vegas 2015

While the main event of the EVE Online community calendar is undoubtedly the annual EVE Fanfest in Iceland, smaller fan-run events have...
When leveling alts was already the plan...

WoW Factor: A decade of Blizzard’s bad habits

The funny thing about World of Warcraft - and I should note here that I'm using "funny" in this case as a synonym...
That's really super, Supergirl.

Supergirl gets an updated look in DC Universe Online

October 26th is the premiere date for the new Supergirl television series on CBS. That's good news for fans of Kara Zor-El, definitely, but...

Extra Credits explains Bartle’s Taxonomy and its application

The generally excellent Extra Credits series occasionally touches on MMORPGs and their various systems has a pair of new videos out that might...
Every day, sadly.

Funcom is fined by Norwegian authorities

In January of last year, Funcom was subject to a raid by Økokrim, the Norwegian agency responsible for investigating and prosecuting financial...

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

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...
Into the dock!

Wurm Unlimited is on Steam, and at a discount

Are your wurms on Steam feeling distinctly limited? Then you should be happy to know that Wurm Unlimited is now available on...
HEY GUYS WHAT'S UP?!

Final Fantasy XIV previews the new dungeons of patch 3.1

It's all right if you're tired of running Neverreap in Final Fantasy XIV; everyone is at this point. So it's a good thing...
Walk Around In Clothing Still Inappropriate For Walking Online

TERA welcomes new players with a video guide

Every MMO has its own quirks that other games simply don't possess, and TERA is no exception. Sure, you're familiar with the basics...
I'm looking at you through the glass.

Check out some footage of planetary landing in Elite: Dangerous

Space may very well be the final frontier, but it's the planets within space that get your imagination going. Elite: Dangerous is letting...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO beta (or alpha) made you the happiest?

Betas used to be a huge thing for me. I was deeply envious of those who got into testing when I was left on...

ArcheAge bans blockades, griefers cry about it

Those crazy ArcheAge kids, always mucking up the works! The latest bit of fantasy sandpark drama comes to us courtesy of the game's...
Show your work.

ECO finishes its account system, keeps moving toward alpha testing

Account systems are boring, but they're also pretty necessary for an online game. Sure, you only notice them when they're bad and/or obtrusive, but...

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