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Tamriel Infinium: Five reasons to return to Elder Scrolls Online

Gamers rarely give an MMO a second chance. Far too often, a game bears forever the impression it earned the first time we played it. When...

An Ingress convention could happen in 2015

Augmented reality MMO Ingress could be heading for its own official convention this year, thanks to the mobile game's popularity and growth. Google's...

Sword and Bored: Health buff

Mo gets a bright idea when he realizes that MMORPG food inexplicably restores health -- and lots of it.
Ascent the Space Game

The Daily Grind: Which MMO was better than you expected?

I've been dabbling in Ascent: The Space Game here lately, even though I keep telling myself that I'm done with early access titles....

One Shots: A clear commute

Sometimes simple can be beautiful. I don't know what it is, exactly, that attracts me to this week's title pic, but I think its...

The Daily Grind: What’s Funcom’s secret project?

When Funcom's Joel Bylos casually announced this week that he was moving on from his role as game director of The...

The Game Archaeologist: Ten more facts of EverQuest life circa 1999

A couple of weeks ago I shared with you several stories from EverQuest veterans about what life in the game was like back...

The Secret World begins its epic forum game with a plea for help

A new forum game is afoot over at The Secret World, as one of the in-game characters, the Stationmaster, posted a cry for...

The Daily Grind: When’s the last time an MMO made you laugh?

There are few things that I love more in gaming than to have a genuine laugh-out-loud moment. Maybe something silly and stupid happens in...

EverQuest Next ditches lore and general discussion forums

Assuming that there will be a wealth of lore and backstory in EverQuest Next, you won't be finding out about it on the...
BAFTA

BAFTAs honor Braben, Bungie, Blizzard, and Riot

Destiny and David Braben were big winners at last night's BAFTA awards. Bungie's shooter was dubbed the best game by the...

The Daily Grind: What constitutes an ‘action combat MMO’?

In the course of organizing MOP's new tag database, I found myself looking for input on games to include in the "action combat" tab. I had...
ESO patcher

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the worst patcher?

I went to patch my Elder Scrolls Online install yesterday. In and of itself, that's not really news. Fifteen hours later, though, it's...
Oh dang.

Leaderboard: Heavensward vs. Heart of Thorns

Two big MMO expansions are on tap this year, and you know what that means, right? Yep, Massively OP is going to pit them...

Researcher studies City of Heroes memorymaking

City of Heroes players, did you ever think your beloved old world would be the subject of academic research? Olle Sköld from...

The Daily Grind: Is Shroud of the Avatar destined to be an underrated MMO?

One conversation that I've seen echoed a few times is how strange it is that Shroud of the Avatar has been running such...

Global Chat: MMOs as grief therapy

We'll begin today's tour of community articles by touching on a rather somber (yet uplifting) note. Pixelkin wrote a great piece on how...

The Daily Grind: If your MMO were a movie, who would play your main character?

Massively Overpowered community, today I present you with the best road trip game ever: the who-should-play-what-character-from-a-beloved-book game. Only I'm not asking about a book;...

PAX East 2015: Recapping the ‘Where Did Multiplayer in MMOs Go’ panel

The last time I was asked where the social aspects of MMOs went, I was pretty directly snarky: They're still there. And it's true, but...

People are still getting scammed for big bucks in EVE Online

You'd think that EVE Online players would have taken the "trust no one" mantra to heart after a decade of news stories about...

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