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Kickstarter campaign ordered by attorney general to pay fines, make restitution

One of the very real risks of donating to a Kickstarter campaign is the danger that a company could take your money and never...

The Daily Grind: How many early access MMOs have you played this year?

It occurs to me that early access games, even MMOs, are becoming the norm. I can't really complain about that since I've done my...

MUD devs cancel Kickstarter project to make other games

Open world crafting sandbox MUD made a splash on Steam's Greenlight earlier this year, but its Kickstarter drive wasn't quite as successful....

MMO Mechanics: Economic stagnation in MMO economies

MMO economies are notoriously hard to balance, so most MMO players have seen the effects of stagnation and hyperinflation in an MMO economy for...

Make My MMO: September 12, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, we caught up with Camelot Unchained, Crowfall, and Elite: Dangerous, each of which released a...

Hi-Rez’s COO on console e-sports and why people watch

Hi-Rez Studios COO Todd Harris says that the popularity of e-sports has more to do with the human element than the games...
Bored for the bored god.

Betawatch: September 11th, 2015

How eternal were you planning on making your crusade? We ask chiefly because Eternal Crusade has announced that its closed alpha test...

Elite dev blog talks CQC, player factions, and more

Space sim Elite: Dangerous released a couple of beta builds focused on its close quarters combat (CQC) gameplay this week. Producer Michael...

Camelot Unchained’s dev team is shifting focus from tech to game

This afternoon's Camelot Unchained update features a recap of the week's news, including the DragonCon panel video and the 113-hour procedurally generated...

Project Dogmat aims to fill the World of Darkness void

Are you afraid? You should be, according to the website for Project Dogmat, which bills itself as a roleplay-friendly MMORPG with a "modern...

SWTOR outlines its 4.0 Smuggler and Agent changes

Do you like shooting things and being stealthy in Star Wars: The Old Republic? Me too. And today's BioWare dev blog is...

LotRO’s free server transfers start on September 14

Server transfers for Lord of the Rings Online officially begin on September 14th. Per a dev post published yesterday on the game's official forums,...

The Daily Grind: How might VR reshape the MMOscape?

Oculus Connect 2, a VR conference hosted by the folks behind Oculus, is set for just a few weeks from now. You probably didn't...

Massively Overthinking: NCsoft’s western autumn

This week's Massively Overthinking is brought to you by a guildie of mine named Onyx, who donated to our Kickstarter campaign in this...
Load it up.

APB comps players for DDoS-related downtime

APB Reloaded has been victimized by DDoS attackes in recent months, so GamersFirst has gifted two codes for inventory expansion selectors to...

Here’s what’s in Star Conflict’s 1.2 Dogs of War patch

Have you played Star Conflict? Me either, but someone has! I know this because the developers have released a three-minute video highlighting the...

Now you can watch Camelot Unchained’s DragonCon panel

Did you miss Mark Jacobs and the Camelot Unchained crew at last weekend's DragonCon in Atlanta? If so, you can watch the...

GTA Online sees 8 million players per week, freemode events coming soon

Grand Theft Auto Online is getting "new advancements in open world gameplay" next week, according to the Rockstar news wire. Freemode events...

Eco finishes its Kickstarter with over $200,000 raised

Survival sandbox and learning environment Eco finished out its successful Kickstarter run overnight, raising $202,760 and just reaching its epic justice system stretch goal. Strange Loop...
Miniatures? Color me interested.

Crowfall raises another million, previews collector’s edition

While the central narrative of Crowfall focuses around an all-consuming Hunger that demolishes everything, Crowfall's development studio seems to be on the...

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