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Ascent’s NPCs sound kinda like Skynet

If you're itching for a PvE-focused space sandbox, now's probably a good time to check out Ascent: The Space Game. It's 20 percent off...

Defiance’s third season includes MMO reward codes

Who would have thought that, three years later, both Defiance the television series and Defiance the MMO would still be chugging along? But...

Jacobs on destroying Camelot Unchained structures and more

Mark Jacobs is back with a Friday afternoon update for Camelot Unchained. In it, he says that players will soon be able...

Cabal II soft-launches on July 2 with no wipe

It's a double dose of good news for Cabal II fans today, as ESTsoft not only announced the game's open beta launch...

Das Tal’s Kickstarter fails, but development continues

Das Tal's Kickstarter has ended without meeting its €50,000 goal, but it's not game over for the indie PvP sandbox. Thanking fans for...
Making you not concerned with the other person's expenditures on the game would actually be novel for physical card games, too.

How Hearthstone challenges mobile free-to-play assumptions

Hearthstone is a successful title on phones and tablets. It's successful all around. And yet if you look within the field of mobile...

The MMO industry mourns the passing of Christopher Lee

If you haven't heard the news already, then we're sorry to report that Star Wars and Lord of the Rings actor Christopher Lee

Perfect Ten: The top 10 healthiest live MMOs

One question that consistently pops up across the MMO gaming circuit is, "What are the most popular/healthy/active MMOs out there?" Every time I see...

Pantheon reveals its Dark Myr race

The Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen devs have revealed a new race on the fantasy MMO's forums. The Dark Myr "hail from...
Well, I can't object to the theory.

ARK: Survival Evolved has already sold 400,000 copies

On the surface, you could think of ARK: Survival Evolved as one step removed from zombie survival games except it has dinosaurs instead....

Not So Massively: Heroes of the Storm launches, Infinite Crisis gives up

It's been a week of mixed feelings in the land of MOBAs, with the thrill of a new game launch juxtaposed against the background...

X-Wing spiritual successor Starfighter Inc. fails to fund

You can't win them all, kid. And while $226,000 is an impressive chunk of money to raise for a game, it wasn't enough to...

Bethesda outlines your first five hours in Elder Scrolls Online

Bethesda has published a new blog post that sums up a player's first five hours in Elder Scrolls Online. As you might...
Take a shot.

Das Tal is halfway to funding on Kickstarter with two days left

The halfway mark for funding is an important milestone for any Kickstarter campaign, but whether it's a good sign or a darker one depends...

The Game Archaeologist: The Matrix Online

It's not every year that a movie comes along that captures the pop culture zeitgeist so powerfully and so quickly as The Matrix did....

World of Warcraft inducted into World Video Game Hall of Fame

If you had to pick six of the most influential video games in history, what would they be? For a panel of experts at

Daybreak shifts dev focus from Landmark to EverQuest Next

Daybreak senior producer Terry Michaels has posted a new letter on the Landmark website. He says that the dev team has...

The Soapbox: The fallacy of ‘F2P insight’ in the MMO market

I read with disgust a recent GI.biz piece about free-to-play and its supposed coming of age. The business model has of course run...
Can't imagine why.

CCP financials for 2014 continue their downward slide

It's become a cottage industry for EVE Online fans to try to figure out whether CCP Games is doing well or not. Gone are...

The Daily Grind: Should mature MMOs consider crowdfunding?

Massively OP commenter The_Grand_Nagus recently pointed us to a conversation on the Star Trek Online forum where a Cryptic Studios employee discussed the...

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