Interviews

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EVE Evolved: EVE Online’s Loyalty to Lowsec update shakes up Faction Warfare

Between the relative safe haven of EVE Online's high-security star systems and the lawless depths of nullsec where alliances play ping-pong with titans,...

ArcheAge, RIFT, Trove, and more Gamigo MMOs launch a reforestation charity initiative

Gamigo is announcing a big charity project today with Eden Reforestation Projects, which will raise money to plant trees all over the world...

The Stream Team: Sheltering in space in Ship of Heroes

So Massively OP's MJ is confined to home now, but what if she were confined to a giant ship? Ship of Heroes has opened...

Battle Bards Episode 165: LOTRO Composer Bill Champagne

On this Very Special Edition of the Battle Bards, Lord of the Rings Online’s Bill Champagne sat down for an interview to talk about...

The Survivalist: Last Oasis virtual dev tour highlights nomadic life and offline safety

At this stage of the survival genre game, you need more than just a novel idea for the setting. You need unique features to...

COVID-19 roundup: GameStop, unions call foul, Square-Enix, race cars, Blizzard, Skyforge, and Ultima Online housing

Welcome back to another quick roundup of news bits all about how COVID-19 has impacted even our MMO corner of the gaming world. Also...

Valve’s Gabe Newell discusses the time he was a gold farmer in World of Warcraft (for research)

Apparently, Gabe Newell -- you know, the billionaire president of Valve who has enough money to, say, throw it into the bonfire of

EVE Online players recount a $5000 ganking and its aftermath on the victim

How would you feel if you saw $5,000 worth of in-game assets blown to smithereens? That was what happened to one EVE Online...

Director Dave Wilson envisions Star Wars: The Old Republic as a TV series

So a bit of a primer before we roll into this one: Nothing in this story should suggest that Star Wars: The Old...
Such nuance.

Blizzard’s Steve Danuser talks about the story development in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

Very few people are trying to defend the story of World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth at this point, with one of the...

Interview: Saga of Lucimia on themepark design, SWG inspiration, and the MMO genre

Last week, we ran an interview with Stormhaven Studios' Tim Anderson, the boss behind upcoming MMORPG Saga of Lucimia. That interview was focused...

Bethsoft hopes Fallout 76’s Wastelanders is finally ‘Fallout with friends’

As MOP's Justin reminded me on our podcast this week, April's Wastelanders expansion really is a chance to set aside much-deserved grudges for

Interview: Saga of Lucimia on funding, development, launch, and business models

Upcoming MMORPG Saga of Lucimia has been somewhat dark over the last year as its developers hunkered down to develop rather than hype....

LOTRO’s future includes River-Hobbits, Mission feature, and a new type of server

The folks over at MMO Central have posted a couple of interviews with Standing Stone Games that sheds some additional light on

Wolcen devs discuss launch issues, cash shops, endgame updates, and a new story chapter

The developers of Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem recently sat down for an interview with Gamestar - it's in German, but a helpful...

PAX East 2020: Marvel Future Revolution is Netmarble’s new open-world mobile MMO

Yesterday at their panel at PAX East 2020, Marvel and Netmarble announced a new mobile open world online RPG, Marvel Future Revolution....

Fallout 76 studio is grumpy more people didn’t PvP

Do you ever get the impression that Bethesda doesn't quite understand its own game audience? That's probably not going to be helped by
We listen.

Star Wars: The Old Republic designers discuss the creation of the Alderaan stronghold

If you like to build something to last in Star Wars: The Old Republic, don't build on Alderaan. Sure, it looks pretty right now,...

PAX East 2020: Hands-on with Cryptic’s Magic Legends

I’ll be honest, Magic: The Gathering is one realm of geekdom that I’ve never really gotten into. I know a bit about it, but...

New World may consider bringing back gankbox elements, talks up its uniqueness

Amazon Game Studios did an interview with IGN this week about New World that's part puzzler, part eyebrow-raiser, part declaration of war. First,...

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