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Into the Super-verse: How Ship of Heroes is winning the superhero race

When it came to the explosion of spiritual successors to City of Heroes, there's definitely something to be said about being first on...

Not So Massively: Anthem’s Cataclysm is actually a good ride

It may have taken a while, but the Cataclysm has at last come to Anthem. A rogue Dominion team is trying to...

First impressions of Elder Scrolls Online’s Moongrave Fane dungeon, launching with Scalebreaker today

Moongrave Fane is the name of an ancient Khajiit temple ruin - and it's also one of the dungeons releasing with The Elder...
Oh, hey, didn't see you guys.

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs you’ve bought and never played?

It's sort of a running joke in the gaming world, especially for folks whose gaming revolves around Steam, that we all buy games cheaply...

Wings Over Atreia: Aion would make a better TV show than it does a game

It is no secret that Aion has frustrated me significantly to the point I can't even log in and play anymore. I get...
Thank you for holding my breath.

The Daily Grind: Should MMOs have end dates?

One of the best things that Final Fantasy XI did was end. Not end updates, obviously, the game has a monthly release cadence...

Battle Bards Episode 150: The great plains

It may not be the most sexy or exotic of biomes, but plains tend to pop up in pretty much every MMORPG — and...
A whole new wait, no, not doing this song, never mind.

The Daily Grind: How should MMOs handle flying mounts in future content?

A couple of weeks ago on the Massively OP Podcast, Justin and I derailed into a discussion about flight in MMOs and how...

Lawful Neutral: Money laundering and micro-laundering in the MMO industry

Previously on Lawful Neutral, we talked about currency and how video game companies try very hard to not be classified as a currency...
Looking closer.

WoW Factor: WoW’s anniversary editions and event speculation

Blizzard has really been pushing the whole anniversary thing for World of Warcraft hard and early this year. On the one hand, I...
Glitzy.

The Daily Grind: What did you once do a lot in MMOs that you don’t today?

As we grow older and go through different phases in our lives, our gaming patterns and habits change. I used to be all about...

Massively Overthinking: Morality and compelling choices in MMOs

The most recent episode of The Psychology of Video Games podcast touches on a subject we don't tackle very much: moral choices. It's...
lol so randum

Vague Patch Notes: Random thoughts on randomness in MMOs

Here's a fun little trivia fact that you probably already know: Computers can't really do randomness. A random number is usually generated by pulling...
Living with you is a chore and a half.

The Daily Grind: Have you ever written off an MMO early on and been proven totally wrong?

When The Elder Scrolls Online first launched, I did not have high hopes for it. Indeed, I figured it was trafficking hard on...

Warframe of Mind: Get ready to rock with playable instruments

Digital Extremes can sure pack a bunch of good stuff in its Warframe Twitch shows, and July 26th's devstream #129 was no exception....

Perfect Ten: MMOs of the apocalypse

It's the end of the world as we know it -- and for some reason, we are still gaming. I guess that your investment...
Sweet home doing nothing.

The Daily Grind: Will WoW Classic end up topping retail World of Warcraft?

There's a lot of Big Talk going on these days about how WoW Classic will perform and what it will do to both...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 232: Girl Dwarves rock our world

Justin and Bree discuss WoW, LOTRO, DDO, Guild Wars 2, Star Trek Online, Skyforge, City of Heroes, SWG Legends, and Marvel Heroes.

Working As Intended: We’re all full up on moral panics right now, but thanks

It's no great secret that MMORPG fans fall toward the middle of the age spectrum, given the history and peak of our genre. This...

Choose My Adventure: I may have fallen out of love with City of Heroes

I have to admit something, to everyone reading this and to myself. I’m not sure I missed City of Heroes as much as...

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