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‘Buy-to-play’ is a term that refers to games that have box or download fees associated with them but do not incur a mandatory subscription. Some have optional subscriptions and are more properly referred to as hybrid B2P. Most have cash shops and microtransactions.

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Global Chat: Daybreak is a zombie, walking

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The Game Archaeologist: Sierra’s Fates of Twinion and Ruins of Cawdor

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Massively Overthinking: The worst MMO cash shop trickery

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Destiny 2’s fall patch turns Eververse gear into Universal Ornaments as Bungie revamps the Bright Dust economy

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The Stream Team: Chasing dragons in Elder Scrolls Online’s Elsweyr

Massively OP's MJ got sidetracked by side quests, but she's eager to determine what is up with the dragons in Elder Scrolls Online's main...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 225: The slash and burn of Amazon Game Studios

Justin and Bree discuss E3, Black Desert, Warframe, Last Oasis, Amazon, New World, Ship of Heroes, SWG Legends, LOTRO, Elder Scrolls Online, with mailbag questions on monetizing character costuming and beating bad launch dead horses.

Guild Wars 2 resurrects Dragon Bash events from June 25 to July 16

Surprise! Dragon Bash is returning to Guild Wars 2 next week. Even our columnists were stunned at this announcement, as the event

Choose My Adventure: TERA’s Valkyrie and the free-to-play grind

Close set of voting this time 'round, at least in terms of TERA's business model. For a time, the polls were literally at...
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Destiny 2’s daily player count is surging back to a million players

Things were looking a little... dicey for Destiny 2 for a bit there, let's be honest. But the good news is that all...

The Daily Grind: What does Destiny 2 still need before you’ll call it an MMO?

With Destiny 2 back in the news thanks to its free-to-play relaunch, Stadia platforming, and new expansion, online gamers have once again...

Bungie aims to deliver more Destiny 2 content ‘as often as [it] can deliver it’

The future is looking a bit brighter for Destiny 2, which, after much concern over the game's prospects following Bungie's split...

Elite: Dangerous’ galaxy-spanning, six-month player voyage concludes with 4000 explorers

What lies at the very edge of the known galaxy? As of this past week, a select group of very dedicated Elite: Dangerous...
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Guild Wars 2 is removing language restrictions on linking worlds with the upcoming WvW restructure

30We don't mean to blow anyone's minds, but there are a few different languages spoken in the EU. At least three. This poses a...

The MOP Up: Project Torque revs back up for another race

Car racing MMOs have endured bumpy runs in the genre, including the late Project Torque (also called Level R and HEAT Online). Torque...

One Shots: Deep diving

Can't say that I approve of the flagrant disregard for deep diving safety protocols that are on display in our spotlight picture from

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