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Star Citizen releases a new launcher and talks about its ongoing Overdrive Initiative missions

CIG is certainly not the first MMO to unleash an inordinate amount of fanfare for releasing a new game launcher, but even so, there...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that earned a notorious reputation

Nobody wants a bad reputation. I mean, you can't make everyone everywhere approve of you, but you also don't have to go out of...

Star Citizen kicks off an updated Jumptown event and highlights more alpha 3.23 UI updates

Old salts of Star Citizen are probably familiar with Jumptown, a hidden drug fab that developed into a PvP hotspot that was then repurposed...

The Stream Team: Backseat Streaming goes into Star Citizen’s Overdrive Initiative

In an era of armchair warriors, we bring you Backseat Streamers! Here, Massively OP’s Chris and MJ get to take a backseat and watch...

Working As Intended: The top 10 hot tubs in MMORPGs

It's been a running joke for a few years that I always put hot tubs in my MMO houses whenever possible, and once that...

Star Citizen highlights on-foot HUD updates arriving in Alpha 3.23

The features list for Star Citizen's Alpha 3.23 release continues to be the focus of CIG's regular video digests. This week, players are looking...

Star Citizen outlines the features and functions of alpha 3.23’s new persistent hangars

As a space trucker myself, I can tell you having the ability to have my own hangar definitely appeals to me, so the newest...
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Vague Patch Notes: Why in the world do you want the Riot MMO to be a thing?

Let's make something clear right up front: If you came into this column eager to head for the comments section to say, "Well, I...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 462: Awaiting Brighter Shores

Justin and Bree discuss EverQuest's 25th birthday, Brighter Shores' announcement, Star Citizen's 1.0 tease, SWTOR's date night patch, Elder Scrolls Online's DLC, and LOTRO's Update 39, with adventures in ESO and LOTRO, plus two mailbag topics relating to the crafting show.

Star Citizen’s 2022 financials offer additional information about investors and their expected returns

When Star Citizen finally elected to post its 2022 financial report to the UK government (and in related reporting since), you might have seen...

Star Citizen provides a close look at character creator updates arriving in alpha 3.23

Character creation in Star Citizen right now is, frankly, awful - a relic of the game's early beginnings that involve a weird secondary molding...

Star Citizen’s Chris Roberts confirms development is moving to a full 1.0 release

Last week, one of the developers of Star Citizen made what looked like a passing few references to "SC 1.0" that seemed to suggest...

Has 2024 put the game industry ‘on the brink of disaster’? Extra Credits weighs in

If you haven't been paying attention -- despite even our own hollering it from the rooftops -- this year has been absolutely terrible for...

Star Citizen finally posts its 2022 fiscal report, acknowledges Squadron 42 can’t be in ‘part finished form’

Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games has finally shared its homework (albeit very late, which means it's going to face a financial wrist slapping),...

Star Citizen highlights alpha 3.23’s updates to FPS reloading, recoil, and aiming

There are a lot of times when players of Star Citizen need to clamber out of their favorite internet spaceship in order to get...

Star Citizen and Squadron 42 recount February’s efforts while a dev makes a surprising reference to ‘SC 1.0’

It's time once more for Star Citizen and Squadron 42 to turn in their respective book reports and regale followers with February development reports,...

Star Citizen provides a close look at the interior of the Idris capital ship

Last weekend, Star Citizen challenged its players to wrest control of an Idris capital ship from developers in a special in-game event, which was...

Star Citizen’s CIG admits to rumored layoffs, blaming restructuring and relocation

Over the past couple of weeks we've been reporting on an apparent wave of layoffs at Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games, starting first...

Star Citizen followers uncover additional layoffs at CIG that reference relocation and restructuring

A couple of weeks ago we caught word of Star Citizen's game director leaving his position after nine years at CIG, with most assuming...

Star Citizen talks flight and combat in alpha 3.23, sets next CitizenCon for October 2024

Star Citizen is just chock-full of headlines as we head into the weekend, starting first with its latest Inside Star Citizen video, which once...