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Multi-digit division.

Global Chat: Why player representation in games matters

The recent flap over Escape from Tarkov's public pronouncement of "no icky girls" (my paraphrase) as playable characters in its game elicited...
We're fine.

World of Warcraft’s Visions of N’Zoth is kind of a ‘horrific’ mess – where’s the old ‘Blizzard Polish’?

One popular World of Warcraft YouTuber is calling this past week's Visions of N'Zoth Blizzard's "buggiest patch ever" as a result...

Path of Exile’s community fiercely debates what to do about trading

It was a quiet morning. Quiet, that is, until one Path of Exile player posted a lengthy criticism of the game's trading...

Here’s what’s changing in Dual Universe’s economy when alpha 3 launches

Let's talk about money. Space money. Dual Universe dev Novaquark tweeted out a blog post that almost flew under the radar, and...

Checking in on long-running Vendetta Online and the expansion that didn’t happen

It's been a hot minute since we checked in on Vendetta Online - maybe a long enough hot minute that nobody even says...

SMITE launches Season 7 on PTS and goes into more detail about the season’s new Joust map

The next season of SMITE is on its way and with it is a new Joust map for players to... well... joust on....

RuneScape shares player-made activity pets, addresses a Treasure Hunter exploit, and celebrates 19 years

Oh man, I was almost scared that there wouldn't be a metric ton of things coming out of RuneScape this week, but my...

Interview: Star Citizen on the Argo MOLE and the future of mining gameplay in alpha 3.8

It was probably easy to assume that the marquee feature of Star Citizen's alpha 3.8 was going to be blowing wind. That's...
HAIL

DC Universe Online introduces a progressive tax to correct money exploitation

So here's the bad news, DC Universe Online fans - the game got hit with a pretty nasty exploit that allowed players to flood...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2019

Earlier this week, we granted our formal award for the biggest MMO story of the year. But biggest doesn't necessarily mean best or most...

EVE Online’s ‘free market’ patch – and new gambling system – are live

Today's EVE Online update is a juicy one for players who dip into the economic corner of the game, and let's be honest,...

ArcheAge Unchained’s ArchePass is back as XLGAMES reveals the next mega patch [Update: Aaaaaand it’s gone again]

You know what I would love to not have to type anymore? The word "ArchePass." The loyalty system that launched with ArcheAge's Unchained...
The back end.

Star Trek Online makes Phoenix Packs permanent while removing a daily free pack

The biggest problem you can get with exchanges between real-money currencies and in-game currencies in MMOs is when one is far more valuable than...
Mobile spreadsheets.

EVE Echoes launches its open beta on mobile devices

It's time to keep a little piece of cutthroat space politics in your pocket wherever you go, as the open beta for EVE...

ArcheAge will not be replacing larders lost during an unscheduled maintenance

It's a day that ends in "y," which means it's another ArcheAge SNAFU, it seems. This time, the devs have run afoul of...

Starbase outlines mining and economy updates in the weekly progress notes

When it comes to sandbox games, especially ones with internet spaceships, becoming a titan of industry tends to be my go-to activity. If you're...

BatMUD, a 29-year-old MMO, is now on Steam

Where were you in 1990? Did you even exist then? Because if you happened to be around 29 years ago, you could have jumped...

EVE Online’s new HyperNet Relay reintroduces gambling to New Eden

Remember way back in 2016, when CCP Games outlawed gambling in EVE Online's universe after turning a blind eye for over a...

CitizenCon 2019: Star Citizen previews alpha 3.8, details Theatres of War, teases next star system

While the opening beats of Star Citizen's CitizenCon event may have started with some disappointment, the remainder of the event had lots...

Interview: CIG’s Jake Muehle on the player economy and doing crimes in the Star Citizen universe

We're zooming on toward CitizenCon tomorrow, when Cloud Imperium will deliver its annual live showcase of the state of Star Citizen -...

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