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First Impressions: My first three days of survival in Outlaws of the Old West

Back in 1999, I lived out in Colorado Springs and basked in the wide-open spaces, the scenic mountains, the towering mesas, and the feeling...
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Here’s what The Division 2’s ‘living world’ endgame is going to look like

If your body is ready for The Division 2's launch, better get your mind right too: Ubisoft ran a state-of-the-game stream this...

Perfect Ten: Totally rad ’80s cartoons that would make bodacious MMORPGs

In another reality where our passion for MMORPGs is matched only by the power of nostalgia for the greatest era of cartoons, we would...

One Shots: Event horizon ahoy!

Just a word of neighborly advice, but if you ever find yourself this near to a black hole, you might as well take screenshots...

Elite Dangerous has shifted the ‘majority’ of its live team to what sounds like a massive 2020 expansion

Last August, Frontier intimidated that it was shaking up how content in Elite Dangerous would be formatted in 2019, including a "major...

Elite Dangerous devs are looking into issues with the game’s Background Simulation

Since the release of Elite Dangerous's 3.3 update, there's been something wonky going on with the game's Background Simulation (or BGS), and players...

Massively Overthinking: Contending with the MMO genre’s ‘wowfugee’ crisis

Last week on the MOP Podcast, we read a letter from a listener named Megan who pointed us to a blog post on...

One Shots: Your moment of zen

When life -- and even gaming -- gets too hectic, where do you retreat to in order to find some peace and quiet? We...

Torchlight Frontiers’ third closed alpha begins in March – with no more NDA

Torchlight Frontiers, the MMO that took our "most anticipated" award at the tail end of last year, is still plugging along in...

The Daily Grind: What do you want out of a space sim MMO?

It's a good time to be a yearning space pilot, as Elite: Dangerous is already on the field and titles like Star...

Dark Age of Camelot bribes players to stop switching sides

It's time to head back to Camelot! No, not that one -- the original Mythic creation. Listen, if you arrive in the Middle...

Choose My Adventure: Where Elite Dangerous and Star Citizen meet

I'm going to attempt to connect apples and oranges here. In my final days with Elite Dangerous for CMA, I have actually managed...

Choose My Adventure: Fighting for friends in Elite Dangerous

Combat in Elite Dangerous is hard, but finding friends was just a bit harder. At least, it was in the way that I...

One Shots: Dream home

Housing wish fulfillment (or lack thereof) was the main theme running through last week's community postings here at One Shots. Where would we like...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 204: SpatialOS spasms

Justin and Bree discuss the Unity vs. SpatialOS showdown, the Destiny 2 Activision split and investigation, Elite's massive event, big updates for Guild Wars 2, FFXIV, and LOTRO, plus our adventures in ESO, LOTRO, SWG, and DDO, and reader mail on games that don't click with you, the MMOs we'd like to see built, and video game eyeballs.

The Survivalist: Seven survival game features I want to see in 2019

A new year is all about new hopes, new goals, and -- hopefully -- new features and content. I am talking about games, of...

Choose My Adventure: The lonesome job of star charting in Elite Dangerous

Today's edition of Choose My Adventure features results that were both a landslide and extremely close. On the one hand, most people suggested...

Amazon’s New World hints at supernatural guardians and survival struggles

Amazon Game Studios' New World is picking up steam as it continues to expand its alpha test this month. And whether or...

Torchlight Frontiers reworks gear system following alpha feedback

Fans of the upcoming Torchlight Frontiers should feel good knowing that both closed alpha testers and developers are pushing for the best game...

So many people showed up for Elite Dangerous’ Distant Worlds 2 event that the servers went boom

Elite Dangerous' massive Distant Worlds 2 expedition is officially underway. Nearly 11,000 players - and developers! - ultimately signed up for the voyage, which...

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