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Elite Dangerous patches in a supercruise overcharge feature for its internet spaceships

If you assume that the word "supercruise" in Elite: Dangerous means "something that makes your ship go fast," you'd be correct. But what if...

Elite Dangerous previews visual updates of summer’s Powerplay 2.0 while promising more details later

Elite: Dangerous fans likely remember that the start of February had big plans for the spaceship sandbox, including a reworking of the powerplay mechanic...

LOTRO Legendarium: My 11 favorite zones in LOTRO

This week I put my chin on my fists and thought super-hard about the following question: What column could I write that would be...

Trove brings back its lucky St Qubeslick event for St Patrick’s Day shenanigans

St Patrick's day this year happens to fall on a joykill Sunday, but if you were planning to celebrate in video games rather than...

Elite Dangerous plans adjustments to Thargoid Titan system effects as players focus on their next target

Now that Elite: Dangerous players have been emboldened by their first victory against a Thargoid Titan, the fight is moving on to a new...

Elite Dangerous players successfully destroy the first Thargoid Titan

Update 18 of Elite: Dangerous was subtitled Kill the Titans, so that headline is probably a foregone conclusion, but all the same it's worth...

Elite Dangerous shares initial details of the upcoming Python Mk II spaceship

The beginning of February saw Elite Dangerous announce something it hasn't done in literal years: plans for "at least" four new ships, the first...

Elite Dangerous Update 18 adds new weapon, multiple bug fixes, and the ‘end game’ of the Thargoid War

It is now time for Elite Dangerous players to Kill the Titans. As promised from an earlier roadmap livestream, Update 18 has officially gone...

Elite Dangerous unveils 2024 plans for powerplay rework, next Thargoid War step, and ‘at least’ four new ships

The playerbase of Elite Dangerous is waking up to some unique emotions today: a sense of hope and excitement for the spaceship sandbox. That's...

GDC’s 2024 industry survey: Game devs weigh in on AI, layoffs, unionization, RTO, and more

Every year, GDC conducts an industry-wide survey of game developers and compiles the results in its State of the Game Industry, the 2024 edition...

Elite Dangerous player summarizes the playable Thargoid War content added throughout 2023

Looking through the updates made to Elite Dangerous in 2023, you'd be forgiven for believing that Frontier Developments spent all of its time fixing...

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding stories of 2023

Welcome to a special end-of-the-year edition of Make My MMO, the MassivelyOP column where we - well, I - keep tabs on all of...

The MOP Up: Valheim’s Christmas surprise

As the nights turn frosty in Valheim, a strange wintry cheer spreads through the land. Could it be... could it be a plum pudding...
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The Daily Grind: What was the best event in the MMO genre in 2023?

We used to run this Daily Grind as an award but canned it when we had a hard time summoning enough really stellar events...

Elite Dangerous’ Frontier declares it’s ‘getting back on track’ by re-focusing on new and existing simulation titles

Elite Dangerous developer Frontier Developments is using its 2023 annual investor report to proclaim that it's "getting back on track," as it decides that...

Star Citizen’s second day of CitizenCon shows updates to character creation, FPS gameplay, flight, and frontier locations

With day two of CitizenCon now closed, everything that's currently in the works for Star Citizen has been shared by CIG, and we're here...

Elite Dangerous’ Frontier Developments readies a round of layoffs

It certainly seems like we've in the thick of layoff season right now, what with Epic Games, Twitch, and Cryptic all letting personnel go...

Elite Dangerous Update 17 brings forth another laundry list of fixes and continued tease of ‘louder rumbling’

“The rumbling got quieter and then much, much louder," read the not-very-jumbled word jumble in Elite: Dangerous' timing announcement for Update 17. That jumble...
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Elite Dangerous outlines patch timing and teases October 16’s Update 17

What's coming in Update 17 for Elite: Dangerous? We don't know yet; Frontier Developments always puts out the patch notes on the day of...
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Massively Overthinking: What’s the most chaotic behavior you’ve seen from MMO players?

A week or two ago, I found myself discussing Ultima Online by way of trying to convince our work chat that players often do...