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Bug fix updates to Elite Dangerous end up causing a new list of known issues

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Yes, we're sorry to report that Elite: Dangerous continues to be unable to catch a break. Earlier this month, some hotfixes for Update 12...

Steam’s Summer Sale 2022 slashes prices on New World, Endwalker, Classic Guild Wars, and more

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Steam's Summer Sale is upon us once again, and this morning you might even be able to access it without everything timing out! There are...

Massively Overthinking: The second big five MMOs

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So here in the MMORPG genre, we've been working under the assumption for the last few years that the "big five" MMOs that dominate...

Elite Dangerous griefers stream-sniped Frontier’s own community managers

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Back in May 2017, we reported on the killing of Salome, a character in the fiction of Elite: Dangerous whose novel-ending journey through the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 377: Isle thing, you make my heart sing

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Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online High Isle, FFXIV patch 6.15, Elite Dangerous Odyssey update 12, Albion Online's Into the Fray, Overwatch 2, Diablo IV, Starkeepers, and Lord of the Rings Return to Moria, with adventures in LOTRO, SWG Legends, and Life is Strange, plus mailbag topics on Diablo Immortal, opt-in flag PvP, and MMO character backstory bios.

The Cycle Frontier kicks off its free-to-play ‘pre-season’ launch as players decry a pay-to-win DLC pack

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Near the end of May, developer Yager noted that its PvPvE survival shooter The Cycle: Frontier was "very close" to release. Apparently that means...

Elite Dangerous Odyssey gets more bug fixes, shipyards in prisons, and a new criminal mission in Update 12

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Players of Elite Dangerous: Odyssey who live on the wrong side of the law in-game now have a few more options open to their...

Elite Dangerous previews Odyssey Update 12, now launching June 7

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Players of Elite Dangerous have likely been regularly watching the Frameshift Live developer livestreams for news and information about the spaceship sandbox, and last...

Elite Dangerous will grant console players a free PC copy of the game as it tries to allay content drought concerns

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If the future of Elite: Dangerous feels grim in the face of canned console development, a shaky communications cadence, and a threadbare-looking 2022 roadmap,...

Elite Dangerous lays out 2022 roadmap, new plan for console-to-PC migration

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At this point, anything Frontier announces for Elite Dangerous makes players just as nervous about the game's future as bad news and no news,...

Elite Dangerous halts developer livestreams [Update: Aaaand now they’re back]

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The open comms out of Elite: Dangerous are closing once again. The game's senior community manager posted brief alerts on the forums that developer...

Stick and Rudder: Using No Man’s Sky Outlaws as a way to fill the space sandbox void

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Hello Games just keeps on proving itself over and over again. That's been the overall reaction whenever No Man's Sky makes an update from...

The Stream Team: A quick space flight somewhere in Elite Dangerous

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It's been some time since MOP's Chris has come back to Elite Dangerous, and it's about time that he takes a peek back at...

Elite Dangerous elects to not address a planetary surface tile repetition issue due to unjustifiable resource costs

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Among the many, many bugs that players of Elite: Dangerous have filed and upvoted on the game's Issue Tracker, one repeatedly pointed-to problem is...
Shoot cycle.

The Cycle Frontier talks about upcoming balancing to alleviate solo player vs. squad pain points

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When you drop into a match in The Cycle: Frontier, the fact that you don't know what or who you'll encounter is an intrinsic...

EVE Online boss: NFT stands for ‘Not for Tranquility’

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At GDC this year, EVE Online's CCP Games raised eyebrows when CEO Hilmar Petursson was photographed meeting with crypto, NFT, and metaverse entrepreneurs. Players...

Massively Overthinking: What do you expect from MMO Kickstarters?

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I know, I know. People don't trust Kickstarters anymore. Nor should they, especially now. I think our genre knows this now. For every Wagadu...

GDC 2022: Control, revenue, scarcity, ethics, and the human challenges of the gaming ‘metaverse’

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While some panels at GDC 2022 have been deeply disappointing, the panel titled "A Brave New (Virtual) World: Ethics and Governance of XR and...
Pay to lose.

Perfect Ten: Conversations with anthropomorphic MMO studios IV: The Voyage Home

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I swear before whatever deities you want to name, I cannot get away from this. I've done everything I can to avoid these anthropomorphic...

The Cycle: Frontier extends its second closed beta test through April 19

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As exciting as testing a new game might be, having that ticking counter to the end of the alpha or beta can be a...

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