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Not So Massively: RUST assigns random genders; US Senator facilitates e-sports visas

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Star Citizen rebalanced thrusters, hitpoints and weapons in its latest alpha release to the public test server, and the upcoming Star Marine FPS module...
This was not actually complex.

Elite: Dangerous looks ahead to 1.4 ‘CQC Championship’ patch

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Elite: Dangerous has held its first dedicated convention and is already racing ahead to its next major update. "We’re looking at weeks, rather than...

Not So Massively: Path of Exile’s Awakening and Heroes of Newerth’s new character Skrap

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This week in not-so-massive online games, third-person MOBA SMITE confirmed that it's raised over $640,000 in competitive tournament prize money through sales and crowdfunding...
Make My MMO

Make My MMO: July 11, 2015

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This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Derek Smart reminded everyone that he exists. Not that he's crowdfunding an MMO or anything, but he did...

Elite’s Braben on self-publishing and the perils of virtual reality

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Frontier CEO David Braben is interviewed at VideoGamer.com, and he has some interesting nuggets both for fans of Elite: Dangerous and for industry watchers...

Elite: Dangerous downgrades graphics, plans appearance at Lavecon

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If you have been wondering if Elite: Dangerous looks a little less gorgeous as it did before, trust us, it's not just you. After players...

Nexus Telegraph: Why I play WildStar

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Back on the old Massively-That-Was, we used to feature a sporadic series called "Why I Play." The idea was for each of the writers...

Not So Massively: All the online gaming news from E3 2015

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It's been a big week for online gaming, with several high-profile reveals and announcements made at E3 2015. The latest version of MOBA-esque space...
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E3 2015: Elite is now previewable on Xbox One, Close Quarter Combat coming soon

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Frontier CEO David Braben has announced that Elite: Dangerous will be one of the first "early access" games available via the Xbox One's Game...

Steam’s summer sale offers mad MMO deals [Updated Monday]

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Prepare your wallets to go broke and your libraries to fill to the brim with games that you'll never have time to play, for...

Not So Massively: Heroes of the Storm launches, Infinite Crisis gives up

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It's been a week of mixed feelings in the land of MOBAs, with the thrill of a new game launch juxtaposed against the background...

The Daily Grind: Did you do anything noteworthy in MMOland this weekend?

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I didn't game as much as I would have liked this weekend, but I did manage a smidge of Elite: Dangerous, a bit of...
It's a miracle anything ever works.

Elite: Dangerous launches the Powerplay update

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The latest update for Elite: Dangerous does not allow players to personally claim big chunks of the galaxy, but it does allow players to...

Not So Massively: Heroes of the Storm’s launch; Need for Speed’s online DRM

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Nintendo's quriky new online paint-battle game Splatoon officially launched this week to very positive reviews. Monster-battling game Moonrise entered early access and promises Pokémon-like...

Elite’s latest newsletter talks Powerplay, mining, drones, and more

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Frontier talks up the forthcoming Powerplay patch in this week's Elite: Dangerous newsletter. The titular patch feature "makes the galaxy a hotbed of activity,"...

Previous Elite purchasers can now claim a free Steam key

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Last winter I pre-ordered that Mercenary Edition pack for Elite: Dangerous through Frontier's online store. While I enjoyed playing the space sim at the time,...
Call of Juarez

Leaderboard: Would you play a wild west MMO?

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I've been playing Call of Juarez: Gunslinger here lately. It's nothing special, really, but it is a competent wild west shooter that I picked up...
Someone take the helm.

Beta testing starts for Elite: Dangerous’ Powerplay update

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The next major update for Elite: Dangerous is going to really shake up how the game is played. The Powerplay update previewed a month...
Make My MMO

Make My MMO: May 23, 2015

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This week in MMO crowdfunding news, The Repopulation got an official launch window. Then it got a new trailer. Das Tal got off to...

Not So Massively: Blizzard’s $1.2 million tourney; X-Wing successor hits Kickstarter

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In a bizarre coincidence, four separate MOBAs announced new champions this week. SMITE revealed an adorable Norse squirrel god named Ratatoskr and officially launched...

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