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Crowfall shows off its animations for making the Guinecean moves

The latest video from the Crowfall team covers both a monstrous race and bones! How could it be anything less than seasonally...

Lead programmer: ‘There is no hope for Greed Monger’

The long-troubled Greed Monger, a Kickstarted sandbox MMO that produced a remarkable project implosion, took an interesting turn last week when its former...

EVE Evolved: Wars are literally ruining EVE Online

EVE Online is fundamentally about real conflict between players on massive scales, and yet I would venture to say that wars are literally...

EVE Evolved: The rookie’s guide to fitting ships in EVE Online

The ship fitting system is one of EVE Online's most powerful and useful features, but it comes with a pretty steep learning curve...

Global Chat: Why level in MMOs if you don’t grow?

Using World of Warcraft's latest expansion as an example, many bloggers recently pontificated on the uselessness of adding new levels to MMORPGs if...

EVE Evolved: Two ways that EVE Online’s monetisation could be expanded under Pearl Abyss

When Pearl Abyss bought out CCP Games last week, the overwhelming message to EVE Online players was that it would be business...

NetEase’s blockbuster battle royale game Knives Out is porting to PlayStation 4

Knives Out, which deserves an award based on the fact that it has the best battle royale game name ever, is coming to...
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Seed discusses the natural biases of worldbuilding and interaction

Here's a statement that should be rather uncontroversial but might be otherwise: You do not exist in a vacuum. The experiences that have shaped...

EVE Evolved: What could the sale of CCP Games mean for EVE Online?

Just a few days ago, we awoke to news so unexpected that it made me check I hadn't time-traveled to April 1st: EVE...

Hardcore ‘MMOPEG’ sandbox Codename Reality has failed to fund on Kickstarter, vows to continue

Just about a month ago, we covered a brand-new Kickstarter from a brand-new MMORPG called Codename Reality. Actually, European developer Orode Productions...

EVE Evolved: How would you reboot EVE Online?

EVE Online has been pretty comfortable in its hardcore sci-fi MMO niche for over 15 years now, working its way through dozens of expansions...

EverQuesting: The history of the EverQuest franchise

Back in 2013, I took a walk through the annals of the EverQuest franchise's history. What started as one title not only blossomed...

EVE Evolved: Ship fittings for EVE Online’s Secrets of the Abyss event

EVE Online's recent Into the Abyss expansion has been live now for several months, adding the first ever solo instanced PvE game...

EVE Evolved: A furious supercapital war is raging in EVE Online

This year kicked off with a bang for EVE Online as rumblings emerged of impending war on a scale that the gaming...

‘MMOPEG’ Codename Reality seeks half a million Kickstarter bucks to ‘redefine the MMO genre’

If immersion and realism are what you crave in a new MMORPG, take a look at Codename Reality, another new game in our...
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Worlds Adrift will be launching its test server soon

Test servers! They're a great way to get a peek at new content or to actually hammer through any major game-breaking bugs that might...

Former BioWare lead James Ohlen regrets not pushing SWTOR towards ‘Knights of the Old Republic Online’

Earlier this month, BioWare's James Ohlen announced that he was retiring from the company where he'd worked for more than two decades, part...

EVE Evolved: Four changes to improve EVE Online for new players

A few months ago, I created a new character and ran through the new player experience for an article on how to get...

What made Fortnite so ridiculously popular? Anticipation is baked into both the loot and the gameplay, says one psychologist

Over the weekend, I was chatting with the mom of my son's friend and let slip that I'm a video game blogger. Her reaction?...

Former Guild Wars 2 developer criticizes ArenaNet boss for ‘solicitation of harassment’ and minimization of her work

Former ArenaNet developer Jessica Price has just made a string of new statements on Twitter discussing some of the issues surrounding the ongoing...

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