gankbox

Gankboxes are sandboxes that place such an emphasis on unrestricted free-for-all PvP that ganking comes to dominate the entire game, to the detriment of the rest of the world design.

Daybreak has acquired Cold Iron Studios and its Alien MMOFPS [Updated]

We've updated the end of this post with the confirmation and press release; we've left the original reporting intact. For the last year, it seems...

EVE Online will introduce abyssal energy hurricanes to nullsec space in a future update

You wouldn't routinely consider checking a weather report for flying in space, but EVE Online players should probably consider doing precisely that when...

Massively Uplifting: Good deeds don’t take the summer off for Bungie, Niantic, and Trolls in WoW

When summer comes, some lucky folks get to take the season off. Even those who continue on their regular labors often head out on...

The MOP Up: All Points Bulletin revs its engine upgrade

This past weekend, Little Orbit's All Points Bulletin ran its second open beta test as it prepares to roll out the huge Unreal...

The Game Archaeologist: Clone Wars Adventures, the Star Wars MMO everyone kinda forgot

Whenever the topic -- the argument -- of Star Wars MMOs arises, the debate is usually between the merits of the sandboxy Star...

The Daily Grind: Do you share any craft skills with your favorite MMO toon?

I've heard of folks out there who intentionally pick crafts in MMOs because they're already experts at them - like the real-world politician who...
Capital city.

The MOP Up: EVE Online’s Triglavian conflict comes to a head

The big conclusion of EVE Online's multipart Triglavian invasion is coming to a head with Quadrant 3: Zenith, which should hit soon. "Actions have...

Global Chat: Your complete LOTRO wedding guide

Is your mind whirling with all of the things to do with Lord of the Rings Online's new Midsummer Festival and the associated wedding...

Desert Oasis: Black Desert’s outlook in the lead-up to Crimson Desert

I've played nothing but the Black Desert season servers in the last month. It's such a fresh breath of air, and it's something...

The MOP UP: Star Wars Galaxies Legends invites new players to a server far, far away

Thinking about getting into that Star Wars Galaxies that all your friends have been pressuring you to play since 2003? The Legends rogue server...

EVE Online kicks off a series of competitive Proving Ground events

There's barely any reason to instigate a fight in EVE Online since players can simply blow you apart for the crime of logging...
It's really more like orbital space than ground, of course.

EVE Online opens up the first of its time-limited Proving Grounds for 2v2 fights

Players in EVE Online have been able to collect Proving Filaments for the new Proving Grounds fights for a little while now, but...

The Daily Grind: Should MMOs charge subs for beta?

Dual Universe is not the first MMORPG to charge a sub for a beta - let me just state that upfront. So today's...

EVE Online’s Zenith update begins the apex to the Triglavian invasion, adds new items and features

Today marks the rising crescendo of the Triglavian invasion in EVE Online. The Zenith update kicks off the beginning of the sandbox's third...

EVE Online’s new Training Boost Bundle causes consternation in the community

In space, nobody can hear you scream, but in EVE Online you can hear the distinct wail of a community uproar thanks to...

EVE Online’s CCP Games cancels EVE San Diego and all 2021 events over COVID

April's EVE Fanfest won't be the only EVE Online live event that will succumb to COVID-19, unfortunately: CCP Games announced today that...

Dual Universe is finally entering beta in August – with a subscription model

Long-running MMORPG fansite Gamespot (/s) has just posted the not-so-exclusive-now news that sci-fi MMO Dual Universe is expected to hit beta on...
SWG Legends Brad McQuaidmemorial, snapped by Bree

The Daily Grind: Have you ever visited a memorial in an MMO?

I was strolling around the PvP areas on Dathomir on SWG Legends the other day and a stumbled into a building that was...

Mortal Online 2 posts its roadmap for the next two months, plans to sell a $2500 package

If you're super invested in the kind of open world PvP game that Mortal Online 2 is building, then the devs at Star...
I half-see.

Vague Patch Notes: Trying to salvage MMOs from bad launches

So I'm glad that Crucible got a "pull back to beta" instead of a complete shutdown. I'm surprised but still happy because that's...

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