gankbox

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EVE Online player makes a 1 million PLEX bid for charity

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She has ideas.

Perfect Ten: The best value MMOs in 2020

While there is nothing wrong with dropping some money on a worthy game, many of us are looking to be as frugal as possible...

EVE Online spools up the hype for EVE Fanfest 2020

It's nearly time to "party at the top of the world" as EVE Online puts it. EVE Fanfest 2020, probably the greatest time...

EVE Evolved: Fight or Flight is a season for change in EVE Online

January marks not just the beginning of a new year for EVE Online but also the start of a new seasonal development strategy...

The MOP Up: Funcom delays Moons of Madness’ console release

For those starving in the Secret Worlds Legends content wasteland of 2019, there was at least the single-player spin-off Moons of Madness to enjoy....

New World just took a hard turn away from a PvP slugfest, and hardcore PvPers are not happy

Even knowing it was slated to arrive, I was still surprised last night when Amazon Game Studios dropped New World's latest dev...
Not the chess maneuver.

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMORPG bugs ever

This week's Massively Overthinking discussion topic is inspired by Crowfall's J Todd Coleman, who last fall tweeted about the time playable spiders...

EVE Online’s charity campaign to support victims of Australian bushfires is now live

Last week, CCP Games announced that it was reviving its PLEX for GOOD campaign specifically to raise funds for victims of the
No, this one... this one's certain.

Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures at the start of 2020

This annual column always inspires a certain amount of debate, which is intentional. Outside of the office, a good chunk of that...

Crowfall Q&A talks fundraising, alpha and beta, and War of the Gods features

It's a bit of "second verse same as the first" for the latest version of the ACE Q&A video from Crowfall, but then...

The MOP Up: Vietnam gets Closers Online

There's one new country for Closers Online to conquer in 2020: Vietnam. The Southeast Asian nation just went into open beta and has...

GTAO, Apex Legends, Warframe, and H1Z1 are among PlayStation’s most-downloaded games of 2019

One of the frustrations we always have when reporting on playerbase size in the MMO industry is that the console market is way more...

Dual Universe hires former CCP technical director as its chief technical officer

Talk about a wealth of experience in internet spaceship sandbox development. Dual Universe developer Novaquark has hired CCP's former technical director Högni Gylfason...

Perfect Ten: Upcoming MMOs to watch in 2020

There is a great feeling of flipping a calendar over to a fresh year, isn't there? All that promise and potential spread out in...

EVE Echoes’ open beta comes to a close with a big event on January 10

It's been about a month since EVE Echoes hit open beta, and we hope you got enough time in it because CCP...

Shadowbane emulator SBEmu announces a sixth season server wipe on January 11

Who here remembers Shadowbane? It was an open PvP MMORPG that ran between 2003 and 2009 and is the game that pretty much...

J Todd Coleman promises Crowfall will be ‘the most strategic virtual universe’, hints at launch details

A tweet from Crowfall prompted some responses from creative director J Todd Coleman that could perhaps perk a couple of ears, offering...

The best MassivelyOP community Daily Grinds of 2019

Last year, I counted it up: The first Daily Grind on Massively was written on November 3rd, 2007, one day after Old Massively...

Darkfall: Rise of Agon’s Akathar update introduces PvP changes, a new starting area, and a dye system

When you look good, you feel good, and no system in MMO gaming makes you look good faster than being able to dye your...

EVE Online abruptly removed ores from null sec as part of a wider resource distribution plan

Last week was likely a surprising one for the miners of EVE Online, as Veldspar and Spodumain rocks were abruptly removed from the...

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