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.

EVE Online

Big changes are in the works for EVE structures

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CCP has released a giant dev blog that covers EVE Online's new structure system. Much of it is "highly theoretical," and the company says...

EVE Evolved: CCP’s Andie Nordgren on new structures and sovereignty

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I've been pretty critical of EVE Online's upcoming sovereignty and nullsec revamp, calling the constellation-wide battle fake and its use of reinforcement timers unnecessary....
mule punchers

Pathfinder Online shows off group play video

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What does it look like when you get a whole lot of players in Pathfinder Online taking on monsters, fighting one another, and milling...

H1Z1 won’t charge for Battle Royale anytime soon

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After announcing yesterday that it would be offering a $6.99 monthly pass for H1Z1's Battle Royale mode, Daybreak Game Company said today that it...

EVE Fanfest 2015: Project Legion may be in development limbo

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At last year's EVE Online Fanfest, developer CCP Games announced Project Legion, a complete reimagining of failed console MMOFPS DUST 514 for the PC....

EVE Fanfest 2015: EVE is getting customisable structures and player-built stargates

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It's often said that EVE Online is ultimately built by its players and that the developer's job is to produce the tools for players...

H1Z1 will offer optional ‘monthly passes’ for battle royale

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Daybreak president John Smedley has informally announced via Twitter that the studio's zombie survival MMO H1Z1 is getting a sub -- sort of. "We've decided...
Can't imagine why.

EVE Online adds buddy invites to trial accounts

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EVE Online, like many MMOs, is best enjoyed with a friend, if for no other reason than to have at least one other person...
This will work out all right. We're all right with the events unfolding at present.

There are lots of combat changes in Darkfall’s latest patch

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Darkfall's latest set of patch notes details quite a few combat changes for the FFA PvP fantasy sandbox. Aventurine has tweaked player movement and...

Working As Intended: Six things I expect from serious MMO PvP

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With PvP-encrusted MMORPGs like Camelot Unchained, Crowfall, and even Revival on the genre's horizon, I haveĀ a glimmer of hope that the future of MMO...

Crowfall hires former CCP exec as new community manager

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Crowfall continues to add experienced industry veterans to its team, as ArtCraft announced today that it has hired Valerie Massey to be the new...

Pathfinder Online adding leadership ranks and vaults with version 6

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Next week, Pathfinder Online will continue its alpha rollout with the early enrollment version 6 patch. The team posted a features overview yesterday to...
Test pattern.

H1Z1’s senior designer maps out the next 12 months

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H1Z1 senior game designer Adam Clegg hosts Daybreak's latest dev spotlight video. Clegg, who works mainly on world design, fields a number of community-generated...

EVE Fanfest will be cold; EVE gets a new artbook

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EVE Fanfest 2015 is coming in a little less than a week, and if you can't attend in person, you do have the option...
Crowfall

Crowfall has a ‘few key pieces’ left to explain

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ArtCraft has raised over $1.1 million for Crowfall in 14 days. And that's just on Kickstarter! The project has updated with a new video...
This is what it looks like

H1Z1’s latest patch buffs its Battle Royale mode

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This morning's H1Z1 publish is now live with its overhaul of the Battle Royale system. Daybreak told followers on Reddit last night that the...

People are still getting scammed for big bucks in EVE Online

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You'd think that EVE Online players would have taken the "trust no one" mantra to heart after a decade of news stories about corporation...
Das Tal

Das Tal tweaks player collision, minimap, and more

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It's time for another Das Tal dev blog, and this one touches on everything from audio to art to world-building tasks to the UI. The...
H1Z1

H1Z1 video goes behind-the-scenes with motion capture pros

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Daybreak released a new behind-the-scenes video focused on H1Z1's motion capture this week. If you like seeing dudes in skin-tight lycra suits with little...
While my definitions were legally accurate...

Darkfall makes ‘massive changes to combat,’ removes chaos banks

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Well, Darkfall is blowing itself up again. Aventurine's latest update, titled Darkfall Reload, describes a patch that isn't quite as dramatic as the Unholy...

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