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Raph ‘Designer Dragon’ Koster reminisces on 25 years of Ultima Online

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While our own Game Archaeologist columnist Justin offered a retrospective of Ultima Online (and its alt ruleset server New Legacy was delayed into next...

Massively Uplifting: WoW players break barriers, Bungie and ZeniMax raise money to help children

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Summer sweetness is not just for corn and watermelon! No, it's for all the kind and generous gestures of of our fellow gamers and...

Family of former Ultima Online lead designer and game academic opens college memorial fund in his honor

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Back in October of last year, we reported the news that Mike Sellers, best known to our corner of the gaming universe as a...

GDC joins the chorus of game studios and publishers supporting access to reproductive healthcare

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Whether it's major studios speaking up or indie devs creating a charity bundle, the subject of supporting reproductive healthcare rights and bodily autonomy in...

PAX East 2022’s COVID outbreak has already resulted in one death

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Last week, we covered the story about an apparent COVID outbreak at PAX East, which followed an outbreak at GDC; no less than the...

PAX East vendor reports COVID-19 exposures from the event despite masking and vax requirements

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If you were concerned about PAX East 2022 being an in-person event in spite of the ongoing COVID pandemic, your caution may have been...

EVE Online boss: NFT stands for ‘Not for Tranquility’

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At GDC this year, EVE Online's CCP Games raised eyebrows when CEO Hilmar Petursson was photographed meeting with crypto, NFT, and metaverse entrepreneurs. Players...

GDC 2022: Control, revenue, scarcity, ethics, and the human challenges of the gaming ‘metaverse’

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While some panels at GDC 2022 have been deeply disappointing, the panel titled "A Brave New (Virtual) World: Ethics and Governance of XR and...

GDC 2022: How ‘game stressors’ mix and match for repeatable content development in MMOs

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Continuing our GDC 2022 coverage of Bungie Principal Technical Game Designer Alan Blaine's talk on building challenges and reusable content in Destiny 2, we're going...

CCP Games CEO joins a private meeting with crypto company heads ‘to talk about EVE Online’ at GDC

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The possible shadow of a crypto and NFT Damocles continues to hang over EVE Online. We've previously reported on this year's GDC conference being...

GDC 2022: Learning from the seven game stressors in Destiny 2

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GDC 2022 coverage has a bit slow this year thanks to virtual tickets being kind of a misnomer (if the panel isn't live and...

Multiplayer CCG Storybook Brawl hit with player backlash after crypto company tries to ram in NFTs

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Don't look now, but another cryptocurrency company is trying to make NFTs and gaming come together despite a vast majority of players not wanting...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s April Community Day strategy hurts its own goals – and players

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Once again, Pokemon GO is marching forward to places its players don't want to go. Niantic, the same company that pivoted commendably during the...

GDC 2022: Blockchain, NFTs, and play-to-earn scams go mainstream

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It's GDC again, guys, and it's... woof, a rough-looking year. While we had some really interesting panels during COVID, the first in-person event (which...

35 states and the US Justice Department back Epic’s appeal in Epic v. Apple lawsuit

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We knew the Epic v. Apple lawsuit wasn't entirely over in spite of the ruling, as both parties planned to appeal, but this latest...

SpatialOS developer Improbable’s polling says 90% of gamers think the metaverse will form in ten years

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The joke is that 80% of poll stats are just made up numbers. That could certainly be applied to data released by SpatialOS developer...

GDC’s State of the Game Industry: NFTs, the metaverse, and more than half of game devs want to unionize

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Ahead of the annual Game Developers Conference, GDC organizers poll industry workers and release it all in a state-of-the-industry wrapper, which has landed in...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2021

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Every year, we give a nod to the biggest MMO story, but in 365 days, a whole lot more happened than just one narrative....

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMO developer quotes of 2021

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One of my favorite traditions every year is to put a spotlight back on some of the wild things MMORPG developers said every year....

GDC 2021: War stories from World of Warcraft

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Just before the news about the state litigation against Activision-Blizzard broke last month, Senior Software Engineer Joseph Cochron and Principal Software Engineer Kurtis McCathern...

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