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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 exposure to COVID-19 during 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...

Massively on the Go: The Witcher Monster Slayer shows why Pokemon Go is still the best

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Nearly a year ago, Niantic employees did a GDC presentation on Augmented Reality design practices, though it seemed a bit more like best practices...

GDC 2021: Biometrics, advertising, and charming communities in video games

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While other gaming conventions do big game reveals, the beauty of GDC is that we hear about some of the cool tech and practices...

GDC 2021: Accessibility in gaming means innovation for everyone

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You may have noticed that accessibility comes up a lot whenever we cover GDC, and GDC 2021 won't be much different. However, while presentations...

GDC 2021: Star Wars Galaxies was a complex game of corporate greed and fan love

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It was an MMO built in about three years, with a miserable launch, a depressing churn rate, and the most infamous patch in all...

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