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The Daily Grind: Do survival sandboxes and/or battle royale games have a future?

We saw the end of REND. I'm sad about that. I liked REND, I thought it had neat ideas, but it had a problem wherein...
Stop boring everybody.

The Daily Grind: What would get you to try out a battle royale title?

Battle royale games are both the newest flash-in-the-pan and one of the oldest genres out there; it's not exactly a new idea to put...

Not So Massively: Gaming genre elitism isn’t a good look on anyone

As I noted when I first took over the Not So Massively column this past spring, we live in a time of great...
Find the path.

Video essay attempts to identify how MMOs lost their way

Is the MMO genre dead, or has it simply lost its way? In a recent video essay, YouTuber TheHiveLeader makes the argument for...
shebang

The Daily Grind: Which non-MMORPG would you like to see expand into one?

It's common knowledge at this point that Overwatch is in small part salvaged from Blizzard's never-actually-made second MMORPG, although just how much of the...
Yay, sort of?

The Daily Grind: What would it take to get you to try a battle royale game?

The big thing these days is Apex Legends, which is the sudden success story to mirror Fortnite's overnight success, which itself mirrored...
Yo.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO subgenres need better names?

There are an awful lot of games falling under the broad header of "not quite an MMORPG but still multiplayer shooter with strong influences...
Yeah, that sounds right.

Shigeru Miyamoto didn’t want to make an MMO because he would get bored

Have you ever wondered about an MMO developed by Nintendo's resident legend, Shigeru Miyamoto? You may be intrigued by Miyamoto's remarks at the...
ride eternal shiny and chrome

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has lost nearly half of its players since January as Sanhok map goes live

Alas, poor PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, we've entered the second phase of your musician biopic when the fans start leaving. Sure, the game was riding...
Chronicle of a Death Foretold.

MOBAs provide a template for the future of the battle royale genre

So where will battle royale games be in another five years? We don't know just yet, but from a purely business standpoint we can...

PAX East 2017: Introducing Rend, a three-way survival sandbox from Frostkeep Studios

I don't really like survival games, typically -- I understand why a lot of people do like them, don't get me wrong, but I don't...
Ashes.

Empyrean Interactive outlines its plans to resurrect the MMO genre

Empyrean Interactive doesn't like the label of making an MMO; as we've covered here before, the studio prefers to frame its future games...
This. They're this.

Crash Course Gaming offers a quick primer on MMORPGs

What is an MMORPG? If you're reading this site, you probably have an answer ready to go, but you probably know more than a...
HA

The Daily Grind: Would you play an underwater MMO?

There are a lot of very well-established pop cultural ideas that haven't seen much adaptation into the MMO space; we've never had a real...
We deserve this.

The Daily Grind: What are the minimum criteria for an online game?

It's pretty definite that Second Life is not a game in the strictest sense of the word, and by "the strictest" I of...

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