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EVE Online cracks down on cheaters, again, and contemplates more free-to-play gates

You'd think that people might think twice about cheating in EVE Online, given that in 2018 alone, the company banned tens of...

Choose My Adventure: Fighting for friends in Elite Dangerous

Combat in Elite Dangerous is hard, but finding friends was just a bit harder. At least, it was in the way that I...

EVE Evolved: Solving conflict avoidance in EVE Online

Back in October, I made the case that wars were literally ruining EVE Online for the huge number of players living in high-security...

PSA: Grab three free Star Trek Online ships right now

Kicking off a week of free giveaways ahead for Star Trek Online, Cryptic's made a trio of Tier 5 (T5) starships available...

One Shots: Dream home

Housing wish fulfillment (or lack thereof) was the main theme running through last week's community postings here at One Shots. Where would we like...

Finger guns and Vulcan ships target Star Trek Online’s ninth birthday

Pew pew! The noises by themselves aren't enough; you need the full finger gun action to really make an impression on everyone else. It's...

Star Citizen: Hoverbikes, female character models, and item insurance

Who do you love now? HOVERBIKES. Yes, one of the key bits from this week's Star Citizen Around the Verse episode focuses...

Project Horseshoe’s design papers confirm decades of MMORPG lessons

Not everyone involved in game design is trying to squeeze every last penny out of you. Yes, a lot of them are, but many...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 204: SpatialOS spasms

Justin and Bree discuss the Unity vs. SpatialOS showdown, the Destiny 2 Activision split and investigation, Elite's massive event, big updates for Guild Wars 2, FFXIV, and LOTRO, plus our adventures in ESO, LOTRO, SWG, and DDO, and reader mail on games that don't click with you, the MMOs we'd like to see built, and video game eyeballs.
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EVE Online’s first release of the year is really smashing rocks

You move 16 tons (of asteroids), what do you get? Another hour of skill training and a whole lot of destroyed asteroids, plus a...

Choose My Adventure: The lonesome job of star charting in Elite Dangerous

Today's edition of Choose My Adventure features results that were both a landslide and extremely close. On the one hand, most people suggested...

So many people showed up for Elite Dangerous’ Distant Worlds 2 event that the servers went boom

Elite Dangerous' massive Distant Worlds 2 expedition is officially underway. Nearly 11,000 players - and developers! - ultimately signed up for the voyage, which...

The Daily Grind: What dead MMO needs more coverage?

One of the humorous awards we've given out in the past - but didn't in 2018 - was our award for the dead game...

The MOP Up: Star Trek Online’s Battle at the Binary Stars heats up

Star Trek Online has a serious crush on Discovery right now -- and why not, since the show has propeled the franchise back...

Star Citizen: Procedural layout tools, alpha 3.4.2, and a sweet Stanton system planetary map

Star Citizen's Around the Verse this week is helmed by CIG's Sean Tracy and Eric Kieron Davis and has a lot more...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most expensive MMO to play at the start of 2019?

2018 was an odd year for MMO monetization. Oh sure, we saw Star Citizen offer things like $27,000 ship packages, but obviously most...

Massively Overthinking: Hopes and fears for MMOs in 2019

With nearly all of our end-of-2018 content finally and blissfully behind us - seriously, I always breathe a huge sigh of relief when...

What Destiny 2 could’ve learned about community puzzle gating… from Star Wars Galaxies

Say you're the developer of an online shooter, but you really want to add something that challenges the players in a world where they...

Elite: Dangerous players embark on an eight-month voyage to the edge of the galaxy

It might well be the mother of all community-driven events. A group of Elite: Dangerous players are attempting to voyage together to the very...

Choose My Adventure: Fumbling through the stars of Elite Dangerous

It was a pretty close call in terms of what my first task in Elite Dangerous would be for this edition of CMA,...

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