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For Science: Exploitative monetization, pathological gaming, and the Proteus effect

Our newsroom is overflowing with interesting academic papers relevant to gaming - let's round a few up, shall we? First, we've got Unfair play?...
Please post larger pictures, folks.

Wizard101 rolls out a new event with a Crab Alley revamp

The big summer update for Wizard101 is in testing now, and it brings with it a long-awaited facelift for Crab Alley. Wizard...

TennoCon 2019: The Duviri Paradox trailer teases Warframe’s next big thing after Empyrean

For the second time, Digital Extremes left players hanging with teaser trailer at the end of TennoCon. This year, The shocker was The...

One Shots: Pointy things in space

Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of a multi-trillion credit starship that's in absolute mint condition! As you drive it off the lot,...

Massively Uplifting: Charity comes in many forms for Bethesda, Square Enix, and Digital Extremes

Summer smiles -- get 'em while they're hot! If you are looking for a way to make your mood rise like the temperature, we've...
Blaaaah

Fortnite kicks off 14 days of summer with rotating new modes and weapons

It's summer, kids! Are you ready to sink a whole lot of time into Fortnite? Please say no. But the game is certainly...
That's something like a relief.

EA CEO on Anthem: ‘I feel like that team is really going to get there with something special and something great’

We don't want to say that the mood of the Anthem fanbase is fatalistic at this point, but it's certainly not predicting that...

MMOARG Harry Potter Wizards Unite has officially launched – a day early

"A wizard is never late. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to." -Obi-Wan Kenobi, probably. Now that we've ticked off all...

MMOARG Harry Potter Wizards Unite is launching globally on Friday

Well, that was sudden: After just two months in beta in Oceania, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will roll out globally this Friday, June...

The MOP Up: Project Torque revs back up for another race

Car racing MMOs have endured bumpy runs in the genre, including the late Project Torque (also called Level R and HEAT Online). Torque...

No Man’s Sky players raised so much money for a gratitude billboard that they’re giving extra to charity

It doesn't seem like all that long ago that No Man's Sky was in the headlines for all the bad reasons: toxicity,...

Massively Overthinking: The one about MMO superfans, zealots, and insidious tribalism

We recently received two pieces of mail from longtime MOP readers and commenters that worked together perfectly to form a unified topic. Alex emailed...
Switchy!

E3 2019: Dauntless hits 10 million players and is heading to the Switch

All the hip kids are playing Dauntless, it seems. Phoenix Labs reported today that the game had managed to hit 10 million players,...

The MOP Up: KurtzPel’s early access rolls out globally

While it was already accessible to North American players, the anime-styled KurtzPel is now open to a much wider audience thanks to

Star Citizen’s alpha 3.5.1 is live as CIG seeks feedback on ship customization pricing

Ship customization rolled out to PTU testers this week as part of Star Citizen's alpha 3.5.1, but CIG didn't waste much time...

Massively Uplifting: Supporting St. Jude Children’s Hospital and PRIDE month

April showers bring May flowers, but big-hearted gamers bring forth good deeds any month of the year! And May was no different. Generosity with...

Fight or Kite: First impressions of Nexon’s new multiplayer shooter Rocket Arena

Nexon's new crossplatform multiplayer shooter Rocket Arena came out of nowhere last month and surprised everyone with a closed beta this past...
Kick it down the road.

Lawful Neutral: Why Josh Hawley’s lockbox regulation Senate bill is dead-on-arrival

There's a special place in my heart for lootboxes and exploitative monetization, and that place is somewhere below the revulsion I feel for Martin...

City of Heroes: Community harassment ramps up as Homecoming counts 91,000 players

What should have been a fun Memorial Day weekend in Paragon City turned into nightmares for some members of the City of Heroes...

City of Heroes: All the public servers we know of, plus Reddit’s launch and Homecoming’s name release

A new City of Heroes rogue server has joined the chat: Specifically, it's the Reddit-backed server, and it's called Pleiades. It went...

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