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Perfect Ten: MMOs that let you feel superheroic

So, hey, Captain Marvel is out now! And I'm writing this before having actually seen it, so I can't say word one about whether...

The MOP Up: MapleStory goes to the arcade

If you're playing MapleStory, chances are that you're not too prim and proper to enjoy some goofy fun. So pop in a quarter...

Z1 Battle Royale declares the return of the king with a massive new update

Season 3 of Daybreak's PC H1Z1 (or Z1 Battle Royale now, or Z1BR for you hip kids) is coming back in a...
Intrinsic can mean lots of things.

Fortnite adds treasure maps and the best ice slide mode ever

So that new pirate theme is still creeping its way across Fortnite, continuing today with the release of 8.01 - and treasure...

Massively Uplifting: Black Desert’s lantern memorial, a gift of sight in Wizard101

Gamers get a bad rap. Studios are seen as heartless villains. Mainstream media is quick to demonize us, and we can be quick to...

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs do you wish would come to console?

I've never been a console-first kind of gamer, so I've never felt a great pull to invest heavily in consoles, even when more major...
The most positive statement about anything Daybreak-related I am likely to make all year.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 209: ArenaNet layoffs, Blizzard layoffs, and PlanetSide Arena delays

Justin and Bree discuss the Guild Wars 2 layoffs, Blizzard layoffs, PlanetSide Arena's delay, WoW's allied races, and LOTRO's expansion, with adventures in DDO, SWGL, and Trove, and mailbag letters on ethical studios, ancient MMOs, and Project Titan.
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The Daily Grind: How do you and your guild handle political discussions inside MMOs?

I'm genuinely curious about this one, so indulge me. From my vantage, it's seemed to me that casual discussion of politics inside MMOs has...

MMO industry veteran Bill Roper has departed SpatialOS company Improbable

If you've been around in MMOs a while, you surely know Bill Roper and his pedigree. He's a former Blizzard developer who went on to...
Oh, yeah, this is fine. It's fine. It's fine! This is fine.

Tencent introduces strict rules for streamers playing its games

Good news for Chinese streamers, as gaming giant Tencent has introduced a new set of rules about what streamers can and cannot...

Perfect Ten: The bloodiest MMOs of all time

I am not nor ever have been that much of a fan of gore and blood in video games. Oh, I thought Doom was...
YOUR MONEY IS NOW OUR MONEY, AND WE WILL USE IT TO BUY DRUGS

The UK’s Fortnite Live event is another convention giving you a free hour in the ball pit; Epic Games takes organizers to court

Let's be real, the disaster of Fortnite Live in the UK is not on par with DashCon or Fyre Festival. There will not be...

Battle Bards Episode 138: Wild wild westerns

Boy howdy, is it time for another highfalutin Battle Bards episode? Shucks, looks like! In this week’s show, the trio saddle up for a...
See, this is why no one likes you. It's because of this.

For Science: Yet another study finds no link between violent video games and aggression

Yet another academic study appears to indicate no correlation between aggressive behavior and violent video games, this one specifically in kids. In the newly published...

The Daily Grind: Is there an MMO or other online title you won’t let your kids play?

So it happened last week: My kid told me I was mean because I wouldn't let him play Fortnite when all his friends...

More MMO Valentine’s Day events: Black Desert, EverQuest II, Destiny 2, MapleStory 2, Revelation Online, and Wizard101

Hearts and chocolates and flowers continue to invade MMOs all around us. Bree here, reporting from the front lines of the invasion. Here are...
On the other hand, it's possible that this is the price you pay for playing Fortnite

Rewatch the massive Marshmello concert held in Fortnite yesterday

Remember our Daily Grind about in-game concerts on Friday? It wasn't based on a hypothetical; it was inspired by the plan to put...

NetEase joins Tencent in move for ‘anti-addiction’ curfews on Chinese mobile gamers

NetEase has once again become a household name for gamers thanks to its partnership with Blizzard on Diablo Immortal and many other titles, but...

UK parliament committee seeks submissions about gaming addiction

Back in December, the UK House of Commons committee responsible for digital, culture, media and sport (DCMS) announced it was poised to begin...

More MMOs you’ve never heard of: PlaneShift, Stendhal, Ashen Empires, Zezenia, and Project Diaspora

Think you've seen it all and played it all in regards to MMORPGs? There's always a lot of smaller and lesser-known games out there,...

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