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The International Olympic Committee casts doubt on the inclusion of esports at the Olympics

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The tug-of-war over whether esports should be included at the Olympic Games is becoming its own sport. In 2017, statements from the Paris Olympic...

TUG studio Nerd Kingdom owes its Kickstarter backers an explanation – or their money back

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We've been following the sad story of TUG, The Untitled Game, for years now, ever since its May 2013 Kickstarter. At the time, studio...

The Daily Grind: Do you ever feel addicted to MMOs or entrapped by compulsive gameplay mechanics?

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MOP reader Alex recently wrote to us about the ongoing conversation sparked by WHO's controversial and not particularly well-supported "gaming disorder" classification, hoping we...
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The Daily Grind: Have you backed any MMO Kickstarters that you deeply regret?

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Yesterday, as our writers were shaking their heads over Star Citizen's latest shenanigans, Eliot cracked a joke about how having backed the game had...
It's a fooler.

Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures in 2018

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This is, bar none, the column I hate doing most on a regular basis. None of the games I highlight in here is something...

What’s going on with Nerd Kingdom’s TUG?

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Despite promises earlier this year that both communication and development would be ramping up, TUG seems to have fallen into a well of silence...

CCP is working on ‘a new and highly ambitious MMORPG’

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Even with massive downsizing and the end of its virtual reality ambitions, CCP hasn't quite thrown in the towel just yet. One of our tipsters...

The Daily Grind: Will you kickstart any MMOs in 2018?

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I didn't back a single video game in 2017, which is a first for me. The year before, I backed Hero's Song, and we...

Stephan Frost’s Nexon project gains former Amazon gameplay engineer

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The handrubbing intrigue over Stephan Frost's mysterious project at Nexon ramped up this week with the announcement of another member that has signed up...

Massively Overthinking: Alone together vs. forced grouping in MMORPGs

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I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume that everyone has at some point seen the xkcd called Isolation, but if not, there...

Crowfall gets ready to begin testing its campaign system

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One of Crowfall's most important systems -- if not the crux of the entire game -- is its campaign system. This repeatable PvP experience will...
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Cryptic announces brand-new Magic: The Gathering MMORPG

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One of the largest and longest-running collectible card games is about to become a brand-new role-playing video game, courtesy of Cryptic Studios. Cryptic and...

LOTRO Legendarium: Playing second fiddle to the Fellowship

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Back when Lord of the Rings Online was being developed as Middle-earth Online in the late 1990s, the original concept was to plop players...

The Survivalist: Massively OP’s guide to multiplayer survival sandboxes

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Welcome to The Survivalist! Ya'll might have noticed that I have gravitated a bit from my happy home of deep, immersive virtual worlds (possible...

Tamriel Infinium: Battlegrounds will change Elder Scrolls Online PvP forever

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I've read all the impressions from the PAX East show that I could find, and they were all overwhelmingly mild -- including ours. As you...

TUG outlines its roadmap, aims to have ‘core gameplay’ in place for summer

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You might be hearing more about TUG in the near future, as the team said that it will be increasing its communication as development...
Hello again.

Massively Overthinking: Is the MMORPG genre taking a much-needed breather?

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Massively OP donor and commenter Tibi sent this epic question to our podcast and kindly allowed me to share it here instead for maximum...
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What in the world happened to TUG?

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TUG, better known as The Untitled Game, burst onto the scene in May of 2013 with a Kickstarter, which didn't elicit the same groans...

The Soapbox: The sorry state of ARK Survival Evolved

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When ARK: Survival Evolved came on the scene in June 2015, it was met with enthusiasm (dinosaurs!) as well as some skepticism (Early Access)....
My life is not fun.

Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most unclear futures in 2017

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A little while back, I took a look at the healthiest games in the MMO space at this time. That was a nice, uplifting...

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