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Sandvox games are sandboxes built with voxel technology.

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Massively Overthinking: Would you play a housing-only MMO?

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Last week, MOP's Justin put up a neat post on his personal blog about the potential for bringing back just the part of WildStar...

Massively on the Go: Animal Crossing’s housing islands from an MMO player’s perspective

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One multiplayerish game that we've talked about a bit as the MOP team's been quarantined on the Golden Yacht is Animal Crossing: New Horizons....

Trove’s Bunfest offers new spring event content for Gamigo’s voxelbox

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My five-year-old literally woke me up this morning chattering excitedly about "Bunfest" in Trove. Not bunnies - buns. She was insistent that this was...
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Why I Play April Fools’ Day

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So it's time for our April Fools' Day joke, which means that usually it's my time to shine. Seriously, a lot of these have...

Dual Universe showcases entries in its space station building contest

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In my time spent within Landmark, and in other games where people are allowed to build their own homes or habitats, I've come to...

Perfect Ten: Original MMOs that never came to be

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"What could have been" is a path that I travel frequently, especially when I write The Game Archaeologist column. It genuinely haunts me that...

Lawful Neutral: Cheating, copyright law, and the WoW Glider lawsuit

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I have fond memories of using the Game Genie on my NES. To my seven-year-old self, it was a godsend. So many Nintendo games...

Massively Overthinking: Contemplating Colossus and Camelot Unchained

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You had to know we were going to talk about Camelot Unchained in this edition of Massively Overthinking, right? Last week, City State Entertainment announced...
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Perfect Ten: Tabletop RPGs that would make fun MMOs

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Sometimes you have a deep and current reason for writing a column, something that is actively happening in the world of MMOs that requires...
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Massively Overthinking: The best MMOs of the decade

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A few years back, we did a cheeky Massively Overthinking about our five favorite MMORPGs of all time. It was quite a potent list...

Starbase unveils the name of its starting planet and collects two weeks’ worth of updates

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As I write this, the Starbase team is taking a break for the holidays, but beforehand it kicked out a couple of smaller updates...

Dual Universe’s roadmap dates beta for summer 2020, release in 2021, and outlines post-release content

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So, yes, summer 2020 seems like a long way away, but we're also literally weeks away from the new year, so the new stuff...

Dual Universe confirms ship vs. ship combat and organizations are coming to alpha 3 in January

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It's been a busy year for Dual Universe, and 2020 looks to be just as busy if the next phase of alpha is any...

Massively Overthinking: Do MMO betas rob you of launch joy?

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I use to think of betas as being unpaid labor for video game companies, but maybe I've been going about it all wrong. On...

Why Fight lets players enter an open battlefield to duke it out for rewards in short game sessions

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We'd like to introduce you to Why Fight by the three-person team of Build on Barren Studios (yes, those are actual titles thought up...

The Daily Grind: What are the odds that Daybreak can turn itself around?

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I've had... severe concerns about Daybreak Games over the last several years, and I'm sure that I am not alone in this. The multiple...

Dot Big Bang is a voxel sandbox that lets you create your own objects and worlds for multiplayer shenanigans

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I miss the ever-loving heck out of Landmark. Way more than I expected to, actually. Or, perhaps more specifically, I miss the potential that...

Cube World’s closed beta begins September 23 – go get your Steam keys

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When Picroma's Wolfram von Funck resurfaced earlier this month to announce that 2013 voxelbox Cube World was not only back in development but hitting...

City of Titans offers a look at the landmarks of Alexandria from inside the game’s world

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While we've gotten a look at landmark locations a couple of times in City of Titans before, the latest preview post would be the...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO do you wish had an emulator – but doesn’t?

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A few weeks back, when The Matrix 4 news hit, I spent some time digging around The Matrix Online's community so that I could...

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