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Star Trek Online explains the big shift in event currencies

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Star Trek Online is doing something new with its summer event this year by shifting currencies in a big way. This has caused a...

The Repopulation adds diplomacy minigame with new patch

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Wait, there are other ways to resolve conflict with in-game NPCs than to stab large holes in their torsos? The Repopulation seems to think...
I repent.

Rumor: Blade & Soul might be in internal testing for US release

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Hey, you all remember the guy causing a whole kerfluffle about the fact that WildStar is supposedly going free-to-play? Good times! But the Redditor...

Raph Koster used MMO design to help revitalize a bar trivia game

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You might know Raph Koster from his MMO legacy as a designer on Ultima Online or Star Wars Galaxies, or perhaps from his current...

Rumor: WildStar coming to Steam as a free-to-play title in August [Updated]

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WildStar is coming to Steam, according to third-party scraper site SteamDB.info. When and for how much is less clear, given that Carbine and NCsoft...

Massively Opinionated: EVE vs SWTOR vs The Plunderbund

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In this episode, Larry, Cosmic Engine, Brendan, and Redna debate MMORPG community platforms, guilds, and building strong communities.

EVE Online’s Matt Woodward defects to Albion Online

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EVE Online is less one developer today and Albion Online is richer by one, as Matt Woodward has jumped ship to work on the...
All right, the Lopp have some chops here too.

NCsoft Q1: Growth for Guild Wars 2, further deflation for WildStar

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NCsoft's first quarter financial report is out, and... you know, let's start with the good news. Guild Wars 2 is making the company more...

Jukebox Heroes: How Elite: Dangerous’ music put me into a mild coma

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You know what gets me righteously angry? I shall tell you. I shall tell you, and then you shall share in my anger, you...
FLY, YOU FOOLS!

CCP extends EVE PLEX drive for latest Nepal quake

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Nepal can't seem to catch a break, as a second major earthquake has devastated the region two weeks after a quake killed over 8,000...

The Stream team: Soaking up SWTOR’s story XP bonus

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Star Wars: The Old Republic is tossing out story XP willy-nilly right now, and Massively OP's Larry has talked MJ into diving back in...
What a shock.

Star Wars: The Old Republic brings back the Relics of the Gree

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Greetings, black bisector! Or blue acute or yellow nonagon or argyle sinewave; we're not actually very good at the whole Gree dialogue thing. What...

WildStar subreddit mod bans F2P and B2P discussions

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Hope you didn't have plans to talk about WildStar's possible conversion to a new business model on Reddit because one of the game's subreddit...

Tamriel Infinium: A guide to Elder Scrolls Online’s combat basics

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I was looking back through some of my posts about the Elder Scrolls Online, and I noticed that I've mentioned combat quite a bit....
It's not really a new ship without slow pans around it and swelling orchestral music.

How Star Trek Online constructs its new pilot ships

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The newest ships in Star Trek Online are all based around making players feel like that piloting specialization was a good expenditure of time...

The Daily Grind: Are modern console MMO communities worthwhile?

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This morning's Daily Grind hurtles through space and time to us from Kickstarter donor Kenneth "Fizwocket" Gonsalves, who wonders about the console community potential in...
Not a puppy.

Destiny’s second expansion gets a video preview

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If you're anything like me, you found out that Destiny's second expansion does not actually contain a literal house of wolves and got very...

Elite: Dangerous offering Steam keys to game owners

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Good news if you've purchased or are thinking of purchasing Elite: Dangerous from the game's website: Frontier said that it will be offering Steam...
Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online interviews Voyager veterans and Season 10 voice actors

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Star Trek Online's Season 10: The Iconian War adds franchise veterans Robert Duncan McNeill and Lisa LoCicero to the fold. McNeill and LoCicero will...

MMO Mechanics: Three favourite action combat systems

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Virtually every MMO contains dangerous places that are filled with other players or NPCs that will attack characters on site, and many also feature...

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