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Astroneer’s Awakening update introduces a mysterious new mission chain and UI improvements

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What awaits in the center of the solar system in Astroneer? Science would tell you it's a sun, but a newly added mission chain...

Star Trek Online launches Refractions update, season, and anniversary events on PC today

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Cryptic and Gearbox are unleashing Star Trek Online's next big thing just in time for the game's 13th birthday: Refractions. PC players will see...

GDC’s State of the Games Industry survey once again demonstrates dev skepticism for metaverse and blockchain hokum

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This year's State of the Game Industry from GDC - its 11th since beginning the project - delivers a range of insights from the...

For Science: New research tries to link game choices, soft skills, and career paths

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I suspect most long-time MMORPG gamers can point to a useful skill, contact, or experience in gaming that helped them in their careers or...

A look back at the MMO and gaming science topics of 2022

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It's hard to believe, but 2022 is actually the eighth year in a row we've been tracking science stories relevant to the MMO genre....
Hanging around.

EVE Online details the changes for hangars in the most recent update

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What kind of video game about cool spaceships doesn't have cool hangar shots? One held together with spit and baling wire, which does describe...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet inches franchise closer to Monster Hunter multiplayer status

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Let me start off by saying I am thoroughly enjoying Pokemon Scarlet and Violet for what they are: an open world Pokemon game with more multiplayer than Sword and...

CCP Games has already locked down dates and early details for its EVE Fanfest 2023

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We are all a very long way from September 2023, but CCP Games is still eager to tie down that month as the one...

For Science: New study finds positive association between excessive gaming and kids’ cognition

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Academics offered up another good reason to play video games this past October: A new study of around 2000 kids found that video game...
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Lawful Neutral: How extremism and terrorism slither into online gaming

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Back in 2014, something happened in the gaming space, something whose impact was so damaging that even almost 10 years later, I realize that...

Evercore Heroes promises ‘competitive PvE’ that merges MOBA combat and MMO dungeon delving

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What do you get when you mesh together MOBA-style combat, team-based competition, and PvE dungeon dives? You might get something like Evercore Heroes, the...

Riot Games sponsors design challenge centered on making online spaces safer

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Riot Games is not a gaming company most folks in our industry would consider a paragon of community in or off the court. The...

US Department of Homeland Security issues a nearly $700K grant to research extremism in gaming

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There are toxic people in games chat, and then there are people who use video gaming platforms as a ways to encourage extremism and...

Bloomberg’s Twitch report exposes a platform rife with children and predators

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Bloomberg has a deeply disturbing exposé this week on Twitch that demonstrates how the streaming platform intended for video games is being used by...

The MOP Up: Valheim comes to Microsoft’s store this month

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That kooky Norse survival sim Valheim is sending a raiding party to new shores -- in this case, to Microsoft itself. The company announced...

Star Stable launches new charity initiative to counter negative ‘horse girl’ stereotypes

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A few weeks back I joked on the MOP podcast that I'm a secret horse girl, and it's true in real life and in...

Champions Online is reviving its streaming apparatus for its 13th birthday

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Look up there in the sky! Is it a bird? A plane? No, it's a new streaming schedule for Champions Online! That's right: Cryptic's underdog...

EVE Echoes launches a Project Discovery science initiative, EVE Online preps for next Alliance Tournament

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Regular players of EVE Online are likely very familiar with the game's Project Discovery "citizen science" initiatives that let players help out scientific research,...

Axie Infinity CEO caught shuffling $3M in the game’s crypto tokens before announcing its $620M hack

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No matter how decentralized cryptocurrencies claim to be, there's always going to be a paper trail to follow, and one such trail was left...

EVE Online’s Fanfest data dump shows a surprisingly wide range of player types

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EVE Online is going full science fair mode with the release of a whole suite of fancy graphs and data collected and presented during...

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