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One Shots: Boom, said the world

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You'd think that a world that's already been nuked into a radioactive wasteland wouldn't need any additional bombs lobbed at its surface, but several...

Closers reopens the Gremory Science Facility in latest event

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Players of the action MMO Closers are being asked to help a scientist lady who wears an oversized lab coat, a hoodie for a...

Gamescom 2021 touts over 70 devs and publishers, highlights panels on education and societal change

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While this year's Gamescom is going to be different as it's forced to go all-digital due to COVID-19, the event itself is going to...

For Science: Men roll more female characters than women roll male toons, new survey shows

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Do you play MMO characters who reflect your gender in real life? Apparently, the answer depends a bit on which gender and how old...

The Daily Grind: Do you engage in ‘parallel play’ in MMORPGs?

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Thanks to a random Tweet in my timeline a while back, the term "parallel play" has been rattling around in my brain lately. According...

Massively Uplifting: Summer goodness from SOLO, EVE, Bungie, Warframe, and Guild Wars

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When the news gets filled with dark and horrible things (and maybe you start to be disgusted with companies and people), it is natural...
Here we go again.

Tower of Fantasy is a new MMO from Perfect World Entertainment with a sci-fi bent

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Ah, Tower of Fantasy, a perfect title for a game that actually looks to be more science-fiction inspired than fantasy-inspired. Here, let's get your...

MassivelyOP interview: Talking ship design with Star Trek Online’s Donny Versiga

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If you play Star Trek Online, you know that ship collecting is one of the major pastimes of captains all over the Federation and...

GDC 2021: Navigating player behaviors and cheating in online video games

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GDC 2021 has now offered several panels on player behavior and cheating that are aimed at devs but still provide some good information for...

GDC 2021: Research on online video game voice chat has come a long way

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Covering studies about video gamers often reveals a glaring problem with the science on the topic: Most of it looks has traditionally surveyed text...
Look at me accomplishing very little.

PAX East 2021: Gaming streamers are frontline workers, not mental health experts

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Since PAX East 2021 is virtual again due to that little virus that's been going around for over a year now, it should come...

Lawful Neutral: Defining toxicity in the MMO industry

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One of my earliest memories from World of Warcraft isn't really a positive one. It was in back in the Wrath days. My guild...

Perfect Ten: Worst MMO expansion names of all time

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Back when Daybreak announced that EverQuest's 19th expansion would be titled Rain of Fear, I instantly found myself tripping over the name. I shouldn't...

Perfect Ten: 10 reasons you’d never want to live in an MMORPG

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Escapism and daydreams are, in my opinion, wonderful and part of what fuels our creativity and excitement. I mean, most of us probably engage...

The Game Archaeologist: Anarchy Online, from development to beta

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We all have stories of our very first MMORPG experiences, and the one that I often share is that my initial dip into this...

Star Trek Online showcases two new ships in a livestream and sees its latest PC patch eat up character slots (again)

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Star Trek Online held another Ten Forward Weekly livestream yesterday that had a couple of announcements to share with players. First, the stream confirmed...

Desert Oasis: Black Desert’s Atoraxxian dungeon is a good idea, but will it last?

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Burger and Fries, Mario and Luigi, Garfunkel and Oates. Are there any other iconic pairs? Oh yeah! RPGs and dungeons. Be it the sprawling...

Enter to win a Star Trek Online Klothos and Klingon Personnel Package key and Bat’leth No Touch Tool

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Star Trek Online fans are surely busy with their captains in the game's House United patch that just rolled out last week. But maybe...

NetEase launches new cross-platform sci-fi multiplayer online title Infinite Lagrange

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NetEase is launching a new online game today: It's called Infinite Lagrange, and it's a multiplayer sci-fi strategy simulation title with a noticeable EVE...

EVE Online teams up with the University of Iceland to offer an online course about digital friendship

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EVE Online is an MMO that has traditionally struggled to reconcile its massive player-led charity efforts and citizen science initiatives with extreme playerbase toxicity...

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