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Star Trek Online brings Awakening to console and launches a breast cancer charity event

Let the games of catch-up begin! Star Trek Online players on PS4 and Xbox One can now get the same stuff that PC...

Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet chased the 2016 Gaile Gray account hacker all the way to Germany – and lost

Back in 2016, MassivelyOP covered an odd story about the Guild Wars franchise and a hack that seemingly involved the account of then-ArenaNet...

Computer science professor uses lessons he teaches to set a new flight record in Elite Dangerous

Many times in a sandbox game, you have to make your own fun and set your own challenges. One such challenge in Elite:...

Enter to win a Star Trek Online PC Science Intel bundle in honor of Awakening’s launch

With Star Trek Online's Awakening expansion now out in the wild on PC, PWE has kindly granted Massively OP a bunch of...

Sandbox MMO Project C launches $149.99 founder packs, plans October closed alpha

Remember Project C? It's the SpatialOS-based open-world persistent sandbox MMO by Darewise, the same company that along with studio Nvizzio struggled to...

First impressions of Caravan Stories: More a gacha game than an MMORPG

When I was in college, my algebra professor once told me to curb my enthusiasm because inevitably, some thing or other will disappoint me....

Star Trek Online memorializes actors Eisenberg and Donner, adds intel science ships

Brokenhearted Deep Space Nine fans who gathered together to remember the life and work of actor Aron Eisenberg ("Nog") this week will be...

For Science: Study suggests racial stereotyping underpins campaign to blame real-world violence on video games

Academics have found a way to make the media and politicians' spurious blame of video games for real-world violence look even worse than it...

Harvard Business Review uses EVE Online corps for a study on country of origin and company structure

When the Harvard Business Review wanted to run a study on how people's place of origin affects how they structure a company, it homed...

Interview: Star Trek Online’s Al Rivera on Discovery’s Awakening and beyond

The Federation's past is meeting its future this week with the rollout of Awakening for Star Trek Online. Set in the "present"...
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For Science: Another longitudinal study demonstrates no link between video games and aggression

Back in July, we covered a Stetson University paper for a study that examined over 3000 Singaporean primary and secondary school students over...

Gaming psychologist Jamie Madigan explains what ‘surprise mechanics’ actually are

We're all familiar with the "surprise mechanics" incident, the absurdist argument in defense of lootboxes from EA's VP of legal and government affairs...

For Science: A deeper look at the Proteus effect and Toronto’s game dev mental health summit

We once more have a couple of science and gaming news pieces to share, so let's bundle them up like last time and

Extra Credits examines how UI style can alter video game experiences

The UI. It's such an intrinsic part of video gaming that we very often don't pay it any attention, except for when it's awful...

Flameseeker Chronicles: What would a mobile Guild Wars 2 look like?

Ever wished Tyria could fit in your pocket? That dream could one day become a reality. A couple of weeks ago, we heard...

The Game Archaeologist: Dungeons & Dragons

Part of the holy mission of the Game Archaeologist is to ferret out the roots of history that ultimately led to MMORPGs as...

The APA rejects link between video games and real-world violence

We're probably preaching to the choir with this one, but did you know that there is still no proven link between video games and...

One Shots: The secret life of NPCs

What goes on with NPCs when you're not looking? Egocentric adventurers think that they're sitting around, sharpening blades, and preparing their spellbooks for encounters,...

Massively Overthinking: Morality and compelling choices in MMOs

The most recent episode of The Psychology of Video Games podcast touches on a subject we don't tackle very much: moral choices. It's...

Fortnite’s latest patch brings new LTMs, a new weapon, and sends Neo Tilted back to the Wild West

As Fortnite players now well know, things are getting pretty wacky with the timestream in the game's world, and no more is...

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