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EVE Online players submitted over 41M classifications to fight COVID for CCP’s latest Project Discovery initiative

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What's better than a science MMO story or a feel-good MMO story? One that's both. And this one is both, as EVE Online...

Phantasy Star Online 2 announces Episode 5 launch date of September 30 and starts lead-up campaigns

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The next episode's worth of content is coming soon to Phantasy Star Online 2 as Episode 5 has been confirmed for a release...
Team play.

For science: New UK study finds that video games improve the mental health, reading, and writing skills of kids

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So this one's fun. The results of a study performed in the UK between November and December of 2019 have just been released. The...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most annoying ‘dark pattern’ in MMO gaming?

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I've been kind of obsessed with dark patterns - that is, intentionally deceptive or annoying interface design - for kind of a while now,...
They've arrived

Star Trek Online previews a set of new support carriers for all of the game’s factions

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Players will have some new options for carrying support ships into battle in Star Trek Online on August 20th. The game is releasing...

GDC Summer 2020: Better living, climate awareness, and citizen science through games

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Way back during GDC 2018, I covered several panels relating to gaming for good. Things like citizen science projects, games...

Seed’s Klang Games answers player questions about gameplay mechanics

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A broad variety of player questions regarding gameplay and mechanics were picked up and answered in what can be best described as a sort...

Social scientists study Minecraft and One Hour One Life communities

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You might think scientists would balk at the idea of using online gaming communities as a test bed for study, given those communities'... strong...
Planet of hates.

For Science: Meta-analysis of aggression studies shows no link between aggression and video games

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Do video games make people violent? The dispatch from the APA back in March certainly seems to indicate that it thinks so, which...
Whether or weather.

Star Trek Online shows off the game’s summer reward ship, the Risian Weather Control Vessel

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Risa is a resort planet. That's its whole thing in Star Trek in general and Star Trek Online in specific. It turns out...

Games devs discuss how to make games for players 55 and older

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Games can (and should) be for everyone, regardless of things like gender identity, race, or even age. That said, there are certain challenges to...

Enter to win a Star Trek Online Federation Fleet Admiral Faction or Elite Starter pack in honor of House Divided’s launch

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With Star Trek Online's House Divided update now out in the wild on PC (and earning kudos from our own writer),
You put the gun on the robot and make it do a shoot.

Perpetuum’s community-run servers introduce the game’s newest robot class, the Destroyer

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It's been more than two years since the Perpetuum community took over the operation of the science fiction game, and in that...
Attached.

SuperData calls expansions the ‘lifeblood’ for World of Warcraft

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I have a thing about graphs without labeled axes. Just yesterday, I was literally making fun of the time Nexon turned in this unitless graph in its investor report. Yay squiggly lines!
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Quantic Foundry surveys say gamers are seeking more relaxing and less intense gaming experiences during COVID-19

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How has the novel coronavirus pandemic altered the types of games people play, if at all? According to some new survey results from...

What’s the biggest MMO in the world? That’s OK – this video doesn’t know either

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Redditor u/SanctuaryZ attracted attention on several gaming subs this week for his visualization video attempting to track the most popular MMORPGs ever from...

MMO Business Roundup: PAX Online, PAX Aus, games for ADHD, Epic’s $17B valuation

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of video games business and industry news that bumps into our little old MMO genre over here. PAX: PAX...

The Daily Grind: Do you eat while playing MMORPGs?

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Back in May, Newzoo came out with a report that asserts something like four in five gamers across the world are also busy...

EVE Online’s Project Discovery initiative tasks players with helping research COVID-19

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The novel coronavirus is still out there and it's still a problem, and EVE Online players are being tapped to help out thanks...

Choose My Adventure: Star Trek Online and my hunger for a space MMO

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My installation of Star Citizen isn't working right, and Elite Dangerous has some neat things going on but not the right kind...

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