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New study finds connection between gambling addiction and lootbox purchases in adolescents

The research and science continues in the case of lockbox/lootbox purchasing habits and gambling addiction. The latest piece of scientific literature on the subject...

Crowfall devs discuss solving MMO multiway warfare imbalance, reacquisition of EU publishing from Travian

ArtCraft Creative Director J. Todd Coleman and Design Director Thomas Blair are back on YouTube answering Crowfall questions from high-end backers and players...

The Repopulation previews upcoming crafting-system overhaul in latest dev blo

Although a burst water main wreaked saturating terror on the offices of The Repopulation dev Idea Fabrik last month, that hasn't stopped the...
Success?

Vague Patch Notes: The curious case of the esports bubble

I've been thinking a lot about esports lately. This is not actually something I like to think about, mind you; my general attitude toward esports...
There appears to be a Pattern.

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep leak points to an infested moon

It may not be as far-flung as some of Destiny's previous settings have been, but the moon holds an undeniable appeal for science fiction...

Some Assembly Required: Will Starbase’s focus on minutiae be too much of a good thing?

Recently, Massively Overthinking explored chores in sandboxes and MMOs that can feel like jobs. I may not have answered that then, but...

‘Gaming disorder’ has been officially added to the World Health Organization’s ICD-11

The World Health Organization has officially adopted a revision to its International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11) to include "Gaming...

The Survivalist: What ever happened to the smaller survival sandbox MMOs? Part two

Last week we learned what was up with a number of the smaller survival sandbox MMOs. Sadly, some have faded away, but others...
Dinosaur tech.

Star Trek Online is dropping 32-bit support in July

Time marches on, and it seems only appropriate that you cannot spend your time playing a futurist-looking science fiction series like Star Trek Online...

Enter to win a Star Trek Online PC Command Dreadnought Cruiser bundle and Discovery starter pack

With Star Trek Online's Rise of Discovery live and officially launched for PC, PWE has kindly granted Massively OP a bunch of goodies...
Bzowt.

Star Trek Online previews the ships of the Section 31 lockbox

Starfleet's ruthlessly goal-focused Section 31 tends to stick in the memories of fans; it's a shadowy organization that seems to be at once everywhere...

MMO Business Roundup: Bonfire Studios’ new multiplayer game, EA Access on PS4, and Pokebrains

Welcome back to another quick roundup from the land of games industry business... Remember in 2016 when former World of Warcraft lead designer

Academics argue WHO’s ‘gaming disorder’ classification could cost South Korea billions

Over the last couple of years, we've been covering the science behind gaming addiction and more specifically the World Health Organization's attempt to insert...

A new medical research paper attempts to set health guidelines for collegiate esports players

One of the refrains bleated by those who dislike esports is that competitors are not "real" athletes. This appears to be a similar idea...
We'll find it eventually.

No Man’s Sky has a community devoted to transportation via black holes

In real life, as near as we can tell from the science, the only place you get transported to when you enter a black...
Boom.

CCP Games thinks EVE Online is about to make it big in China and Korea

We've previously covered CCP Games' Hilmar Petersson's comments on not giving up after all EVE Online's unsuccessful spinoffs, including most recently

Population Zero dishes on three of its planned player factions

Enplex Games' upcoming survival MMO Population Zero has thus far distinguished itself from other multiplayer survival titles with features including a hand-crafted world,...

Libraries and teleportation await for Ashes of Creation’s scientifically minded players

With an overview of its node system done, the Ashes of Creation team is going deeper to explain the different types of evolving...

Adventure Academy is an ‘educational massively multiplayer online game’ launching May 1

Adventure Academy is going to mystify the typical gamer: There are no dragons to fight and no lockboxes to fight over. But if...

MMO Business Roundup: Prince Harry vs Fortnite, China’s big thaw, Gamigo’s new acquisition, and industry transparency

Welcome back to another edition of the MMO Business Roundup, random bits of industry news that are interesting but probably not worth their own...

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