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William Shatner lends voice to Elite: Dangerous addon

HCS VoicePacks, a website that sells Elite: Dangeous voice addons in collaboration with Frontier, will soon have a new one from...

EVE Online’s Project Discovery gets an update to combat abuse

It's been a while since EVE Online released its Project Discovery minigame that rewards players for participating in real-world scientific research into cell biology. The project organisers...

EVE Evolved: Why you should participate in EVE’s Project Discovery

Back at EVE Vegas 2015, CCP Games unveiled an ambitious project that aimed to involve EVE Online players in some really exciting scientific research...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Are MMO communities real or fake?

We've come a long way in our discussion of Rachel Kowert and Thorsten Quandt's book The Video Game Debate: Unravelling the Physical, Social, and...

The Game Archaeologist: The sad saga of Stargate Worlds

In 1994, a science-fiction movie called Stargate took the idea of alien portals that allowed people to travel instantaneously across the universe and turned it...

EVE Online’s Project Discovery netted almost half a million classifications in its first day

First announced back in 2015, EVE Online's Project Discovery got underway this week. It's a science collaboration that rewards EVE players in-game...

EVE Online’s Project Discovery makes scientists out of capsuleers

Wouldn't it be great if instead of playing gems or trolling general chat during your MMORPG downtime, you could be contributing to real-world...
So super.

DC Universe Online deploys new Superman-centric update

You know who Superman is. He's kind of a big deal in the DC Universe, which means he's also a big deal in

EVE Online compensates players with 200k skill points for server move downtime

EVE Online Executive Producer Andie "CCP Seagull" Nordgren has addressed EVE players in a new video posted to the official site. Nordgren...

The Daily Grind: How do you plot your gameplay in an open-world sandbox?

Quantic Foundry's series of blog posts in support of its Gamer Motivation Model continue with its most recent piece on open world games,...

DC Universe Online Episode 22 introduces new Superman-themed content

Episode 22 is on the way for Daybreak's superhero MMO DC Universe Online. Creative Director SJ "NerdOfPrey" Mueller explains that the episode will...

The Daily Grind: Does your age impact your MMO gameplay preferences?

We've been following gaming research firm Quantic Foundry the past few months as it's been hammering out its Gamer Motivation Model. This week,...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Social outcomes and online gamers

Of all the chapters in Rachel Kowert and Thorsten Quandt's book The Video Game Debate: Unravelling the Physical, Social, and Psychological Effects of...
More for the slaughter once again.

The Daily Grind: Does gender play a role in your MMORPG class selection?

We've been covering Nick Yee-founded Quantic Foundry's game analytics research as it's fleshing out the Gamer Motivation Model, which seeks to create a...

The Daily Grind: Are OARPGs the future of the MMORPG genre?

Toward the end of 2014, genre academics popularized the idea that the MMORPG genre was becoming "unbundled" -- that MMORPGs were splintering, "with...

DUAL Universe promises a seamless galaxy on a single shard

When it comes to creating a science fiction MMO, there are two directions you can take. You can either hold up EVE Online...

The Game Archaeologist: Perpetual’s Star Trek Online

If you're among the legions of Trekkies, then you are almost certainly aware of Cryptic Studios' Star Trek Online. Since early 2010,...
Losing in a way that's incidentally the same as not in fact losing at all.

Superdata says League of Legends makes more money than any other game you play

Let's just get this out of the way: Superdata is a research firm that sells its data analysis. It doesn't disclose its methodology...
Go bold.

Star Trek Online details the benefits of the anniversary Krenim Science Vessel

The sixth anniversary of Star Trek Online is nearly upon players, complete with all of the requisite celebration events. That means plenty of...
science, together, fun

EVE Online enlists community aid in real-world scientific research

EVE Online is warping into a sector where hobbies and scientific research intersect. CCP Games announced that it's partnering up with

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