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The Soapbox: The long tail of game development isn’t an excuse for gouging

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Don't be too mad at Star Wars: Battlefront II. It's a symptom of a problem, not the cause. I mean, be mad at people...

EVE Evolved: EVE Online’s CCP Games is gambling with the livelihoods of employees

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Last week we broke the story that EVE Online developer CCP Games is backing out of the virtual reality games market, closing its Altanta...

The Soapbox: NCsoft’s bizarre silence on Aion’s server merges says everything you need to know

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NCsoft done messed up. Again. Yes, I know the studio has already had a few black eyes for other things throughout the years, but...
The world needs heroes willing to put up with SO MUCH crap.

The Soapbox: Getting to the heart of toxicity in MMOs

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So we've gotten another post from a developer saying that they're going to really 100% be better about rooting out toxic players from their...
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The Soapbox: The disastrous Pokemon Go Fest was just Niantic being Niantic, and that has to stop

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I know I complain a lot about Pokemon Go in my articles here, but there's a reason for this. I'm a huge fan not just of the...
Vorp?

The Soapbox: Your favorite MMO is going to die

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Your favorite MMO is going to die. Don't take it personally, though; every other MMO is going to shut down, too. That includes my...
You should be better at this.

The Soapbox: Lessons Secret World Legends failed to learn from Final Fantasy XIV

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I've mentioned many a time that I like Funcom quite a bit. I want to like Funcom quite a bit. Heck, I want to...

The Soapbox: Why is Pokemon GO still a tech demo?

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I've been a bit frustrated with Niantic lately. I love some of its ideas, but I watched someone else play Ingress prior to Pokemon GO's...
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The Soapbox: What the Mass Effect Andromeda kerfuffle ought to teach us about games criticism

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Today is the official release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, which was preceded by the frankly baffling decision to allow people access to an early...
This is not that lightsaber, but I care so little I'm not hunting down a picture.

The Soapbox: Everyone’s being dumb about Star Wars: The Old Republic’s lightsaber

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A couple of years ago, The Force Awakens introduced us to (among other things) a lightsaber that looks poorly made, like a little kid...

The Soapbox: Pokemon Go Generation 2 still isn’t a real MMO

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Pokemon GO Generation 2 is out now, and it feels a lot like an MMO expansion in a lot of ways: We have new features,...

The Soapbox: The sorry state of ARK Survival Evolved

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When ARK: Survival Evolved came on the scene in June 2015, it was met with enthusiasm (dinosaurs!) as well as some skepticism (Early Access)....

The Soapbox: Asheron’s Call is dead, and Turbine killed it

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You'd think recent news about Asheron's Call 1 and AC2 would be easy to swallow. After all, we'd already been warned that Turbine was becoming a mobile...
Just admit it's launch day.

The Soapbox: Calling an MMO launch a launch

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It's launch. Can we collectively accept that? Marketing, developers, and players alike? Launch is launch. When your game launches, it has launched. If I can...

The Soapbox: Sharing MMORPGs with my kids

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"Dad, can I pilot your ship tonight?" I turn around to see my seven-year-old son giving me Bambi eyes with his hands clasped because, somewhere...
I'll buy that for fifteen bucks a go.

How Star Wars: The Old Republic won me over with its endgame

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I walked away from last week's Star Wars: The Old Republic livestream pretty happy. Considering that I repeatedly say how much I absolutely loathe...
Very respectful

The Soapbox: Advertising, blacklisting, and critique – The broken incentives of gaming media

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This guest Soapbox was commissioned through Massively Overpowered's Kickstarter campaign and is authored by D. Emery Bunn. The opinions here represent the views of our guest...

The Soapbox: MMOs and the power of habit

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I've been reading this book by Charles Duhigg called The Power of Habit. Actually, the full title is The Power of Habit: Why We...

The Soapbox: The fun and frustration of SWTOR’s housing system

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When I was a kid, I had far too many Star Wars action figures, vehicles, and playsets. And when I say kid, I actually...

The Soapbox: These three MMOs deserve a do-over

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Wouldn't it be cool if every MMORPG that failed to reach its potential were granted some sort of do-over? We've seen it happen once, with...

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