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Subscription MMOs are generally those that restrict play to gamers who pay an ongoing fee, usually monthly, though shorter and longer subscriptions, as well as lifetime subs, do exist. Some free-to-play and buy-to-play games also include optional subscriptions.

One Shots: The infinite summons

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One of the stranger Final Fantasy tropes is that the more powerful a summoned creature is, the longer it would take for any given...

Dark Age of Camelot tweaks guilds, looks forward to pathing improvements

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Broadsword has published the patch notes for Dark Age of Camelot's 1.118 update. The devs say that they've "spent a lot of time working on...

The Game Archaeologist: The Matrix Online

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It's not every year that a movie comes along that captures the pop culture zeitgeist so powerfully and so quickly as The Matrix did....

The Daily Grind: Is swimming really that important in MMOs?

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One of the big brouhahas that arose back in Star Wars: The Old Republic's development was the game's lack of any type of swimming....

World of Warcraft inducted into World Video Game Hall of Fame

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If you had to pick six of the most influential video games in history, what would they be? For a panel of experts at the...
Startlingly lacking in curiosity.

World of Warcraft previews the bosses of Hellfire Citadel

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It's been said that World of Warcraft's patch 6.2 will not be the end of the expansion's patch cycle, but boy, it sure does...
Shoot to build.

Final Fantasy XIV opens up Heavensward preorders on Steam and consoles

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If you're playing Final Fantasy XIV on Steam, the wait for Heavensward has been a bit difficult, as there's been no clear method for...
Can't imagine why.

CCP financials for 2014 continue their downward slide

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It's become a cottage industry for EVE Online fans to try to figure out whether CCP Games is doing well or not. Gone are the days...

Massively Overthinking: The language barriers of MMORPGs

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This week's Massively Overthinking topic comes from Kickstarter donor XanadoX, who wants us to talk about "playing MMOs in another language: Korean, Japanese, or even...

EVE is getting a bunch of new ship skins this summer

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CCP's dev blogs are usually pretty wordy. It makes sense, given EVE Online's complexity, but occasionally it's nice to see some pretty pictures from...

EVE’s PLEX for Good raises over $103,000 for Nepal victims

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CCP has published a blog post detailing the results of its latest PLEX for Good fundraising drive that provided assistance for victims of the...

The Stream Team: Party hearty for WildStar’s anniversary

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MassivelyOP's MJ never needs a reason to get down and boogie, but WildStar is offering one anyway: Today is its birthday! That means Emy...
I'd rather have the mount, honestly.

World of Warcraft and Hearthstone get Heroes of the Storm cross-promotion items

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Do you have any desire to play the newly launched Heroes of the Storm yet? What if we told you that you could get a...

The Daily Grind: Are MMOs in a cultural decline?

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An editorial over at Rock Paper Shotgun attempts to tie two topics together as one: why there will never be a World of Warcraft...

Global Chat: Blizzard’s war on flying

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How is the MMO blogging community reacting to Blizzard's proclamation that flying mounts are grounded -- perhaps permanently -- in World of Warcraft? In...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 16

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Justin and Bree discuss WildStar's F2P, The Secret World's motorcycles, Echo of Souls' soft launch, Greed Monger's doom, Marvel Heroes' updates, plus mailbag questions on underused races, multiboxing, and tiny MMOs.

A guide to Heroes of the Storm for MOBA newbies and MMORPG fans

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So you've heard about MOBAs by now, right? Maybe you tried League of Legends, or the idea behind DOTA 2 was too confusing to inspire a...
Barfalo Wild Wings.

World of Warcraft’s Ashran expands to a new area in patch 6.2

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If you've been taking part in the battles over Ashran in World of Warcraft, it's understandable that you could be a little tired of...

CCP delays EVE’s next set of major sovereignty changes

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CCP is currently rebuilding EVE Online's sovereignty capture system, and as such the sci-fi sandbox developer is updating players on a couple of changes...

Camelot Unchained is adding lots of cosmetics without a cash shop

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Camelot Unchained's next stretch goal is going to take the Realm Honors concept to the next level, according to the game's website. In a...

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