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The Survivalist: Why I love survival games but refuse to touch Atlas

I love survival sandboxes. They give me that virtual world experience I'm missing from most MMOs. And I can build! So, why won't I...

The Survivalist: Surprise! Rend launches today with a $9.99 sale as Frostkeep teases new game

Earlier today we heard the news of Rend servers consolidating, and that definitely raised a few eyebrows. In fact, we noted, "It’s...

The Survivalist: ARK’s Homestead update builds on disappointment

After all the time waiting for Studio Wildcard to deliver on its promise of integrating the super popular S+ building mod into the...

The Survivalist: Space Engineers sloughs off early access and launches with revamped survival

Wouldn't you know it: One survival game has a big week and others want to follow suit! Space Engineers sheds its...

The Survivalist: When survival sandboxes are more MMO than actual MMORPGs

Ever since Life is Feudal announced at the end of last month its dedication to developing a deep roleplay-focused server, I haven't...

The Stream Team: Boundless is having a freebie weekend, so we’re streaming it!

Free weekends are a perfect time to check out a game you might be interested in but are unsure if it really fits. This...

The Survivalist: Astroneer adds whimsy to the enjoyable terrors of space survival

Ever feel like you can't keep up with all the survival sandboxes coming out? With so many, it can be hard to keep them...

The Stream Team: More adventuring in Astroneer

During her first look, Massively OP's MJ just barely scratched the surface of Astroneer. And there is so much more planetary destruction she...

The Survivalist: Outpost Zero improvements have really increased its fun factor

Sitting back and loosely following the development of an early access game, then hopping in here and there to check out a score of...

The Survivalist: Seven survival game features I want to see in 2019

A new year is all about new hopes, new goals, and -- hopefully -- new features and content. I am talking about games, of...

The Stream Team: Another fresh start and more codes for Valnir Rok

Last time we were here, MJ was valiantly hacking away at cows and exploring what's new with the Viking survival sandbox Valnir Rok....

The Survivalist: ARK’s Extinction makes bases extinct

It had to be too good to last! We were all pretty shocked when Studio WildCard actually launched ARK's newest expansion on the...

The Survivalist: Giving thanks for survival, from the genre to Conan Exiles

Since my column falls on Thursday, I always have the honor of sharing in the spirit of Thanksgiving by discussing what I am grateful...

The Survivalist: Conan Exiles’ Picts, pets, and pokey arrows

In a world where no game is perfect, I continue to be pleased with the progress Conan Exiles keeps making. I'm also happy...

The Survivalist: Will ARK Survival Evolved’s Conquest be PvP salvation or ultimately a clustercluck?

If you want to get into ARK: Survival Evolved's PvP scene, aren't willing to deal with the mega tribes and rampant cheating found...

The Survivalist: Can ROKH’s transparency help it survive?

Is it too late for ROKH? The Mars-based survival game has definitely been having a rough go of things for a while. And...

The Survivalist: A new dawn for Osiris New Dawn

Such is the circle of space life: As one survival sandbox shuts down development indefinitely, another powers up. I mentioned last week that...

The Survivalist: Which sci-fi crash site survival sandbox should you play?

Survival sandboxes have certainly come a long way in the last couple of years. Not only has the number of new genres exploded (as...

The Survivalist: Excited for ARK’s Extinction

I finally broke down and watched ARK: Survival Evolved's Extinction trailer. It's not that I didn't want to! On the contrary, I...

The Survivalist: Using Conan Exiles for a virtual tabletop campaign

So I've been thinking. (A dangerous pastime, I know!) And I have actually been formulating an idea. And that is using a survival game...

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