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EVE Evolved: EVE Online’s comms blackout will lead to absolute anarchy

All hell is about to interrupt unfastened in EVE On-line for the territorial alliances waging wars within the depths of area following some the craziest weeks...

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Massively Overthinking: What would you want out of a potential WoW sequel?

It’s a uncommon MMO participant who’s by no means performed World of Warcraft, which makes this specific summer time an fascinating one for the entire style...

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Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s third anniversary report card

Nicely hey, it looks like it’s one other birthday for Pokemon Go, so that you all know what we’ve got for the anniversary celebration: one other report...

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First impressions: Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers is beautiful, horrifying, and a crowning achievement

It was clear to me how particular Shadowbringers was going to be once I noticed probably the most successfully horrifying scenes I’ve witnessed in an MMO in...

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Massively Overthinking: Always be achievin’ (in MMOs)

Some time again, my husband and I have been idly chatting about MMO achievements. Neither certainly one of us is far of an achievement hunter, or extra...

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Massively Overthinking: The worst MMO cash shop trickery

Final week, video games psychologist Jamie Madigan tweeted an underrated remark about how psychological tips utilized in restaurant menu design are...

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Wisdom of Nym: Why you should be cautious speculating on Final Fantasy XIV’s expansion balance

Whew. All proper. So we’ve gotten the media tour info for the subsequent Remaining Fantasy XIV enlargement, and that signifies that individuals have gotten to...

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Massively Overthinking: The one about MMO superfans, zealots, and insidious tribalism

We just lately acquired two items of mail from longtime MOP readers and commenters that labored collectively completely to type a unified matter. Alex emailed...

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Massively Overthinking: Does the MMO genre have too many games for its own good?

Final month I noticed a video from YouTuber Josh Strife Hayes with an eyebrow-raiser of a thesis: He primarily argues that we have now too many MMOs – that a...

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Lawful Neutral: Why Josh Hawley’s lockbox regulation Senate bill is dead-on-arrival

There’s a particular place in my coronary heart for lootboxes and exploitative monetization, and that place is someplace under the revulsion I really feel for...