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Mike Foster

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Mike is a writer and human who loves frostbolts, dogs, and the great outdoors. His rescue pup, Wash, is often seen wandering aimlessly through the background of livestreams.

Mike's a big fan of EVE Online, World of Warcraft, Dota 2, and World of Warplanes, though he is embarrassingly awful at all of them.

Follow Mike on Twitter for stream updates, bad jokes, and all the latest in the games industry, or check out his blog for personal thoughts on issues of the day.

Mike Foster's Latest Posts

Pantheon Kickstarter updated with info on two stretch goal races

Brad McQuaid and Visionary Realms have updated the Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Kickstarter project. The latest post dives deeper into the lore behind the T'Jinn and the Vrilaska, both races that will be included with the game should it reach a stretch goal of $2.5 million. For reference, Pantheon...

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SOE teases Landmark development plan, polls build contests

Sony Online Entertainment director of development Dave Georgeson has posted a new update over on the official EverQuest Next Landmark forum outlining the team's plans for moving forward and asking players for opinions on possible upcoming build contests. In the post, Georgeson notes that SOE's...

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Anthropologist delves into World of Warcraft as a parallel to religion in China

Ryan Hornbeck is a cognitive anthropologist who has recently completed an enormous dissertation on the subject of moral cognition and spiritual experiences in World of Warcraft in China. And according to Hornbeck, World of Warcraft's popularity combined with its communal structure and the way it...

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Pantheon summons the spirit of the Shaman class

Each new day brings new information on Brad McQuaid's Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen in addition to pushing the game's Kickstarter campaign slightly closer to its February 22nd funding deadline. Today's update covers the Shaman, a healer/debuffer/support class that utilizes the spirits to enhance the...

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The Stream Team: Guild Wars 2 and the almighty errand

Guild Wars 2 takes a slightly different approach to questing than other MMOs, letting you adventure through the game's open world deciding what tasks need doing as they come up. Instead of demanding you talk to an NPC who will then politely ask you to kill 10 rats, Guild Wars 2's dynamic quest...

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Pantheon talks 'The Gnome,' 12 days remain on Kickstarter campaign

Mysterious, diminutive creatures that love magic are standard fare for fantasy MMOs, and Brad McQuaid's Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen is no exception. Visionary Realms, which is attempting to raise $800,000 via Kickstarter to develop Pantheon, has posted an update diving deeper into the game's race...

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The Stream Team: Slinging cards in Hearthstone

Blizzard Entertainment's addictive digital collectible card game is now in open beta and Massively's Mike Foster is itching to dust off his decks and smash some unwary opponents. The Hearthstone arena is a harsh place, however, and Mike's lust for battle could be the very thing that destroys him...

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SMITE unveils your new nemesis, Nemesis

Hi-Rez has introduced a new goddess to the world of SMITE. Nemesis, Goddess of Revenge, is a physical melee warrior who "unleashes her vengeance on all who oppose her." According to the lore, Nemesis is in charge of dishing out punishment to both humans and gods guilty of hubris; her method is...

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World of Warcraft subs increase to 7.8 million

A successful BlizzCon and the announcement of upcoming expansion Warlords of Draenor seems to have been a positive thing for World of Warcraft; Activision-Blizzard is reporting that the game's subscriber numbers have received a slight bump from 7.6 million in November 2013 to 7.8 million through...

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Rhode Island House to vote on out-of-court settlements for 38 Studios fiasco

After a successful vote yesterday from the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee, the full state House of Representatives is set to consider legislation next week that encourages out-of-court settlements in Rhode Island Commerce Corp.'s lawsuit against 38 Studios and its founder, Curt Schilling. ...

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