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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

PAX South 2015: The Untitled Game is whatever you want it to be

The Untitled Game, better known as TUG, is one of the many recent titles that have earned a small crowdfunding fortune by shouting the word "sandbox" as loud as the internet will allow. The game's initial Kickstarter campaign raised $293,000; launching on Steam's Early Access marketplace helped Ner...

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PAX South 2015: Notes from a Star Citizen town hall

Star Citizen is such a big fancy deal that instead of having a panel or booth at PAX South 2015, Cloud Imperium booked a theater down the street and hosted 10 straight hours of forums and chit-chats with backers. That's right: There wasn't enough room in the PAX convention hall to accommodate all t...

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PAX South 2015: Garriott and Long talk Shroud of the Avatar

In 2013, Ultima Online creator Richard Garriott took to Kickstarter in the hopes of funding an old-school, sandbox-y MMO. Titled Shroud of the Avatar, the new project would be built in Unity and aimed squarely at those MMO fans who longed for the days of player-driven economies, crafting as a focus...

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PAX South 2015: Hangin' with Frontier, playin' Elite on the Oculus Rift

Readers of the Choose My Adventure column may remember that I spent the month of September smuggling beer, shooting NPCs, and dodging space rocks in Frontier Developments' Elite: Dangerous. Though the game was in early beta, I found lots to do and lots to love about the space simulator that isn't t...

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Choose My Adventure: A bit of TERA sightseeing

There's no question that TERA is one of the most beautiful MMOs on the market. Its open world features gorgeous terrain, cool set pieces, and lots of variation for the screenshot-obsessed. So when Choose My Adventure's voters elected to send me exploring last week, I was more than happy to oblige. ...

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The Stream Team: Questing into TERA's Fate of Arun

TERA's Fate of Arun expansion is the topic of this month's Choose My Adventure, and Massively's Mike Foster has a reader-created level 60 Castanic warrior all set to go. Join Mike as he explores the first bits of Fate of Arun's content and presumably fumbles his way through the basics of playing on...

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Choose My Adventure: Air travel is not very safe in TERA

Massively multiplayer online games are collections of interlocking systems. A character's skills allow her to interact with the world, interacting with the world gives her experience points, experience points give her levels, levels give her skills, and so on. Inventory, items, professions, quests...

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The Stream Team: Ramping up for TERA's Fate of Arun

Choose My Adventure is headed into TERA's Fate of Arun expansion, and tonight, Massively's Mike Foster is shaking off the cobwebs by logging in to his old character and tanking whatever he can tank. Next week marks the start of his expansion adventure; tonight's all about remembering what buttons d...

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Choose My Adventure: TERA's Fate of Arun

As was mentioned many times during our end-of-year awards and the comments surrounding them, 2014 was a much better year for adding to existing properties than releasing new ones. Some of the biggest launches of the year came in the form of expansions like Rift's Nightmare Tide, Star Trek Online's ...

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Choose My Adventure: World of Warcraft High

Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft launched on November 23rd, 2004. For anyone having a hard time putting that date into context, consider this: My sister, who's now in college, was eight years old when WoW's gates first opened. Some of our readers with nice jobs and adorable children were ...

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