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2012: The year of the MMO Kickstarter

Kickstarter is perhaps the biggest story in the world of gaming since the birth of the home video console or the integration of online components into consumer entertainment. No new product, innovation, or invention has carried with it such immense potential for shifting the way the industry plan...

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Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond handing out trips to the (virtual) moon!

As Project Whitecard wraps up its Kickstarter fundraiser to raise funds for Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond, it wants to give a little extra incentive for any would-be donors. Anyone -- past, present and future -- who gives to the NASA project will be entered into a drawing for one of 50 free co...

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Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond prepares to plumb the depths of space for adventure

While NASA's shuttle mission may be over and the International Space Station's future in doubt, there is one place that space exploration is moving forward: online. Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond is looking more promising by the day, especially now that the team has secured almost $40,000 via...

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Astronaut: Moon, Mars, and Beyond developer talks educational mission

Astronaut: Moon, Mars, and Beyond has been in the news a lot lately, but just who are the folks behind the educational MMO from NASA and Project Whitecard? A new piece at Gamasutra sheds a bit of light on that as well as a few more details about the project as a whole. "I'm originally a develo...

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Astronaut MMO may finally launch (pun intended)

Just when Astronaut: Moon, Mars, and Beyond was about to be written off as vaporware, NASA has popped back on the scene to announce some commercial backing for the project from developers Project Whitecard, Wisdom Tools, and Virtual Heroes. According to the first announcement over two years ag...

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Richard Garriott addresses 'Third Grand Era of Games' at the 2011 LOGIN Conference

Richard Garriott: game developer, private astronaut, beard aficionado -- and now keynote speaker. The former developer of the Ultima series, Ultima Online, and Tabula Rasa will provide the main speech at the 2011 LOGIN Conference. Garriott will be talking about the Third Grand Era of Games tha...

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Take part in space exploration with NASA's coming MMO

How would you like to take a trip into space? No, not the stylized science fiction that Star Trek Online promises, or the fantasy-with-spaceships of Star Wars: the Old Republic. We've heard the announcement about NASA's coming space MMO, Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond, but the game hasn't been mak...

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Free Realms announces free virtual items and Station Cash for all players

"Well that didn't take long" was the gist of what the Massively team had to say about today's Free Realms announcement of over one million players signed up in the first eighteen days. Are these players all shelling out for Station Cash? Doubtful. And it's way too soon to judge how many of those pl...

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NASA MMOG Astronaut: Moon, Mars, and Beyond announced

Talk of NASA's upcoming MMOG has been circulating since last year, but it wasn't until March 20 that the agency formally announced its plans for Astronaut: Moon, Mars, and Beyond. They're going to partner with developers Information Place, Virtual Heroes and Project Whitecard to create the virtual w...

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One Shots: Haroun Falls, or a lot of Tang

Today we have a beautifully vibrant picture sent in to us by Mark 'Jukovic' Benson of Shadow Wind clan in Tabula Rasa. While this picture was titled Haroun Falls, we've no idea what else it involves. It does appear to involve either a great deal of lava, glowy alien water, or perhaps Mark's stumbl...

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