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The Daily Grind: Is your bandwidth too slow?

Pando Networks recently released a study measuring internet speeds all across the world. Not surprisingly, South Korea came out at the top of that list with an average download speed of 2,202 KBps. To MMO gamers, our connection is our life. We don't enjoy a hiccup in the tubes, but it gives us...

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The Game Archaeologist and the Forbidden RuneScape: The highlights

The Game Archaeologist is a lazy adventurer-slash-professor who dons his trademark cap for a weekly expedition through some of the most famous MMOs of the past few decades. Each month he chooses a different title to examine its highlights, talk with its developers, and invite its fans to share...

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Net neutrality moving forward behind closed doors?

It sounds fairly boring compared to slaughtering orcs in your game of choice, but net neutrality is a big deal. It's about the very nature of the Internet and how we interact with it, and supporters of neutrality would argue that it's the only thing standing between MMO players and uncomfortable...

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Love opens up logins for alpha testers

A while back, we mentioned that the Love alpha client was available for download, so you can run the engine on your system and help the one-man-developer, Eskil Steenberg, with gathering data for his server. Eskil has gotten done that portion, however, and has now opened the anticipated game for...

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No download, no problem: Browser-based MMOs

Not all of us have the high end computers to run graphics intensive games like Lord of the Rings Online. Others players may just not want to take the time or bandwidth to download a whole MMO client just to find out that it's not worth it. Plus, maybe we want a game that we can play easily from...

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Behind the Curtain: Looking to the future

I was reading an article on the BBC News Technology pages the other day, and it piqued my curiosity. The availability of super-fast broadband is about the only thing that's likely to entice me to move back to my home town. But how much bandwidth do you need to kill ten more foozles? Ofcom , the...

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Internet payment plan based on usage to be tested in Texas

In a chilling bit of news for any net aficionado, Time Warner is reportedly planning to try out a new billing scheme where they would charge customers based on the amount of bandwidth they consume, instead of the more traditional flat service fee. According to the report on MSNBC, the measure is...

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