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First Impressions: Global Agenda

Global Agenda. This game has been successful in causing quite a stir on our website. It seems almost every single story we do on the game anymore turns into the inevitable "this isn't an MMO" debate. We've even tried to give the MMORTS part of it more of a perspective in past articles, but that's...

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More Final Fantasy XIV translations with developer commentary

In some games, adventurers are just regular people, albeit very well-trained and highly-armed people who are a bit dangerous to have hanging around too long. In others, however, there's something special setting them apart, even beyond the fact that they spend all of their waking lives running...

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DDO adds free-to-play with Eberron Unlimited [Updated]

Gigantic news coming out of Turbine today with the announcement of Dungeons and Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited and its beta launch. This new version of the game will offer players the ability to download the game and play for free. In addition, players can purchase items, adventure packs, and...

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GDC09: Massively previews Huxley, a hybrid sci-fi MMO and FPS

Huxley: The Dystopia is a massively multiplayer online first-person shooter (MMOFPS) in development at NHN USA. We haven't heard much about the title since mid-2008, so we were happy that NHN USA was willing to sit down with us at GDC 2009. We spoke with Andy Hong, Huxley's Project Manager, who...

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Can an MMO/TV hybrid succeed?

This past weekend Massively's big-sister site Joystiq took an editorial look at the SCI FI channel MMO/TV hybrid recently announced by Trion. Here at the site we discussed the initial announcement, and even did an interview with Trion's Jon Van Caneghem all about the ambitious project. Though...

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Sci Fi Channel creating hybrid TV series and MMO

The Sci Fi Channel plans to air a TV series that simultaneously plays out as a massively multiplayer online game, the Los Angeles Times reports. This pairing of television writers with game designers will allow fans of the series to influence its story arc through their own actions in the virtual...

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An in-depth look at class design in favor of the hybrid

When it comes to choosing your class, we don't usually think much past the basics of the class's design, and of course how awesome you'll look in your favorite armor. But there's so much more to designing a balanced character class in an MMO than you might expect. Recently, in a wonderful article at...

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April Fool's in Tabula Rasa: New hybrid class!

Have you ever wanted to be a Skitterin? Just lie around all day, eating, sleeping and gracefully avoiding the footfalls of soldiers running to and fro? That sure would be the life, wouldn't it? Well now you can with Tabula Rasa's newly-announced Skitterin Hybrid class! We're especially impressed...

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The Daily Grind: How can Tabula Rasa be improved?

Honestly, I haven't had any desire to try Tabula Rasa. Well, that's not entirely true; when I first heard that Lord British was developing a science fiction MMO, I was terribly excited. And if all I knew of the game was what I saw in screenshots and gameplay video, I might still be tempted to give...

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Tabula Rasa Feedback Friday: Patch 1.4

The Tabula Rasa team has given us a nice little preview of what to expect in the upcoming 1.4 patch for the start of 2008. Some of the new features include Hybrid aliens (!!!), a hide helmet option, an Ability and Attribute respec and some bug fixes. We're especially interested in the Hybrid...

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