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EVE Evolved: Consequences and conflict

I've always considered EVE Online to be the model sandbox MMO and a template that could theoretically be applied to other titles. Whether you believe it's by careful design or a happy accident, EVE has stumbled on a formula that clearly works and has helped the game stay popular for over a decade....

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Ask Massively: The dilemma of the free-to-play sandbox

Reader Sharvis recently emailed the Massively Speaking podcast with a question I felt deserved more than just a quick verbal reaction on the 'cast. That, and we just discovered that the ask@massively.com email address went dead approximately three weeks ago, and I've not been receiving your letters...

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Not So Massively: Path of Exile's Twitch integration, Prime World's open beta, and Elite's IPO

Star Citizen asked backers to stop reselling exclusive ship models with lifetime insurance via the forum and warned buyers that these purchases are at their own risk. Chris Roberts also removed personal meeting options from several high-price pledge tiers due to his time being stretched very thin,...

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Not So Massively: LoL comes to Australia, D3 bans botters, and Star Citizen's 24-hour livestream

Australian League of Legends players have been celebrating the opening of a new Oceanic server, and developers outlined the path European and North American players can take to get into the competitive scene. The prize pool on Dota 2's world championship tournament has now risen to over $2.4...

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Massively Speaking Episode 249: Captain Grumpypants

When a subscription MMO goes free-to-play, there's always a circus atmosphere surrounding it. The studios use it as an excuse to enjoy a "second launch," players pour out opinions on all sides, and new folks wander into the danger zone out of sheer curiosity. It's not just about F2P on this...

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Massively Speaking Episode 244: Defiant until the end

Bree pulls into Starbucks because her internet's on the fritz, Justin's giddy about minipets, and a wild Jef arrives to give us his thoughts on the first week of Defiance. Massively Speaking: It's super effective! Have a comment for the podcasters? Shoot an email to podcast@massively.com. We...

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Massively Speaking 226: Stuffed!

With the holiday week here in the states, the news cycle downshifted while belts loosened. Justin, Jef, and Bree gorged on both turkey and MMOs this past week, and can now legally be declared "brain dead but heart happy." Even with Thanksgiving we still had an interesting week of stories,...

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Massively Speaking Episode 189: GDC Tuesday

Massively Speaking Episode 189 is a special GDC edition hosted by two of our attendees, Shawn Schuster and Jef Reahard. The two assemble for a short, early-morning debriefing on yesterday's PlanetSide 2 demo, which as Shawn describes it, "pretty much blew [him] away." They compare the game to its...

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Free for All: The still-satisfying world of action MMOs

Look, I'm a red-blooded American gamer. I even call it 'Merica. So it should be no surprise when I feel like getting down with a melee-based chop-'em-up or have the desire to leap, jump and bounce my way through countless levels. In other words, action. We 'Mericans love our action games. I have...

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Hyperspace Beacon: Best of...

If you pre-ordered the game early enough, then you should be in Star Wars: The Old Republic's early access by the time you are reading this. I hope you're having a good time. Look me up on the Lord Adraas server. My name there is Shaddoe. Don't be scared -- I may roleplay my character. Even if...

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