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L.A.W's post-apocalyptic closed beta phase begins

In our humble opinion, you can never have enough post-apocalyptic video games, and that's why we're pretty excited to see more of L.A.W (Living After War). Sure there's Fallout, Wasteland, and when it comes to MMOs, Fallen Earth, but the more the merrier. Luckily for us (and you), L.A.W is...

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Three hours and out: South Korea considers additional gaming ban for minors

It looks like being a young gamer in South Korea is getting tougher and tougher. Last year the country put into effect a "Cinderella Law" that prohibited online gamers 18 and younger from logging in to popular games between the hours of midnight and 6:00 a.m.. Now the government is taking a close...

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The SOPAbox: Defeating online piracy by destroying the internet

Disclaimer: The Soapbox column is entirely the opinion of this week's writer and does not necessarily reflect the views of Massively as a whole. If you're afraid of opinions other than your own, you might want to skip this column. Unless you've been living under a rock, chances are you've...

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Rage against the extreme: Introducing L.A.W -- Living After War

Are you brave? A little nuts? A mutated cat-like thing with a giant sword and a healthy resistance to radiation? Then you, like most Massively readers, are set for the apocalypse and prime for the latest post-nuclear MMO, L.A.W -- Living After War. Set a couple hundred years in the future, the...

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The Game Archaeologist spins A Tale in the Desert: A talk with Teppy

I have to say, I have nothing but admiration for lone wolf-style developers who decide to pish-posh giant studio teams and massive budgets and jump into the game-making mosh pit anyway. Andrew "Teppy" Tepper is one of these visionaries who had an idea for a unique MMO and took it to fruition. I...

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The Game Archaeologist spins A Tale in the Desert: The highlights

Readers of the ever-so-humble Game Archaeologist will recall that earlier this year I had the opportunity to exchange informative words with Dr. Richard Bartle, the creator of MUD. Since he was -- and is -- a highly opinionated designer, I asked him what he thought was the most innovative MMO...

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South Korea gaming curfew law unanimously passes committee, moves on to National Assembly

Apparently the kids are not all right in South Korea, at least according to the adults who've passed a new law aimed at curtailing certain online gaming activities. A South Korean legislation and judiciary committee voted unanimously to adopt a law that will theoretically prevent kids under 15...

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City of Heroes explores crime and punishment, Praetoria style

We're getting closer and closer to the launch of the second major expansion to City of Heroes, Going Rogue. While the official site has been a bit silent of late, no doubt in focusing on the game's six-year anniversary, it's just updated again with another look inside the utopia of Tyrant. The most...

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From Azeroth to Canada: Tracking down a fugitive in World of Warcraft

If you thought you could hide online, think again. Alfred "Rastlynn" Hightower just found out that when you're playing World of Warcraft, you can't hide from the law. Hightower was wanted in Howard County, Indiana for two charges of dealing a controlled substance and for dealing marijuana,...

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Jagex gets RuneScape fraudster arrested in the UK

For quite some time now cheating in an MMO generally only carried with it the repercussion of a virtual slap on the hand. Fake someone out of an item or two, and a GM might intervene, take the stuff and suspend your account. Do something against the terms of service and generally speaking, one...

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