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The Daily Grind: What's the creepiest MMO locale?

Sorry, Halloween's heavy on the mind this week, and as I await the Great Pumpkin's return, I have been seeking out the scariest and most unsettling places in MMOs. Naturally, I found most of them in The Secret World. Probably one of the most creepy places in TSW is the kindergarten in Savage...

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Massively Speaking Episode 319: Many words spoken to you

Big news! Sad layoffs! New expansions! Scary holidays! Big launches! Wordy words! Hutt Jedi! What do you get when you have a crazy busy news week and two sleep-deprived podcasters? This show! Get all of our opinions and analysis on the most important stories of the past week right here on...

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Flameseeker Chronicles: Gem store scares and lore treats in Guild Wars 2

It's Halloween! Well, almost. Close enough. It's always fun to celebrate holidays as an MMO fan because you can party as long as the event runs without ever leaving your house! Oh, I just made myself sad. Let's start over. Guild Wars 2 is celebrating its third Halloween, and it doesn't seem as...

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The Daily Grind: Are you looking forward to The Crew?

I can't wait for Ubisoft's upcoming open world racer called The Crew. I'm not convinced that it's an MMO, but it looks like a nifty combination of online action RPG mechanics and arcade-style driving. And hey, I liked Test Drive Unlimited as well as its sequel, so it's not like I'm hard to please...

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Not So Massively: LoL's billion, SOTA's Steam debut, and Hearthstone's smartphone plans

Welcome back to No So Massively, where every Monday we round up the highlights from the past week in the world of MOBAs, roguelikes, MMOTCGs, and other games that aren't quite MMOs. League of Legends is poised to generate $1 billion in annual revenue. Hearthstone announced plans to release for...

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The Mog Log: Dark Knight is a tank in Final Fantasy XIV

I can't really stop talking about Final Fantasy XIV when it's been weeks of news feasts for the game, can I? Hot on the heels of the last fanfest, the one-day London fanfest happened, and the development team compensated for the shortened overall time by filling the keynote with revelations. The...

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The Daily Grind: Do you like beefcake avatars?

Marvel Heroes' new Juggernaut character sounded intriguing. Then I got a look at him and he went from probable purchase to lol-no-way! Despite the intriguing momentum mechanic and the appeal of smashing everything in sight, I really can't stand beefcake character models. It's not just an MMO...

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EVE Evolved: Could permadeath work in EVE?

Permadeath has been one of the most contentuous features in online gaming since as far back as I can remember. The feeling of permanently losing a character you've spent months training up and playing with because of a single mistake or lag spike would be horrifying to most people, yet the idea...

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The Daily Grind: What's your favorite piece of MMO swag?

A Reddit thread posted by curious swag-mongers working for indie MMO hopeful Das Tal inspired today's question: What's your favorite piece of MMO swag? Me, I have a few pieces that I've kept. Some cloth maps and cards from Ultima Online. All the paper maps from City of Heroes. A couple of World...

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Perfect Ten: My World of Warcraft launch memories

I'm really not a big fan of those constant reminders from the media as to how much time has gone by using pop culture as reference points. I'm really not. So I kind of hate myself for saying this, but friends, next month will be World of Warcraft's 10th anniversary! Ten years! How old are we now! ...

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