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The Daily Grind: What 2013 MMO are you anticipating the most?

It'll probably be hard to top 2012 when it comes to MMORPG hype. Several big-name games came out this year, and another launched so late in 2011 that it might as well have been a 2012 release. Next year looks much calmer, though the impending arrival of The Elder Scrolls Online and possibly...

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Chris Roberts returns with open-world Star Citizen sandbox

It's a good day to be a hardcore gamer, folks, particularly if you grew up playing Wing Commander, Freelancer, or any number of similar PC-exclusive space sims. Genre heavyweight Chris Roberts has finally unveiled his new project, and it looks to be a sprawling open-world title called Star...

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The Elder Scrolls Online hosts lore limerick contest

There once was a High Elf from Tamriel / whose foppishness the villagers did tell / she had many fears / about bees flying in her ears / and thus plugged them with honey so well. Think you can do better? Bethesda is hoping you can, which is why the studio is hosting a "lore limerick" contest...

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The Elder Scrolls Online's Matt Firor on moving the franchise online

There's a lot of pressure on Matt Firor these days as he heads production on The Elder Scrolls Online. Fans of the franchise have a lot of expectations about what the game will look like when it finally launches, but as Firor explains in a recent interview, his main concern is making the best...

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The Soapbox: BioWare, meet ZeniMax; ZeniMax, this is BioWare

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. Once upon a time, a group of decision-makers at a big AAA...

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CCP: It's 'deeply wrong' to assume that repetition is the way forward

CCP's got opinions. This isn't news. The Icelandic developer behind EVE Online isn't afraid to share its opinions, which is also par for the course. MMO developers rarely comment on other games, though, and so we read lead EVE designer Kristopher Touborg's thoughts on The Elder Scrolls Online...

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The Daily Grind: Do you need to be the hero?

"In the Elder Scrolls games," Matt Firor says, trying to make the case for solo story in The Elder Scrolls Online, "You're always the hero, whether you want to [be] or not, in some cases." That declaration was news to me; I've been playing cutpurses and scapegraces in the Elder Scrolls series...

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ZeniMax: The Elder Scrolls Online's real-time combat 'is all pretty much new'

If ZeniMax seems a bit defensive about The Elder Scrolls Online, you can hardly blame the company. Since its announcement this spring, the upcoming MMO has been met with a steady chorus of fan disapproval due to perceived similarities with other themepark fantasy MMOs. In a new interview with...

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The Soapbox: This fantasy is far from fantastic

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. "More innovation!" is the common rallying cry of the...

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Massively Speaking Episode 204: Power creep

Massively Speaking Episode 204 seeks to put a cap on the whole E3 2012 experience. It was a wild week full of news and reveals both big and small, and Massively was on hand for it all. To help us conduct a proper post-mortem, we brought back Jef to give us his first-hand analysis of the entire...

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