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The Daily Grind: Do you read gaming-related novels?

No, not the novels posted in our comments. Actual novels. Literary and pulp fiction! Gamasutra recently ran an article chronicling an author's attempt to publish and market a book aimed squarely at gamers. The writer ran into difficulties, however, because of the publishing industry's insistence...

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The Daily Grind: How much time do you spend reading about games when not playing?

Congratulations -- by coming to Massively, you're already ahead of the average MMO player curve. No, really. Most people stop thinking about Guild Wars as soon as the game client is closed. But you're busy browsing a site for more news and opinions about the game. (Substitute another game as appr...

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The Daily Grind: What do you do during downtime in the game?

MMOs, especially older ones, often suffered or benefited (depending on whom you asked) from having a somewhat more sedate pace of activities. Even in the most action-oriented games, there are periods of downtime, whether they come from travel times or waiting for the other two players in your par...

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A sneak peek at RuneScape's Return to Canifis novel

At the end of this month, publisher Titan Books will be releasing the second installment in a new series of RuneScape novels. Return to Canifis tells the tale of a grim period in the city of Varrock's history. Citizens of Varrock are being kidnapped and killed by monsters from the corrupted lands...

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RuneScape's Return to Canifis: First impressions

Last year, publisher Titan Books released the first in a new series of novels based on free-to-play MMO RuneScape. Betrayal at Falador was well-received, with our own Rubi Bayer thoroughly enjoying the novel's story and its author's writing style. Author T.S. Church has since completed work on th...

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Second RuneScape novel "Return to Canifis" to be released this month

In August of last year, Titan Books announced the beginning of a new series of novels set in the lands of free-to-play fantasy MMO RuneScape. The first novel, Betrayal at Falador, told a vivid tale from RuneScape's backstory using key characters from the game's lore and in-game quests. The book w...

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DC Universe Online's developer reading list

Whether or not you're a fan of DC Universe Online, the game clearly goes out of its way to make nods to comics that spawned the franchise. That naturally has to lead to a question -- what books has the team been reading? After all, it makes a lot of difference if the team is reading The Killing Jok...

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E-ON Magazine issue 20 hits the shelves

The magazine industry is a behemoth, catering to practically every hobby there is. No matter how obscure the hobby, you're sure to find a magazine on the shelf all about it. While there are plenty of magazines dedicated to gaming, only a few MMOs have their own dedicated magazines. Despite the rise...

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The Daily Grind: Do you read the quest text?

Serious question time. You guys ready? We hope you are, because we're about to do this. Do you read the quest text? We're not kidding. That's today's morning question. No better way to start your day than by having your favorite MMO news site ask you if you read the quest text. Now don't lie ...

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The Daily Grind: Favorite activity to do at the same time as MMOing?

Let's face it: there are times when playing MMOs that your full, undivided attention isn't really required. Maybe you're in a slow group or raid, or camping some rare spawn, or just online to keep an eye on the market. We're often left with enough mental capacity to start up a second activity. Here ...

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