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Exclusive: Storybricks dev diary expounds on bringing NPCs to life

In much of the MMORPG world, NPCs are nothing more than quest-filled Pez dispensers, human vending machines doling out the standard kill-10-rats chore to each and every player who roams by. They are lifeless tools at best and forgettable backdrops at worst. But the folks working on Storybricks be...

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Ask Massively: Site redesigns, editorials, and sandbox coverage

For those of you hiding out from family or working your brains instead of your stomachs on this sacred holiday on which we celebrate food or something, this edition of Ask Massively will mop up a few little questions and demands made in the comment section recently. We're addressing a potential s...

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Embers of Caerus launches Kickstarter campaign

It looks like Forsaken Studios is piling onto the Kickstarter bandwagon to help raise funds for its upcoming sandbox title, Embers of Caerus. The studio has set a funding goal of $25,000 US to "fuel the development and production of [the studio's] prototype, bring [the game] to the attention of...

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The Repopulation populates pre-alpha

Above and Beyond Technologies, the studio behind upcoming sci-fi sandbox title The Repopulation, has been spending the last couple of months preparing new features for the game to show off at GDC 2012. Well, the wait is over as a new changelog post on the game's official site gives players a lo...

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The Daily Grind: How would you define a sandbox MMO?

So yesterday on Twitter I conducted an extensive, exhaustive survey in which I asked, "Hai guyz, what makes a sandbox MMO a thing? You know?" It was probably a little less articulate than that. While I might be seen as the ultimate source of information in video games, the truth is that I'm strug...

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Wurm Online client update brings proximity voice chat, UI update, and more

The latest client update to Code Club AB's construction-oriented sandbox title Wurm Online brings a cornucopia of new features to the game, but perhaps none so interesting as the addition of proximity voice chat. That's right, players will now be able to vocally communicate with any players in ...

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Xsyon announces newest Guide-run event: The Grand Cart Race

Earlier this month, we reported on a player-run event being held in Notorious Games' sandbox MMO Xsyon, and bear-fighting was involved. Today, the team has put out an announcement for a new Guide-run event, though unfortunately bear-fighting is not involved. What is involved, though, is cart ra...

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Second Life rolls out Linden Realms publicly on December 1st

Something very unusual is coming to Second Life on December 1st: a game. All right, that in and of itself isn't all that unusual, since the virtual world has long empowered users to create their own systems and their own games. But this is still something different because it's not a user-created...

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