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MMO bloggers band together to encourage new writers

Have you heard of the Newbie Blogger Initiative? It's only the latest and greatest craze to hit the MMO circuit. Basically, several experienced MMO bloggers decided to band together to encourage and support players in trying their hand at starting up a new blog. During the month of October, the ...

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The Daily Grind: What's the story behind your character name?

I love me a good character name. Before I settled into the habit of using the same handful of names over and over again, I used to rely on a multi-page list of interesting names that I added to over the years. Many of these names would be chosen just because I liked the sound of them, but sometimes...

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The Game Archaeologist and the What Ifs: Climax's Warhammer Online

Let's begin with a little personal history. Back in 2008, I decided to get into the blogging scene by jumping on board the latest MMO hotness -- in this case, Warhammer Online. As I was growing increasingly tired of World of Warcraft, WAR seemed to offer a refreshing alternative: a darker world f...

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Massively Speaking Episode 105

Massively Speaking Episode 105 returns to the news this week as Shawn is joined by LotRO columnist and news blogger extraordinaire Justin Olivetti, aka Syp. Discussion includes APB's launch day, Fallout Online, DDO Update 5, Global Agenda going F2P and much more. Have a comment for the podcasters...

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The Game Archaeologist and the Ultima Prize: My journey

The Game Archaeologist is your spunky Tuesday column devoted to exploring the MMORPGs of yesterday. Enough is enough! No more looking back at history, talking to the players who have been there, or even chatting up the creator of the game -- it was time for the Game Archaeologist to man up and p...

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The Digital Continuum: Your face is 'still in beta'

There's been discussion recently of the failings of "Dude, it's a beta!" as an argumentative device when someone makes a critical observation about an MMO during the beta process. Syp over at Bio Break takes the stance that people who say things like this are either considerable fanboys or have sev...

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The elusive breed of the console MMO

Much like the Loch Ness Monster, the console MMO is a rarely-seen creature which nevertheless has captured the imagination of many. (Unlike the monster, console MMOs are not admitted hoaxes perpetuated by willing disbelief and a lakeside town's need for tourist revenue.) We've yet to see much progr...

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Massively Speaking Episode 82: Taking a Biobreak with Syp

Massively Speaking Episode 82 returns from the holiday vacation with special guest Syp from BioBreak who joins Shawn and Rubi to discuss a bit of news from the last two weeks. But the main focus of this final episode of 2009 is to hash out the trends we've seen during the year, and what we predict f...

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Will Star Trek Online be ready for its launch?

It's no secret that a lot of people in the MMO blogosphere are excited about Star Trek Online, considering that it's more or less a built-in home run from many of the same people who play MMOs. But there are certainly questions to be asked about any MMO due out soon, especially one with three more...

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Fallen Earth fan: "Don't play Fallen Earth"

You should most definitely not be playing Fallen Earth. How can you tell? Why, because Bio Break recently posted a long article explaining exactly why you shouldn't be playing it. And this isn't coming from a fan who's just disgruntled about a certain update or class rebalancing (though the latter...

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