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The Mog Log: A tourist in Final Fantasy XI

I don't write much about Final Fantasy XI in this column, but those with some knowledge of its history know that wasn't always the case. There are long stretches of the column that have focused on Final Fantasy XI's trials and tribulations. It's just that as I've said many times over, there's not a...

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The Daily Grind: How many games can you play at once?

Most of us here at Massively play multiple MMORPGs, and we're betting a large majority of the readership does as well. Whether it's the standard main game and one or two flings on the side, or the game-hopping manifesto that compels us to try anything and everything that comes down the pipe, everyo...

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The myth of the World of Warcraft tourist

Last time we took a look at an elusive breed in the MMO universe, it was the sometimes spotted but never conclusively studied console MMO. This time, however, we should take a look at the World of Warcraft tourist, which should be compared to a brontosaurus. Not because it's a slow-witted lumbering...

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The perils of MMO tourism

MMOs are a big business these days. This hasn't always been the case -- Ultima Online might have been the first real game of the genre, but it didn't make everyone want to build a competitor. It was the success of World of Warcraft that really opened up the idea that there was a huge amount of mone...

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Plans underway to mirror 2010 Youth Olympics in virtual Singapore

You've never been to Singapore? Just point and click. Singapore's Media Development Authority have announced plans for a 3D interactive online version of their city, dubbed Co-Space. There's no shortage of interest from potential developers; fifty firms have come forward in answer to the MDA's call...

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Tourist guide to Second Life

Second Life isn't all doom, gloom and financial wheeler-dealers. Neither, despite what the mainstream media would have you believe is it all sex, sex, sex. In fairness, all of these things and more can be found in Second Life, just like in Real Life, it just depends on what you go looking for. But, ...

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