MMO Blog Articles

How should drinking in mmo games be handled?
The virtual worlds of online games allow players to do some fantastic things, such as cast magical spells or fight monstrous creatures. However, mmo games also reflect the real world in that many activities found in the regular world can be found online as well. Some examples include swimming, riding horses, and climbing. Eating and drinking are also a major component of online games in the form of buff-giving food and potions. Yet the consumptio...
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Jul 07 2017
Star Trek Online Kobayashi Maru Review
One of the most iconic scenes in Star Trek lore takes place in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. At the beginning of the film, it appears that the Enterprise is destroyed while attempting to render aid to the Kobayashi Maru. Of course, we find out that it was just a simulation, but the legend of the Kobayashi Maru had now been firmly planted in every Trekkie's heart. The new movie series even used this scenario in its reboot, and it has now return...
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Jul 06 2017
How the Star Citizen loan got blown out of proportion
To paraphrase an old saying, there's no drama like internet drama. One of the biggest magnets for drama nowadays is the ongoing development for Star Citizen. The virtual worlds mmo of interstellar travel and exploration has had more than its fair share of detractors, speculation, and controversy. The latest installment of the ongoing soap opera is of a Star Citizen loan that led many to begin saying that Cloud Imperium Games, the game's developer...
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Jul 04 2017
Star Trek Online summer event review
There are times when starship captains need a break from exploring strange new worlds, seeking out life forms and civilizations, and going boldly where no man has gone before. Fortunately for players of the Star Trek Online free mmo, the opportunity for rest and relaxation can be found during the summer months. Instead of engaging in deadly space battles, players can frolic on the beaches of the beautiful world of Risa and soak up the sun to get ...
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Jun 30 2017
Top five mmo summer events
Ah, summertime. It's the season that most people look forward to all year. School is out, families go on vacation, and there's plenty of time to lounge by the pool. Of course, it's also the time when many gamers spend extra hours playing their favorite mmorpg games late through the night and into the wee hours of the dawn. A lot of online games celebrate this sun-soaked season by having their own special event. Slather on the sunscreen and put on...
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Jun 29 2017
How should a Magic: The Gathering mmo look like?
Over the last fifty years, there have only been a few games that have been revolutionary and made their mark. One such game is Dungeons and Dragons, which introduced pen-and-paper role-playing to the world in the 1970s. Another milestone game is Magic: The Gathering, which was released back in 1993. This game created the entire collectible card game genre and made its parent company so rich that they were able to eventually buy the makers of Dung...
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Jun 27 2017
Top five eSports popularity study takeaways
Just a few years ago on one of the ESPN channels, a member of a sports journalists panel brought up the topic of eSports and its growing popularity. The reaction from the other journalists was laughter and utter condescension towards eSports and its fans. They refused to even consider that immensely popular mmo games and shooters of a competitive nature to be worthy of any attention at all. But, oh, how the tables are turning. ESPN is losing abou...
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Jun 24 2017
How the first Pokemon Go anniversary is being done right
Whether you're an online rpg or mobile game, reaching your first anniversary is always a reason to celebrate. Developing a video game takes tremendous effort, and quite a few games never reach their launch date. As there are now literally thousands of gaming options available to players, it's quite an achievement to have garnered a sufficient base to successfully get to being one year old. Niantic is celebrating the very first Pokemon Go annivers...
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Jun 20 2017
Wild West Online interview
The virtual worlds of online games offer plenty of choices for escaping the real world in order to have adventure. You can slay orcs by the thousands, cast powerful spells, or engage in epic space battles. Yet it's extremely rare to be able to face down a gang of desperadoes, take part in a saloon brawl, or walk down a street at high noon to engage in a gunfight. This is why we're really looking forward to Wild West Online, a sandbox mmo designed...
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Jun 16 2017
World of Tanks criticism by SirFoch
There are times when you just have to really love the world of online gaming. You would think that the virtual battles taking place in mmo games would be intense, but there are times when they pale to the fights being waged on the web between gamers and developers. A perfect case in point is the recent brouhaha over SirFoch, a World of Tanks community contributor, who brutally savaged the game's latest premium tank, the Chrysler K GF, in a YouTub...
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Jun 15 2017