Category Archive: i. MMORPG

How Technology Has Changed Gaming Outside of the Home

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It used to be that you would have to go to an arcade or some kind of gaming tournament if you were looking to have a video game-related experience outside of your home. Because if you didn’t decide to take on either of those options, you were basically stuck with playing against your friends and …

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Shifting Review Scores

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If you pay any attention to the mainstream gaming press, you’ve probably heard about the mess that is Battlefield 4. Ever since the game released on next-gen consoles, there has been a constant crap-storm of commentary: How could DICE release a game in this state? It’s not worth buying! Go get your money back! All of this underlined …

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Taking Questions for Scott Hartsman Tomorrow (12/12)

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Hi Guys, We will be interviewing Scott Hartsman, CEO of Trion Worlds, on MMORPG.com‘s Game On: ESP Edition podcast tomorrow. I have a set of interview questions lined up but would love to gather some of yours as well. If you have a question you would like us to consider, please leave it in a …

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What are Games Worth?

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Syl recently published an excellent post asking how we defined the value of our video games. Her discussion was drawn from Episode 30 of our Game On podcast. Our conversation there stemmed from the recent supporter packs offered for Trove by Trion Worlds. The general consensus was that, be it Trove, Star Citizen, or any …

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Remembering Fun

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I decided to go back to World of Warcraft. Just kidding! But that does make a good first line to a return post, doesn’t it? Since the last time I posted on this blog, something I intend to rectify beginning now, I’ve spent a good amount of time considering our attitudes as gamers. Now, we’re …

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Bloggers disappearing and why I’m one of them. But not really.

In light of the recent conversation about the state of MMO blogs, I thought it was about time I popped in and reminded you that I’m not dead. See? LA DEE DA DEE DA! Now that you know I’m not a zombie, I think it’s about time for an update! To get to the topic …

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Gaming For the Greater Good: ingenious charity projects which have changed our world

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It feels like the video game industry – and, more importantly, its consumers – have just about cast off the shackles of social stigma. Mainly owing to the explosion of mainstream gaming, it’s no longer commonly seen as a pursuit of the lonely nerd (or violent psychopath in the making). The act of making a …

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Reflections on Our Interview With Mark Jacobs

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So here’s big news I thought I shared but didn’t. MMO Radio was picked up by MMORPG.com just over a month ago and rebranded Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition. (And we get to maintain creative control!). That makes us the official podcast for the site, which is quite a bump from what either Adam …

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Defiance: The PC MMO Totally Unprepared for PC!

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I suppose it’s about time I share some of my thoughts on the latest entry to our MMO library, Defiance. My enthusiasm for this game has ebbed and flowed during the PR cycle but never much broke lukewarm. To be honest, I felt like an outlier. When most of the internet seemed to join in …

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My Return to Fallen Earth

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For my latest column at MMORPG, I made a return visit to Fallout Online Fallen Earth. It’s been over three years since I last checked in and a lot had changed, but even more remained the same. More specifically, all of the good parts — the crafting, shooting, exploring, humor, and stories — stayed in …

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