Citizen science for the win: How EVE Online’s playerbase contributed to Human Protect Atlas research

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Citizen science for the win: How EVE Online’s playerbase contributed to Human Protect Atlas research

Over the last several years, CCP Games has teamed up with different science organizations and put EVE Online players to work with in-game activities that just so happen to contribute to legitimate science research in a gameified way, from biological protein to exoplanets. We’ve got another one of those “citizen science” stories today, as new papers resulting from EVE’s Project...

Fan video covers the rise and fall of the EverQuest franchise

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Fan video covers the rise and fall of the EverQuest franchise

If you read MJ’s recent column covering the history of the EverQuest franchise, you may find yourself quite nostalgic for Norrath. In that case, we have another trip through the past for you to enjoy, this one from YouTuber Nerd Slayer. As part of his “Death of a Game” series, Nerd Slayer looks at the rise and fall of the...

Roleplay-centric Project Oasis World fails to fund

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Roleplay-centric Project Oasis World fails to fund

It has certainly been a rough summer for Kickstarter MMORPGs. On the heel of a pair of failed projects from last week comes the news that Project Oasis World did not come anywhere close to its rather modest $25,000 campaign goal by the end of its month. The money was to fund a “stellar demo” to raise further interest in...

Gamescom 2018: Sea of Thieves gets ready for Forsaken Shores

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Gamescom 2018: Sea of Thieves gets ready for Forsaken Shores

Who did it? Was it you? Maybe it was Jane, because I know for a fact that I wasn’t the one who just called down a centuries-old curse upon the entire crew. How about we blame Jane and go drown our sorrows in grog? As Sea of Thieves’ team is milling about at Gamescom this week, its members also want...

LOTRO tests out a new build of its Grey Mountains update

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LOTRO tests out a new build of its Grey Mountains update

Hope you’ve about finished up your adventures in Dale, fair travelers, because Lord of the Rings Online will soon be calling you to lands beyond. Update 23 is coming soon, and we know that because the patch has been in deep testing on the Bullroarer server. In fact, there’s a new build up this week in case you’d like to...

Gamescom 2018: The Crew 2 shows off hovercraft fun

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Gamescom 2018: The Crew 2 shows off hovercraft fun

Ever since he was a young lad, Trab Gunderson has had only one dream: Racing hovercrafts around. Sadly, at age 14 he was diagnosed with Munchausen Syndrome, which he took to be a misdiagnosis that meant he could no longer race hovercrafts. The dream was over. At least, it was over until The Crew 2 brought hovercrafts in with its...

RIFT’s fans speculate over the Storm Legion expansion on Prime

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RIFT’s fans speculate over the Storm Legion expansion on Prime

You may have heard the news that RIFT’s Prime server is poised to finally leave the bounds of vanilla content and jump into the first expansion, Storm Legion. But when is this happening? What are the specifics? Trion Worlds was a little too vague for many players’ liking, and so a bunch of speculation has arisen over the next step...

The Stream Team: All eyes on SWTOR’s big Iokath cliffhanger

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The Stream Team: All eyes on SWTOR’s big Iokath cliffhanger

If you watched the Choose My Alignment last week, you were treated to the most intense cliffhanger! Massively OP’s Larry and MJ are on the cusp of a major alignment choice that involves the two favorite companions, and that choice is yours to make. In this war on Iokath, which side will you choose? And let’s be real: The choice...

Black Desert’s graphical remaster is live today, along with sales and contests

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Black Desert’s graphical remaster is live today, along with sales and contests

As promised, Black Desert’s Remastered version is live today, featuring a fully revamped graphical experience, plus a do-over for the game’s audio (music too!) and a new user interface too. Kakao is running a truckton of sales and events to usher in the game’s facelift. There’s the Gold Rush challenge event for extra seals and boxes. There’s a huge sale in...