Massively Overthinking: How accountable should MMOs hold players for out-of-game toxicity?

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Massively Overthinking: How accountable should MMOs hold players for out-of-game toxicity?

Brendan’s discussion with CCP Falcon at EVE Fanfest last week included an interesting chat about out-of-game harassment and whether gaming companies had an obligation to do something about it. Falcon said it wasn’t healthy for a studio to “overstep” its “jurisdiction”: “I think our jurisdiction likes firmly within EVE Online, and I think that of people do break the few...

Star Citizen shows off its sleek starter ship while Squadron 42 discusses its storytelling

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Star Citizen shows off its sleek starter ship while Squadron 42 discusses its storytelling

The word “Origin” has a special meaning to Chris Roberts and the Star Citizen team, so it’s not surprising that there has been special attention given to the Origin 100 Series starter ship. While a starter ship, the 100i doesn’t sound like a slouch: “With all the class and sophistication you already associate with Origin Jumpworks, elegantly presented in an...

Impressions of Sea of Thieves, one month in: Deep-diving retro world PvP

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Impressions of Sea of Thieves, one month in: Deep-diving retro world PvP

It’s really hard for me to not to gush hard about Sea of Thieves. I know many out there won’t agree, and it’s easy to say why, especially for RPG and theme park fans. It also may be because I’m late to the party, as the game came out while I was at GDC. That being said, Massively OP doesn’t do ratings because...

EverQuesting: Columbus Nova or not, Daybreak is tying its own noose

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EverQuesting: Columbus Nova or not, Daybreak is tying its own noose

How about those Red Sox? Seriously, that’s a conversation I’d rather be having than the one that has cropped up this week — and I don’t even follow the Red Sox. Instead, we’ve got the Columbus Nova fiasco and Daybreak’s disasterous response. I feel as if I am witnessing my favorite game studio hang itself. As I sit here watching...

Blizzard’s latest job listing suggests at a PvP focus in their unannounced game

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Blizzard’s latest job listing suggests at a PvP focus in their unannounced game

If you love trying to speculate about the next title coming from Blizzard based on vague job postings, you’ll be happy to know that another one is there, asking for a director with a passion for PvP experiences. Of course, Blizzard’s last three titles have all been PvP-focused experiences, but combined with the focus on unit abilities and the promises...

Black Desert celebrates South and North Korean peace summit with global buff tonight

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Black Desert celebrates South and North Korean peace summit with global buff tonight

Anybody for some good news? Yeah? Me too! If you follow real-world international headlines even a little bit, you surely are aware that history was made yesterday as North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met at the border for what are effectively unprecedented peace talks. Kim became the first North Korean leader to visit South Korea....

Elite: Dangerous is discontinuing support for the Mac

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Elite: Dangerous is discontinuing support for the Mac

We’re sorry to inform fans of Elite: Dangerous on Apple computers that they’re soon going to be forced to choose between the platform and the game. It’s been officially announced that support for the game on Macs will be ended with the update in Q4, toward the end of the year. Players can still log in on PCs or via...

World of Warcraft Q&A covers tier sets and Azerite armor with Artifact power

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World of Warcraft Q&A covers tier sets and Azerite armor with Artifact power

If the mere mention of the words “Artifact Power” now send you into apoplectic rage in relation to World of Warcraft, we have bad news for you: Azerite Power has been redubbed Artifact Power, and yes, it’s what is going into your Heart of Azeroth necklace. That doesn’t change the mechanics of it, but the latest Q&A confirmed the name...

The Daily Grind: What is the greatest hoax or fake leak in all of MMORPG history?

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The Daily Grind: What is the greatest hoax or fake leak in all of MMORPG history?

Hah, you thought this one was going to be about Daybreak. But it’s not. No, today’s Daily Grind was actually inspired by something Guild Wars 2 icon @that_shaman posted earlier this month. For curiosity’s sake, he linked to a rather old leak (not of his making, to be clear) from Guild Wars 2 supposedly of a very early version of the Sandswept...