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Zynga's attempt to restore its former glory by hiring an Xbox executive as its leader hasn't exactly panned out. The game developer has announced that CEO Don Mattrick is leaving, effective immediately, with founder Mark Pincus once again taking the reins. It's not clear what prompted the sudden e...

April 8th 2015 at 7:14pm 0 Comments
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Halo is making a triumphant, if border-blocked, return to PC with Halo Online, a free multiplayer-only game set to launch in Russia this spring. The Russian launch is a closed beta, as Microsoft figures out the best way "to welcome new fans to the Halo universe," according to a post on Halo Waypoi...

March 25th 2015 at 4:04pm 0 Comments
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Fresh off the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show's stage, Katy Perry and the folks behind Kim Kardashian: Hollywood (Glu Mobile) have an announcement to make: the California Gurl is getting her own free-to-play mobile game. Glu says that it'll be out the second half of this year and feature Perry's voi...

February 5th 2015 at 8:52am 0 Comments
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What day is it? Well besides that; we're so not going there right now. It's EverQuest Two-sday! That means Massively's MJ is going to go spend time in the great land of Norrath doing Norrathian things. The only question is, which thing? With so much to actually do, MJ might have a hard time picking...

February 3rd 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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I've got to admit, it's a bit weird to be celebrating an anniversary before an actually launch; you can't exactly say "Happy first birthday!" if it hasn't been born yet! But Landmark found a way to make it work, celebrating Year Zero with fans this past weekend. The sandbox opened its alpha doors o...

February 3rd 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Do you like seeing all of the creative projects that people can put together in Trove? The team behind the game certainly does, since one of the cornerstones of design is to get creative. Which is why there's a new post detailing some of the wonders to be found in the game from the month of Janua...

February 3rd 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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This travel through hyperspace cannot be compared to anything else. Not many people get an opportunity to work on something they love professionally, like my writing about Star Wars: The Old Republic. With Massively as we know it coming to an end, it's time to say goodbye to this passenger. Before...

February 2nd 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Marvel Heroes: that place where Midtown Madness and buffs make levels rain down on characters so fast you can't even keep up. Massively's MJ going to test exactly how fast she can level there in one hour. Starting with a nothing but a few buffs on a never-before used hero or villain and a clear inv...

February 2nd 2015 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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In a surprising move, CEO John Smedley just announced on Reddit that Sony Online Entertainment is leaving behind its Sony roots and becoming Daybreak Game Company after being acquired by the investment firm Columbus Nova. This change allows the company to publish online games on multiple gaming pl...

February 2nd 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Paladins are sort of a thing in any setting you claim to name. The very name conjures images of a fiercely devout warrior with heavy armor, heavy weaponry, and boundless dedication to a cause. Neverwinter's next class, the Oathbound Paladin, is certainly meant to play off of that image. It's a clas...

February 2nd 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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The luster on 2015 has come off at least a little bit by now, but that doesn't mean that it's too late for the EverQuest team to start looking to the year ahead, and it's going to be a big one for this classic MMO. The most recent producer's letter looks to the upcoming year, starting with Erollisi...

February 1st 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments