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12.03.09
Achievements across the genre
12.03.09

Achievements across the genre

By now, you've likely heard of the World of Warcraft player who managed to fill out every single ac...

By E. Lefebvre,   12.03.09
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12.02.09
The Daily Grind: What games can you just not stand?
12.02.09

The Daily Grind: What games can you just not stand?

We all have games we love, that's a given. But some of us also have games that we have a deep and...

By E. Lefebvre,   12.02.09
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12.01.09
The Daily Grind: When is it time to give up?
12.01.09

The Daily Grind: When is it time to give up?

It's almost the end of the year, time for us to evaluate what we're doing and consider dropping our...

By E. Lefebvre,   12.01.09
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11.30.09
The Daily Grind: What's your favorite villain group?
11.30.09

The Daily Grind: What's your favorite villain group?

There are some groups of enemies that are just there in any game. You have to deal with them, but y...

By E. Lefebvre,   11.30.09
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11.29.09
The trouble with goals in MMOs
11.29.09

The trouble with goals in MMOs

One of the major problems of a game in which you can do anything is that... well, there's not neces...

By E. Lefebvre,   11.29.09
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11.27.09
Lore is important
11.27.09

Lore is important

Lore matters. It's often considered to be low on the list of game features, it won't save a game th...

By E. Lefebvre,   11.27.09
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11.18.09
Grouping versus soloing as the genre evolves
11.18.09

Grouping versus soloing as the genre evolves

Back in the day, there were two ways to play most MMOs -- you could form a group with other players...

By E. Lefebvre,   11.18.09
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11.15.09
Take part in space exploration with NASA's coming MMO
11.15.09

Take part in space exploration with NASA's coming MMO

How would you like to take a trip into space? No, not the stylized science fiction that Star Trek O...

By E. Lefebvre,   11.15.09
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11.04.09
The Daily Grind: What's the threshold for an MMO?
11.04.09

The Daily Grind: What's the threshold for an MMO?

This question is an old one, but it's always one that brings out some interesting opinions. As tec...

By E. Lefebvre,   11.04.09
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