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I admit it without shame. When I'm not doing my job, which is to think about MMOs for a living, one of my little free-time hobbies is to daydream about MMOs for a living. I come up with elaborate ability sets for classes that don't yet exist, because for some strange reason I find that fun. The res...

February 1st 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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The House of Thule. Not to be confused with the Summer Cottage of Thule, or the Awkwardly-Small-Yet-Expensive Inner City Apartment of Thule. Thule's house is a scary place, and it's a place that all denizens of Norrath shall soon be intimately familiar with. Sony Online Entertainment recently gav...

October 13th 2010 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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New research coming out of Grant MacEwan University in Alberta, Canada has left us feeling a little... creepy. It turns out that gamers and those who have lucid dreams -- in which the person is aware of the fact that they're dreaming and can sometimes control the dreams -- have a few things in comm...

May 28th 2010 at 4:04pm 0 Comments
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Perfect World Entertainment's new flagship game, Jade Dynasty, has pulled itself out of closed beta right on time and has jumped into open beta, swords and magic at the ready.If you're looking to check out this new free-to-play MMO, or at least judge some of the controversial game options for yours...

June 17th 2009 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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The third game in Perfect World's portfolio, Jade Dynasty, has been riding quietly in closed beta for a while. At this year's E3, however, the Jade Dynasty crew brought out their game and let us here at Massively take it for a test drive. They also hit us with an announcement as well -- Jade Dyna...

June 4th 2009 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Some of the fun we have in working at Massively is just talking to each other about all the different things that would be interesting for an MMO. We've discussed mashing up Hello Kitty Online and Age of Conan among many other strange combinations. We've thought about what an MMO based on some of o...

January 21st 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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This one's pretty wild -- recent research in the UK finds that people who grew up in the era of black and white media dream in monochrome about a quarter of the time, while those of us raised with color TV almost always dream in full-on Technicolor. The research suggests that exposure to media betwe...

October 22nd 2008 at 8:13am 0 Comments
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Imagine the scene: the boss has been defeated, and after five grueling hours you're finally able to step out of the instance victorious. You log out to catch some shut eye, and your mind fills with images of the mobs you've just defeated. You're now dreaming of WoW. A forum post about this subjec...

May 31st 2007 at 9:00pm 0 Comments