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It's tempting to think of gas planets as permanently hostile to life as we know it. A pair of University of Washington researchers beg to differ, however. They've used computer modelling to determine that these worlds can become habitable when their stars get particularly grabby. If a relatively s...

February 1st 2015 at 12:29pm 0 Comments
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When you talk about basic fantasy races, Dwarves and Ogres are up there as the classics. But which do you find more interesting to learn about in EverQuest Next? The latest episode of the game's Workshop Show is available now; art director Rosie Rappaport and creative director Jeff Butler are joi...

October 22nd 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Pathfinder Online's alpha is growing by leaps and bounds as evidenced by two upcoming builds that will take shape over the next few weeks. In them, the devs are adding in essential systems like questing along with new races. With next week's alpha 7 build, questing and companies will be introduced...

August 24th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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The World of Warcraft is an expansive universe. You're playing the game, you're fighting the bosses, you know the how -- but do you know the why? Each week, Matthew Rossi and Anne Stickney make sure you Know Your Lore by covering the history of the story behind World of Warcraft. The steed of a pa...

June 1st 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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BlizzCon might be over, but pictures last forever, or at least until something happens to our data center. Don't get any ideas. Hey, where are you going with that tornado?! Enjoy our view of the con! %Slideshow-119685% Massively's on the ground in Anaheim during the weekend of November 8th, bringin...

November 10th 2013 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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In a game that fuses fantasy with steampunk, it may be the Dwarves that are the most important race at all. Black Gold is giving the center stage to its Dwarven race this week, claiming that these short and stout people are responsible for the creation of steam technology. Along with dispensing wi...

September 11th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Let me put my capital-b Bias up front and center here: Short races rock. Whether they be Gnomes, Gibberlings, Asura, Hobbits, or Dwarves, if I have the option to play a diminutive character in an MMO, I'll take it. Even my City of Heroes characters jacked down the slider to the shortest possible he...

July 28th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Capcom is combiningg two old D&D arcade games in Chronicles of Mystara this June. This video depicts the Dwarf character class – he can't cast spells, but he can swing an axe and grow a beard like nobody else.

May 30th 2013 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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Doggedly determined. Drunken. Daring. Dogmatic. It seems that all the adjectives I associate with dwarves seem destined to draw me into another setup for commenters to rag on me about my fondness for alliteration. But those dwarves -- they may be small, but they're a little intimidating, really. I...

August 2nd 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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It's hard to believe that it's been 10 years to the month since The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring came out in movie theaters. It's even harder to process that Peter Jackson will be bringing us back to Middle-earth with the two Hobbit films starting a year from now. The Jackson trilogy...

December 24th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments