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Fall must be the season for sea changes in the game industry. Just weeks after BioWare's founders retired, key Epic Games veteran and Design Director Cliff Bleszinski (known to many as just CliffyB) is hanging up his hat. He simply describes it as taking a "much needed break," which makes sense wh...

October 3rd 2012 at 8:47pm 0 Comments
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The MMO Report has some big news this week, and no, it's not about the fact that it's secretly carrying your baby. Nor is it even tied to all of the various big news that the show has this week, and there is quite a bit of that. Obviously, there's the new patch for Star Wars: The Old Republic, an...

April 12th 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Something fascinates me about many of the more vocal commenters on Massively. No matter what game is launching, re-launching, closing, expanding, or going free-to-play, someone usually has to make it known that he doesn't play MMOs at all anymore. The fact that he's still reading about MMOs on Ma...

February 3rd 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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It's not you; it's them. Specifically, it's the development team behind Divine Souls. The game has been out for only a little while, but the team is apparently unhappy with the reception thus far, not to mention the game's bugs and other instabilities. So without any major notice, the game has be...

October 4th 2011 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Sometimes, games go down for maintenance, or your power goes out, or there's an internet hiccup. You have to deal with a bit of time out of the game, and it's no big deal. But other times, you have to deal with an extended hiatus from your game of choice due to massive natural disasters or other...

September 5th 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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This Breakfast Topic has been brought to you by Seed, the AOL guest writer program that brings your words to WoW Insider's pages. Sometimes people need a break from Azeroth. There are various reasons for it -- real-life issues, lack of new content, boredom, another game you have to try -- but de...

April 27th 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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It's less common these days, but it used to be that many of the Massively staff's friends, family, and readers thought we had a great gig because we got paid to sit around and play games all day. Thankfully, that assumption comes around less and less nowadays -- most of the Massively staff finds ve...

January 14th 2011 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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It's been about two months since NVIDIA called rumors that it was leaving the chipset business "groundless," so perhaps it's no big shock that PC Magazine is now reporting that the company is putting its nForce chipset line "on hiatus." On hiatus, that is, until the company gets a few sticky legal...

October 8th 2009 at 1:46pm 0 Comments
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Unable to secure a publisher, the developer of Faith and a .45 has placed the game on hiatus, reports PS3 Attitude. Faith and a .45 stars protagonists Ruby and Luke -- Tobey Maguire's evil twin brother, from the looks of him -- who face off against an enemy force led by a ruthless oilman who's out...

January 31st 2009 at 3:30am 0 Comments