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It's Independence Day in the U.S., the day when gamers scarf down BBQ and try to flee family events so they can log back into MMOs. What? You know you do it. Here's a few of the events and sales and promotions MMO players can look forward to this weekend. If you know of one we missed, shout it out...

July 4th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Happy 4th of July to our US friends, and happy whatever date it is in your time zone to everyone else! The Joystiq team is celebrating Independence Day by declaring independence from writing about video games. Fireworks may be shot, grills may be lit, fireworks may be used to light grills, and gril...

July 4th 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Activision is hosting a half-off sale on all Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops map packs, running July 3-9. A portion of the sales will benefit the Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit organization that helps veterans with job placement and training.Take the burgers out of the freezer an...

July 3rd 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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If you're not American, the fourth of July might not mean a lot to you -- but if you are a resident of the United States, it's a holiday of some significance. Of course, it's also significant if you're an angel or a demon in Faxion Online, as it turns out even the celestial realm will be celebrat...

July 1st 2011 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Rather than watching your grandma mouth along the words to Lee Greenwood's timeless Americana classic "God Bless the USA" one more time this Independence Day, wouldn't you rather giver her a run for the money in one of the many Hasbro Family Game Night games? EA's offering just such a possibility...

July 1st 2011 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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We hope our U.S. readers have been enjoying their Independence Day celebrations. Clearly most everyone working in the MMO industry has been chowing down on BBQ as there hasn't been much in the way of major gaming news stories breaking during the holiday. However, we did come across a Global Agenda s...

July 5th 2009 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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It's that time of year again -- Summer is in the air, baseball is well underway (I'm still pulling for the Cubs, even though it's a rollercoaster as usual), and things are grilling on the, um, grill. Here in America, today is Independence Day, and we're celebrating our independence from you EU folk...

July 4th 2009 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Normally we'd just send out a tweet about this (that's usually what we do with free app deals, so if you're not one of the almost 40,000 people following us yet, you definitely should be), but this is a good one, and it's a holiday, so we wanted to make sure you knew. Sega is feeling particularly...

July 3rd 2009 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Earlier in the week, EverQuest's new 51/50 server "Mayong" went live. Pretty much anyone that played EQ around launch will recognize the name as that of the infamous vampire Mayong Mistmoore, a character that was sometimes played by GMs and devs for live events way back in the day. For those not fam...

July 3rd 2009 at 10:00am 0 Comments

On this 232nd day marking Independence in the United States, we wanted to feature some of the patriotic videos created in MMOs. They range from quick videos showing off fireworks in platforms such as Second Life, Everquest, and World of Warcraft, to artistic videos set to Bruce Springsteen, all the...

July 4th 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments