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In our editorial Soapbox this week, a Massively writer suggested that MMO players have a difficult time agreeing on what constitutes an MMO at least in part because of fundamental confusion over the term "massive." I've always thought the word too relative to be useful; I like the idea of playing a...

August 23rd 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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If fifteen years ago you would have told us that some day, deep in the bowels of Carnegie Mellon University, a supercomputer cluster would scan hundreds of millions of Web pages, examine text patterns, and teach itself about the Ramones, we might have believed you -- we were into some far-out stu...

October 12th 2010 at 7:32pm 0 Comments
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What is an MMO, and what isn't? There was the central question in a hearty debate in the Massively offices yesterday after some of us watched (or attended) the Nintendo and Sony E3 press conferences. It's an old question, but it's all the more relevant in the context of E3 this year.At the Nintendo...

July 16th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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There's food for thought on the table over at Game Politics--is it time to say goodbye to "games" and rebrand the entertainment form that we know and love? The word "game" has been used for decades, but its connotations are perhaps too ingrained for today's market, as GP's commen...

February 12th 2006 at 1:00pm 0 Comments