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It's Tokyo time! That's right, an end to the wait is finally upon us. Come Wednesday, everyone who buys Issue #9 The Black Signal for The Secret World and has acquired The Council's Seal will be able to cross the threshold into Tokyo. Like you, I've been dying to get in and check out this new zo...

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Now that we know claim wipes won't be leveling the landscape, the construction business in Landmark has been revitalized. Players are digging back in, sometimes quite literally, and Massively's MJ is going to peek in and poke through more marvelous creations. Don't have a claim of your own yet? Don...

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Last week EverQuest Next Landmark introduced cooperative building. And now that alpha is almost over, there are even more goodies in game to explore. Groups? Check. Group harvesting? Check. Wild and crazy shenanigans? Always -- as log as Massively's MJ is involved! Join MJ as she delves back into t...

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Video Games Live, which plays your favorite video game music (including some of WoW's greatest hits) with a full orchestra, is off on a world tour this year. This means that wherever you are, there's a reasonable chance they'll be playing somewhere in the vicinity. The tour kicked off in Phoenix, A...

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Just because EverQuest Next Landmark doesn't have NPC cities doesn't mean there aren't any. From quaint little outposts to detailed villages, enterprising players have created their own. And with the the addition of attached claims, those places are getting even grander! So Massively's MJ is hittin...

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Last week a package arrived for me, sent by the incomparable Beau Hindman. He had been clearing out some of his old gaming paraphernalia, and when he happened on his old City of Heroes disks, something spurred him to offer them freely to anyone in the team who wanted them. I gratefully accepted. Ev...

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I was introduced to Fallen Earth way back in the mists of time, around when I first started reading Massively. It was one of the earliest Choose My Adventures, and I was so impressed that I made my own account and joined in on the fun part of the way through. My character even made a few cameos in ...

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It's been quite a while since I've played Age of Conan. Rather than try to figure out where I had left off and what I should be doing with my existing character (and possibly ending up with nothing much to write about), I decided to start anew. The starting experience in and around the sub-tropic...

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Funny story: DC Universe Online was the first superhero MMO I played to any meaningful extent. I briefly dabbled with Champions Online when it went free-to-play, but it didn't grab me enough to make me continue past the introductory area. A couple of months later I gave the still-fresh-from-launc...

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Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is a weird game. It seems almost purposefully to have been designed to turn away players before they can get a chance to see any of the good in it. Although I've tried it before, I've only recently been able to find some of that good, much to my even more recent dismay. ...

1 year ago 0 Comments
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My original plan to talk about some of the better quests in Neverwinter's Foundry has been replaced with the burning need to rant about some of the common pitfalls in the less stellar entries. I'm not going to mention anything by name because I'm not here to shame anyone. I just need to explore som...

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I've always been pretty open about my feelings on RIFT: I have an immense admiration for the mechanical ideas and the sheer effort Trion makes, but the world-building and aesthetic choices put me to sleep. The game firmly belongs in the category of those games I wish I liked but don't. While I p...

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Given that I'm a roleplayer, you might think that I find Neverwinter's Foundry an amazing expressive tool that I relish wholeheartedly. To that I respond with a resounding sort of! I love that it exists and seeing all the neat, even mind-blowing creations of others. Actually using it to make someth...

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This week in Massively's Field Journal, I'm turning my attention to the big one, the game that must not be named, World of Warcraft. Some of you might say that's what WoW Insider is for, but our sister site's staff is made up of hardcore players who have kept up with the times and are used to the g...

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Field Journal is a bold and exciting new take on MMO journalism. Or the meandering ramblings of a chronic game-hopper. I haven't decided yet. Each week I'll be setting for myself a new "adventure" or "field trip" into a game to explore some aspect of it in detail. I'll be sharing my thoughts and ex...

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With over 80 dungeons to choose form in Vanguard, sometimes Massively's MJ gets paralyzed with indecision: Which one this time? Well, she's solved that dilemma for good; she'll just start at the first one and do them all from there, in order! And so the very first Dungeon Tour begins. We kick off o...

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Synergy? We've got synergy! Welcome to the unveiling of Dungeon Tours, a new multimedia miniseries playing out on both the Massively blog and Massively TV. What is Dungeon Tours, you ask? It's a tour. Of a dungeon. Many tours, in fact, of many dungeons. We're sneaky like that. But there's a method ...

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Swedish music streaming giant Spotify has updated its iOS app with new features to help you find and follow artists both online and offline. Already present in its desktop counterpart, gigs and concert dates have made their way onto iPads and iPhones thanks to live music-tracking service Songkick....

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