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01.01.14
Massively's Third Annual Frindie Awards
01.01.14

Massively's Third Annual Frindie Awards

It's time once again for me to throw out my awards for the best of free-to-play, indie, and oddball...

By B. Hindman,   01.01.14
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12.25.13
Free for All: Revisiting EVE Online's newbie tutorial
12.25.13

Free for All: Revisiting EVE Online's newbie tutorial

I might leave the EVE Online number-crunching and analyzing to Massively's Brendan Drain, but my pe...

By B. Hindman,   12.25.13
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12.18.13
Free for All: The rising cost of early access and exclusivity
12.18.13

Free for All: The rising cost of early access and exclusivity

Here I sit, waiting to log into Aura Kingdom, a new Anime MMO by Aeria Games. The beta I am going t...

By B. Hindman,   12.18.13
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12.11.13
Free for All: Two weeks on a private Infestation server
12.11.13

Free for All: Two weeks on a private Infestation server

I remember when I first laid eyes on Infestation: Survivor Stories. It was GDC Online in 2012, and...

By B. Hindman,   12.11.13
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12.04.13
Free for All: Ten of my favorite in-game items
12.04.13

Free for All: Ten of my favorite in-game items

I love things. Truly I do. Only specific things, though. Over the last year I have doubled my effor...

By B. Hindman,   12.04.13
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11.27.13
Free for All: MMORPGs for your new console
11.27.13

Free for All: MMORPGs for your new console

Consoles and MMOs do not have the stand-offish relationship that they used to have. In fact, there...

By B. Hindman,   11.27.13
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11.20.13
Free for All: Five MMOs that deserve more of my time
11.20.13

Free for All: Five MMOs that deserve more of my time

There's only so much time in the world for playing video games. Yes, yes, I know it pains us to adm...

By B. Hindman,   11.20.13
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11.13.13
Free for All: Five ways to create immersion in MMOs
11.13.13

Free for All: Five ways to create immersion in MMOs

Immersion. I've used the word so much over the past several years that it has almost lost all meani...

By B. Hindman,   11.13.13
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10.30.13
Free for All: MMOs for players with a penchant for The Wolf Among Us
10.30.13

Free for All: MMOs for players with a penchant for The Wolf Among Us

Ah, graphics. It's hard to describe why we like the graphical styles we do. I like the stylings of...

By B. Hindman,   10.30.13
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