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After more than a decade of use and dozens of reported security problems, the Virginia Board of Elections voted to decommission the last of the 3,000 WINVote touchscreen voting machines being used in the state. The machines have experienced issues including crashes and shutdowns, votes being elimi...

August 17th 2015 at 6:31pm 0 Comments
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Voters in New Hampshire are once again free to take "ballot selfies" after a judge struck down one of the silliest laws ever enacted. Yes, folks actually take pictures of their ballots and share them on Facebook. But if you're proud of who you voted for or just the act of voting, what's the harm?...

August 12th 2015 at 9:24am 0 Comments
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If canvassers, flyers and TV debates weren't enough, Facebook is going to play its part in getting Brits to vote in this year's General Election. For tomorrow only, the social network will host the "largest ever voter registration campaign," its first in the UK, prompting eligible (read: adult) us...

February 4th 2015 at 7:58am 0 Comments
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By now you're more than aware that Massively, WoW Insider, and Joystiq are not long for this world. Thanks to the type of organizational reshuffling we've so often covered on these very pages, AOL's enthusiast blogs have eaten the sharper end of an axe. We're upset. You're upset. But the core reali...

February 2nd 2015 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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This site has been around a while. Not as long as some, but still a while. For today's Leaderboard, tell us how long you've been around Massively. Assuming it's more than a week or so, you already know that there's a poll just past the cut.

January 28th 2015 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Yesterday's news that The Elder Scrolls Online is going buy-to-play in time for its console launch surprised... well, not many of Massively's readers. You pretty much saw it coming. Some folks around here said this move was a certainty even before launch and consequently refused to buy it, deciding...

January 22nd 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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There's no question that TERA is one of the most beautiful MMOs on the market. Its open world features gorgeous terrain, cool set pieces, and lots of variation for the screenshot-obsessed. So when Choose My Adventure's voters elected to send me exploring last week, I was more than happy to oblige....

January 21st 2015 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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TERA's Fate of Arun expansion is the topic of this month's Choose My Adventure, and Massively's Mike Foster has a reader-created level 60 Castanic warrior all set to go. Join Mike as he explores the first bits of Fate of Arun's content and presumably fumbles his way through the basics of playing on...

January 15th 2015 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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SOE's zombie-flavored sandbox comes to Steam early access tomorrow, and despite the under construction warnings of CEO John Smedley, I'm betting that lots of people are going to buy it. The question, though, is whether or not you have bought it. How about it, Massively readers? Are you playing H1Z...

January 14th 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Massively multiplayer online games are collections of interlocking systems. A character's skills allow her to interact with the world, interacting with the world gives her experience points, experience points give her levels, levels give her skills, and so on. Inventory, items, professions, quests...

January 14th 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Choose My Adventure is headed into TERA's Fate of Arun expansion, and tonight, Massively's Mike Foster is shaking off the cobwebs by logging in to his old character and tanking whatever he can tank. Next week marks the start of his expansion adventure; tonight's all about remembering what buttons d...

January 8th 2015 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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I got a new Android tablet for Christmas. It's a replacement for the old one that had the nerve to spin off the top of my speeding car and smack into the side of an errant mailbox, but whatever. I'm reloading all of my junk and I figured that this would be a good time to see if there are any must-ha...

January 7th 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments