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World of Warcraft: Shifting gears in WotLK Ahhh, Wrath, how we await your presence -- well, okay, some do. Others just hope that it comes and goes away quietly. But for the rest of us, that means trading in purples for greens once again -- or does it? ...

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Avatar rights: A person chooses, a tool obeys Just what kind of digital rights does your avatar have when it comes to being a "resident" of Second Life? Does your avatar enjoy freedoms that you do not? Or is your avatar just a thing, with no rights at all, save the ones gr...

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A CES Interview with SOE CEO John Smedley (pt. 1) A CES Interview with SOE CEO John Smedley (pt. 2) Michael Zenke got a chance to sit down with John Smedley during CES and get the scoop on the direction SOE is headed in. Be sure to check out all the details in this Massive...

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In Development: Square-Enix's Concerto Gate There's a new Square-Enix MMO named Concerto Gate out in Asia. Will it be hitting our shores anytime soon? Check out this story for all the details! NCsoft drops Spacetime Studios: development on Blac...

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Hooray, Friday! We've been waiting for this one. With PotBS now pre-boarding, we're looking forward to spending some time this weekend in the islands, as well as hanging out in some of the other worlds we play in. We hope you have a fantastic, relaxing weekend enjoying some good game time with fr...

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Lots of great discussion yesterday from collecting items to how to safely have your kids playing with you in an MMO, to subscription models in MMOs. If RL smacked you around and left you wanting your fuzzy slippers and some cocoa at the end of the day, don't worry. We kept the news roasty toasty for...

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Yesterday was the first day back to school for many college campuses for the spring term. Aside from that, it was also the opening day of Pirates of the Burning Sea pre-order boarding. Yarr! But no matter what your Monday was all about, we hope it was good. In either case, if you missed the news, h...

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One week into 2008, and we hope the new year is looking good for you! News-wise, it was a good weekend -- no major blowups, at least. (We think everyone was just away playing all the new games they got over the holidays this year.) If you missed anything, here's your chance to get it all in one tas...

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Yeah, it's a 4-day week, school is still out in many locations for break, but we're still glad it's Friday! You know, just on the principle of the thing. (Well, that and I'm personally slated for a raid this weekend in keeping with my new year's resolution to spend more time with my longstanding gu...

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We admit it. We're not really used to writing "2008" yet, but still, there it is. Despite the fact that the industry folks are still acting like they're on vacation, and will likely be for the rest of the week, we are still devotedly scouring for news and other interesting tidbits for you. Well, an...

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Ah, the holidays are finally over. We hope you've enjoyed your time off over the holidays like many of our folks enjoyed theirs! Sure, it means not too many more willy-nilly days off during the week, and back to school for the rest of us soon. However, it also means that the release of PotBS, WAR, ...

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Good morning, 2008! We hope that you all enjoyed a chance to sleep in this morning after celebrating well into the night. Of course, that is assuming you weren't watching the quite-possibly-animatronic Dick Clark on television last night and avoiding the drunken party crowds. While you were enjoyin...

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Aside from a flurry of excitement over the Windlight/First Look viewers for Second Life having a great big potential exploit in the German-language version of the code, it has been a relatively quiet weekend overall. We suspect it's a combination of things; the last round of holiday parties and the...

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Weekend again! We're kind of torn on them, really. Sure -- it means you get to sleep in late and get to game, but on the other hand, there's all that catching up on chores around your place that you didn't do during the week. They need to figure out some way to make grinding in MMOs tie into tediou...

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Can you believe that it's almost another year down? It's been a truly amazing year for MMOs, and 2008 looms on the horizon, all bright and shiny with promise. We can't wait! But we've sworn to finish out this year in newsy style, so in case you missed any of the news from yesterday, here's the reca...

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It's good to see the MMO news starting to filter back in now. Of course, this is one of those weeks when most people are just hanging out, playing with cool new holiday gifts, and otherwise biding their time until New Year's. There's nothing like industry lull time to get some gaming in! We'll stil...

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Welcome back, everyone. We hope that you didn't score too many white elephants this year, but instead got to enjoy some down time with cool new stuff, good friends and good food. Despite yesterday being Christmas, A few of our intrepid souls still found news for you. That way you're not spending t...

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For those of you who haven't figured it out, we've been running on a skeleton crew for the last few days, and we will most likely be until the new year. Nonetheless, from our family here at Massively to you and yours, we'd like to wish you a Merry Christmas, and the happiest of holidays! Features ...

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After a weekend full of good food, good friends, and the occasional good drink, some of us are having to head into the office this morning. For those of you who were busy getting your party on but are now back at your desk, don't worry if you missed out. This roundup should give you something to re...

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Happy Holiday weekend all! Finally, a time to catch up on much-needed socializing, sleep, and gaming. We loves the precious weekends, we do. of course, when you combine holiday with weekend, the MMO industry seems to take a collective nap. Even though the news is slowing down to a crawl, our dedica...

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