Immersion

05.05.14
The Daily Grind: What's your favorite fast travel gimmick?
05.05.14

The Daily Grind: What's your favorite fast travel gimmick?

Fast travel is ubiquitous in MMOs nowadays, but not every game goes the extra mile to make it an im...

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02.12.14
Free for All: Can roleplay rise above the sexy stuff?
02.12.14

Free for All: Can roleplay rise above the sexy stuff?

Recently I logged some time in Velvet Sundown, a new pseudo-MMO that places players into small, ins...

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01.29.14
The Daily Grind: What zones feel 'real' to you?
01.29.14

The Daily Grind: What zones feel 'real' to you?

Let's face it: Some MMO game zones seem as real as a set on the stage of a high school play. They c...

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01.22.14
Immersion prototype headset tracks gamer rage, ramps up difficulty
01.22.14

Immersion prototype headset tracks gamer rage, ramps up difficulty

Seattle-based designer Sam Matson developed a headset that tracks "gamer rage" and adjusts a custom...

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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...

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10.23.13
Latest stretch goal speaks to Star Citizen's 'immersive, world-building experience'
10.23.13

Latest stretch goal speaks to Star Citizen's 'immersive, world-building experience'

Earlier this week Cloud Imperium released both a brochure and an in-engine video devoted to Star Ci...

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09.23.13
The Daily Grind: What little things does your favorite MMO do well?
09.23.13

The Daily Grind: What little things does your favorite MMO do well?

I'm enjoying Final Fantasy XIV quite a bit, and it's not just because of the spiffy multiclassing s...

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09.05.13
Xiaomi unveils new Android-powered 5-inch MI3, 47-inch smart TV in China
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09.05.13

Xiaomi unveils new Android-powered 5-inch MI3, 47-inch smart TV in China

We've had early previews thanks to leaks, but Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi -- more recently known a...

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07.18.13
Ask Massively: Taboo topics
07.18.13

Ask Massively: Taboo topics

In the US, we have a joke about how you never discuss politics or religion with friends if you want...

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