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Nine Upcoming Games Like XCOM

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Can MMOs Provide Satisfying Endings?

I've been thinking about endings lately. About how and if MMOs can end. I'm not talking about when ...
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Gender Perception in MMOs

"I myself merely play female characters sometimes, and many times when I’m on those characters, people assume that ...
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Longevity is a funny thing. It's feels great to dive into a game and really get your money's ...
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Why MMOs Are Good

We spend a lot of time here criticizing MMOs and their community. And that's not a bad thing ...
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The sad reality is that MMOs aren't forever. Someone has to pay to keep the servers online, and ...
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I've slowly come to an important realization. The time in my life where I could truly dedicate myself ...
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As MMORPGs have carved out their sizable hole in the video game industry, they've attracted all sorts of ...
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The Strange Saga of Dark and Light

Often times the stories behind MMOs are at least as interesting as the games themselves. It's one of ...
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Time to Move on from the Bartle Types?

If you've spent any time at all in the MMO community, you're probably familiar with the Bartle taxonomy ...
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Are MMOs Too Easy?

There are many perennial debates that rage eternal within the MMORPG community. Lockboxes. The trinity. And the question, ...
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Why You Should Invest in Video Games, Like Now

I love video games. You probably do too or you wouldn't be reading this (but hey, everyone is ...
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Stepping off the Treadmill: Alternatives to Gear

Honesty time: I have had enough of gear. The concept of continually acquiring new and better equipment lies ...
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Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire Preview Shows Promise

I have a strange and complicated history with Guild Wars 2. Like a lot of people, I fell ...
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If you're anything like me, you can get lost in MMORPG character creators, spending great lengths of time ...
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