What's better, a game with thousands of complete strangers, or one in which up to 100 of your closest friends can play together whenever they want at their own pace? Commenter IncrediBurch makes a compelling argument for the latter in today's massively multiplayer edition of Speak Up on Kotaku.
The Quantum Thief, released in the UK last year and in the U.S. this month, is a heist story set in a future of marching cities, ubiquitous public-key encryption, people communicating by sharing memories, and a race of hyper-advanced humans who originated as massively multiplayer online role-playing game guild members.
When you're the North American publisher of a Korean MMO like TERA Online, the biggest hurdle you have to face is convincing the western audience that your game isn't just another pretty grindfest. Here's En Masse Entertainment's attempt.
Just because Blizzard fans aren't in front of their computers doesn't stop them from playing massively multiplayer games while waiting for the second day of the show to open.
Why does it always have to be mummies? Bigpoint is bringing Brendan Fraser-powered film franchise The Mummy online, with a massively multiplayer online game due out in winter 2010.
The battle for the fate of humanity continues this fall, when NBC Universal and Bigpoint launch Battlestar Galactica Online, a massively multiplayer browser-based game set in the universe of the award-winning Syfy television series. Can I get a frak yeah?
Imagine playing a massively multiplayer online game where the actions of you and your friends help shape the storyline of an ongoing television series. That's exactly what the Sci Fi Channel has planned for 2010, as they work with game developer Trion World Network to create the ultimate merging of the TV and gaming…