massively multiplayer

The Quantum Thief: An Excerpt

The Quantum Thief, released in the UK last year and in the US 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.


How TERA Online Plans To Step Up Your MMO Experience

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.


Hands-On With The BlizzCon Entry Line Door Game

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A Massively Multiplayer Mummy? Madness!

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 summer 2010.


Battlestar Galactica Gets Its Own Massively Multiplayer Game

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?


Sci-Fi Merging MMO With TV Show

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 mediums.

“A television show that is on once a week isn’t enough. The fans today want the experience to go beyond that,” Howe said. “For example, we can tell them that there will be an alien invasion at a certain place in the game, at a certain time, and to be there with all their friends and be ready. The outcome depends on them. And then that battle will be part of the universe in the show.”