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Welcome back!  

Give yourself a pat on the back for reading this column.  Have a cookie!

I’m John Hoskin and I’ll be your MMOG tour guide today.  Enjoy the ride!

Reality is merely an illusion, abeit a very persistent one.” – Albert Einstein

Everyone can use a feel good moment to start the day.   Let’s go with this…

Thanks for taking some time out of your day to read this column.  I appreciate it.    If you happen to use Twitter, you can follow me @BoomjackTTH.   I rarely use Facebook, but I do occasionally post gaming related tidbits on Google+, where amazingly people use real names.

If you thought my columns usually ramble then you’re going to love this ride.    I was up unnecessarily early this morning after an unnecessarily late work call, so I’m going to my “write about this some day” list.  Prepare yourself for a shotgun spray of unrelated quips and quibbles.


EVE is Real contest voting has opened.   Essentially we have a virtual museum of real player memories from EVE’s 8-year existence.  Question:  Are virtual memories real?   CCP thinks so and it’s a pretty cool angle so check it out.    While you are at it, visit our EVE site where some EVE gurus like Space Junkie, The Mittani and Martuk spill the beans about how a new (or veteran) player can have a better time playing EVE.   Let’s face it folks, it’s all about you.

Who doesn’t like a good Transmogrification?  Seriously.  Who doesn’t?

If EVE or WoW aren’t your thing then we’ll go with a longer acronym SWTOR (or as we Reloaders call it… SWEATER).   We have an exclusive interview with Emmanual Lusinchi, Associate Lead Designer on SWEATER.

It’s a veritable cornucopia of information. 

Oh, and PlayerScore now has a database built in.  Enjoy!!!!

As always, you can contact me a number of ways:

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Latest MMOG Features

It's All Depth - A WildStar Interview with Jeremy Gaffey

WildStar is probably the biggest surprise of the season with its announcement at gamescom earlier this month, coupled with hands-on time with the game the very same day. We wanted to dig more into the world of WildStar so we sat down with Jeremy Gaffey, Executive Producer of WildStar, being developed by Carbine Studios and published by NCsoft.

First Impressions of Firefall's Open World Gameplay

The open world experience in Firefall is far more akin to the kind of gameplay we take for granted in MMOs, but is a definite rarity when it comes to shooters. Red 5 is promoting the game in a massive way at PAX Prime this weekend with an all new show floor demo featuring the first chance for gamers to dive into Firefall’s vast, open world.

Hands-On with PvP in Guild Wars 2

Following a tour of the ArenaNet offices during PAX Prime, we had a golden opportunity to play the Battle of Kyhlo PvP map in multiple matches.

Ten Ton Hammer's WoW Database Receives Complete Redesign

The Ten Ton Hammer World of Warcraft database has been rebuilt from the ground up to be more user friendly, easier to navigate, and contains ten tons of new features. Our database is 100% gold free so browse around with confidence.

The Secret World to Utilize Subscriptions and Microtransactions at Launch

The Secret World will utilize both subscription and microtransactions as part of its business model according to Funcom Senior Community Manager Oliver 'Tarib' Kunz, who Friday posted details revealed during Funcom’s quarterly financial presentation.

Funcom Details Pricing and Options for Age of Conan: Savage Coast of Turan Adventure Pack

Friday Funcom Senior Community Manager Oliver 'Tarib' Kunz posted both release date and pricing details for the Savage Coast of Turan adventure pack.

APB Reloaded Swag Giveaway

Good guys, bad guys and fast cars--that's what APB: Reloaded is all about. APB, originally cancelled in 2010, has been retooled and is gearing up for its free-to-play relaunch in November, 2011.

If you're revved up about this online chase game, designed by the creator of the Grand Theft Auto franchise, then we've got the goods for you. Our trip to gamescom yielded some APB swag, and we want to give our premium members a shot at winning it. Here's what you could get:

  • An APB: Reloaded t-shirt (size XL)
  • a branded tote bag
  • a super cool 1 GB bullet-shaped zip drive

All you need do to win is be a premium member and enter your deets here

Welcome to the PlayerScore Database Alpha release!

We're working on a full-featured World of Warcraft database to accompany PlayerScore. For now, we've just cracked the door open to give you a peek at what's to come.

Click here to browse the new PlayerScore database!

We'd also like to ask for your help. There's some information, such as mob drops and npc locations, that must be gathered in-game. We've run all over Azeroth and Outland, but without more help we'll never get it all ourselves. So, please consider downloading our AddOns to help.
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Greek Police Smash Doughnut Ring


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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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Dissecting and distilling the game industry since 1994. Lover of family time, youth hockey, eSports, and the game industry in general.