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Marvel Heroes puts heroes and costumes on sale for tax season

Wednesday was tax day for people in the United States, a day usually accompanied by a great deal of eye-rolling and tooth-gnashing and money changing hands. So perhaps some new stuff in Marvel Heroes would help take the edge off? Maybe at a steep discount? Maybe even with some bonus currency for your efforts?

Yes, the game is holding a sale, and it’s for a limited time but there’s no firm end date specified as of this writing. During the sale, all heroes and costumes are half price (four costumes are excluded from the sale, one each for the Invisible Woman, Daredevil, the Winter Soldier, and Gambit) and all purchases of G have 15% extra added to the usual purchase amount. So take the edge off of spending money on taxes by spending it on something a bit more fun.

[Source: Tax Return Sale!]

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Mo’s Egg Hunt: April 16, 2015

When Massively Overpowered first announced its partnership with NewEgg, we promised more from the relationship than just advertising. And we’ve delivered! You’ve already seen some awesome giveaways and a few pretty keen deals.

Now, we’re making sure the best people in the world (that’s you, our readers, natch) continue to benefit from this relationship. Check out these outstanding deals we’re delivering to you.. and feel free to use these links if you buy, for, uh, reasons. We’ll be keeping an eye out for the best offers for our readers, so keep an eye out for our Egg Hunt.

Obviously, act soon because these deals are totally limited time.

Mo’s Egg Hunt is a roundup of Newegg’s best sponsored deals for Massively OP readers. It is crafted by MOP sales manager Michael Gray, who operates independently from our editorial team. Affiliate purchases made through Massively OP help keep us online.

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The Stream Team: Giving away more Guild Wars 2

What? Massively OP’s MJ has another copy of Guild Wars 2 to give away, you say? And this is a deluxe edition? Well hot diggity dog, that’s more than enough reason for her to delve deep into the lands of Tyria! Not only that, but there are tons more sights for her to see, vistas to experience, mobs to introduce herself to, and more than a little trouble she can get herself into. Join us live at 2:00 p.m. as OPTV‘s infamous Stream Team brings you…

What: Guild Wars 2
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, April 11th, 2015

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The Stream Team: Tag-teaming The Secret World’s Tokyo story missions

With The Secret World’s Issue #11 release creeping ever closer, MassivelyOP’s MJ has to finish up the story missions from Issues #9 and #10 on the double! She’s enlisted the help of Justin to get her though more quickly… assuming he doesn’t get her killed too much instead. Warning: There will be story spoilers! Join the pair live at 9:00 p.m. as OPTV‘s infamous Stream Team brings you a heaping helping of spooky East Asian adventure (as well as a couple of 30-day trial keys).

What: The Secret World
Who: MJ Guthrie & Justin Olivetti
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

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The Stream Team: Finding a flock of faithful in Skyforge

During her first foray into Skyforge, MassivelyOP’s MJ obtained her first follower. For an up-and-coming diety, a flock of followers is a necessity, so now she’s on the hunt to gather a whole gaggle of faithful to her cause. The fact that she doesn’t quite have a cause yet is irrelevant! If you want to check out more of this closed beta, join us live at 3:00 p.m. as MJ delves deeper into life as an immortal. There just might be keys to win so you, too, can enter the ranks of the gods!

What: Skyforge
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 3:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

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SMITE patch adds Medusa, clan system [Keys gone now!]

The latest SMITE patch is no joke: It features Medusa, whose speed and high burst damage support what Hi-Rez calls a “more assassin-like playstyle.” The update also adds the clan system that allows players to earn honor points and level their clans up via battlefield achievements.

And here’s a bit of good news for the industry: Hi-Rez is in the middle of a major expansion — of itself. Georgia.org reports that Hi-Rez will soon be “leasing an additional 22,000 square feet in Alpharetta [Georgia] to expand its current headquarters and [will] add 50 jobs in 2015.”

The devs have published an extensive look at Medusa including a designer Q&A and a video which you’ll find past the break, along with a quickie giveaway of keys that each unlock a different playable character and a costume for him or her, including Medusa. Don’t forget the patch notes!

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The Stream Team: Gallivanting through Guild Wars 2

It’s no joke! MassivelyOP’s MJ is indeed returning to Guild Wars 2 to prowl the land and take in some new sights. As beautiful as it is, it’s time for her to really venture out of the forest of the Sylvari, and rumor has it there are lots of great things to see in the swampy jungles of the Asura, the frost mountains of the Norn, the plains of the Charr, and even the hills of the humans. Tune in live at 8:30 p.m. to join her on her trek (and even enter to win your own copy of GW2 in the process!).

What: Guild Wars 2
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Enjoy the show!

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The Stream Team: Watch H1Z1 zombies and win a mouse

There’s nothing quite as important as gathering all the essentials for living in a post-apocalyptic world — assuming you want to live, that is! Just as in real life, it’s important to gather essential equipment for your gaming. Massively OP’s MJ brings you both! She’s delving back into the zombie-infested H1Z1 to demonstrate the former while giving you the scoop on how to enter a drawing for the latter. That’s right: Tonight you can enter the third of our Newegg giveaways to win a spiffy Rosewill gaming mouse. Tune in live at 7:00 p.m. to watch the carnage (hopefully enacted on zombies and not MJ), and check out below for details on how to enter the giveaway.

What: H1Z1
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 7:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Enjoy the show!

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Win a Skyforge closed beta key from Massively OP [All gone now!]

Russian sci-fantasy MMORPG Skyforge just began its second round of western closed beta yesterday. If you bought a founder pack or got lucky with an invite from My.com and Allods Team, you’re already in, but if not, how about a fresh key from us?

The first 95 folks to click the giveaway button below will snag a Skyforge beta key of their very own, courtesy of the aforementioned studios. Code redemption is easy: Register at www.skyforge.com, log in, redeem the code under “profile,” and download the client as instructed.

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Massively OP Podcast: Episode 7

The Massively OP Podcast crew learned many lessons from the MMO industry this week. We learned that players will get upset if you offer dolphins to some but not to all. We learned that VR is still a thing. We learned that the end of one MMO might mean the beginning of another. And we learned that sharing really is caring!

We also have a very special giveaway for podcast listeners, so tune in or read onward!

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MOP Giveaway: Rosewill gaming keyboard courtesy of Newegg

Time to win some free gaming stuff!

We’re pleased to present three giveaways this week thanks to our sponsor Newegg and its Rosewill store. The first prize up is a Rosewill RGB80 – 16.8 Million Color Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. It’s nifty because drops the numpad in favor of a gaming mode, profiles, programmable keys, and six colors of backlighting (I want that purple mode darnit).

Read on to enter to win!

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Deals: Controllers, programmable keyboards from Newegg

Last week, we told you guys about our sponsorship with software/hardware vendor Newegg. As part of that partnership, Newegg is going to be offering our readers special deals that they can get only through us. We’ve got a few such deals on deck from the company today, stuff MMO gamers might just want. Those controllers will be handy for Elite: Dangerous, right?

These offers run through the weekend and end on March 23, so go buy cool things! (And yes, you are helping the site anytime you buy anything from Newegg through the Massively OP links!)

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Meta: Welcoming NewEgg

Earlier this month, we welcomed the first of hopefully many sponsors to the Massively Overpowered website: NewEgg. Folks in the US especially know NewEgg as a major online retailer for tech stuff, primarily PC hardware and software — basically, they sell all the stuff you can’t find in your local brick-and-mortar and then some. We’re happy to have them as an advertiser and sponsor because they are directly relevant to our interests as MMORPG players; pretty much all of us buy PC parts and accessories. (I personally bought a four-fan laptop cooling pad from NewEgg a few months back because the shops in Philly didn’t have anything powerful enough in stock, so there you go. Working great for playing GW2 on the sofa with all the settings turned up to 11!)

NewEgg didn’t ask us to do this, but we wanted to point the sponsorship out to you folks anyway since it’s a really great fit for us, and it’s already working. Our sales manager told me yesterday that we’ve already seen affiliate sales revenue thanks to a couple of purchases you — yes, you, our lovely readers! — made on NewEgg after clicking through from ads on MOP. So to the dude or dudette who bought that GTX 970 and the Witcher bundle by way of our site, /salute! Everybody wins: You get stuff you were going to buy anyway, we get a revenue trickle, and our sponsors figure out what stuff you like so they can post ads that don’t suck. We’d much rather have that than “Come Play, My Lord” ads if you know what I mean.

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