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Massively OP's MMO guide to the Steam Winter Sale

Do you have any money left after all of that holiday shopping, travel, and dining out? Steam would very much like to have what remains, if you please, and is willing to trade you some discounted games in return.

Yes, the annual Steam Winter Sale is up and running, which means all sorts of deals for the frugal MMORPG player. We've compiled a huge list of all of the deals -- including discounts of up to 90% off! -- to help you navigate the holiday promotion. The sale ends on January 2nd. Hope it helps!

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The MOP Up: Wurm Online cooks up a hearty Thanksgiving meal (November 20, 2016)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!

This week Wurm Online players will be celebrating the long-awaited arrival of the cooking update. We’ve got that plus stories and videos from EverQuestOverwatchEVE Online, and more, all waiting for you after the break!

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The MOP Up: Neverwinter brings the thunder to consoles (October 23, 2016)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!

This past week, Storm King's Thunder arrived on Neverwinter's console versions after its PC debut. We’ve got that plus stories and videos from Destiny, Riders of IcarusTERA, and more, all waiting for you after the break!

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Perfect Ten: MMORPGs with vehicle avatars

When you take a step back and look at the broad MMO genre, you see some common threads that run through most games. One of these is that pretty much every character we control is a humanoid, albeit in many shapes, sizes, and ear configurations. This makes sense, as we ourselves are human and have the easiest time strongly identifying with an avatar that correlates to our own bodies.

Yet there are plenty of exceptions to the rule, and I'm not just speaking of fantasy races that give you four legs instead of two or two heads instead of one. Some MMOs plop you into a nuts-and-bolts vehicle as your primary avatar, encouraging you to bond with this hunk of soulless machine over the course of incredible adventures.

Today we're going to count down -- or count up, or count sideways -- through 10 MMORPGs that stuffed your brain into a machine and then encouraged you to live your new life as a ship, car, or very violent automatic can opener.

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The MOP Up: Batman invites you to his gala (September 18, 2016)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!

This week Bruce Wayne (AKA Batman) threw a special gala in DC Universe Online. We’ve got that plus stories and videos from DestinyMarvel HeroesElder Scrolls Online, and more, all waiting for you after the break!

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Crossout brings road warrior action to Steam early access

A morning commute to work or school can become a lot more fun if your vehicle has the capacity to clear a path with a hood-mounted howitzer or a diamond-tipped chainsaw under the bumper. While Ford and Toyota are working on such concept cars, you can live out this fantasy right now courtesy of Crossout.

Crossout is a post-apocalyptic vehicular MMO in which players can construct custom rigs and then take them into battle. The good news for Mad Max fans is that this game recently arrived on Steam early access. If you're willing to chip in $30 and look past the unfinished nature, then this gritty future is all yours to explore.

Curious about Crossout? Learn more about the title by checking out our E3 preview of the Russian title.

Source: Steam

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E3 2016: War Thunder's VR mode and Crossout's demo

While I don't play any of Gaijin's games, I was looking forward to meeting the studio at this year's E3 for two reasons: the VR demo and seeing Crossout. Sadly, they weren't combined, as the VR was for War Thunder and Crossout was simply a demo reel and Q&A. Even still, I came away with a few reasons to be excited.

Rumbling thunder

The very first thing I had to ask the War Thunder team was how the recently introduced player-guided anti-tank missiles have changed the game from a developer's perspective. Apparently they were well balanced, as the missiles are easy to see and fairly slow moving, so players at least have time to find cover to avoid them.

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Betawatch: Everything is going into beta (April 8, 2016)

Do you feel a cold, hollow pit in your heart that could only be filled with Auto Assault and its legacy of motorized vehicles fighting one another? I'm not going to tell you that Crossout will fix that issue, but it is all about cars fighting other cars, and it is in closed beta now. So you can give it a shot and see if that's what you need to be happy once more, because we all want you to be happy.

Of course, this is the week when lots of stuff either went into beta or made its further beta plans. Let's go through that in list format, shall we?

Of course, we do have a full list of stuff down below, because we do that every week. If something slipped into a new testing phase without us noticing or there's a running cash shop in a so-called open beta, please let us know about that in the comments.

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Post-apoc MMO Crossout's closed beta has begun

Gaijin Entertainment and Targem Games are driving Crossout into closed beta today. Crossout is a post-apoc vehicle combat MMO, say the studios, and it's even set up for VR. Early access bundles run $19.99 to $49.99 and include items and perks that will function in both rounds of beta and transfer to the live game.

"Players entering into the Closed Beta will be fighting on the outskirts of desolated cities, abandoned factories, in the desert and on a brand new map - Founders Canyon. The map is littered with rocks and the remains of giant statues scattered throughout the canyon which create an obstacle filled battlefield. Players are encouraged to use the environment to their advantage and try different tactics to defeat opponent drivers. Fast cars can maneuver among the rocks and break into the enemy base jumping from the top of a high rock outcropping, while slow vehicles can defend bases."

Gaijin is also touting player-created leviathans -- metal monsters -- that are used by the game's AI against players in PvE battles. "Every time a Leviathan wins a battle against other players, its creator will reap the rewards of combat," says the studio.

You can sign up for the beta on the official site and check out the images and trailer below.

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Crossout enters its next phase of testing complete with factions

If you've ever played a game focused around vehicle combat and thought "hey, this would be better with Mad Max-style customized war vehicles," you owe it to yourself to give Crossout a passing glance. The game has entered another round of testing that runs until February 7th, allowing testers to play around with the first version of the game's faction system.

As players fight under the banner of a specific faction, that faction will offer more and more benefits to the player, including specific vehicle blueprints and faction-specific parts for your customized war machine. Each faction has its own focus, as well - the default and always-available Engineers focus on sturdiness, while the Lunatics focus on heavy offense. If you want to see what the current version of the game looks like in action, there are screenshots and trailers just below.

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Post-apocalyptic vehicular MMO Crossout gets a gameplay trailer

Here's a little something I missed from Gamescom. Gaijin's post-apocalyptic vehicular battler called Crossout got a four-and-a-half minute gameplay trailer. It shows off what looks to be serious amounts of customization, both in terms of weapons and equipment and aesthetics, which makes sense since Crossout's marketing slogan is "craft, ride, destroy."

Once the crafting bit is done, the demo vehicle heads out of its garage and blows away a few rivals while traversing a swampy map set outside some sort of big city. After a few minutes of carnage, it's back to the tuning shop for more upgrades including a rather ridiculous big rig o' death. Click past the cut to see for yourself.

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Crossout is some sort of post-apoc vehicular MMO from Gaijin

Have you heard of Crossout? Me neither. Well, actually of course I've heard of it now, but I hadn't heard of it prior to writing this news post. Apparently it's some sort of "post-apocalyptic MMO action game" that involves vehicles ranging from buggies to off-road vehicles to "combat platforms on antigrav fields."

There's an advanced damage model, too, which isn't that surprising given that Gaijin -- the dev team behind War Thunder -- is also behind Crossout. Crafting seems important, too, as Gaijin's website says that get your own workshop from which you'll create parts and auction them off to other players.

Source: Official site; thanks Dengar!

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Betawatch: May 22nd, 2015

It's been a busy week for the folks at Blizzard. We've gotten a quartet of videos for Overwatch characters showing off early gameplay, and Heroes of the Storm slipped into that fabled open beta state. Then NCsoft goes and makes a big splash by announcing that Blade & Soul is finally coming over here after an enormous delay. I tried it out and thought it was pretty cool.

So what else happened this week? You know, this and that.

Oh, and of course we have a big old dose of games in testing in the list just below. Is there a game that should be on there that you know isn't there right now? Should one of the games on the list be gone? Let us know in the comments!
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