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The Daily Grind: What MMO boss quote can’t you get out of your head?

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There's one thing to be said about running the same dungeons and fighting the same bosses in MMORPGs repeatedly: You absolutely end up memorizing every one of their quotes. This is doubly true for the real ear worms, such as with World of Warcraft's seasonal Headless Horseman, who speaks in rhymes like, "Here's my body, fit and pure! Now,...

The Scream Team: Finding ghosts in Phasmophobia

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What's better than a ghost hunt for Halloween? Not much! And since her favorite genre is horror, Massively OP's MJ has found a perfect holiday treat: an online co-op psychological horror. Phasmophobia sounds just perfect for her! She's slipping into the new early access game with friends to collect evidence of the paranormal.  Join us live at 9:00 p.m....
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Betawatch: Spooky scary Bless Unleashed closed betas

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Yes, I know, Bless Unleashed isn't scary... except for the specter of the original Bless that hovers in the background. Oooh, there's a closed beta coming up! Spooky ghost voice! You can get a key for it, if you dare! Did that part do it for you? Nope? Well, that's all we got. Other beta news,...

The Yellow King has introduced hardcore mode, Mac and Linux versions, and a new dungeon

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Back in February of this year, we reported on the early access release of The Yellow King, a self-described Lovecraftian horror rogue-lite MMO. We figured that there's been more than enough time between then and now for updates, and sure enough, there's updates a-plenty. For a few months, anyway. Some of the headlining updates include the...

Afrofantasy MMORPG The Wagadu Chronicles just funded on Kickstarter for almost $200K

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Twin Drums and its fans have done it: The Wagadu Chronicles just fully funded on Kickstarter to the tune of €163,910 (around $191,400 US) thanks to 2,659 backers. Its original ask was $117K US, which it more than exceeded; the Kickstarter funding is meant to increase the development budget and rope in player "feedback and participation." As we've...

Guild Wars 2 postpones November Steam launch indefinitely to focus on End of Dragons expansion and living world

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Just three months ago, ArenaNet told Guild Wars 2 players the game was bound for Steam with full crossplay in November. You might have forgotten that, what with the fact that the studio announced End of Dragons during the same event, and that kinda stole the show. Also it's 2020, so that August event feels like a...
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Naïca releases a gorgeous pixel art trailer ahead of its equally pixelated open beta

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The open beta for Naïca starts on November 10th. We've covered that before, of course, along with all of the things that the game will offer to players even within the limited confines of its open beta scope on the continent of Lazul. But today there's something else to admire ahead of that open beta in the...

Book of Travels previews its early access landmass and elaborates on its chapter-based update system

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The self-described tiny multiplayer online title Book of Travels is slowly unfurling its plans for early access, and this time around it wants to show you the part of the game's world that will be open once early access -- aka "Chapter Zero -- kicks off. The area in question is a sizeable chunk of the western landmass,...

Netdragon’s Eudemons Online just hit Steam with a new server and promo

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Long-running free-to-play MMO Eudemons Online is following in the footsteps of several other MMOs this year and has set up shop over on Steam. "In this mythic world, you can choose to be a Warrior, a Mage, a Paladin, a Vampire, a Necromancer, a Shadow Knight and a Ranger. Over one hundred distinct Eudemons are ready to assist...

The Stream Team: Trick-or-treating in Trove

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One of the most iconic parts of Halloween is trick-or-treating.  And Massively OP's MJ looks forward to it every year, in all its many forms. In Trove, that just so happens to involve smashing and bashing monsters in dungeons. (Don't try that at home, folks!) Tune in live at 3:00 p.m. as MJ embarks on this year's season event...

WoW slots Classic’s Naxxramas for December 1, previews Shadowlands’ Bastion in new video

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If you're looking for big news about World of Warcraft Classic... well you're not likely to get it for a while, in spite of the teasing during last night's investor call. Blizzard's not gonna stomp all over Shadowlands for nothing. But you're definitely going to get some medium news, as Blizzard announced that Naxx will open...

Warframe continues the Great Ensmallening with focus on texture size and visuals

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In case you're wondering just what the heck an "ensmallening" is, it's an effort by Warframe to reduce the game's overall file size and improve its performance over the course of three phases. The first phase arrived to PC players in September, and now the next phase is on the horizon for PC players...

Ultima Online previews New Legacy’s updated weather and climate systems

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Back in September, Broadsword announced a bold new initiative for the 23-year-old Ultima Online: It's called New Legacy, and it's essentially a new-player shard with a new ruleset that simplifies and streamlines onboarding for the game. It's not just another fresh start or classic server, and in fact, it's expected to have seasonal timelimits, at the...

The MMO Cartographer: In the Echo of Echo of Soul

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How much would you pay to play a game that has been shut down as a free-to-play game and then re-released as a buy-to-play game? Your answer is probably something along the lines of, "Nothing! Why would anyone pay for that? Why does this keep happening?" And that is the correct answer. But for me, the answer was about a...

Torchlight III adds pet costumes, spooky fort decorations, and legendary items in the newest update

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While Torchlight III isn't really going to put on any sort of large-scale social event owing to the fact that it's not an MMO, the multiplayer ARPG still is keen on celebrating the Halloween season with its Gear 'N' Goblins update, which has added a variety of thematically appropriate goodies for players to revel in. Several of these...

Massively-on-the-Go: Gotta cash’em all in Pokemon Go

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In the last few editions of the Massively-on-the-Go column, I've been covering the deluge of events and updates Pokemon Go has received quite suddenly (not including recently announced Animation week from Nov 6-12), followed by Mega-Evolution updates looking at how Megas are being used, being perceived by fans, and how Niantic has (not) listened...

Judge enforces a Dutch government order for EA to remove FIFA lockboxes or face over $11M in fines

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This has been a long and drawn-out battle, so let us review: Back in 2017 when the outrage against lockboxes was at its highest point after EA's flagrant cash grab in Star Wars Battlefront II, the gambling authorities of Belgium and the Netherlands were leading the charge against the practice, outright labeling the scheme as gambling and...
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WoW Factor: Shadowlands has a release date… again

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I really thought I had written a column when World of Warcraft properly announced the launch date for Shadowlands. Alas, I apparently did not. But I obviously did write about when the expansion was delayed for an indefinite length of time opining about how this was a good thing for the game as a whole, that it could be a...

Fallout 76 takes you on a tour of underground player housing

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Player housing fanatics already have plenty of freedom in Fallout 76, but it's going to get even better when the Steel Dawn update drops in December. That's because the game's going to be adding instanced underground housing called "shelters" with relaxed building restrictions and a lot more ability to go nuts and create a customized personal space. "It's...

Path of Exile’s patch delay stems from lessons learned launching opposite WoW Classic

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Earlier this week, Grinding Gear Games told Path of Exile players that it was delaying the release of the 3.13 update and league to January, largely to get the heck out of the way of Cyberpunk 2077's new launch date in December. You, uh, didn't love that decision, apparently, so GGG's Chris Wilson has penned...

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