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EVEsterdam 2019: EVE Online explorer visits every star system without being killed

When people say that EVE Online is a game that lets you make your own path, they aren't kidding. While CCP Games builds gameplay and maintains the New Eden star cluster, it's the stories of players doing extraordinary things in the sandbox that are always the most compelling. Sometimes that means thousands of players cramming into one star system...
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WRUP: New drinks served at your local bar edition

The Frosty MacMurphy: Take one part Scotch, one part eggnog, one part motor oil, and one part expired eggnog. Put all of that stuff in the garbage. Pour some vodka on the rocks and drink it, you idiot. The Sparking Maladjustment: Add two parts vodka to five thousand parts fruit juice. Put an umbrella in it. Add some glitter (edible...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO do you wish you had come to years ago?

It is really one of the more bittersweet of emotions that a gamer can feel: coming late to the party on something fantastic. On one hand, it's fantastic to make a discovery that a game you had overlooked -- or even actively ignored -- actually ends up being a great time. Having that "click" moment is so dang exciting. On...
Throw wide the gates.

FFXIV Fan Festival Tokyo 2019: Liveblog of the opening keynote

Here we are at long last. If you're anything like me, you've been looking forward to this event since Final Fantasy XIV first delivered its opening keynote in Las Vegas last year. This is the last chance for the developers to get up on stage in front of fans and deliver the last big reveals about the Shadowbringers...

The Stream Team: Aiming for Warframe dreams

One of the biggest bits of Warframe story that Massively OP's MJ is trying to get to before TennoCon is Second Dream. But she still has many planets to unlock! That means she has much to do, and some of that doing is happening right now. Join us live at 8:00 p.m. as MJ tries to experience more story...
Let's do the time warp again.

Betawatch: Guardians of Ember enters open beta again for the first time

Hey, neat, Guardians of Ember is in open beta! Wait, didn't that already happen? Well, yes, but that was before Insel Games managed to get itself tossed off of Steam rowdy-drunk-style for review manipulation. Now it's back with a new open beta under Gameforge, a new localization, and hopefully much less review manipulation leading to being tugged off...

Part 2 of Arabian Nights update arrives to Armored Warfare

The current season of the online military vehicle battler Armored Warfare has drawn to a close with the second part of Arabian Nights, which oddly enough brings French and Italian vehicles despite the update's title. I'm sure I'm overthinking this bit, though. These new vehicles arrive by way of Francine De Laroche, a new armored vehicle dealer who provides...

Elite: Dangerous prepares to move to new forums and announces a planetary expedition

The community of Elite: Dangerous is going to be pretty busy in the next few days. On the one hand, there are plans for a new in-game expedition event, while on the other hand there are some new forums to migrate to. The folks at Frontier have provided a game plan for the forum migration. The forums will...

DC Universe Online launches Shazam movie tie-in lockboxes

Get your transmedia synergy tag out folks because DC Universe Online is literally built on it, and this week, it's launched a big ol' tie-in with Shazam, which is gearing up for a theater run in April. For those not familiar, just imagine Big: The superhero movie, but with Zachary Levi in the adult role, and you're...

En Masse announces TERA Reloaded on console and spring Twitch Prime promo

Wow, so here comes TERA on a Friday with a big announcement: En Masse has announced TERA Reloaded for console, further catching Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players up with their PC buddies. "TERA: Reloaded is one of the biggest updates yet with reworked systems, a new race/class combination and much more. Best of all, TERA: Reloaded is...

Epic Games reveals an English logo for Blade & Soul: Revolution

If you were passing curious about Blade & Soul: Revolution, one of the two mobile games spinning off of the original PC MMORPG, then there's some potentially good news. During Epic Games' "State of Unreal" keynote at this year's Game Developers Conference, the company unveiled an English language logo for the mobile title. For those unfamiliar, Blade & Soul:...
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The player endorsement system in Overwatch has actually cut down on toxic behavior

It turns out that when you reward players for being decent human beings in Overwatch, there's incentive for people to continue being decent human beings. In other news, scientists expect the sun to continue the same "east to west" rotation. No, really; joking aside, it turns out that the player endorsement system saw a 40% reduction in what's...

Steam plans game library and events revamp as Discord begins monetizing ‘insights’ for game devs

The battle for your game dollars and storefront participation is on, and we're not sad to see the competition heating up, finally. At GDC this week, Valve announced that it's bringing a slew of new features to Steam, including Steam Events, which sounds like a big upgrade over the current event setup; that just alerts you as events in...

Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box event returns next week

It's finally happening! Guild Wars 2's Super Adventure Box mode will return next week on March 28th through April 18th, bringing 8bit jumping puzzles back for another go-round of April Fools' farming. Did we say farming? We meant festivities. "Adventurers will enjoy the return of bouncing mushrooms, exploding flowers, and clouds with attitude, as well as the chance...
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WoW Factor: Why people are mad at Battle for Azeroth, part four: Story

The fun thing about bringing up the story of World of Warcraft is that you inevitably have some folks who will immediately crop up and claim that they don't care about the story, therefore it's not a valid criticism. For understandable reasons, I didn't have time to whip up a certificate for those of you in this category, but if...
Balance that mine.

Path of Exile is already mapping out big buffs and changes for Synthesis League

Path of Exile is patch city right about now. This week, Grinding Gear Games rolled out 3.6.2, with dozens of bug fixes, of course, but what's got the community excited - and what made MJ come into team chat this morning bubbling over - is the Synthesis League changes on deck next. For starters, GGG says it's...
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Lawful Neutral: Dancing around Fortnite’s copyright lawsuits

Welcome friends to the inaugural post of Lawful Neutral on Massively OP. I'm Andy, but you know me better as Serrenity, writer of comments too long by half and not nearly as clever as I hope. I've been wanting to up my writing game for a while, so when the call went out, I decided to put my...

Project SU is an Epic Games-backed mobile sandbox MMO coming in 2019

File this one under weird new games: Project SU. In the press release from GDC today, the game is never directly called an MMORPG, though Chinese studio Loong Entertainment says its "production team is searching out new breakthroughs in mobile MMORPGs, striving to bring a better gaming experience to all players," so it's a safe assumption. Also according to...

Into the Super-verse: Five reasons to be excited for City of Titans

When NCsoft closed City of Heroes' doors in 2012, it was anything but a normal MMO closure due to a lack of interest and population. On the contrary, the thriving and devoted community rallied around the superhero title in a tremendous fashion and vowed that it would do something, anything to keep CoH's spirit alive. Of course, it's one...

The Division 2 reflects on launch, looks toward the coming weeks in state-of-the-game address

Now that Division agents have been roaming the post-apocalyptic Washington, D.C. of The Division 2 for about a week, the folks at Ubisoft have come out with the first state-of-the-game address, detailing the game's launch performance, the challenges it has faced, and the dev team's plans going forward. Overall, it seems that the devs are fairly pleased...

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