The Stream Team: Celebrating 10 years of Warframe Space Ninjas

Double digits! Warframe has made it to the double digits with today's 10th anniversary. That means it has been a full decade of Space Ninjas. Massively OP's MJ is celebrating this milestone with missions and mayhem. Tune in live at 8:00 p.m. for the fun (and maybe get a present for yourself, too!). What: Warframe Who: MJ Guthrie When: 8:00 p.m. EDT...

Star Wars: The Old Republic punches PvP Season 2 into next week’s navcomputer

Following the first PvP season that itself came after a revamp of competitive scene, Star Wars: The Old Republic is pulling the trigger on Season 2 this coming March 28th. The second season, called Piercing the Veil, is shaking things up a tad. BioWare said that it's changing how attacker and defender medals are awarded in order to encourage players...
Here's hoping!

PAX East 2023: Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida teases crossover with Final Fantasy XVI

With Final Fantasy XVI on the way, it makes logical sense that people would ask producer and director Naoki Yoshida if Final Fantasy XIV would feature some sort of crossover event. During today's PAX East panel, he explained that he would love to do a crossover but first needs to acquire the permission and collaboration of FFXVI's producer. Fortunately, previous...

Star Citizen continues working on an error code as alpha 3.18.1 arrives to PTU for weekend testing

Yes, the problems for Star Citizen alpha 3.18 are still continuing on, though once again the game's status update page has additional hopeful news for players. In particular, alpha 3.18.1 - aka the patch that is stated as a fixer-upper patch for the PU - has now kicked off a public testing round for this weekend. The PTU will be...

MMO Burnout: Mass Effect’s Legendary Edition modernizes a classic

Most MMO players will admit to feeling the need to step away from the multiplayer genre from time to time. This seems especially true for those enjoying PvP games, which are typically filled with adrenaline, quick reflexes, and at times toxicity and varied amounts of salt. It recently occurred to me that I’ve been indulging in exclusively PvP content...

Here’s how Blizzard is addressing Diablo IV’s connection issues, crashes, and audio bugs

Blizzard already warned players of a bumpy ride through this weekend's open beta test of Diablo IV, and sure enough, tough times have indeed arrived in regards to queues and general stability. Mercifully, the devs appear to be generally pretty communicative on the whole matter, as they keep players up to date on known issues and fixes. The forum thread...

WRUP: A guide to common speedrunning categories, what they mean, and why Kylie doesn’t care edition

Any%: Usually considered the "default" speedrun, an Any% run means that your goal is to reach the agreed upon end state of the game as quickly as possible, with no restrictions on what you pick up or complete in order to reach that end state. If you can skip 20 out of 28 levels and fight the final boss,...

The Daily Grind: What’s one change that would make an MMO infinitely better?

Since most of us moonlight as armchair developers, it's certainly crossed our minds that any particular MMO has a vital flaw or two. The exhaust port to the MMO's Death Star reactor, if you will. So while the Empire nails a screen door on that puppy, I thought it'd be fun to talk about shoring up those flaws or...

The Stream Team: AQ3D’s Nulgath Saga moves Into the Oversoul

Last time in AQ3D's Nulgath Saga, Massively OP's MJ watched as the Victor Lionfang and his paladins were corrupted. Now, she is seeking out the fiend who was behind it all -- Nulgath the Archfiend. With Dage the Evil at her side, she'll continue the saga by entering the portal to the next adventure.  Tune in live at 8:00...
Sure, all right, whatever?

Betawatch: Diablo IV opens up for everyone to test its server queue

Yay, Diablo IV has an open beta where you can test your ability to wait in a server queue to play the game! But it's all worth it to maybe play Diablo II again (but, like, not the remastered version of it).  You can even get someone else to take care of your house chores while you wait in...

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: Sengoku Yōkai, Kakele Online, and Void Crew

Welcome back to another roundup of a few MMOs and multiplayer titles we and possibly you had never heard of... before now! Sengoku: Yōkai - This game first caught my eye on Reddit, and technically it's more of a MUD than an MMO, though its solo developer is calling it a browser text-based MMORPG that had three years of development...

Galactic Getaway will let you make your own outer space vacation resort

It's the end of March -- are you ready for a vacation? We could all use one, no doubt, and if you can't get away physically, then a virtual destination is what the digital doctor proscribed. There's an upcoming multiplayer game called Galactic Getaway that promises to be the "ultimate vacation destination" for the weary traveler. The title, which is...

Fortnite celebrates Ramadan with Lantern Fest 2023 as players start releasing Unreal Creator content

The celebration of Ramadan might primarily be about introspection and religious restraint, but it also is marked with lanterns lighting the streets, and it's that tradition that Fortnite is focusing in on with the return of the Lantern Fest event for 2023, though by some accounts this is mostly a rehash. This year's Ramadan event will feature a special Lantern...

ArcheAge’s latest events feature a chance at cute convertibles and returning animal onesies

ArcheAge is apparently trying to get as adorable as possible with its pair of major events this week, both of which are full of cute animal-themed items that could see players driving around an animal-faced convertible van while wearing a kitty onesie. MMORPGs are very serious, you guys. For players who can't live without a onesie, the Furious Pet Institution...

Grab a new-player survivor pack key for IGG’s Doomsday: Last Survivors

If you've got a soft spot for the ol' zombie survival games that used to be everywhere and then dried up, IGG's Android-and-iPhone Doomsday Last Survivors might be your next temptation, as it's billed as a "zombie survival game with multiplayer online competition and real-time strategy elements set in a near future where zombies have taken over the...

The Stream Team: A quick visit to Uncharted Waters Online for a little comparison voyage

Last week, MOP's Chris hopped aboard a ship to take a look at Uncharted Waters Origin, so now it only stands to reason that he take a peek at the game that came before, Uncharted Waters Online, to see if there are any immediately obvious similarities and differences. Join him today at 2:00 p.m. EDT for this little bit...

Nexon dives further into NFT and blockchain games with MapleStory N and a MapleStory Universe ecosystem

Readers might remember that Nexon's push into crypto has gone as one might expect, with $40M disappearing into the void in 2021 and continued losses reported in last year's fourth quarter financial report. Even so, the company is still driving forward into the scheme with the reckless abandon of a rabid moose as it confirmed and expounded upon a...

NCsoft hypes up its visual and AI engine tech in a trailer for narrative title Project M

Our coverage of a trailer for a single-player game might seem like we've lost the plot on paper, but this is less about the game itself and more about what MMORPG studio NCsoft is up to in practice, particularly as the trailer utilizes new graphical and character AI tech developed by the studio to craft a digital version of...
Not a great sign.

Activision-Blizzard’s diversity and inclusion goals are out of sync with its corporate action

Activision-Blizzard has released a full-year review of its diversity, equity, and inclusion stats for 2022 this week, and the first thing readers will notice is that the data aren't notably different from the data released a quarter ago, which included all but December from the year 2022. The key addition is further breakdown by race, where previously the company...
This is garbage.

Vague Patch Notes: The objective truth of ‘objectivity’ in games journalism

All right, folks, real talk: Originally there was going to be a much more sober and depressing column this week, but then this week happened, and while I don't really want to talk in detail about my personal life, it took a lot of the wind out of my sails. Not in the sense that I don't want to...