The MOP Up: Gamescom’s big opening by Angela Merkel (June 25, 2017)

    
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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 we have stories and videos from MechWarrior OnlineMu OriginDark Age of CamelotAstellia OnlineMarvel End Time ArenaRagnarok Online, and Guild Wars 2, all waiting for you after the break!

New Games and Testing

Patches

Events

Odds and Ends

Videos

Age of Empires Online emulator Celeste is a go. Thanks, Sykes!

Vindictus — the Korean version, for now — is getting a new character.

MU Origin recently updated to 1.8 for its mobile playerbase:

Craving a little Marvel superhero action in your MOBA? Then you’ll probably want to keep an eye on Marvel End Time Arena, which is in development in Korea:

Another community-created Guild Wars 2 documentary takes a look at the Itzel race:

Take a look at all of the playable characters available in Astellia Online’s beta test and get Steparu’s beta impressions:

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Tamanous

Are there any girls who play video games with natural hair colour?

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Sally Bowls

When I started reading Mickey Spillane, I was too young to understand what he was conveying with “I could see she was a natural blonde.”

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Armsbend

Maybe. Have you ever considered to not worry about what girls look like over their content or message?

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Baemir

I’m sure they dye their hair in order to get smarter.

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Santiago Draco

Which obviously hasn’t worked as, unless I’m mistaken, she is wearing the headset backwards…

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Scrungle

Are you implying would should not take an interest in others appearances at all? And if not when do you deem it acceptable to take an interest in another’s appearance? Surely someone with high quality content of message would not need to have ridiculous hair, for their message would be sufficient enough.

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Veldan

True, but who says the reason they died their hair has anything to do with the message?

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Scrungle

No, it’s not just girls either. Anyone with a unnatural hair color is screaming for attention in the most passive aggressive way possible. Much like in nature brightly colored toads and insects are to be left alone, so too should these people.

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MurderHobo

Merkel, huh? That’s who I think of when I’m looking for an opening act for my video game convention. The only thing stranger would be if she were opening for a stand-up comedy convention.

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Dystopiq

It’s a trade show by nature. Nothing weird about it

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MurderHobo

Perhaps not, but this is the fist time I’ve heard of an elected official giving a speech before a video game convention so it seems strange to me. Does Merkel have a history of being an advocate for the gaming industry? Is there a political angle here?

If Donald Trump were to give a keynote speech at PAX I’d think it weird, too.

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Sally Bowls

Not commenting on Merkel per se, but there is almost always a political angle when any of these politicians do something. Time is limited and have to prioritize. 100,000 people here, gets lots of press mentions and German elections a month later (Sep 24th IIRC)

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semugh

Tru dat. Merkel is a christian, right wing, conservative politician. She has zero contact with the youth. She is willing to change that it seems.
Also Germany has a very weak game industry compared to the industrial strength of the country. She wants to change that also.

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GiantsBane

Merkel opening for a stand up comedy convention *So then I told the police and press “immigrants are off limits, don’t arrest any or say anything bad about them. Though make sure you do go screw with and bring in anyone who speaks ill of and or attributes criminals acts to them publicly. If we just cover everything up, and pretend like nothings happening, it’ll all blow over.” ha ha ha, I can’t believe those idiots fell for it amirite or what!?

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Armsbend

Doofus using the copyrighted ‘Gotta Catch ’em All’ slogan should get them sued fairly quickly by Nintendo. A really dumb oversight by somebody.

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JebLeBlanc

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