The MOP Up: Grand Theft Auto Online mugs its players


Here’s a perfect example of irony. Grand Theft Auto Online tempted players to log in this month with the promise of a free $500,000. Not too bad, right? Except that when the players did this, some hit a glitch that wiped out all their stuff instead. So they got mugged by a game that’s all about mugging. Makes you think, doesn’t it? Probably makes Rockstar’s devs work overtime to get it fixed, too.

And this is just the beginning of the rest of the news! Read on for a roundup of other smaller MMO news stories and videos from this past week in this edition of The MOP Up (and if you don’t see a news story that we should have covered, drop us a tip)!

Warhammer Underworlds Online takes the fantasy franchise to an interesting place with this cards-and-dice PvP battler. It’s $30 and currently in early access on Steam.

Check out a Destiny 2 streamer who got caught red-handed using wall hacks — and then said, “Huh, I don’t know how those got there!” The best and brightest of our generation, folks.

This week, the Prosperous Universe team talked about a variety of topics “including new planetary projects, aspects for helping new players assimilate into the game, art ideas, and investor dealings.”

If you couldn’t get enough of Funcom’s Secret World spin-off Moons of Madness, you can now play the Cyrano Story ARG spin-off of that on Steam.

Aion’s new early access server can get you your Patch 7.5 fix ahead of the crowd. You know you want it!

“We’re releasing the first set of fixes for some of the reported issues we received over the past week, mainly focusing on AI problems,” said Conan Exiles’ team. “We’re also bundling in a much-requested fix for an issue that would cause placeables to snap towards the edges of all assets when trying to build.”

High King Svargrim totally sounds like a guy you want to party with in Elder Scrolls Online. Can’t wait to see him shake his moneymaker when Greymoor releases!

The Feast of Swords is live in Final Fantasy XI through May 12th. Sounds like that would give indigestion, though.

Armored Warfare is trying its hand at a massive raid event, although if the studio keeps putting “Raid” in quotes like that, I’m going to have to boycott.

Path of Exile put out Patch 3.10.1d: “It’s not large in scope but it contains some bug fixes and small performance improvements.”

Steam’s prepping its summer game festival: “From June 9th to 14th, check out upcoming releases, try them out with time-limited demos or short playable experiences, connect with the developers behind the games, and add games to your wishlist for a reminder when they release!”

Starbase actually put out a video this week, and I suggest you watch it:

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is testing Update 7.1:

The MMO industry pumps out more and more news every year – no site could possibly cover everything. That’s why we gather together all the extras every week in The MOP Up, our a weekly compilation of MMO info we don’t want lost in the cracks of time. Send us your news bits through our tips line!

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“Check out a Destiny 2 streamer who got caught red-handed using wall hacks — and then said, “Huh, I don’t know how those got there!” The best and brightest of our generation, folks.”

Watching the videos people caught of him, he wasn’t a confused person that didn’t know what was going on and what it was. He quickly stopped streaming when caught and then tried to delete the videos.

Someone who really didn’t know what it was would have been talking about “What is this stuff? What’s happening in my game here?” and still streaming. They wouldn’t immediately shut the stream off.

Then he tries to pretend someone must have hacked his computer and put the cheats there. I guess he doesn’t have a little brother to blame it on.

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