Andrew Ross

Andrew Ross


Andrew Ross usually covers E3, MOBAs, MMO-ish multiplayer games, and game related studies for Massively OP. He's a hardcore PvPer who delivered pizzas to shard defender supply runners in Asheron's Call's Shard of the Herald event, fried fish during Darkfall's World War 1 and 2, and killed many alliance members in World of Warcraft for picking "his" flowers. He is a terrible jungler, but he can usually stay on the road in Mario Kart.

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go Fest 2024 aimed straight at the wallet

If functional is the bar for Pokemon Go players, Niantic almost cleared it for Go Fest 2024, but damn if that isn't a depressing...

Massively on the Go: MOP’s planning guide for Pokemon Go Global Go Fest 2024

It's almost time, Pokemon Go trainers: Go Fest 2024 arrives July 13th to 14th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time each day,...

Pokemon Go’s Meteorite bait-and-switch isn’t helping Go Fest hype

Niantic is not heading into 2024's Go Fest on great terms with the Pokemon Go playerbase, owing to a string of problems: a sales...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s July spread is basically just marking time until Go Fest

It's not particularly surprising that, once again, Pokemon Go isn't really sharing a lot of details about what's in store for the month of...

SGF 2024: Hands-on with The First Descendant, plus a chat with the Nexon devs

You thought our Summer Game Fest coverage was over, didn't you? Well, in all fairness, Nexon not only brought The First Descendant to SGF but provided...

SGF 2024: Previewing Funcom’s Dune Awakening, from PvP philosophy to the survival MMO label

I must admit I went into Summer Game Fest with pretty low expectations. I was MOP's "E3 guy" back when E3 was a concern,...

Super Mario Party Jamboree will have 20-player online party mode

Nintendo has upped the ante in the Mario Party series for online fans: At last night's Nintendo Direct, the company announced the next Mario Party...

SGF 2024: Hands-on with NCsoft’s long-awaited Throne and Liberty, launching September 17

Most of the games I played at Summer Game Fest were more enjoyable than I expected - including Throne and Liberty, which was probably...

Massively on the Go: Splatoon 3’s Big Big Run highlights the big problem with its PvE

As I shamelessly teased in the WRUP last week, I managed to make some time for Splatoon 3's new Salmon Run event, the Big...

SGF 2024: Hands-on with PvE-centric sci-fi horror survival shooter MMO Once Human

For those who saw Once Human and thought, "Gee, that kind of looks like a mix of H1Z1 and The Secret World," you're not wrong based on...

SGF 2024: Hands-on with New World’s controversial Aeternum reboot, which is still an MMORPG

How's everyone recovering from all this New World Aeternum news coming out of Summer Games Fest? It's been kind of a confusing time for me, as...

SGF 2024: Amazon discusses New World Aeternum on console, swimming, solo content, and archetypes

In case there's anyone out there still confused: New World Aeternum is not a single player or co-op game. I know the Summer Game Fest announcement of...

SGF 2024: Monster Hunter Wilds is a dynamic Worlds-like game

Guys. Guys. GUYS! I am so excited about Monster Hunter Wilds. I don't own a console that can play it, and I haven't enjoyed any PC port...

SGF 2024: Path of Exile 2 is fun and satisfying, but it’s still no cakewalk

MJ is MOP's resident Path of Exile person, and I'm sure she'll get the core-fans some red meat once she gets her hands on...

SGF 2024: Aloft is a cozy Ghibli-inspired PvE-centric survival sandbox in the sky

When I first heard about Aloft while planning for Summer Games Fest 2024, I figured it would just be a cute multiplayer survival game;...

SGF 2024: A quick look at Capcom’s Monster Hunter Stories Collection

I know many people looking at will see "Monster Hunter" in the title here and wonder why it doesn't say, "Wilds," but that comes...

SGF 2024: Hands-on with NetEase’s team shooter Marvel Rivals

There are lots of Summer Games Fest embargos still in place and more coming this week, but fortunately NetEase's Marvel Rivals is something I can...

SGF 2024: Amazon unveils New World Aeternum, its console relaunch of the MMORPG

Ever wish New World were more cinematic - and more available on more platforms? Well, all of those things will be true come October 15th, 2024,...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon GO enters its Shared Skies season without sharing much info

We're entering the summer season in Pokemon Go, and this one is called Shared Skies. If you ignore the repeat info from the upcoming...

The Daily Grind: Has an MMO ever inspired your real pet’s name?

I love naming stuff. Not just my characters, but when allowed, I name my crafted items, housing plot, and of course, my virtual pets....