Bree Royce

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Bree is an unrepentant escapist with a predilection for MMOs. When not compulsively proofreading cereal boxes and newspapers, she can be found modding, PvPing on the auction hall, and touring the Next Big Thing with her guild on a quest for the elusive perfect game.

Working As Intended and Ask Mo are her pet op-ed columns, but she also pens Daily Grinds and compiles Massively Overthinking, the Week in Review, and Make My MMO. You can hear her ramble about MMOs every week on the Massively OP podcast. If you're nice, she'll even talk about something other than Star Wars Galaxies.

Personal blog: Skycandy
Twitter: @nbrianna
Favorite MMOs: Star Wars Galaxies, City of Heroes, Guild Wars, Guild Wars 2, Trove, Glitch, Elder Scrolls Online, Ultima Online
El barfo.

Mike Morhaime to female Blizzard workers: ‘I am extremely sorry that I failed you’

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In response to the situation surrounding the explosive California state lawsuit alleging systemic sexual harassment and discrimination at Activision-Blizzard, former president Mike Morhaime posted...

J Allen Brack addresses Blizzard staff over sexism scandal, Activision doubles down on deflection

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Faced with a massive sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit, Blizzard addressed the studio workers in a memo leaked last night. President J. Allen Brack doesn't admit fault or comment on the specifics of the case, but he vows no retaliation for victims, namedrops Gloria Steinem, and blasts "bro culture."

Enter to win a New World closed beta key from Amazon and MassivelyOP

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If you've been watching the hype meter for New World slowly tick up and up this week but you aren't confident enough to preorder...

Massively Overthinking: Load-bearing playerbases in MMORPGs

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Game developer Damion Schubert is known to MMO players for his work on everything from Ultima Online to SWTOR, but as it turns out,...

‘We do not serve Activision Blizzard’: Furious WoW players stage protest against Blizzard

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Following yesterday's revelation that the state of California is suing Activision-Blizzard in a 29-page complaint that alleges a serious pattern of sexual harassment and...

TitanReach is going free-to-play until its closed alpha

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If the high price on TitanReach's early access - originally $70 and since reduced to $38 - seemed like too much for a fledgling...

Guild Wars 2 on how it’s upgrading the Canthan language from Factions to End of Dragons

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ArenaNet apparently isn't waiting for next week to start the hype for Guild Wars 2's End of Dragons reveal, as today it released a...

Ubisoft’s sexual harassment and racism scandal extended to Skull & Bones studio in Singapore

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We realize that Activision-Blizzard's horrifying sexual misconduct and discrimination lawsuit stole all the headlines last night and will probably dominate the news cycle for...

GGG’s Chris Wilson says Path of Exile reached a ‘breaking point with power creep’ that Expedition will help fix

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Yesterday, we noted how Path of Exile players were responding with dismay to the proposed Expedition expansion and league changes, under the belief that...

Guild Wars 2 will showcase End of Dragons’ story, elite specs, beta info, and trailer next week

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So we already knew that ArenaNet is taking the wraps off Guild Wars 2's End of Dragons next week - that's on July 27th,...
Oh gosh why.

California sues Activision-Blizzard over discrimination and sexist, toxic work culture

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Activision-Blizzard has had an abysmal couple of years, and it's about to get much worse, as the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing...

New World has capped menu screen framerates to prevent video card fatalities

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Earlier today, we covered the emerging news that users of some video cards, particularly EVGA RTX 3090 graphics cards, were having serious problems with...

Overwatch launches 2021 Summer Games, the WoW Wrath of the Lich King pandemic boardgame is really happening

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As the first Tokyo Olympics events begin today, Overwatch has opened the gates for its own Summer Games, running this year through August 10th....

Diablo II Resurrected explains its ‘solve for one, extend to many’ accessibility philosophy

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Diablo II Resurrected has a new dev blog out touting its accessibility features, previously hinted at last week. Essentially, Blizzard is trying to update...

Black Desert’s Atoraxxion dungeon is live for PC and console today

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As promised, Atoraxxion has rolled out to Black Desert's PC and console versions today. What's Atoraxxion? Why, it's the game's first-ever traditional co-up dungeon....

Book of Travels has delayed its early access a third time, now to August 30

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Might and Delight has delayed Book of Travels yet again, though it won't be a dramatically longer wait: The new early access debut is...

Crowfall outlines upcoming test patch, says marketing campaign begins this week

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Crowfall has released its second big dev blog since launch this week, addressing the upcoming patch, which is due to land on the test...

The Daily Grind: So what do we all think of New World so far?

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Amazon's New World rolled into closed beta yesterday, and unlike some past test events, this one has no NDA, meaning the whole MMORPG community...

XDefiant is Ubisoft’s next Tom Clancy franchise arena shooter

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Ubisoft is not having the best couple of years. It's been wrecked by a wide-ranging sexual harassment scandal and lawsuit, it's losing staff left...

Amazon’s New World closed beta finally begins today – check out the trailer!

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Happy beta day, New World! Yes, Amazon Games' long-awaited MMORPG is finally rolling into closed beta today as the last leg of testing -...

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