Bree Royce



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
Whether or not, etc.

The Division’s first legit player mods are graphics shaders

Put down your pitchforks, anti-damage-meters zealots: The first mods for The Division are for graphics, at least if you don't count the gameplay...
Well... huh.

World of Tanks’ PS4 userbase swells to one million in five days

World of Tanks has just announced that it's amassed a million PlayStation 4 users since its launch on the platform last week. "It's...

Giveaway: Stronghold Kingdoms Island Warfare promo keys [All gone now!]

MMORTS Stronghold Kingdoms is getting a massive expansion today in the form of its Island Warfare update. The lords of Stronghold Kingdoms can now...

How Neverwinter’s Maze Engine will ‘put the dungeons back in D&D’

Yesterday, Perfect World Entertainment announced Neverwinter's ninth expansion, The Maze Engine. Today, we're finding out the philosophy behind the update, or...

CS:GO grey hat hacker tricks thousands of cheaters into bans

Tired of cheaters in your online games? One Counter Strike: Global Offensive player took justice into his own hands. Redditor AndroidL says he...
What, you think you can do a better job?

Elder Scrolls Online’s Thieves Guild lands on the PTS today with new ‘assistants’

The Elder Scrolls Online is in the middle of patch day, at least if you're a PTS die-hard, as the game patches...

Preview Blade & Soul’s Mushin’s Tower and Bloodshade Harbor dungeons

Here's the benefit of getting Blade & Soul years after its Korean launch: years' worth of content stored up just waiting for localization. When...
Well, I can't object to the theory.

ARK: Survival Evolved’s cross-platform peak daily headcount is nearing 200K

Dino survival sandbox ARK: Survival Evolved is pulling in over 100,000 unique users per day, a new interview with Studio Wildcard on...

Black Desert Korea reveals Blader awakening weapons

We may be anticipating the western release of Black Desert, but the version back home in Korea marches on with fresh content....

DUST 514 will sunset on PS3 in May, replaced by new PC FPS

CCP Games has just announced that it will be sunsetting its EVE-universe shooter DUST 514 on the PlayStation 3 platform on...

Neverwinter announces ninth expansion, The Maze Engine

Perfect World Entertainment has just announced a new expansion for Neverwinter. Called The Maze Engine, the update will leap into the post-Underdark storyline...

Path of Exile’s Ascendancy expansion arrives March 4th

Path of Exile's upcoming expansion, Ascendancy, officially launches on March 4th, 2016 -- at 3 p.m. EST, to be precise. The expansion is...
Our next campaign is for dreams about pipes!

Divergence Online has fully returned to Steam

Day six of the Divergence Online saga: The game has officially and fully returned to Steam. Stained Glass Llama's Ethan Casner...

The Daily Grind: Are OARPGs the future of the MMORPG genre?

Toward the end of 2014, genre academics popularized the idea that the MMORPG genre was becoming "unbundled" -- that MMORPGs were splintering, "with...

H1Z1 announces ‘crate bundles’ for the cash shop

Last week, Daybreak announced a monetization change for zombie survival box H1Z1 that almost slipped under our radar: The studio is adding...

Black Desert launches in the west on March 3rd

Daum has just announced that Korean sandbox Black Desert is arriving in the west sooner than you might've thought.
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Funcom’s Q4 2015 revenues are up from Q3, creditors restructure loans

Funcom has released its fourth quarter 2015 financials, and the news is both good and bad. The studio's latest quarterly revenues were up...
Plus ce change choses, &c.

Ultima Online’s next patch lands this March

Ultima Online latest newsletter, part of a new initiative to insert itself into your inbox, reveals the Broadsword team is hard...
Our house, in the middle of our street.

Take a tour through Elder Scrolls Online’s Thieves Guild DLC locations

As The Elder Scrolls Online inches toward the release of the Thieves Guild DLC, ZeniMax is hyping the incoming content. Today, it's...
More exciting than the video.

The Divergence Steam drama timeline: What we know

Update February 2nd: The DMCA complaint has been dropped and the store page is back online. In the wake of Divergence Online's