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Fortnite literally vanished into a black hole, and the internet lost its mind

In what's being called one of the most-watched gaming events in the west ever, Epic Games trolled Fortnite players hard yesterday afternoon...

The Daily Grind: What do you want your ‘legacy’ in your current MMO to be?

A few months back, a player on the Pantheon forums posted a neat question asking fellow players what they wanted to be known...

One Shots: Bring me a shrubbery!

When has something as mundane and nondescript as a bush ever been a helpful hero? And when have we ever featured a MapleStory...
Let us pray.

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs you’ve wanted to quit, but you couldn’t?

Very few of us are in a situation wherein large men are perched behind us claiming that something horrible will happen to our loved...
This is like my phone.

WRUP: All of my cell phone’s notification sounds edition

Email (Work): The sound of a man smashing his fist through a plate-glass window followed by a series of epithets making it entirely...

The Daily Grind: Whose MMO recommendations do you trust?

You want to hear a fun secret? You might think that we at Massively OP are all content being the tastemakers of the MMO...

Blizzard finally addresses Hong Kong esports fiasco, reducing bans and reinstating prize money

All week, we've been covering the absolute chaos surrounding the punishment of pro Hearthstone esports player Ng “blitzchung” Wai Chung, whom Blizzard...
Clothed descending a staircase.

Betawatch: Superheroic character creation beta battles!

A fantastic fight to flummox and fascinate fans, true believers! It's the showdown of character creator betas for superhero games, as Ship of Heroes...

League of Legends tells casters and pro players to avoid ‘sensitive issues’ at the World Champs

So Riot's not having a good week with the whole China thing either. While the League of Legends studio was able to successfully fend...

ArcheAge Unchained fans are getting antsy about proposed cosmetic gifting

During Gamigo's ArcheAge Unchained stream this afternoon, the chat erupted with cries of "pay-to-win confirmed" over the revelation that cosmetic gifting will be...
So what WILL you take?

Blizzard dev says there’s no internal comms over Hong Kong fiasco: ‘It’s pulling our teams apart at the seams’

Blizzard has yet to publicly respond to the widespread outrage over its decision to ban professional Hearthstone player Blitzchung following his statement of...

Destiny 2 kicks off Nightmare Hunts, tweaks 3v3 matchmaking, and counts PC as its biggest platform

Destiny 2 has had a pretty big few days on account of its Shadowkeep launch, so naturally things will keep on changing and...
GIRLS

Final Fantasy XIV outlines the changes coming to the game’s performance system in patch 5.1

It'd be nice enough if Final Fantasy XIV had a system for musical performances that was just dropped in the game and then functionally...
Let's dig our way out!

A World of Warcraft LGBT guild has been forced to change its name

Given the fact that this week has been shining a harsh spotlight on Blizzard's enormous mistake over a Hong Kong Hearthstone player, you would...

Global Chat: One MMO gamer is trying to finish Fallen Earth before it’s gone

When you know that your beloved MMORPG is about to be shut down, what do you do? If you're the blog 24 Hours...
Hospital boat.

Ship of Heroes shows off the hospital for the character creation beta

The character creation beta for Ship of Heroes is coming quickly, set to arrive on November 1st. But you won't be limited to...

Blizzard won’t punish the US college Hearthstone players who protested in support of Blitzchung – so they quit

On Wednesday, we reported that a Hearthstone collegiate team from American University in Washington, D.C., had staged a brief protest in support of...
It ensues.

The Daily Grind: Do you actually engage with player-generated content in MMOs?

Two videos inspired today's Daily Grind. One is a recent episode of Extra Credits about player-generated content in games - what we've always...
Monsters.

Temtem shares the first backer-created creature design process

The critters of Temtem are the center of the action, being as the title is a Pokemon-inpsired game which funded last year. This is...
We hunted ourselves.

Fractured opens up a porting test weekend ahead of Alpha 2 in November

How long do projects take in software development? The old standby is that you should take your most realistic estimate and double it, but...

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