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EVE’s ‘ISIS’ ship browser gets a rename

EVE Online's Operation Frostline patch yesterday brought to light an intriguing change: a new name for the game's ship browser, the Interbus Ship Identification...

Look overpowered (and support Massively OP) in our first Mo t-shirt

You've been checking out our gift guides for the last few weeks, and now we have a special one just for our fans:...
HELLO WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN LONG DIVISION

The Secret World players rally for the Malala Fund

In the setting of The Secret World, learning is not really a great thing. There are multiple organizations devoted to making sure that...

The Daily Grind: What MMOs would you recommend to others?

One of the most common questions I see floated out on Reddit, forums, and Twitter in relation to MMOs is, "What should I play?"...
How do you survive?

Darkfall requests community feedback; F2P is off the table

It's not exactly a secret that Darkfall Unholy Wars isn't a darling of the entire Darkfall fandom, considering that there are two...
But robots.

WildStar developers will be joining you… IN SPACE!

Very soon now, WildStar players will be scurrying about, collecting spaceship parts and enjoying everything that Expeditions have to offer. But why should...

Massively OP’s Best of 2015 Awards: Biggest MMO Story of the Year

Massively OP's end-of-the-year awards continue today with our award for the MMO story of the year. This isn't an award based on popularity as measured by...
sword

Sword Coast Legends adds fire, death, and deception just in time for the holidays

Most updates to a game around this time of year follow a rather predictable course, and we all know it. There's some snow, there's...

Sword and Bored: Rage quit

Mo disconnects from his game in an epic rage quit for our 2015 comic finale.
'Problem' is not a synonym for 'thing I personally don't like.'

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s new kids on the block

I haven't forgotten the fact that there were people on the first day of Heavensward early access sporting level 50 Machinist and Dark...

Massively OP’s Best of 2015 Awards: Most Underrated MMO

Welcome to Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2015 awards series. Every year, we poll our writers about the best and worst MMOs, stories, studios, and trends...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite voxel-based game?

Every time I play Space Engineers, or even write a post about it, I'm blown away by the recent planetary update. The sheer...

Perfect World is running a bunch of holiday events

Perfect World Entertainment has brought back its annual winter holiday events to its stable of MMOs. We've mentioned the goings-on in

Choose My Adventure: Wrapping up my Guild Wars 2 adventure

Hello again, friends, and welcome to the fourth and final installment of the Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns edition of

One Shots: The pity violin

Screenshots often tell a story -- or a part of one, at least. They invite us into a moment of a gamer's journey, leaving...
Test pattern.

The Daily Grind: What aspect of modern MMO testing bothers you?

Beta testing doesn't bother me. Alpha-testing as a public thing doesn't bother me too much either. But pre-alpha? You're calling what you're doing a...

Skyforge shows off some incredible fan art

Want to see some incredible fan-produced MMO art? Look no further than Skyforge's Pantheon Propaganda contest finalists. The sci-fantasy title from Allods...
Just assume one of these people is Susan. I do not like Susan.

WRUP: Winning an argument with Susan five years after our divorce in a passive-aggressive fashion edition

Not many of you know this because I had no intention of really making a thing out of it, but I have been divorced...

The Daily Grind: Will we ever see a smash hit mobile MMO?

I acknowledge the fact that not every MMO fan is craving for a more portable online gaming experience. There's a lot of wariness out there,...
Make the things do the stuff.

EVE Online welcomes back lapsed accounts to test its new server hardware

You remember that EVE Online is testing out some new hardware for its live servers, yes? Awesome. Because you're invited to take...

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