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Massively OP’s 2018 Awards: Biggest MMO Industry Disappointment of 2018

Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2018 awards continue today with our award for Biggest MMO Industry Disappointment, which was awarded to the sad death of Marvel...

Guild Wars and Elder Scrolls franchise composer Jeremy Soule starts Patreon for exclusive music

It's not really a holiday season around Massively OP if we're not asking that annual question, "What is composer Jeremy Soule up to these...

Betawatch: Atlas delays alpha a week, Division 2 hits tech alpha

Studio Wildcard, you... er... wild cards. Yeah, that seems right. You announced the big surprise splash of Atlas, and then you delay the...

Valve’s Steam store has been challenged hard by Discord now, not just Epic

If you haven't noticed lately, the discontent over Steam's profit split with creators, the overabundance of trash games, and the whole mess with moderation...

DayZ actually launches with version 1.0, conditions in the underworld described as ‘chilling’

The day we never thought would arrive has arrived. DayZ has actually launched version 1.0. It has launched. It's actually arrived at launch. No...

Massively OP’s 2018 Awards: Worst MMO Business Model of 2018

Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2018 awards continue today with our award for the MMO with the Worst Business Model, which was awarded to Star Citizen...
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Riot suspends COO for gross sexual jokes involving farting and touching subordinates’ genitalia

More bad news coming out of Riot Games this week. Kotaku reports that Riot employees have been told COO Scott Gelb is being...
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Blizzard scales back Heroes of the Storm development cadence, esports, and dev team

If you wondered how Blizzard MOBA Heroes of the Storm was performing, today's announcement should serve as a pretty good clue it's...

EVE Online updates players on its efforts in fighting against bots

Even in the cutthroat world of EVE Online, there are things you can't get away with, and one of those things is botting.
Forgiven.

Vague Patch Notes: The taxonomy of corporate apologies in video games

Somehow, Bethesda managed to persevere after the Great Canvas Shortage of 2018 to replace the Fallout 76 CE bags that were essentially plastic...
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Netmarble’s appeal over deceptive lockbox practices has been dismissed

Even South Korea is getting mighty tired of lockboxes... or at least, tired of scuzzy business practices associated with them. Netmarble had been...

LOTRO loses its lead designer, starts Yuletide with two new instances

Santa's bringing both coal and presents to Lord of the Rings Online players this Christmas. First, the coal. Long-time Lead Designer Ben "Dr Octothorpe"...

Massively OP’s 2018 Awards: Best MMO Trend of 2018

Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2018 awards continue today with our award for the Best MMO Trend of 2018, which was awarded to the trend of...
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Artifact’s playerbase is already dropping fast, just like the value of its cards

It was years ago that Magic: the Gathering fans learned a very simple fact about collectible card games: Cards are toys, not investments, and...
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ZeniMax and Oculus have finally settled their multi-year lawsuit – out of court

When John Carmack and ZeniMax settled their long-running legal dispute earlier this fall, we noted that the companies were continuing to appeal how...
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Dauntless corrects the height of its CE statue and apologizes for the error

Bad news, Dauntless fans; if you're getting the game's Collector's Edition, your Pangar statue will not be as expected. By which we mean it...

Massively OP’s 2018 Awards: Best MMO Business Model of 2018

Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2018 awards continue today with our award for the MMO with the Best Business Model, which was awarded jointly to World...
This was all funny until it happened to us!

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is now being review-bombed on Steam

We all know how Valve (owner of Steam) hates moderating things, right? Especially down to more or less fighting review bombing simply by telling...

China’s Online Games Ethics Committee lifts year-long ‘freeze’ on game licenses but bars multiple games

As MMO players will recall, in March of this year, the Chinese government put a freeze on reviewing and approving video games for...

Massively OP’s 2018 Awards: Biggest MMO Surprise of 2018

Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2018 awards continue today with our award for the Biggest MMO Surprise of 2018, which is a new meta-award for MOP...

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