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MacOS Catalina forces SMITE to end support for Mac players with Season 7

Anyone reading this who plays SMITE on a Mac, listen up: The arrival of Season 7 is going to spell the end of...
Tainted.

ESA responds to Sony’s skipping of E3 2020, saying the show will be ‘high-energy’

So if you missed the news due to it generally being shrug-worthy, it turns out that Sony has decided to skip out on...
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? No. You smell bad.

ArcheAge players score $420,000 in ancient class action suit over consumer law violations

We've been following the saga of the ArcheAge lawsuit for what seems like ages now. Back in 2015, three gamers filed a class...
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The Daily Grind: Which game made the biggest contribution to killing MMORPGs in 2019?

Back in 2016, we asked our commenters to propose new awards categories for us here on MOP, and while we didn't go with this...

The Daily Grind: What was the most innovative MMO of 2019?

Many years ago, we used to give an award for the most innovative MMO. It fell by the wayside as we expanded our awards...

Make My MMO: Crowfall investment, Demi’s Kickstarter, and Albion’s Queen

We're back to our regular roundup after the holidays, which means we've got quite a bit to talk about - and not all of...
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Betawatch: Magic Legends is our Magic MMORPG except in how it’s not

The first few days after the end of the year are a bad time for betas, but we came roaring back this week with 

British Royal Mail commemorates classic British games like Elite with collectible stamps

Video game history and the British Royal Mail don't seem like the kinds of things that would go together, but that's just what has...

Crowfall preps beta, raises another $12M from investors to bring total funding to $35M

Crowfall's founder update hit the ArtCraft site this afternoon, and it's a doozy. The studio's J Todd Coleman says development progress is "fantastic,"...

GTAO, Apex Legends, Warframe, and H1Z1 are among PlayStation’s most-downloaded games of 2019

One of the frustrations we always have when reporting on playerbase size in the MMO industry is that the console market is way more...

China is cracking down on online games and streaming even more with ‘Healthy China 2030’

Even setting aside the Blitzchung fiasco that sent China's video game industry into the spotlight at the tail end of 2019, the western...

Leaderboard: What would you want to see out of a new Star Wars MMO?

Rumors have been swirling this week about expansions to the Star Wars universe that could be a big deal for gaming. According to

MassivelyOP’s complete 2019 awards debrief and annual recap

As we did in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, today I'm going to recap our annual awards and other meta...

Pokemon Go crushed it in 2019, trouncing its 2016 revenues

You folks remember 2016 when Pokemon Go absolutely blew up, right? Made a ton of money, spawned lawsuits and deaths left and right,...

The Daily Grind: What MMOs are you no longer anticipating in 2020?

Every year, we dish out our "most anticipated" award, and you know what? It's almost never the same game twice, and sadly it's not...

Dual Universe hires former CCP technical director as its chief technical officer

Talk about a wealth of experience in internet spaceship sandbox development. Dual Universe developer Novaquark has hired CCP's former technical director Högni Gylfason...

It’s Always Sunny’s Rob McElhenney stars in MMO dev comedy Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet

A new comedy series is coming to Apple TV+ subscribers that might interest MMORPG fans and fans of the comedy series It's Always Sunny...

The push for games industry unionization expands with new initiative from major US union CWA

Unionization pushes have become a big discussion across the games industry for the last several years. The tipping point might just have been the...
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A new mobile spinoff of Final Fantasy XV is in development for worldwide release

So this is interesting. While it appears that Square-Enix has largely backed off from pre-launch attempts at making Final Fantasy XV into an...

Rend studio Frostkeep has apparently suffered a round of layoffs

It looks as if Frostkeep Studios is suffering some downsizing this week. Evan "Scapes" Berman, a producer for the MMO studio and a...

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