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World of Warcraft and RuneScape make Twitch’s top games list for September

Don't put much stock in what people are playing on Raptr? What about what people are watching on Twitch? The streaming giant recently released its...

Destiny is adding microtransactions, starting with emotes

Bungie is opening another revenue pipeline for its popular Destiny, as the game will introduce microtransactions next week. "This coming Tuesday, October...
Car I'm driving? I bought it.

Ubisoft buys The Crew’s developer

Are you at all worried about Ubisoft's future support of The Crew, beyond the expansion scheduled for a mid-November release? Is that...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 32: WildStumble

Justin and Bree discuss SWTOR, Project Gorgon, Ultima Online, WildStar, Dragon's Prophet, EQ franchise expansions, and Camelot Unchained, with mailbag questions on armchair game dev and catering to whales.

Daybreak appoints Jens Andersen Executive Creative Director, hints at new title

Good news for fans of Jens Andersen's leadership of DC Universe Online over the last several years: He's gotten a nice promotion....

John Smedley’s company moves into an office, is working on a new game

While ex-Daybreak CEO John Smedley isn't quite ready to reveal what his new game company is all about, he did post...

Not So Massively: Cloud Imperium threatens a lawsuit (October 5, 2015)

Online gaming and e-sports are getting bigger by the day, and there are literally hundreds of popular online games out there that don’t really...

Daybreak might bring back 1997 tank shooter Tanarus [Updated: Nope]

One of the oldest online shooters could be facing a resurrection in the near future. On an EverQuest II stream last week, Daybreak mentioned that...

The MOP Up: How long would you last in your MMO? (October 4, 2015)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...
Make My MMO

Make My MMO: Pantheon’s seed financing (October 3, 2015)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, fans of Brad McQuaid's Pantheon fantasy MMO got some good news. It seems as if
Ride like the wind.

Albion’s September state-of-the-game covers gameplay and art

Sandbox Interactive posted an Albion state-of-the-game update on its website this week. The info is broken down into art department and gameplay...

The Daily Grind: How closely do you follow MMOs prior to launch?

MOP commenter Tandor Shadewalker recently made me think about what the game industry was like prior to widespread use of the internet. If you'll...
Oh, bother.

Betawatch: October 2nd, 2015

Bad news for fans of elegant turns on the dance floor and all of the delicious accompanying politics that Ever, Jane promised -...

CCP lays out EVE’s 2015/2016 roadmap

CCP has published a new video featuring its EVE Online roadmap for the rest of this year and well into 2016. Executive...

Dragon’s Prophet calls it quits in North America

The latest free-to-play fantasy MMO to call it quits is Dragon's Prophet. Daybreak and Runewaker announced today the decision to shutter the...

Guild Wars 2’s guild hall arena is ‘a combat sandbox’

Guild Wars 2's week of dev blogs continues, this time with an update about guild hall arenas. ArenaNet calls its new guild...

Leaderboard: Have you played Elite: Dangerous?

I've got the space sim bug again. Well, OK, I never really lost it, but work and other hobbies occasionally make immersing myself in...
And it's gone.

Choose My MOBA: LoL vs. Dota 2 vs. SMITE

A while back I became a fledgling MOBA fan thanks to Infinite Crisis. Unfortunately for me, Turbine decided to kill its...
My name is might have been.

Records indicate that Rhode Island’s deal with 38 Studios was meant to be secret

The 38 Studios story has been a mess since it was first announced, right up to the studio's collapse. It turns out that...

Massively Overthinking: Graceful MMO free-to-play transitions

In honor of WildStar's free-to-play transition this week, Massively Overthinking is about to overthink the very best F2P transitions ever. Even if...

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