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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...
Blaugh.

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...

NCSoft has a new logo that’s apparently full of all sorts of symbolism

"Okay. New year, new me. I'm going to show the world that I'm more than just two letters that look like they're holding hands....

More older adults play games than ever before, according to AARP study of people over 50

Earlier this week, we wrote about Skyrim's "gaming grandma" and other older gamers who've staked out claims in the online gaming space on...
But better.

PlayStation 5 logo unveiled while rumors swirl about a new Switch model this year

At long last, Sony has unveiled the logo for the upcoming PlayStation 5. And it... looks exactly like the previous logos, but with a...
Lady guns are so complicated

Escape from Tarkov confirms no playable female characters because of ‘game lore’ and workload

Sorry, ladies, but it's just too ding-dong-dang difficult to put y'all in Escape from Tarkov. That's the cited reason why the game's developer, Battlestate...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most expensive MMO to play at the start of 2020?

Let's talk about money. Everyone knows that you can go over to Star Citizen right now and drop thousands of dollars on stuff in...

A look back at the MMO and gaming science topics of 2019

Since becoming MassivelyOP, our staff has worked hard to buff up our gaming science-related articles. Last year, we noted...

TERA’s SEA servers emigrate from Playwith to Gameforge this week

Tomorrow's moving day for TERA players in the Southeast Asian region, as publisher Playwith is transferring its arm of the MMORPG over to...

Crytek’s latest legal maneuvering against CIG suggests Squadron 42 won’t release this summer

The long, drawn out, snail-paced legal fight between CIG and Crytek has taken one more step, but this one seems to have some direct...

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