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WRUP: How the articles get made (a look behind the magic) edition

First and foremost, you need to find a bird. Are you writing this down? You find a bird. You find a bird. You. Find....
We should really go somewhere specific.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 289: Microsoft and Bethesda sitting in a tree

Justin and Bree discuss Microsoft's acquisition of ZeniMax and Bethsoft, Fallout 76, Conan Exiles, Elder Scrolls Online, Echo of Soul, Phantasy Star Online 2, Final Fantasy XVI, and Crowfall, with adventures in WoW and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on FOMO marketing tactics in MMOs.

MMO Week in Review: Final Fantasy XVI’s sweet sixteen

Square-Enix raised eyebrows this week with the announcement of Final Fantasy XVI - and the revelation that FFXIV's Naoki Yoshida will be attempting...

WRUP: Cat control guide edition

WASD: Move Mouse: Move camera Shift: Move slowly Ctrl: Move quickly Space Bar: Jump Left Click: Cry like an idiot Right Click: Swat F1: Summon Drone Number keys 1-0: Suggest actions to...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 288: ArcheAge again

Justin, Bree, and Mia discuss ArcheAge 2, TERA, LOTRO, Wizard101, Corepunk, Raph Koster's new MMO, and Star Citizen, with adventures in WoW Classic, SWTOR, Black Desert, Echo of Soul, SWG Legends, and LOTRO, plus a mailbag discussion on the Final Fantasy XI mobile remake.

MMO Week in Review: LOTRO’s mini-expansion, WoW’s covenant fuss

As part of our recaps at the end of every calendar year, we always do a piece here on MOP about developer quotes and...
Aw yeah.

WRUP: Extreme unicorn hammer tag edition

Important note: Due to the sensitive nature of the contents contained within, this post has been auto-checked by ContentReader Safe Censorâ„¢! The algorithms of...

Meta: Meet Mo Mania the Third, coming to SUBtember this Saturday

Whats better than a regular Mo stream? A Mo Mania stream-athon! (And a third one at that!) Meet...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 287: Rep grind

Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic, WoW Shadowlands, SWG Legends, Fallout 76, Path of Exile, and Crypto Space Commander, with mailbox topics on MMO roleplay and a 10-part quick lighting round.

MMO Week in Review: A Heist, a security breach, and a whole New World

The week before Labor Day is always a weird one between conventions and bonus events, and this week was no different in spite of...

WRUP: Things you could do if you had twenty fingers on each hand edition

Thing the FIRST: Play the piano really well with way less hand movement. Thing the SECOND: Play a flute really well. Thing the THIRD: Play two...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 286: Cantha, Shadowlands, and New World

Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons, WoW Shadowlands, New World, Elder Scrolls Online, and Final Fantasy XIV, with adventures in WoW Classic, LOTRO, SWTOR, Wurm Online, SWG Legends, and Guild Wars 2, plus reader mail on reviving old zones, recovering from burnout, and Mo himself.

Grab a promo pack key for RTS Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming from Massively OP

R2 Games has this week released Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming globally across its platform. It's a browser-based multiplayer RTS, and though...

Enter to win a month of Supremacy 1 premium gametime courtesy of Bytro Labs and MOP!

Last week, we covered the summer launch of Supremacy 1 in-browser and on mobile (both iOS and Android). German studio Bytro Labs...

MMO Week in Review: Shadowlands in two months, Cantha next year

It was one helluva week for MMORPGs: World of Warcraft announced Shadowlands' launch date, Guild Wars 2 confirmed that Cantha-themed End of...
Wakanda forever.

WRUP: The power of superheroes edition

The obvious thing to say about superheroes is that they are a power fantasy. This is mostly true, but it isn't the whole story,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 285: Exit En Masse

Justin and Bree discuss En Masse's closure, Amazon's Lost Ark, LOTRO, WoW Classic, Wurm Online, Population Zero, and Torchlight III, with adventures in SWTOR, WoW, SWG Legends, and The Sims, plus reader mail on MMO customer service and MMO talent trees.

WRUP: Things Huey Lewis has lied to me about and the ways he did so edition

Lie: "Don't take money, don't take fame, don't need no credit card to ride this train." Format: Song (The Power of Love) Truth: It in fact...

Grab a Bless Unleashed beta key to test the game on PlayStation 4 this weekend

Bandai Namco and Neowiz are making more moves with Bless Unleashed, as we noted last week, pushing the Xbox One game next to...
Not a sharknado.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 284: Mommy, don’t let them take my Fortnite away

Justin and Bree discuss Final Fantasy XIV 5.3, City of Heroes Homecoming, Daybreak buying Cold Iron, WoW Shadowlands' prepatch, EVE Echoes' launch, Epic's lawsuit, and the passing of Meridian 59's Brian Grene, with adventures in Valiance Online, LOTRO, and The Sims 4, plus a mailbag topic on industry stress for devs.