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Massively OP Podcast Episode 279: New World in the new year

Justin and Bree discuss New World, WoW Shadowlands, Dual Universe, Legends of Aria, Elder Scrolls Online, and Torchlight III, with adventures in WoW, LOTRO, and Fallout 76, plus mailbag topics on lazy development and Mists of Pandaria.

MMO Week in Review: WoW opens the gates for Shadowlands beta testing

So that sure was another week in MMOs! World of Warcraft stole the show with its big reveal for Shadowlands and the...
HaSOMETHINGken!

WRUP: Lesser-used Street Fighter combo sequences

Please note, all commands assume you are facing right; reverse commands if you are facing left. All combos assume you are also playing in-person;...

Enter to win a Star Trek Online Federation Fleet Admiral Faction or Elite Starter pack in honor of House Divided’s launch

With Star Trek Online's House Divided update now out in the wild on PC (and earning kudos from our own writer),

Massively Uplifting: Speech therapy, a college class in WoW, and the Ian Holm tribute that crashed LOTRO

Inside or outside? Like a cat at the door, June had many of us unsure if we wanted to go out or stay in;...

MMO Week in Review: A house divided, a wedding, a do-over, and a TV show

It was a hodge-podge week for MMOs, yet one without a dull moment: Epic Games reneged on its promise to release Conan Exiles...
Robot.

WRUP: Robot edition

Note: Due to general apathy, my updates for this thing will now be written for our robot audience by my helpful companion unit ZR-44581-Q....

Massively OP Podcast Episode 278: Patchy McPatchface

Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO, DDO, Pantheon, SWTOR, BDO, and Blade & Soul, with adventures in SWG Legends, LOTRO, and WoW, plus mailbag topics on ship combat and inventory annoyances.

MMO Week in Review: Mixer calls it quits

It was a depressing week for online gaming and the extended community: Mixer folded, setting free everyone on the platform, plus a wave of...
BURNS

WRUP: And another thing edition

It turns out I'm still angry! I mean, why exactly are you this reluctant to just go ahead and say "beta" at this point?...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 277: All the wonder in the ‘verse

Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO, WoW Classic, Black Desert, Star Wars Squadrons, DC Universe Online, Torchlight III, and Anarchy Online, with adventures in RIFT, SWG Legends, and The Outer Worlds, and mailbag topics on LOTRO leveling, MUDs, and the next generation of MMO fans.

MMO Week in Review: A new Star Wars online multiplayer experience

This week in the world of MMOs, we cheered for Star Wars Squadrons' multiplayer, welcomed Path of Exile's Harvest League, got a...
hisss

WRUP: Troubleshooting common snake problems edition

Problem: Snake does not exist. Solution: Go buy a snake, you idiot. Problem: Snake is hissing at me and biting me and has indicated that it...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 276: Opening the doors to Torchlight III and New World

Justin and Bree discuss New World, Torchlight III, EVE Online, Phantasy Star Online 2, Playable Worlds, ArcheAge, EverQuest, and EverQuest II, with adventures in RIFT, LOTRO, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on moderating chat toxicity and the impact of modding on games like Fallout 76.

MMO Week in Review: Torchlight III’s early access, No Man’s Sky’s crossplay

Even with the absence of E3 this June, gaming is doing just fine: This week, MMO players saw the launch of Elite's fleet...
Pinch.

WRUP: Major features of the upcoming Crabs, Mark V edition

All crabs will now be able to pinch even harder, especially when in close proximity to items manufactured or distributed by the Banana...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 275: What truly matters

Justin, MJ, and Bree talk Black Lives Matter, Path of Exile, Elite Dangerous, FFXIV Fanfest, with adventures in ESO, WoW, Astroneer, LOTRO, Subnautica, SWG Legends, and mailbag topics on redesigning mages and what WoW did right.
All I remember is that he was African-American.

MMO Week in Review: Solidarity, Odyssey, and mourning FFXIV’s Fan Festival

This week, the news across the US and the world focused on the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement, and gaming joined in the...
Wom

WRUP: Like a wombat edition

Work getting you down? Why not handle it... like a wombat? Relationship not going super great? Have you considered fixing it... like a wombat?...

Grab a War Thunder Starfighters closed beta key from Gaijin and Massively OP

War Thunder is currently in the middle of a closed beta test for its next major content update, Starfighters, the centerpiece of...

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