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One Shots: A star is born

It's time for another amazing Fashion Week here at One Shots! It's like Shark Week, only with sleeker looks and less chum. Last...
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WRUP: Sycamore is a really funny word edition

Seriously, look at that word. Sick-a-more. What a weird word. A lot of words stop sounding real when you say them a bunch of...

Enter to win a Conqueror’s Blade closed beta key from My.com and MOP

My.com's free-to-play massively multiplayer action MMO Conqueror's Blade has this fall begun the extended siege testing period of its closed beta and...

Leaderboard: Are you playing Fallout 76, Red Dead Redemption 2, or neither?

I have to wonder whether Bethsoft is having some regrets right now. It seems to me that Fallout 76's beta is being completely...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 194: It belongs in a museum!

Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO's progression server, Trion's travails, the Video Game Museum's big win, Hellgate London, ESO Murkmire, Wild West Online, and Just Survive, with mailbag entries on P2W in emulations and mainstream MMO condescension.

Take home a MU Online, MU Legend, C9, Flyff, or Rappelz gift in Webzen’s Halloween 2018 giveaway

Webzen is celebrating the best holiday ever - Halloween, of course - with a round of bonus events across its whole catalogue...
On a unicorn.

Global Chat: Is MapleStory 2 too cute for its own britches? (Yes.)

Maybe it's the weird gaming lull that's going on right now, but MapleStory 2 has picked up a good amount of press and...
There's no relief.

WRUP: The final shade of Sycamore House edition

Despite the shades we had found in Sycamore house, I was still uneasy. There was more to be found, I insisted, driven as much...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 193: EVE Vegas special

Justin and Brendan recap EVE Vegas, with expert news on EVE Online's upcoming content, EVE Echoes, and Project Nova. (Special edition episode.)

Massively Overthinking: Is there too much negativity in the MMO genre?

MassivelyOP reader Threespeed posed us an interesting question for this week's Overthinking that I thought was particularly appropriate given the Trion Worlds...

Leaderboard: Are you giving Bless Online a second chance?

Bless Online officially launched, went free-to-play, left beta, and left early access all in one fell swoop yesterday, bringing to an end...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 192: Tricks and treats

MJ, Justin, and Bree discuss Trion's acquisition, Aion's Awakened Legacy, MMO Halloween, Black Desert's Russian un-fiasco, SWTOR, MapleStory 2, and ZeniMax's new maybe-MMO.

The Daily Grind: When was the last time you were wrong about your snap judgment of an MMO?

This weekend I finally got to dig into MapleStory 2 beyond the character creator, and I have to say my initial reaction was...
There's no relief.

WRUP: The third shade of Sycamore House edition

The third shade evaded us for weeks. It looked small and vulnerable, more like the suggestion of something small than an actual small person;...

The Daily Grind: Why don’t players use emotes more in MMOs?

The other day I was reading up on Fallout 76's emote wheel -- brought to you by Bethesda's console tunnel vision -- and...
HO HO HO

EVE Vegas 2018: Our coverage of EVE Online, EVE Echoes, and Project Nova

Massively OP's complete coverage of EVE Vegas 2018.

The Daily Grind: What skills should MMOs give players – but never do?

I was reading the patch notes for the latest update to my favorite Star Wars Galaxies emulator when this line just leaped...

Enter to win a Star Trek Online Age of Discovery Starter Pack on PC from PWE and MOP

Age of Discovery officially launched for Star Trek Online last week in a well-timed TV tie-in. To celebrate the launch, PWE has granted Massively OP...

The Daily Grind: What’s the weirdest thing you ever did to get into an MMO guild?

On last week's Massively OP Podcast, Justin and I were joking around about how much guild applications have changed over the last many...
There's no relief.

WRUP: The second shade of Sycamore House edition

The second shade was neither hostile nor evasive; at first glance it seemed friendly and articulate. To a casual observer it appeared to be...

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