Multiplayer

Games in our Multiplayer category are multiplayer online games that share some but not all mechanics in common with traditional MMORPGs. Generally, their “massive” nature is contested. They frequently include OARPGs, online shooters, online strategy games, mobile MMOs, and other pseudo-MMOs that optionally provide single-player, offline, or custom-server support. We formerly categorized Multiplayer titles as “Not So Massively” games. You may also be interested in our MOBA category for PvP-centric arena battlers. [Follow the Multiplayer Online Games category’s RSS feed]

Diablo III’s 2.4 patch debilitates console versions

Diablo III's much-anticipated 2.4 update is causing as much harm as it is good for both Xbox and PlayStation communities. Console players...
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Ghost in the Shell Online adds a new operative, a new map, and new guns

There's a new operative in town for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - First Assault Online (or just Ghost in the...

The Stream Team: The hunt for ARK’s pooper scoopers

Two new dinosaurs have descended upon ARK: Survival Evolved, and you know what that means: It means MassivelyOP's MJ must have them! Her first...

The Division’s beta starts on January 28th

Rumors swirled earlier this week that The Division would start its beta testing this month; lo and behold, the rumors are true....

ESPN officially launches an e-sports division, picks up e-sports journalists

When Activision-Blizzard acquired Major League Gaming earlier this month, CEO Bobby Kotick revealed his plans to create a kind of "ESPN of e-sports." It turns out that ESPN has had...
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ECO’s third alpha balances skill points and ecosystems

The second major update to ECO's alpha testing has arrived, and it brings along the game's skill point system. It's an early...

The Crew’s first big post-Wild Run patch arrives this month

Two months into its Wild Run expansion, racing MMO The Crew is plotting another big patch. Ubisoft says that January 25th will...

League of Legends releases free EDM album

Believe it or not, League of Legends is a source for really incredible music (as we've noted this week), and just last...

ARK: Survival Evolved announces mod contest, shows off the poop-eating dung beetle

Surviving is never the only challenge in ARK: Survival Evolved; the devs keep things interesting with various competitions and contests. And the newest...
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Heavy Gear Assault’s development may be in trouble

Remember Heavy Gear Assault? Maybe not, but it was announced last year as a satisfyingly stomp-happy arena-based PvP game. It's in early...

Firefly Online extends development to work in the original cast

Sometimes even big damn heroes have to wait until a plan comes together. Firefly Online, the official online RPG that will be continuing the adventures...
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The Division’s beta will start this month… probably

Fans of the much-delayed title The Division can look forward to the beta test starting this month... probably. Maybe. The odds are high....

League of Legends reveals confusing new champion Jhin

Last week Riot Games released a bizarre video called Mind of the Virtuoso that appeared to be part art project and part ... I guess art...

Hearthstone senior game designer addresses player ‘restlessness’

Have you ever become frustrated with a studio for its lack of communication and the perception that the developers are goofing off instead of...

Choose My Adventure: In which my Shroud of the Avatar plans are foiled

Hello friends, and welcome to the next installment of the Shroud of the Avatar edition of Choose My Adventure. Last week, as...

World of Tanks debuts on PS4 January 19

Wargaming has just announced that World of Tanks is all ready for its formal PlayStation 4 debut next week -- January...
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SMITE kicks off the Rising Dawn promotional event

Amaterasu is the Japanese goddess of the sun, a new deity within SMITE's deific roster and a flexible one besides. But bringing Amaterasu...

The Realm’s creator wants to remake this 20-year-old MMO

MMO veterans might be familiar with The Realm (also known as The Realm Online), which was one of the first class of graphical...

Destiny’s upcoming sequel may heavily feature the planet Mercury

If you're one of the many Destiny players hoping to see more of the planet Mercury, you may be in luck. Destiny was reportedly...

Battle Bards Episode 66: The best of MOBA music

This week on the Battle Bards podcast, the crew branches out from the familiar territory of MMO soundtracks and into the wild, untamed regions...

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