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]

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International eGames Committee discusses e-sports championships and the Olympics

If you're looking for e-sports at the Summer Olympics, you have your wish... sort of. The International eGames Committee is hosting the 2016 eGames...

No Man’s Sky’s procedurally generated rods, tools, and junk

One of the things that always drives me nuts (pun intended) about user-created content in video games is the automatic assumption people have that...

Overwatch stares down the barrel of buffs, nerfs, and competitive play changes

Buffs and nerfs. Nerfs and buffs. They're a fact of life in any online game, but when it comes to competitive environments, even a...

The Stream Team: Exploring Evolve

MassivelyOP's MJ reveled in the chance to play the boss mob in Evolve Stage 2. And there have been quite a few updates...

The MOP Up: The Dota 2 forum hack (August 14, 2016)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Satellite Reign starts beta testing cyberpunk co-op play

Is Satellite Reign on your radar? If you're a fan of high-tech environments and don't mind some frantic isometric action, it really should be....

The Stream Team: Crawling through ARK caves

Caves hold many wonders in ARK: Survival Evolved. They also hold death. Lots of death! And danger at every turn. MassivelyOP's MJ is going...

War Thunder adds J.F.K.’s torpedo boat and other small sea craft

Coming this fall to a War Thunder near you: naval battles. The game is prepping a new theater of war -- on...
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Path of Exile’s Atlas of Worlds expansion launches September 2

It's nearly that time again -- time for the next Path of Exile expansion! Few games can boast an expansion schedule that runs...

No Man’s Sky addresses crashes and bugs ahead of today’s PC launch

Hello Games says it's "working quickly" on issues with No Man's Sky, including crash problems and pre-order bonus mishaps, like that that...

Of Kings and Men welcomes players to medieval war this month

For those who have often fantasized about riding around, living in, and fighting for a medieval country, Of Kings and Men would like...
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Riot Games sues the makers of League of Legends hacks

Blizzard has quite happily gone after cheat-makers in court before, but now Riot Games is getting in on the act by
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One Night in Karazhan comes out today for Hearthstone players

Players have clamored for more to do within Karazhan for years, and the good news is that it's finally happening today. The slightly...

No Man’s Sky original LE box touts ‘online play’

Yesterday, we wrote about the multiplayer confusion that's entangled the launch of the sandboxy No Man's Sky (commenter JonBuck called it "Schrödinger's...

Path of Exile makes prophecies permanent

If you've really been enjoying the Prophecy League in Path of Exile, you'll be glad to know that the system is going to...

No Man’s Sky, the non-multiplayer multiplayer game

If you were confused about just how multiplayer No Man's Sky was going to be, welcome to the club. Inconsistent (or consistently...

The Stream Team: Vampiric adventures in Chronicle: RuneScape Legends

There aren't many games where MassivelyOp’s MJ can run around as a vampire, and even fewer that combine a vampire with figurines on a...

Glimpse Lawbreaker’s high-flying Vanguard in action

If the none of the classes revealed for LawBreakers has tickled your fancy yet, perhaps the Vanguard will. Nexon released a short...
This should be obvious, but...

Overwatch players are warned: use Lucio in Lucioball or face consequences

The whole point of Overwatch's Lucioball mode is that everyone plays as Lucio. The name of the mode is already "Lucioball," the only...
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No Man’s Sky launches today on console

In this episode, Larry, Brendan, and Tina debate next-gen MMOs, unfinished games, and MMO buzzwords.

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