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]

PvE finally comes to HEX next week

For the longest time, PvE seemed like it would never arrive in the beleaguered HEX -- so much so that it became a...
Looking forward to adding homegirl.

Heroes of the Storm will add Diablo’s Wizard and Necromancer to its lineup

Do you miss playing a Necromancer in Diablo II? It's not quite the same when you play a round of Heroes of the...

Paladins aims for more MOBA-like gameplay, less customisation

When Hi-Rez Studios first revealed its upcoming online shooter Paladins, people immediately started comparing it to Overwatch and the slew of...

MOBA Paragon shows a little mid-lane action

Some things we're coming to accept that Paragon is not: slow, quiet, calm, and composed. And that's just the way that the game's...
In my grasp.

How ‘Gamer Motivation Model’ researchers slot MOBAs on the strategy map

This winter, we've been chronicling the escapades of Nick Yee-founded game analytics consulting firm Quantic Foundry, which published what it's calling the Gamer Motivation Model....

Naval Action heads into early access on January 21st

Right now the Age of Sail title Naval Action is prepping the release of its early access version on January 21st. This means that if...

Nintendo’s shooter Splatoon gets its final piece of weapon DLC

When Nintendo launched its quirky online shooter Splatoon on the WII U last year, the game had only a handful of maps, weapons and cosmetic clothing options. In...

World of Tanks launches on PlayStation 4

There's just no stopping the Wargaming blitzkrieg, is there? The PlayStation 4 is the latest platform to be host to World of...

Pixelart OARPG Dragon of Legends launches on Kickstarter

Smed's not the only one launching a pixelart OARPG on Kickstarter today: Thrive Games has just revealed Dragon of Legends. Dragon of Legends...
Pre-burned.

Interview: Fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss is working on Smed’s OARPG, Hero’s Song

Among the dream team John Smedley assembled for Hero's Song -- studio Pixelmage's new 2-D open-world ARPG -- is Patrick Rothfuss, an acclaimed fantasy...

Exclusive Interview: John Smedley reveals Hero’s Song, his new open-world OARPG

Today, we finally learn what John Smedley has been working on since he resigned from his decades-long role at Daybreak. The industry veteran has...

Giveaway: Clash of Avatars open beta bundle keys

A few weeks ago, we mentioned that Clash of Avatars, a cutesy anime browser MMORPG, had entered alpha, and today, it's heading into...

Heroes of the Storm announces Spring Global Championship

The past few years have seen MOBAs take over the competitive gaming landscape, with just a handful of games managing to attract millions of...

World of Warships embarks on community event ‘Project R’

Who would like a new destroyer? Wargaming just launched a five-week community event for World of Warships to bring the Kamikaze R...
More than you know.

You’re stuck in Manhattan for The Division’s launch

What's the best borough of New York City? If you said Queens, Brooklyn, or the Bronx (no one ever says Staten Island), you're going...

The Stream Team: Playing Evie in Paladins

It has been much too long since MassivelyOP's MJ caused a little mayhem in Paladins, the slightly whimsical objective-based team FPS. And with more game...
The most something game.

ARK: Survival Evolved plans to bring online more than 100 new Xbox One servers

Excessive popularity isn't always a good thing for an online game. ARK: Survival Evolved has been struggling with handling an overabundance of Xbox...

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...
Well, I mean... all right.

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...

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