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]

Choose My Adventure: A reminder of why I haven’t played Monster Hunter: World in a while

You ever uninstall a game after a while, forget that you did so, then see it on your Steam library, wonder why it’s not...

DayZ will be censored globally over Aussie ban, and nobody will say it’s because drugs, but it’s probably because drugs

Remember last week when we mentioned that DayZ was running into regulatory problems down under? The reigning Australian games rating board - the...

MMO Business Roundup: Threats on Square Enix, Netmarble’s weak Q2, and Steam’s Workshop scammers

Welcome back to another roundup of business tidbits relevant to the MMO industry! Square Enix: First up, another edition of why we can't have...

Drone Strike Force brings competitive shooting with combat drones to Steam on August 16

So there's another online competitive shooter on the horizon, which seems pretty routine on the surface. This one, however, features drones, which might have...

World of Warships: Legends sails out of early access and in to full release today

Back in April, we told you about the game World of Warships: Legends and its arrival to early access. This particular game...

Q2 2019 financials: Black Desert’s Pearl Abyss rakes in huge profits, builds six new games

You read that headline right. Six. Pearl Abyss has had an absolute banger of a second quarter according to its most recent financial...

Not So Massively: Anthem’s Cataclysm is actually a good ride

It may have taken a while, but the Cataclysm has at last come to Anthem. A rogue Dominion team is trying to...
And this fad can end any time now, I'm not going to lie.

Fortnite hit with data breach lawsuit, Fortnite champ is swatted live on stream

Epic Games and Fortnite are not having the best week. First, according to Polygon, the company's been hit with a class-action lawsuit...

Sea of Thieves talks Arena Mode, matchmaking, and player conduct

We've got a pair of Sea of Thieves videos floating about in the internet waters that we've fished out, filleted, and battered and...

No Man’s Sky discusses social spaces, cooking, animal taming, and other features of the Beyond update

It would appear, considering the timing of our source articles, that a media embargo lifted. No Man's Sky has been making the games...

The Stream Team: Warframe water fights

Who said 'Frames can't have fun? Just because they are big metal machines doesn't mean they can't enjoy some summer shenanigans. Massively OP is...

Grab a Conqueror’s Blade Crested Great Helm key from My.com and MOP

My.com's MMO Conqueror's Blade has been busy indeed since its soft launch this summer. It's billed as a "medieval free-to-play tactical MMO" with...

Lawful Neutral: Money laundering and micro-laundering in the MMO industry

Previously on Lawful Neutral, we talked about currency and how video game companies try very hard to not be classified as a currency...

TV networks block Apex Legends esports tourney broadcast following mass shootings

In what is being explained as a move of "respect for the victims and all those impacted" by recent mass shooting events in...

Red Dead Online adds bonuses to missions, GTA Online gives away freebies for its Diamond Casino launch

The online multiplayer games of Rockstar have some things going on, so we'll go ahead and bundle both Grand Theft Auto Online and...

Activision-Blizzard Q2 2019 revenues dip again, WoW subs rise, expanded teams en route for Blizz

Remember in February when Activision-Blizzard posted record high financials but followed it up with a devastating round of layoffs? And then remember when...

Studio Wildcard announces Genesis DLC and season pass for ARK Survival Evolved

The Sony leaks earlier today have now been proven true: ARK Survival Evolved is getting new DLC called Genesis, bundled up in...
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Fallout 76’s next patch adds display cases, capitol changes, and balance tweaks

So what's next on the agenda for Fallout 76? Display cases. Yes, that's one of the big elements of this month's upcoming...
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No Man’s Sky Beyond gets a full launch trailer showing off its multiplayer environment

There's a lot of multiplayer support going on in No Man's Sky Beyond, the game's update arriving on August 14th. The latest trailer...

MMO Business Roundup: Riot’s diversity ‘progress’, NetEase’s esports arena, DayZ down under, and Twitch threats

Welcome back to another roundup of what's going on in the business of making online games! Let's start with the most controversial of the...

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