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]

World of Warships embarks on community event ‘Project R’

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

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

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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

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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

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

Diablo III’s 2.4 patch debilitates console versions

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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 have reported...
Well, I mean... all right.

Ghost in the Shell Online adds a new operative, a new map, and new guns

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

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

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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

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

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

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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 its...
And I think to myself yadda yadda yadda.

ECO’s third alpha balances skill points and ecosystems

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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 version of...

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

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

League of Legends releases free EDM album

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

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

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Surviving is never the only challenge in ARK: Survival Evolved; the devs keep things interesting with various competitions and contests. And the newest contest...
Things are fine.

Heavy Gear Assault’s development may be in trouble

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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 access now,...

Firefly Online extends development to work in the original cast

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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 of the...
Exploitation.

The Division’s beta will start this month… probably

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Fans of the much-delayed title The Division can look forward to the beta test starting this month... probably. Maybe. The odds are high. Nothing...

League of Legends reveals confusing new champion Jhin

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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 project...

Hearthstone senior game designer addresses player ‘restlessness’

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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

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

World of Tanks debuts on PS4 January 19

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Wargaming has just announced that World of Tanks is all ready for its formal PlayStation 4 debut next week -- January 19th, to be...

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