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Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online honoring Grace Lee Whitney

"We raise our memorial flags at the loss of Grace Lee Whitney," STO's Twitter feed read earlier this afternoon. "Star Trek Online will be...
But now, it's more money.

LOTRO’s update 16 arrives with new instances and LI imbuement

There are phrases you never expect to hear from Lord of the Rings Online patch notes. Like "giant mecha battles" or "featuring voice...
May 4th

SWTOR is on sale at Amazon for May 4

Am I the only Star Wars fan who realizes that May 4th is a dumb day to celebrate the saga? I get it, someone thought...

Guild Wars 2 hints at bow-using Guardian elite spec

The next elite specialization for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns may be out of the bag, as ArenaNet posted
All right, but there are certain questions asked vis-a-vis budgets here.

Empyrean Rule combines RTS gameplay with a persistent world

You can't accuse the makers of Empyrean Rule of thinking small. Instead of trying to just create a persistent fantasy sandbox for $40,000,...

Meta: Gaiscioch Magazine chronicles Massively OP’s comeback

Here's a bit of meta for your afternoon: Massively Overpowered isn't just covering the news; we are the news! After Massively OP's whirlwind spring, renowned MMO...

Shroud of the Avatar adds first player-run town in release 17

Release 17 for Shroud of the Avatar has landed, bringing with it one of the most revolutionary additions to the game yet:...

Win an Echo of Soul closed beta pack from Massively OP [All gone!]

Free-to-play Korean action-MMO Echo of Soul lands in North American closed beta today. If you're eager to play, then you might just get...

EverQuest’s newest progression server gets a name

The voters have spoken, and EverQuest's newest progression server will be named Ragefire. "While the vote is still live in-game, Ragefire is ahead...

SkySaga opens up the desert for Alpha 4

A new biome is coming to SkySaga with its fourth alpha test: the desert. Of course, this being SkySaga and all, the desert...
This was not actually complex.

Elite: Dangerous generates its galaxy with NASA data

Elite: Dangerous is a work of science fiction; that's not under discussion. So as in all science fiction, the developers just created a galaxy by...

MMO Week in Review: The future of EverQuest Next [May 3, 2015]

Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered's Week in...
World of Warplanes

Wargaming is celebrating National Military Appreciation Month

World of Tanks and World of Warplanes developer Wargaming is celebrating National Military Appreciation Month by giving a portion of its cash...

Anarchy Online has full IP reset, new zones in the works

Anarchy Online may be fresh off its mighty 18.7.0 patch, but the team is not slowing down to congratulate itself. A...

EverQuest II adds mercenary lockboxes

Even EverQuest II isn't immune to the money siren's call of lockboxes. The latest entry into the pseudo-gambling purchases came this past week...
Civilization Online

Here’s what Civ Online’s industrial age looks like

XLGAMES and 2K have released some new screenshots of Civilization Online (you know, that Civ title that currently has...
Right in half.

Star Citizen’s April report contains some interesting persistent universe nuggets

Star Citizen fans, I hope you have a cup of coffee or some other caffeinated beverage, because it's time for the space sim...
Still kicking!

Betawatch: May 1st, 2015

So why isn't Pathfinder Online attracting more players? Goblinworks CEO Ryan Dancey apparently feels that it's a matter of the game's...

Skyforge’s PvP promotes skill over gear

One of the Holy Grails of PvP in MMOs is to emphasize player skill over all else, including gear. It's a difficult route to...
Elder Scrolls

Elder Scrolls Online console versions getting ‘quick chat’ instead of text chat

Elder Scrolls Online probably won't have text chat functionality when it launches on consoles. We say "probably" because ZeniMax has sent mixed signals...

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