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The Stream Team: Guild Wars 2 bunny or bust

Before she really gets in the jumping puzzle spirit, Massively OP's MJ needs to spend time with an expert jumper: a bunny mount. Her bunny mount. Which means she needs to finish the final steps to get herself one. Can she finally pull it off? Can she pull a rabbit out of her playtime? Join us live at 9:00...
wuck the fhat

Ever wonder what a World of Warcraft TV series might look like?

Steaming TV services are making every fantasy franchise under the sun these days, from Lord of the Rings to Wheel of Time. So how about World of Warcraft? One fan made a creative petition for just this by splicing together Blizzard's amazing cutscenes into a fun Netflix-style trailer. It's since received some attention with the WoW community, which might...
It deserves an award or something.

Path of Exile calls its Betrayal launch its smoothest launch ever

It feels like the vast majority of the expansion launches for Path of Exile are the smoothest launch ever for the game, which makes sense as Grinding Gear Games gets more and more practice doing this. So Betrayal goes down as another expansion launch that was smoother than any before it, with a few server issues in the first...

Fortnite streamer arrested after alleged domestic abuse is caught on camera

Australian police have arrested Twitch streamer MrDeadMoth for allegedly abusing his girlfriend during a Fortnite livestream Sunday night. Video clips of the incident, which have gained traction on Reddit and other social media sites, depict MrDeadMoth arguing with his girlfriend, offscreen, who seems to be trying to convince him to stop playing Fortnite. At one point, after catching a...

The International Olympic Committee casts doubt on the inclusion of esports at the Olympics

The tug-of-war over whether esports should be included at the Olympic Games is becoming its own sport. In 2017, statements from the Paris Olympic bid committee and the International Olympic Committee, plus the forum on esports with major video game companies made it all sound plausible. This past fall, however? Not so much. In September, the sitting president of the International...

Elder Scrolls Online attempts to fix lag as fans petition to immortalize Grandma Shirley in TES6

Update 4.2.11 is live for The Elder Scrolls Online, bringing with it some improvements for the game's Mac client as well as a sprinkling of other minor fixes. Following the update, the Silver Dawn Motif is now correctly guaranteed to drop "after completing Veteran Moon Hunter Keep on Hard Mode," and a UI issue that prevented certain abilities...
gonna dress me up

Final Fantasy XIV’s Starlight Celebration kicks off on December 17

Most Final Fantasy XIV holidays have certain unifying characteristics. Not just the fact that the holiday events are always new stories and minigames mirroring real-life holidays not exactly but closely, but also in the sense that the tragedies befalling these holidays are due to people not planning ahead. Such is the case for this year's Starlight Celebration...

UK parliament committee will investigate addictive tech, lootboxes, and harmful gamification

Given that UK researches this year found a "relationship between problem gambling and the use of loot boxes" as well as determined that problem gambling among underage kids is on the rise, it's no surprise at all that the government is aiming to do something about it. As The Guardian reports, the House of Commons committee responsible...

The Stream Team: Hunting for Frostfall presents in Dauntless

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Snow is falling, decorations are hanging, and a being of almost pure aether is stalking the wilds. Yes, the holiday season in Dauntless is a little bit weird, but MassivelyOP's Chris can't ignore the siren song of new things to do in the multiplayer critter slayer. Come join in the hunt...

Camelot Unchained teases ‘epic siege battles’ as beta development continues

Hey, old school Dark Age of Camelot and Warhammer fans, you might want to take a peek at the latest Camelot Unchained studio report. It sounds like siege content is ramping up in development in the game's current beta one phase. "We’ve been focused on buildings as of late, more specifically, building destruction," City State Entertainment's Tyler Rockwell...

EVE Online: Operation Permafrost, the Alaska cruise, and getting your wardec on

EVE Online is a hoppin' place right now, in spite of the Project Nova downer. For starters, holiday login gifts start rolling out today, while Operation Permafrost kicks off in a week. "The Operation Permafrost event promises new and exciting challenges, visuals and content! Enjoy exclusive rewards such as blueprints for brand new Mordu's Legion and Frostline...
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South Korea now has a law criminalizing the act of boosting in online games

Let's say you really care about your competitive rank in a video game, but you don't have the time to actually practice and get good at the game to improve your rank. This is where boosting comes in; you let someone else log in and play on your account to artificially inflate your rank, usually for a fee. And...
Now the story can be told...

Wisdom of Nym: Other potential limited jobs for Final Fantasy XIV

I don't mind telling you that I'm looking forward to Blue Mage in Final Fantasy XIV. I've said before that it's almost a new form of open-world content as much as it's a new job (which isn't exactly unheard of; Fisher does the same thing), and it opens the door for lots of other jobs in the franchise's history....

Anthem player learns why you don’t break NDAs. Or why you don’t use Origin. It’s one of those.

With the line between live and beta in online games blurring more and more by the year, it's no wonder some folks have gotten accustomed to not taking their NDAs on closed tests any more seriously than your average headstart. But back that truck up because it really can matter, as a gamer in Anthem's closed alpha learned...

Massively OP’s 2018 Awards: Most Underrated MMO of 2018

Welcome everybody to Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2018 awards! Every year, we poll our writers about the best and worst MMOs, stories, studios, and trends and assign awards to the winners (or losers, as the case may be). For the last four years, we've been splitting our awards into smaller categories, a format we mean to stick...
pls do a rescue

Former Square Enix America CEO advises Bethesda and Blizzard to learn from Final Fantasy XIV

If you somehow managed to miss the news (perhaps due to extended undersea exploration missions or an archaeological adventure in the jungles of South America), Diablo Immortal and Fallout 76 are currently engaged in a foot race to see which one can engender more ill-will among devoted long-term fanbases. So how are Bethesda and Blizzard going to get themselves...
In summary, do better.

Monster Hunter World announces Iceborne, a full-fledged expansion for autumn 2019, and Witcher crossover

It seemed like a given that Monster Hunter World would get more in the way of updates, given the game's overall success. If you predicted that would mean a full-on expansion, well, you win the prize. The game's Twitter account has announced Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, a massive expansion due for Autumn of 2019. Obviously, this does not yet include pricing...

Funcom’s Conan Unconquered isn’t an MMO – it’s a strategy game

When Funcom announced last week that it was debuting yet another Conan title, the guessing game was on. Battle royale? OARPG? Mobile? Retro? RPG? Card game? Camel punching simulator? (That one's courtesy of reader Koshelkin!) Only a couple of folks settled on strategy game, and as it turns out, they were right, as Saturday Funcom announced Conan...
Excitement? Not exactly.

Ship of Heroes opens registration for its first login test

It's uncommon for a development team to describe an upcoming test phase as "boring," since the goal is usually to get fans excited and happy to take part in testing. But Ship of Heroes is not mincing words with its plans for the login test on Saturday, December 15th. Players who sign in will be concentrated in...
Bela Lugosi's dead.

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG offered the best PvP experience in 2018?

Later today, we begin our giant rollout of end-of-the-year awards, a series I both love and hate - love because it's fun, hate because it's a tremendous amount of work. But one award you won't be seeing make a return this year is the award for the best PvP experience. There are lots of reasons for this, but the...

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