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The Stream Team: Dog pile on Ship of Heroes!

Ship of Heroes is conducting another test, this time focusing on logging in a large chunk of players at once. It sounds like a great opportunity for a mosh pit or a dog pile to Massively OP's MJ -- which obviously means she's totally in! Come check out the progress of this superhero title in development. Join us live...
Our Hero

WRUP: Excerpt from the diary of Sir Harris Bellweather, farting explorer edition

...It was at this late hour, with our nightly feast of beans fading into pungent memory, that the watchman sighted land off the larboard bow. After exacting discussion of why he needed to say larboard instead of port, it was decided that a small party would row out to greet any native cultures, and it was decided that we...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO ability makes you feel ultra-awesome?

"Ultra." I'm bringing it back, people. You'll thank me later. In any case, a skill or ability that makes you feel incredibly awesome is all in the combination of presentation and results. It's got to look terrific and then be highly impactful in some way. It's probably 45% of what made City of Heroes amazing, because even the most...

The Stream Team: Checking out Conan Exiles’ Seekers of the Dawn DLC

Conan Exiles just released its latest DLC this week, Seekers of the Dawn, and Massively OP's MJ can't wait to see what can be built with the new pieces. And she knows friends on the server have been busy building! Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. to check out this new style with her. What: Conan Exiles Who: MJ...

Betawatch: Atlas delays alpha a week, Division 2 hits tech alpha

Studio Wildcard, you... er... wild cards. Yeah, that seems right. You announced the big surprise splash of Atlas, and then you delay the launch from when it was supposed to happen this week. Until next week. This may be the new way to handle launch dates, just keep delaying by a week until you hit the launch day....

Dual Universe opens winter alpha to all Kickstarter donors next week

If you put any money at all into sci-fi sandbox Dual Universe back during its 2016 Kickstarter, you're about to have a happy Christmas indeed, as Novaquark announced earlier this morning that it was opening up the game's newish alpha to everybody who contributed to the campaign. "Running from December 20, 2018 to January 7, 2019, the Dual Universe...
Pshew, pshew, pshew!

Rend’s newest patch adds in the first selection of artifacts

Let's get something out of the way very quickly. Wielding Mjolnir in Rend will probably not allow you to fly, nor will it give you Chris Hemsworth's good looks and ultimately be destroyed by Cate Blanchett. It's just an insanely powerful hammer and one of the first wave of the game's new Artifacts, powerful weapons and equipment that...
Guns!

Red Dead Online testers are getting some cash shop and gold bar freebies starting today

According to our own Eliot's taxonomy of corporate apologies in video games, compensation for screw-ups takes one of three forms: an effort to correct the issue, a generous but unrelated pile of stuff, or a picture of the development staff looking sad. Red Dead Online beta testers will be pleased, I presume, to hear that as amends...

More details emerge about Studio Wildcard’s Atlas as next week’s launch looms

Even with a slight delay, the launch of Studio Wildcard's Atlas has come out of nowhere this holiday season and sent many MMO gamers scrambling to find out more about this pirate sandbox. Fortunately, the studio is chatting the game up pretty heavily this week, and PC Gamer UK even has it as its December cover...

Valve’s Steam store has been challenged hard by Discord now, not just Epic

If you haven't noticed lately, the discontent over Steam's profit split with creators, the overabundance of trash games, and the whole mess with moderation (or lack thereof) has opened a door for competitors to take on Valve's financial juggernaut. Both Discord and Epic Games are making moves this month in the hopes of drawing players' attention -- and dollars...

Anthem tries to sell you on slick skins and inspirational speeches

There's no doubt that BioWare's Anthem has a lot of expectations and excitement resting on its shoulders, so it's a good thing that those shoulders are massive and reinforced with indestructable metals. The studio dropped a new trailer this week that was aimed at selling the game's Legion of Dawn Edition to hopeful players. Those who do want...

The Stream Team: Celebrating werewolves and vampires this AQ3D season

The holiday season is filled with hustle and bustle as folks prepare for festivities. And for Massively OP's MJ, that includes werewolves and vampires in AdventureQuest 3D! She's on a quest to finish up some quests before Frostval, and her number one goal is to get to Darkovia Castle. Take a break from bright lights and festive colors and...

Ashes of Creation shows off alpha gameplay while prepping fans for the Apocalypse

With the public battle royale-style Apocalypse mode coming to Ashes of Creation next week, Intrepid Studios is leveraging the increased attention as best it can. In Thursday's livestream, the team showed about a half-hour of alpha gameplay while talking up the anticipated MMO. Viewers were treated to Elvish architecture, UI elements showing node growth, the quest interface,...

You HAVE to see these Roaring Twenties-inspired Star Citizen clothes concept pieces

Chris Roberts and Sandi Gardiner are back at the helm of Star Citizen's Around the Verse this week, and it's fun! But let's be honest, you should skip past the beginning and just go to about 12:40 in the video to see the Hurston concept clothes. They are swanky as heck, Roaring Twenties inspired with a sci-fi...

DayZ actually launches with version 1.0, conditions in the underworld described as ‘chilling’

The day we never thought would arrive has arrived. DayZ has actually launched version 1.0. It has launched. It's actually arrived at launch. No one is quite sure what to do at this point, but once we finish up with the Porcine Aviation League that has just been founded, we're sure that we'll come to some sort of conclusion....
Density.

Final Fantasy XIV’s second Encyclopedia Eorzea is even better than the first

The second volume of Final Fantasy XIV's Encyclopedia Eorzea was the only item I wanted to get on the floor of the fan festival a few weeks back; alas, it was sold out when I went to buy it, and thus was I forced to order it online and wait for its delivery. And then fight with UPS when...

The Division 2 is hosting its first technical alpha test this weekend

Although Ubisoft's upcoming MMO shooter The Division 2 isn't set to launch until March of next year, some lucky players will be able to get their hands on the game this weekend during its technical alpha test. The test, which will run from December 15th at 8 a.m. EST until December 18th at 5 a.m. EST, will...

Massively OP’s 2018 Awards: Worst MMO Business Model of 2018

Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2018 awards continue today with our award for the MMO with the Worst Business Model, which was awarded to Star Citizen last year, though this is more like a dishonor than an award, we think you'll agree. As a counterpart to yesterday's award for the best business model of the year, this one is intended...
And then there was the time we shot them. And the time they shot us. And... that's it, really.

Daybreak isn’t abandoning PlanetSide 2 just because PlanetSide Arena is cooking

You might have wondered about the status of PlanetSide 2 now that Daybreak has announced PlanetSide Arena. After all, just ask PlanetSide 1 fans how much attention their game got once the new shiny arrived. But yesterday, PlanetSide 2 producer Nick Silva hastened to tell fans of the sandbox MMOFPS that its days are not in fact numbered. "The...
In my grasp.

Riot suspends COO for gross sexual jokes involving farting and touching subordinates’ genitalia

More bad news coming out of Riot Games this week. Kotaku reports that Riot employees have been told COO Scott Gelb is being punished because he - I can't believe I'm typing this - "repeatedly touched subordinates' balls or butt or farted in their faces" as some sort of joke. Employees of the massive League of Legends...

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