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Hearthstone’s first In The Works update unveils new Classic cards, details new-player experience improvements

Today Blizzard released the first In The Works update for its perennially popular online CCG Hearthstone, in which the studio gives players a peek at what's coming through the pipeline in the near future. The update begins by taking a look at the current state of the meta, saying that although some decks "stand out from the...

Fortnite patches in port-a-fortresses and spiky stadiums

Fortnite's latest patch is out today with a brand-new playground perk for the battle royale king, dubbed Spiky Stadium. This is inarguably a terrible name, but a cool concept, as it's literally a consumable that allows you to insta-build a "7x11 sized stadium full of Damage Traps and Bouncers" inside red supply drops in playground limited time mode...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 187: The raid in our stars

Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2's new living world episode, Boundless, EverQuest II, Blizzard, Warframe, EVE Online, SWTOR, the petition to save WildStar, and our big site revamp.

World of Warcraft announces Tides of Vengeance with new content and account-wide rep tweaks

If you're enjoying World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth, you're probably OK with more of the same, as long as it's shiny and new. And that's just what you're getting. As revealed in the Blizzard Twitch stream this afternoon, World of Warcraft is due for a big patch dubbed Tides of Vengeance. Blizzard's Ion Hazzikostas laid it out as...

The Stream Team: What’s in the cards for Elder Scrolls Legends?

It's been quite a while since Massively OP's MJ was able to enjoy some The Elder Scrolls Legends. Today, she fixes that! her last adventure was working on puzzles, but today she'll be working on a story pack. Tune in live at 3:00 p.m. to see what the cards have in store for her. What: The Elder Scrolls Legends Who:...

Grim Dawn previews the Oathkeeper’s abilities in new dev post

The devs over at Crate Entertainment are back with another installment of Grim Misadventures, and this time they're focusing on the upcoming Oathkeeper mastery, which will be added in Grim Dawn's next expansion, Forgotten Gods. In the previous Grim Misadventures, players got one of their first looks at the Oathkeeper by way of a slew of...

EVE Online dev blog delves into the October balance pass

The latest EVE Online dev blog is all about the upcoming October balance pass, which will focus on reworking the Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) mechanics, rebalancing interdiction nullification, making changes to warp disruption field generators, and more. One of the major changes coming in the October balance pass is a reworking of the way that ECM and systems-jamming mechanics...

Grab a War Thunder Naval Battles closed beta key from Gaijin and Massively OP!

For the last couple of months, War Thunder studio Gaijin Entertainment has been hard at work running a closed beta for its Naval Battles mode, which features the new special events themselves, new maps, and the long-awaited horizontal research system. Normally, to get into this leg of the closed beta, you have to buy a naval pack, but...

ArtCraft devs discuss Crowfall’s development process, community involvement, and future plans in new interview

The folks at Expansive have posted a new interview from Gamescom 2018 in which they sit down with Crowfall's Creative Director J. Todd Coleman, Executive Producer Gordon Walters, and VP of Marketing DebySue Wolfcale to discuss the development process and future of ArtCraft Entertainment's upcoming MMORPG. The interview covers an eclectic array of topics, starting...
Bye.

LawBreakers has formally shut down

It doesn't come as a surprise, but LawBreakers has officially gone dark now with the shutdown of its servers. This follows the timeline originally announced with the shutdown of Boss Key Studios, so players who enjoyed the title hopefully had enough chances to get in some fun memories with the game before this. For those who have...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s A Star to Guide Us

We've had just enough time to digest that epic trailer, and now A Star to Guide Us is live. This is the fourth episode of Guild Wars 2's fourth season, and what an episode it seems to be. I got to tinker around with an early dev preview of the patch over the weekend, putting a couple of...
Ah, yes. Harvest.

World of Warcraft kicks off its yearly harvest festival (which is not a harvest festival)

It's time for the annual harvest festival in World of Warcraft. Harvest festivals, of course, are a time when everyone comes together as a community, pulls crops out of the ground, and celebrates the bounty of the harvest with their neighbors. At least, in the real world. In WoW that's apparently when everyone pays tribute to dead...
It works!

Grinding Gear Games now has 120 staff members working on Path of Exile

Let's not mince words: Path of Exile is a success story in the industry, and nowhere is that clearer in its road from inception to here. A recent status update posted wasn't about new game systems, but about the state of the company, which (like many game studios) started in a founder's garage. It already had expanded...

Sunsoft’s virtual reality MOBA, Dark Eclipse, launches for PlayStation VR September 25

Japanese developer Sunsoft has this morning announced the impending global release of Dark Eclipse, a brand-new free-to-play MOBA, with a twist: It's being billed as the "first ever MOBA for PlayStation VR," using Dualshock or Move controllers. The PR says it's a "passion project" from the scrappy 40-year-old company. "As true fans of the genre, SUNSOFT developed DARK ECLIPSE by finding...
Undead tanks. Cool.

Wargaming is building a new ‘free-to-play multiplatform MMO’ in the UK

It looks as if Wargaming is planning to push even further into the MMO market. According to GIbiz, the company known best for World of Tanks has opened up a brand-new studio in Guildford, UK, under the leadership of Sean Decker, whose credits in gaming are substantial; most recently, he did a tour of duty in EVE...
What will we do?

There’s a new class coming to Lord of the Rings Online, but what will it be?

There's a new class on its way to Lord of the Rings Online according to one of the weekly streams from Standing Stone Games. And that is all we know about it at this point; the latest video from YouTuber Andang just below points out that as of yet we haven't even been given a name for...
Why is this the way of the world

Final Fantasy XIV’s Prelude in Violet is live today

It's time to explore the wreckage left after the most recent bit of Final Fantasy XIV's story with the latest patch because the new patch is here. Players have a new story to explore, new troubles to deal with, and from the sound of the trailer some rather ominous portents to fight against. But there are also...
Less than a sister act.

The Daily Grind: Do you think you’ve aged out of MMOs?

There's this particular template for covering MMORPGs on mainstream gaming websites that I cannot stand: the old "haha, MMOs are weird and old, let's poke at them for our ironic amusement" article. Polygon ran a piece earlier this month that could've run the risk of falling into that trope but actually managed to raise good points instead of...

The Stream Team: World of Warships celebrates 3rd anniversary

Three years ago Massively OP's MJ set sail in her first warship to blast away her enemies. Today, she heads back in on World of Warships' anniversary to re-experience the thrill of hunting nautical prey (or, in her case, likely dodging torpedoes!). Join us live at 9:00 p.m. and count how many birthday explosions MJ is a part of. What:...

Guild Wars 2 narrative: ‘It’s like working on a television show’

Just ahead of the launch of Guild Wars 2's next living story episode, GIbiz has a fun interview with multiple members of the current narrative team, which MMO players will recall lost two key members this past summer. For starters, one myth the ArenaNet devs dispel quickly is that the game's lore - or the lore...

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