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The Stream Team: Fashion distractions and Super Adventure Box in Guild Wars 2

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It's not as if Massively OP's MJ is using Guild Wars 2's introduction of a fashion view today to distract her from the SOTO...

The Game Archaeologist: Dragon Ball Online, the MMO that never made it to the west

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It was back in 1986 that Toei Animation, a Japanese company, brought a new series called Dragon Ball into the world. The initial run...
The look.

Vague Patch Notes: MMOs are still just games you rent

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When I was a teenager, I accidentally stole a few games from a video rental place. You might wonder how you accidentally steal something,...

Trove’s spoopy October update, The Trouble with Titles, en-titles you to a fun time

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It's the season for both tricks and treats, and Trove has plenty of both stashed inside of its Halloween bag. The voxel MMO is...

Choose My Adventure: Mist Legacy manages to somehow be both an idle and punishing MMORPG

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When I first took a look into Mist Legacy during a livestream, I was both intrigued and charmed. The game basically looked and played...

Perfect Ten: Ten quirky and interesting MMOs worth trying

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Quite often while I'm writing columns for Massively OP, the catalyst behind a given topic is what interests me right then -- and, I...

Fight or Kite: Warspear Online is a retro MMO that left me asking questions – mainly, ‘why?’

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I absolutely love and adore retro and retro-inspired games - games from the 8-bit era are my bread and butter. The NES was my...

One Shots: Zen and the art of motorcycle flying

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As we all well know, motorcycles are among the safest forms of transportation ever devised. This is especially true if you careen off-road without...

Realm of the Mad God’s biggest patch of the year lands August 17

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It's been a while since we poked our head into Realm of the Mad God - the top of the year, in fact. Back...
Still struggling.

Jukebox Heroes: The best of EverQuest’s MIDI soundtrack

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I've always felt that MIDI tunes were to computers what chiptunes were to 8-bit and 16-bit consoles. Before storage media expanded and technology increased...

Classic Super Mario Bros. gameplay goes battle royale with Super Mario Bros. 35

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Not even the venerable gaming classic Super Mario Bros. is safe from the battle royale sub-genre, it seems. It's time to say hello to...

One Shot: Wedding bells

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The other day I showed my kids our wedding video, and while we watched it I was reminded how much sheer work it took...

The Game Archaeologist: The history of Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box

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In the MMORPG genre, April Fools' Day is especially relished as a time in which developers and studios can get a bit wacky and...

MassivelyOP’s 2019 Golden Yachties: Best MMO April Fools’ joke that wasn’t a joke

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MassivelyOP's not-so-serious end-of-the-year awards continue today with our pick for Best MMO April Fools' joke that wasn't a joke. If you're wondering what the...

AQ3D’s 8bit NES Kickstarter is not a joke – it’s ‘the hottest game from 1985… created in 2019!’

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Gonna be honest, when MJ linked this Kickstarter to me, I actually went straight to the April Fools' Day roundup and added it. I...

MapleStory’s Arcade Adventures, MapleStory 2’s end to Fairfight, and MapleStory M’s Monster Carnival

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There's so much stuff going on in the MapleStory franchise right now. For starters, in MapleStory 2, Nexon is prepping the Fairwell Fairfight update (say that...

Closers asks fans to vote on its next playable character

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Are you Team Tina or Team Harpy? By the blank stares that you are giving us, we are guessing that you're not playing Closers...

One Shots: Eight-bit vista

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One of my favorite MMO April Fools of all time is Guild Wars 2's playable Super Adventure Box. It's so brilliantly designed and executed...

Super Adventure Box returns to Guild Wars 2 next week!

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Every time my 5-year-old sees the extra portal in Guild Wars 2's Rata Sum, I have to tell him it's for Super Adventure Box...

Pixel Starships is launching on January 6

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Fans of retro-themed pocket spaceships rejoice, for Pixel Starships is heading to a worldwide launch on January 6th. The game recently came out in Australia...

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