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Phantasy Star Online 2 announces Episode 5 launch date of September 30 and starts lead-up campaigns

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The next episode's worth of content is coming soon to Phantasy Star Online 2 as Episode 5 has been confirmed for a release...
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Massively Overthinking: Jumping the shark in MMOs

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I'm sure those few people out there still bearing a grudge over the Rune-keeper would disagree with me, but one of the things that...

Phantasy Star Online 2 celebrates one million players with Persona collab and bonus week

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Since its western release earlier this year, Phantasy Star Online 2 is fast becoming known for two things: surprise announcements and weird crossovers....

The Soapbox: Powercreep in MMOs sucks – so how do we solve it?

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We all love multiplayer, persistent world online games, don’t we? Players stay for the familiarity, nostalgia, and potential for years of enjoyment. Studios love...

Phantasy Star Online 2 brings in fashion from the anime KonoSuba in a crossover event

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The world of Phantasy Star Online 2 isn't a particularly fantastical one in the classical sense, but it absolutely is an anime styled...

Corepunk embraces being a ‘traditional MMORPG’, shows off alpha gameplay

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Last December, Corepunk blasted onto the MMO scene - and into our top list of MMOs to watch this year -...

The Game Archaeologist: Were sequels ever a good idea for MMOs?

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From movies to books to video games, sequels (and all related spin-offs) are a common sight when a property is sufficiently successful enough. Even...

Massively Uplifting: Charity tourneys, Asheron’s Call in Animal Crossing, and over a million Kind Words

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May day! May day! We have warm fuzzies incoming! And just in time to start June off with happier thoughts. And who couldn't use...

Massively on the Go: How social media and accessibility blew up Animal Crossing

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By now you all know that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a thing. A popular thing, one that's been invading your feeds,...

The Daily Grind: Did you ever skip any great MMOs to play something more popular?

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With WoW Classic in the news so much lately, I've been thinking back to 2004 when the original World of Warcraft launched. We've...

Massively Overthinking: What are your favorite MMO ‘chores’?

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A few months ago, The Outline ran a piece on Red Dead Redemption 2 titled I don't wanna do my video...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that set themselves up as spiritual successors

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As with the larger video game market, sequels aren't unknown in the MMO space. We've seen studios take a stab at following up successful...

Massively Overthinking: Why aren’t you playing the MMO most like your favorite sunsetted game?

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This week's Massively Overthinking question comes to us from reader Smuggler-in-a-YT. "Star Wars Galaxies had its problems, but the sense of community, purpose, and...
It's clear now.

Perfect Ten: Failed MMOs that could have succeeded with more love

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Hindsight is 20/20. Unless you're blind in one eye from nostalgia, in which case hindsight is 0/20. In any case, you understand that it's...
Oh gosh why.

The Daily Grind: How early should an MMORPG’s hype cycle begin?

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GIbiz put out an interesting piece this week looking 10 years into the past to see where the buzz was in the game...

Impressions of Project Gorgon from an Asheron’s Call player

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It's finally time for me talk about Project Gorgon as a released product. As you might have guessed, I was avoiding the game prior to...

Interviewing an Asheron’s Call Shard Slayer: On griefing, doxxing, losing mates, and winning MMOs

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Last month, I put together an article and pair of videos discussing Asheron's Call's Shard of the Herald event to celebrate the...

One Shots: Toy chests

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Really, when you think about it, MMOs are our grown-up toy chests. They have all of these attractive and fun toys to keep us...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMORPGs should stay away from legacy servers?

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Legacy, vanilla, classic, progression - call them what you like, but alternative server rulesets, particularly of the nostalgia-driven kind, are all the rage in...

Re-examining Asheron’s Call’s Shard of the Herald event on its first deathiversary

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Although the Asheron's Call series has now been dead for exactly one year today, it's far from forgotten by fans. It was admittedly a cult...

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