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One Shots: A daring jump into two dimensions

While most of what we think of as MMORPGs are lush, three-dimensional worlds, there are several that are portrayed in just two (or, in...

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

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

Console players of TERA can now face the New Awakening update

The time has finally arrived for PS4 and Xbox One players of TERA to wake up to a brand-new day. A day full of...

One Shots: MMOs as emotional therapy

Poor Vincent, he just survived Last of Us 2 and probably choked about six hundred puppies in the process. That's bound to mess up...
Give me a break! Giiiiiiiiiive me a break!

Blade & Soul shows off all the new features with today’s Divine Break update

Haven't you earned a break in Blade & Soul? The newest update is dubbed Divine Break, and it... actually doesn't give you...

Perfect Ten: What makes me feel welcome when trying out your MMO

While it's not "standing in front of your high school in your underpants and reciting a difficult Shakespeare passage" level of anxiety, there is...

Phantasy Star Online 2 adds new Urgent Quests and an Independence Day event

There's been another update to Phantasy Star Online 2 once again, and this one has introduced some unique new Urgent Quests and a...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 277: All the wonder in the ‘verse

Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO, WoW Classic, Black Desert, Star Wars Squadrons, DC Universe Online, Torchlight III, and Anarchy Online, with adventures in RIFT, SWG Legends, and The Outer Worlds, and mailbag topics on LOTRO leveling, MUDs, and the next generation of MMO fans.

The MOP Up: Niantic halts plan to discontinue Pokemon Go on old mobile devices

This month, Pokemon Go announced that it was discontinuing support for 32-bit Android mobile devices, mostly devices released prior to 2015, including the...

Massively Overthinking: When should we cut MMO studios some slack for trainwreck launches?

A while back, the MOP writers were chatting about some of the trainwreck launches we've seen from MMO studios over the last few years. "I...

Blade & Soul demos Way of the Lightning spec as Korean version preps new class

Players of Blade & Soul's western version are in for a treat, at least if they play the Force Master, as NCsoft...

DC Universe Online invokes the Council of Wonder Women for WONDERVERSE, launching in August

Daybreak's DC Universe Online is turning its attention to Wonder Woman for its next episode, dubbed WONDERVERSE. "In WONDERVERSE, the Source Wall has...
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Vague Patch Notes: Have we ever really had an MMO sequel?

In the wake of Justin's recent column on whether or not MMO sequels are a good idea, MOP reader Bobfish had an interesting...

TERA’s latest PC update opens the Draakon Arena and adds the Partner Adventure system

PC players of TERA are now able to fire up the latest update to the action MMO, which as we reported...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 276: Opening the doors to Torchlight III and New World

Justin and Bree discuss New World, Torchlight III, EVE Online, Phantasy Star Online 2, Playable Worlds, ArcheAge, EverQuest, and EverQuest II, with adventures in RIFT, LOTRO, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on moderating chat toxicity and the impact of modding on games like Fallout 76.

The MOP Up: COVID-19’s digital silver lining

While the COVID-19 epidemic has been nine types of awful over the last half-year, video game studios and publishers aren't complaining quite as loud...

PC Gaming Show: Torchlight III just hit early access, New World’s beta begins in July

PC Gamer's PC Gaming Show is upon us today, and good news for MMO fans: We're actually expecting several fun reveals, from the...

Phantasy Star Online 2 posts content roadmap and promises more PC platforms

Have you already blasted and slashed your way through all of the content that Phantasy Star Online 2 has to offer? We're a...
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TERA’s next major patch on PC brings a new dungeon and new partner adventures

The next big patch for TERA's PC version arrives in less than a week on June 16th, and it's got some new stuff to...

Massively Overthinking: Do you keep MMOs installed for the login freebies?

MOP reader Styopa proposed this fun topic for Massively Overthinking this week, prompted, he said, by Standing Stone Games' recent promotions for

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