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First impressions from Diablo II Resurrected’s alpha: Just as good as you remember

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Multiplayer isn't in yet. There are only two acts and three classes available. So why am I heading into Diablo II: Resurrected? Simple: It's...
You know what Aymeric and Raubahn look like. Fill them in mentally.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 316: Talkin’ trash with MMO Fallout

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Justin, Bree, and MMO Fallout's Connor discuss April fools' day around the MMOverse, FFXIV's patch and PS5 beta, WoW's 9.1, Trove's Switch port, and Elyon's closed beta, with adventures in RuneScape, Wild Terra 2, Magic Legends, WoW Classic, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on starting fresh in WoW Classic and irritating season passes.

New World discusses the ‘vision’ behind its alpha dungeons

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"Expeditions" turns out to be a pretty popular concept right about now, but New World's might be a bit different from what you're expecting,...
Small steps.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 315: The Wrath Baby strikes back

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Justin, Bree, Chris, and Tyler discuss Magic Legends' soft launch, World of Warcraft's price hikes, WoW Burning Crusade's beta, Elite Dangerous' Odyssey alpha, Raph Koster's virtual world manifesto, and Monster Hunter Rise's launch, with mailbag topics on when subs aren't worth it and why MMO currencies are just the worst.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 314: Blizzard’s a hot mess

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Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO's Wildwood, Astellia, SWTOR's next big thing, Magic Legends, and the Activision-Blizzard layoffs, with adventures in WoW Classic, Elder Scrolls Online, SWG Legends, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on the hot mess known as Blizzard.

New World alpha teases its overhauled quest design as AGS expands to Canada

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When New World shifted its design balance from being less about PvP to more about PvE last year, many MMO gamers worried about the...

RuneScape announces an upcoming picture book to mark the MMORPG’s 20-year history

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When you have a game that's been running for 20 years, there's bound to be a whole lot of artwork to share. That's just...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 313: Hope you saved your game!

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Justin and Bree discuss the RIFT layoffs, OVH fire, Saga of Lucimia drama, Elder Scrolls Online and Guild Wars 2 patches, LOTRO's roadmap, and Ashes of Creation's delay, with adventures in WoW Classic, ESO, SWG Legends, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on onboarding returning players, crafting MMOs, and Last Oasis.

New World’s latest alpha update adds Ebonscale Reach, flags all gear BOE or BOP

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Amazon Games' New World is inching toward its new-new launch with a new patch unleashed on the alpha. The update includes the brand-new level...

New World sets the scene for its Ebonscale Reach endgame location with a lore post

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The last thing we heard out of New World was from this past February, and that was to let players know that the game's...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 312: Written in the stars

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Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online Flames of Ambition and Update 29, WoW Classic, Daybreak's Aliens Fireteam, and City of Heroes, with listener mails and recordings on MMOs that are more fun to play than watch, a 2010 time capsule, Blizzard's Mac thing, and out-of-touch pockets of MMO fans.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 311: The day the MMOs died

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Justin and Bree discuss Anthem Next's demise, Defiance and Gamigo's MMO purge, DDO's big news, Black Desert's free-play, Riot's MMO, and mobile Warcraft, with adventures in LOTRO, City of Heroes, WoW Classic, and Elder Scrolls Online, plus mailbag topics on post subs, Valheim, and MMOs as they used to be.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 310: The BlizzConline afterparty

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Justin and Bree discuss BlizzConline 2021, World of Warcraft Chains of Domination, WoW Classic Burning Crusade, Diablo 4, Diablo Immortal, Diablo 2 Resurrected, Hearthstone, Overwatch 2, New World, ArcheAge, and LOTRO, with a mailbag topic on WoW's current newbie experience.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 309: You can take my loot over my dead body

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Justin and Bree discuss Valheim, Elite Dangerous' slave cult, BlizzConline, Hearthstone, WoW's valor, Neverwinter Nights Arelith, Phantasy Star Online 2, Black Desert, and Shadowbane, with adventures in LOTRO, Elder Scrolls Online, SWG Legends, and Farm Together, with mailbag topics on full-loot open world PvP and brute-forcing unpopular gameplay design.

Amazon has delayed New World for at least the third time, now to August 2021

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Amazon has delayed New World yet again, clearing your spring and summer calendars for other MMOs. "We’ve been hard at work on compelling end-game features...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 308: FFXIV’s endings and beginnings

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Justin and Bree discuss Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker, Skyforge, Blizzard and NCosft financials, Stadia, and PSO2, with adventures in WoW Classic, LOTRO, ESO, SWG Legends, plus mailbag questions on MMO dungeons and juggling MMOs.

MMO Business Roundup: Improbable’s defense contracting, Amazon Games’ internal support

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news! Improbable: Back in January, CNBC did a big story on Improbable, the massive Herman...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 307: Blackwood barges into town

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Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online Blackwood, Fallout 76, Star Trek Online, Magic Legends, the GameStop stock thing, and Amazon Game Studios' mess, with adventures in WoW Classic, LOTRO, SWG Legends, and ESO, plus a mailbag topic on questing vs. grinding.

Choose My Adventure: An intriguing but PvP-free first foray into Warhammer Return of Reckoning

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I promised that this month's CMA column would feature my attempts at getting into some PvP MMO action. Sadly for you (but mercifully for...
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Google is shutting down its Stadia development studios, though Stadia games remain playable

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It comes as absolutely no surprise to anyone who has been paying even the smallest amount of attention that Google Stadia has been struggling...

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