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Massively Overthinking: Can Amazon actually save Crucible?

Earlier this week, Amazon pulled Crucible back into closed beta for some hefty retooling, a move that surprised basically no one. We'd watched...

Fallout is getting a TV series run by the Westworld folks and homed on Amazon Prime

So, who nommed the Fallout franchise when last we discussed which MMO or MMO adjacent title deserved its own movie or TV show?...
I half-see.

Vague Patch Notes: Trying to salvage MMOs from bad launches

So I'm glad that Crucible got a "pull back to beta" instead of a complete shutdown. I'm surprised but still happy because that's...
REWIND!

Crucible explains its playtest and tournament plans moving through beta

It wasn't so long ago that Crucible opted to take itself out of launch and move back into beta. (It was a couple...

Amazon is pulling another game back for a do-over – this time it’s Crucible

So here's the good news: Amazon isn't throwing Crucible in the trash the way it did with Breakaway. But the bad news is...
Trying to gather.

Crucible plans voice chat soon along with adjustments to its Heart of the Hive

The post-release deployment for Crucible has been a bit shaky, something that the team acknowledges in its latest preview for players; no one...

New World goes hammy for hammers in another series of tweets

Let's say you're in the New World. You want to make a statement. You want something that says you mean business. Big, smashy,...
Bad plans.

Global Chat: Too many shipwrecks in MMOs

In the vast annals of MMO tropes, there's one that has been in front of you all along and you've probably never noticed: shipwrecking...
Make them fight.

Vague Patch Notes: MOBAs, battle royales, and shallow genre pools in the online gaming space

This past week, Nintendo announced Pokemon Unite, and then I had to go to see a doctor because I rolled my eyes so...

Black Desert adds the cutest lil furry critters you ever did see in Papua Crinea update

OK, so who had "adorable mammals in Black Desert" on their 2020 bingo cards? Because that is what you're getting with today's update...
Uh-oh.

New World’s latest video says it’s possible to ‘become the best craftsman on the server’

If Amazon's detailed dev blogs on New World's crafting and progression didn't grab you, maybe the studio's latest video will. The...

New World unleashes a torrent of tweets all about swords

Sword. Swordy sword. Swoooords. Sword sword. Big knife. Stabby boy. Swordelicious. Oh, look at that, it's sword time. Sword o'clock. Especially on New...

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...

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.
Caw! Polly is no longer the apex predator!

Grapecard’s Atlas MMO promises new world map, system reset, and new devs

It's been a rocky year and a half for Atlas, the follow-up MMO to Studio Wildcard's ARK Survival Evolved. Just a few weeks...

New World talks about combat and PvP gameplay, shows off its War mode

Amazon's upcoming MMO New World continues to shovel coal into the hype engine as it inches towards its July 23rd beta. David...

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...

Amazon’s New World sails for closed beta in July before its August launch

While it wasn't ready for primetime this past spring, New World is prepared to make a big splash when it arrives later this...

New World previews its crafting system and player housing decoration

Yesterday's New World dev blog was all about character development and progression, and it was a bit of a let down for...

Amazon’s New World character progression will seem comfortably familiar to MMO fans

Listen up, all you bad boys and rude girls: Amazon Games' New World is seriously still slated for launch on August 25th, and...

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