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Battle Bards Episode 169: Wild Things

Do you ever walk on the wild side in MMOs? Do you have a penchant for beastly races that aren’t merely reskinned humans? Then...

SuperData April 2020: Games spending shatters more records thanks to the pandemic

This will probably come off as "water is wet" news, but for those who like to keep a finger on the pulse of these...

Animal Crossing: Cherry blossoms, the Detroit Lions, and a politician’s island visit travelogue

What do cherry blossoms, the Detroit Lions NFL team, and NY representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have in common? Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if you...

COVID-19 gaming impact roundup: Studios working from home, War Thunder as an Army training tool

The global novel coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the gaming industry - here's the latest. Warhammer Online fans will remember well the name Carrie...
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Introducing Animal Crossing but it’s a horror movie

Anyone who has played Animal Crossing: New Horizons knows that the scariest possible thing to befall you on the island are things like...

Massively Uplifting: Communities and companies bolster COVID-19 relief and mental health support

April showers of good deeds bring May flowers of comfort and hope. And after the last couple of months, we sure could use a...

Animal Crossing player recreates Disney’s Haunted Mansion

Anyone who knows me well knows that I am a total nut for Disney's Haunted Mansion. It's pretty much my favorite theme park ride...

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

By now you all know that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a thing. A popular thing, one that's been invading your feeds,...
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Massively Overthinking: Would you play a housing-only MMO?

Last week, MOP's Justin put up a neat post on his personal blog about the potential for bringing back just the part of...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ multiplayer economy suffers a major hit thanks to a closed store

In spite of Animal Crossing: New Horizons' multiplayer scope not being larger than eight players in a single in-game island, the wider world...

SuperData March 2020: Digital games spending sets achieves new highs thanks to COVID-19

Back in in March, when SuperData was discussing February's monthly gaming revenue numbers, the analysis firm noted that COVID-19 hadn't yet had much...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons will get new events, returning characters, and an art wing of the museum

Why are we reporting on Animal Crossing: New Horizons on this site? Because we can't hear you complaining about how this game isn't...

Massively on the Go: Animal Crossing’s housing islands from an MMO player’s perspective

One multiplayerish game that we've talked about a bit as the MOP team's been quarantined on the Golden Yacht is Animal Crossing: New...

Animal Crossing New Horizons pulled from China after in-game protests, players create security for trading

While Animal Crossing New Horizons wouldn't normally be on our radar on a regular basis, there has been enough shenanigans coming from the...
YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE!

The Daily Grind: How do you deal with jealousy and FOMO in your MMORPGs?

Earlier this week, Polygon ran a piece on Animal Crossing: New Horizons players who were not happy. It's not because of the...
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Global Chat: Is Animal Crossing New Horizons an MMO?

One trend that we have noticed over the past decade or so is the blurring of lines between "regular" video games and MMORPGs. It...

Massively on the Go: Why MMO players will love Animal Crossing New Horizons

Some of you may have noticed that several staffers and fellow MassivelyOP readers noted that they were playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons last weekend....

E3 2018: Bill Roper on gaming’s smoke and mirrors, Worlds Adrift, and building on SpatialOS

For MMO players, Improbable brought some interesting ideas to GDC this past spring. It also brought some games I wasn't expecting, and the ones...

The Soapbox: Evaluating gaming monetization through the lens of Nintendo’s mobile history

Bloggers and journalists throughout the online gaming industry have been talking about monetization a lot lately. It's not just lockbox/gachapon scandals, or...
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Five IPs that could tackle ARG gameplay features Pokemon Go lacks

Following the news that Niantic is not in fact working on a Harry Potter AR game, I realized that even as someone who enjoyed...

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