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Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMO developer quotes of 2020

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We have a fun end-of-the-year tradition on MOP to recap the best and worst MMO developer quotes of the year. In fact, I keep...

Massively Overthinking: Gratitude for the devs of the MMO genre

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Thanksgiving conveniently falls on a Thursday every year, which means it's the perfect topic for our regular Thursday Massively Overthinking roundtable. I've asked our writers what they're grateful for in and around the MMO genre the last couple of years - and now we're gonna do it again.
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is seemingly cracking down on orgs and ‘politics’ in-game

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Back in October, we reported on a move by Joe Biden's presidential campaign to create an island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which was...

For Science: Gaming is good for you, actually, suggests new Oxford study

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A new University of Oxford study published this week suggests that there's a "positive relation between game play and well-being." The paper itself hasn't been...

Animal Crossing New Horizons shares holiday events and new gameplay features in a free November 19 update

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The next couple of months are all about the holidays in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. A big ol' info drop from the game has...

Animal Crossing New Horizons brings new autumnal creatures and items for November

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The seasons wear on in real life and in the in-game island life of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and the month of November is...

Massively Uplifting: Supporting small businesses, grieving through games, and lending helping hands

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Did you go trick-or-treating? There's still time! Here, have a handful of warm fuzzies! Take some full-sized good deeds! October has been full of...
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Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that you can play on the Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo hasn't held the title of "serious gamer console" in a while, with specs that lack the sheer graphical and processing muscles of the...

MassivelyOP’s 2020 guide to Halloween across the MMO world

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Take a pro-tip from a Halloween gaming expert: If you shout "Bloody Mary" three times at any MMO login screen, you'll unlock a secret...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 293: Passing the Torchlight

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Justin and Bree discuss Torchlight III, World of Warcraft, Dungeons and Dragons Online, EverQuest, Atlas Reactor, Pantheon, Ashes of Creation, TERA, Legends of Aria's new sibling, and StarCraft II, with a mailbag topic on difficulty modes.

Presidential nominee Joe Biden has his own Animal Crossing: New Horizons island

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As a US presidential hopeful, you want to make sure you have your message spread to as many corners of the country as possible....

Animal Crossing: New Horizons brings pumpkin patches and more customization for Halloween

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While we still don't have my beloved gyroids with a release date, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is bringing a September 30 update with features we haven't seen in...

Animal Crossing New Horizons player recreates The Wizard of Oz in-game

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With the variety of creation tools available to players in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it's not a wonder that this sort of thing was...

IKEA Taiwan recreates a catalogue’s offerings in Animal Crossing New Horizons

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In what is probably one of the most creative and surprising bits of synergy between gaming and the real world, a Taiwanese branch of...

Leaderboard: Why do you ‘work’ in MMORPGs?

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A while back, WAPO put up a piece called Why do we enjoy games that make us work? Proficiency, control, fairness, escape. This is a topic...
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Nintendo’s financials hail Animal Crossing’s success while Nexon crushes it with MapleStory

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More quarterly financial reports are rolling in, this time from Nintendo and Nexon, and both studios are crowing about exceptional runs. For the big N,...

GDC Summer 2020: What online gaming can (and should) learn from social media’s trainwrecks

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The circle is now complete: Social media has mastered skills MMOs and online games haven't, not that social media was paying much attention to...
Wow.

Animal Crossing New Horizons now lets players trip and fall, create penis-shaped fireworks

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There's been a recent update made to the adorable Animal Crossing New Horizons, including the ability to visit a dream version of other players'...

SuperData June 2020: Valorant had the ‘biggest launch ever for a free-to-play PC title’

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It's time for our monthly check-in on how the games industry is doing according to SuperData's numbers, and don't worry - they're all still...
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Police in Taiwan locate the owner of a lost Switch thanks to Animal Crossing

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So here's a cute story for you. A man in Taiwan took his Nintendo Switch along when he went to the ATM to grab...

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