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Seattle-based studio responsible for Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2.

Massively Overthinking: Showing up vs. showing off in MMOs

Last week's Daily Grind about ambient sociability got a lot of MMO gamers talking about that desire to have people around, even if...

Blizzard devs characterize layoffs as a ‘bloodbath’ as pro-unionization effort calls for Bobby Kotick’s resignation

A day after Activision-Blizzard announced record earnings and began laying off a reported 800 people, we're finally getting a clearer picture of the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 208: Blizzard’s chilly forecast

Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard's troubles, New World, Star Citizen, Guild Wars 1, Tibia, RIFT, Elder Scrolls Online, and Astroneer, with mailbag questions on WoWfugees and the abandonment of Diablo III.

NCsoft 4Q 2018 financials: Mobile made almost twice as much as all NCsoft’s other MMOs combined

NCsoft's financials for the final quarter of 2018 are in, and it wasn't the greatest report the South Korean gaming giant has ever...

The Daily Grind: Is there an MMO or other online title you won’t let your kids play?

So it happened last week: My kid told me I was mean because I wouldn't let him play Fortnite when all his friends...

Classic Guild Wars just got another quality-of-life update and new Complete Collection edition

Although often overshadowed by its more modern little brother, ArenaNet's classic MMO Guild Wars is still trucking along in maintenance mode,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 207: Bunny girls throughout Eorzea

Justin and Bree discuss Final Fantasy XIV, Guild Wars 2, Legends of Aria, RuneScape, Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, and Warframe, with mailbag topics on MMO endgames and battle royale modes in MMOs.

One Shots: Time for the chicken dance

Ever found yourself suddenly in the midst of a surreal and even hilarious experience in your MMORPG? Delightful surprises is the theme of this...

The Game Archaeologist: Dungeon Runners

Where do you rest on the spectrum of humor? If you find yourself giggling and snorting at dumb jokes, groan-worthy puns, and satire so...

The top winner of this year’s Guild Wars 2 Friend/Ships contest is getting a trip to Gamescom 2019

Fancy a free trip to this year's Gamescom in Cologne, Germany? Then you're gonna want to take stock of ArenaNet's latest Guild Wars...

Guild Wars 2 compensates those suspended unjustly in 2018 spyware cheater purge thanks to victim’s GDPR sleuthing

Last April, the Guild Wars 2 community was shaken by the news that over 1500 players had been suspended from the game after...

Guild Wars 2 drops new short story about Rytlock following up All or Nothing

Remember a couple of years ago when Guild Wars 2's narrative team introduced a lore series about the bespectackled Asura Vikki and...

EA cuts sale of FIFA currency in Belgium in ongoing lootbox legal conflict

Remember back in 2018 when Belgium cracked down on gambleboxes in video games, zeroing in on Overwatch, FIFA 18, and CSGO and

Guild Wars 2’s Tournament of Legends and new player-built DX12 addon

The world of Tyria is filled with legends, and next month, Guild Wars 2 players will get the opportunity to fight for a...

Global Chat: When MMOs fail to communicate

Roger over at Contains Moderate Peril addresses a point that I've been saying for years now: Many MMOs skew to information overload when...

Massively Overthinking: Why aren’t you playing the MMO most like your favorite sunsetted game?

This week's Massively Overthinking question comes to us from reader Smuggler-in-a-YT. "Star Wars Galaxies had its problems, but the sense of community, purpose, and...

Perfect Ten: The worst MMORPG expansions of all time

A great MMO expansion brings so much to the table: fresh excitement for a game, new classes, innovative features, expanded vistas, additional races, and...

Guild Wars 2 rings in the year of the boar with its Lunar New Year festival

The Lunar New Year is just around the corner, and for the peoples of Tyria, that means it's time for Guild Wars 2's...
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Guild Wars 2 developers discuss the big dramatic ending of the latest Living World episode

Who likes big surprises in video game stories? All right, now who likes having those big dramatic moments spoiled ahead of time? If the...

The Stream Team: Going on Guild Wars 2 adventures

Now that Massively OP's MJ finally has her bunny mount, she can hop into more adventure in Guild Wars 2. And it's adventure time!...

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