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‘Buy-to-play’ is a term that refers to games that have box or download fees associated with them but do not incur a mandatory subscription. Some have optional subscriptions and are more properly referred to as hybrid B2P. Most have cash shops and microtransactions.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that desperately need proper player housing

Here's something pretty encouraging to me: When I sat down to work on an article listing MMOs that really could use but lacked proper...

ZeniMax Online Studios is hiring for an MMO project based on ‘an exciting new IP’

A new job posting on ZeniMax Online Studios's career site reveals that the studio is looking to hire a core tech programmer to...

Vampire MMO Shadow’s Kiss makes good on mature content

If you were super sad when Revival and World of Darkness closed up shop, you should probably point your eyeballs over at...

Guild Wars 2’s Shadow of the Mad King is live for Halloween fun

Stop him if you've heard this one: "Two quaggans were walking in a cow pasture. The first turns to the second and says,...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 191: It’s looking a little patchy around here

Justin and Bree discuss Star Citizen, LOTRO, EverQuest II, Star Trek Online, SWTOR, New World, and Black Desert, with reader mail about forging social connections in MMOs.
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A bug in Destiny 2 hints about a return to Saturn in the future

You generally expect hints about future content in games to come via lore or teaser images, not through bugs. Yet a bug is hinting...

Elite Dangerous announces Beyond Chapter Four, beginning beta October 23

If you point your brain back to August, you'll recall that players were a bit miffed over the Elite Dangerous' most recent Beyond...

Lead programmer: ‘There is no hope for Greed Monger’

The long-troubled Greed Monger, a Kickstarted sandbox MMO that produced a remarkable project implosion, took an interesting turn last week when its former...

One Shots: Filtered to perfection

I don't usually spend a lot of time running pictures through filters, but it's pretty cool when I see someone doing this that knows...

MMO Business Roundup: Bethsoft Moscow, A:IR publishing, OSU esports, SpatialOS, and Square-Enix

Business business business numbers, is this working?! Let's dip into some of the scattered online gaming business tidbits of the week that might...

Destiny 2 announces Festival of the Lost Halloween event

This Tuesday, October 16th, Destiny 2 will be getting in on the seasonal celebrations as it rolls out its Halloween event, Festival of...

Grab a witchy house for completing Elder Scrolls Online’s Halloween events beginning October 18

Just this morning we covered Elder Scrolls Online's new Indrik mount event reward, which requires players to play a bit in all...

Guild Wars 2 details this year’s Halloween festivities in Red Bull interview

Halloween is coming to the lands of Tyria, and the folks over at Red Bull have sat down with ArenaNet Team Lead...

Tamriel Infinium: First impressions of Elder Scrolls Online’s Murkmire from the PTS

As I said at the time of my ESO PAX experience, "I got to spend maybe 15 minutes in Murkmire while in...

Elder Scrolls Online is giving away a free mount – if you can hang with its upcoming holiday events

Massively OP's MJ took a tour of the gorgeous Elder Scrolls Online Summerset reward house last night, and it's a reminder that...

The Stream Team: Huge houses and DLC prologues in Elder Scrolls Online

Massively is so excited that the reward house for Elder Scrolls Online's Summerset event was delivered today! She can't wait to log in and...
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Perfect Ten: Ten MMO systems that encourage alts

Here's how much I like having alts: I have alts in Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XI. Two games which are...

Guild Wars 2’s Shadow of the Mad King Halloween event returns next week

His jokes always slay the audience: Yes, Mad King Thorn returns to Guild Wars 2 this year as the Shadow of the...

Elder Scrolls Online’s Murkmire DLC launches October 22, but you can start questing early and get it for free through dailies

October 22nd: That's when Murkmire will finally launch for The Elder Scrolls Online, at least for PC players. Consolers will be waiting another...
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Tamriel for Tatas: Elder Scrolls Online players host two-day charity stream to fight breast cancer

Let's be honest: This post is getting written separately because the title of the stream is just too amazing to pass up, but it's...

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