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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.

The MOP Up: TERA and PUBG combine unholy forces

TERA sent out a press release this week confirming the end of the world: "Finally, the dream collaboration between TERA and PUBG...

The Stream Team: Exploring the dungeons of The Elder Scrolls Online

You voted for it, and you got it: MassivelyOP's Chris is fulfilling the wishes of the voting public in last week's Choose My...

Earthrise’s reboot is still in limbo (but it isn’t canceled)

With just about a year under its belt before it was canned in 2011, Earthrise was one of those MMOs that died...

One Shots: Your moment of zen

When life -- and even gaming -- gets too hectic, where do you retreat to in order to find some peace and quiet? We...

The Elder Scrolls Online’s Wrathstone DLC goes live on PC on February 25, console March 12

Have you been waiting anxiously to find out when you'll be able to delve into the mysteries and adventurers of The Elder Scrolls...

Anthem’s early access launch is already suffering from connection issues

Raise your hand if you're surprised by this: BioWare's much-anticipated online shooter Anthem went live for Origin Access subscribers earlier today, but...

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...

Tamriel Infinium: The many breeds of Elder Scrolls Online’s cat people, the iconic Khajiit

In the real world, I am not a cat person. Actually, I'm not a pet person. But in video games, I collect minipets, tame...

Elder Scrolls Online: You could dive into Wrathstone’s dungeons, or you could just sleep on a bridge

ZeniMax has a new video up on social media today zeroing in on the dungeon content coming in Elder Scrolls Online's Wrathstone...

Anthem’s live-action video Conviction is serious business

BioWare's been teasing a new live-action short for Anthem all week, and it's finally dropped. It's called Conviction, and it's credited...
I'm not back on any BS, I never left it.

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs I’m optimistic about in 2019

It's still early enough in 2019 to do articles about the upcoming year, right? Well, I'm doing this one anyway, so if it's too...

The Daily Grind: What do you want out of a space sim MMO?

It's a good time to be a yearning space pilot, as Elite: Dangerous is already on the field and titles like Star...

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.

Elder Scrolls Online’s upcoming zone guide will ensure you’re never clueless in Tamriel again

We still don't know exactly which day in February the Wrathstone DLC will launch in The Elder Scrolls Online, but at this point,...

Reverse Engineering: The science of Elder Scrolls Online’s dragons

I don't think I can express how excited I am to bring this column to life on Massively Overpowered. Reverse Engineering covers the...

Choose My Adventure: Further bear adventures in The Elder Scrolls Online

First things first: I got my bear. This, as many players will attest, is the most important part of being a Warden. I had...

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...
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Global Chat: Anthem makes first contact with gamers

The game on everyone's mind this month definitely has to be BioWare's Anthem. The studio's first new IP in a long time is...

The Stream Team: Timber goes the ARK forest titan

Last time on Live and Die with Dinos, Massively OP's MJ experienced summoning the giant green forest Titan on ARK's Extinction map. Now,...

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