‘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.

Jukebox Heroes: My top six favorite MMO soundtracks of all time

In ranking MMO soundtracks, there are a lot of ways to do it. You can pull out individual tracks or praise a game for...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 28: PAX Primal

Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2 F2P, Atlas Reactor, The Park, SWTOR, Marvel Heroes, and WildStar, plus mailbag questions on Elder Scrolls Online, podcast meta, and more GW2.

Elder Scrolls Online posts Imperial City tour, goes on sale

Yesterday we reported that Elder Scrolls Online had unleashed its first DLC pack, The Imperial City, for PC players. Today, ZeniMax has...
Take it.

Destiny offers up The Taken King’s gameplay trailer

By this point most Destiny fans have a pretty good idea of the foundation beneath The Taken King's story. In short, you killed...

PAX Prime 2015: Guild Wars 2’s free-to-play model and publishing takeover

When I spoke to ArenaNet's Colin Johanson about raids in Guild Wars 2 at this year's PAX Prime, President Mike O'Brien...

PAX Prime 2015: Guild Wars 2 is never getting a PUG raid finder

Guild Wars 2 set its fanbase on edge this last week on Twitter and at PAX prime. We learned that raids are coming...

Elder Scrolls Online unlocks the doors to the Imperial City

ZeniMax is turning the key and opening up the gates to the iconic Imperial City in Elder Scrolls Online today. Players who...
Oh, look at that, we're all out of space.

Destiny’s expansion update will require a lot of space, whether you buy or not

Good news, Destiny fans who thought that the game was taking up far too little hard drive space! You may or may not...

One Shots: Pin-up calendar

Here's an interesting idea: using screenshots to make a calendar! Reader Elana was part of a team that did just that in The Secret...

Guild Wars 2’s base game is F2P for everyone today; Heart of Thorns introduces raiding

We'll be updating this post with all the highlights of ArenaNet's Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns PAX Prime 2015...

The Stream Team: Inside The Secret World’s Issue #12

In a totally evil move, Funcom released TSW's Issue #12 while MassivelyOP's MJ was gone, so she's only now able to delve into...

Guild Wars 2’s PAX reveal leaks early, and it’s a big deal

Guild Wars 2 hasn't had much luck with its expansion reveal pace lately between dataminers and leaks, and this afternoon, that bad luck...

The Secret World unlocks Manufactory’s nightmare mode

The Secret World rolled out the next stage of Issue 12 by unlocking the nightmare mode for the new Manufactory instance. Issue 12 came...

Perfect Ten: Amazing MMO cosplay

I have nothing but deep respect for cosplayers because on two levels they are performing activities that I cannot. First of all, they put...
Grand Theft Tiger.

Guild Wars 2 reveals the Thief elite specialization, the Daredevil

How can you make a Thief in Guild Wars 2 be even more thiefly? Perhaps you could give Thieves the ability to steal things...

The next Guild Wars 2 expansion beta starts on Sept. 4

Guild Wars 2's second Heart of Thorns beta weekend event starts on September 4th at 3:00 p.m. EDT. ArenaNet's

Flameseeker Chronicles: Am I the only one who doesn’t enjoy Guild Wars 2 datamining?

I know, I know: Solid information about Heart of Thorns is coming really slowly from the Guild Wars 2 PR machine, making...
Maybe this one will stick to the wall.

Funcom releases second quarter financials and announces The Park

We could quote a lot of numbers from Funcom's second quarter financial report, but let's be honest here: They're just confirming what we...

Global Chat: Returning to WildStar for F2P

Many WildStar fans, past and present, are digging into the sumptuous buffet of the free-to-play patch on the test server for a better...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 27: SmedSoft

Justin and Bree discuss Smed's new company, EQII's prison server, Champions Online, FFXIV, Trove, and Revival's housing, plus mailbag questions on NCsoft and terrible graphics.