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The MOP Up: Second Life’s super expensive brothel

It's not every week that my editor marches up to me and demands that I cover virtual brothels as headlining stories, but this did...

Escape from Tarkov players call for a server wipe in light of gear balance issues and bad player behavior

When they're not abusing DMCA to silence dissenting voices or coming up with threadbare excuses for not adding female models, the devs...
Multi-digit division.

Global Chat: Why player representation in games matters

The recent flap over Escape from Tarkov's public pronouncement of "no icky girls" (my paraphrase) as playable characters in its game elicited...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 255: Girls, elementals, and other things that ruin MMOs

Justin and Bree discuss Magic Legends, Tarkov, World of Warcraft, Crowfall, Lost Ark, Elder Scrolls Online, and SWG Legends, with mailbag topics on how MMOs can avoid murderhobo gameplay and how to escape MMOs that suck you back in.
Lady guns are so complicated

Escape from Tarkov confirms no playable female characters because of ‘game lore’ and workload

Sorry, ladies, but it's just too ding-dong-dang difficult to put y'all in Escape from Tarkov. That's the cited reason why the game's developer, Battlestate...

Massively Uplifting: Charity comes in many forms for Bethesda, Square Enix, and Digital Extremes

Summer smiles -- get 'em while they're hot! If you are looking for a way to make your mood rise like the temperature, we've...

Escape from Tarkov devs apparently abused DMCA to target more than one YouTube critic

Back in December, we covered trouble brewing in the Escape From Tarkov community, as Russian developer Battlestate stood accused of abusing DMCA takedowns...

Escape From Tarkov devs lodge DMCA strikes over YouTuber’s ‘misinformation’ and ‘negative hype’

It's been a couple of years since we had one of these stories about a game studio filing DMCA complaints in an attempt to...

The MOP Up: Pagan Online slams ARPGs and MOBAs together

Tack this on your list of action-RPGs to watch. Mad Head Games announced that it is developing a blend of ARPG and MOBA with...

The MOP Up: Gnomeland Security orders EQ2’s Tinkerfest (July 22, 2018)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Escape from Tarkov roadmap points to open beta and a more hardcore experience

With lots to do to get Escape from Tarkov ready for the upcoming open beta test, the development team has jettisoned its plans...

The MOP Up: Monster Hunter World merch (January 14, 2018)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...
Lady guns are so complicated

Escape from Tarkov makes final preparations for its open beta

Don't get too comfortable, because the real war is about to begin. Right now, Escape from Tarkov's development team is in the...
Real-is-brown filter removed.

Escape from Tarkov preps massive New Year’s stress test ahead of 2018 open beta

Did you think Christmas came too early this year? One of my hobbies was already rolling out Valentine's Day hoopla in August, so I...

Escape from Tarkov adds a small arsenal, eyes open beta, and celebrates Halloween

What happens when you take a city full of trigger-happy mercs and toss in even more weapons and instruments of destruction? Escape from...

Escape from Tarkov’s beta starts next month

Enough of this alpha business -- it's time for Escape from Tarkov to grow up and join the beta club. The team announced...

Prep for the apocalypse with Escape From Tarkov’s hideouts

Some people seem to want the apocalypse to happen because they have a really sweet underground bunker that is ready for a test drive....

The MOP Up: Scorpio’s doomsday device (April 9, 2017)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Escape from Tarkov invites you to fight ‘without rules’ as a third-party scavenger

While Escape from Tarkov is ostensibly a two-faction game, it turns out that there's a third option available to those who don't want...

Life is Feudal aims for late 2017 launch, hires on public relations firm

As Life is Feudal bears down toward its launch window of "late 2017," it has a new ally to help with getting the...

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