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Major gaming publishing house, known primarily to MMO players for the Elder Scrolls series, including The Elder Scrolls Online.

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The FTC is moving to block Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision-Blizzard

Some things are just not surprising, and the FTC deciding that it wants to block the acquisition of Activision-Blizzard by Microsoft is one such...

End-of-year Eleven: The healthiest live MMOs at the end of 2022

When you're investing a whole lot of time and (potentially) money into MMORPGs, you want to make sure that your game isn't going belly-up...

The Stream Team: Seeking Wyress Sorcha in Elder Scrolls Online

Last week, Massively OP's MJ embarked on her final Elder Scrolls Online prologue quest, rescueing Wyress Tola but failing to stop the archdruid villain's...

Hundreds of QA workers at ZeniMax – including Elder Scrolls Online’s ZOS – are preparing to unionize

File this one under reasons we can have nice things: QA workers at ZeniMax have announced they aim to unionize under the Communication Workers...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offers the best console or mobile experience as of 2022?

I have noted before that while I have two consoles and love to game on my phone, I'm probably always going to be a...

One Shots: Impossible landscapes would like to have a word with you

While the seemingly impossible landscapes of MMORPG worlds make for great visuals -- such as in our headlining pic -- I can't help but...
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Amazon says its Fallout series won’t follow any of the games’ stories

What's your favorite Fallout game? I am quite partial to Fallout 2, as it was a mainstay on my PC for over a year...

Global Chat: The dawning of a new great MMO era

The next great era of MMORPGs is in the making right now and will dawn on us shortly -- or so postulates MMO Folklorist,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 398: Much ado about pie

Justin and Bree discuss WoW Dragonflight, the FTC challenge, Albion's Beyond the Veil and sub price increase, Camelot Unchained's new funding, ZeniMax's secret MMO, and Guild Wars 2's inventory, with adventures in LOTRO and New World, plus a mailbag topic on gaming mice.

Massively Overthinking: The best cooking in MMORPGs

You probably thought tonight's Massively Overthinking would have a gratitude theme, what with the holiday and all. Nope, not this time, although it's sort...

Is Elder Scrolls Online’s next stop in Telvanni-held mainland Morrowind?

The Dark Heart of Skyrim Celebration being held in Elder Scrolls Online has likely been about getting those sweet rewards for players, but one...

Steam’s autumn sale is live now through November 29 – here are a few MMOs with good deals

Like clockwork, the autumn Steam sale has returned for the gaming world with deals just in time for Thanksgiving or Black Friday or Small-Business...

ZeniMax’s unannounced AAA MMO has ramped up to 200 developers since 2018

That Elder Scrolls Online's Zenimax Online Studios is working on another major game is not new information - we've been covering it since 2018...

Fallout 76 devs talk up December’s Nuka-World on Tour update

The circus is in town, and Fallout 76 is calling all clowns (er, wastelanders) to join in the fun. Nuka-World on Tour is coming...
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Elder Scrolls Online begins its Dark Heart of Skyrim Celebration event today

The dark delves of Skyrim await in The Elder Scrolls Online, and it's up to brave adventurers like you to face off aga--oh, wait,...

Elder Scrolls Online’s Firesong DLC sears its way onto consoles

After watching the mini-debacle that was Elder Scrolls Online's rollout of Firesong DLC to the PC crowd earlier this month, the console crowd may...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 396: Crowfalling

Justin and Bree discuss Crowfall, Blue Protocol, SWTOR, New World, Q3 2022 financials (for Blizzard, Pearl Abyss, Square Enix, NCsoft), and new patches (for DDO, Neverwinter, Blade and Soul, EVE Online, Guild Wars 2, Elder Scrolls Online), with a mailbag topic covering Shadowbane, Second Live, Secret World, and Ultima Online.

Elder Scrolls Online’s creative director admits to ‘rougher than normal’ launch for Firesong

Apparently, Elder Scrolls Online's last big content drop of the year -- and its Legacy of the Bretons cycle -- kind of stumbled, tripped,...

Elder Scrolls Online’s latest region-centric event invites players back to western Skyrim and the Reach

One of the many events that Elder Scrolls Online likes to do is the kind that offers up rewards for players who visit specific...

The Stream Team: Elder Scrolls Online’s Sojourn of the Druid King

Last time, Massively OP's MJ thought she'd finally wrapped up all the outstanding prologue quests in her journal, but a new one popped right...