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Major gaming studio, responsible for World of Warcraft and the Warcraft franchise, Diablo III and the Diablo franchise, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch.

Battle Bards Episode 132: Steampunk

Steam-powered tech, airships, clockwork machines, and automata are the source of inspiration for this week’s episode of Battle Bards! The team scrounged the landscape...
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World of Warcraft puts another ring on Azerite armor’s finger

We are starting to worry that Blizzard's solution for everything wrong in World of Warcraft's latest expansion is to throw another ring...
I know when I'm not wanted.

Vague Patch Notes: When World of Warcraft breaks off your friendship

I spent a bunch of time post-BlizzCon thinking about why World of Warcraft personally bothered me. Not why its design pitfalls bothered me;...

Leaderboard: Is a ‘WoW Immortal’ a very real possibility?

During this week's podcast, Justin made a joke about the potential for a "WoW Immortal" that... doesn't seem like such a joke, especially...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that cater to the time-limited player

Every once in a while we receive emails here at Massively OP that share a similar sentiment. Usually that boils down to, "I love...

Shoot, shoot, shoot, bullet, bullet, gun! Ashe – and B.O.B. – are live in Overwatch

As I type this article, my husband's in Overwatch playing Ashe. In fact, he's in an arcade mode where literally everyone is playing...

The Daily Grind: Are special MMO servers worth a subscription?

With all of the special legacy and progression servers being started up across the MMORPG genre, I've noticed that there's an interesting factor that...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 196: Shire consequences

Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO's progression server, Funcom's and NCsoft's next big things, Gamigo's plans for Trion's games, and updates for Warframe, DCUO, and Neverwinter, plus discussion on favorite playstyles, legacy server ideas, and the future of Blizzard MMOs.

Analysts say Diablo Immortal will bring financial success despite fan outrage

Arguably the biggest thing to come out of BlizzCon 2018 was the sheer amount of unadulterated rage solicited by the announcement of...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most egregious example of a reskinned MMO?

Blogger and MOP reader Serrenity penned a great piece last week discussing the practice of skinning as it pertains to casino games and...

Saga of Lucimia is in love with World of Warcraft Classic

You know who's super-duper excited that World of Warcraft Classic is becoming a thing? A competing fantasy MMO, that's who. Saga of Lucimia's...

Check out some Monster Hunter movie pics from the set courtesy of the stars themselves

Movies based on video games are... well, they're movies. The chance they end up in sometimes top 10 listicle of the worst transmedia synergies...

Path of Exile’s custom leagues are now live ahead of the expansion reveal

Path of Exile is on fire right now, and that was before Blizzard decided to botch Diablo Immortal and drive players into...

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...

One Shots: Winter is… here!

As I'm prepping this column, we're in the middle of a nice early November snowstorm. I'm sort of wondering where fall went and why...

The Game Archeologist: Halo Universe

Since its debut on Xbox back in 2001, the Halo franchise has been a massive powerhouse and a mainstay for shooter fans. To date,...

The Daily Grind: What MMO festival reward do you use year-round?

MMORPG holidays are funny events because while we kill ourselves to get thematic costumes, toys, mounts, and other goodies, the second the event is...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMORPG should have never been made?

This could be a gruesome topic, but it popped into my head after GIbiz published an article with advice for game developers from Melbourne Games....
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WoW Factor: The dumb World of Warcraft stuff from BlizzCon

It's easy to just think of this year's BlizzCon as having dumb stuff on display for Diablo, but let's be real here - there...

The Daily Grind: Are you hostile to mobile MMORPGs?

Happy Friday. Let's talk mobile. MMORPG players in particular run along a certain demographic that does not align well with mobile. Oh, sure, we have...

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