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Survival sandbox Population Zero outlines its new 168-hour cycle and account progression

You arrive to the wilds of Population Zero. You have seven days to live. Go. That's, in an extremely unrefined nutshell, the basic...

Coronavirus roundup: EGX Rezzed, Pokemon Go, and using MMOs to learn from home

We're capping off an odd week of coverage here in our little corner of the online gaming world, as even those of us who've...

Daybreak’s new EverQuest and EverQuest II boss Jennifer Chan addresses players in new dev blog

Last week, Daybreak's Holly Longdale stunned players of EverQuest and EverQuest II when she announced she'd be leaving the Daybreak team...

PlanetSide 2’s big Escalation update is live as EU server migration is underway

It's finally happening: Escalation is about to go live for eager PlanetSide 2 players. We've been covering this update since February, when Daybreak and...
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Dark Heart of Skyrim arrives to Elder Scrolls Online’s console version with the launch of Harrowstorm

Console fans, your wait is over, as The Elder Scrolls Online's Harrowstorm DLC and Update 25 are now making their way to you....

Guild Wars 2 dev blog teases Steel and Fire’s storyline – and the Eye of the North

ArenaNet has just one week to go before the latest entry in the current Saga, Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire, hits the...

Interview: Saga of Lucimia on themepark design, SWG inspiration, and the MMO genre

Last week, we ran an interview with Stormhaven Studios' Tim Anderson, the boss behind upcoming MMORPG Saga of Lucimia. That interview was focused...
Bless this hot mess.

EVE Online makes moons prettier and introduces market order changes in its latest update

EVE Online has kicked out another update which has a couple of features that players have likely already been expecting. If you haven't...
Past is just practice.

The Daily Grind: Are you worried about the fate of EverQuest right now?

Ever since last Friday's latest Daybreak drama - the announcement that longtime EverQuest franchise head Holly Longdale was leaving the studio for some...

Minecraftian sandbox MMO Hegemony launched, hit a snag, and delayed even more

After its initial two-week delay, the sandbox MMORPG Hegemony went live this weekend, though not without issues such as instance crashing...

For Science: New paper examines the whos and whys of online trolling

MOP reader Miol recently pointed us to an intriguing academic paper on trolling. Seriously. "Trolls" or "warriors of faith"? Differentiating dysfunctional forms of...
No time to re-evaluate the situation, too much plowing ahead making everything worse to do!

Cryptic is killing off cross-game chat in Star Trek Online, Neverwinter, and Champions Online Monday

One of the best features of Cryptic's MMOs over the years was the fact that players could communicate cross-game in a unique multi-server global...

Massively Overthinking: How could MMOs combat endgame rushing?

Rushers, content locusts, world-firsters: Whatever you want to call them, these folks are both a boon and a bane for MMORPGs. They buy the...

PlanetSide 2’s Escalation is really truly launching, this time on March 11

Back in February, Daybreak and Rogue Planet Games were talking up PlanetSide 2's Escalation update, at one point meant to launch February...

For Science: Academics blast APA’s updated resolution on games and aggression

My Twitter feed was on fire about three things today: politics, coronavirus, and violence in video games. The last entry there is all because...

Perfect Ten: Pet peeves of doing MMO journalism

In many ways, Massively Overpowered is a dream (side) job for us. We get to write about something we love and have it published...

Choose My Adventure: Black Desert should have gotten MMO of the Year

I can admit when I'm wrong. It happens often enough, that's for damn sure, and part of learning from a mistake is admitting that...

Destiny 2’s Season 10 ushers in the end of Bright Engram lootboxes

With all of the things that were packed into the first 2020 Director's Cut post from Destiny 2 director Luke Smith, it...

New World lays out its argument for three-sided PvP

Don't count New World's PvP side down-and-out just yet. Amazon Game Studios made a strong case this past week for why the MMORPG's...

The Daily Grind: Do old MMOs perform so much better now than at launch that they’re actually easier?

MMO blogger Wilhelm of The Ancient Gaming Noob fame recently posed us a question about old vs. new MMOs. "Our WoW Classic group...

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