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Fan author of The Secret World releases a fourth book in her unofficial series

Do you remember The Secret World fanfic author Amber “Blodwedd Mallory” McKee? She's an author who was given the go-ahead by Funcom...

Enter to win a digital copy of one of the Unofficial Legend of The Secret World novels!

Back in October, we covered the heart-warming story of a Secret World Legends player who wrote a novel based on the game's IP....

Funcom allowed a fan to publish and sell a novel based on the Secret World franchise

Here's one for the warm fuzzies bin: MOP reader Ocho (@BigMikeyOcho) of Casual Aggro and Beyond the Veil was first to...

Diablo franchise history book Stay Awhile and Listen nears the end of its Kickstarter

Has it really been a month since we covered Stay Awhile and Listen, the second volume in David Craddock's history of Blizzard's development...

Interview and excerpt: The ‘Braving Britannia’ book preserves Ultima Online’s oral history

Earlier this week, we wrote about the launch of a new book that's right up MMORPG fans' alley. Dubbed Braving Britannia: Tales of...

Star Wars Galaxies book takes fans back to this late, great MMO

Unless you're willing to venture out onto the wild space of emulated servers, you won't be getting Star Wars Galaxies back. That doesn't...

New Ultima Online book gathers developer and player interviews to document oral history

Old-school MMORPG players, heads-up for you: If you're a fan of Ultima Online or wanted to hear more about the seminal MMORPG after...

Guild Wars 2 announces weapon contest winners, adds new in-game book interface

Remember that design-a-weapon contest that Guild Wars 2 was running last month? Well, it is all over now, and ArenaNet tallied up...
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Buy a whole book’s worth of technical breakdowns of the EVE Online frigates

Do you enjoy owning books based on MMOs? Are you the sort of person who enjoys in-depth technical diagrams and discussion about fictional craft?...
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Richard Garriott publishes his memoirs

When you've lived a life as wacky and full as Ultima creator Richard Garriott, it only stands to reason that you'd probably want to share...
It's just like Magic: the Gathering, but without any cards your friends can destroy like jerks.

Blizzard’s new book publishing company is bringing back oldies but goodies

Remember last year when Activision Blizzard announced it was getting into the entertainment business with its movie production studio? It's also getting into...

A Parent’s Guide to Video Games: Condensing ‘The Video Game Debate’

Remember The Video Game Debate? The...

Massively OP’s 2016 gift guide for the MMORPG bookworm

Hey you! Yeah, the player who actually reads quest text and lore entries when all of the other hooting madmen are furiously clicking past...
It really does smell like lore.

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival: The lore book in review

The Final Fantasy XIV lore book should not exist. I don't mean that it's something I wish had never been made; I mean...

Shroud of the Avatar’s first prequel novel is now available

What's the perfect way to get ready for Shroud of the Avatar's summer pseudo-release? Why, by cracking open a brand-new prequel novel,...

The MOP Up: The future of skins in Paragon (May 29, 2016)

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...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Are MMO communities real or fake?

We've come a long way in our discussion of Rachel Kowert and Thorsten Quandt's book The Video Game Debate: Unravelling the Physical, Social, and...
This is both awesome and an illustration of what's wrong.

World of Warcraft’s lore book previews the cosmology around Azeroth

If you've never cared about the lore behind World of Warcraft, the hardcover Warcraft Chronicles book releasing on March 15th is unlikely to...

Albion Online publishes its first novel, Landfall

Does your MMO have an official novel? Well, Albion Online isn't even out yet and it is breaking literary barriers with its first...

‘Father of MMORPGs’ Richard Bartle is publishing new books on the genre

"Father of MMORPGs" Dr. Richard Bartle, author of the pioneering research that spawned the Bartle test, is publishing two new books about our...

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