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Spun out of EA as one of the last remnants of Mythic Entertainment, Broadsword now runs Ultima Online and Dark Age of Camelot.

Massively Overthinking: What do you hoard in MMORPGs?

Last week, online gamers made headlines for hoarding toilet paper. No, not in real life - in Fallout 76. Way to embrace...

Ultima Online’s 108th update is live with housing decay overhaul and Treasures of Tokuno

Ultima Online may be a million years old, but it's still getting updates, and in fact, its 108th publish has officially dropped...

COVID-19 roundup: GameStop, unions call foul, Square-Enix, race cars, Blizzard, Skyforge, and Ultima Online housing

Welcome back to another quick roundup of news bits all about how COVID-19 has impacted even our MMO corner of the gaming world. Also...
Cold times

The MOP Up: Big huge numbers for Monster Hunter World and Sky

We assume that there are some of you out there who get an injection of dopamine anytime that we mention Big Huge Numbers here...

Massively Overthinking: What MMO topics have you changed your mind on over the years?

On last week's Massively OP Podcast, Justin and I took a stab at answering a fun question from MOP reader and listener Pieter...

Perfect Ten: Original MMOs that never came to be

"What could have been" is a path that I travel frequently, especially when I write The Game Archaeologist column. It genuinely haunts me...

The MOP Up: Dark Age of Camelot widens its F2P doorway

St. Patty's day is alive and kicking in Dark Age of Camelot through next Wednesday, but the big news here is that Broadsword...

Ultima Online adds barrel punching to house decay, Dark Age of Camelot answers a grab bag of questions

For those MMORPG players who like their games a bit more old school, there's some new updates coming out of Ultima Online and...

The Game Archaeologist: Tabula Rasa

The story of Tabula Rasa begins, as so many others do, with 1997's Ultima Online. Raph Koster and Richard Garriott's online fantasy...
We got it back, after all.

Perfect Ten: Dead MMOs resurrected via rogue servers

Last December, the Massively OP 2019 Awards gave its "Best Trend" nod to the rise of rogue servers in the MMO genre. Preservation...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMORPG do you wish got a glow-up?

No matter how much we love mechanics, even our most cerebral writers and readers still admit to being graphics snobs. It's human: We...

The MOP Up: Outlaws of the Old West wipes its servers

The survival sandbox that brought you Bigfoot (for some reason) is now triggering a region-wide apocalypse. OK, it's just a server wipe for...

Here are the highlights from Camelot Unchained’s siege warfare demo and roadmap reveal

Note: We liveblogged the stream; scroll down to the end of the post for the latest. The past week has been a whirlwhind for MMO...

Massively Overthinking: Contemplating Colossus and Camelot Unchained

You had to know we were going to talk about Camelot Unchained in this edition of Massively Overthinking, right? Last week, City State...

Ultima Online pegs March for update 108, teases something big for the ‘largest audience ever’

Ultima Online's first newsletter of the new decade is a hodge-podge, but let's get to the big tease first. What is it? We...

Massively Overthinking: The undeath of the MMORPG genre

Last week, there was a provocative thread on the MMORPG subreddit that subverted the tired idea that the genre is "dead." It's not,...

The MOP Up: Dofus gives its 2020 roadmap

After a wild 15th year anniversary, Dofus is prepared to crank out a great 2020. The game's roadmap outlined the upcoming year (brought...

Battle Bards Episode 160: MMO cover songs vol. 2

For the first time since Episode 50, the Battle Bards crew returns to the theme of cover songs of MMO tracks. Several extremely musicians...

The Game Archaeologist: Super-early versions of MMORPG websites

One of the absolute best things the internet ever generated has been the Internet Wayback Machine. Through this site, snapshots of millions of...

New World just took a hard turn away from a PvP slugfest, and hardcore PvPers are not happy

Even knowing it was slated to arrive, I was still surprised last night when Amazon Game Studios dropped New World's latest dev...

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