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Make My MMO: Star Citizen offers a free-fly while Elite Dangerous is just free

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It's been a weird couple of weeks for MMO crowdfunding: Book of Travels teased a big update coming next week, Valiance Online and...
You know who is what here.

Hearthstone’s community is in open revolt over the new reward system

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It's been an ugly month in Hearthstone's neck of the woods -- and it's only getting worse. Community outcry over what it's seeing...

Desert Oasis: So, is the PlayStation 5 an upgrade for Black Desert on console?

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Way back in August, I did a first impression of Black Desert for the PlayStation 4. It was a solid game, but I...

Prosperous Universe announces an early access launch behind a monthly subscription

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Prosperous Universe isn't quite so prosperous from a fiscal standpoint, apparently. The developers have announced that a monthly subscription to play the...

Fortnite’s new subscription option is a $12 monthly program called Fortnite Crew

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Earlier this month, we covered a leak that seemed to suggest Epic Games was once again reviving its plan to implement a subscription...

Star Citizen talks about the Nomad, the IAE free fly event, and player shenanigans in alpha 3.11

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There's a whole gaggle of stuff coming out of Star Citizen today, the headliner of which is the start of the free fly...
Years and years.

Microsoft CFO says Bethsoft IPs can still go cross-platform but also wants new games ‘first, better, or best’ on Microsoft

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As the news of Microsoft's acquisition of ZeniMax Media, Bethesda Softworks, and its various studios has settled in, there's been one niggling point that's...

Minescape is a custom-built recreation of RuneScape in Minecraft

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What happens when you combine Minecraft with RuneScape? You get a boxy version of the classic MMORPG, or more specifically, you get...

Make My MMO: Welcome to Kasa, Book of Travels’ central city

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This week in MMO crowdfunding, Book of Travels popped back on our radar with a preview of its capital city, Kasa, which...

LOTRO Legendarium: Was LOTRO’s lifetime sub the best deal ever?

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When Lord of the Rings Online ramped up to its launch in early 2007, Turbine offered a tantalizing deal to potential players. If...

WoW Classic explains its Sapphiron tuning, Blizzard raises sub price for Aussies

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With Naxxramas' release coming very soon here to World of Warcraft Classic, the devs are fine-tuning the boss encounters -- including a slightly...

Zombie MMO Dead Frontier 2 swells and grows after its early access launch

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Ever since it morphed into an open world MMO earlier this year, Dead Frontier 2 had our attention as a developing title....

Would you pay a hefty monthly sub for Fortnite? Epic Games thinks you might

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Subscriptions have been trending deeply unpopular in the online gaming space for nearly a decade now, so you might be surprised to learn that...

Why I Play: Exploring World of Warcraft as a free-to-play game

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A few weeks back, the Massively OP staff discussed, among other things, whether World of Warcraft's leveling revamp coupled with its continued...

Rockstar confirms backwards compatibility for GTA Online and Red Dead Online on next-gen consoles

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If you were among those deeply invested in either Grand Theft Auto Online or Red Dead Online but worried you'd have to...

Inactive World of Warcraft players can return for free starting today through the weekend

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I dunno how your circle of friends is handling the World of Warcraft patch and Shadowlands expansion plan, but over here at Massively...
Everybody gothic dance!

Bethsoft’s Todd Howard on Microsoft, subscriptions, and the future of its IPs

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When Microsoft walked over to ZeniMax Media with a big fat wallet and acquired all of the things, there was plenty of speculation...

The MOP Up: Anarchy Online’s remixed raid

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It's always a notable event when a stagnating MMORPG suddenly receives an infusion of new content. Such was the case for Anarchy Online this...

Make My MMO: Wagadu funds, Project Gorgon eyes mid-2022 launch

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This week in MMO crowdfunding, we got a blast of good news courtesy of Project Gorgon player Drew, who got a tentative release...

The Game Archaeologist: Fallen Earth

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I remember back when Fallen Earth first came out, I had some friends who were raving about it and doing everything in their...

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