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MMO Business Roundup: Guild Wars’ art book, Day of Dragons drama, Red Dead hackers, FogBank layoffs, and more

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Guild Wars' art book: If you happened to read our swag guide ahead...
She has ideas.

Perfect Ten: The best value MMOs in 2020

While there is nothing wrong with dropping some money on a worthy game, many of us are looking to be as frugal as possible...
You're already a corpse.

Vague Patch Notes: Chronicle of a Daybreak death foretold

On Tuesday, Daybreak Games announced what amounts to a form of slow death. Technically, sure, what it announced was that the company is...

Tencent wants to buy out the rest of Funcom as board recommends focusing on DUNE

My inbox this morning had half a dozen tips and press releases on this Funcom story, so you know we're doing it first thing:...

Choose My Adventure: Villagers & Heroes on mobile feels like a true themepark MMO (for better or worse)

Choose My Mobile Adventure has changed locales from the Black Desert on over to the world of Villagers & Heroes, a game...

Lawful Neutral: Examining the ArcheAge class action lawsuit – and what it means for gamers

Gamers threaten lawsuits a lot. Most of the time they threaten lawsuits over things that aren't really something they can sue over, usually due...

Make My MMO: Looks like Edengrad and Divergence Online are abandoned

This week in MMO crowdfunding, we've got a long overdue status update on a pair of crowdfunded titles on our list, Divergence Online...
It's all riding rats.

World of Warcraft bundles its new Year of the Rat mount, Squeakers, in with a six-month subscription

Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's an effort to distract you from what will no doubt be at...
Super deadery.

DC Universe Online is offering free access to episodes through February 7

The anniversary event for DC Universe Online has arrived, as the game has turned nine years old and is celebrating with a whole lot...
Not so close.

Global Chat: How fast should combat be in MMOs?

The speed of combat engagements in MMORPGs -- as rare as they may be -- was the topic du jour on a couple of...

Make My MMO: Crowfall investment, Demi’s Kickstarter, and Albion’s Queen

We're back to our regular roundup after the holidays, which means we've got quite a bit to talk about - and not all of...

Massively Overthinking: The best MMOs of the decade

A few years back, we did a cheeky Massively Overthinking about our five favorite MMORPGs of all time. It was quite a...

The Daily Grind: What’s an MMO dealbreaker for you?

The other day, our office chat lit up with a lively debate over the virtues and drawbacks of Black Desert. Some praised its...
Plole ray.

Storyboard: The future of MMO roleplaying in the new decade

Here we are in a brand-new decade! (If you feel the urge to pedantically correct this, you are wrong, it's a new decade,...

Massively Overthinking: Hopes and fears for MMOs in 2020

All right, 2019. We're done with you. We're moving on. We're in a whole new decade. We've got a brand-new year full of new...

Hellion dev rejects YouTuber’s ‘dirty dev’ characterization despite selling abandoned game

Nobody wants to have their creative endeavors trashed and game developers certainly shouldn't be outright abused in a physical or mental sense. That said,...

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding news of 2019

Welcome to a special edition of Make My MMO, Massively OP's weekly and sometimes biweekly recap of the big news in crowdfunded MMOs. Hey,...

Choose My Adventure: All the MMOs you made us play in 2019

When I was handed the reins of Choose My Adventure by the incomparably awesome Eliot, I had bare little idea what sort of...

The MOP Up: Dark Age of Camelot’s progression server

Dark Age of Camelot recently put up a huge end-of-year Q&A grab bag for you to enjoy, including plans for next year --...

Make My MMO: Day of Dragons bans prominent critics for ‘defamation’ and ‘reverse engineering’

This week in MMO crowdfunding, our eyes are drawn back to Kickstarted survival sandbox Day of Dragons, which made headlines earlier this...

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