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‘Buy-to-play’ is a term that refers to games that have box or download fees associated with them but do not incur a mandatory subscription. Some have optional subscriptions and are more properly referred to as hybrid B2P. Most have cash shops and microtransactions.

The Stream Team: Searching for the Sacred Shrine in Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series

Massively OP's MJ finally found the source of the visions calling to her in Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, but now she has...

Guild Wars 2 rings in the year of the boar with its Lunar New Year festival

The Lunar New Year is just around the corner, and for the peoples of Tyria, that means it's time for Guild Wars 2's...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 205: Dragons and other MMO rarities

Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online's Elsweyr, Breach, Nexon, ArcheAge, Pantheon, FFXIV, SWG Legends, CrossCode, and the harms of early access.

Leaderboard: Do you think Bethsoft is going to take Fallout 76 free-to-play?

One of the claims floating around Reddit and YouTube is the claim that stores across the globe, from the UK to Australia to...

Choose My Adventure: Fighting for friends in Elite Dangerous

Combat in Elite Dangerous is hard, but finding friends was just a bit harder. At least, it was in the way that I...
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Guild Wars 2 developers discuss the big dramatic ending of the latest Living World episode

Who likes big surprises in video game stories? All right, now who likes having those big dramatic moments spoiled ahead of time? If the...

Elder Scrolls Online’s Wrathstone DLC has hit the PTS – here’s what to expect

Boom! Elder Scrolls Online players have known about the Wrathstone DLC for only a week, and now here we are welcoming its...

The Stream Team: Going on Guild Wars 2 adventures

Now that Massively OP's MJ finally has her bunny mount, she can hop into more adventure in Guild Wars 2. And it's adventure time!...

Grab a free key for Wild Terra from Juvty and MOP

Looking for something to play on today's holiday? How about Wild Terra? The isometric sandbox has recently patch in a patch to tweak...

The Daily Grind: What’s your core problem with mobile MMOs, and is it fixable?

Droid Gamers put out an interesting piece this weekend that to me illuminates how the ongoing conversation about mobile MMOs go south. Author...

The MOP Up: WildStar suffers another indignity

Miss WildStar? Well at least there's the soundtrack to listen to on various sites, right? Nope! Apparently NCsoft pulled the acclaimed score...

One Shots: Dream home

Housing wish fulfillment (or lack thereof) was the main theme running through last week's community postings here at One Shots. Where would we like...
Knives out.

Diablo III patches in Season 16 while investors see a bright potential future for Diablo Immortal

The latest patch for Diablo III is currently available, and it adds the game's sixteenth season to the game. Of course, that's...

The Stream Team: Having More Than a Feeling in Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series

It has been a long, long time since Massively OP's MJ flew around the galaxy causing mishchief... er, fighting evil-doers in Marvel’s Guardians of...

Elder Scrolls Online is not launching a swag-stuffed physical collector’s edition of Elsweyr

One of the announcements oddly missing from the Elder Scrolls Online's Elsweyr hoopla earlier this week was one about physical swag for the...

Bungie reiterates its commitment to Destiny 2 long-term as it previews short-term goals

Since last week's revelation that Activision and Bungie were parting ways and sending Destiny home to live with its real dad - oh...

Massively Overthinking: What would you want out of a World of Warcraft 2?

Let's pretend for a moment that the reason Blizzard appears to be dropping the ball with World of Warcraft right now is that...

Tamriel Infinium: Examining the features (and hype!) of Elder Scrolls Online’s Season of the Dragon

I have mixed feelings about dragons coming to Elder Scrolls Online. Originally, we knew that we would not see them because they were...
Grotesque.

Elder Scrolls Online’s racial abilities are getting revamped in update 21

One of the things that the folks at Zenimax are focusing on in The Elder Scrolls Online's upcoming update 21 is balancing...

The Stream Team: Talking about Elsweyr in Elder Scrolls Online

What's that? You don't want to stay in one place in Elder Scrolls Online? You want to go to Elsweyr? That's pretty understandable after...

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