buy to play

‘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.

Bungie contradicts Activision disappointment in Destiny 2: Forsaken

Players certainly seem to have been happy with Destiny 2: Forsaken, which many players have cited as a similar update in nature...

The MOP Up: Pagan Online slams ARPGs and MOBAs together

Tack this on your list of action-RPGs to watch. Mad Head Games announced that it is developing a blend of ARPG and MOBA with...
Go punkin' when you get the blues

Fortnite hits 8.3 million concurrent players

Belaying any claims that it's last year's fad or on the way out, Fortnite has surged forward to cross the 8.3 million threshold....

The Stream Team: Enlisting some ARK enforcers

Massively OP's MJ has a tech stego and some monkeys, but she really wants her very own enforcer! So far it is the closest...

NCsoft sales continue downward slide while online PC sales trend up

Slides may be fun when you're a kid, but they're not something you want to see when you're a multinational games corporation that's operating...

Elder Scrolls Online’s Clockwork City Celebration begins next week

Do you like clockwork? Do you like cities? And do you like celebrations? If you answered yes to those questions, then boy, does

MMO Business Roundup: Japanese lockboxes, POGO and Square Enix financials, and Prima’s end

"The Good Times Are Over for Japan’s Loot-Box-Style Gaming Bonanza" - that's the brutal headline plonked onto this week's Bloomberg report on Japanese...

Elite Dangerous updates Beyond: Chapter Four beta build, announces Extra Life event plans

It's the second week of beta testing for the next update to Frontier Developments's online space sim Elite Dangerous, Beyond: Chapter Four,...

Smilegate MMORPG Lost Ark finally, finally starts Korean beta testing

You know that we've been anticipating, slavering, and hoping for Lost Ark for so long that when the Korean beta kicks off,...

Elder Scrolls Online offers free membership trials, introduces new rewards for subscribers

If you've been eyeballing an Elder Scrolls Online Plus membership but aren't sure that you want to shell out the cash for it...
The Grand Magistrix has power over time.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that aimed at the future… and missed

The future is a weird place. It's similar to the present, but it has a very different outlook on the world, and it wants...

Guild Wars 2 is overhauling runes and sigils and making them salvageable in next week’s patch

If you're one of those weirdos who loves having an inventory overflowing with crap (hi MJ!), then I'm sorry to report that ArenaNet is...

Guild Wars 2 devs and players raised over $65,000 for charity for Extra Life

It's always heartening to see MMO players band together for a good cause, as the Guild Wars 2 community did for the recent...
Everyone is very mature.

The Daily Grind: What makes a game feel like an MMO to you?

Bethesda is at it again. Years after its subsidiary bent itself over backwards to protest that Elder Scrolls Online wasn't an MMO, the...

Blizzard talks Overwatch’s Echo character, big-screen ambitions, and crossplay potential

Most of the buzz coming out of BlizzCon's Overwatch reveals centered on the new playable bad-girl Ashe, who is totally not just...

Elite Dangerous’ player-run Fuel Rats have rescued 50,000 stranded pilots to date

One of the worst things that can happen to a pilot in Elite Dangerous is that you run out of fuel in the...
wuck the fhat

BlizzCon 2018: What the heck happened?

Every year, I cover BlizzCon for Massively Overpowered. This is not new information; you've all seen my liveblogs running every year for quite...

The MOP Up: TERA opens SEA server and delivers Deathwrack to consoles

It was a pretty big week for action combat MMO TERA, starting with the delivery of the four-dungeon Deathwrack update to Xbox...

One Shots: A star is born

It's time for another amazing Fashion Week here at One Shots! It's like Shark Week, only with sleeker looks and less chum. Last...
Knives out.

BlizzCon 2018: Diablo Immortal lore, zone, class, and Q&A recap

Blizzard's Wyatt Cheng and Matthew Burger took the stage for the Diablo Immortal Q&A panel at BlizzCon tonight, clearly aware of...

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