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.

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Funcom CEO discusses missteps and the future of the company’s games

It is a very unsettling time to be a fan of Funcom's titles with the news that the studio is actively looking...

Not So Massively: Star Citizen demos live gameplay; Dota 2 team kicks member after $6m win

Last week, Star Citizen released impressive Gamescom 2015 demo videos showing live gameplay footage of players walking around a space port and...
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Elite: Dangerous brings back lifetime expansion passes before Horizons

The first expansion for Elite: Dangerous is on its way, but as a buy-to-play title there's a bit of confusion about who gets...

Revival and Star Citizen studio IllFonic lays off six

IllFonic, the studio behind the dark fantasy sandbox Revival and one of several contributors to Star Citizen's FPS module, has laid off...

The MOP Up: Fishing Planet will rule all

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we're deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Player housing is coming to Elder Scrolls Online

While it might be a while coming, player housing has been confirmed as an upcoming feature for Elder Scrolls Online. Start picking...

Chaos Theory: I’d fund The Secret World for Funcom if I could

Funcom is in trouble? Say it isn't so! No, seriously -- giving it words feels like personally putting a nail in the coffin,...

One Shots: They’ll swallow your soul

Sometimes you can't help but take a screenshot of what is otherwise nightmare fuel, because perhaps in freezing a scene in its tracks, you...

Destiny’s weekly update talks security

Did you catch Bungie's weekly Destiny update? There's a lot of stuff in it. Of note, the company's "Security Response Team" explained...

Leaderboard: What’s your favorite Funcom MMO?

Earlier this week, news of Funcom's dwindling financial fortunes kind of depressed me. And judging by our comments, it depressed a number...

The Secret World Issue 12 is coming next week

The final update of The Secret World's Tokyo expansion is almost upon us, as Funcom announced today that Issue 12 will...

Massively Overthinking: How seriously do you take MMO lore?

Kickstarter donor Alien Legion has proposed an intriguing question about lore in MMORPGs. "Back in my World of Warcraft days, I mentioned to a friend that I...
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Perfect Ten: Ten MMO futures that never were

One of the things I spend a lot of time thinking about is Operation Unthinkable. For those of you who don't feel like...

The Daily Grind: How do you play Elder Scrolls Online?

I reinstalled Elder Scrolls Online this week, and I don't know why. I mean, I like the game well enough, and did from...

Exclusive: Guild Wars 2’s Revenant elite spec is the Herald

The Revenant is shaping up to be a unique profession on a Guild Wars 2 roster, with fresh ideas in regards to combat abilities and its...

A new Diablo project is in the works; so is season 4

Let's kick off your day with a big cup of Diablo news, shall we? Our first sip involves an art director job...

Global Chat: Guild Wars 2 needs to get its act together

Hunter's Insight is a long-time fan and player of Guild Wars 2, but recently he had some pretty harsh words to say...

The Stream Team: Continuing with The Secret World’s The Cost of Magic mission

During the last Secret World stream, MassivelyOP's MJ and group made it through the landmine-strewn first steps of The Cost of Magic sabotage...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 25: Project Gorgon interview

Justin and Eliot interview Project Gorgon's Eric Heimburg and hit the highlights of Gamescom 2015, including the WoW: Legion reveal.
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‘Twas Hollywood, not Bungie, that pulled Peter Dinklage from Destiny

Peter Dinklage's voice work in the Destiny alpha is one of those gaming memes that transcends knowledge of the game in question.

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