carbine studios

An NCsoft studio known primarily for WildStar.

Perfect Ten: 10 notable MMO developers that shut their doors

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When En Masse Entertainment announced that it would be closing its doors this fall, we here at Massively OP came to the realization...

The Daily Grind: Do you like pop-up objectives in MMOs?

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Thinking back to my first days in WildStar, I think my brain went on sensory overload due to all of the Stuff that...

Massively Overthinking: MMO voids that haven’t been filled

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I swear, so many of the posts I bookmark on Reddit to muse on later wind up deleted, and today I've got another one,...

Battle Bards Episode 177: Gone with the wind

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As the weather howls and gusts around us, the Battle Bards stand in the middle of it all with their heads lifted up, listening...

WildStar’s composer creates a brand-new music track for terminally ill player

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For those of you who traveled in WildStar's orbit back in the day, you may remember a guy named Avidguru. Avid hosted...

Battle Bards Episode 175: Prehistoric jams

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Having perfected their musical time machine, the Battle Bards leap back to the past to enjoy the soundscapes of dinosaurs and other prehistoric denizens....

Perfect Ten: 10 great tropical areas to visit in MMOs

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Probably a lot of us aren't getting that fantastic summer beach vacation that we had hoped to get this year. But instead of getting...
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Massively Overthinking: Jumping the shark in MMOs

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I'm sure those few people out there still bearing a grudge over the Rune-keeper would disagree with me, but one of the things that...
Oh great.

Perfect Ten: Ten things to do when you just want to chill out in an MMO

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Let's face it: Sometimes, playing MMORPGs -- as with any video game -- has the potential to stress us out. We might feel...

Jukebox Heroes: The ultimate guide to MMORPG music

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It's been a long, strange, and wonderful journey to explore MMORPG music with you here in Jukebox Heroes. And while I am anticipating...
Ms. Not-Appearing-In-This-List.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMOs I was very wrong about

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Here's a not-actually-very-secret bit of honesty about the industry that I have been working in for about a decade now: I am not actually...

Nexon has shut down its California studio, canceling at least one PC title

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Nexon's main western studio is no more, as the gaming giant closed down its Irvine location this week and canceled the projects that...

Battle Bards Episode 173: Down on the farm

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Seeking a simpler and more quaint life? Then come on down to the farm with the Battle Bards, as the video game music crew...

The Daily Grind: How grown-up do you like your MMO graphics?

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I may be settling comfortably into middle age, but I'll freely admit that I'm very partial to bright colors and highly stylized designs for...
It just keeps happening.

WoW Factor: Dissecting the drips and drabs from the Shadowlands reveal stream

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All right. World of Warcraft: Shadowlands kicks off its beta next week. I would kind of like to be involved in that!...
I half-see.

Vague Patch Notes: Trying to salvage MMOs from bad launches

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So I'm glad that Crucible got a "pull back to beta" instead of a complete shutdown. I'm surprised but still happy because that's...
Masterful.

NCsoft MOBA Master x Master should’ve turned three years old in the west this month

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Way back in 2014 on Old Massively, our team began covering Master x Master, a new MOBA by NCsoft, then in beta...

The Daily Grind: What are the coolest MMO alien races?

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OK, for today's topic, we're going to be limiting ourselves strictly to scifi MMORPGs (sorry fantasy, you'll have to settle for pretty much 95%...

One Shots: Reading rainbow

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Last week we asked readers to share their favorite color in the form of a screenshot. But why pick one color when WildStar...
So here's the deal.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO are you most nostalgic for?

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I'll admit it, I'm an absolute fool for nostalgia. Things that I loved in the past can still bring a warm glow to my...

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