carbine studios

An NCsoft studio known primarily for WildStar.

Massively Overthinking: Hopes and fears for MMOs in 2021

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Welcome to 2021, folks. It's not even going to have to try all that hard to be better than 2020! For our first official
Give me hope that help is coming when I need it most.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 303: The 2021 new year MMO roundtable

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Justin, Bree, Chris, MJ, and Tyler discuss holiday MMO playtime, the MOP awards, anticipated MMOs, and the state of the site in our annual roundtable.

One Shots: Your eye is at stake!

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What did you get for the holidays? If it was anything other than a weapon to fight super mutants in the post-apocalyptic wasteland, then...

MOP Awards: Best MMO Player Screenshots

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Every Friday morning after breakfast, I crack open the comments to the previous week's One Shots column and pick the most eye-catching and...

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of MassivelyOP’s 2020 predictions

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Last December, when we sat down to write out our annual MMO predictions for 2020, I don't think anyone had "biggest global pandemic in...

Desert Oasis: Black Desert Online should be 2020’s MMO of the year

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Well here we are again, heading to the end of another year. And while many are eager for this year to end, us gamers...

CDPR frames Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer as a ‘standalone product’

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Cyberpunk 2077 is a game we've kept half an eyeball on over the last few years, basically entirely because of the lingering promise...
All right, the Lopp have some chops here too.

WildStar’s devs and fans love on the game two years after its demise

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This past weekend saw a special and sad date for WildStar fans, as November 28th marked the two-year anniversary of the game's closure....

Battle Bards Episode 181: Around the world

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Stuck at home? Denied a vacation this year? The Battle Bards are here to help! In seven songs, the cross-continental crew travel all around...

Battle Bards Episode 179: Arrr pirates!

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Shiver me timbers — the Battle Bards are coming aboard and demanding that all capable musicians appear on the poop deck and blast out...

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...

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