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Echo of Soul is on sale for less than a dollar on Steam until January 20

Attention bargain hunters: A blue light special that can very likely be seen from space is now on for the early access MMO

China is cracking down on online games and streaming even more with ‘Healthy China 2030’

Even setting aside the Blitzchung fiasco that sent China's video game industry into the spotlight at the tail end of 2019, the western...
Blaugh.

A new mobile spinoff of Final Fantasy XV is in development for worldwide release

So this is interesting. While it appears that Square-Enix has largely backed off from pre-launch attempts at making Final Fantasy XV into an...

Massively Overthinking: Hopes and fears for MMOs in 2020

All right, 2019. We're done with you. We're moving on. We're in a whole new decade. We've got a brand-new year full of new...
A bigger and blacker... oh, god, the jokes are really accidental.

MassivelyOP’s Weirdest MMO Stories of 2019: Fat chocobos and daddies

Today we're working through our countdown of Massively OP's weirdest MMORPG stories of 2019! Coming in at #3 on our list is...

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO news stories of 2019

When we sit back to look at the biggest headlines of the year, we don't have to look far. These are the stories that...

EVE Evolved: First impressions of the EVE Echoes mobile beta

EVE Online has been a PC MMO staple now for over 16 years, carving out a niche for itself as a long-term hobby...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2019

Earlier this week, we granted our formal award for the biggest MMO story of the year. But biggest doesn't necessarily mean best or most...
Cloudy?

Tencent will host a cloud version of Blade & Soul in China soon

It's possible that the hacking cough that was Google Stadia's launch has turned you off from the notion that cloud gaming is the future,...

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMO developer quotes of 2019

It's long-since become a multi-year and fun tradition on Massively OP to do an end-of-year recap of the best and worst...
Now my stats are good!

An MMO character ‘worth’ $1.4M was sold in China for $552

So here's a fun story of people being particularly... odd. Let's go with odd. Player A, hereafter referred to as "Scrooge McDuck," spends...

Hypercute mobile MMO Lumia Saga begins global iOS and Android pre-registration

Chinese studio Century Game claims its new MMO is "the cutest MMORPG you'll ever play," and those are fighting words in a world with...

Activision-Blizzard’s Bobby Kotick downplays the role of politics in games

Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick clearly doesn't fear the Blizzard boycott that is still technically ongoing following Blizzard's October decision to penalize a...
Well well well, how the turntable.

Tencent made bank in Q3 2019 thanks to mobile – not PC – games

While companies like Blizzard are seeing severe revenue drops this quarter and other MMO companies are trudging along, Tencent is having a rather...

Funcom Q3 2019: Amid revenue drop and Tencent stock buy-up, Funcom is working on multiple new games

It was going to be hard for Funcom to top its 2018 financials, given that it rolled out Conan Exiles last year but...

Improbable and Tencent join forces to bring SpatialOS and a developer program to China

It would appear that Improbable, the company behind SpatialOS, is hedging its bets on China. Improbable announced that it will be working with...
Here's Mei! You like mei, right?

China is really adding that youth gaming curfew and block on sex and gore in games

Sometimes it's easy to forget that gamers over in China have it very different than we do in the west. If you need a...
Oh my.

Vague Patch Notes: Ethics, PR stunts, and the BlizzCon apology

Are you all really tired of talking about ethics and Blizzard in the same sentence? I am too, but a large part of that...

BlizzCon protesters remain unmoved by Blizzard apology as industry groups propose unified esports principles

If anyone was curious, no, many of the folks who protested BlizzCon live and in the flesh were not swayed by Blizzard President...

VKLiooon sweeps the Hearthstone Grandmasters to become the first woman to win a global championship

Yes, a Hearthstone esports event is what put Blizzard into a humongous mess, but let's take a moment away from that for...

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