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The Survivalist: What ever happened to the smaller survival sandbox MMOs?

With big name survival games getting ignored developmentally, you have to wonder what's been going on with the smaller titles. After all, we've got...

Nexon’s huge first quarter financials made EA and Blizzard look downright shabby

While EA and Activision-Blizzard reported truly meh first quarter 2019 earnings, Nexon was out there making the case for why somebody...
It couldn't happen to a game more... this.

Tencent gives up on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds being approved in China

Tencent has been waiting a long time to release PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in China. For more than a year, the game has been in "testing" whilst...
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EA sees quarterly and yearly revenue dropoffs, plans to port Apex Legends to mobile

Activision-Blizzard wasn't the only company to see a weak start to 2019: EA also saw a drop off in revenue for Q1 2019,...

Academics argue WHO’s ‘gaming disorder’ classification could cost South Korea billions

Over the last couple of years, we've been covering the science behind gaming addiction and more specifically the World Health Organization's attempt to insert...
Hey, I duped that fair and square!

Meta: A heartfelt farewell to MMO Fallout

Anybody who's been watching MMOs long enough knows MMO Fallout: It's been a staple MMO website for the last decade, perhaps known best...

Tales of Wind is a bizarre and adorable MMORPG sandbox for your phone

Tales of Wind hit our radar back in February thanks chiefly to this image of a giant adorable cat-bunny-thing. I want one....

Enter to win a Neverwinter Cloak of the Vine in honor of Undermountain’s PC launch!

To celebrate the launch of Undermountain for Neverwinter on PC last week, PWE has kindly given Massively OP 100 cloak keys to give away to our readers!...

PUBG Corp. is suing over the Chinese term for Chicken Dinner as Update 28 goes live

PUBG Corp. is back in court, and this time it's suing not another game company or clone but the Chinese bureaucracy itself. As MMO...

China reveals new regulatory system for online video games after more than a year of confusion

For the last year and change, we watched in slowly dawning horror during China's big game "freeze," when bureaucrats shut down avenues for...
Boom.

CCP Games thinks EVE Online is about to make it big in China and Korea

We've previously covered CCP Games' Hilmar Petersson's comments on not giving up after all EVE Online's unsuccessful spinoffs, including most recently

Lost Ark job postings hint at mobile version and upgraded engine

Want to get your hands on Lost Ark? So do we, but all we can do for the time being is sit on...
In summary, do better.

Monster Hunter Online is sunsetting in China at the end of this year

Bad news for the Chinese hunters of Monster Hunter Online: Tencent has announced that the game will be shutting down at the...

MMO Business Roundup: Prince Harry vs Fortnite, China’s big thaw, Gamigo’s new acquisition, and industry transparency

Welcome back to another edition of the MMO Business Roundup, random bits of industry news that are interesting but probably not worth their own...
Wait what.

Dragon Quest X will shutter in China on May 30

And now, we announce the closure of a Square-Enix MMO. No, not Final Fantasy XIV and not Final Fantasy XI; those are both going strong,...

Path of Exile officially launches on the PlayStation 4 today, having doubled playerbase since 2017

It's a huge day for Path of Exile, as the popular MMOARPG finally launches on PlayStation 4 today; it's already live for Europe,...

Massively Overthinking: MMOs as distraction vs. culture

Earlier this month, there was a fascinating conversation swirling around a Gamasutra article by Bryant Francis, specifically a quote from game dev Patric Mondou. "We're...
Hooray, I actually do exist!

MMO Business Roundup: Gaming inclusion, Peria Chronicles, Google, and PUBG’s Brendan Greene

Welcome to another fast roundup of MMO-related business news! Bookmark this research study so that if ever the loud angry gatekeeping trolls of gaming...

Jagex picks up EVE Online vet Nathan Richardsson, is still working on multiple secret MMOs

If you've been reading Massively OP for a while, you're not going to be surprised whatsoever to once again hear the news that Jagex...
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Tencent introduces strict rules for streamers playing its games

Good news for Chinese streamers, as gaming giant Tencent has introduced a new set of rules about what streamers can and cannot...

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