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Sci-fi sandbox MMO Second Galaxy has launched on mobile

It's launch week for yet another mobile MMO. Second Galaxy, however, is an open-world sci-fi MMO that may scratch a different itch for...

The MOP Up: Catching up with Runes of Magic

It's been a while since we've checked in with Runes of Magic! So what's going on with this fantasy MMO these days? For...
All right!

Jukebox Heroes: The best of Dragon’s Quest X’s soundtrack

While just about everyone knows about Square Enix's ashes-to-glory story with Final Fantasy XIV, what often goes unnoticed is that the company runs...
This went over great.

Blizzard’s lawyers are busy again, this time suing yet another overseas company for ripping off WoW

Another day, another Blizzard lawsuit - this one lodged against the Chinese purveyor of Glorious Saga, a mobile/browser title from Joyfun/Sina Games that pretty...

Q2 2019 financials: Nexon revenues dip as Netease sees international growth

Nexon's business has been under close scrutiny this year as its owners attempted a sale and then reorganized instead, prompting layoffs earlier this...

EVE Evolved: What injecting chaos means for EVE Online

The past few weeks have been pretty transformative for EVE Online, with the global communications blackout across null-security space revitalising roaming gang PvP...

Portal Knights is transforming into a full-fledged MMORPG as the original patches on PC and the Switch

Like a blocky caterpillar spinning a chrysalis around it, Portal Knights is preparing to transform itself from a mere co-op sandbox to something...

Massively Overthinking: Thoughts and predictions on Guild Wars 2’s next big thing

Last week, Guild Wars 2 put an end to the whining about info droughts by promising a big reveal of living story...
For chickens.

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: Perfect World Mobile, Virtuverse, Eventyr, Pixie Hollow, and Reign of Guilds

Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMOs and MMO-adjacent titles you’ve probably never heard of (or at least have entirely forgotten about!). Up...
YOUR MONEY IS NOW OUR MONEY, AND WE WILL USE IT TO BUY DRUGS

MMO Business Roundup: Video game gambling, toxicity, post-lawsuit reconciliation, and successful UX design

Welcome back to another mish-mash roundup of MMO-business-related happenings that just don't fit in anywhere else. To wit: On game gambling: Remember the bizarrely bad...
A bigger and blacker... oh, god, the jokes are really accidental.

Chinese Final Fantasy XIV players are eating huge amounts of food to win… a fat chocobo

So Final Fantasy XIV has added the Black Fat Chocobo to the game in various regions, and each region seems to be getting...

The MOP Up: DayZ gets ready to test GameZ battle royale

DayZ might well have helped to spawn the crazy popular battle royale genre, but its slower survival style of gameplay hasn't been able...

Newly proposed Chinese gaming regulations target romantic plotlines and sexual content

Love conquers all -- except for Chinese gaming regulations, if the recently proposed rules for game content regulation come to pass. The People's Daily,...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of Atlantica Online’s soundtrack

When you think about it, Atlantica Online is positioned in a great place for a diverse soundtrack. After all, it takes place in...

Monster Hunter: World devs discuss Iceborne development as the game’s first beta test draws near

It won't be long now until hunters will be able to get their first taste of Monster Hunter: World's upcoming Iceborne expansion,...

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: World of Dragon Nest, Echo of Soul RED, and Dawn of Isles

Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMOs and MMO-adjacent titles you've probably never heard of (or at least have entirely forgotten about!). First up:...

The ArcheAge consumer lawsuit against Trion Worlds is still inching onward

It seems weird to be writing about Trion Worlds again, but here we are. MMO players will recall that back in 2015, three gamers...
Wake-up bomb.

Desert Oasis: Comparing Black Desert and Blade & Soul’s design philosophies

One of my favorite MMO stories is how I got into Black Desert in the first place. It was right after I tried...

The MOP Up: China’s getting Fallout Shelter Online, and that’s not fair

For my money (and time), the best Fallout game of the past five years has been Fallout Shelter, a mobile base builder which has...

The Game Archaeologist: 1998’s Mankind

In the annals of the MMO genre, the massively multiplayer RTS has had perhaps the worst go of any variations on these online games....

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