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Tencent reacts to Chinese state media calling online games ‘spiritual opium’ by adding new restrictions

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Young online game fans in China are going to be facing some new restrictions from Tencent-operated games. That's in response to an article from...
Here we go again.

Tower of Fantasy is a new MMO from Perfect World Entertainment with a sci-fi bent

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Ah, Tower of Fantasy, a perfect title for a game that actually looks to be more science-fiction inspired than fantasy-inspired. Here, let's get your...

Swords of Legends has officially launched today – and it’s already spun up a new server

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It came all but out of nowhere this spring, and now it's live in the west: Gameforge's AAA MMORPG import Swords of Legends Online...

Conqueror’s Blade begins its eighth season, this one focused on China’s Tang Dynasty

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MY.GAMES has pushed out a new season for hybrid action MMORTS Conqueror's Blade today as promised - its eighth to date. It's called Dynasty,...
Cloudy?

Chinese gamers beware: Tencent’s games now tattle on minors using facial recognition

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Tencent, the company that owns like half of the world's online titles at this point, is doing the Chinese government a solid by taking...

Blizzard retools World of Warcraft’s Mythic Dungeon International, offers $380K prize pool

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Scoff all you want at MMORPG esports, but Blizzard has a nice chunk of change on offer for World of Warcaft's Mythic Dungeon International....

Swords of Legends Online reveals post-launch roadmap and battle pass systems

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If you missed Gameforge's Swords of Legends Online stream last night, you missed some big announcements that are appeasing the game's fledgling community, including...

NCsoft acknowledges pay-to-win uproar in Aion Classic, doesn’t believe candy is an exploit

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Aion's forums are absolutely raging about the Daeva pass and its candy problem afflicting Aion Classic, as we noted yesterday. NCsoft hasn't directly addressed...

Xianxia action MMORPG Swords of Legends Online is launching July 9

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We've finally gotten a date for Swords of Legends Online: July 9th. I say this as if it's been a game we've been covering...

The sun is setting on Need for Speed’s online offerings, Call of Duty Online in China, and multiple SUBA MMOs

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I'd like to say that a roundup of impending sunsets is a first on MOP, but this is 2021, the year Gamigo sunsetted a...

Four Winds: Exploring Swords of Legends Online’s mindblowing world

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Have you ever played a game knowing exactly what you're going to get, only for it to impress you because it did exactly that...

Love O2O is a Chinese romantic comedy series about two people finding each other in an MMORPG

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We're no strangers to showcasing MMORPG-based TV shows here at MOP. Whether it's the sitcom Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet or the touching drama of...

Darkfall Rise of Agon’s Chinese VIP-only server officially opens to all players tomorrow

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We've waded through the waist-deep mire of Google Translate to bring you this Darkfall: Rise of Agon news. Readers will recall that the sandbox...

Netmarble announces release plans for several mobile titles, including new MMOs

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For those out there that get their gaming through mobile (and there a lot of them out there, whether any of us wants to...

EVE Online is declared immortal, draws scientists to its Project Discovery system, reveals a space cult

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There's quite the cocktail of news pieces floating out there in relation to EVE Online as that headline would suggest, so we'll collect them...
And chill.

Chinese Overwatch teams are boycotting a South Korean player who called out Chinese policies

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Another year, another furor involving Blizzard, boycotts, China, and livestream remarks. Sounds familiar, eh? Well, the situation is a little bit different this time...
Closer.

Four Winds: Why are Asian MMOs monetized the way they are?

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Welcome to Four Winds, Massively OP's newest column, dedicated to Asian MMOs and the culture around it. As the resident Black Desert columnist, I'm...

The Game Archaeologist: Lifestorm, Japan’s first MMORPG

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In comparison to how widely that China and Korea's game development studios embraced MMORPGs right from the beginning, Japan's been curiously low-key in creating...

Steampunk MMO Noah’s Heart aims for a summer 2021 beta

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Last summer we delivered to you many precisely crafted words regarding Noah's Heart, a steampunk mobile MMO being developed by Archosaur Games, which is...
You deserve what you got.

Darkfall Rise of Agon launches in China as the western version revives player cities

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Remember back in February when the two devs working on Darkfall Rise of Agon announced they were making a huge move: partnering with an...

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