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The investment company that purchased Daybreak Game Company (fka SOE) from Sony.

Jack Emmert isn’t sure Daybreak will publish his next MMO, says DCUO is as big as it was four years ago

In January, Daybreak finally announced the fruits of its "realignment" that we'd been covering since last summer: It was splitting off new substudios...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 259: Once upon a Phantasy Star

Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard, PSO2, WoW Classic, Camelot, the site's 5th anniversary, adventures in STO and SWGL, and mailbag topics on Daybreak, the podcast, and gaming ambassadors.

Massively Overthinking: MassivelyOP, five years in

Five years ago, we flipped a switch, let the site go live, and published our first article as Massively OP. It was from Justin,...

Leaderboard: What’s the most vulnerable Daybreak MMO in 2020?

It's become a bit of an unhappy tradition here on MOP to take stock of Daybreak at the start of every year, due in...

After suggesting it’d save Player Studio, Daybreak has quietly shuttered it for EverQuest instead

Back in March, Daybreak appointed a new Producer for its long-running Player Studio program - that's the system that allowed players to...

Daybreak’s definitely-not-owner Columbus Nova is back in national news again

Does it ever seem weird to you when companies involved in gaming show up in big political dramas in the real world? Because it...

EverQuesting: EverQuest turns the big 2-0

Today is a pretty big day in Norrath: EverQuest turns the big 2-0! Impressive. Twenty years is quite an accomplishment. Even more impressive...

Leaderboard: What’s the most vulnerable Daybreak MMO in 2019?

Way back in 2015, not long after the SOE game purge and Daybreak transition that laid off a huge number of...

The best Massively OP MMO community polls of 2018

Polls are a quantitative sort of magic that we don’t often get from our other articles - at least when they aren’t being brigaded...

The most popular MMORPG conversations of 2018

We can't do an accurate "most popular MMORPG articles of 2018 by pageviews" list as we usually do thanks to skewed data from MOP's extensive...

EverQuesting: Why I’m hesitant to jump on Daybreak’s lifetime membership deal bandwagon

Well there's something I wasn't expecting, and I admit it: I am not really sure what to think about it. Daybreak just jumped on...
NO I GET THE REAL HEADER NO BLOOPERS

Massively OP’s 2018 Awards: Biggest MMO Story of 2018

Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2018 awards continue today with our award for Biggest MMO Story of the Year, which was awarded to The Great Lootbox...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2018

We've got a lot of awards going out over the next couple of weeks about the "best" and "biggest" of this and that. But...
THIS IS NOT FINE! THERE WAS NO REASON TO LET IT GO THIS LONG OR GET THIS BAD!

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO news stories of 2018

With the turn of every new year, I know we are entering unexplored territory in the field of MMO news. No matter what...

Jace Hall denies report about H1Z1’s esports league insolvency, view manipulation, and missing money

Over the weekend, eyebrows inched up again over ESPN's report on H1Z1's esports league, which was "suspended indefinitely" following what sounded like major...

EverQuesting: EverQuest II’s 14th anniversary retrospective, from Columbus Nova to Chaos Descending

During last year's anniversary retrospective for EverQuest II I dared to say things were too quiet. Big...

Daybreak announces new investment, new H1Z1 and EverQuest mobile titles, and a new esports arena

Today does seem to be the day for big financial bombshells, doesn't it? Turns out Daybreak had a card up its...

Daybreak is sunsetting Just Survive in October, and it never even really launched

I'm sorry to report some Daybreak news tonight that sadly won't come as a shock to most gamers: The studio is sunsetting

EverQuesting: A guide to EverQuest II’s new Oceansfull Festival

So there was an update in EverQuest II recently. It was major enough it had a real name. But honestly, that barely garnered...

The MOP Up: Fractured Lands has fun in the apocalypse (June 3, 2018)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

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