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Fight or Kite: Guild Wars 2’s best PvP mode isn’t what you think it is – it’s minigames

One could certainly argue that Guild Wars 2’s primary focus is that of a PvE, story driven game. Hell, I’d make that argument....

Fight or Kite: Exploring Crowfall’s banking, newbie, and God’s Reach update

This past week Crowfall patched in update 5.100 (that’s right - we’ve gone from 5.9 to 5.100, as one does), which wiped existing...

Fight or Kite: Albion Online’s Percival update is for the solo players out there

This week we saw a nice patch released for the world of Albion Online with its Percival update. It’s largely a general quality-of-life...

Fight or Kite: One specific update would make Crowfall worth playing every day

The past couple of weeks I’ve been having a fantastic time romping through Crowfall’s campaigns. When you have a good group of players...
COOKING'S DONE

Fight or Kite: Fallout 76’s Nuclear Winter is a blast

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A multiplayer online game is looking for the new hot thing to drum up interest in...

Fight or Kite: First impressions of Nexon’s new multiplayer shooter Rocket Arena

Nexon's new crossplatform multiplayer shooter Rocket Arena came out of nowhere last month and surprised everyone with a closed beta this past...

Fight or Kite: Features MMOs could borrow from successful esports titles

This week I wanted to try something a little different in our PvP-centric Fite or Kite column and take a look at a...

Fight or Kite: The case for dueling in Guild Wars 2

Let me tell you all about one of the most obvious holes in the Guild Wars 2 PvP armor. No, it's not the infrequent...
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Fight or Kite: First impressions of newly free-to-play Albion Online

As soon as I heard that Albion Online was going free-to-play, I knew where I was going to spend the majority of my...

Fight or Kite: Falling in line with Crowfall

"Everyone group up! Keep the formation tight. Line up and do not let anyone through that door." We know that they have a siege weapon...

Fight or Kite: Clawing my way back into Guild Wars 2’s WvW

All aboard and welcome everyone to a brand-new series here on Massively Overpowered: Fight or Kite, our new column focusing on PvP across...
Someone must have had fun with this at some point, right?

South Korea now has a law criminalizing the act of boosting in online games

Let's say you really care about your competitive rank in a video game, but you don't have the time to actually practice and get...
Bad taste?

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds details a five-year plan for e-sports

Does it fill you with warm, fuzzy feelings to know that there's a nice long-term plan for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds to chase that sweet...
No, be a dude.

The Daily Grind: Are e-sports worth the effort for MMO developers?

I spend a lot of time thinking about e-sports. This is, of course, through the eyes of someone who doesn't much like e-sports as...
NOT EVEN A LITTLE BIT

Analysts peg Overwatch League at a potential $100 million in its first year

One of the big announcements from last year's BlizzCon was the addition of the new Overwatch League, a project Blizzard is using to...
Someone must have had fun with this at some point, right?

Legendary Entertainment is making an e-sports film starring Will Ferrell

Well, it's official: No one gets to act as if e-sports or video games are anything less than mainstream at this point. Legendary Entertainment,...
Rank 17! I am SO important to the world!

Blizzard’s Jeff Kaplan on Overwatch’s ranked play philosophy

If you were hoping that the latest development video for Overwatch from game director Jeff Kaplan would reveal the ins and outs...

Heroes of the Storm announces Spring Global Championship

The past few years have seen MOBAs take over the competitive gaming landscape, with just a handful of games managing to attract millions of...

Not So Massively: Top 10 most surprising NSM stories of 2015

Back in 2011, our former corporate overlords at Massively-of-old noticed that games like League of Legends were getting pretty damn popular and asked us to...

Not So Massively: Winter game update edition (December 21, 2015)

Online gaming and e-sports are getting bigger by the day, and there are literally hundreds of popular online games out there that don’t really...

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