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Massively Overthinking: Gratitude for the devs of the MMO genre

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Thanksgiving conveniently falls on a Thursday every year, which means it's the perfect topic for our regular Thursday Massively Overthinking roundtable. I've asked our writers what they're grateful for in and around the MMO genre the last couple of years - and now we're gonna do it again.

MMO Business Roundup: Twitch affiliate mess, NFL esports, Skull & Bones boss ousted

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and games industry news relevant to our interests. First, Twitch is making waves - the bad...

G-Star 2020 confirms developers from ArcheAge 2, NBA 2K21 as key speakers

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Just in case you're not familiar, G-Star is effectively South Korea's E3, so it probably isn't a big surprise that it's drawing in a...

World of Warcraft: Free BlizzCon, dev swap, and Revendreth preview

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Blizzard President J. Allen Brack posted an interesting "fireside chat" yesterday to talk about what's going on with the studio and its games...

Activision-Blizzard Q3 2020: Blizzard MAUs fell to 30M as overall ActiBlizz revenues hold steady

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It's time for another round of Activision-Blizzard financials as today covers Q3 2020. It's been a weird couple of years for the company as...
This is neither fine nor not fine.

Apex Legends confirms Steam launch November 4, delays Nintendo Switch launch to 2021

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In the blur of studio-specific reveal events that took place over the course of this past summer thanks to E3's closure, it's perhaps easy...

World of Warcraft may be getting ready to test Burning Crusade Classic

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While it hasn't been officially announced, The Burning Crusade is all but assumed to be coming to the World of Warcraft Classic scene,...

Diablo IV offers a closer look at the creation of its reveal cinematic

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Back in BlizzCon 2019, fans got their first taste of the upcoming Diablo IV by way of its reveal cinematic, which not...

The Daily Grind: Are you playing MMOs more or less than you were five years ago?

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Cast your mind back -- way back -- to the year 2015. Obama is still president, Hamilton is becoming the hottest Broadway show in...
Wait, different LA.

LA Comic Con 2020 is finally cancelled

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Well, this qualifies as good news. Sure, we have absolutely zero doubt that some people will be sad to hear that LA Comic...

Not So Massively: Reflections on Blizzard, one year after the Hong Kong fiasco

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Almost exactly a year ago, I declared that the Blizzard I loved is dead, in reaction to the Blitzchung/Hearthstone/Hong Kong fiasco. Twelve months...
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Final Fantasy XIV has cancelled its European fan festival for February 2021

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This is probably not a surprise given what happened before, but Final Fantasy XIV fans will not be gathering in Europe for a convention.

As US COVID deaths pass 200,000, the LA ComicCon refuses to cancel

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Since January, we've been covering the endless stream of gaming and geek conventions that have closed their doors and gone online in an...

2015 sci-fantasy MMORPG Skyforge is launching on the Nintendo Switch this fall

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Here's a fun Tuesday morning surprise: Skyforge of all games is coming to the Nintendo Switch. My.Games made the announcement this morning, promising...

Razer announces digital event RazerCon 2020 for October 10, complete with streamed lightshow and concert

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I know what you're thinking: 2020 really needed another digital gaming convention! Enter Razer, which has today announced RazerCon 2020, a "full-day digital...
We should really go somewhere specific.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 289: Microsoft and Bethesda sitting in a tree

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Justin and Bree discuss Microsoft's acquisition of ZeniMax and Bethsoft, Fallout 76, Conan Exiles, Elder Scrolls Online, Echo of Soul, Phantasy Star Online 2, Final Fantasy XVI, and Crowfall, with adventures in WoW and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on FOMO marketing tactics in MMOs.
Zeno's prepatch.

Blizzard outlines World of Warcraft Shadowlands prepatch changes, announces BlizzConline for February 2021

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The one thing that basically everyone playing World of Warcraft wants to know right now is when the prepatch for Shadowlands will arrive. Thus, it makes...

PAX Online 2020: Pantheon, Ashes of Creation, Amazon, and Crowfall devs on the future of online games

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What could online gaming look like going forward? That was the overall topic discussed by a number of devs as part of in...

The MOP Up: Overhit sunsets in Korea

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Nexon's Overhit is fading quickly from the mobile MMO scene. Its global servers were shut down earlier this year, leaving only the Korean and...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of MapleStory 2’s soundtrack

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The death of MapleStory 2 earlier this year is seen as somewhat tragic in the Massively OP offices. Many of us got time...

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