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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, presumably...

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 only set...

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 Con...

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 later, that...
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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. The European...

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 effort...

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 a...

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 event"...
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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.
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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 perfect...

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 a...

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 with...

Ubisoft’s long-delayed Skull and Bones promises new ‘vision’ and a ‘comeback’ next year

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If it seems as if you've been hearing about Ubisoft's Skull and Bones for an absurdly long time without a game to show for...

Massively Uplifting: MMOs from LOTRO to ESO bring comfort, healing, camaraderie, and charity

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Summer may be ending, but good deeds and uplifting stories aren't! Throughout August we've been surrounded by stories of kindness, generosity, and goodness within...

Sea of Thieves’ Vaults of the Ancients update brings a rich new voyage and quality-of-life on September 9

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While Sea of Thieves is quite literally going to the dogs in September, the latest news bulletin from the devs has more fully outlined...

Multiplayer survival shooter Vigor announces launch dates for PS4 and PS5, free-to-play arrival on Nintendo Switch

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Apparently there's a demand from fans of the multiplayer shooter Vigor to arrive to more consoles, and developer Bohemia Interactive is meeting that demand...

Fluffy dogs adventuring with salty dogs: Sea of Thieves’ September update introduces dogs

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During this year's Gamescom, Sea of Thieves executive producer Joe Neate offered up a little video rundown of what players can expect for the...

Gamescom 2020: Dual Universe gives you five minutes in heaven

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Cinematic trailers are all well and good, but when it comes to getting a handle on how a title actually functions, there's nothing quite...

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