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End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO surprises of 2020

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Whew. We're finally getting close to the end of 2020, and I think I speak for all of us when I say that it...
Ta-da!

Black Desert pushes back its digital Calpheon Ball as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

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COVID-19 is such a threat, it's even causing digital events to be delayed. According to an announcement post from Black Desert, preventative measures...

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.
Not paying attention is not a mark of honor.

Perfect Ten: 10 MMO blessings to be thankful for in 2020

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There is no doubt that this has been a much more difficult year than most in many respects, almost to the point where it's...

Pokemon Go is reviving some of the COVID enhancements it had earlier rolled back

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Well, that was fast! This week, Niantic announced that it was bringing back in-game bonuses - such as buddies giving increased numbers of...

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...

EVE Pulse thanks players for PLEX for GOOD donations and shows off an updated jump clone panel

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EVE Online has once more cobbled together a new episode of the Pulse, which rounded up the game's latest developments. As one...

The Daily Grind: How did the pandemic change your MMO gaming this year?

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It's certainly been an unprecedented year for all of us, especially with the coronavirus impacting pretty much all spheres of our daily life. Even...

CCP Games’ EVE Online community raised $135,500 for COVID-19 response through PLEX for GOOD

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EVE Online is having a good run right about now. Not only is it busy enjoying topping its own Guinness World Records...

Massively Uplifting: Supporting small businesses, grieving through games, and lending helping hands

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Did you go trick-or-treating? There's still time! Here, have a handful of warm fuzzies! Take some full-sized good deeds! October has been full of...

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...
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...

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...

EVE Online players submitted over 41M classifications to fight COVID for CCP’s latest Project Discovery initiative

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What's better than a science MMO story or a feel-good MMO story? One that's both. And this one is both, as EVE Online...

PAX Online 2020: Destiny’s Sword lets players roll characters in free-to-play demo

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When last we checked in on Destiny's Sword, it was back in June, when 2Dogs Games admitted that COVID-19 had slowed the game's...

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...

The MOP Up: Elder Scrolls Online’s Stonethorn DLC arrives on consoles

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Good news for the patient and long-suffering Elder Scrolls Online console players: The game's latest DLC and patch have finally arrived following the...

Massively Overthinking: How we deal with burning out of MMOs

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Back in August, MOP's own Justin wrote a piece on his Bio Break blog about moderation in gaming that resonated with me. He...

Ashes of Creation’s latest stream homes in on castle sieges and hybrid combat

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Ashes of Creation's latest livestream is a wide-ranging one, covering the game's hybrid combat system, castle sieges, context expectations for beta, and the...

G-Star 2020 will now be an all-digital event as a result of COVID-19

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G-Star, South Korea's biggest games industry show, has officially announced that it will be a fully digital affair for 2020 as a result of...

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