cryptic studios

A PWE studio known primarily for Star Trek Online, Neverwinter, and Champions Online.

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v3.0

Behind history are people and stories, some of them well-known and some of them obscure. It has been my mission in The Game...

Star Trek Online brings back Hearts and Minds for Friday the 13th (again) and a new Tzenkethi Red Alert

Boy, the Star Trek Online devs sure likes taking this one out of the mothballs, don't they? They did it for Halloween, they...

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of MassivelyOP’s 2019 predictions

The day has come: the day when we look back at last year's predictions for this year and see how we did. Yep,...
Set sail, etc.

Perfect Ten: The healthiest live MMOs at the end of 2019

Everyone is healthy! Good news! Every game is super healthy and absolutely no one has a terminal playerbase disease that may result in the...

Perfect World announces the return of the Winter Festival in Neverwinter and drops a tease for Star Trek Online

There's no place like Neverwinter for the holidays, or at least that's how Perfect World would like players to feel as the MMORPG...
ho ho ho indeed

Champions Online yanks event currencies and seasonal rewards to be replaced with more time-limited availability

We all know that Champions Online had been in de facto maintenance mode for a long while, although this year has seen a...

Star Trek Online fans mourn Deep Space Nine actor René ‘Odo’ Auberjonois

Another one of Star Trek's greats has fallen, as news broke out yesterday that Deep Space Nine actor René Auberjonois passed away from...

The MOP Up: Mortal Online’s meaning of Christmas

What is Christmas like in a brutal and bloody sandbox MMORPG? To answer that, you'll need to head to Mortal Online for a first-hand...

The Stream Team: It’s Neverwinter night!

Massively OP's MJ and her band of adventurers are continuing their Neverwinter exploits tonight; they've completed their first dungeon and they are thirsty...

The Stream Team: Q-uality Christmas celebrations in Star Trek Online

Oh, the shenanigans of Q at Christmas. Star Trek Online has its own brand of holiday cheer for players to participate in, and Massively...
Here we go.

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO surprises of 2019

After 10 years of covering MMORPG news, I can assure you that I am still fired up to keep doing this. One of the...
The back end.

Star Trek Online makes Phoenix Packs permanent while removing a daily free pack

The biggest problem you can get with exchanges between real-money currencies and in-game currencies in MMOs is when one is far more valuable than...

Into the Super-verse: 13 text-based superhero MMOs you can play today

As part of this column covering superhero MMORPGs, we have looked at the usual suspects: MMOs of the past (Champions Online, City...

Choose My Adventure: Pushing boundaries and building a better house in Citadel Forged with Fire

As we come to the close of our Citadel: Forged with Fire adventure, we decided to push the absolute limits of how far...

Massively OP’s guide to MMO Thanksgiving 2019

Pass the cranberry sauce, we're having mashed potatoes! Oh the turkey looks great! Thank you for loving me, thank you for being there, thank you...

Star Trek Online’s Mudd’s Market pricing ignites a community firestorm

It sounds like a good idea on paper: a new section of the cash shop in Star Trek Online that offers items that...
Those who fear darkness have never seen what the light can do.

The MOP Up: Destiny 2 worships the sun

That glowing ball of thermonuclear radiation in the sky might just mean warmth and crispy tans for you, but for Destiny 2, it is...

The Daily Grind: What are your favorite MMO features?

I love me a good feature in an MMO. If it's well-done, useful, engaging, and implemented the right way, a feature can greatly enhance...

Massively Overthinking: What MMO were you hoping to hear much more about this year?

Going through our coverage of 2019's MMOs, I realized there are a bunch of games that have previously been on our "anticipated" lists that...

Neverwinter begins its Infernal Descent pre-events on November 21

Yesterday, we covered the news that Neverwinter's next module, Infernal Descent, is on the way in January, with an adventure in the...

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