cryptic studios

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

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs with interesting Guinness World Records

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I never quite know how much stock to put in Guinness World Records. I guess it's somewhere between "for amusement value" and "stone cold...

Embracer confirms layoffs of nearly 1400 people were part of efforts to ‘always maximize shareholder value’

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It's only mid-February but already we have a lead contender for most vile CEO quote of 2024: Embracer Group's third quarter fiscal report is...

Working As Intended: 10 City of Heroes Homecoming base builds you need to see

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This winter, I've been obsessed with City of Heroes Homecoming's supergroup base builds, which as we've previously discussed here in Working As Intended are...

One Shots: Sky control to Major Tom

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I have to imagine that there's no more stressful job in a galaxy far, far away than being an air traffic controller for Coruscant....

Massively Overthinking: When the original MMO is better than the sequel

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A few weeks ago, two lovely gamers I follow on Bluesky were discussing how let down they felt by Diablo IV, less because Diablo...

Neverwinter’s Feast of Lanterns celebrates Lunar New Year starting February 8

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Neverwinter joins the long list of MMORPGs engaging with the Lunar New Year holiday this week, as the Feast of Lanterns returns for the...

The Stream Team: Blowing up birthday Borg in Scorpion’s Abyss on Star Trek Online’s 14th anniversary

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Happy 14th anniversary, Star Trek Online! And Massively OP's MJ is celebrating by running the newest content, Scorpion's Abyss. This episode brings in Ezri...

Vague Patch Notes: Why we drift away from MMORPGs we still love

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Why did I stop playing Star Trek Online? Was it because there was some change made to the game that made it no longer...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 455: Odyssey to the abyss

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Justin and Bree discuss Riot's and Blizzard's layoffs, the death of Blizzard's Odyssey, Palworld, Kritika, The Day Before, and Star Trek Online, with adventures in Guild Wars 2 and City of Heroes, plus a mailbag topic on memorable fluff loot.

Enter to win a Star Trek Online Adaptive Evolution Bundle in our S31 Both Worlds giveaway

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Last week, Star Trek Online fans on PC were treated to the game's first big update of the year in the form of Season...

One Shot: Surveying my domain

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Good day, captain! Now that you've been beamed down by your mutinous crew and marooned on an ice planet, you might as well enjoy...

Star Trek Online 31st season, Both Worlds, has launched for PC – here’s the new trailer!

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As Cryptic teased earlier in January, Star Trek Online's Both Worlds is available today on PC, with console to follow on March 12th (ouch)....

The MOP Up: Path of Exile’s corpses explode less frequently now

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Even a middling Path of Exile patch is still a cause for celebration when it arrives, as in the case of this past week's...

Star Trek Online details its next TFO and T6 reward ship, Neverwinter makes several class balance updates

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It's time for the Gearbox Software Formerly Cryptic and Probably Formerly Embracer News Bundle for MMOs That We're Still Worried About! The title of...
Something fell.

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v7.0

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Once again we put a wrap on another year of MMORPG news, opinions, and -- most pertinent to this column -- history. In a...
Forever and ever.

End-of-Year Eleven: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures in 2024

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As I say every single year and several people ignore every single year: This is not a column about the games that are most...

Star Trek Online’s 31st season, Both Worlds, launches on PC January 23

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Star Trek Online fans, mark your calendars for January 23rd, as Cryptic is launching Both Worlds, its 31st season, on PC. The storyline cast...

The Stream Team: Patrolling and starship testing in Star Trek Online

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MOP's Chris has a new toy to play with in Star Trek Online! He was given the Cnidarian Defender - aka the U.S.S. Wiggleboi...

The best MassivelyOP community Daily Grinds of 2023

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This traditional roundup of the best Daily Grinds of the year is actually one of my favorites because it demonstrates just how long we've...

Choose My Adventure: All of the MMOs you made us play in 2023, from Guild Wars to Gorgon

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Well here we are, my friends. It's always such a pleasure. Remember when your votes killed me twice? OK, maybe that's being overdramatic, but...

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