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City of Heroes Rebirth teases its fall issue on the MMO’s 20th anniversary

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The celebratory notes are sounding loud and clear for the late, great, and still present City of Heroes as the MMO marks the 20th...

Perfect Ten: Great MMO April Fools’ Day pranks from back in the day

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There are two types of people on April 1st: those who are annoyed and indifferent to the tomfoolery going on all around them, and...

Neverwinter’s 28th module, Adventures in Wildspace, lifts off on PC and console today

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I can't tell you how relieved I am to see Neverwinter get back on the tracks of its traditional cadence, and that's exactly what's...

Embracer Group announces plans to split itself into ‘three standalone publicly listed entities’

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That's right, friends, Embracer Group is back in the business headlines again. Following the stated end of restructuring efforts, corporate leadership has now decided...

Neverwinter runs down Adventures in Wildspace’s upcoming battle pass and its ‘spill-over XP’ feature

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Since 2021, Neverwinter has been trying to do new things with the battle pass model, and now it's looking to try out a new...

Neverwinter previews Adventures in Wildspace’s new dungeon, heroic encounters, and more

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Following a worrying bit of silence and slower development on Neverwinter's front, it's certainly good to see that a huge module is heading our...

Star Trek Online reups its First Contact Day event today with returning activities and new rewards

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While First Contact Day is technically on April 5th, players of Star Trek Online will be celebrating the fictional historic event between April 11th...

The last remains of Perfect World Entertainment rebrand as Arc Games following Gearbox sale to Take-Two

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Don't look now, but the chunk of Gearbox that MMORPG players cared about is changing its name. Readers will recall that back in 2021, Embracer...

Neverwinter announces Adventures in Wildspace, its 28th module, launching April 23

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If you watched Cryptic's stream last month or even just caught our recap, you already know that the Neverwinter team has been hard at...

MMO Business Roundup: Embracer finishes restructure, Riot settles lawsuit, Ubisoft continues layoffs

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Welcome back to another brief roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Business business business! Embracer: Embracer has been a dumpster fire of epic proportions...

The Stream Team: Nothing here but us chickens in Neverwinter

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Let's be honest: Massively OP's MJ doesn't need any reason to be silly. It can be more difficult for her not to be! But...

Working As Intended: The top 10 hot tubs in MMORPGs

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It's been a running joke for a few years that I always put hot tubs in my MMO houses whenever possible, and once that...

April Fools’ Day 2024 events and gags from around the MMORPG world

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Welcome to weird MMORPG game mode day! I mean, April Fools' Day - not that we're sorry a lot of the "pranks" have become...

The Stream Team: All done with Neverwinter’s The Dwarven King

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Sadly, Neverwinter's The Dwarven King doesn't have nearly enough Bruenor Battlehammer for Massively OP's MJ's taste (or even his helm, for that matter!). Instead,...

MMO Business Roundup: The Gearbox sale, GDC 2024, and layoffs for SEGA and Smilegate

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of some MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news! Embracer - The ailing games giant announced this morning that the rumored...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 463: WoW’s pirates storm the gangplank

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Justin and Bree discuss FFXIV Dawntrail, the Riot MMO, WoW Plunderstorm, the state of Cryptic and its MMOs (Star Trek Online, Neverwinter, Champions Online), ArcheAge 2's delay, Path of Exile 2's beta delay, and New World's next season, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, The Sims 4, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on rekindling the social magic of old MMORPGs.

Daybreak’s DC Universe Online launches native PS5 version, picks up ex-Cryptic devs, drops huge 2024 roadmap

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If you cast your mind back to early February, you might recall that Daybreak parent company EG7 specifically called out DC Universe Online studio...

The Stream Team: Hunting for the helm of Bruenor Battlehammer in Neverwinter

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There are some names in the Forgotten Realms that elicit strong emotions and memories for Massively OP's MJ, and Bruenor Battlehammer is one of...

Everything we learned about the future of Star Trek Online, Neverwinter, & Champions Online from Cryptic’s stream

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The knowledge that Cryptic's MMOs have been shunted off to a tiny European corner of the Embracer empire is not news to the MMO...
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Perfect Ten: MMOs with live-action media tie-ins

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Every so often I think to myself that a video game should get some kind of media adaptation before I come to my senses....

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