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Daybreak has acquired Cold Iron Studios and its Alien MMOFPS [Updated]

We've updated the end of this post with the confirmation and press release; we've left the original reporting intact. For the last year, it seems...

Massively Overthinking: Changing the mindset of the MMO genre

I recently saw a journalism professor argue that generating a widespread thinking shift in an entire profession can take decades. "You have to keep...

EverQuest II’s GU 115: Reignite the Flames launches August 25

Blink and you'll miss it: Daybreak dropped a teaser for EverQuest II's GU 115: Reignite the Flames last night, and if this...

Infantry Online rogue server asks for Daybreak’s help

Usually rogue servers and game emulators like to stay on the down low as to not draw any unwanted attention from the legal owners...

The MOP Up: All Points Bulletin revs its engine upgrade

This past weekend, Little Orbit's All Points Bulletin ran its second open beta test as it prepares to roll out the huge Unreal...

Jukebox Heroes: The ultimate guide to MMORPG music

It's been a long, strange, and wonderful journey to explore MMORPG music with you here in Jukebox Heroes. And while I am anticipating...

The Game Archaeologist: Clone Wars Adventures, the Star Wars MMO everyone kinda forgot

Whenever the topic -- the argument -- of Star Wars MMOs arises, the debate is usually between the merits of the sandboxy Star...
Tink tink.

EverQuest II brings Tinkerfest around once more until August 5

Do you love tinkering with the gnomes in EverQuest II? Alternately, do you absolutely hate doing that but love taking part in seasonal...

EverQuest releases a 20th anniversary vinyl soundtrack

Fun fact: While sales of music CDs have dropped dramatically over the past decade, vinyl sales have increased even in the face of the...

Perfect Ten: More time traveling adventures in MMOs

Writers and geeks alike can't seem to get enough of time travel -- and neither can I! Back in 2017, I wrote a list...

Camelot Unchained addresses staffing changes and the latest state of the game

This week, we learned that Camelot Unchained studio City State Entertainment has seen a minor staffing shuffle, as four of the studio's engineers...

The Stream Team: EverQuest II demands yet another instance sacrifice to the signature quest lords

Massively OP's MJ was so happy to make it through the Sanctus Seru dungeon in the middle of EQII's Blood of Luclin signature...

The Daily Grind: Would we all be better off without MMO wikis and guides?

A few weeks ago, there was a supremely contentious thread on the MMORPG subreddit, one so contentious that the original poster deleted...
Bad plans.

Global Chat: Too many shipwrecks in MMOs

In the vast annals of MMO tropes, there's one that has been in front of you all along and you've probably never noticed: shipwrecking...

The Daily Grind: How did your early MMOs shape your expectations for the MMOs you play now?

I was chatting with MOP reader and commenter Bruno Brito a while back when something he said about player expectations in MMOs struck me....

Massively Overthinking: Does playing MMORPGs ever stress you out?

"Anyone ever feel stressed out about playing MMOs?" MOP's Carlo queried our team this week. "This new Black Desert season is stressing me...

EverQuest II starts the Rise of Kunark on the TLE server, Familiar Season 7, and the Scorched Sky event

While the update was a day late from its original announcement, the fact remains that EverQuest II has seen a fresh...

EverQuest II announces Scorched Sky and Familiar Season 7, EverQuest’s Aradune server expands its population

Let's have a look at what's going on in Norrath, shall we? We'll start off with EverQuest II, which is lauding its...

The Stream Team: Storming EverQuest II’s Sanctus Seru

During her last Luclin adventures in EQII, Massively OP's MJ got stuck in the Sanctus Seru solo story dungeon. She can't continue with...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 276: Opening the doors to Torchlight III and New World

Justin and Bree discuss New World, Torchlight III, EVE Online, Phantasy Star Online 2, Playable Worlds, ArcheAge, EverQuest, and EverQuest II, with adventures in RIFT, LOTRO, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on moderating chat toxicity and the impact of modding on games like Fallout 76.

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