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Battlefield 2042 plans limited-time free-to-play periods in December and talks up its next two seasons

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Earlier this week we had worried aloud that Battlefield 2042 might not make it to a third season owing to the fact that fans...

Six year-old Battlefield 1 sees a surge of players after Battlefield 2042 flops and work starts on next game

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We've noted before that Battlefield 2042 has not been in the best shape. The shooter launched last year and almost immediately struggled to gain...

The Daily Grind: What would you say is the best item rarity system in MMOs?

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Let's talk about rarity systems in MMOs! The first one I remember was Ultima Online's, and it was text-based without colors and hardly counts....

EA Q2 FY23: Live service titles are 73% of EA’s business, sports lootboxes sell big

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The second quarter earnings call from Electronic Arts has pretty much confirmed what most people were probably assuming: 73% of the company's business is...

Apex Legends launches its Eclipse season with a new character, new map, and the ability to send gifts

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Presumably, most of what people gift one another in Apex Legends is headshots, but as of the game's newest season, actual gifts can be...
It's less of a secret now.

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO conspiracy?

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You probably don't know this about me, but one of my hobby subjects is pseudoscience and conspiracies and why people fall for them. I've...

The Daily Grind: Do you prefer realistic MMO mounts or pocket mounts?

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On the MOP podcast back in September, we answered a question from listener Sergio about neat MMO features with a long-running history in the...

Need for Speed Unbound promises street style and underground multiplayer racing December 2

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The latest entry in the Need for Speed franchise has just been revealed, and if you like graffiti art, hip hop style, and a...

Overwatch 2’s launch is plagued by multiple DDOS attacks and connection issues

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Blizzard brought Overwatch 2 online last night as planned, but what didn't go quite as plan was the technical mess that plagued the team...
Oof.

The Daily Grind: Should MMO studios ditch forums for an official Discord server?

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With Discord becoming so prominent in the gaming industry over the past half-decade, it's no surprise that some studios are abandoning forums entirely to...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 391: Shuffling around dragons, pirates, and embers

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Justin and Bree discuss Embers Adrift, WoW Dragonflight, Skull and Bones, Lost Ark, and LOTRO, with adventures in WoW Classic, Tower of Fantasy, SWG Legends, and Ultima Online, plus mailbag discussions on licensing for game streaming and MOP guilds, forums, and Discord.

Ultima Online dev reminisces on chasing cheaters and combusting castles

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If you're a longtime Ultima Online player, you surely know the name Tim "Draconi" Cotten, even if only from seeing his name on holiday...

Ultima Online and Dark Age of Camelot observe birthdays, Halloween, and player memorials

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Celebrations for Ultima Online's 25th birthday are in full swing, and just to make the birthday month extra special, it'll have Halloween layered on...

The Stream Team: The SWTOR Vodcast of random subjects

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When you've got to pick a new day for your SWTOR adventures, you've also got to pick new topics to talk about! Well, Massively...

The Game Archaeologist: Dark Ages, the weird lovechild of Celtic lore and Lovecraftian legends

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While the online world was fascinated by "the Big Three" Western MMOs in 1999 -- that would be EverQuest, Ultima Online, and Asheron's Call...

Working As Intended: My 25 years of Ultima Online

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Twenty-five years ago my boyfriend, Paul, and I walked into a shop to find a new game to play together. He picked up this...

Star Wars: The Old Republic brings its shiny new forums online

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No longer will Star Wars: The Old Republic's forums be considered a "heap of junk" or a "scruffy-looking nerfherder." BioWare proudly announced that it...
HonMun

Electronic Arts and Koei Tecmo team up for a new monster hunting game, Wild Hearts

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Do you like monsters and the hunting thereof? Are you not daunted by the prospect of taking on big enemies? Wild Hearts is a...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 390: All systems go for MMO launches

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Justin and Bree discuss Star Citizen's crowdfunding, Wrath Classic's launch, Dual Universe, Mythic, Ultima Online's 25th birthday, Tibia, and LOTRO Before the Shadow, with adventures in SWG Legends and Truck Simulator, plus a voicemail topic on MMO systems proliferated across the genre.
Skull skull skull skull.

Apex Legends draws a line in the sand over increased developer harassment

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We all get mad at games, and some of us even get mad at game studios. However, when that anger boils over into harassment...

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