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MMO Business Roundup: Overpaid gaming CEOs, FTC’s lootbox workshops, and why online launches are trainwrecks

Welcome back to another MMO Business Roundup, where we check in on all your favorite flaming dumpster fires in the gaming business world. The...
There was something beautiful and wonderful and it destroyed itself.

Jukebox Heroes: The 10 greatest MMO soundtracks of all time (as voted by you)

A few weeks ago we witnessed the showdown of the ages (or at least the epoch known as "late January 2019"), as Massively OP...
We never claimed to be saints.

Anthem is finally officially launched, to the tune of lukewarm reviews (plus the launch roadmap)

Anthem has finally, finally wound its way through all its early tests and early accesses and headstarts and other folderol to make it...

Massively Overthinking: Contending with the MMO genre’s ‘wowfugee’ crisis

Last week on the MOP Podcast, we read a letter from a listener named Megan who pointed us to a blog post on...

Hyperspace Beacon: The Star Wars MMOs and communities beyond SWTOR

Time flies: I am now coming up on nine years of covering Star Wars: The Old Republic professionally. Of course, I was...
The krogan, forever charging.

Apex Legends: 16k bans, content cadence, mode leaks, and Apex Construct’s not-so-lucky break

EA's surprise hit Apex Legends hasn't slowed down since its stealth launch earlier this month, in spite of worth contenders in the field...

The MOP Up: TERA and PUBG combine unholy forces

TERA sent out a press release this week confirming the end of the world: "Finally, the dream collaboration between TERA and PUBG...
DIVE

Anthem’s early access launch is already suffering from connection issues

Raise your hand if you're surprised by this: BioWare's much-anticipated online shooter Anthem went live for Origin Access subscribers earlier today, but...

Massively Overthinking: Showing up vs. showing off in MMOs

Last week's Daily Grind about ambient sociability got a lot of MMO gamers talking about that desire to have people around, even if...
We're here! We're... that's it, actually.

Vague Patch Notes: On play conditioning and the lecture of experience in MMOs

Yes, it's another week in which we talk about abstract concepts that underpin the way we play video games, this time inspired by a...

The Daily Grind: What do you want out of a space sim MMO?

It's a good time to be a yearning space pilot, as Elite: Dangerous is already on the field and titles like Star...

SWTOR’s Wretched Hive update sends players into the lair of the Geonosian Queen today

The latest update for Star Wars: The Old Republic, GU 5.10.1: The Wretched Hive, is live today, bringing with it a brand-new lair...
This is neither fine nor not fine.

EA stock recovers from loss on the back of Apex Legends’ launch

After the release of the third-quarter results for Electronic Arts on Tuesday, the company experienced a nasty dip in its stock value, dropping 18%...

The MOP Up: Warframe brings Fortuna to Nintendo Switch

Are you jamming with Warframe on the Switch? If so, then this past week you had an extra reason to jam hard, as...
DIVE

Global Chat: Anthem makes first contact with gamers

The game on everyone's mind this month definitely has to be BioWare's Anthem. The studio's first new IP in a long time is...

One Shots: Diet lightsabers

I think it's about high time we got a Star Wars game in which lightsabers functioned properly as instruments that could melt or slice...

Leaderboard: Are you concerned about the health of the games market right now?

In the last couple of weeks, we've been posting what seems like an endless list of bad news from gaming companies insofar as their...
Guns hurt more when you're shot in the back, I can only use this gun for that, sorry, don't make the rules.

The Soapbox: A pre-mortem for Star Wars The Old Republic, a game that never knew what it had

Would you believe that Star Wars: The Old Republic is shutting down? I'm going to bet that you could believe it, and I'm even going to...

The Daily Grind: What was the worst MMO newbie experience that you powered through anyway?

Earlier this week, Justin mentioned that he was toying around in classic EverQuest, and he said he was playing through the tutorial. That...

Dark Age of Camelot bribes players to stop switching sides

It's time to head back to Camelot! No, not that one -- the original Mythic creation. Listen, if you arrive in the Middle...

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