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Legends of Aria, Kickstarted in 2014 as Shards Online, has officially left early access and launched

As promised, Legends of Aria officially launched out of early access and into the wild last night. We should also probably say "finally,"...

Legends of Aria leaves early access, pushes out Frozen Tundra update

The year was 2019. People were completely taking for granted conventions, movie theaters, and getting deeply uncomfortable in crowded elevators. It was back in...

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: Deadside, The Isle, Minions of Elden, Dekaron M, Ragnarok Origin, Titan Reach

Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMOs and MMO-adjacent titles you've (probably) never heard of! We'll start with Deadside, which is definitely in...

Not So Massively: Gatewalkers has huge potential but isn’t there yet

After years of hilariously wrong recommendations, something seems to have clicked with Facebook's algorithms lately to make it finally start showing me relevant ads....

Torchlight III’s early access woes are explained with… zombies and rubber duckies

By now, you're probably aware that Torchlight III's early access was a smidge of a disaster. If it was a rocket launch, it...

Voxelbox Staxel discusses work on its console port and confirms a new area coming to PC

Let's take a peek in to the adorable retro voxelbox Staxel, shall we? When we last reported on this one, it successfully...

Battle royale survival shooter The Cycle is taking names for its third season public playtest

It's been some time since we had reason to focus down on The Cycle, the in-development survival sandbox/battle royale shooter that seeks...

Fortnite: Save the World loses its early access label, gains a price tag and less development

Remember when Fortnite was first announced? Back then it was an "action building" co-op multiplayer shooter where the idea was for teams...
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 MOP Up: QuakeCon and Tankfest 2020 come to your home

If you are the sort who would much rather enjoy conventions from the comfort of your home, then 2020 is shaping up to be...
Yeah, that's gate.

Gatewalkers is a new co-op survival ARPG hosting an alpha test on Steam now

Smash things, survive things, go through procedurally generated worlds, repeat. That's the core gameplay loop for Gatewalkers, a new game described as

Last Oasis introduces new map and walker with this week’s Volcanic Update

Last Oasis is treating its early access players to a hefty - and free - update this week, just in time for the...

Torchlight III schedules Act 3 and numerous fixes for June 30

Torchlight III may have had a bumpy early access launch this month, but Echtra Games is hoping to turn its fortunes around...

Population Zero writes about the errors made during the game’s early access launch

At this point, it's no secret that Enplex Games' multiplayer survival sandbox Population Zero had a rough start. The title stumbled out of...

Crowfall’s current build is ‘technically’ the game’s beta version according to J. Todd Coleman

What makes a beta a beta? It's been a source of scowling-faced commenter "discussion" ever since marketing betas and early access muddied the water....

Crowdfunded ‘action-survival MMORPG’ Frozen Flame opens testing for founders in July

At the top of the month, which somehow feels like years ago, we covered Frozen Flame, a multiplayer survival RPG with a...

Last Oasis team addresses wipes, roadmaps, next week’s patch, and the future of the game

So what's going on with Last Oasis since its rocky early access launch? A lot, as it turns out, though much of it's...

Massively Overthinking: When should we cut MMO studios some slack for trainwreck launches?

A while back, the MOP writers were chatting about some of the trainwreck launches we've seen from MMO studios over the last few years. "I...

Torchlight III acknowledges rocky launch, promises work toward act three and more

Not quite a week into the surprise early access launch of PWE's Torchlight III, Echtra Games' Max Schaefer has posted a developer messaging...

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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