electronic arts

Megacorp known to MMO gamers primarily for its ownership of BioWare’s Star Wars: The Old Republic. EA has previously been the steward of Mythic Entertainment (which in turn once controlled Ultima Online and Dark Age of Camelot) as well as The Sims Online, Warhammer Online, and Dawngate.

The MOP Up: Pagan Online slams ARPGs and MOBAs together

Tack this on your list of action-RPGs to watch. Mad Head Games announced that it is developing a blend of ARPG and MOBA with...

The Game Archeologist: Halo Universe

Since its debut on Xbox back in 2001, the Halo franchise has been a massive powerhouse and a mainstay for shooter fans. To date,...
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WoW Factor: The dumb World of Warcraft stuff from BlizzCon

It's easy to just think of this year'sĀ BlizzCon as having dumb stuff on display for Diablo, but let's be real here - there...
Yeah, we're doing this.

Epic MMO Battles of History: World of Warcraft’s Wrath of the Lich King vs. Legion

It was just a couple of days ago when Bree was sharing that I felt like Wrath of the Lich King was the...

Interview: Neowiz on Bless Online’s now-live Ruins of Shaqqara and the state of the game

Neowiz's beleaguered MMORPG Bless Online is live with its first big update since launching out of its open beta early access last...

Star Wars: The Old Republic adjusts operations, hypes Jedi Under Siege

Promising a return to a "much regular update cadence," the Star Wars: The Old Republic operations team has some fixes and adjustments...
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BlizzCon 2018: What the heck happened?

Every year, I cover BlizzCon for Massively Overpowered. This is not new information; you've all seen my liveblogs running every year for quite...

The Daily Grind: What’s the longest you’ve ever played a WoW expansion?

During BlizzCon this weekend, Eliot and I were chatting about an article series he's working on different periods in MMORPG history. I mentioned 2009...

Electronic Arts is working on Project Atlas, its new cloud-based game development platform

A couple of days ago, Electronic Arts CTO Ken Moss published a blog post announcing Project Atlas, a cloud-based game development platform that...

Ultima Online’s Raph Koster muses on the appeal of MMO experiences

A little weary of killing and nothing else in MMORPGs? You're not alone because Star Wars Galaxies and Ultima Online creator Raph...

Anthem unveils its javelins’ ultimate abilities

In BioWare's upcoming multiplayer shooter-RPG Anthem, superior firepower is the name of the game, and the firepower doesn't get any more superior...

Working As Intended: The gamification of the workification of games

Last weekend, my husband made the bold choice to let our young son play The Stanley Parable. I am not entirely sure the kid...

Hyperspace Beacon: Five tools to up your roleplay game in SWTOR

As you all know, I like to roleplay in Star Wars: The Old Republic. In fact, creating characters and creating struggles for them...
Sit back and enjoy the show.

WoW Factor: When long-term progress in World of Warcraft isn’t

"When even the vanishingly tiny playerbase of your game that you've been catering to for years is getting tired... what's going to happen to your game?"

Massively OP Podcast Episode 194: It belongs in a museum!

Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO's progression server, Trion's travails, the Video Game Museum's big win, Hellgate London, ESO Murkmire, Wild West Online, and Just Survive, with mailbag entries on P2W in emulations and mainstream MMO condescension.

New World leaks make it sound more and more like a real MMO sandbox, not a survival game

The weird thing - or clever thing - about Amazon Game Studios' New World alpha is that seemingly everyone is in it, so...

The Daily Grind: Are you planning to give LOTRO’s new progression server a try?

When Lord of the Rings Online announced its new progression server plan earlier this week, the LOTRO community immediately went into a state...

Massively Overthinking: Is there too much negativity in the MMO genre?

MassivelyOP reader Threespeed posed us an interesting question for this week's Overthinking that I thought was particularly appropriate given the Trion Worlds...

Hyperspace Beacon: Obtaining the Masterwork armor in SWTOR Update 5.10

I'm torn on this new armor achievement system in Star Wars: The Old Republic. On the one hand, everyone can get the armor...
Actually developing a title to not be a boring slog is a skill some developers have yet to master.

Perfect Ten: The 10 types of skill in MMOs

Everyone has a very strong opinion about player skill in MMOs. This is understandable. Furthermore, I've met a lot of different people with different...

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