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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.

Some Assembly Required: How clever gamers solved Dual Universe’s massive puzzle event in record time

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If you are a fan of sandboxes and virtual worlds - and you are reading Some Assembly Required, so you probably are -...

Perfect Ten: 10 notable MMO developers that shut their doors

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When En Masse Entertainment announced that it would be closing its doors this fall, we here at Massively OP came to the realization...

The MOP Up: Wakfu’s great server merge

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Wakfu has finally set a date for its server merges. French servers are consolidating on October 14th, while international shards are coming together...
So has anyone had cookies recently? I like cookies.

Star Wars Squadrons shares an infographic of stats from the first week of online play

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It would appear that the online multiplayer of Star Wars Squadrons has been pretty active overall, or at least the very first week...

Star Wars Squadrons creative director: ‘We’re not trying to treat the game as a live service’

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If EA wanted a fast way to chill all the fervor for Star Wars Squadrons, then what it told UploadVR this week...
What a shock.

Star Wars: The Old Republic outlines its triumvirate of special events running in October

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Welcome to another month of events in Star Wars: The Old Republic wherein you're exploring the relics of the Gree! It's always Gree,...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of SWTOR’s launch soundtrack

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I got so excited when Star Wars: The Old Republic included its soundtrack in the collector's edition back at launch. However, we all...

SWTOR is giving away minipets in honor of Star Wars Squadrons’ launch

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Star Wars Squadrons, a multiplayer dogfighter from EA, launched yesterday, giving players the ability to engage in their own epic space battles. And...

Multiplayer Roundup: Spellbreak, Astroneer, Runeterra, Apex Legends, OWL, and the Ragnarok battle royale

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We're rounding up a bunch of Not-So-Massively multiplayer-but-not-MMORPG news today! Spellbreak: The popular new battle royale rolled out its 1.1 release, chiefly...
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Massively Overthinking: Are isometric MMOs more or less immersive than 3-D?

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I was chit-chatting with MOP reader (and prolific tipster!) Panagiotis the other day about Ultima Online's big news when he hit on a...

Star Wars Squadrons gears up for launch tomorrowday

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EA's next big Star Wars game, Star Wars Squadrons, is set to release tomorrow with its shiny $39.99 pricetag and availability on almost...

The Stream Team: Canvassing Corellia and hunting Hoth for SWTOR’s droids

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The search for droids (oh, and we suppose The Shroud, too) continues in SWTOR. This week, Massively OP's Larry and MJ will be canvassing...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 290: African expedition

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Justin and Bree discuss Ultima Online New Legacy, Phantasy Star Online 2's New Genesis, LOTRO's new class, WoW and BlizzConline, The Wagadu Chronicles, and Secret World Legends, with adventures in WoW, Guild Wars, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on representation in MMOs and favorite jumping puzzles.

Dark Age of Camelot celebrates 19 years with in-game tabletop map dioramas and RvR bonuses

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How do you best celebrate the world of Dark Age of Camelot? By having little chunks of the in-game world in digital tabletop...

EA’s advertisement of FIFA lockboxes in a children’s toy catalogue draws mounting criticism

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It would appear that Electronic Arts didn't learn from the last time it pulled this kind of nonsense, but apparently there was still...

The MOP Up: Life Beyond beefs up building

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Life Beyond's recent patch is a spot of good news for budding builders: "With this release, buildings get free energy so you don't...

Leaderboard: Are you tempted by Ultima Online’s New Legacy server?

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So here's a fun fact for you: While vanilla, legacy, and progression servers have been all the rage for the last five years or...

MUD network and roleplaying repository Skotos celebrates 20th anniversary with retirement

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While many old-school MMORPG players came from MUDs, I didn't: I didn't even know they existed until several years into playing Ultima Online and...

Broadsword just announced Ultima Online: New Legacy on its 23rd birthday

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We're updating this post with the big news down at the bottom! All year, Broadsword's been teasing something big for Ultima Online, which we've...
Eat it, eat it, put it in your mouth and eat it.

Star Wars: The Old Republic previews the Feast of Prosperity on the test server

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Clearly, what a a galaxy far, far away needs for players are more seasonal events. The Feast of Prosperity is the next annual...

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