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Ragnarok Online shuts down in Europe due to new regulations [Update: US servers blocking EU access]

Update: This story was a miscommunication in the media. It turns out that while the servers are staying up, Ragnarok Online's North American servers...

NetEase’s Age of Exploration MMO Ocean Legend sets sail for mobile

Multiple new-to-us games calling themselves MMORPGs seem to land on mobile devices every week these days. On our radar today is Ocean Legend. Live...
It's jail time.

TERA Europe to merge down to four servers

TERA's had a busy month, what with the console launch and its Godsfall update. May is going to try its hardest...

Giveaway: Snag a Stronghold Kingdoms loot code from Firefly and MOP!

MMORTS Stronghold Kingdoms is counting seven million players across all platforms this week as well as preparing for the launch of a brand-new...

Next year’s EVE Fanfest won’t be in Iceland, obviating your efforts to properly spell Reykjavik

Last autumn, when CCP Games began dumping assets and studios and VR holdings overboard, it also sent almost all of its EVE...

Aion Europe prepares for server merges later this month

The merges are coming! The merges are coming! Aion Europe players have under two weeks to prepare for merges designed to "populate Atreia...
I'm here to talk with you about patch cadence.

Guild Wars 2 used client-side spyware to aid its latest purge of potential cheaters

ArenaNet's just gone on a purge of potential cheaters in Guild Wars 2. "Yesterday we suspended 1,583 accounts for a period of...

Pokemon Go is mustering players to clean up the planet for Earth Day

In all my years working for Massively and Massively OP, we've never had enough Earth Day events for a proper roundup. That isn't changing...

Black Desert prepares to switch service providers for better service

Graphics and music aren't the only aspects of Black Desert that are getting an upgrade -- the team announced that it will...

ArcheAge 4.5 Legends Return launches tonight with new fresh start servers

ArcheAge's 4.5 update is going live tonight, complete with raise-able dragon battle mounts and shadow invasion content provoked when big world bosses are...

Black Desert holds global costume design contest

With thousands of dollars in real cash on the line, the stakes for Black Desert's global costume design contest are no chump...

GDC 2018: Ultima Online post-mortem with Richard Garriott, Starr Long, Raph Koster, and Rich Vogel

Plenty of panels at GDC are recorded and uploaded to the internet weeks after the event, including this one. It's not quite...

Snail’s mobile MMO Blade Reborn plans global launch on March 27

Here's another one we've never heard of: Blade Reborn. It's a Snail Games mobile game, and the studio is calling it a full-fledged...

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth sells physical pre-purchases in Europe

Why would somebody want to pick up a physical box with a digital game code inside of it in 2018? It's hard to say,...
Working for the weekend.

SoulWorker Online will not wipe servers but will apparently be IP blocked

There are certain expectations you have when a free-to-play game is in open beta with a full launch planned for later. For example, you...

Academics argue WHO’s ‘gaming disorder’ is arbitrary, criticize lack of evidentiary transparency

Researchers and self-regulatory bodies are continuing their denouncement of the World Health Organization's plan to classify "gaming addiction" as a "gaming disorder." The...

Black Desert celebrates two years and three million players in the west

Black Desert isn't content to celebrate its second western anniversary with just an in-game event and some free stuff, oh no. Today it's...

Aion Europe celebrates its sixth birthday

Spread your wings and fly with the angels: Aion is turning six years old, at least in its European incarnation. From March 1st...

World of Warcraft emulators forge forward in a post-Classic announcement era

Curious about what's going to happen to all of those World of Warcraft legacy emulators with WoW Classic on the way? It...

The MOP Up: Black Desert’s Ninja arrives in Southeast Asia (February 11, 2018)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

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