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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...

Pokemon Go adds Rayquaza, European shop events, and raid fixes

Hey trainers! Legendary pokemon Rayquaza joins the raid fun "for a limited time" in Pokemon Go beginning today through March 16th. "In celebration,...

Black Desert explains its new ‘single global build’ philosophy

Just in time for the Olympics, Kakao is bringing east and west together in Black Desert. In the game's latest dev letter,...

German commission takes up lootbox issue as academics link whaling to gambling markets

Germany has added its voice to the anti-lockbox chorus in the US, UK, and Netherlands. According to an article on the German-language Welt...

Academics debate WHO ‘gaming disorder’ classification and global political implications

Remember how the World Health Organization is angling to classify gaming addiction as a "gaming disorder"? Researchers and self-regulatory bodies have been pushing back...
Well, this was a little on the nose, wasn't it?

TERA’s console versions are coming in the first half of 2018

In the works since its conception in 2013, TERA's console version is finally coming to North America and Europe in the first half...

Massively Overthinking: Considering pay-to-win MMO peripherals

MOP reader and commenter Sally Bowls recently sent along a link to an insanely awesome 34" monitor that costs more than a lot...

The Survivalist: Another year, another Survival Game guide

A new year, a new batch of survival games! Yes, the genre has become so popular that one guide, no not even

World of Warcraft e-sports: The return of the Mythic Dungeon Invitational and Arena World Championship

World of Warcraft and e-sports: two great tastes that taste great together, right? That's Blizzard's position, anyway. On Friday it laid out its...

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