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Rust’s console version earns an ESRB rating, indicating an impending launch on PS4 and XB1

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Let's cast our minds back to 2019, when the survival shooter Rust kicked out a trailer that announced its plans to release...
Sure, who cares.

Seven years on from release, Rust hit its all-time concurrent player record

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You might not think about Rust all that much at this point if you're not playing it. "It's that game with random gender and...

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of MassivelyOP’s 2020 predictions

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Last December, when we sat down to write out our annual MMO predictions for 2020, I don't think anyone had "biggest global pandemic in...

Massively Uplifting: Giving while giving thanks as ARK, Ashes of Creation, Rainbow Six Siege, and more support charity

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Around these parts, November highlights giving thanks (though no country has a monopoly on the practice!), and this past month not only gave us...

Whatever happened to post-apoc MMO shooter The Skies?

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Tracking the progress of post-apocalyptic MMORPG shooter The Skies has been a bit of a journey, particularly if you follow the game's tag,...

MassivelyOP’s 2020 guide to Halloween across the MMO world

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Take a pro-tip from a Halloween gaming expert: If you shout "Bloody Mary" three times at any MMO login screen, you'll unlock a secret...

Rust has introduced modular vehicles and players are already having fun with them

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A recent update to Rust has gotten player motors running and heading out on the highway in their own custom creations. Modular...
Whee!

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.1 in review, part 1

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I always think I can get these patch-in-review things done in one column. That never turns out to be the case. This time, though, I'm...

Perfect Ten: Why Fallen Earth was a flawed gem of an MMO

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Even though I half-expected it for a while now, the news of Fallen Earth's demise earlier this month made my heart sink....

Rust’s latest update brings a resource-harvesting excavator online

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In survival sandboxes, it's all about them resources, and I'm hard-pressed to think anything would be better at harvesting resources than a gigantic rig...

The MOP Up: Prosperous Universe’s economy gets a boost with local markets

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The economy obviously is a major component of the upcoming Prosperous Universe -- it's kind of hinted at right there in the name,...
Horse outside.

Rust’s latest update brings in the earliest ridable horses

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Back in the '90s, Rust was not in a very famous TV show. But you can still enjoy the spirit of that by...

Massively Overthinking: Does the MMO genre have too many games for its own good?

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Last month I saw a video from YouTuber Josh Strife Hayes with an eyebrow-raiser of a thesis: He essentially argues that we have...

The Survivalist: What ever happened to the smaller survival sandbox MMOs?

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With big name survival games getting ignored developmentally, you have to wonder what's been going on with the smaller titles. After all, we've got...

The MOP Up: Aion’s cherry blossoms signal the arrival of spring

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The Cherry Blossom Festival is in full bloom over at Aion Europe, with this spring festival offering a hero trial, a "topsy-turvy"...

One Shots: Event horizon ahoy!

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Just a word of neighborly advice, but if you ever find yourself this near to a black hole, you might as well take screenshots...

Not So Massively: SMITE’s 6.1 update, RUST minicopters, World War Z’s launch date, and Battlerite’s F2P trailer

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The Not So Massively games are piling up, so let's knock 'em out real quick here with the return of our old NSM...

Rust’s latest update adds hot air balloons, surface-to-air missiles

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Have you ever been running through the wilderness, trying desperately to fend for your life, and thought to yourself that it sure would be...

Rust’s latest update adds in-game cargo ship event, introduces new gun and gear

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The latest update to Facepunch Studios's free-for-all survival game Rust introduced the new cargo ship event, adds a new gun and new...

Neverwinter’s Heart of Fire includes a bank heist skirmish, but you’re the guard, not the thief

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When Neverwinter's Heart of Fire module launches on November 6th, it'll bring with it one of my favorite types of content: a straight-up...

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