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ArcheAge opens Garden of the Gods PTS as XLGAMES’ Jake Song addresses SEA players

With ArcheAge's controversial Garden of the Gods update creeping up on us next week, Gamigo has now opened up the game's...

Darklands creator Arnold Hendrick passes away at age 69 due to cancer

Game dev lost another of its luminaries recently with the news that Arnold Hendrick has passed away at age 69, succumbing to terminal cancer...

The Survivalist: Astroneer launches persistent multiplayer servers

Sometimes the gaming gods do listen! Sometimes you do get your wish. Sometimes your heart's desires are granted. And that sometime is now! From day...

The MOP Up: Bossa Studios releases World War AI

Bossa Studios, the team behind the late Worlds Adrift, just rolled out a new prototype game for you to check out for free:

Twitch forms a ‘safety council’ to promote healthy streaming habits and protect marginalized groups

Twitch wants you to know it cares. No, really, it does. Why else would it announce a Safety Advisory Council whose sole purpose...

Massively Overthinking: Do MMOs need ‘adult’ character customization?

A Random MMO Fan recently wrote to us with a fun topic, linking to an article about Cyberpunk 2077's ESRB rating, which is...

Fallout 76 players come together to aid an in-game doctor with real-life medical needs

Members of the Fallout 76 PS4 community are likely familiar with Brent “CJ Martin” Fairchild, a person who roleplays as an in-game doctor....

Massively Uplifting: Communities and companies bolster COVID-19 relief and mental health support

April showers of good deeds bring May flowers of comfort and hope. And after the last couple of months, we sure could use a...

Black Desert kicks off Springfest on PC, adds a new mercantile system on mobile, introduces the Garmoth guild boss on console

Everything Black Desert has got something new to try out, whether you prefer PC, mobile, or console. Strap yourselves in, friends. There's plenty...

Wizard101 lets you play as your pet, Pirate101 conforms to MacOS Catalina

There's plenty to love about our in-game pets, but it's the rare MMO where they're much more than something cute to look at. With...
Well, someone's having fun!

Battle Bards Episode 167: Childlike wonder

Tapping into their inner children, the three Battle Bards get into the spirit of name calling, trading stickers, and goofing off in kiddie MMOs....

Massively on the Go: How social media and accessibility blew up Animal Crossing

By now you all know that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a thing. A popular thing, one that's been invading your feeds,...
Trouble double.

Vague Patch Notes: Maintaining MMO anonymity in the age of parasocial bonding

In an author's note at the end of the novel The Dark Tower, Stephen King writes frankly that some people will not like how...

Global Chat: Becoming a bear in Wizard101

You've created characters to play in MMOs, but have you ever actually wanted to be a permanent part of one? Tom Purdue over at...
Mushrooms.

World of Warcraft’s Shadowlands closed alpha is finally beginning this week

Earlier today, we noted fresh changes in World of Warcraft's launcher that indicated Shadowlands' testing was imminent, and this afternoon, Blizzard has confirmed...
Mourning.

Former ArenaNet art lead Jens Hauch passes away at age 46

It's always sad to report when one of the forces behind a game has passed away. Jens Hauch served as a longtime technical art...

Fight or Kite: You’re stuck in the house, so PvP with the kids in Trove

It might not be the best time in history to be a human, but it is one of the best times to be a...

Global Chat: High adventure in Dungeons and Dragons Online

If there was ever an MMO that was made for parties to adventure together, it is Dungeons and Dragons Online. Telwyn over at

The Daily Grind: What is your favorite memory from a shuttered MMORPG?

Free Realms. Warhammer Online. WildStar. Asheron's Call. We've lived through so these and so many other MMO shutdowns over the...
Ah yes, teamwork.

Massively Overthinking: How are MMO players faring through the pandemic?

This week's Overthinking is going to be a bit different from normal. As we've been covering extensively for more than the past two...

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