A reference to the sorry state of Hellgate: London as originally released by Flagship. “To have been flagshipped” is to have been screwed over by the studio in some way.

Albion Online’s gateway dungeons offer incredibly flexible adventures

Albion Online is merging the concept of an old-school open world dungeon with its hellgate mechanic to make adventure spaces that feel fresh and challenging. These...
It's not particularly cruel.

Massively Overthinking: The curse of player-generated MMO content

The influx of new player-generated-content-oriented MMOs might make you think that PGC is on the rise, but if you've been around the genre for...

Uncharted Water goes to Neo-Babylon in its latest update

Raise the mizzenmast and jib the topsails, it's time for another tour of duty in Uncharted Waters Online! The pseudo-historical Age of Sail sandbox released...
This is into the part of the horror movie franchise where it just got silly.

Hellgate: London is on Android as a first-person shooter

Back in November, Hellgate: London shut down once again. But now it's back. You can't actually shut down this game, it just come about...
Well... huh.

World of Tanks’ PS4 userbase swells to one million in five days

World of Tanks has just announced that it's amassed a million PlayStation 4 users since its launch on the platform last week. "It's barely been...

Hellgate is shutting down its last server in the world

Hellgate is one of those titles that never quite seems to die; the former Flagship title has been resurrected and shut down so many...

Working As Intended: The MMOs we lost in 2015

It's become tradition to fare well the MMOs that sunsetted in the preceding year, but that wasn't always the case. At the beginning of 2015,...

Albion Online talks about its novel and community feedback patch

As the year wraps up, Albion Online continues to handle several irons in its alpha fire. One of these is release of a community...

Here’s a shocker: Hellgate is shutting down (again)

Raise your hand if you're surprised that the latest version of Hellgate is closing down. OK, smartasses in the back row, put 'em down,...

First impressions: SWTOR’s Knights of the Fallen Empire delivers

For the last few days, I have been playing the Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion Knights of the Fallen Empire. My expectations going...

World of Tanks’ Rubicon update is on a rampage

World of Tanks' October Rubicon update is introducing a brand-new game mode for Wargaming's flagship tank game: Rampage. In this latest and permanent addition to...

The Game Archaeologist: Anarchy Online

"The future in your hands." This was Funcom's promise to gamers in the early days of the 2000s. Even as the MMORPG genre slowly took...

Global Chat: Returning to WildStar for F2P

Many WildStar fans, past and present, are digging into the sumptuous buffet of the free-to-play patch on the test server for a better idea...
Take care.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 26: Failcom

Justin and Larry discuss WildStar's F2P, Funcom's troubles, Otherland's alpha, Darkfall's soft wipe, Neverwinter's strongholds, and the next iteration of Hellgate.

The Daily Grind: Are lifetime subs ever worth it?

Seeing Champions Online's lifetime subscription go on sale last week -- for the "low" price of $200 -- made me think once again what...

Hanbitsoft is rezzing Hellgate for VR

Poor Hellgate. One of these days may it rest in peace. In the meantime Hanbitsoft is attempting to resurrect it (again), this time with an eye...

The Game Archaeologist: Kingdom of Drakkar

Kingdom of Drakkar, also known as Drakkar or even Kingdom of Drakkar II, is a really odd duck among the annals of MMO history....

Massively Overthinking: Random encounters in MMORPGs

This week's Massively Overthinking question comes to us from Kickstarter donor TheChiHawk, and it's coming from an unusually not-so-massive corner of gamesdom for us: Are...

Albion Online goes to hell

The next time that someone tells you to "Go to hell!" you can respond, "Thank you, I will -- in Albion Online." The upcoming sandbox...

The Daily Grind: Does WoW’s dramatic sub dip worry you?

So World of Warcraft lost three million subs in the wake of Warlords of Draenor, bringing it back down to right about where it...