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The studio behind Ascent: The Space Game.

Massively Uplifting: Destigmatizing mental health in games, celebrating loved ones in LOTRO, Guild Wars 2, and Elite

Spring started splendidly this year. While all may not come up roses in the world at large, plenty of good deeds and uplifting stories...

Massively Overthinking: Hopes and fears for MMOs in 2019

With nearly all of our end-of-2018 content finally and blissfully behind us - seriously, I always breathe a huge sigh of relief when...

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding news of 2018

Welcome to a special edition of Make My MMO, Massively OP's regular recap of what's going on in crowdfunded MMOs, which we do...

Perfect Ten: MMOs to watch in 2019

The MMO genre is in a strange and uncertain place right now -- but also one that is quietly thrilling. We've long passed the...

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of Massively OP’s 2018 predictions

As we do every year, today we're going to peek back at the horrifying outcomes of last year's MOP staff predictions for the genre and the games within it to determine how well we did. After all, what would be the fun of making predictions if we couldn't giggle over our guesses a year later? So did we nail it or fail it? And did you fare better? Let's find out.

Ascent: Infinite Realm resurfaces with new images

You guys remember Ascent Infinite Realm, right? PUBG publisher Bluehole's upcoming fantasy-steampunk mega-MMORPG? The game's official Twitter account has been silent since last...

MMO Business Roundup: Bethsoft Moscow, A:IR publishing, OSU esports, SpatialOS, and Square-Enix

Business business business numbers, is this working?! Let's dip into some of the scattered online gaming business tidbits of the week that might...

Perfect Ten: Anticipated MMOs I want to know a lot more about

One of the most exciting parts of covering the news here at Massively OP is that we challenge ourselves to stay on top of...

No Man’s Sky received death threats over butterflies

On the verge of expanding into a full multiplayer experience, No Man's Sky has rocketed back into the spotlight with July 24th's...
Our house in the middle of our street.

The Daily Grind: What exactly defines an ‘indie’ MMORPG studio?

Earlier this week, I happened to see a mainstream website refer to ArtCraft as an indie studio, and it jolted me. ArtCraft, as anybody...

Meet Ascent: Infinite Realm’s Assassin and Gunslinger

Before you take flight with Ascent: Infinite Realm, you are going to need to choose the best possible class for you. Bluehole gave...

Ascent: Infinite Realm teases its world-building as it adjusts from beta feedback

Last year's announcement that Kakao would be bringing the steampunk-flavored Ascent: Infinite Realm to the west was a much-needed shot of encouragement to...

Ascent: The Space Game is close to pushing out a new patch and client after switching engines

Back in January, we expressed concern for the brilliant one-man space indie sandbox MMORPG called Ascent: The Space Game (not to be...

PUBG, TERA, and A:IR company Bluehole has gone on a shopping spree

South Korea's Bluehole has been busy as the rise of PUBG has filled its coffers. It partnered with Tencent. It's been
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Trademarks, copyrights, and patents: What they mean for you and for video games

Has the pace of news moved so quickly that we've already forgotten about Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene's statement that video games lack any IP...

Whatever happened to Ascent: the Space Game, Aura Kingdom, and Fragmented?

Ever pause during your day and find yourself wondering, “Whatever happened to that game?” With hundreds upon hundreds of online titles these days, it’s surprisingly...
Guns and ships.

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO hopes and wishes for 2018

One of the frustrating bits about our end-of-the-year content rollouts is that sometimes predictions and story roundups can come across as negative. It’s way too...

MMO Year in Review: WoW Classic and the doom of Marvel Heroes (November 2017)

We’re taking a time-machine back through our MMO coverage, month by month, to hit the highlights and frame our journey before we head...

Perfect Ten: 20 upcoming MMOs to watch in 2018

It has become a long-standing tradition as Massively OP and our former site that we like to end the year by creating a list...

Bluehole’s CEO on how Ascent: Infinite Realm (A:IR) will breathe life into a stagnating MMORPG genre

Ready for some harsh truths, MMO players? Bluehole CEO Hyo-Seob Kim recently told GIbiz that he wasn't expecting PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds to do...

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