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The studio behind Ascent: The Space Game.

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
thanks, I hate it

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...

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO stories of 2017

One thing you can say for the MMO industry: It never ceases to surprise all of us. No matter what predictions we may make...
Again, again, again.

Perfect Ten: MMO things to be thankful about this year

It's kind of hard to be thankful this year. Sure, some good things have happened this year, but we also have some things that,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 144: Harry Potter and the Deathly ARG

Justin and Bree talk Guild Wars 2 mounts, the Harry Potter ARG, SWTOR's merge, WoW, LOTRO, Pocket Legends Adventures, Android games, and Bluehole's Ascent: Infinite Realm, with mailbag questions on GW2 marketing, visual effect shenanigans, and MMOs as escapism.

Kakao will launch Bluehole’s Ascent: Infinite Realm MMORPG in the west

Good morning! Who wants some genuinely good news for the MMORPG genre? Great. Black Desert publisher Kakao is bringing Ascent: Infinite Realm westward....

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMOs of 2017’s PAX West

PAX West 2017 has come and gone, and though MJ is still feverishly working on her last few articles, we wanted to pause...

The MOP Up: Portal Knights splits up the party (August 13, 2017)

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...
Elite Dangerous

Elite Dangerous’ David Braben on communities, MMOs, F2P, and the space game genre

Elite Dangerous' David Braben has a big spread in Rolling Stone's Glixel blog this week, and it's a fun read as...

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