free to play

‘Free-to-play’ is a term that refers to games that do not have box or download fees associated with them and do not incur a mandatory subscription. Some have optional subscriptions and are more properly referred to as hybrid F2P. Most have cash shops and microtransactions.

RIFT turns a raid into an instant adventure playground

Raids are usually the purview of, y'know, raiders in MMOs, which is unfortunate as much of the game's population won't get to see all...
This is what it looks like.

Nexon acquires South Korean mobile developer

Nexon announced today that it is acquiring all outstanding shares of mobile maker Boolean Games. MMO Culture reports that "terms and details...
Springtime for ArcheAge.

ArcheAge producer examines the Archon class

Trion's latest ArcheAge PR push centers around "underplayed off-meta PvP builds that synergize exceptionally well with the introduction of Secrets of Ayanad."...
Prettier than this.

Codemasters CEO leaves company to join Jagex

There's a new boss in town at Jagex. Rod Cousens, previously the CEO of Codemasters, has moved shop to be the...

Cabal II reveals its ‘Abysmo’ unique dungeon system

You can color us surprised at the response to Cabal II, ESTSoft's inbound action MMO, but fortunately North American gamers won't have to wait...

EverQuest II cuts expansions, debuts DLCs with Rum Cellar

With everything that has happened over the last couple of months, players are understandably curious and concerned about of the future of Daybreak...
Guns hurt more when you're shot in the back, I can only use this gun for that, sorry, don't make the rules.

SWTOR’s outfit designer loses weight restrictions

Here's some good news for all you Star Wars: The Old Republic fashionistas. The game's upcoming outfit designer will not feature armor weight...

Choose My Adventure: Torchlight, too

March is but a memory. April is here. And while a new month certainly brings new things to Choose My Adventure, we've...
Can't we go back to mushroom people? That'd be keen.

EverQuest II is testing class balance updates

EverQuest II's latest producer's letter is a bit lower key than previous entries, perhaps, but no less vital for it. The letter

The Stream Team: Dungeon diving in EverQuest II’s early zones

There's never a shortage of things to do in EverQuest II, and -- better yet -- you don't have to be high level to...
Yes, sir. Infinite twinkies. The good kind, even.

Star Trek Online lays out Delta Recruitment rewards

Star Trek Online is launching into a big storyline soon, but like most storylines you would expect for a game that's been running...

Neverwinter launches on Xbox One

You've played the MMO while sitting hunched forward at your computer -- now it's time to enjoy Neverwinter while slouching back on your...
Power whelming. Power with just the right amount of whelm.

The EverQuest team looks back on 16 years of bad ideas

EverQuest has been running for a very long time, and the game's successes are pretty transparent to anyone who has been playing the...

Perfect World suffers more layoffs, this time in the EU

Massively OP has been contacted by a former Perfect World employee — who wishes to remain anonymous and whose identity we have confirmed —...
Infinite Crisis

The Daily Grind: Have you tried Infinite Crisis?

Infinite Crisis came out on Steam last week, which was bad timing for me. I left town for the weekend and I didn't get...

Elite releases 86-track OST while LOTRO buffs its music system

It's a two-for-one music Monday here at Massively Overpowered! For starters, Elite: Dangerous is now selling its physical soundtrack as a 3-CD...

She-Hulk is judge, jury, and executioner in Marvel Heroes

I love superhero bios. They can just do whatever and it's all canon. Check out this one for She-Hulk, who transitions from being just a

The Stream Team: Swimming with the dolphins in ArcheAge

You've read about the brouhaha over the pink porpoise in ArcheAge, but have you seen the mammal in action? MassivelyOP's MJ was the...

EverQuest’s new progression server could take you eight years to finish

Back in February, Daybreak announced plans for a new classic EverQuest progression server and allowed players to vote on the...

The Daily Grind: Do you have a regular gaming group?

When you're on a time budget and can't always be in a game 24/7 to join spontaneous guild runs, it's a blessing to be...

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