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Gigantic launches free trial on Epic Games Store as ranked competitive mode comes to PC

Gigantic continues to do things nobody expected in 2024: First, Abstraction Games brought it back from the dead years after PWE sunsetted it. Second,...

Embers Adrift discusses grouping via Discord, development priorities, and May’s content patch

The latest weekly livestream from Embers Adrift could be classified as a return to basics, as it simply features CM Elloa reading patch notes,...

Legends of Aria Classic relaunches this afternoon as devs commit to ‘refining the core game loop’

Legends of Aria is set for a proper relaunch today as promised, after a fairly low-key surprise open beta last weekend for the Kickstarted...

Vitae Aeternum: So just what is New World’s big June announcement?

For the past few months, Amazon Games has repeated the same mantra in regards to New World's future: Wait for the announcement in June....
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What to expect from Final Fantasy XIV’s returning Yo-Kai Watch crossover event tomorrow

Here's the good news for players who already did everything possible in the Yo-Kai Watch crossover with Final Fantasy XIV: The new framer's kit...

Embers Adrift plots more solo content, additional bosses, new areas, and more in latest roadmap

What's the state of Embers Adrift? One with lots and lots of plans, according to an address from executive producer John Gust, which features...

Skull and Bones enables flag PvP system, extends season one, and kicks off charity event

Ubisoft's Skull and Bones has launched its 1.3 patch, with PvP and seasonal changes aplenty: In fact, the game has extended season one by...
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Final Fantasy XIV will launch on Xbox on March 21

Well, it looks like the beta for Final Fantasy XIV on the Xbox Series X|S is not going to last particularly long after all....

Embers Adrift applies a hotfix and urges a push for ‘organic’ advertising of its new free trial

Free Embers Adrift! Get yer free Embers Adrift here! Last week the free trial became available for curious players, offering up unlimited access to...

Embers Adrift’s latest patch preps an unlimited free trial starting in March

While Embers Adrift most definitely is not the MMORPG for lone wolf players, Stormhaven Studios made some concessions for soloers with the February patch. The...

Skull & Bones offers free trial as its middling reviews tread water

Even though the swashbuckling era of Skull & Bones is finally among us after numerous delays doesn't mean that it's smooth sailing for Ubisoft's...

The Daily Grind: When was the last time an MMO studio truly impressed you?

Embers Adrift is probably never going to be my MMORPG, but damn I'm proud of Stormhaven Studios. Yes, I have a soft spot for...
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Final Fantasy XIV’s open beta for Xbox X|S starts February 21 – here’s how to get in

This time it's for real instead of a mistakenly early announcement: The Xbox X|S open beta test for Final Fantasy XIV has locked down...

Star Citizen discusses alpha 3.23 EVA updates, lines up multiple events and a new free trial for February

Star Citizen is a game that's mostly about internet spaceships, but sometimes players need to engage in some extra-vehicular activity, or EVA for short....

Embers Adrift’s 2024 roadmap promises more solo support and a free trial coming this month

Embers Adrift's Stormhaven Studios is the latest MMO team to deliver a juicy roadmap - and it's promising "big steps" for the indie title,...

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO resolutions for 2024

Stop right there. I know you're about to object and say that you don't do resolutions, let alone MMO resolutions. That's fine. A lot...

Vague Patch Notes: The ever-changing costs of playing an MMORPG

It was a pretty big deal back when I had first started working at original Massively when the trend started, and I can still...

Pax Dei ponders a box price with sub monetization balanced with a free trial and possible game time tokens

Where does the developing sandbox MMO Pax Dei stand on monetization? "Well, we’re sorry to say we haven’t figured it all out —...

Working As Intended: The hits and misses of our 2023 MMO predictions

We've been offering up an MMO predictions list for Massively Overthinking for years upon years now as our writers and readers prognosticate on the...

Diablo IV runs another free trial promotion on Steam and launches the Mother’s Blessing boost event

Blizzard is once again sounding the promotional horn for DIablo IV, only this time it doesn't involve chicken, laundry, or Sarah Michelle Gellar; it's...