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Multiplayer time-looping strategy FPS Lemnis Gate announces its July 11 sunset

You would be forgiven for not realizing Lemnis Gate was a thing. The title was first announced in August 2020 as one of two...

Elite Dangerous promises more Thargoid War balancing on Thursday and a reopened console copy portal soon

The weekly progress reset is coming this Thursday, March 15th, to Elite: Dangerous - that's expected by players, obviously - but that date is...

Trove’s St Patrick’s Day – sorry, St Qubeslick – event has returned through March 20

Here it is, folks: the very first MMORPG St Patrick's Day event of the 2023 season, and it happens to be in Gamigo's MMORPG...

Lawful Neutral: What MMO gamers need to know about Section 230

You might have seen something in the news last week about a thing called Section 230 and lots of panic over the "end of...

Elite Dangerous seeks the ‘thoughts and feelings’ of players about the ongoing Thargoid War

How do you feel about the aliens that are attacking the galaxy of Elite: Dangerous? In a gameplay sense, not necessarily about the aliens...

The Stream Team: Backseat Streaming goes hunting for bounties in Elite Dangerous

There are bounty heads to be hunted in the galaxy of Elite: Dangerous, and MOP's MJ and Chris are riding shotgun! Tonight's episode of...

Elite Dangerous brings clearer Thargoid War UI, system reset tweaks, and new frontline content today

A fresh new patch for Update 14 launches today in Elite: Dangerous, and by all accounts it's bringing some features that players have been...

The MOP Up: Meet Starfall, a new indie Minecraft MMO

So many amazing projects have been birthed from Minecraft over the past decade-plus, including fully formed games. One of the newer of these is...

One Shots: Make sure you sign a waiver before jumping

If MMORPG worlds were anything like our own, you have to imagine that there'd be all sorts of waivers and legal restrictions before allowing...

Massively Overthinking: What were your three most-played MMOs in 2022?

Last year, we did a piece on what we expected our top three MMOs of 2022 to be. We'll do that again next week,...

The Stream Team: Blowing up space rocks for fun and profit in Elite Dangerous

There's gold in them thar asteroids! Or tritium, or void opals, or maybe just basic ore. Whatever is in them thar asteroids, MOP's Chris...
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End-of-Year Eleven: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures in 2023

Years ago, I did the first version of this yearly column in a one-off format in the middle of the year just because I...

Elite Dangerous will patch Update 14 issues late this month, schedules Updates 15 and 16 for this year

The new year has been met by the devs of Elite: Dangerous with its latest newsletter, which grants a general roadmap of update plans...

Elite Dangerous lore post hints at an upcoming rise in the amount of anti-xeno weapons ships can field

If your answer to the Thargoid threat in Elite: Dangerous is to shoot them with anti-xeno weaponry, you're already very familiar with the hard...

Blizzard-owned studio Proletariat announces plans to form a union

Workers at a third studio owned by Activision-Blizzard are planning to organize: Proletariat, which readers may recall was the studio behind battle royale game...

Steam’s winter sale offers many deep discounts on FFXIV, Elder Scrolls Online, New World and more

If you're not already broke from buying presents this holiday season, why not treat yourself to the annual gamer gluttony that is the Steam...

The Stream Team: Delivering presents to all the children in Elite Dangerous

'Tis the season of giving in Elite: Dangerous, and MOP's Chris is certainly not one to miss out on making sure some toys get...

Elite Dangerous promises ‘interim update’ for patch 14 in early 2023

Elite: Dangerous is going to be going generally quiet as it enjoys a holiday break, but before it does, the team at Frontier Developments...

Stick and Rudder: The year that was in Elite Dangerous, from self-owns to sloppy updates to slight hope

To say that Elite: Dangerous had a rough 2022 is putting it mildly (and pretty much dismisses the nuance this retrospective hopes to provide)....
Run! They've got a New World in the sidecar!

End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO stories of 2022

I might be biased - by which I mean I am definitely biased - but 2022 was a year of big stories and big...