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RIFT runs a full round of October weekend events and gives away another gift

With invasions rampaging across the land and the angry planes trying to rend the sky asunder, every day in RIFT is a quilt of...

New World applies bug fixes for Medleyfaire, instruments, and its latest expedition

New World's new patch is full of new fixes to newly added content, as well as some older content, which in turns makes that...

The Stream Team: A Rend revival

Over two years after Rend's sunset, the three-faction warfare survival game is having a bit of a revival. At least one private server has...

Lord of the Rings Online beefs up Brawler damage in this week’s patch

While Lord of the Rings Online's newest class is not lacking in flash and flair, players have noticed that the Brawler's damage output has...

One Shots: Gaming in the Before Times

The beginning of 2020 seems so, so very long ago now, doesn't it? It's strange to think back to a time when we could...

The Daily Grind: What was the most painful MMO sunset of 2020?

We've had some brutal years for MMORPG sunsets. But surprisingly, this wasn't one of them. I mean, yes, we lost games, but not as...
Make them fight.

Vague Patch Notes: MOBAs, battle royales, and shallow genre pools in the online gaming space

This past week, Nintendo announced Pokemon Unite, and then I had to go to see a doctor because I rolled my eyes so far...
Well... cool.

Rend’s music won the 2019 IFMCA Award for a video game score despite sunset

The world can be a weird place. Rend has won the 2019 International Film Music Critics Association award for Best Original Score for a Video...
Zero, zero, zero, Ted Danson.

Interview: Population Zero devs on the May Steam launch, buy-to-play, and PvP philosophy

Survival MMORPG Population Zero is officially launching on Steam in early May, Enplex Games announced today. As part of the reveal, the studio's also...

The Stream Team: The sunset of Rend

Today is the day the beautiful world of Rend officially sunsets. Officially. Not all may be lost: The official servers are already gone, but...
And all sold as one, oddly.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 257: Daybreakup

Justin and Bree discuss Daybreak's split up, Tencent's Funcom bid, Torchlight Frontiers becoming a non-MMO, Temtem's early access, Rend's sunset, and DDO's new expansion, plus adventures in Neverwinter, STO, SWG, CoH, and Trove, and a mailbag discussion on changing MMO goals.

Following studio layoffs, Frostkeep is sunsetting Rend in one week

Earlier this month, we reported on layoffs of unknown size at Rend developer Frostkeep Studios. Now, the studio has admitted that it'll be closing...

Dungeons and Dragons Online’s 2020 roadmap includes Shifter race and Feywild expansion

What do you want in your Dungeons and Dragons Online this year? Whether it be a new permadeath server, an expansion pack, a modern...
Well... cool.

Rend studio Frostkeep has apparently suffered a round of layoffs

It looks as if Frostkeep Studios is suffering some downsizing this week. Evan "Scapes" Berman, a producer for the MMO studio and a figure...

Player counts for survival sandbox Rend have hit severely anemic levels

The multiplayer survival sandbox Rend pretty much depends on lots of people being active at any given time, what with its factional structure and...

The Survivalist: What ever happened to the smaller survival sandbox MMOs?

With big name survival games getting ignored developmentally, you have to wonder what's been going on with the smaller titles. After all, we've got...

The Stream Team: A Rend Reckoning

Have you ever seen a Reckoning in Rend? Massively OP's MJ has always missed them in the past, but tonight she's got a front...

Enter to win a Skyforge New Horizons PC Mechanoid War Pack from and MOP! [NA only]

Skyforge made headlines this week for its latest expansion, New Horizons, with its new planet, new enemies, and overhauled scaling system intended to help...

Enter to win a stack of real-life Rend swag courtesy of Frostkeep and MOP! [USA only]

Frostkeep's survival MMO title Rend has had quite a wild couple of weeks: It surprise-launched out of early access at the tail end of...

The Stream Team: Launching into a new Rend

With Rend recently launched (and on sale!), now is a great time for Massively OP's MJ to jump back into a new world with...