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Veteran Norwegian studio behind The Secret World, Anarchy Online, Age of Conan, and LEGO Minifigures Online.

Funcom’s Joel Bylos explains why Dune Awakening is an actual, factual MMO

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In an era where game studios are either backpedaling on calling their MMOs "MMOs," it's refreshing to see one studio come outright and take ownership...

Massively Overthinking: Unfair stigmas that follow MMORPGs

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A few weeks back, our team was discussing the intersection of survival sandboxes, MMORPG virtual worlds, and gankboxes - and how hard it is...

SGF 2024: Previewing Funcom’s Dune Awakening, from PvP philosophy to the survival MMO label

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I must admit I went into Summer Game Fest with pretty low expectations. I was MOP's "E3 guy" back when E3 was a concern,...

The Classic Secret World community is hosting a 12th anniversary event for the game – not Funcom

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Let's get this out of the way: No, Funcom has not had a massive change of heart and decided to start developing for either...

SGF 2024: Hands-on with NCsoft’s long-awaited Throne and Liberty, launching September 17

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Most of the games I played at Summer Game Fest were more enjoyable than I expected - including Throne and Liberty, which was probably...

Conan Exiles slows down its update cadence for chapters and puts the kibosh on battle passes in its next Age

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"Conan Exiles is always evolving, and so is the way our team develops it," opens Funcom's latest update post, and sure enough the cadence...

SGF 2024: Hands-on with PvE-centric sci-fi horror survival shooter MMO Once Human

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For those who saw Once Human and thought, "Gee, that kind of looks like a mix of H1Z1 and The Secret World," you're not wrong based on...
I'm definitely an elf!

Perfect Ten: MMOs where you travel back in time for some reason

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We're all time travelers! We travel to the future at the rate of one second per second. Every single machine you will ever operate...
Eventually

Vague Patch Notes: Why do so many MMOs fail?

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We talk a lot about MMOs that fail here on Massively Overpowered. I wrote a whole column about how our standards of success are...

Multiplayer survival sandbox Aloft opens Steam demo for the Open World Survival Crafting Fest

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Among the many multiplayer survival sandbox titles being promoted on Steam this week as part of the Steam Open World Survival Crafting Fest is...

Perfect Ten: My top 10 favorite MMOs across two decades

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Normally in these Perfect Ten lists, I'm very outward-facing. I like to create lists that are as helpful or amusing as possible for others...

Massively Overthinking: Fixing boring MMORPG dungeons

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Earlier this month, MMO genre luminary Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street tweeted something from someone on his Ghost MMO team that's going to resonate with a...

One Shots: Resting up for the Dawntrail ahead

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With a huge new storyline coming to Final Fantasy XIV, you know it's important to prepare your catdude for the journey ahead. I'm talking...
Also, let's just put this out there, how about more robots?

Into the Super-Verse: A toast to City of Heroes’ 20th birthday

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How does you mark your first true MMO experience? Anarchy Online technically was the first MMO I ever played, although I was on dial-up,...
WRONG!

Vague Patch Notes: When MMO designers build traps for players

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So last week, I spent a whole lot of words talking about what "the meta" actually means when it comes to MMOs. Put very...

Dune Awakening explains why ‘spice is power’ for this upcoming survival MMO

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Even those most tangentially aware of the Dune franchise are aware that everyone in that setting is pretty crazy about spice. This resource fuels...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that earned a notorious reputation

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Nobody wants a bad reputation. I mean, you can't make everyone everywhere approve of you, but you also don't have to go out of...

Working As Intended: The top 10 hot tubs in MMORPGs

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It's been a running joke for a few years that I always put hot tubs in my MMO houses whenever possible, and once that...
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Perfect Ten: MMOs with live-action media tie-ins

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Every so often I think to myself that a video game should get some kind of media adaptation before I come to my senses....

Hey game devs, stop namedropping Star Wars Galaxies and make a spiritual successor

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If you're an MMORPG gamer who watches the mainstream gaming space, you probably know that most gaming sites take any opportunity they can get...

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