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Dungeons & Dragons’ OGL fiasco ends in victory for third-party content like The Secret World TTRPG

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Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro flooped around and found out. As we discussed earlier this month, the stewards of the Dungeons & Dragons...
But what awaits...

Vague Patch Notes: Floaty, samey, and janky – a treasury of MMO terms for bad combat

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Any time you bring up The Secret World or Secret World Legends's bland, floaty combat, at least one person is going to chime in...

Conan Exiles invites players to see how the Age of Sorcery was first designed in new video

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If you're enjoying flinging spells at foes and succumbing to the corrupting forces that such power requires in Conan Exiles, then you might be...
Crucial.

Vague Patch Notes: Stop taking your released MMOs back to the drawing board

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This is not a column about Kingshunt, but it is. It's not a column about Crowfall or Deathverse: Let it Die or even Crucible....

Global Chat: Would Secret World have done better if it had been set in the 1920s?

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Thanks to a recent piece by MMO Folklorist, I learned something that I had never known about The Secret World: Apparently, in early development...

Dune Awakening’s art parade continues with in-engine previews of locations and dangers

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Before Dune: Awakening decided to share a trailer at the Game Awards, most of the previews fans were getting out of the game were...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2022

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It's tradition for us to pick out one big story or narrative arc that defined the year and slap it with an award label,...

Choose My Adventure: All the MMOs you made us play in 2022

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This has been a pretty challenging year for a lot of reasons, and my 2022 in Choose My Adventure certainly didn't feel any different...

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO predictions for 2023

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Nobody can see the future, but it sure is fun guessing, and that's exactly what we're going to do for (to?) the MMO genre...

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs have gotten too grim and dark?

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While we expect grimdark themes in certain MMOs -- such as Secret World, Mad World, or Star Stable -- even the most light-hearted among...
World Orlando Fontaine Warcraft, as always, is contractually obligated to show up here.

Why I Play: World of Warcraft, 2022 edition

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Have you ever watched The Good Place? If you haven't, I suggest you stop reading right now and go watch. Your life will be...
Powerful!

Massively OP Podcast Episode 396: Crowfalling

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Justin and Bree discuss Crowfall, Blue Protocol, SWTOR, New World, Q3 2022 financials (for Blizzard, Pearl Abyss, Square Enix, NCsoft), and new patches (for DDO, Neverwinter, Blade and Soul, EVE Online, Guild Wars 2, Elder Scrolls Online), with a mailbag topic covering Shadowbane, Second Live, Secret World, and Ultima Online.

Dune Awakening shares a sizzle reel about its cinematic trailer and another picture of lasguns

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Are you ready for some hot and spicy multimedia out of Dune: Awakening? Then feast your eyes on lasguns and a Twitter video, friends....

Massively Overthinking: Would you do hard MMO content without rewards?

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Are you here for the challenge or here for the shinies? That's the core question the MOP team and audience is tackling this week...

Funcom’s cartoony multiplayer roguelike Conan Chop Chop hasn’t seen an update since April

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The goofy yet punishing roguelike Conan Chop Chop has had an equally goofy and punishing development trajectory. For those who don't recall, this game...

Star Anvil’s Secret World TTRPG Kickstarter successfully funds with $150K raised

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Secret World fans, prepare yourself for the only Secret World content you're going to get in the foreseeable future: Star Anvil Studios' The Secret...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 395: The grandma who stole Halloween

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Justin and Bree discuss WoW's Dragonflight prepatch, New World's fresh start, Ashes of Creation, Secret World's community mess, and AQ3D's Elvira event, with adventures in WoW, SWG Legends, and City of Heroes.

The Secret World Classic won’t have a Halloween event this year thanks to… player feedback?

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Over summer, fans of the original version of The Secret World were delighted to see the game's anniversary event activated for the first time...

Funcom’s Dune Awakening teases landscapes and concept art

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Are you curious about how Funcom's latest survivalbox Dune: Awakening will play? Too bad, you will continue to get pictures and you will like...

One Shots: Let us tell you a fairy tale…

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Just the other day I was musing about how EverQuest II feels like a forgotten MMO -- and I guess I was heard because...

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