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

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Vague Patch Notes: Mandatory content and game design in MMOs

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Let me tell you about my second roommate in college. He was named Kyle, and he was benefiting from the fact that I had...

Vitae Aeternum: The New Secret World

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Comparisons between New World and The Secret World have existed pretty much since the earliest teases of NW. It's what put the game on...

A YouTuber is archiving every single portion of The Secret World

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If you're the sort who has problems sticking it out through the combat model weirdness of The Secret World in spite of the outstanding...

Multiplayer 4X RTS Dune Spice Wars introduces the House Corrino faction in latest update

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Dune: Spice Wars, the early access 4X RTS that recently introduced multiplayer to the mix, has now added something else new to its melange:...

One Shots: A line-up of champions

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You know that you've finally made it as a bona fide hero when you are asked to line up in a dramatic group pose....

The Secret World’s tabletop RPG sourcebook heads to Kickstarter in October

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Last November we caught wind of the creation of a tabletop RPG game based on the long-neglected MMO The Secret World, which got the...

Massively Overthinking: The most unusual subscriptions in the MMO space

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A while back on the MassivelyOP Podcast, so long ago that I can't remember who or when, a listener asked us about unusual MMO...

Gamescom Opening Night Live: Funcom’s Dune Awakening survival MMO and more multiplayer news

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In-person Gamescom is back in Cologne, Germany, and tonight - as it's tonight over there already of course - we're getting the Opening Night...

One Shots: Tower of Final Phantasy

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When a popular game comes out, expect to see a whole bunch of pictures of it slathered across the One Shots comments section! That's...

Massively Overthinking: The real-world value of MMOs

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A while back on the MMORPG subreddit, there was a wildly contentious - one might even say transparently provocative - thread declaring that "f...
I'm definitely an elf!

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that took aim at World of Warcraft

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The fact that we currently have a Big Five in the MMO space is a big change from not so long ago, when the...

Massively Overthinking: What endgame content keeps you in an MMORPG long-term?

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A while back on the MassivelyOP Podcast, Justin and I were trying to sort through why New World's endgame hasn't had staying power with...

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs are better with fewer people playing?

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In Tyler's longform piece on The Secret World a while back, he said something that leaped out at me: that the game isn't really...

Massively Overthinking: Is old-school MMO dungeon-camping ever coming back?

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A while ago on the MOP Podcast, Justin and I randomly wound up on the topic of camping in MMOs - not pitching a...

The Stream Team: Backseat Streaming some more solo Secret World nightmare missions

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MJ and Chris are back at the OPTV Drive-In for another Backseat Streaming show! This time, they're back in The Secret World taking in...

One Shots: A face only a mother could love

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One does have to consider that even the ugliest critter or most disgusting raid boss had a mother who, at one time, cuddled and...

The Game Archaeologist: The origins of Blizzard, Mythic, Funcom, SOE, and BioWare

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A good origin story always captivates me, especially when it gives me a new perspective on something I've come to appreciate over the years....
It is also not the same as a box in which a lady shows a great deal of skin. No idea how Dr. Skinner would have felt about that.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 380: A TERAble way to go

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Justin and Bree discuss TERA's sunset, Secret World's maintenance mode, Red Dead Online's maintenance mode, Heroes of the Storm's maintenance mode, Skull and Bones' November launch, Elder Scrolls Online's Lost Depths DLC, EverQuest II's prison server, Blizzard's Proletariat buyout, WoW's crafting overhaul, and the return of BlizzCon in 2023, with adventures in LOTRO, Fallout 76, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag lightning round.

Ashes of Creation answers player questions about scope creep, leveling speed, and PvP balance

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Whenever Ashes of Creation hosts a monthly developer livestream, it always has a player Q&A session at the end, and the nature of the...

One Shots: Songs for a sinking ship

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Maybe it's just me, but whenever I see a screenshot with a Dutch angle, I naturally assume that either a ship or the entire...

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