game of thrones

Winter is coming.

Just in case you were unclear.

Game of Thrones: Conquest is what Turbine does now

So... Turbine. You remember Turbine, right? Used to run some games before the company spun off the MMOs to Standing Stone Games and shuttered...

Dark and Light demos how guild leaders will manage their groups and homes

The latest video for Snail Games' early access revival of Dark and Light is about houses, but not the kind of housing you're thinking...

Hyperspace Beacon: Star Wars The Old Republic’s Uncle Owen problem

When Star Wars: The Old Republic first released, an old Star Wars Galaxies argument popped up, and the crux of that argument was this:...

Tamriel Infinium: A life lesson in Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind

If you start your Elder Scrolls Online character in the Ebonheart Pact, then you run into the Ashlanders almost as soon as you step off...

Perfect Ten: 10 little things that I love about LOTRO

I'm a details man. I like to stop and check out the small things, to drink in my environments, and to notice how all...

The Soapbox: Asheron’s Call is dead, and Turbine killed it

You'd think recent news about Asheron's Call 1 and AC2 would be easy to swallow. After all, we'd already been warned that Turbine was becoming a mobile...

Hyperspace Beacon: Where can SWTOR go from here?

Have you ever watched a great movie and ever wished that the director would make a sequel but also not make a sequel, all at the...
Yes, I slightly broke tradition here, but it was a tradition established by one column only.

Epic MMO Battles of History: Star Trek Online vs. Star Wars: The Old Republic

Asking whether Star Trek or Star Wars is the better science fiction series is like asking whether Game of Thrones or The Tudors is...

Facebook launches Gameroom for casual gamers on desktop

Facebook plainly misses the days when everyone sat around playing FarmVille and Mafia Wars through its laggy blue-and-white pages, even if no one else...

BlizzCon books Game of Thrones’ Kristian Nairn to DJ

Hodor? Hodor? HODOR! Sorry, we'll translate. Blizzard announced that it has booked a surprise DJ for its anniversary party at next week's BlizzCon: Kristian Nairn,...
Actually developing a title to not be a boring slog is a skill some developers have yet to master.

Perfect Ten: The worst-squandered IPs in online gaming

There are always going to be differences in opinion about what should be done with an IP based upon a franchise. That's just natural....
Pokemon gone?

Pokemon Go Game of Thrones and other Pokemon news

As Pokemon Go continues its rollout across the world, you might be wondering why it's not in Japan yet. It's because Japan is even more...

Turbine puts out a call for a mobile animator

Here at Massively OP we never enjoy posting notices about layoffs and closures. One of the things we often discuss behind the scenes is...

World of Tanks to become a Dark Horse comic

What happens when you combine a horse and a tank? A comic book! Wargaming has partnered with Dark Horse to produce a comic series...

Chinese publisher Youzu snaps up Bigpoint

Free-to-play operator Bigpoint looks to be the latest company to be acquired by a foreign firm. Games Industry reports that a deal is ready...

The Daily Grind: Do you care about spoilers or surprises in MMOs?

My friends and I were debating the merits of spoilers the other day, and I came to realize that as per usual, I was...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Moral panic and online griefing

Welcome back to our ongoing exploration of Rachel Kowert and Thorsten Quandt’s book The Video Game Debate. As you can guess, the book itself focuses...

The MOP Up: Another stab at Game of Thrones

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we're deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Global Chat: Does the 12X leveling speed hurt or help SWTOR?

I love seeing interaction and cooperative projects between MMO bloggers because what fun is there in being an island? Especially when we talk about...

Working As Intended: Sex, love, and MMOs

In the ongoing, neverending sandbox-vs.-themepark MMO debate, the folks on the side of sandboxes want one thing: more. Actually they want a lot more. They want...