Con in Cologne, Germany, usually in August every year.

Square Enix vows to support Final Fantasy XIV instead of working on another MMO sequel

Regular readers will note that Final Fantasy XIV earned our MMORPG of the Year award last year, with many of the staff citing the...

Elite Dangerous will revamp the newbie experience in September, add fleet carriers in December

Fresh outta Gamescom is the news that Elite Dangerous is cooking up multiple updates for commanders across the galaxy. First up: the September Update. Launching...

Astellia Online demos two gender-unlocked classes: the lady Warrior and Assassin

When Barunson first announced Astellia Online for the west, it came with some big promises, chief among which was the vow to nuke the...

Astellia Online is launching on September 27 – here’s what to expect

 German website Mein MMO has a Gamescom interview up that seemingly announces the launch date for Astellia Online. "The release of the western version...

Gamescom 2019: Black Desert’s PS4 version just hit headstart with a new launch trailer

We're down to just under two days to go before Pearl Abyss' popular MMORPG Black Desert PS4 joins its PC and Xbox One crew,...
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Gamescom 2019’s most interesting multiplayer announcements so far

Here's what we've got our eye on multiplayer-wise after the opening night of Gamescom this year - everything from Monster Hunter World Icebourne and Google Stadia missteps to multiplayer Kerbals and Swedish heavy metal rock bands.

ArcheAge’s secret project is ArcheAge Unchained, a monetization do-over and B2P server

Last week, Gamigo raised eyebrows with a countdown website under the old Trion domain promising a big Gamescom reveal. Subsequent ArcheAge tweets and details...
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Sea of Thieves drops Dark Relics update, preps Gamescom showing

Every other day this month can belong to WoW Classic, but today? Today is Sea of Thieves' day and everyone else can step off....

Gamigo drops more ArcheAge teases on labor points, monetization, and housing

Yesterday, Gamigo put up a teaser website under the old Trion domain promising a big Gamescom reveal. Accompanied by an ArcheAge account tweet hinting...

Gamigo is up to something next week – is it related to ArcheAge?

Gamigo's dropping something new next week, according to a tweet the company just sent out. MMO players will recall that Gamigo's the German company...

Starfighter Inc gets a new name, new website, and a beta this summer

It would seem like reporting on the in-development multiplayer space flight sim Starfighter Inc is an annual tradition here at MOP. When we last...

Black Desert beats the heat with six weeks of Termian Waterpark festivities

I dunno about you folks, but where MOP is headquartered, we're on our third straight day of "extreme heat" warnings, bad enough for the...
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WoW Factor: Guessing at the next World of Warcraft expansion announcement using math

Here's the genesis of this particular article: I saw speculation over on Blizzard Watch that we were about a year too early for a World...

Blizzard decides to skip Gamescom 2019 as part of cost-cutting efforts

The con circuit has always been a sort of expected course for games companies to run, like the Tour de France except with less...

Gamigo is apparently going to throw a party in Cologne

"Are you planning a vacation in Europe any time soon? If not, you definitely should," exclaims Rift's official Twitter account as it's being used...

The top winner of this year’s Guild Wars 2 Friend/Ships contest is getting a trip to Gamescom 2019

Fancy a free trip to this year's Gamescom in Cologne, Germany? Then you're gonna want to take stock of ArenaNet's latest Guild Wars 2...

Shroud of the Avatar studio Portalarium confirms it’s taken over European publishing from Travian

Back in October, we briefly covered the news that Travian Games, Shroud of the Avatar's European publisher since 2017, appeared to no longer be...
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BlizzCon 2018: Blizzard defends Diablo Immortal, hints at more Diablo projects on the way

"I'd like to thank April Fools Guy for setting off what's sure to be two solid weeks of hand-wringing over the time/place etiquette of...

SoulWorker addresses PvP, login rewards, and the future of the game

Yesterday, the folks at GameForge posted a new Q&A video that was recorded during Gamescom 2018, in which SoulWorker Product Manager Noemi and Live...

Trove interview teases upcoming Geode surface world, gem tutorial, dungeon design, and Bomber Royale’s reception

At the tail end of September, Trove website Trovesaurus posted up a belated but quite welcome Gamescom interview with Trion Worlds that gives a...