Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go actually nerfed its own support rather than help players

This article is part three of a four-piece series on safety in Pokemon Go as well as other Niantic games. You can read all...

Massively on the Go: How Pokemon Go support fails MMOARG stalking victims

This article is part two of a four-piece series on safety in Pokemon Go as well as other Niantic games. You can read all...

Massively on the Go: How Niantic evades handling stalking and harassment in Pokemon Go and other ARGs

This article is part one of a four-piece series on safety in Pokemon Go as well as other Niantic games. You can read all...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2021

Every year, we give a nod to the biggest MMO story, but in 365 days, a whole lot more happened than just one narrative....

Working As Intended: The hits and misses of MassivelyOP’s 2021 predictions

Last year's MMORPG predictions didn't exactly go to plan, since in 2019, we weren't really expecting 2020 to play out the way it did....
The audience is not amused.

Bobby Kotick considers leaving Activision-Blizzard if he can’t quickly fix its ongoing frat boy culture

Last week, reporting from the Wall Street Journal blew the lid off of fresh allegations leveraged at Activision-Blizzard, including attempts by CEO Bobby Kotick...

The MOP Up: Guild Wars 2 pulls back the curtain on narrative design

Guild Wars 2 Associate Narrative Director Bobby Stein has an interesting essay up about "shepherding stories" for the MMO with a focus on diverse...
This game does not look that good.

Elysium Lost is out now for iOS and Android mobile devices

Finally, there's an MMORPG out for your iOS or Android mobile devices. What's that, you say? You already have those? Well, Elysium Lost is still...

Project D is Nexon’s new squad-based multiplayer shooter headed to a December alpha in Korea

Nexon has a whole lot of irons in the fire as we've pointed out before, but what's one more multiplayer online game on the...

The MOP Up: Valve’s Steam Deck gets delayed to 2022

Bad news for those among you who were hoping to play some MMOs on Valve's Steam Deck this holiday season: The company announced that...

Massively Overthinking: How hard should MMOs be?

This past summer, MMO dev Damion Schubert posted an epic tweet-thread about MMOs; in fact, we've already dipped into the part on "load-bearing" playerbases,...
You are bad and you should feel bad.

Vague Patch Notes: NFTs in gaming are a bad, dumb idea

This is going to be a little more ranty than usual. Apologies for that in advance, but... well, we're talking about NFTs. NFTs are...

Lineage W hires actor Kit Harington to promote the mobile MMO’s launch

Using real-world actors and celebrities to promote an MMO is definitely nothing new, since it can bring a lot of attention or even a...

Rappelz has made its way to iOS and Android devices in a recently released mobile version

Here's a game title we haven't heard from in a while, at least not since April when it decided to join in on the...

Jagex will publish indie RuneScape spinoff called Melvor Idle

Remember back in January when we covered Melvor Idle, an idle game fan project that was overtly inspired by RuneScape? Well, here's a batch...

Lost Light is a survival shooter for Android devices and PC currently in soft launch

Look at that, there's another survival shooter floating around out there! This one is called Lost Light and it comes to us from developer...

Kid-centric sci-fi MMO NEO 2045 has officially launched (for real this time)

Back in June of this year we highlighted a game called NEO 2045, a sci-fi themed MMORPG for kids that strikes similar notes to...

Massively Overthinking: Would you play your favorite MMO without its IP?

Nonameplease recently posed us an interesting topic, inspired by a thread on the Star Trek Online subreddit. "It seems most people don't think the...
Oh my.

Activision-Blizzard is now being investigated by four state and federal regulators as its top legal VP departs

Yesterday, we covered the news that the US Securities and Exchange Commission is now investigating Activision-Blizzard in the wake of its ongoing sexual harassment...

The Daily Grind: What makes an MMO map amazing?

I love maps. Love love love maps. I spend a stupid amount of time exploring the world on Google Maps, and no, that's not...