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SMITE 1 reworks dozens of items in mid-season update, SMITE 2 showcases updates to Hecate

It's a tale of two SMITE titles in this news story, as Hi-Rez Studios has put forth information and updates for both the original...

SMITE 2 enters into a second alpha weekend with two more gods and gameplay updates

Did you miss the last time SMITE 2 held a weekend alpha test? Fret not because there's a second alpha test happening right now,...

The MOP Up: Dungeon & Fighter Mobile’s Chinese launch crashes from high demand

Dungeon & Fighter is one of those odd franchises that nobody seems to notice in the west but is incredibly, obscenely, immensely popular in...

SMITE 2’s first alpha event kicks off today through this weekend

If you've been itching to try out SMITE's sequel, your time has come... assuming you got into the alpha or bought a founder pack,...

The MOP Up: FFXIV recaps its PAX East appearance

In case you missed it in person, you can catch up with all of Final Fantasy XIV's PAX East 2024 developments in a recap...

SMITE 2’s founder’s editions will get you into this spring’s alpha tests

Momentum is gathering behind SMITE 2, Hi-Rez's next entry in its hit MOBA franchise. One sign of this is the sale of Founder's Editions,...

The MOP Up: Fractured Veil allows for PvE-only servers

Post-apocalyptic survival game Fractured Veil previewed some upcoming features such as farms, new spawn locations, and -- get ready for this -- PvE-only servers....

The MOP Up: Co-op RPG Stolen Realm launches with ‘frictionless’ multiplayer

Turn-based RPG Stolen Realm launched on Steam, Xbox, and Switch: "Play Stolen Realm solo, or in co-op with up to six heroes, as you...

The MOP Up: Monster Hunter World sells a monster 25M copies

Capcom's Monster Hunter World is a force of nature unto itself, with the boss-slaying game topping 25 million units sold and setting a record...

Tribes 3 Rivals hits early access, lays out a roadmap through the second quarter

Everything old is new again, or at least old enough to be a throwback while being new enough to engage FPS gamers. That's probably...

SMITE 2 opens founder pack sales with alpha access, skins, and god unlocks

Back in January, Hi-Rez formally announced SMITE 2, a proper sequel rather than an overhaul of the original, with alpha testing this spring and...

SMITE 2 talks up its new-look conquest mode as it readies for alpha testing this spring

Hi-Rez sub-studio Titan Forge kicked off its 2024 by announcing a sequel to its MOBA, SMITE 2, which would be entering a soft launch...
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The MOP Up: Aion, Lineage 2, and Blade and Soul get ready for a new launcher

Blade and Soul, Lineage II, and Aion are all preparing to migrate everyone from the old launcher to the new PLAYNC platform. NCsoft posted...

Massively Overthinking: The slowest and fastest combat in MMORPGs

During a recent podcast discussion about City of Heroes' official revival, the MOP writers were talking about its combat, which - let's be honest...
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The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v7.0

Once again we put a wrap on another year of MMORPG news, opinions, and -- most pertinent to this column -- history. In a...

Hi-Rez teases SMITE Year 11’s conquest map updates, new god, and ‘big balance shake-ups’

While the majority of Hi-Rez's attention is fixed on SMITE sequel SMITE 2, there are still things planned for the original game's Year 11...

Hi-Rez just officially announced SMITE 2, soft-launching into beta this year – but SMITE will stay online

Have you ever wanted to play SMITE but with better graphics, improved matchmaking, and more modes and special events? Well, soon you can! Except...

Tribes 3 Rivals’ latest weekend playtest elicits additional mixed reactions from fans

This past weekend saw yet another playtest run for the team-based FPS Tribes 3: Rivals, with Hi-Rez's sub-studio Prophecy Games continuing to make tweaks...

MassivelyOP’s 2023 Golden Yachties: Best Worst MMO Transmedia Synergy

Welcome back to MassivelyOP's not-so-serious end-of-the-year awards as we present our award for Best Worst MMO Transmedia Synergy. Yes, it's the Golden Yachties series,...

Choose My Adventure: All of the MMOs you made us play in 2023, from Guild Wars to Gorgon

Well here we are, my friends. It's always such a pleasure. Remember when your votes killed me twice? OK, maybe that's being overdramatic, but...