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Perfect Ten: MMOs that desperately need proper player housing

Here's something pretty encouraging to me: When I sat down to work on an article listing MMOs that really could use but lacked proper...

Stardew Valley’s iOS version is coming soon – but without multiplayer

October 24th. That's pretty much all you need to know if you're (a) an owner of an Apple device, (b) have a fondness for...
Now, the real question is whether this is a Gary Jules reference or a Tears For Fears reference.

Mad World shows off some gameplay videos that do, in fact, involve people running in circles

All around me are computer platforms, Some are Windows, some are Android, I would like to play the same game on them, This game does it, thanks...

MMOs you’ve never heard of: Conquest Resurgence Within, Rohan Mobile, Drawn to Death, El Somni Quas

Welcome back to our intermittent series on MMOs and other multiplayer games you’ve (probably) never heard of! Let’s run down a few more that...

LOTRO Legendarium: Future classes, business models, and direction

For any MMORPG fan, the future often weighs heavily upon the mind. We get excited about what secrets might be in development. We wonder...
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Here’s what’s going on with China’s video game approval process in simple terms

We all know that China is a big and expanding market for video games, and you probably know that this year has seen a...
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Vague Patch Notes: WildStar deserves its shutdown, even though we loved it

Last week, when we heard that WildStar was being shut down, I penned a truthful, heartfelt eulogy for the game as it...

LOTRO Legendarium: A new Lord of the Rings MMO enters the One Ring

It's a tale as old as time: Whenever an MMO starts getting up there in years and starting to show signs of age, you...

Leaderboard: Does an MMORPG’s publisher factor into whether you’ll play it?

I was genuinely surprised to see so many people flip out over August's reveal that Ashes of Creation will be using My.com as...

The Daily Grind: How much of an MMO graphics snob are you?

Pretty much any time that Project Gorgon comes up in discussion around Massively OP, a discussion invariably takes place among readers that weighs...

Ashes of Creation confirms subscription model, allays fears over IP blocking and region locking

More overseas publishing information has trickled out of Ashes of Creation this weekend thanks to players funneling info from Discord to the forums. Readers...

Funcom’s Mutant Year Zero is launching on December 4 on PC and console

"Funcom and The Bearded Ladies" still sounds like an indie rock band to me, so imagine this post is a song, shall we? The...
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Video essay examines the indie MMO nostalgia trend

YouTuber The Hive Leader stirred up a lot of discussion this past weekend with a new video essay called "Nostalgia and Indie MMOs."...

The MOP Up: Warface heads to PlayStation 4 (August 19, 2018)

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...

Hearthstone’s new puzzle labs is coming next week as its production director departs

Just because Hearthstone's Boomsday Project expansion is out and about doesn't mean that the dev team is done with its crazy...

Orake’s devs ask someone, anyone, else to take over this 2-D MMO

No, you've probably never heard of Orake before -- and chances are that you never will again, either. The crude-looking indie MMORPG has...
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Bethsoft: Dodgy reseller lawsuits, new media review policies, and Legends crossplay ultimata

Today in why we can't have nice things, it appears that Bethsoft is using its legal weight to crack down on folks selling fully...

Kingdoms of Marazia offers simple-looking but cutthroat multiplayer real-time strategy

It seems so long ago that we lived in the halcyon days of real-time strategy dominance in the PC market. Remember when Command and...

Discord has launched its own video game storefront into beta, and it kinda looks like a Steam-GOG mashup

We all rolled our eyes when Valve's new Steam chat client borrowed heavily from Discord's proven best practices for chat, but most people...

Dual Universe lays out its roadmap through a 2020 release

Unlike some indie MMOs that keep an intentionally vague timeline of development, the team at Novaquark has mapped out the development and testing...

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