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Final Fantasy XI wishes its players well for its anniversary and looks to events and story soon

Saturday marked the 18-year anniversary of Final Fantasy XI from its original release in Japan, and that's a pretty big milestone. Unfortunately, it...

Pearl Abyss Q1 2020 financials: Black Desert, EVE Online revenues hold steady

We've got Pearl Abyss' financial report for the first quarter of 2020, and in common with so many gaming companies right now it...

MMO Business Roundup: Guerilla Collective, PlayStation Studios, XLGAMES’ new MMO, ChinaJoy, and NCsoft’s baseball team

Welcome back to another roundup of business stories relating to MMOs - or adjacent to them. Adjacentness! Funcom: The Norwegian MMO company will be...

Blue Protocol dates its next closed beta test in Japan for April 23

When we last peeked in on Blue Protocol, the Japanese MMORPG was beginning to ramp up its next round of beta testing with...

ROSE Online’s Japanese operator filed for bankruptcy while promising new content

ROSE Online, a Korean MMO that first launched in 2005 and was shut down in its home country in February 2019 after...

COVID-19 roundup: Game spending shoots up, Stadia Pro goes free, and GDC tries again

Let's catch up on all of the craziness about how COVID-19 is impacting the world of gaming. It turns out that being locked inside...

MMO Business Roundup: Funcom’s corporate move, Japan’s ratings board, and Dean Hall’s next big thing

We're back with another roundup of MMO industry and business stories related to our corner of the online gaming world. Funcom: Funcom is moving...

Massively Uplifting: Cake, coloring, and EVE Online’s PLEX4Good COVID-19 relief

The news this past month has been infected with the novel coronavirus. It's everywhere we turn, and we can't escape it even if we...
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Blue Protocol starts its Japanese closed beta testing on April 23

The beta test for Blue Protocol had to be delayed a little bit before based on COVID-19, but it was always just...

First impressions of the elusive Phantasy Star Online 2

We certainly live in interesting times. Last year, the idea of playing Phantasy Star Online 2 while I'm explicitly told to not leave the...

Warframe has released Operation: Scarlet Spear on PC, plans Titania Prime for March 31

After a bit of a delay, PC players of Warframe have a new war to fight. The four-week long Operation: Scarlet Spear...

The Game Archaeologist: Shenmue Online

If you ever stumble across a Dreamcast enthusiast -- and believe me, they are everywhere -- on the forefront of their diatribe about how...

Massively Overthinking: What MMO topics have you changed your mind on over the years?

On last week's Massively OP Podcast, Justin and I took a stab at answering a fun question from MOP reader and listener Pieter...

Daybreak, Cryptic, City State, Frontier, and more MMO studios affected by worldwide pandemic shutdowns

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make itself felt, we've got another quick roundup of news relevant to MMO players. First, we've...

Blue Protocol’s Japanese closed beta has been delayed nearly a month over coronavirus

We've previously noted how some MMOs and MMO-adjacent titles, from EVE Echoes to Path of Exile, had seen delays and setbacks thanks...

Blue Protocol aims for Japan first, the world after – confirming western arrival

With closed beta on the way, excitement and anticipation is building for the anime-styled Blue Protocol. But when will it come out...
You could forget about dying all the time.

Final Fantasy XI is hiring a community planner in Japan, hinting at bigger news

Something seems to be afoot for Final Fantasy XI. There was obviously reason to speculate that something was afoot when the February 27th...
All I remember is that he was African-American.

Square Enix has canceled most of its Final Fantasy XIV and FFXI PAX East festivities over the coronavirus

Whether or not you think the Coronavirus scare is overblown, it's been impacting launches, ports, and conventions for the last month. The...
This is not a doll.

Final Fantasy XI brings the doll festival around once more

The doll festival is back in Final Fantasy XI from February 25th to March 11th. That's it! Post over. Wait, you need context? See,...

Blue Protocol announces timing for closed beta in Japan and unveils new details in a developer video

The developers of the Bandai Namco-published anime action MMORPG Blue Protocol have put out a developer update video and it is chock...

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