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Phantasy Star Online 2 releases a collab with a mobile RPG and localizes a webcomic

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Yep, it's another AC Scratch Ticket collab event for Phantasy Star Online 2. This time, the game is holding hands with Idola...

Massively on the Go: Monster Hunter Rise’s demo is merely a less pretty taste of Monster Hunter World

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I have to admit, from the demo, Monster Hunter Rise isn't what I was expecting. Having played Monster Hunter World on both...

Massively Uplifting: Niantic, ArenaNet, and more MMO studios end 2020 on charitable high notes

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Do you know what one of the best things about Massively Uplifting is? Although the world focuses on giving good deeds and Joy...

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO resolutions for 2021

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Really, there's only one valid resolution for 2021: make it suck less than 2020. That aside, it's customary to ask the Massively OP writers to...
Plue Brotocol.

Blue Protocol continues to tease fans with a couple of brief combat clips

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Hey there, Blue Protocol friends! Would you like some slightly compressed action combat videos? No? Well too bad because that's what the...
Ominous.

End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO surprises of 2020

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Whew. We're finally getting close to the end of 2020, and I think I speak for all of us when I say that it...
Work on a team.

Square-Enix announces a permanent program allowing employees to work from home

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Like many companies, Square-Enix had to embrace work-from-home options earlier this year to deal with lockdowns across Japan. It appears those programs were considered...

Blue Protocol shares a couple of sneak peeks at a new region as players share CBT gameplay footage

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While we're still an indeterminate length of time before the in-development MMORPG Blue Protocol makes it to our shores, that doesn't mean we...

Pokemon Go announces better distance trading event after all, and it’s live today

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In our article on the reveal of Pokemon Go's upcoming Go Beyond update and its promised level cap increase, we noted how...

CCP Games’ EVE Online community raised $135,500 for COVID-19 response through PLEX for GOOD

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EVE Online is having a good run right about now. Not only is it busy enjoying topping its own Guinness World Records...

Massively Uplifting: Supporting small businesses, grieving through games, and lending helping hands

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Did you go trick-or-treating? There's still time! Here, have a handful of warm fuzzies! Take some full-sized good deeds! October has been full of...

Netmarble’s mobile TERA Origin to close down in Japan

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Oh you can give me all the big wet lavender anime eyes you want, banner girl, but your game is doomed. DOOMED, I say! The...
Time is a flat circle.

Vague Patch Notes: The wax and wane of MMOs and genres

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I started writing for Massively-that-was in October of 2009. That was 11 years ago. Oh... oh my word, no, that was so long ago....

Blue Protocol confirms NPC costumes for player characters in a preview

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It is the season for costumes, and since the pandemic is likely going to put the kibosh on a lot of costume-centered gatherings, it's...

Explaining Genshin Impact’s impact: The reinvention of gachapon

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Yes, I know Genshin Impact isn't an MMORPG. It's not even an MMO; it's just regular old multiplayer. But when its first

Here’s everything we know about the TERA PC, TERA Console, and Closers transfers

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The handover of TERA and Closers from En Masse to its parent company Krafton and Naddic, respectively, has been... well let's...
Plue Brotocol.

Blue Protocol readies up another closed beta test phase in Japan on November 7

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Closed beta for Bandai Namco's MMO Blue Protocol continues to roll on with another announced test phase for players in Japan starting...

The MOP Up: Wakfu’s great server merge

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Wakfu has finally set a date for its server merges. French servers are consolidating on October 14th, while international shards are coming together...
Emergency food.

Genshin Impact plans on more characters, more areas, and a PS5 release in the future

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The popular single-player/multiplayer RPG Genshin Impact will be expanding outside of what's currently available according to a miHoYo spokesperson who talked with...

The MOP Up: FFXIV blasts out its first remix album

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Final Fantasy XIV's soundtrack is downright legendary -- and now it's gotten even better, thanks to the game's first "remix" album that was...

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