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Daybreak has suffered another round of layoffs, between 60 and 70 people

It's Friday afternoon, which often portends bad news. Tonight, we're looking at more Daybreak layoffs. Massively OP understands that between 60 and 70 people may have been affected. Former SOE/Daybreak President John Smedley acknowledged the news on Twitter with a little bit of shade thrown in for good measure. The H1Z1 team working through NantWorks also tweeted its condolences.

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of Massively OP’s 2018 predictions

As we do every year, today we're going to peek back at the horrifying outcomes of last year's MOP staff predictions for the genre and the games within it to determine how well we did. After all, what would be the fun of making predictions if we couldn't giggle over our guesses a year later? So did we nail it or fail it? And did you fare better? Let's find out.

H1Z1 retunes its AR and AK weaponry with the latest patch

There's nothing festive about the latest Steam patch for H1Z1 (alias Z1 Battle Royale, alias Not Just Survive, alias Ricky "Player Pretty Well Known" Samberg)...
this is fine

H1Z1 gets a new community manager for its PC-based Z1 Battle Royale

Remember how H1Z1 branded itself as Z1 Battle Royale because at this point the game has changed names more often than most people...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 198: Manatee… in… spaaace!

Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard, LOTRO, Fallout 76, Star Citizen, H1Z1, City of Heroes, Elite Dangerous, Legends of Aria, and computer upgrades.

Jace Hall denies report about H1Z1’s esports league insolvency, view manipulation, and missing money

Over the weekend, eyebrows inched up again over ESPN's report on H1Z1's esports league, which was "suspended indefinitely" following what sounded like major...

First impressions of Fallout 76: The confusion that binds all gamers together

When something looks familiar and seems familiar yet is slightly and significantly different, it can really break your stride and cause you to stumble....
oh nooooo

H1Z1’s esports league is basically toast, ESPN reports

It looks like H1Z1's Pro League isn't gonna make it. ESPN is reporting this evening that the esports league teams received a letter...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 194: It belongs in a museum!

Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO's progression server, Trion's travails, the Video Game Museum's big win, Hellgate London, ESO Murkmire, Wild West Online, and Just Survive, with mailbag entries on P2W in emulations and mainstream MMO condescension.

The Stream Team: When Just Survive doesn’t

When Just Survive doesn't: A sunset stream. In a ranking of favorite streams, this type would not even make the list for Massively OP's...

Daybreak confirms that ex-H1Z1 sandbox Just Survive is still sunsetting tomorrow

It looks like Just Survive's sunset is really happening. Back in August, Daybreak announced that it was sunsetting the sandboxier zombie survival half...

Just Survive will in fact survive beyond its planned October sunset

Last month, H1Z1 players got the sad (if not entirely surprising) news that Daybreak would be sunsetting the game's Just Survive...
It's a playground.

The Daily Grind: What online game template will be the next to take off?

Like many of you, I remember the rise of MMOs when it was actually happening. I remember when shooters were king too. And I...

H1Z1’s PC ‘Z1 Battle Royale’ gets its first big update under its new joint studio today

When Daybreak announced its new investment and development partnership with NantWorks and Jace Hall set up shop inside the company, H1Z1 fans...
If I had known then what I know now, I... would have felt no different, really, but it might have mitigated stuff.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 186: The perfect storm of MMO news

Justin and Bree discuss WildStar's sunset, Pearl Abyss' acquisition of CCP and EVE Online, the new Lord of the Rings MMO, THQ Nordic's buy-up of 38 Studios MMO Project Copernicus, the Daybreak NantWorks investment/venture, Old School RuneScape, and MMO emulation.

Zombie MMO Dead Frontier 2 is in early access to scratch the H1Z1 Just Survive itch

I'm not quite sure how we missed Dead Frontier 2, but there it is on Steam, happily calling itself an MMO and an...

Daybreak announces new investment, new H1Z1 and EverQuest mobile titles, and a new esports arena

Today does seem to be the day for big financial bombshells, doesn't it? Turns out Daybreak had a card up its...
Everything's going fine.

H1Z1’s professional league is allegedly struggling in viewers, attendance, and actually paying its players

It looks like H1Z1 is having some problems with its professional e-sports league. This isn't entirely news, as the league faced controversy right...

The MOP Up: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds lets gamers tattle on each other (September 2, 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...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 184: Gamescom spectacular

Justin and Bree discuss Gamescom, anticipated MMOs, Ashes of Creation, New World, Maplestory 2, Torchlight Frontiers, Just Survive, and World of Warcraft, with mailbag entries on racing to the level cap and amazing visual moments in MMORPGs.