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Wizard101 digs up trouble and adds a spell boosting system with the Wizard City Underground update

Wizard City is a lot of things, but "dangerous" isn't normally one of them. At least, that used to be the case until one...

Grounded is a Honey, I Shrunk the Kids survival adventure

How's this for an elevator pitch: Take the overcrowded survival game genre but shrink the players and thrust them into a Honey, I Shrunk...

Into the Super-verse: Ship of Heroes’ character creator is bare-bones yet still engaging

Every once in a while, Hollywood releases a pair of movies from different studios at the same time that cover, more or less, the...
Here's Mei! You like mei, right?

China is really adding that youth gaming curfew and block on sex and gore in games

Sometimes it's easy to forget that gamers over in China have it very different than we do in the west. If you need a...

Massively Uplifting: Gamers and studios raise millions for Extra Life and other charities

Had enough of the tricks of October? How about some treats now that we're in November! Generous donations #forthekids were collected by gamers and...

The MOP Up: The Division 2 places the Pentagon under siege

A pair of new narrative missions are coming soon to The Division 2, tasking players with liberating the Pentagon and exploring the DARPA...

The Game Archaeologist: A brief history of Multi-User Dungeons

You know that sinking feeling when you get into something that's way, waaaay over your head and you have no choice but to swim...

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen details racial passives with new video newsletter

Hey, kids! How do you like to take your newsletters? Do you like them in neatly organized and well-written text format, or do you...

Miniature Desert Oasis: Hands-on with the upcoming Black Desert Mobile

Five years ago, if you'd asked me about any mobile game, I wouldn't have even considered it a real game. I'd have considered it...

The Stream Team: Partying for Pirate101’s 7th birthday

Who doesn't love a pirate-themed birthday party? Massively OP's MJ sure does! And today, Pirate101 is celebrating its 7th birthday! MJ has donned her...

The MOP Up: Star Trek Online’s thorny patrol

Cryptic is really hot to trot with Star Trek Online's new patrol system, and this past week the studio highlighted the third new one:...

Pirate101 and Wizard101 are both getting new card packs

Coming soon, Kingisle will simultaneously launch new card packs for both Wizard101 and Pirate101, bringing them directly to live with no...

Massively Overthinking: MMOs, challenge, and flow

A couple of weeks ago, MMO developer Mark Kern tweeted a controversial claim about how challenge and interactivity is the point of games...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of FusionFall’s soundtrack

I can't say that I was ever that cognizant of Cartoon Network's foray into massively multiplayer online gaming. FusionFall is lumped into that...

Predictably, the ESA rebuffs UK call to ban lockboxes, citing nebulous transparent lockbox plan

Yesterday, we covered the UK government’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee panel report on addictive technologies: Readers will recall that the...

UK parliament committee calls for ban on selling lockboxes to kids, deems games industry ‘wilfully obtuse’

As gamers will recall, the UK government's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee panel has been investigating addictive technologies for the better...
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For Science: Another longitudinal study demonstrates no link between video games and aggression

Back in July, we covered a Stetson University paper for a study that examined over 3000 Singaporean primary and secondary school students over...

The Stream Team: Celebrating 11 years of Wizard101 with 11 days of specials

When you turn 11, why not party for 11 days? Wizard101 has something special planned for players in honor of its 11th birthday...
Get in, losers, we're going exploring.

Perfect Ten: The fantasy MMO zone atlas

There are, let's face it, a limited number of different ways to design real-adjacent zones in any fantasy game. At the end of the...

Meta: Join us for Massively OP’s first Mo Mania stream-athon on Friday, August 23!

Mo Mania? You might be wondering just what exactly that odd entry on the OPTV stream calendar for tomorrow is. That's what we're...

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