Massively on the Go: Gen 9 means Pokemon needs to grow in age and numbers

The Pokemon series is about to enter Generation 9 with Pokemon Scarlet and Violet versions near the end of 2022. And rejoice, gamers, as it's going...
Sure. That sounds right.

Diablo III prepares ‘echoing nightmares’ for Patch 2.7.3

Starting Thursday, Diablo III will be testing Patch 2.7.3 in preparation for the release of Season 26 later this month. The keystone feature of...

Massively Overthinking: Initial thoughts on Guild Wars 2’s End of Dragons

We're just a few days into the launch of Guild Wars 2's End of Dragons, one of the highlights of the year and sandwiched...

The Daily Grind: What mouse and keyboard do you use for MMO play?

Last week, my keyboard died. Well, it didn't die so much as "was brutally murdered by kids spilling juice all over it," but the...

MGI Q4 2021: Gamigo’s parent company guns for mobile, takes over Wizard101 EU publishing, ignores RIFT

Gamigo's parent company, Media and Games Invest SE aka MGI, released its Q4 2021 financials to investors this week, reporting a 65% revenue bump...

The Daily Grind: Are you looking for reasons to *not* play MMOs?

Earlier this week, I was chatting with MOP's Chris about Conan Chop Chop when he mentioned that the game is surprisingly intense. "It will...

Massively on the Go: How pokedex building could be used for server-wide ‘science’ questing

Well, I'm sorry to report to multiplayer gamers that despite having online features like New Pokemon Snap, Pokemon Legends: Arceus is very much a solo game,...

MMO Business Roundup: The gaming industry reacts to the Ukraine crisis

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent business and industry news. Ukraine: First, there's no way around the news that Russia shelled and...
How are you this way.

Pirate101 and Wizard101 bring back the Friendship Festival as KingsIsle talks Pirate101 development trajectory

While Valentine's Day is technically behind us on the calendar, KingIsle's MMOs Wizard101 and Pirate101 are still very much in the spirit of love....

Massively Uplifting: MMOs show true love through helping kids, planting trees

Attitudes and thoughts about Valentine's Day vary widely, from crass commercialism to idyllic romanticism to complete indifference. But the fact remains that the spirit...

Massively Overthinking: What else could Blizzard do to fix World of Warcraft?

Last time in Massively Overthinking, our writers and readers sure did have a lot of good ideas to fix New World that Amazon won't...

Global Chat: Is free-to-play in MMOs universally awful?

I think a lot of us sport a wide range of opinions on free-to-play business models, particularly depending on the way it's applied to...

Battle Bards Episode 209: Superhero MMOs

When they’re not saving the world from bad tunes, the Battle Bards stuff themselves into spandex and try out for sixth-tier superhero teams. Because...
It's an old deck, I swear.

Perfect Ten: Genuinely fun MMO minigames

Few people are without opinions on minigames in MMOs. Some love 'em, some hate 'em, and some just ignore 'em. Some even despise that...

Massively on the Go: Orna’s a definitive MMOARG – but it keeps you at home

Twice now I have suggested a theoretical Earthbound ARG, and a central idea of such a game would be having a chosen safe spot for...

Multiplayer farming sim Farm Together just launched its first DLC in over two years

Back in 2021, I became briefly obsessed with a game called Farm Together that's a bit like Harvest Moon or Stardew Valley but with...
How are you this way.

Wizard101 and Pirate101 developer KingsIsle promises ‘exciting things’ for its January 27 KI Live broadcast

The KI Live broadcasts from Wizard101 and Pirate101 developer KingsIsle are usually something that regular fans of both games want to pay attention to,...

Perfect Ten: The best value MMOs at the start of 2022

One of the reasons that I have been a huge fan of MMORPGs for nearly two decades now is that they offer a terrific...

The Game Archaeologist: The Blizzard Real ID fiasco of 2010

As we come off a year when Blizzard Entertainment's seedy underbelly of scandals and coverups was exposed, I thought it might be worth risking...

Massively Overthinking: Our 2022 MMO resolutions

Even if you're the kind of person who is deeply opposed to the idea of resolutions - or your typical resolution fizzles out by...