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The MOP Up: EVE Online phases out DirectX 9 (June 5, 2016)

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...

WildStar’s soundtrack is now for sale

WildStar Composer Jeff Kurtenacker is interrupting your normal daily routine for this important announcement: "Today! It's out. How big can we...

Jukebox Heroes: Wild West MMO tunes

"Wait a minute," you say out loud to your computer. "Western MMORPGs aren't a thing, except in my fondest dreams. How can you write...

Jukebox Heroes: Great tunes from dead MMOs

When a beloved MMORPG is canceled, it doesn't entirely vanish without a trace. After all, there are thousands (if not millions) of eyewitnesses with...

One Shots: You put a spell on me

One of the very few MMORPGs that my wife and I ever played together was Wizard101, and I think most of that time...
How are you this way.

Rumor: Wizard101 and Pirate101 developer KingsIsle hit by layoffs [Confirmed]

Industry vets on Twitter have begun sending condolences to KingsIsle employees allegedly hit with "mass" or "massive" layoffs today. KingsIsle is the studio...

The MOP Up: Setting a VR world record (May 8, 2016)

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...

One Shots: Slipping between shadows

I'm not one of the stealthy types in MMOs, mostly because very few games give me the chance to hang upside-down from rafters and...

Perfect Ten: The final minutes of beloved MMORPGs

"This is how the world ends," T S Eliot wrote in his famous poem, "not with a bang, but with a whimper." That might well...

Chaos Theory: The Secret World survival game

I've been thinking. (A dangerous pastime, I know!) And I think I have come up with a solution to a number of the things...

EVE Fanfest 2016: CCP Falcon on Fanfest, the EVE community, and harassment

Over its almost 13 years of operation, sci-ci MMO EVE Online has gained a largely undeserved reputation for antisocial behaviour. EVE is built...

Funcom has another Secret World spin-off in the works, gives up on LEGO Minifigures Online

Funcom's annual report is out, and there's a whole lot to glean from the document about the company's state and its future...

Paragon’s Iggy and Scorch are an explosive mix

Kids, don't drink and drive. Unless, for some bizarre reason, you end up in a MOBA where you've transformed into an alcoholic gremlin-thing and...

Pirate101 gives away free hats while Wizard101 introduces daily assignments

Let's check in with KingsIsle's 101 universe today, shall we? Stating in Pirate101, the swashbuckling game is giving away free "Helms of...

Perfect Ten: Most notable console MMORPGs to date

It used to be that hunting for a console MMORPG was one of the most fruitless endeavors known to gamers. The PC was where...
I'm not back on any BS, I never left it.

Perfect Ten: Why MMORPG studios don’t just reboot their games

Last Friday's WildStar news made me sad. I'm sad because there are two games at war within that title. One of them is...

Global Chat: The death of EverQuest Next

There are some MMO industry events that, when they occur, spark a wildfire of blog posts across the community. This past week's announcement by...
Yes, this assuages my nervousness, you bet.

Working As Intended: The fate of the MMORPG genre

I don't think I'm exaggerating to say that this past weekend was a strange one in the MMORPG community, when gamers across the wide expanse...

The MOP Up: Blade & Soul brings in the Warlock (March 6, 2016)

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...

Allods Online’s New Order will be broken up into four seasons

Does anyone else find it slightly ominous that the Russian-created Allods Online has an update coming out called "New Order?" Will all MMOs...

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