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MMO Business Roundup: China’s freeze, ABK’s new diversity officer, and Sony and Epic’s metaverse

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. China has ended its latest gaming-approval freeze after nine months of regulators locking out...

Fight or Kite: Classic Robocraft is a mashup of a Minecraftian block-builder and arena brawler

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Robocraft - now there's a name I haven’t heard in a long time. Back in those days, we played things fast and loose. You...

Elite Dangerous deploys an Update 11 hotfix that adds more bartender materials and fixes Protect missions

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There's nothing more lovely to see for many than a well-stocked bar, and owners of Fleet Carriers in Elite: Dangerous are getting something like...

LEGO pauses launch of Overwatch 2 toy set over ongoing Activision-Blizzard scandal

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Activision-Blizzard might've thought it could start over after the holidays and put some distance between it and the massive discrimination and harassment scandal it...

Star Citizen and EVE Online appear to be gearing up for a community LEGO build-off

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It all started with a tweet from Star Citizen, calling attention to an impressive LEGO build of a Drake Vulture (the builder even created...

LEGO Universe emu Darkflame Universe has released its server source code

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In the middle of October we had to report the bittersweet news that the LEGO Universe emulator Darkflame Universe was going to shut down...

Choose My Adventure: Cobbling together a death brick in Avorion

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You know how your first construction job in a survival sandbox is a perfectly functional but spectacularly hideous in terms of aesthetics? That was...
You are bad and you should feel bad.

Vague Patch Notes: NFTs in gaming are a bad, dumb idea

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This is going to be a little more ranty than usual. Apologies for that in advance, but... well, we're talking about NFTs. NFTs are...

LEGO Universe emulator Darkflame Universe is going dark – but not before distributing its source code

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Darkflame Universe, the player-run emulator of the long-shuttered MMO LEGO Universe, has been rather quiet for a while now. Readers will recall that the...

Gamescom 2021: New World open beta Sept. 9, plus DokeV, Valheim, Halo Infinite, Riders Republic news

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Gamescom 2021 is officially kicking off today as a free virtual event as the pandemic drags on. The Geoff Keighley-helmed opening night live event for...

Lego Universe rogue server pushes out huge update with beta still on the way

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If you don't even recall LEGO Universe, don't blame a faulty memory. The short-lived MMO was only on the scene from 2010 to 2012...

The Game Archaeologist: Jumpgate and Jumpgate Evolution

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Historically, space-bound MMORPGs have not had as easy of a go as their fantasy counterparts. For one thing, there are proportionally fewer of them...

MMO Business Roundup: Roblox prank, Hi-Rez, Wargaming, Epic’s funding round, CCP’s metaverse

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! A Roblox player from a goofy political meme group apparently pulled quite a stunt...

LEGO Universe emulator Darkflame Universe outlines its next steps to closed beta

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Let's say you were swimming around in the retrospective of LEGO Universe and it got you pining for the brick fjords, so you look...

LEGO Universe documentary podcasts continue as old videos re-release to mark the MMORPG’s 10th anniversary

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Near the tail end of February, we noted that the LEGO group has been putting a lot of spotlights on the sunsetted LEGO Universe...

LEGO documentary details the saga of the LEGO Universe MMORPG

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Anyone here recall LEGO Universe? The game has had a bumpy history to say the least, much of which we've touched on when we...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 302: Your MMO mail, our MMO opinions

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Justin and Bree tackle an all-mailbag show, with topics including gaming music and writing mainstream awards, MMO exploration, crafting and EVE Online, vanilla Guild Wars 2, the "one MMO" gamer, MMOs that make you want to play other MMOs, WoW transmog, Raph Koster's brain, and Shadowbane.

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMO developer quotes of 2020

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We have a fun end-of-the-year tradition on MOP to recap the best and worst MMO developer quotes of the year. In fact, I keep...
Must we?

Lego Ventures marketing guy calls Fortnite the ‘first credible metaverse’

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Are you intrigued by the idea of a metaverse? A digital space where social activity, multiplayer online gaming, and shared creativity merge into one...

The MOP Up: Twin Saga blossoms into spring

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Spring has blossomed in Twin Saga, with the huge Update 25 bringing a new Senshi quest, the Trade Fjord and Fairy Valley zones, the...

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