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Known primarily for Second Life.

Virtual Earth Online looks like a Minecraft and Second Life mash-up

So you're tired of visiting far-flung post-apoc space stations, fantasy ghost castles, underground slime lairs, and zombie grottos on Mars. What's next? How about......

One Shots: I think I’m turning Japanese

I've got your picture of me and you You wrote "I love you," I love you too I sit there staring and there's nothing...

The Game Archaeologist: Furcadia

Let's face it: There isn't really a huge pool of MMORPGs from the 1990s to explore in this column. By now I have done...

Massively Overthinking: How should MMOs make money in a world without lockboxes?

Earlier this week, MOP's Justin expressed frustration over lockboxes, feeling especially provoked. "As both a player and a journalist, I find it insulting when...

MMOs you’ve never heard of: Metin2, Orake, Crusaders of Light, Legends of Equestria, and Sansar

We're willing to bet that some of you visit Massively OP because you are keeping an eye out for new conquests: games you have...

The MOP Up: EVE Valkyrie lowers its price point (June 11, 2017)

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...

Second Life bunnies doomed to death

If Second Life had a mascot, other than a pile of soiled sex toys, it might just be Ozimals. These are adorable little bunnies...

Second Life as a modern refuge for the disabled

I'm certain I'm not alone in having been ill and injured several times over my life, once when I couldn't walk without considerable effort...

We’re gonna have gorgeous hair in City of Titans

A few weeks ago, the Massively OP writers were hanging in the news room on a tear about mohawks. We're not against mohawks. Mohawks...
Throw wide the gates to let us pass once more.

The Daily Grind: Have you ever participated in a protest in an MMORPG?

Protests in the real world dominated this past weekend's news, and while I surfed around for an in-game equivalent to cover, I couldn't find...
Actually developing a title to not be a boring slog is a skill some developers have yet to master.

Perfect Ten: The worst-squandered IPs in online gaming

There are always going to be differences in opinion about what should be done with an IP based upon a franchise. That's just natural....

Player wanders into deserted virtual world, finds abundant creepiness

Chances are that you're unfamiliar with Active Worlds. It was a virtual world created in 1995 with the ability for players to create...

The Game Archaeologist: 1988’s Monster

"You're in the middle of a vast hall stretching out of sight to the east and west. Strange shadows play across the high vaulted...

One Shots: Rainbow glory

Even the grimdark world of Diablo III has a cute, rainbow-colored side... and reader Zulika is the one to take us through the...

The Daily Grind: How might VR reshape the MMOscape?

Oculus Connect 2, a VR conference hosted by the folks behind Oculus, is set for just a few weeks from now. You probably didn't...

These are the companies that are trying to build the metaverse

Did you know that Linden Lab is hard at work on a sequel to its Second Life virtual world? Yep, it is,...

The Game Archaeologist: The Sims Online

The Sims Online was one of the odder entrants into the MMO genre, an online iteration of an immensely popular game franchise that...

The Soapbox: Star Citizen is still worth the wait

Wow, it's Star Citizen and Derek Smart in the same post! OK, now that I've stopped laughing (again), you can call me...

Meet the MMO that lives in Second Life

Welcome to MMOception: an MMO within an MMO (or if you want to get technical, an MMO within a "virtual world"), By using scripting and...

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