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Blizzard scales back Heroes of the Storm development cadence, esports, and dev team

If you wondered how Blizzard MOBA Heroes of the Storm was performing, today's announcement should serve as a pretty good clue it's...
I don't like this, but hey, someone did.

Vague Patch Notes: MMO emulation as a paean for the dead vs. a mockery of the living

If you ever need to know why we'll happily cover Star Wars Galaxies emulators and not Ultima Online emulators here on Massively Overpowered, the...
I HAVE TO RENEW MY HOUSE COME ON

The Daily Grind: Do you ever put MMOs into personal maintenance mode?

There is no point when I stop playing Final Fantasy XIV, but there are times when I'm not playing much. My interest wanes, I...

Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Stewart Chisam makes sense of the studio split, hints at new game

You've heard of Simon Says? At Hi-Rez Expo I played Stew Says, but in this game I try to get Stew Chisam, President...
lol gross

Splatoon 2’s final content update drops on December 5

Good news, Splatoon 2 fans, you're getting a content update on December 5th! The bad news is that it's the last one you're...

The Game Archaeologist: Castle Infinity, the MMO that was literally rescued from a dumpster

In the grand history of MMORPGs, kids games seem to have it rougher than most. Developers have had a hard time cracking into that...
Just call me angel of the morning, angel.

Gamigo considers ‘quality of life improvements’ for RIFT post-Trion, but there’s little else shared

We've  heard from the ArcheAge and Trove teams about just what plans Gamigo has for those games following Trion Worlds' apparent...

Funcom is now working on at least six new games, including a new open-world multiplayer title

Man, just a couple of years ago, there was serious concern that Funcom wouldn't make it another quarter, and now here we are in...

MMO Business Roundup: Fractured Space, Runic Games, Michael Jordan esports, Epic investment, and the China problem

Welcome back to another quick trip through some of the week's business bits and bobs. First up, some bad news. Edge Case's gorgeous F2P...

Daybreak confirms that ex-H1Z1 sandbox Just Survive is still sunsetting tomorrow

It looks like Just Survive's sunset is really happening. Back in August, Daybreak announced that it was sunsetting the sandboxier zombie survival half...

Whatever happened to Divergence Online, Tree of Life, and Eternal Crusade?

Ever pause during your day and find yourself wondering, “Whatever happened to that game?” With hundreds upon hundreds of online titles these days, it’s surprisingly...
Bye.

LawBreakers has formally shut down

It doesn't come as a surprise, but LawBreakers has officially gone dark now with the shutdown of its servers. This follows
Sorry, guy.

Vague Patch Notes: WildStar deserves its shutdown, even though we loved it

Last week, when we heard that WildStar was being shut down, I penned a truthful, heartfelt eulogy for the game as it...

Trion Worlds rebuts staffing rumors, confirms RIFT is not in maintenance mode

We received a concerning tip today claiming MMORPG company Trion Worlds was forcing employees into paid time off ahead of some sort of...

The Survivalist: Which sci-fi crash site survival sandbox should you play?

Survival sandboxes have certainly come a long way in the last couple of years. Not only has the number of new genres exploded (as...

Hi-Rez reorganizes SMITE, Paladins, and Realm Royale teams as newly renamed substudios

Hi-Rez Studios is making bold moves today: It's just announced that it's splitting up the band, unbundling its games teams into separate but...

Global Chat: A starting point for WoW Classic

The recent announcement of WoW Classic's starting point -- Patch 1.12 -- started to make the prospect of this legacy server a...
You probably can't pick Odin.

Final Fantasy XI developers answer fan questions on Reddit

Age is catching up to Final Fantasy XI, but the development team remains as passionate as ever. For the game's 16th Anniversary, English-speaking...

Whatever happened to Tibia, The Realm Online, and Meridian 59?

Ever pause during your day and find yourself wondering, “Whatever happened to that game?” With hundreds upon hundreds of online titles these days, it’s surprisingly...

The Survivalist: Eight ways to give Just Survive a fighting chance

Do you remember at the beginning of May when Just Survive was talking about "working on a plan to go forward"? I...

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