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Pearl Abyss makes a deal with Kakao Games to acquire Black Desert’s South Korean publishing rights

Black Desert developer Pearl Abyss has struck an agreement with the game's publisher, Kakao Games, to acquire the publishing rights for...
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Will you be paying for Xbox All Access, Microsoft’s latest Xbox sub?

Would you - or do you already - pay a sub for a console? Microsoft is banking on it, doubling down on its existing...
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The ESA claims crunch issues in the industry have been declining over the past decade

Crunch - the act of putting in way too much overtime to get a video game completed and out the door - is a...

Under pressure, Sony claims it’s looking into solving its crossplay dilemma

Under great amounts of pressure to reverse its anti-crossplay stance with the PlayStation 4, Sony has finally capitulated somewhat by saying that it...

First impressions of State of Decay 2: Frolicking fun with friends and zombies

State of Decay 2 is out, and I know, I know, it's not an MMO, but it does have online multiplayer in a...

Sea of Thieves confirms crossplay between Xbox One and PC

Here's some exciting news coming out of Gamescom's early Microsoft presentation this week: Sea of Thieves will be linking up its PC and...

E3 2017: Hands-on with Sea of Thieves’ multiplayer ship crewing

As I mentioned in MassivelyOP's Best of E3 Overthinking article, I came away from this year's con thinking Sea of Thieves was...

RIFT’s Starfall Prophecy name change was provoked by a trademark lawsuit

If you were a little bit puzzled by Trion's announcement this week that it was changing the name of RIFT's latest expansion from...

The MOP Up: Scorpio’s doomsday device (April 9, 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...
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Conan Exiles will have no boners on Xbone

As it stands right now, players in Conan Exiles may stride across the land with mighty swords or short stabbing implements held high...

Examining the potential for exercise and exploration in Pokemon GO

Just in time for your New Year's resolution, we reported on how Pokemon Go was featured in a peer-reviewed study on getting people to move...

Microsoft pulls the plug on Halo Online in Russia

Sorry, Russia: Master Chief is turning his back on you after all. Announced a year and a half ago, Halo Online had some fans...

The Game Archaeologist: Six videos from MMOs that never launched

Whenever I compile lists or run articles on MMOs that never made it out of the gate, it seems as though talking about it...

The Game Archaeologist: True Fantasy Live Online

As an extremely amateur historian -- and an extremely attractive archaeologist -- I've always been fascinated with the "what ifs" of gaming's timeline. What...

Xbox One opens the door to cross-network play

The barrier between console and PC players has lowered a notch this week with an announcement from Microsoft concerning the Xbox One. The...

The Game Archaeologist: Asheron’s Call

It's hard being the youngest child -- you get the hand-me-downs, suffer through swirlies by older siblings, and eventually develop such a neurosis that...

The Game Archaeologist: Microsoft’s Mythica

While Microsoft may be the big cheese when it comes to operating systems and worldwide domination, for whatever reason the company has the...

Windows 10 and your favorite MMORPGs

If you're upgrading to Windows 10 this week, congratulations! You're brave! You might be in for a week of tech headaches and busted...

E3 2015: David Braben on Elite: Dangerous

How does the guy who got motion sickness from Kirby's Air Ride get assigned to the flight simulators every year? Yes, at this year's...
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Those Halo Online modders aren’t scared of Microsoft

Microsoft's recent DMCA takedown notice may have temporarily derailed plans to liberate Halo Online from its Russia-only prison, but the modders responsible...

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