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Mobile augmented reality game Minecraft Earth enters early access in the US

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The real world and the world of Minecraft -- or at least its general sense of collaborative building -- have combined with the early...

Xbox’s Phil Spencer elaborates on community controls in the works to make Xbox Live less toxic

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Jean-Paul Sartre's play "No Exit" provided us with the phrase "Hell is other people," and if you've dared to leave your mic or chat...

Microsoft is bringing more Xbox Game Studios titles to Steam and other platforms

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Microsoft seems to be branching out with its game distribution policies, as it announced this week that it will be working to make more...

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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

Sea of Thieves confirms crossplay between Xbox One and PC

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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 Xbox...

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

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As I mentioned in MassivelyOP's Best of E3 Overthinking article, I came away from this year's con thinking Sea of Thieves was the best playable...
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RIFT’s Starfall Prophecy name change was provoked by a trademark lawsuit

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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 Starfall Prophecy...

The MOP Up: Scorpio’s doomsday device (April 9, 2017)

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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...
This tower does not exist.

Conan Exiles will have no boners on Xbone

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

Examining the potential for exercise and exploration in Pokemon GO

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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 more. But...
Mister Chef.

Microsoft pulls the plug on Halo Online in Russia

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

The Game Archaeologist: Six videos from MMOs that never launched

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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

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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

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

The Game Archaeologist: Asheron’s Call

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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

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

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