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Final Fantasy XIV revamps its online storefront

The Mog Station interface for buying optional items in Final Fantasy XIV is awful. Like, regardless of how you feel about the presence...

Path of Exile shares its most popular microtransaction items and looks at why they’re popular

Path of Exile has a cash shop. We don't really bring it up much because its offerings are almost completely cosmetic and...

Fight or Kite: Starborne is the MMORTS I didn’t know I was missing

For about 15 years, I’ve had an MMORTS shaped hole in my heart. I didn’t even realize it was there. I used to play...
Scratching an itch.

Phantasy Star Online 2 introduces its ‘scratch tickets’ lockboxes as the open beta kicks off

The open beta for Phantasy Star Online 2 has kicked off today on the Xbox One, with Windows 10 still listed as "coming...

Lootbox regulation recommended by Australian parliamentary committee

While words and recommendations can certainly be considered equal to vapor, the fact that Australia's parliament appears poised to make moves against lockbox monetization...

Wolcen devs discuss launch issues, cash shops, endgame updates, and a new story chapter

The developers of Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem recently sat down for an interview with Gamestar - it's in German, but a helpful...
Oh, hi.

Bless Unleashed offers a two-part preview of its cash shop

With Bless Unleashed finally approaching a launch, the developers want you to be aware of it and feeling good about giving it a spin....
This is what you are.

The IRS deleted guidelines citing Fortnite’s Vbucks as virtual currency like Bitcoin

Every so often you just get to see a news story and think to yourself that this is going to turn into a major issue...

Massively Overthinking: MassivelyOP, five years in

Five years ago, we flipped a switch, let the site go live, and published our first article as Massively OP. It was from Justin,...

The Game Archaeologist: The legacy of Guild Wars

Last week on The Game Archaeologist, we examined the exciting beginnings of Guild Wars, thanks to a trio of ex-Blizzard developers who...

Apex Legends is getting a mobile version for the Chinese market

Mobile gaming and breaking into the Chinese gaming market (however lucrative that may or may not be) are still going to be things...

Blizzard’s Diablo just picked up a new overseer, and some fans are worried

Well now, the Diablo franchise just got a wee bit more interesting. Prominent Epic and Microsoft developer Rod Fergusson announced last night that...

Destiny 2’s Eververse cash shop begins to invade the game once again

There's just something about Destiny 2 repeating its own history. Think back to 2017, when the game's Dawning holiday event caused a...

The best MassivelyOP community Daily Grinds of 2019

Last year, I counted it up: The first Daily Grind on Massively was written on November 3rd, 2007, one day after Old Massively...

Mobile MMORPG Tales of Wind aims to release on PC this week

If you ask me, you can never have enough cute in your MMORPG diet, so at least from a visual standpoint consider me passing...

EVE Evolved: First impressions of the EVE Echoes mobile beta

EVE Online has been a PC MMO staple now for over 16 years, carving out a niche for itself as a long-term hobby...

Google and Epic Games are squabbling over Fortnite’s Android fees – again

Epic Games and Google are butting heads in what continues to be the technology version of a DragonBall Z fight with similar levels of...

Path of Exile’s Conquerors of the Atlas update sparks a $53,750 boss kill challenge

A new content update for an MMO is exciting enough, but when you pair it up with $53,750 worth of prizes, it blows off...
To rather uneventfully go.

Star Trek Online makes Phoenix Packs permanent while removing a daily free pack

The biggest problem you can get with exchanges between real-money currencies and in-game currencies in MMOs is when one is far more valuable than...

SuperData October 2019: League of Legends is back on top as console and PC trend downward

SuperData's October 2019 global revenue report on the video game industry is up today, and if you were hoping the PC and console...

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