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The Daily Grind: What’s your core problem with mobile MMOs, and is it fixable?

Droid Gamers put out an interesting piece this weekend that to me illuminates how the ongoing conversation about mobile MMOs go south. Author...

Dungeon Runners is ‘reborn’ as a fan emulator that’s coming in 2019

Anyone remember Dungeon Runners? NCsoft's quirky action-MMORPG never was a massive hit, but it did garner its fair share of loyal followers. The...
it just keep rolling

Path of Exile takes a trip down release memory lane

It's been a long path to where we are now for Path of Exile, and as the development team takes a holiday it...

Anthem doesn’t need whales to succeed, says BioWare’s Mike Gamble

It's fairly common knowledge that many games with microtransactions tend to rely heavily on big-spending "whales" to keep their finances in the black and...

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMO developer quotes of 2018

It's become a tradition on Massively OP to include among our end-of-the-year roundups and editorials and retrospectives a run-down of our favorite - and least favorite - MMO dev quotes of the year, be they obscure, poignant, or just plain dumb. So once again, for this week's Massively Overthinking, I've asked our staff to offer up those quotes and then reflect on what we from the year and reflect on just what we've learned from them.

Red Dead Online players voice concerns over game’s economy and balance

As of today, Red Dead Redemption 2's multiplayer component, Red Dead Online, is available to all players, and while the experience has...

SuperData: Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty dominate October as Blizzard titles slip

Surprising absolutely no one, Red Dead Redemption 2 killed it (and the horse it rode in on) in October. According to SuperData's...

Hellgate is back on Steam and buyable, but without Tokyo or multiplayer

The Hellgate is open for business. Again. Really and truly. HanbitSoft has been milking the Hellgate London cow for the better part of a...
Knives out.

BlizzCon 2018: Diablo Immortal lore, zone, class, and Q&A recap

Blizzard's Wyatt Cheng and Matthew Burger took the stage for the Diablo Immortal Q&A panel at BlizzCon tonight, clearly aware of...
luls

Fallout 76’s Atom shop is in the game’s beta (but not usable just yet)

As you walk through the wasteland in the Fallout 76, be on the lookout for Atoms. Yes, with a capital letter, that's the...
luls

Check out the Fallout 76 live-action trailer from the sportsball game as Pete Hines talks MTX

If you're not into fall football, you likely missed Bethsoft's big reveal: a live-action Fallout 76 trailer shown during the Saints vs. Vikings...

Sea of Thieves’ Forsaken Shores introduces ocean hazards to kill you in new and interesting ways

After so many delays that we grew tired of posting about them, Sea of Thieves' third major update, Forsaken Shores, is finally live,...
MONEY

MapleStory 2 updates exchange rates for NX currency in Europe

Money! You need it, you like it, you use it to buy NX in MapleStory 2 for all sorts of fun microtransaction stuff....

World of Warcraft guild Method nets world-first Mythic Uldir clear, Blizzard introduces $75 mount-and-subscription bundle

Just over one week after Blizzard opened the gates to World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth's mythic Uldir raid, the raid...

EVE Evolved: Two ways that EVE Online’s monetisation could be expanded under Pearl Abyss

When Pearl Abyss bought out CCP Games last week, the overwhelming message to EVE Online players was that it would be business...

ArenaNet introduces World Boss Teleport Device to Guild Wars 2 cash shop, unveils redesigned website

A new item added to the Guild Wars 2 cash shop allows players to teleport instantly to world bosses. The aptly named World...

EVE Evolved: What could the sale of CCP Games mean for EVE Online?

Just a few days ago, we awoke to news so unexpected that it made me check I hadn't time-traveled to April 1st: EVE...

No Man’s Sky kicks off its first official community event

No Man's Sky didn't just expand into persistent multiplayer with its NEXT update but also laid down the foundation for regular community events...

City of Titans explains costume unlocking

A recent post by the City of Titans team in which it briefly mentioned "costume unlocks" for the upcoming superhero MMO got the...

Endless Trials seeks $66K on Kickstarter to build a semi-hardcore endgame PvE MMO that omits grind

Here's a new one for us, and if you like it, you can throw money at it right now: It's called Endless Trials, and...

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