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Project Gorgon opens microtransaction shop full of stuff you can’t use yet

Monetization is always a tricky topic in MMOs, especially when it comes to microtransactions, but that's just the territory that Project Gorgon devs...
Oh, hey, didn't see you guys.

No Man’s Sky is planning its major Beyond update for the summer with online play

We've been covering No Man's Sky for a long while here, first because the game was supposed to have a multiplayer component and...

EVE Evolved: The war on bots in EVE Online

The news dropped recently that EVE Online will be adding some new limitations and restrictions to its free-to-play tier, which may seem odd...
Not another one.

Kritika Online is shutting down in the west in April

Sad news for Kritika Online fans today, as En Masse Entertainment has officially announced the shuttering of the game on April 30th...

EVE Evolved: EVE Online has a gambling problem

The gambling debate has kicked off again in EVE Online, this time in response to the annual Guardian's Gala event that's currently running...
Love is in the bear.

Yet more MMO Valentine’s Day events: AdventureQuest 3D, Defiance 2050, Skyforge, and Chronicles of Elyria

Love is in the air everywhere you look around. And what better way to celebrate love than through an event in a game centered...
More like... mild.

Wild Terra is going free-to-play next week as its ‘next stage of active growth’

You might have wondered whether this was happening, given all the key giveaways, but yes, you were right: Juvty Worlds is taking its isometric...

Astellia confirms it’ll be buy-to-play in the west, won’t be a ‘smash-and-grab’

At PAX South this weekend, Astellia reps did indeed sit for a panel on the game as promised - a panel hosted,...

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...
DIVE

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,...

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