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Massively Overthinking: Are MMOs suffering from shrinkflation?

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So last week we bought some Girl Scout cookies from a neighbor kid, and I was surprised to find out they were only $5...

Co-op third-person shooter Helldivers 2 promises a focus on ‘earning the right to monetize’ its players

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Last week was a pretty big deal for fans of co-op action shooters, as Helldivers 2 made what looks to be a pretty triumphant...

Interview: Survival MMO Age of Water on monetization, sandbox play, and the Q1 early access launch

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Way back at the end of 2020, we first caught wind of a new sandbox called Age of Water: Developed by Three Whales Studio...
this is so sad play... well, you know

Nexon is shutting down its multiplayer medieval war game Warhaven in April

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You may not have thought much about Warhaven this week prior to reading our PvP columnist Sam Kash's take on the game's current state...

The Daily Grind: How much do you think the whales of your top MMO spend in a year?

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A few weeks back, following Korea's Fair Trade Commission ordering Nexon to pay nearly $9M in fines over its deceptive gamble-upgrade mechanics, players went...

Path of Exile 2 talks movement, microtransactions, builds, and more in new interview

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The Path of Exile 2 playerbase got themselves a little treat earlier this week when game director Johnathan Rogers sat down for an interview...

MassivelyOP’s 2023 Golden Yachties: Best Worst MMO Microtransaction

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MassivelyOP's not-so-serious end-of-the-year awards kick off today with our award for the Best Worst MMO Microtransaction. Yes, it's time once again for the Golden...

Fortnite’s expensive race cars are now slightly less expensive after players revolt

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How much would you be willing to pay for a car in Fortnite? Besides $0 anyway; we see you, commenters. Epic Games asked that...

Hardcore MMO Eternal Tombs shows how its team will trigger dynamic events for you

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If you can get past the hardcore attitude of the upcoming Eternal Tombs (and hey, maybe that's a desirable quality for you!), you may...

Blizzard says it’s ‘held back surprises’ for WoW Classic’s Season of Discovery

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The questions keep rolling in about World of Warcraft's future -- and Blizzard keeps fielding them. The studio's recent Q&A also tackled topics related...
Must we?

MMO Business Roundup: Gaming addiction, GTA6, Ubisoft layoffs, Epic v. Google, and more

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. There's been a lot this week, so we'll keep 'em brief! Addiction: A woman...

Pixadom is an indie 2-D pixel art MMORPG that focuses on social gameplay

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The MMORPG subreddit is once again gracing genre followers with another indie game introduction. This time it's Pixadom, an in-development cutesy and colorful 2-D...

Destiny 2’s Bungie addresses layoffs and prior releases as devs express ‘anger, sadness and fear’

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This news update is essentially a tale of two sides of the same Destiny 2 coin: On the one side, there's the public-facing statement...

The Game Archaeologist: Firefall, an MMO tragedy about more than just a bus

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Back when I first started writing for Massively and was energetic enough to go on trips to trade shows, I hit up a PAX...

Pantheon argues 247 extraction mode is meant to satisfy replayability and runs parallel to MMORPG loops

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Our readers already know that things are not going well among backers of Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen, as developer Visionary Realms confirmed the...

Rocket League confirms an end to player trading December 5, sending the community into a tailspin

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Rocket League players have started marching on the war path against Epic Games-owned developer Psyonix Games, which confirmed this week that player-to-player trading will...

World of Warcraft contemplates buyable trader’s tender and an old world revamp

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We all learned about World of Warcraft's Guardians of the Dream patch in terms of its overall location and content offerings yesterday, along with...

Magic the Gathering Online launches Wilds of Eldraine set, adds a new pass, and tweaks game features

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Hungry for more cards to collect in Magic: The Gathering Online? Then you're in luck this week as the online CCG has launched the...

Survival MMO-lite Dawnlands launches to a righteous roasting on Steam

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It's been barely more than a month since we even knew Dawnlands existed at all, but it's officially launched as of this week. Singapore-based...

War of Dragnorox pivots to Eternal Tombs moniker with new combat style and beta signups

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If you ever missed the days of classic MMOs like Ultima Online, EverQuest, and Asheron's Call when live gamemasters put on events for the...

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