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Massively Overthinking: Where is the line between buy-to-play, free-to-play, and subscription MMOs?

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You might think this Massively Overthinking topic is way too obvious, but I assure you, it's not! Consider this: When the buy-to-play-with-no-sub Guild Wars...

Star Wars Squadrons creative director: ‘We’re not trying to treat the game as a live service’

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If EA wanted a fast way to chill all the fervor for Star Wars Squadrons, then what it told UploadVR this week in regard...
To rather uneventfully go.

Star Trek Online offers players a buyout option for advancing reputations

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If you're a new player in Star Trek Online, there are a lot of reputations to level up once you get to a sufficient...

Echo of Soul is sunsetting yet again, this time on Steam, and no it’s not giving refunds

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We return now to the confusing story of Echo of Soul, which as we've previously chronicled has at least a million versions and has...
Here we go with this nonsense again.

Titan Reach starts its Kickstarter with a target goal of $430,000

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You may recall a while back when we highlighted Titan Reach as a game that you might not have heard of before. The game's Kickstarter...

MMO Business Roundup: Gamers have launched a new class action gambling lawsuit against EA

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and online games industry news. There's a new class action in town, and EA is the target. Plaintiff...

Shadow Arena introduces a limited-time battle pass full of in-game rewards and contest entries

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Ah, the battle pass. It sure does seem to be the new microtransaction hotness, doesn't it? And now this latest trend in multiplayer gaming...

Massively Overthinking: How much should MMOs cost in 2020?

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MOP reader Castagere recently wrote to us with a nod to the growing sentiment across the gaming industry that might indicate a shift in...
Shiny!

Final Fantasy XIV revamps its online storefront

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Lootbox regulation recommended by Australian parliamentary committee

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

Apex Legends is getting a mobile version for the Chinese market

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

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

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

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