Perfect Ten: MMOs that claimed to be the first

We've all been there. We're playing our favorite MMORPG and then self-appointed professors of game history start arguing in world chat about firsts --...

Giveaway: Snag a Stronghold Kingdoms loot code from Firefly and MOP!

MMORTS Stronghold Kingdoms is counting seven million players across all platforms this week as well as preparing for the launch of a brand-new European...

The Game Archaeologist: Shattered Galaxy

War. War never ends. Especially if it was designed and encouraged to wage forever. One of the most popular computer gaming genres of the late...

Whatever happened to Pirates of the Burning Sea, Pirates of the Caribbean Online, and Puzzle Pirates?

Ever pause during your day and find yourself wondering, “Whatever happened to that game?” With hundreds upon hundreds of online titles these days, it’s surprisingly easy...

PAX West 2017: Chronicles of Elyria’s monetization philosophy, tribe evolution, and the PvP sandbox stigma

What is Chronicles of Elyria? We first learned about the game and its goal to redefine the MMORPG genre back in 2015. Since then,...

The MOP Up: EVE Valkyrie lowers its price point (June 11, 2017)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Win That War hauls out a ‘truly massive scale RTS”

Remember when real-time strategy games were all the rage and not games where you did weird things with dino poop to stay alive? Insane...

The MOP Up: Neverwinter’s green beetle fiasco (May 21, 2017)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

One man, one MMORTS, one early access release

After seven years of development by a man named Robert Basler, The Imperial Realm: Miranda has finally released into early access. Miranda was inspired by...

Beta signups for new Pirates of the Caribbean MMO are live

In case you weren't sick of looking at Johnny Depp's face, here comes another stab at a Pirates of the Caribbean MMO. No, it's...

Boob-addled MMORTS Evony was hacked, compromising up to 33M accounts

We're all sure you never played Evony, the bland, top-down MMORTS once notorious for its bizarrely sexualized ads ("Start your journey now, my lord!"...

Programming MMORTS Screeps leaves early access

If you cast your mind back to the wilder era of 2015, you might recall (or not) that MOP reported on an unusual MMORTS...
Tanks for the memories, you know.

The Imperial Realm: Miranda plans its first playtest weekends

The Imperial Realm: Miranda is likely a game you've never heard of, but the fact that it's an MMORTS with a seamless world is...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 90: BlizzConcerns

Justin, Bree, and Eliot discuss BlizzCon 2016, WoW's new cadence, Diablo III's content plans, the Nostalrius legacy server standoff, Funcom's financials, and Revelation Online.
Civilization Online

Civilization (Online) is coming to an end

Remember all the grumbling when XLGames revealed Civilization Online at a big presser in New York and then told us it was launching in...

Marching Legions launches on mobile in seven countries

Hands up if you happen to reside in Singapore. India? Lots of people in India, or so we heard. How about Germany or Australia?...

The Game Archaeologist: Sega’s 10six MMO

If you were to think of Sega and MMOs, chances are the only thing that would come to mind is the Phantasy Star Online franchise....

Illyriad gives players the tools to make their own content

Browser kingdom sim Illyriad is putting more power in the hands of the players, as the devs have released an API that will allow...

Snag an Empire: Revenant gift bundle key from AMZgame and MOP

Free-to-play, turn-based strategy MMO Empire: Revenant is kicking off its open beta soft-launch today. The game boasts both PvE and PvP battles, guild-vs.-guild warfare,...

Giveaway: Snag a Stronghold Kingdoms Global Conflict 2 bundle from Firefly and MOP [All gone!]

MMORTS Stronghold Kingdoms is celebrating five million players this week with the launch of an update that focuses heavily on PvP in the newly...