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The studio behind MOBA Gigantic.

Video game unionization effort starts petition to remove Bobby Kotick from Activision-Blizzard

After calling for Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick to resign on Wednesday, video game industry unionization group Game Workers Unite has now put together a...
Guns hurt more when you're shot in the back, I can only use this gun for that, sorry, don't make the rules.

The Soapbox: A pre-mortem for Star Wars The Old Republic, a game that never knew what it had

Would you believe that Star Wars: The Old Republic is shutting down? I'm going to bet that you could believe it, and I'm even going to...

Star Wars: The Old Republic battles the mother of all bugs next week

Even in a galaxy far, far away, pest control is an issue. Of course, this being Star Wars: The Old Republic, those pests...

The best Massively OP streams of 2018

Massively OP's long-running Stream Team, unquestionably captained by MJ and her sidekicks Larry and Andrew, got a welcome surprise this year: Our newest writer,...

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.

MassivelyOP’s 2018 PC hardware gift guide

With the holidays coming up and Northern Hemisphere winter just getting started, you might be thinking about what PC upgrades will keep you cozy...

A fluffy casual’s starting perspective on World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

Let me tell you a bit about me and how I play MMORPGs. Between two jobs and a family, my gaming time is relegated...

Perfect Ten: 10 MMO features that deserve widespread adaptation

You know what gets me excited about upcoming MMOs? It's certainly not the list of expected systems and features that have since become standard...

Star Citizen fans raise pay-to-win objections over removal of in-game currency stockpiling cap

Our inbox exploded last night with Star Citizen tips, and that can mean only one thing: money shenanigans. In-game money, that is, but...

The Stream Team: A Gigantic goodbye

It's always a sad day when you have to say goodbye, and today is a Gigantic goodbye. The colorful MOBA-meets-shooter is closing its doors...

Gigantic’s last matches are now playing out ahead of tomorrow’s sunset

There will be no stay of execution for the gorgeous MOBA Gigantic, as PWE has put up a countdown clock for the...
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PWE’s Gigantic plans a heroic sendoff for its final weekend

"It's time to give Gigantic one last hurrah!" Even as the MOBA was given a death warrant earlier this year, you never got the...

Elder Scrolls Online offers Steam downtime compensation as review-bombing hits ‘mostly negative’

Earlier this week, we covered the messy business between Elder Scrolls Online and Steam - specifically, that Steam logins for the game have...

ARK Survival Evolved promises Extinction expansion for November 6

Exctinction is coming! Wait, that's a bad thing... unless you're a player of ARK Survival Evolved, where Extinction is just the name of...

Elder Scrolls Online players politely review-bomb the game over excessive Steam login woes

If you've been struggling to play Elder Scrolls Online on Steam this weekend, you're not alone. Apparently the Steam logins have been crapping...

Tamriel Infinium: Unpacking the Elder Scrolls Online presentation at E3

Elder Scrolls Online is obviously a huge draw for MMORPG players, but it's far from an exciting title for the vast majority of gamers...

The Stream Team: A Gigantic step out of the comfort zone

With Gigantic shuttering soon, Massively OP's MJ has only a few more chances to get in and play her favorite characters (and flay her...

Perfect World is sunsetting Swordsman Online and Jade Dynasty as teams move on to ‘bigger and better things’

Perfect World announced two sunsets yesterday: Four-year-old Swordsman Online and nine-year-old Jade Dynasty will close down in June. Here's the
This isn't how it had to be.

Perfect Ten: MMO missteps that didn’t have to happen

Around the time I started working at Massively-that-was, there was an article that I quite liked talking about how four high-profile MMO failures were...

Perfect Ten: A dozen MOBAs that didn’t make it

With the insane success -- both in terms of popularity and finances -- that Dota and League of Legends spawned, you can...

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