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The Game Archaeologist: The history of Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box

In the MMORPG genre, April Fools' Day is especially relished as a time in which developers and studios can get a bit wacky and...

The Daily Grind: What is your favorite memory from a shuttered MMORPG?

Free Realms. Warhammer Online. WildStar. Asheron's Call. We've lived through so these and so many other MMO shutdowns over the...

EverQuesting: Looking back at EverQuest’s 21st year

There are landmark years, and then there are landmark years. (Not to be confused with Landmark, which has been gone for years.) You...

COVID-19 roundup: #PlayApartTogether, Blade & Soul perks, and Twitch Aid’s $2.7M charity raise

Welcome back to another quick roundup of pandemic-related MMO and gaming news. We'll start with the big one: The World Health Organization, which made...

Battle Bards Episode 165: LOTRO Composer Bill Champagne

On this Very Special Edition of the Battle Bards, Lord of the Rings Online’s Bill Champagne sat down for an interview to talk about...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever paid for MMO-related services like coaching?

A few weeks back, MMO veteran dev John Smedley posted a tweet about paying for, of all things, coaching in a video game, and...

Twitch Aid 2020 brings together gamers, musicians, and celebs for COVID-19 charity

The lineup isn't quite as wild as the bands that raised $127M to fight African famines at Live Aid in the '80s, but the...

EverQuest activates a short bonus period, releases a cappella album

Even as EverQuest's team transitions to working from home, it doesn't mean things are slowing down for the title during its anniversary month....

Fight or Kite: Hackmud is more than a MUD – it’s a living cyberpunk world

As these words loaded into your browser, sending bits and bytes across a vast array of interconnected wires and tubes, someone is typing away...

Jukebox Heroes: Warframe’s soundtrack

I'm always keeping an ear out for recommended soundtracks from our readers here at Massively OP, and one that seems to get pushed my...

One Shots: Mining the safe, responsible way

When it comes to the careful and meticulous extraction of natural resources from the planet, it pays great dividends to hew to our 32-point...

The Game Archaeologist: Shenmue Online

If you ever stumble across a Dreamcast enthusiast -- and believe me, they are everywhere -- on the forefront of their diatribe about how...
This will probably be on the list.

Battle Bards Episode 164: Away with the fairies

If you ever walked into a forest glade at the light of the first full moon of the year, you may spy an impish...
Sometimes the issue comes back to a failure to launch.

Perfect Ten: Son of conversations with anthropomorphic MMO studios

It has been a while since I've had any more conversations with anthropomorphic representations of MMO studios. Why? Because it's not fun for...
I blew things up!

Coronavirus concerns cancel SXSW, Minecraft Festival, and several FIFA 20 and Apex Legends esports events

The spreading novel coronavirus aka COVID-19 has once more seen a number of gaming-related events cancelled or otherwise postponed. First off is the collective...

Jukebox Heroes: Star Stable’s secretly amazing soundtrack

If we ever mention Star Stable around these parts, it's usually with a bit of tongue-in-cheek. You know, "Hee hee, horsies!" said...

Shroud of the Avatar croons over its Bardic skill tree

If you know anything about us here at Massively OP, it's that any news of Bards being added to MMOs brings the most beautiful...
Well... cool.

Rend’s music won the 2019 IFMCA Award for a video game score despite sunset

The world can be a weird place. Rend has won the 2019 International Film Music Critics Association award for Best Original Score for...

Black Desert’s ominous O’dylitta update is launching ‘later this year’

Remember back at E3 and Heidel Ball last year, when in the midst of the hoopla around Black Desert's Shai and Great Expedition...
My God, it's full of nonsense.

Battle Bards Episode 163: EverQuest upgraded

The Battle Bards return to the verdant fields of EverQuest for a look at the updated and remastered soundtrack that came out last year. If you...

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