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SMITE 2 readies its third alpha weekend for June 27 with three more characters in tow

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Third time's the charm, or at least the next in a series of steps for SMITE 2, as the MOBA has tied down some...

Funcom’s Joel Bylos explains why Dune Awakening is an actual, factual MMO

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In an era where game studios are either backpedaling on calling their MMOs "MMOs," it's refreshing to see one studio come outright and take ownership...

Massively Overthinking: Unfair stigmas that follow MMORPGs

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A few weeks back, our team was discussing the intersection of survival sandboxes, MMORPG virtual worlds, and gankboxes - and how hard it is...

The Classic Secret World community is hosting a 12th anniversary event for the game – not Funcom

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Let's get this out of the way: No, Funcom has not had a massive change of heart and decided to start developing for either...

SGF 2024: Hands-on with NCsoft’s long-awaited Throne and Liberty, launching September 17

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Most of the games I played at Summer Game Fest were more enjoyable than I expected - including Throne and Liberty, which was probably...

SMITE 1 reworks dozens of items in mid-season update, SMITE 2 showcases updates to Hecate

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It's a tale of two SMITE titles in this news story, as Hi-Rez Studios has put forth information and updates for both the original...

SGF 2024: Hands-on with PvE-centric sci-fi horror survival shooter MMO Once Human

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For those who saw Once Human and thought, "Gee, that kind of looks like a mix of H1Z1 and The Secret World," you're not wrong based on...
I'm definitely an elf!

Perfect Ten: MMOs where you travel back in time for some reason

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We're all time travelers! We travel to the future at the rate of one second per second. Every single machine you will ever operate...

SMITE 2 enters into a second alpha weekend with two more gods and gameplay updates

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Did you miss the last time SMITE 2 held a weekend alpha test? Fret not because there's a second alpha test happening right now,...
Eventually

Vague Patch Notes: Why do so many MMOs fail?

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We talk a lot about MMOs that fail here on Massively Overpowered. I wrote a whole column about how our standards of success are...

The MOP Up: Dungeon & Fighter Mobile’s Chinese launch crashes from high demand

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Dungeon & Fighter is one of those odd franchises that nobody seems to notice in the west but is incredibly, obscenely, immensely popular in...

Perfect Ten: My top 10 favorite MMOs across two decades

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Normally in these Perfect Ten lists, I'm very outward-facing. I like to create lists that are as helpful or amusing as possible for others...

Echoes of Elysium’s Jeff Hickman talks lore, airship fleets, and Loric’s current development

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Loric Games has been on our radar for a few years now, being a studio founded by Mythic Entertainment vets, and last month, the...

SMITE 2’s first alpha event kicks off today through this weekend

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If you've been itching to try out SMITE's sequel, your time has come... assuming you got into the alpha or bought a founder pack,...
WRONG!

Vague Patch Notes: When MMO designers build traps for players

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So last week, I spent a whole lot of words talking about what "the meta" actually means when it comes to MMOs. Put very...

Dark Age of Camelot invites MMO gamers to its 11th Caledonia leveling catch-up event

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Sharpen your pitchforks, dust off your billy clubs, and restock your quiver -- Dark Age of Camelot is calling you into action once more...

The MOP Up: FFXIV recaps its PAX East appearance

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In case you missed it in person, you can catch up with all of Final Fantasy XIV's PAX East 2024 developments in a recap...
Meness and Ausrine, sittin' in a tree...

Not So Massively: Godsworn made me break my ‘no early access’ rule

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I'm pretty blasé about most monetization in games, but there are a few things that I don't like, and charging for early access is...

SMITE 2’s founder’s editions will get you into this spring’s alpha tests

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Momentum is gathering behind SMITE 2, Hi-Rez's next entry in its hit MOBA franchise. One sign of this is the sale of Founder's Editions,...

Not So Massively: Final Stand Ragnarok might be the seed of a fun game, but it was set up for failure

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Not being a PvP fan, I haven't had much investment in the long and tortured saga of Camelot Unchained, but I am a fan...

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