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A major global studio based in South Korea, known in the west for games like WildStar, Guild Wars 2, and Aion, among many others.

Superhero MMORPGs mourn the passing of comics legend Stan Lee

Geeks of all stripes are mourning the passing of Stan Lee today, perhaps no one more than gamers who live and breathe superhero MMOs. Over on the DC Universe Online forums, there's been an outpouring of love for the iconic Marvel superstar.

The MOP Up: Pagan Online slams ARPGs and MOBAs together

Tack this on your list of action-RPGs to watch. Mad Head Games announced that it is developing a blend of ARPG and MOBA with...

One Shots: Winter is… here!

As I'm prepping this column, we're in the middle of a nice early November snowstorm. I'm sort of wondering where fall went and why...

NCsoft sales continue downward slide while online PC sales trend up

Slides may be fun when you're a kid, but they're not something you want to see when you're a multinational games corporation that's operating...

MMO Business Roundup: Japanese lockboxes, POGO and Square Enix financials, and Prima’s end

"The Good Times Are Over for Japan’s Loot-Box-Style Gaming Bonanza" - that's the brutal headline plonked onto this week's Bloomberg report on Japanese...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMORPG should have never been made?

This could be a gruesome topic, but it popped into my head after GIbiz published an article with advice for game developers from Melbourne Games....

NCsoft formally reveals Aion and Blade & Soul sequels ahead of G-Star

This week's NCsoft game announcements aren't going to surprise most of you who've been following NCsoft for a while. We've known for many moons...
Well, this is... sort of like Thanksgiving.

Blade & Soul kicks off the Golden Harvest Festival today

It's time for players in Blade & Soul to face the greatest challenge yet: staying awake after eating enough food in-game to kill...

Interview: Neowiz on Bless Online’s now-live Ruins of Shaqqara and the state of the game

Neowiz's beleaguered MMORPG Bless Online is live with its first big update since launching out of its open beta early access last...
The Grand Magistrix has power over time.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that aimed at the future… and missed

The future is a weird place. It's similar to the present, but it has a very different outlook on the world, and it wants...

Guild Wars 2 is overhauling runes and sigils and making them salvageable in next week’s patch

If you're one of those weirdos who loves having an inventory overflowing with crap (hi MJ!), then I'm sorry to report that ArenaNet is...
Everyone is very mature.

The Daily Grind: What makes a game feel like an MMO to you?

Bethesda is at it again. Years after its subsidiary bent itself over backwards to protest that Elder Scrolls Online wasn't an MMO, the...

The MOP Up: TERA opens SEA server and delivers Deathwrack to consoles

It was a pretty big week for action combat MMO TERA, starting with the delivery of the four-dungeon Deathwrack update to Xbox...

The Stream Team: A final frolic in WildStar’s Shade’s Eve

Massively OP's MJ is saddened that this will be the last ever Shade's Eve in WildStar. Besides  a celebration of her favorite holiday, it's...

Blade & Soul is already rolling on to its Thanksgiving events

While some western gamers might still be grumpy over the delay of Blade & Soul's class specialization update - which is not...

City of Heroes SEGS emulator patches in early content

Perhaps the best shot of getting City of Heroes back as we once knew it lies in the hands of the outlaw developers...

Blade & Soul reveals plans for upcoming December content update

Although Blade & Soul is still in the midst of its Blade & Ghoul Halloween event, the latest producer's letter from Producer...

Perfect Ten: Compliments to MMOs I don’t play

Back in September, Bree posed a Daily Grind question that I thought was genuinely intriguing. You know, for once. Just kidding, Bree! She...

Ship of Heroes demos deadly Halloween trick-or-treating and spooky new models

Just because a game's still being built doesn't mean it can't work on seasonal events, Ship of Heroes proves once again today. Heroic...

Guild Wars 2’s legendary upgrade feature accidentally joins weekly patch as new RMT griefing trick emerges

If, like our staff, you looked at yesterday's Guild Wars 2 patch notes and thought it was a "filler patch" with...

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