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Lawful Neutral: Dance studios, canvas bags, and ‘false advertising’ in the MMO industry

As I was writing our Lawful Neutral expose of Nerd Kingdom a few weeks ago, I was pretty bothered by the conduct of...

Make My MMO: Shroud of the Avatar’s R67, Destiny’s Sword’s successful Kickstarter

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Shroud of the Avatar released its 67th update. In the release instructions, the devs note the update was...
TUG

Lawful Neutral: TUG’s Nerd Kingdom is the Real Slim Shady

I hate being disappointed. I doubt I'm alone. In general, I try to temper my expectations and accept negative outcomes just as much as...

Massively Overthinking: The worst MMO cash shop trickery

Last week, games psychologist Jamie Madigan tweeted an underrated comment about how psychological tricks used in restaurant menu design are also found in...
TUG

The Daily Grind: What MMO had the most disappointing ending?

I can't help it: I've had Game of Thrones on my mind the last week. As someone who discovered the books as a kid,...

The Survivalist: What ever happened to the smaller survival sandbox MMOs?

With big name survival games getting ignored developmentally, you have to wonder what's been going on with the smaller titles. After all, we've got...
Remember.

Vague Patch Notes: The occupant’s dilemma in MMORPGs

This is the story of Stanley. Stanley had a hobby, and that hobby was playing MMOs. Every day, he logged in to Final Fantasy XI,...

APB Reloaded teases the incoming Riot content update

The city of San Paro is headed for a riot if hints coming out of APB Reloaded are any indication. The APB Riot...

The Survivalist: When survival sandboxes are more MMO than actual MMORPGs

Ever since Life is Feudal announced at the end of last month its dedication to developing a deep roleplay-focused server, I haven't...

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding news of 2018

Welcome to a special edition of Make My MMO, Massively OP's regular recap of what's going on in crowdfunded MMOs, which we do...

The Daily Grind: Will you kickstart any MMOs in 2019?

Last year, I realized that I hadn't backed any video games. I didn't back any this year either. Oh, sure, some of the games...
Teamwork!

The International Olympic Committee casts doubt on the inclusion of esports at the Olympics

The tug-of-war over whether esports should be included at the Olympic Games is becoming its own sport. In 2017, statements from the Paris...

TUG studio Nerd Kingdom owes its Kickstarter backers an explanation – or their money back

We've been following the sad story of TUG, The Untitled Game, for years now, ever since its May 2013 Kickstarter. At the time,...

The Daily Grind: Do you ever feel addicted to MMOs or entrapped by compulsive gameplay mechanics?

MOP reader Alex recently wrote to us about the ongoing conversation sparked by WHO's controversial and not particularly well-supported "gaming disorder" classification, hoping...
TUG

The Daily Grind: Have you backed any MMO Kickstarters that you deeply regret?

Yesterday, as our writers were shaking their heads over Star Citizen's latest shenanigans, Eliot cracked a joke about how having backed the game...
It's a fooler.

Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures in 2018

This is, bar none, the column I hate doing most on a regular basis. None of the games I highlight in here is something...

What’s going on with Nerd Kingdom’s TUG?

Despite promises earlier this year that both communication and development would be ramping up, TUG seems to have fallen into a well...

CCP is working on ‘a new and highly ambitious MMORPG’

Even with massive downsizing and the end of its virtual reality ambitions, CCP hasn't quite thrown in the towel just yet. One of our...

The Daily Grind: Will you kickstart any MMOs in 2018?

I didn't back a single video game in 2017, which is a first for me. The year before, I backed Hero's Song, and...

Stephan Frost’s Nexon project gains former Amazon gameplay engineer

The handrubbing intrigue over Stephan Frost's mysterious project at Nexon ramped up this week with the announcement of another member that has signed...

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