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The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v3.0

Behind history are people and stories, some of them well-known and some of them obscure. It has been my mission in The Game...

Massively Overthinking: Gratitude for the MMO genre

Thanksgiving conveniently falls on a Thursday every year, which means it's the perfect topic for our regular Thursday Massively Overthinking roundtable. I've asked our writers what they're grateful for in and around the MMO genre the last couple of years - and now we're gonna do it again.

The Stream Team: Living out the Pumpkin Days (and nights, too)

It took some time and a winding road for it to happen, but Pumpkin Online has released in early access as a not-so-massively farming/dating...

Multiplayer farming/dating sim Pumpkin Online releases as Pumpkin Days on Steam Early Access

Show of hands, who here remembers Pumpkin Online? It was announced on Kickstarter as a multiplayer farming/dating sim, but would later decide...

Perfect Ten: Counting Fallout 76’s many post-nuclear flubs

I'll admit that I was the first one out of my seat, applauding wildly, when Fallout 76 was first announced at Bethesda's E3...

Into the Super-Verse: Putting City of Titans’ character builder through its paces

Mark this date in your history books because the battle of superhero MMO character builders is on! Both Ship of Heroes and

Bethesda says Fallout 76 scrapbox bug is a ‘top priority’ as ‘class warfare’ griefing claims surface

Ah, Fallout 76. Fans went from eagerness for "Country Roads" to using that same song as a backdrop for a year in...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of Fallout 76’s musical score

Last week, composer Inon Zur took to Twitter to celebrate a big moment: "Dear Friends, Fallout 76 has been nominated for Best Original...
We don't mean anything bad!

Vague Patch Notes: Crime and punishment and intent in MMOs

Last week, we saw Blizzard explain its philosophy behind why some World of Warcraft bugs in which players got to get more...
And if so, who answers?

Blizzard clarifies the policy on World of Warcraft exploits following the dungeon exploit in Classic

We know that Blizzard intends to punish players who exploited a bug to cause endless dungeon respawns in World of Warcraft: Classic. But as...

Massively Overthinking: Do you ever feel guilty about ‘freeloading’ in a free-to-play MMO?

A few weeks back, Massively OP's Ben Griggs made an observation that I bet some readers can relate to. He mentioned that in his...
Built.

A Tale in the Desert begins its ninth Telling today

It's time to open a new chapter for A Tale in the Desert when the game kicks off its ninth Telling today. Yes,

Whatever happened to the Jane Austen MMO Ever, Jane?

Don't worry - Ever, Jane is as fine as ever. But it popped back on our team's radar this week as a game...

Fortnite’s latest throwable weapon lets you kill people by dropping junk on their heads

There are plenty of embarrassing ways you can be taken out in video games, whether it's by your own stupidity or an errant glitch...

Here’s what’s coming with A Tale in the Desert’s 9th telling at the end of August

The Egyptian-themed crafting game A Tale in the Desert is currently winding down its eighth "Telling," with the final weeks offered for...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 230: A tale of geeks and gamers (and the Legends of Aria interview)

Justin and Bree are joined by Legends of Aria's Derek Brinkmann for a deep-dive into the launch patch, plus we discuss Villagers & Heroes, SWTOR, Neverwinter, DCUO, and WoW, with a mailbag topic about City of Heroes' spiritual successors.

The Daily Grind: Has a free trial ever convinced you to buy an MMO?

Many years ago when my guild was between home games, we decided to conduct a little experiment to entertain ourselves while we waited for...

A Tale in the Desert prepares for its ninth iteration

Aside from being a social/crafting MMO with absolutely no combat, A Tale in the Desert's biggest claim to fame is its sporadic reboot...
Hey, I duped that fair and square!

Fallout 76’s latest patch hit like an A-bomb (and not in a good way)

With an improved new player experience, balance changes, and better power armor, you would think that Fallout 76's latest patch would be received...

The Daily Grind: Which online game has a personality that mirrors yours?

Intentionally designed or not, every MMO and online game exudes a personality, and no two are exactly alike. It might be the cheerful anarchy...

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