not so massively

Not-So-Massively games are online games that share some but not all mechanics in common with traditional MMORPGs. Generally, their “massive” nature is contested. They frequently include MOBAs, OARPGs, MMOFPS titles, MMORTS games, mobile MMOs, and other pseudo-MMOs that provide single-player, offline, or custom-server support. The Not So Massively column is written by Brendan Drain. [Follow this column’s RSS feed]

E3 2018: Hands-on with Super Smash Bros Ultimate

With all the online talk about Nintendo this year, it feels only fitting to give Nintendo's Super Smash Bros Ultimate a little time. We've talked recently...
I liked it.

The Daily Grind: Which non-MMORPGs would make good MMORPGs?

When Jagex first announced its Transformers game, it was an MMORPG. Then it got its MMORPG elements stripped and became a MOBA, and...

Perfect Ten: 20 multiplayer games to watch in 2018

A couple of weeks ago I covered 20(ish) MMORPGs that we are looking forward to seeing develop, test, and launch in 2018. But...

MMO Burnout: Approaching DC Universe’s Injustice 2 as an MMORPG fan

NetherRealms' Injustice 2 is not an MMORPG. It doesn't have a persistent world or a massive number of players actively engaging with each other...

Firefly Online extends development to work in the original cast

Sometimes even big damn heroes have to wait until a plan comes together. Firefly Online, the official online RPG that will be continuing the adventures...

Not So Massively: Top 10 most surprising NSM stories of 2015

Back in 2011, our former corporate overlords at Massively-of-old noticed that games like League of Legends were getting pretty damn popular and asked us to...

Not So Massively: Winter game update edition (December 21, 2015)

Online gaming and e-sports are getting bigger by the day, and there are literally hundreds of popular online games out there that don’t really...

Not So Massively: Counter-Strike nerfs all the guns (December 14, 2015)

Online gaming and e-sports are getting bigger by the day, and there are literally hundreds of popular online games out there that don’t really...

Riot pulls League of Legends statue due to poor craftsmanship

When I was a kid, it was generally accepted that action figures looked nothing like their cartoon counterpart besides being a vaguely human-shaped blob....

Massively OP’s holiday gift guide for the ‘Not So Massively’ gamer

The holidays are approaching, and that means there's not much time left to get presents for your friends and lumps of coal for your...

Not So Massively: An amazing revamp for LoL’s Poppy (November 30, 2015)

Online gaming and e-sports are getting bigger by the day, and there are literally hundreds of popular online games out there that don’t really...

Not So Massively: Path of Exile’s Ascendancy expansion (November 23, 2015)

Online gaming and e-sports are getting bigger by the day, and there are literally hundreds of popular online games out there that don’t really...

Not So Massively: StarCraft II Legacy of the Void sold 1M copies in three days (November 16 2015)

Online gaming and e-sports are getting bigger by the day, and there are literally hundreds of popular online games out there that don’t really...
Ah...huh.

DOTA 2’s Korean server shutting down, Valve to take over

Nexon will no longer be handling Dota 2 in Korea, as the publisher announced that it will be shutting down the...

Not So Massively: BlizzCon 2015 (November 9, 2015)

Online gaming and e-sports are getting bigger by the day, and there are literally hundreds of popular online games out there that don’t really...

Not So Massively: LoL pro Doublelift kicked from e-sports team (November 2, 2015)

Online gaming and e-sports are getting bigger by the day, and there are literally hundreds of popular online games out there that don’t really...

Cibele looks at falling in love in MMOs

Last week we asked you if you had ever been in a relationship with someone that you met through an MMO. This apparently...

Not So Massively: Destiny’s development woes (October 26, 2015)

Online gaming and e-sports are getting bigger by the day, and there are literally hundreds of popular online games out there that don’t really...

Not So Massively: Gamers rally around Total Biscuit (October 19, 2015)

Online gaming and e-sports are getting bigger by the day, and there are literally hundreds of popular online games out there that don’t really...

Not So Massively: Star Citizen’s map is amazing (October 12, 2015)

Online gaming and e-sports are getting bigger by the day, and there are literally hundreds of popular online games out there that don’t really...

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