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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 games from subgenres like battle royale, OARPG, MMOFPS, MMORTS, MOBA, lootershooter, mobile, and other pseudo-MMOs that provide single-player, offline, or custom-server support. The Not So Massively column is now written by Tyler Edwards. [Follow this column’s RSS feed]

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...

Not So Massively: Cloud Imperium threatens a lawsuit (October 5, 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: Martin Shkreli slammed in e-sports; Star Citizen legal letter revealed

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: For the King’s Kickstarter, Hearthstone’s match controversy

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: Destiny loses court case; MOBAs try new toxic chat punishments

Destiny's ex-composer Martin O'Donnell won a major court case against his former employer, giving him back shares in the company that are...

Not So Massively: Grey Goo’s $75k tournament, Nexon’s LawBreakers

Valve announced that Dota 2's Reborn update will be released to the live servers in the next few weeks. Online RTS

Not So Massively: HOTS’ ranking woes, LoL’s server move problems

League of Legends finished setting up its new North American server in Chicago, reducing ping times for east coast players but dramatically increasing...
So now we're all just copying Team Fortress 2. What did that accomplish?

Cliff Bleszinski’s new game revealed as a team-based FPS named LawBreakers

Remember how yesterday we were all excited about Cliff Bleszinski's new game being published by Nexon and thus having the potential...

Not So Massively: Path of Exile’s crafting scandal; Sins of a Dark Age’s sunset

This week in Not So Massively games, League of Legends players revealed a reproducible exploit that causes skillshot projectiles to become invisible and...

Not So Massively: Star Citizen demos live gameplay; Dota 2 team kicks member after $6m win

Last week, Star Citizen released impressive Gamescom 2015 demo videos showing live gameplay footage of players walking around a space port and...
Or what was once known as the alpha.

Descent: Underground opens up to pre-alpha testing

Last week, Descent: Underground made its debut at the Rooster Teeth Expo in Austin, Texas. Pretty neat for fans of the game who...

Not So Massively: NSM at Gamescom 2015; Splatoon’s Octoling hack

It's been a fantastic week for online gaming with dozens of MOBAs and competitive shooters on the show floor at Gamescom 2015.

Not So Massively: Dota 2’s $18m main event, Hearthstone’s expansion

This week, third-person MOBA SMITE revealed its new support character Khepri, the ancient Egyptian scarab god. League of Legends pushed its HUD...

Not So Massively: HoN Tour season four; cheating in Hearthstone and League of Legends

It's been a busy week for online gaming, with Star Citizen releasing alpha patch 1.15 and delving into the details of its new...

Not So Massively: RUST assigns random genders; US Senator facilitates e-sports visas

Star Citizen rebalanced thrusters, hitpoints and weapons in its latest alpha release to the public test server, and the upcoming Star Marine FPS...

Not So Massively: Path of Exile’s Awakening and Heroes of Newerth’s new character Skrap

This week in not-so-massive online games, third-person MOBA SMITE confirmed that it's raised over $640,000 in competitive tournament prize money through sales and...

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