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OARPG stands for “online action roleplaying game.”

No, saying that you don't care is not actually an answer.

Massively Overthinking: Is there an MMO you’d never be caught dead playing?

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So today's Massively Overthinking question is entirely the fault of fanny packs. I don't care how hard retailers and fashion gurus push fanny packs...

Kakao Q1 2021 financials: ArcheAge 2 won’t be ready until at least 2024

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As MOP's own Carlo has written at length, Kakao is a massive company with its fingers in many pies - most recently the delicious...

Activision-Blizzard Q1 2021 financials: Blizzard has lost almost 29% of its overall active playerbase in three years

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Welcome back, my friends: It's time for another Activision-Blizzard investor report, and we're expecting this one to be a ride. Readers will recall that...

Blizzard and Fox are headed for a trademark fight over the Diablo name

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I have to sometimes wonder if trademark lawyers claw their faces when they see certain case files cross their desks. Take, for example, an...

The Stream Team: Being bolder in Path of Exile’s Ultimatums

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Path of Exile's Ultimatum challenges seemed relatively tame at the beginning, but they quickly became much more intense! Massively OP's MJ barely got a...

Path of Exile’s upcoming patch addresses several bugs and makes some Ultimatum adjustments

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It's time for another round of early patch notes for Path of Exile, and as is often tradition, this upcoming patch features a number...
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Former Marvel Heroes developer Brian Waggoner is now working on Marvel’s Avengers

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Remember Marvel Heroes? You probably do! It was a pretty popular game, after all, and as we noted last year it was ultimately the implosion...

Heroes of the Storm players lament Blizzard’s neglect and slow development

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While Blizzard's all-star character-filled MOBA Heroes of the Storm isn't shuttered or being completely ignored yet -- in fact, there have been a couple...
THE RESTLESS SOULS OF THE DAMNED, I CHOOSE YOU!

Diablo Immortal is testing endgame content and the Crusader class in alpha

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As you continue your grand quest to secure a phone to play the upcoming Diablo Immortal, Blizzard has moved the mobile game into its...

Four Winds: Why are Asian MMOs monetized the way they are?

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Welcome to Four Winds, Massively OP's newest column, dedicated to Asian MMOs and the culture around it. As the resident Black Desert columnist, I'm...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 318: Middle-earth no more

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Justin and Bree discuss Amazon's Lord of the Rings MMO's cancelation, LOTRO's Bilbo patch, FFXIV's 5.5, and SWG Legends' Bespin expansion, with adventures in WoW Classic, Guild Wars 2, Albion Online, and Cozy Grove, plus mailbag topics on ugly duckling MMOs, reconciling immersion, and superhero MMOs.

Path of Exile exploit banwave hits one of the game’s main streamers, furor over accessibility ban caused by a troll

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Today in "garbage members of the Path of Exile community" news, we've got a couple of unfortunate instances to report from the multiplayer ARPG....

The Stream Team: Facing Path of Exile’s Ultimatum for the first time

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After it had such a rocky launch, Massively OP's MJ is glad she waited to jump into Path of Exile's new Ultimatum league for...
This is reasonable.

Former designer for WoW, StarCraft II, and Diablo IV announces his departure from Blizzard

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If you're a fan of live or developing Blizzard titles like Diablo IV, World of Warcraft, or StarCraft II, you were also perhaps a...

One Shots: Spring is sprung

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You seriously are not prepared for the onslaught of pure spring colors waiting for you after the break, so just make sure you have...
With or without Ryan Lewis.

Path of Exile addresses messy Ultimatum launch, says giving streamers queue priority was a mistake

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In a week that should be full of heady excitement for Path of Exile players, thanks to the release of the Ultimatum league, the...

Path of Exile Ultimatum league is now live

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Path of Exile friends, I hope you have blocked off your weekend and stocked your fridge because Ultimatum is very definitely happening to you...

Path of Exile releases patch notes, passive tree data, and item filter information for the Ultimatum update

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While the Ultimatum League for Path of Exile is still two days away from arriving to PC players, the folks at Grinding Gear Games...

Path of Exile writes a development manifesto for game balance changes arriving in Ultimatum

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Path of Exile fans know that the devs of Grinding Gear Games love to write their development manifestos, and with the Ultimatum League arriving...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 317: Stay awhile and listen

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Justin and Bree discuss MMO Kickstarters, Path of Exile 2, Global Agenda 2, Dual Universe, and Wizard101, with adventures in WoW Classic, Fallout 76, Diablo 2 Resurrected, and Guild Wars 2, plus mailbag topics on Steam and FOMO, Diablo 3, and No Man's Sky.

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