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Battle Bards Episode 160: MMO cover songs vol. 2

For the first time since Episode 50, the Battle Bards crew returns to the theme of cover songs of MMO tracks. Several extremely musicians...
This one hurts.

Jukebox Heroes: The best of Otherland’s soundtrack

Despite being an adaption of Tad Williams' enormously popular sci-fi novels, the MMO Otherland was a flop in both of its incarnations. Mismanaged,...

Battle Bards Episode 159: Black Desert revisited

It’s a return to a soundtrack that, over the past couple of years, experienced a lavish remastry. This week, the Battle Bards explore the...

The definitive 2019 Battle Bards episode guide

The most amazing thing about Battle Bards... is that it even exists at all. The world's first, best, and only MMO music podcast...

Jukebox Heroes: A Charlie Brown MMO Christmas

I don't know if you realized this, but every year Bree asks me to whip up a column of MMO holiday tunes for Christmas....

Massively OP’s 2019 MMO Video Game Music Awards

Many of us here on the Massively OP staff have our own personal pet projects and interests that might not be as widespread as...

Battle Bards Episode 158: Winter returns

Do you feel a little… frozen this winter season? Winter is something amazing to behold, especially when video game composers attempt to capture its unique magic...

Battle Bards Episode 157: Chronicles of Spellborn

An odd, offbeat, and short-lived MMO, Chronicles of Spellborn hardly registered on most of the gaming community’s consciousness. However, this fantasy title has not...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of Grim Dawn’s soundtrack

While I might be too late for 2019's Halloween season, I think I can safely get a jump on 2020's fright fest with a...

Battle Bards Episode 156: Feeling blue

Is blue a color? An emotion? A song? An overused alien skin tone? One thing is for certain: Blue shows up an awful lot...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of Ys Online’s soundtrack

Stretching back to the late 1980s, the Ys role-playing series has had a long and fruitful run, with nearly five million copies of its...

LOTRO weathers Minas Morgul launch day bumps, promises soundtrack

Because evil never sleeps in Mordor, it is always coming up with new ways to mess up game launches. That's the true insidious nature...

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...

Jukebox Heroes: Exploring World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth’s patch music

One of my favorite modern trends of MMORPGs is that studios are no longer saving the entirety of a soundtrack for the base game or expansion releases. Oh sure, those usually get a great album push -- especially if it's one of the bigger games -- but for a while now, many studios have also been releasing new music on a steady basis with significant content patches.
Don't worry, something will happen any day now.

Jukebox Heroes: Exploring EverQuest’s official soundtrack

It is fairly rare for an MMORPG to sell an official soundtrack these days unless the game is fairly prominent (i.e., Final Fantasy...
There is a metaphor here somewhere.

Battle Bards Episode 154: Death and decay

Get an early jump on Halloween with the Battle Bards, as they grab the nearest shovel and start unearthing all sorts of morbid and...
Pictured: Deep hurting.

Battle Bards Episode 153: Elder Scrolls Online Summerset

Gryphons, Elves, and gobs and gobs of singing people — that’s Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset for ya! The Battle Bards return to Tamriel to...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of FusionFall’s soundtrack

I can't say that I was ever that cognizant of Cartoon Network's foray into massively multiplayer online gaming. FusionFall is lumped into that...

Battle Bards Episode 152: Main Themes 3

Back for a third round, the Battle Bards examine a slew of main themes from MMORPGs! Considering how essential these themes are in making...
All right!

Jukebox Heroes: The best of Dragon’s Quest X’s soundtrack

While just about everyone knows about Square Enix's ashes-to-glory story with Final Fantasy XIV, what often goes unnoticed is that the company runs...

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