Massively Overthinking: The 2023 MMO trainwrecks (almost) nobody noticed

This might be one of the most important Massively Overthinkings we do all year, and it's a pretty salty one. We always come away...

One Shots: A beacon for a new year

Welcome to 2024 everyone! Please put your carry-ons safely underneath your seats, secure your kobold companions, and don't hesitate to light a big ball...

Massively Overthinking: Hopes and fears for MMOs in 2024

For our first Massively Overthinking of the year, we're drawing a hard line between what we think will happen, what we mean to make...

Progress Bar: Another go-round with cozy ‘MMO’ Palia, this time on the Switch

I'm not much of a console player in general. The controller has always felt limiting to me, especially when compared with the precision of...

The 2023 One Shots Awards: The best MMO screenshots of the year

It doesn't feel quite right to end the year without making sure that everything's in order -- and part of that definitely includes returning...

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO resolutions for 2024

Stop right there. I know you're about to object and say that you don't do resolutions, let alone MMO resolutions. That's fine. A lot...

The Stream Team: Backseat Streaming decks the Palia halls

In an era of armchair warriors, we bring you Backseat Streamers! Here, Massively OP’s Chris and MJ get to take a backseat and watch...

Jukebox Heroes: A yuletide soundtrack for a gaming holiday

The winter night hushed to a halt to allow the wind to whisper. "Take heart, my friends," she crooned over snow-capped hills and frozen...

One Shots: Undies flapping in the wind

If the internet has taught me anything -- and it hasn't, I'm stubborn -- it's that you want to check what's behind you for...

Palia is officially coming to Steam in 2024

If you want to get more people interested in your video game, having said video game be on Steam is a good place to...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 450: Sour cream in caves

Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online, The Crew's sunset, Palia's Switch launch, Black Desert and New World's 2024 plans, Age of Water, and the Year of EverQuest, with adventures in LOTRO, WoW Classic, SWTOR, and Project Gorgon.

A fresh first impressions: Checking out Palia for the first time on Switch

Outside of MMORPGs, life sims are probably the most-played genre in my household. I originally bought Stardew Valley for my wife a few years...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offered the best advances in crafting in 2023?

For today's Daily Grind, I am not asking you which MMO has the best crafting of all time. That game is dead and lives...

One Shots: Come on and give us a hug!

Normally I'm all about hugs. Hugs make you feel accepted and protected and -- on a cold day -- allow you to leech heat...
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Betawatch: Skull and Bones kicks off closed beta, Corepunk launches closed test with no NDA

Apparently Skull and Bones is now in closed beta. According to the game's "official Twitter account" and "sources familiar with the matter," anyhow. Do...

Battle Bards Episode 230: The music of Palia

Ready to get your cozy on? Syp and Syl take you into the relatively new life sim Palia to explore its down-home-on-the-player-farm tunes. Is...

Massively on the Go: Palia’s Nintendo Switch version works on the go, but it’s still better at home

Let me start off by saying this isn't going to be yet another impressions piece on Palia. We've already had three of those, and...

Palia has launched into free-to-play early access on the Nintendo Switch as of today

It's launch day for Singularity 6's cozy MMO Palia - a launch day of a sort, anyhow, as the early access title joins the...

One Shots: Entering the portal to adventure

I'll never get tired of that tiny thrill of rolling a new character and getting that sense of taking the first steps of a...

Palia brings the holiday cheer with its the next leg of its winter update

On the cusp of its Nintendo Switch release, Palia is packing in the holiday cheer. The life sim MMO released its winter update this...