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A major Chinese publisher with a large branch in the US, known here primarily for its stewardship of Cryptic Games’ MMORPGs, including Star Trek Online, Neverwinter, and Champions Online.

Massively Overthinking: Unfair stigmas that follow MMORPGs

A few weeks back, our team was discussing the intersection of survival sandboxes, MMORPG virtual worlds, and gankboxes - and how hard it is...
Pair of lells

Star Trek Online’s Unparalleled update arrives on consoles today

Despite the name, it would appear that Star Trek Online's latest update, Unparalleled, does indeed feature a parallel. In a parallel universe known as...

Gigantic launches free trial on Epic Games Store as ranked competitive mode comes to PC

Gigantic continues to do things nobody expected in 2024: First, Abstraction Games brought it back from the dead years after PWE sunsetted it. Second,...
I asked Bree if we could have Night Elves and she said we have Night Elves at home.

Predownloading for Tencent’s Tarisland begins tonight for North and South American players

If you're looking forward to the launch of Tarisland as we - and some of our readers - are, then heads-up because Tarisland is...

LOTRO Legendarium: Am I excited at all for Amazon’s Lord of the Rings MMO?

With all of the recent hullabaloo around New World, I've noticed several mentions of what this may portend for Amazon's Lord of the Rings...
I'm definitely an elf!

Perfect Ten: MMOs where you travel back in time for some reason

We're all time travelers! We travel to the future at the rate of one second per second. Every single machine you will ever operate...
The windows

Tarisland’s latest videos recap class choices and the casual Memory Maze minigame

Tencent is obviously in the home stretch for its release run for Tarisland, as it's been dropping new videos all week. The latest is a...

The Stream Team: Star Trek Online’s Unparalleled and space cockroaches

It's all about the Borg, baby! No, not Borg babies (though they might still be cute!). Borg are just everywhere. They are really space...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 471: A Gold Road to the promised Tarisland

Justin and Bree discuss Tarisland, Elder Scrolls Online's Gold Road, Corepunk's alpha, WoW Classic Cataclysm, SWTOR, and Star Trek Online, with adventures in WoW, LOTRO, Guild Wars 2, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on industry jargon, IGN's buying spree, and Embracer.

Co-op RPG Baldur’s Gate 3 readies official modding support for this fall

For a select slice of the Baldur's Gate 3 community, this fall's Patch 7 will be the update they've been waiting for since the...

The MOP Up: My Time at Sandrock will make you a proper Monster Whisperer

To start off our small news roundup this weekend, let's head over to co-op farm sim My Time at Sandrock, where the devs talked about...

Vague Patch Notes: Why do so many MMOs fail?

We talk a lot about MMOs that fail here on Massively Overpowered. I wrote a whole column about how our standards of success are...

Enter to win a Star Trek Online Cross Faction Heavy Strike Wing Escort Bundle in our Unparalleled giveaway

In celebration of Star Trek Online's PC launch of Season 32: Unparalleled, Cryptic has kindly granted us gift codes to raffle to our readers!...

Star Trek Online’s Unparalleled is live on PC today, helmed by Denise Crosby

It's update day for Star Trek Online fans as the iconic sci-fi MMORPG releases Unparalleled for PC, and accordingly we are never allowed to...

Star Trek Online’s June event lets you earn a free T6 starship

If you've played Star Trek Online to any moderate or serious extent, you know that having a Tier 6 starship is a "must have"...

Here’s how Star Trek Online’s new gender- and species-swap token will work

Star Trek Online's Unparalleled update isn't just about new story content and missions: It's also packing a major quality-of-life feature in the form of...

Perfect Ten: My top 10 favorite MMOs across two decades

Normally in these Perfect Ten lists, I'm very outward-facing. I like to create lists that are as helpful or amusing as possible for others...

Star Trek Online preps an ‘endless’ Borg gauntlet for next week’s episode

Antsy starship captains are about to have their hands very full when next week's Unparalleled episode drops into their waiting hands in Star Trek...

The MOP Up: Stardew Valley’s creator can’t quit tinkering with the game

Stardew Valley's creator recently sat down for an interview in which he said, “Once I reopen the book on Stardew, I always have a...

Star Trek Online announces Season 32 Unparalleled, starring Denise Crosby, for May 28

It's been a couple of months now, but if you can remember the Cryptic dev stream back in March, you'll recall that the studio...