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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.

‘Shared open world’ mobile and PC RPG Tower of Fantasy confirms global release later this year

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In July of last year, we caught wind of the multiplayer title Tower of Fantasy, a sci-fi open world RPG in development by China's...
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Neverwinter brings the Celebration of Lliira around once more on June 30

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The Celebration of Lliira, the goddess of joy in Neverwinter's setting, is set to arrive in just a few days for anyone who feels...

The MOP Up: Super Mario Odyssey mod throws a 10-player party

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Probably most of us have enjoyed some two-player Super Mario Bros. over the years, but how about a 10-player session? You can do just...

Tonight’s Champions Online official costume contest challenges players with creating a mascot

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What would the mascot outfit for the Millennium City Fighting Catfish look like? That's the kind of question players of Champions Online are being...

Massively Overthinking: The second big five MMOs

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So here in the MMORPG genre, we've been working under the assumption for the last few years that the "big five" MMOs that dominate...
We're still here, yes.

Vague Patch Notes: You are not immune to predatory monetization in MMOs

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This week, I want to expand on something I mentioned in last week's Vague Patch Notes as an offhand thing that bears further examination....

Star Trek Online launches Stormfall on console, preps summer Lohlunat Festival for June 30

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Console Trek fans, you don't have to wait a minute longer for Stormfall: The new Star Trek Online chapter already live on PC now...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 378: That MMO fresh start feeling

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Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic, Diablo Immortal, Neverwinter, Echo of Soul, Gloria Victis, Palia, and Marvel Heroes, with adventures in Elder Scrolls, Arcane Waters, LOTRO, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on MMOs and accessibility.

The Stream Team: Dragon hunts and anniversary giveaway with Neverwinter devs

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Just because Massively OP's MJ loves dragons doesn't mean she won't participate in protecting folks from the devastation wrought by evil beasts! And if...

The Stream Team: Venturing into Neverwinter’s Vanrakdoom

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As her exploration Neverwinter's Undermountain continues, Massively OP's MJ has delved deeper and arrived at Vanrakdoom. Unlike many underground areas, this cavern has vaulted...

Neverwinter brings back the Protector’s Jubilee to celebrate its ninth anniversary

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Today is the day to celebrate nine years of Neverwinter with the return of the Protector's Jubilee event, which is offering up new and...
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Vague Patch Notes: Examples of predatory monetization in the MMO industry

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So, if you've been paying attention to this column over the past few forevers, you will have no doubt noticed by this point that...

The Stream Team: A first-timer’s sampling of Star Trek Online endgame

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MOP's Chris has finally hit the tippy-top of levels in Star Trek Online! So what happens now? A little bit of possible exploration of...

MMO Business Roundup: Embracer, Perfect World, ESO Chinese localization, and Runeterra cheaters

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent business news. Embracer - The company that now owns MMORPG studio Cryptic and all its games...

Neverwinter’s Dragonslayer module launches today on PC and console

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The MMORPG genre is super into dragons right now, and that includes Cryptic's Neverwinter, which launches its 23rd module, Dragonslayer, today. This update is...

Saudi Arabia buys a $1B chunk of Gearbox’s Embracer Group to extend games reach to the MENA region

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Last December we reported on the news of Gearbox Entertainment subsidiary Embracer Group buying up PWE and Cryptic to the tune of $125M in...

Neverwinter explains how it’s revamping its Tiamat encounter

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You think your MMO dragon's all that and a bag of roasted chips? It ain't got nothing on Tiamat, who's a normal dragon plus...

The Stream Team: The Calling of Star Trek Online

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Last time, Massively OP's MJ made it through Star Trek Online's new Blue Shift espisode (and kind of managed the new Forged in Fire...

The Stream Team: Finishing Fazrian’s tasks in Neverwinter’s Terminus

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The planetar Fazrian in Neverwinter's Terminus is pretty ticked at having one of his residents rebel. The traitor in question, Valtagar, even built a...

Elyon will make its way to the SEA region with Playpark as its steward

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Do you live in the Southeast Asia region of the globe and have a hankering to play Elyon? You'd probably find yourself in rare...

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