perfect world entertainment

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.

Choose My Adventure: Plumbing the challenging Delera’s Tomb in Dungeons and Dragons Online

This week's Choose My Adventure ended up being a bit more challenging than I had expected it to be. Primarily because my level five...

The MOP Up: Netmarble and Take-Two finances are powered by MMOs

We have a couple more earnings reports to, er, report to you today. Netmarble's Q1 2023 financials reported $472.4M in revenue, with MMORPGs making...

One Shots: Welcome to the spider level!

Welcome, welcome, come on in, make sure that nobody's left behind. Do we have the full tour group? Good. Ladies and gents, welcome to...

Global Chat: How insistent are MMOs that you group up?

In a recent essay over at Inventory Full, the author looks back at a couple decades-plus of MMO gaming to recall how fast and...
See, that's the joke of the name.

Perfect Ten: 10 old MMO promises that never happened

Developers like to talk a big game. It's expected, it's encouraged by all parties, and it's part of the fun. When a game or...

Embracer Group (Gearbox/Cryptic) stock nose-dives after implosion of $2B business deal

Swedish corporation Embracer Group became a big name in the MMO industry a few years ago when it bought out Perfect World Entertainment's western...

The Daily Grind: How many online ARPGs have you played?

I can't imagine why I have ARPGs on the brain right now, but I do. And in fact, I've been enjoying a fair bit...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 423: The Overwatch MMO we’ll never get

Justin and Bree discuss Amazon's LOTR title and shade for LOTRO, Overwatch 2's PvE debacle, Worlds Adrift's return as Lost Skies, and delays for Nightingale, Ashfall, and Wayfinder, with adventures in LOTRO and Torchlight II, plus mailbag topics on character build freedom and the natural and unnatural ends of MMO characters.

The Stream Team: Star Trek Online comes Unraveled

It's time for Star Trek Online to come Unraveled! This newest story arc starts with the Wish Upon a Star Episode, and Massively OP's...

The Stream Team. Playing D&D in Neverwinter

Neverwinter is now metagaming itself! Day of the Dungeon Master has returned, and this event actually has Massively OP's MJ playing a tabletop game...

Amazon has revived its Lord of the Rings MMORPG, now collaborating with Embracer

Amazon and Embracer announced this morning that they're building a new MMORPG based on The Lord of the Rings. To understand what the heck is...

One Shots: Who left the gas stove on?

So. This is awkward. I know everyone has an excuse why you were definitely not messing around with the giant's gas stove in Blade...

Global Chat: How do you play older MMOs?

It's always a challenge -- sometimes an insurmountable one -- when you jump into older MMORPGs after being conditioned by modern experiences. To help...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 421: Beyond time and space

Justin and Bree discuss Star Trek Online Unraveled, SWTOR Old Wounds, Gamigo's move out of MMOs, Chrono Odyssey's reveal, EVE's 20th anniversary, LOTRO's new raid, and Villagers and Heroes' housing patch, with adventures in LOTRO, WoW Classic, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on WoW's wild lore.

Torchlight Infinite officially launches out of early access tonight

It's official launch day for mobile-and-PC Torchlight Infinite, or launch night, rather, as the doors formally open at 8 p.m. EDT this evening. If...

Star Trek Online’s Unraveled is live for PC players with new episode and TFO

As promised, Star Trek Online's Unraveled launches today - for PC players, that is. The season picks up where Terran Gambit left off, brings...

The Stream Team: Flying for the Klingon Defense Force in Star Trek Online

Last time MOP's Chris was in Star Trek Online, he decided to roll a new-to-him Klingon character and see what the KDF and the...

The Stream Team: Saving the Helm’s Hold cathedral in Neverwinter

While trying to thwart the Black Earth Cultists' attempts to subjugate Helm's Hold in Neverwinter, Massively OP's MJ and her D&D night crew have...

The Stream Team: Star Trek Online’s rocket kitty

When you've done the Star Trek Online First Contact Day Anniversary event for many years, you've built a bunch of models of Zefram Cochrane's...

Star Trek Online previews the new TFO, Leviathan, coming with the Unraveled update

Despite the name, the new task force operation arriving in Star Trek Online with the Unraveled update does not take place underwater. The ships...