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‘MMOPEG’ Codename Reality seeks half a million Kickstarter bucks to ‘redefine the MMO genre’

If immersion and realism are what you crave in a new MMORPG, take a look at Codename Reality, another new game in our...

Grab a Survived By closed beta key from Digital Extremes and MOP [All gone!]

Digital Extremes' retro permadeath/bullet-hell MMO Survived By entered closed beta yesterday and rolled out a patch with a new 10-man raid, hardmode...

Digital Extremes’ retro permadeath MMO Survived By has entered closed beta

Digital Extremes has officially launched Survived By into closed beta today, accompanied by a hefty patch including a new 10-man raid, hardmode...

Jukebox Heroes: Six more groovy tunes from MMOs you’ve never played

As an MMO music collector, I've gathered some really obscure soundtracks over the years, including ones from games that people don't even remember existing,...

The MOP Up: Neverwinter’s five-year anniversary and Ravenloft campaign (June 24, 2018)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Grimmwood’s village needs protecting (and beta testers)

In retrospect, it was probably not the brightest of ideas to settle in an abandoned village in the middle of a dark forest full...

Massively Overthinking: What we really mean when we talk about ‘difficulty’ in MMORPGs

Massively OP reader Steve wants us to revisit the Daily Grind on making death more meaningful without making it more annoying. His letter was long,...

The Daily Grind: How could death be more meaningful in MMOs without being annoying?

Personally, I don't think MMO developers should ever become complacent about game systems and copying them from other titles because that's the way they've...

GDC 2018: Depictions of violence and war in video games and Destiny’s Sword

I love stories. Maybe it's the teacher in me, but I love stories not just for their raw entertainment value, but for their ability...

GDC 2018: A look at Funcom’s Mutant Year Zero Road to Eden

I didn't play it, but I can't be the only one who thought of the original tabletop when Funcom announced Mutant Year Zero:...

The Survivalist: Another year, another Survival Game guide

A new year, a new batch of survival games! Yes, the genre has become so popular that one guide, no not even

Path of Exile on the unstoppable monsters that almost made it into the game

Here's an interesting peek into game development from the pens of Grinding Gear Games. The studio shared a story about one of

The Daily Grind: Would you be interested in a retro-styled MMORPG?

As it's been about a year now, I know that pretty much nobody remembers John Smedley's ill-fated Hero's Song. For a while there,...

The Soapbox: Evaluating gaming monetization through the lens of Nintendo’s mobile history

Bloggers and journalists throughout the online gaming industry have been talking about monetization a lot lately. It's not just lockbox/gachapon scandals, or...

Survived By arrives on Steam as its closed alpha progresses

The love child of bullet hell shooters and permadeath MMORPGs is now on Steam, and it's taking no prisoners. That's just not how it...

Massively Overthinking: Taking risks in MMORPGs

Last weekend, Brendan wrote a great column on how to stay safe from gankers in EVE Online, noting that the newbies are commonly...
Bang bang.

Choose My Adventure: Not quite farewell to Guild Wars 2

I am not done with Guild Wars 2. This may or may not come as a surprise to people, but it's still the case...

PAX West 2017: Life and death in Digital Extremes’ new MMO Survived By

While there were plenty of established games on hand at PAX West 2017, there were also a few new ones offering players a...
Perhaps not.

Digital Extremes announces retro permadeath MMO ‘Survived By’

Warframe developer Digital Extremes just announced that it's partnered with Human Head Studios for a new MMO "roguelite" with a pixel-art style....

Perfect Ten: Exploring MMORPGs from the far corners of the world

Have you ever noticed that while there's an entire world out there, most all of the MMORPGs we discuss and play tend to either...

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