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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...

The Daily Grind: If you could live in an MMO world, which one would it be?

As much as we complain about MMORPGs, with their grinds and their boredom, even the most kill-or-be-killed ganker paradises would probably be better to...

The Survivalist: Massively OP’s guide to survival games, single-player and beyond

As Massively OP is centered on the "massively" part of gaming, it makes sense that my first guide to survival games was focused...

Multiplayer space sim Starfighter Inc. has 12 days to finish raising $150K

We've been covering Starfighter Inc. for the last few weeks in Make My MMO, but apparently a lot of you folks who...
She's being added, but most of her clothing isn't.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 108: PAX East power-up

Justin and Eliot discuss PAX East, Shards Online aka Legends of Aria, TERA and Trove on console, Final Fantasy XIV, Dauntless, Kritika Online, and Conan Exiles, plus mailbag questions on Eastern MMOs and permadeath.

Preview: Path of Exile reveals The Fall of Oriath

Path of Exile fans, today is the big day: Grinding Gear Games is officially unveiling your next expansion, dubbed The Fall of Oriath. It...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 104: WoW Token resistance

Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, WoW tokens, Ashes of Creation, Guild Wars 2, and Revelation Online, plus financials on Blizzard, NCsoft, Nexon, Square, and Funcom, with a mailbag question on playing what you love vs. going with the crowd.

Project Gorgon adds support for player-run challenges

While Project Gorgon is not going to implement a permadeath mode any time soon, the team has put in some tools to allow...

First Impressions: Struggling to survive in Conan Exiles

I am no stranger to covering survival sandboxes for Massively OP. I wrestled with dinosaurs before ARK: Survival Evolved was a thing. I got...

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