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Massively Overthinking: MMO voids that haven’t been filled

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I swear, so many of the posts I bookmark on Reddit to muse on later wind up deleted, and today I've got another one,...

Champions Online’s third anniversary week sees Dr. Destroyer and his Destroids attack the city

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Dr. Destroyer. Boy, what a comic book-y villain name. I love his '80s-style cheese. I love his Marc Silvestri-looking metallic outfit. And I love...
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Apple argues Epic’s lawsuit is ‘part of a marketing campaign’ to ‘reinvigorate interest in Fortnite’

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The Epic/Apple legal drama continues as this week Apple's filed its response to Epic's request to force Fortnite back on the Appstore, and...

Pirates fight ninjas in Trove, Aura Kingdom’s ‘double patch,’ Twin Saga adds a new Senshi

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With the number of MMOs under the Gamigo umbrella, it's perhaps easy for some of their updates to fall through the cracks, so consider...

Minecraft Dungeons releases a frost-filled new DLC and a ‘Hero Edition’ for Nintendo Switch

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We're only in the early vestiges of autumn in our part of the hemisphere, but in the co-op roguelike world of Minecraft Dungeons,...

Trove begins testing a ‘hubdate’ that reworks the game’s main hub on PC

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Ah, the main hub. Landing point for new players, social space for veteran players, and generally the first impression made to all players. If...

Craftopia focuses primarily on bug fixing in its most recent patches

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With JPRG-like survival sandbox Craftopia now in early access, the focus of developer Pocket Pair has turned almost exclusively to attacking bugs in...

The Game Archaeologist: Mirrorworld

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In this column, we have previously journeyed to lands where you saw not with your eyes, but with your imagination. I speak, of course,...

Classic Super Mario Bros. gameplay goes battle royale with Super Mario Bros. 35

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Not even the venerable gaming classic Super Mario Bros. is safe from the battle royale sub-genre, it seems. It's time to say hello to...

Minecraft-built MMO Hegemony releases the Traders from the East expansion on September 6

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Hegemony, the self-described "classic" sandbox MMORPG built upon the framework of Minecraft, is expanding. As in literally releasing an expansion. Or...

Global Chat: Is MMO crafting obsolete?

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Tipa over at Chasing Dings recently posed an intriguing question to her friends and readers: Does crafting have any place in the modern...

The Elder Scrolls Online celebrates the Imperial City with bonus PvP and PvE rewards

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The Elder Scrolls Online is apparently going to celebrate the Imperial City of the game's fiction by having people fight Daedra and one...

Battle Bards Episode 175: Prehistoric jams

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Having perfected their musical time machine, the Battle Bards leap back to the past to enjoy the soundscapes of dinosaurs and other prehistoric denizens....

The Game Archaeologist: Flagship’s Mythos

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Whenever the topic of Flagship Studios comes up, usually it's in conjunction with Hellgate: London. And while Hellgate certainly was a huge and...

Massively Overthinking: Mixing and matching the best crafting systems in the MMO ‘verse

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Longtime MOP reader Ken from Chicago recently asked us to talk about crafting - but he didn't want us to just list off...

Perfect Ten: 10 great tropical areas to visit in MMOs

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Probably a lot of us aren't getting that fantastic summer beach vacation that we had hoped to get this year. But instead of getting...

Shocking almost no one, Dragon’s Prophet was yeeted off Steam

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So, we have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that there's a Dragon's Prophet emulator out there that's...

Social scientists study Minecraft and One Hour One Life communities

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You might think scientists would balk at the idea of using online gaming communities as a test bed for study, given those communities'... strong...

The Stream Team: Star-studded fun in Trove’s Lunar Plunge

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There's a new Lunar Plunge event in Trove, and there's no way Massively OP's MJ is going to miss the chance to catch...

Trove has a celestial summer with the launch of the Lunar Plunge event

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It's about time to reach for the stars -- quite literally -- in Trove as the game kicks off the Lunar Plunge event...

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