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Global Chat: Is Animal Crossing New Horizons an MMO?

One trend that we have noticed over the past decade or so is the blurring of lines between "regular" video games and MMORPGs. It...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 265: Delusions of Elyria

Justin, Bree, MJ, and Mia discuss Chronicles of Elyria, Guild Wars 2, PSO2, Ashes of Creation, Saga of Lucimia, WoW Classic and Burning Crusade, with adventures in LOTRO, Revelation Online, Don't Starve Together, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on player housing and optional sub servers.

Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box is coming mid-April, not next week, and there’s no new World

I've joked a few times this week about how badly my kids want to play Super Adventure Box in Guild Wars 2, and...

Guild Wars 2 explores player variety and choices in Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire

Not gonna lie, my kids have been begging me for Super Adventure Box all week, and everytime ArenaNet tweets something on the Guild...

Trove’s latest PTS update brings an infinite dungeon

Things are about to get endless in Trove thanks to the introduction of delves, a combination of Geode's caverns with procedural generation to...

Jukebox Heroes: Warframe’s soundtrack

I'm always keeping an ear out for recommended soundtracks from our readers here at Massively OP, and one that seems to get pushed my...

The Game Archaeologist: Shenmue Online

If you ever stumble across a Dreamcast enthusiast -- and believe me, they are everywhere -- on the forefront of their diatribe about how...

GDC plans summer events as studios from Gamigo to Blizzard to Riot see player surges

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread here in the US and around much of the world, changing life for nearly everyone - even in...

More and more MMOs are offering sales and events during the coronavirus pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, MMOs and other MMO-adjacent games and studios continue to react, bringing their staffs home and offering bonuses...

EVE Online players recount a $5000 ganking and its aftermath on the victim

How would you feel if you saw $5,000 worth of in-game assets blown to smithereens? That was what happened to one EVE Online...

Daybreak, Cryptic, City State, Frontier, and more MMO studios affected by worldwide pandemic shutdowns

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make itself felt, we've got another quick roundup of news relevant to MMO players. First, we've...
This will probably be on the list.

Battle Bards Episode 164: Away with the fairies

If you ever walked into a forest glade at the light of the first full moon of the year, you may spy an impish...

Trove aims to turn you green during the annual festival of St Qubeslick

With St Patrick's Day parades and festivities closing down in real life thanks to the spreading virus, you may just have to get the...

Guild Wars 2 just announced its third expansion, and it looks like Cantha

Not only did Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet just drop another preview of upcoming content, exactly what fans have been begging for, but...

Minecraftian sandbox MMO Hegemony launched, hit a snag, and delayed even more

After its initial two-week delay, the sandbox MMORPG Hegemony went live this weekend, though not without issues such as instance crashing...
I blew things up!

Coronavirus concerns cancel SXSW, Minecraft Festival, and several FIFA 20 and Apex Legends esports events

The spreading novel coronavirus aka COVID-19 has once more seen a number of gaming-related events cancelled or otherwise postponed. First off is the collective...

The Daily Grind: Do old MMOs perform so much better now than at launch that they’re actually easier?

MMO blogger Wilhelm of The Ancient Gaming Noob fame recently posed us a question about old vs. new MMOs. "Our WoW Classic group...

The Game Archaeologist: Tabula Rasa

The story of Tabula Rasa begins, as so many others do, with 1997's Ultima Online. Raph Koster and Richard Garriott's online fantasy...

Minecraft MMORPG Hegemony has been delayed from its weekend launch

We've been covering indie Minecraft MMORPG Hegemony all week, and if you were as intrigued by it as we were, you know it...

Hegemony promises its economy is ‘truly equal in playing field’

Worried that coming in late to the crafting and economic game of Hegemony will put you at a disadvantage to those who have...

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