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The Anacrusis is a co-op multiplayer retro sci-fi shooter from the writer of Portal, Half-Life 2, and Left 4 Dead

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Multiplayer co-op shooters like Left 4 Dead, Deep Rock Galactic, and GTFO certainly can feel like they're a dime a dozen, but perhaps the...

MMO Business Roundup: Chicken Drumstick, 9000 zombies, Valorant Mobile, Pantheon hiring, Secret World’s novels

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Welcome back to our semi-regular roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent gaming industry news. Chicken Drumstick: Yes, I'm afraid this is a real thing. Vice's Motherboard...

Eight major unannounced MMO projects that are in the works

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There's nothing more tantalizing nor frustrating than knowing that an MMO or MMORPG is in the works but hasn't been formally announced yet. We...

Riot’s League of Legends MMO: ‘We’re going to make some choices that you may not agree with’

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Let this post be your intermittent reminder that, yes, Riot Games is working on an unnamed and not-quite-officially-announced MMORPG. Of some kind. The project...

MMO Business Roundup: Valorant esports, South Korean politics, Netmarble, Nexon, and EVE Echoes

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news! Valorant: It's been an ugly week in esports, as Riot Games suspended esports...

Here’s how Geoff Keighley aims to improve on 2020’s neverending summer of not-E3

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I'm super grateful to all the organizations and games companies that did their level best to provide convention entertainment last summer when the pandemic...
Let the dead bury their dead, they will come out in droves.

World of Warcraft players croon over glasses, riot over Burning Crusade Classic prices

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No matter where you turn in the World of Warcraft community these days, it seems like there's a whole lot of depression and anger....

Legends of Runeterra’s Guardians of the Ancient expansion adds new cards, challenges, and champions

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Things in Riot Games' LoL CCG Legends of Runeterra have expanded with the launch of Guardians of the Ancient, the latest expansion that introduces...

League of Legends is getting its own animated series on Netflix this fall

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If you're the sort of League of Legends fan who enjoys the game's animated cutscenes and promotional videos, then you'll likely love the news...

Massively Uplifting: Gaming charity endeavors support vets, autism, and AbleGamers

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While still sneaking some spring snow in (bad weather!), April also showered us with some uplifting moments and goodness. Warm fuzzies are far better...

Valorant will soon record and evaluate voice comms as part of efforts to fight harassment and abuse

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If you play Valorant and are an unmitigated asshat to people over voice chat, believing you're safe from being found out in player reports,...

Not So Massively Roundup: Valorant’s Breeze, Apex’s Olympus, Runeterra’s expansion, and Jeff

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Welcome back to another roundup of news for Not-So-Massively and MMO-adjacent games in the MMORPG orbit! Valorant: Riot's Valorant has rolled out the Breeze map...

Riot Games’ demand to shut down a fan-run 10 year-old League of Legends build causes a community uproar

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Riot Games is back in the news for yet another unsavory reason as the League of Legends developer has acted against a fan-made emulator...

Four Winds: Why are Asian MMOs monetized the way they are?

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Welcome to Four Winds, Massively OP's newest column, dedicated to Asian MMOs and the culture around it. As the resident Black Desert columnist, I'm...

Alienware cut its League of Legends esports sponsorships short over ongoing Riot Games scandals

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Last month, we covered yet another sexual harassment lawsuit swirling around Riot Games, this one a wrongful termination suit from a former executive assistant...

The MOP Up: Champions Online plumbs the Midnight Depths

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The game is afoot -- the Champions Online game, that is! Cryptic pushed out the second part of the Midnight Depths story arc this...

MMO Business Roundup: Theorycraft, My.Games, the FIFA fixing lawsuit, and Roblox’s latest concert

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Theorycraft: Could you found a new games studio on $37.5M? Yeah, probably. A bunch...

MMO Business Roundup: Comic Con 2021, Apple v. Epic, and Twitch transparency

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Comic-Con 2021: Organizers have now canceled the core Comic-Con event for the second year...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 311: The day the MMOs died

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Justin and Bree discuss Anthem Next's demise, Defiance and Gamigo's MMO purge, DDO's big news, Black Desert's free-play, Riot's MMO, and mobile Warcraft, with adventures in LOTRO, City of Heroes, WoW Classic, and Elder Scrolls Online, plus mailbag topics on post subs, Valheim, and MMOs as they used to be.

MMO Business Roundup: CDPR’s misery, Gamestonk revives, Riot’s Game Changers

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Console shortages: You probably saw all kinds of headlines this week about how President...

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