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The MOP Up: Allods Online throws an orcish holiday

How many MMOs throw Orcs their very own holiday? I only know one: Allods Online, which celebrates all things orcish -- including goblin tossing...

PlanetSide 2’s PTS applies Outfit Wars fixes, changes tank cannons, and tweaks empire main cannons

The guns of PlanetSide 2 are getting a tuning in the shooter's PTS, so to speak. The test server saw a new build go...

PlanetSide 2’s lead designer confirms a slower cadence of content updates through the rest of the year

The year 2022 is about halfway over with, and Michael "Wrel" Henderson, the lead designer of PlanetSide 2, is taking stock of what's to...

PlanetSide 2 releases a ‘pre-war patch-up’ that fixes some issues for PC players

The bug fixing patch. We all know that it's something of a staple and necessary evil for MMOs, MMORPGs, and multiplayer gaming. Such a...
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Perfect Ten: The MMO studios that keep whiffing on new projects

Everyone makes mistakes, and that's all right. That's not necessarily a big deal. Yes, this is true when it comes to MMO studios too....

The MOP Up: Closers Online promotes from within its ranks

Two of Closers Online's roster got a major tune-up this past week. Sylvi got promoted to a Prime Agent, while Levia joined the Fatal...

The MOP Up: Survival sim Grounded tames gnats and preps for launch

Honey-I-shrunk-the-players survival sim Grounded's last big pre-launch patch arrived recently, adding gnat pets, a cookery building, and armor and weapon upgrade revamps. Grounded is...

The MOP Up: Prosperous Universe gives more tools for cutthroat capitalism

With ship enhancements, private pacts, and early contract termination, Prosperous Universe just got a lot more interesting thanks to its Convergence update. "You have been...

PlanetSide 2’s latest PC hotfix addresses particle effect framerate drops and client crashes

If you're a PC player of PlanetSide 2 who has been experiencing some performance problems with the online shooter recently, there's some potential good...

The Game Archaeologist: The origins of Blizzard, Mythic, Funcom, SOE, and BioWare

A good origin story always captivates me, especially when it gives me a new perspective on something I've come to appreciate over the years....

PlanetSide 2 launches its Surf and Storm update with underwater combat and a brand-new boat

It makes sense that PlanetSide 2 would want players to be having fun in the sun and in the water right about now. After...

PlanetSide 2’s water-centric Surf and Storm update launches on PC July 13

The summertime is the perfect time to leap into some water and have a swim, but instead of splashy fun, players of PlanetSide 2...

These are the online gaming companies supporting reproductive choice and healthcare for workers

When news of the impending overturn of Roe v. Wade in the United first leaked in early May, so few games companies spoke up...

Massively Overthinking: The second big five MMOs

So here in the MMORPG genre, we've been working under the assumption for the last few years that the "big five" MMOs that dominate...

PlanetSide 2 previews a new boat, underwater objectives, and retooled Outfit Wars arriving in the Surf and Storm update

While the next update arriving to PlanetSide 2 might not be as impactful as adding a whole continent, the upcoming Surf and Storm update...

PlanetSide 2 brings back summertime squirt guns and aerial anomalies for PC players

It's time once again for the infantry of PlanetSide 2 to lock and load. Or more specifically, fill with a load of water, though...

The Stream Team: Backseat Streaming the front lines of PlanetSide 2’s war

In an era of armchair warriors, we bring you Backseat Streamers! Here, Massively OP’s Chris and MJ get to take a backseat and watch...

PlanetSide 2 tests item gifting, summer events, and lattice changes on PTS

Sure, throwing a water balloon at someone seems really cut-and-dried, but in the case of PlanetSide 2, the devs want to ensure that these...

The MOP Up: MU Origin 3 ‘launches’ into open beta

The latest chapter of the MU saga is here, as MU Origin 3 launched its open beta this past week. Players can now check...

PlanetSide 2’s new PC patch adds empire-specific anti-material rifles and marks 19 years with classic items

It's been 19 years since the original MMORPG shooter launched, and this week PlanetSide 2 players on PC can mark the occasion with the...