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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.

The MOP Up: Dauntless dials up the dazzle

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Patch 1.5.4 roared right into the online monster slayer Dauntless this past week, giving players a non-RNG way to grab desired Behemoth dyes. Also, the...
Yes, this is one of the few cases wherein EA kinda gets to be the good guys.

Global Chat: Grieving over Anthem’s demise

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Belghast over at Tales of the Aggronaut is going through several stages of grief over the news that Anthem has ceased active development. It's...
Leaving the test server.

Betawatch: Dual Universe opens a test server

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A test server! A server wherein one may test! Such a thing has been built for Dual Universe! Albeit not using the in-game building tools, but...

MMO Business Roundup: Apple’s Steam subpoena, CCP on the cheap, and Valheim’s 4M

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Welcome back to yet another MMO and MMO-adjacent business news roundup - it's the season for these shenanigans, you know. Valve and Apple: Remember earlier...

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...

MMO Business Roundup: Stadia’s and Bethsoft’s class-actions, Epic’s lockbox settlement, and CDPR’s DMCA takedowns

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news - in this case, all happy fun lawsuits. Stadia: Consumers are waging a new...

The MOP Up: World of Warships comes to the Epic Games Store

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Big boats need a big harbor, and Epic Games Store certainly can provide that. Wargaming announced this past week that World of Warships is...

Global Chat: Why do devs amputate content from MMOs?

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MMO blogger Yeebo Fernbottom tackled an issue that's a standing pet peeve for me: When game developers take away systems, content, and fun toys...
Bad bad bad.

Betawatch: Titan Reach backtracks on admission it’s not paying all its devs

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So Titan Reach is launching into its paid early access, and it announced that fact. That's good. What is less good is the fact...

Not So Massively Roundup: Fortnite Short Night, Runeterra’s Empires of the Ascended

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Welcome to a roundup of some MMO-adjacent titles that sit just on the edge of our wheelhouse but not enough to tip it over...

MMO Business Roundup: Stadia’s bungle, Axie Infinity’s $1.5M in-game property

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news! Stadia: The Google mess just gets thicker, as apparently, developers on Stadia's internal...

Not So Massively: Torchlight III is less than the sum of its parts

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Last summer in this very column, I argued that ARPGs are the pizza of gaming: Even when they're bad, they're still pretty good. The Torchlight...

The MOP Up: Apex Legends Mobile is on the way

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The multi-platform hit Apex Legends is finally making the jump to mobile. Droid Gamers reported that Tencent and Respawn are working on a phone...

Global Chat: Does permadeath mode in MMOs have merit?

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Whenever you're stuck for an MMO topic to talk about on a blog, you can never go wrong with chewing on the concept of...
You're the real thing.

Betawatch: Pantheon shows off its crafting

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Could you describe Pantheon as a game about standing in place with other people and slowly leveling up? Maybe, if you were being reductive, but...

Century Age of Ashes delays early access, plans second beta following player feedback

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Century: Age of Ashes popped up almost outta nowhere last month with its closed beta, boasting a dragon-centric aerial PvP mode. MOP's own Not...

MMO Business Roundup: Microsoft’s ZeniMax Vault, Square’s financials, and the Fortnite ‘scapegoat’ lawsuit

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Welcome back to another happy fun roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Business business business! ZeniMax: Microsoft is apparently creating a subsidiary named Vault...

The MOP Up: Valentine spirit sweeps through MMOs

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MMO Love Bear, shine! Warm fuzzies and romantical notions are washing through various online games this month in anticipation of Valentine's Day this month. Ultima...

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