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Studio known for the Torchlight series.

The Daily Grind: Do you ever worry that an MMO you’re watching will be shuttered before it’s done?

It's possible I've been doing this too long and have just seen a whole lot of casually delivered bad news on Twitter from gaming...

Torchlight Frontiers gears up for another alpha test

Following a fun and frisky first closed alpha test, Torchlight Frontiers is ready to dive right back into it. Alpha 2...
THIS IS NOT FINE! THERE WAS NO REASON TO LET IT GO THIS LONG OR GET THIS BAD!

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO news stories of 2018

With the turn of every new year, I know we are entering unexplored territory in the field of MMO news. No matter what...
Hey, I duped that fair and square!

Massively OP Podcast Episode 197: Crawl out through the fallout

Eliot, Justin, and Bree discuss FFXIV's Fanfest, Fallout 76, Hellgate, WildStar, plus patches for Black Desert, EVE, Secret World Legends, ArcheAge, TERA, and EverQuest II, with mail on MMO difficulty settings.

Check out the trailer for Torchlight Frontiers’ Forged class

Oh yeah, you know a game is about to start really moving with its alphas when it starts dropping keys, business model blogs, and...

Torchlight Frontiers’ free-to-play model rejects pay-to-win and gambling schemes

Given that Torchlight Frontiers is being published under Perfect World Entertainment, you're probably not going to be shocked to hear that the MMO...

Torchlight Frontiers is recruiting for its weekend alpha stress test

Check your inboxes and spamboxes, MMO fans, because it looks like Torchlight Frontiers alpha invites are headed your way. Perfect World says...
SHOUT!

Massively OP Podcast Episode 195: April fools at BlizzCon

Justin and Bree cover the BlizzCon mess, Diablo Immortal, WoW Classic, WoW's content plans, Torchlight Frontiers, Shroud of the Avatar, Old School RuneScape, and LOTRO's legendary server, with a mailbag question on noobing it up in WoW.

Torchlight Frontiers’ Forts will be players’ homes amidst the wilderness

The world of Echtra Games's upcoming action-RPG title Torchlight Frontiers is vast and untamed, but players will be able to carve out...

MMO Business Roundup: Fractured Space, Runic Games, Michael Jordan esports, Epic investment, and the China problem

Welcome back to another quick trip through some of the week's business bits and bobs. First up, some bad news. Edge Case's gorgeous F2P...
I still love you, robot.

Torchlight Frontiers’ relic weapons make for strange and fun build options

Talking about "horizontal progression" is all well and good for Torchlight Frontiers, but how will this MMOARPG actually make good on alternative...

Torchlight Frontiers takes player feedback on horizontal progression, details development updates

Earlier this month, the folks at PWE-published Echtra Games took to the Torchlight subreddit to open up a conversation with the community regarding...
We got it back, after all.

The Game Archaeologist: The Death of City of Heroes

August 31st, 2012, was a Friday like any other. City of Heroes players were psyched for the upcoming Issue 24, which Paragon Studios...

The Daily Grind: Do action-RPGs make for good MMO material?

The second it was announced, Torchlight Frontiers skyrocketed to the top of my interest. I really wasn't expecting an MMO out of this...

Global Chat: Does Guild Wars 2’s newest episode reach for the stars?

Guild Wars 2's newest living world episode seems to be grabbing the MMO community's attention in a way that the season so far...

Torchlight Frontiers gets inspired by Guild Wars 2 for horizontal progression

If there is one thing that your average MMORPG player is familiar with, it is vertical progression. This comes from characters on a track...

Global Chat: Why Wizardry Online’s permadeath was a good idea

Here's an MMO and a feature both long since deceased: Wizardry Online and permadeath. Yet as JVT Workshop argues, it was an...

PAX West 2018: The PWE gauntlet of Neverwinter and Torchlight

If you had told me five years ago that Perfect World Entertainment would not only own but make many of the games that...

Massively Overthinking: Massively OP’s PAX West 2018 awards and poll

Most of this year's PAX West content is finally finished, and while we're about to give MOP reporter Larry Everett a much-needed breather,...

The Soapbox: I have a bad feeling about Anthem

As I watched Nick Tarabay stand on stage hype up the audience in the Main Theater for PAX West 2018, I thought...

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