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The Daily Grind: What MMO would you like to see dump its branding or IP?

On Tuesday, Daybreak formally announced that the neglected PvE half of H1Z1, Just Survive, would be shedding its H1Z1 branding once and for...

Snail releases trailer for PixArk, its Minecraft-ARK Survival Evolved mashup

What's that squishy sound? Oh yeah, it's the sound of an IP being milked. I'm talking about Snail Games' new Minecraft clone

Whatever happened to PlanetSide 2, A Tale in the Desert, and Istaria?

Ever pause during your day and find yourself wondering, "What ever happened to that game?" With hundreds upon hundreds of online titles these days, it's...

Perfect Ten: EverQuest’s EverExpanding franchise

When Daybreak announced last year that it was cancelling the highly anticipated EverQuest Next project, the series' forward momentum lurched to a halt....

One Shots: Walk of shame

From Zulika Mi-Nam's Adventures in Tale of Toast: Log into a game to do some play testing. "Hey, look at these cutsie graphics...

Massively Overthinking: MMO monetization run amok

Over the last couple of weeks, the monetization of unreleased games has become a pervasive and uncomfortable theme for the MMO genre. Just in...
Sometimes the issue comes back to a failure to launch.

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs that died too soon

Your favorite game is going to die. I wrote about that. Some games are never even going to get to launching in the...

One Shots: MMOs are serious business

As we all well know, MMORPGs are a Serious Business indeed. We must treat them reverently and with our utmost due diligence as we...

Perfect Ten: Exploring MMORPGs from the far corners of the world

Have you ever noticed that while there's an entire world out there, most all of the MMORPGs we discuss and play tend to either...

SkySaga prepares to shut down alpha servers ahead of soft launch

Take a last long look at SkySaga's alpha servers because they won't be around much longer. In a good way! Smilegate announced today...

Jukebox Heroes: Your top six favorite MMO music themes

After over a month of voting and counting down, we've arrived at the final six picks for your favorite MMORPG theme songs of all...

Remembering EverQuest Next

Is it too soon -- or perhaps too pointless -- to wool-gather about EverQuest Next? After all, that MMO project is deader than...

Global Chat: Fare thee well, Landmark

Believe it or not, there were actually people who played and enjoyed Landmark -- and were saddened to see it taken offline. To...

SkySaga dramatically altered crafting in its latest alpha phase

If, like me, your spring break plans have been thwarted by frigid weather in the forecast, maybe you're looking for something new to do...
Could be going better.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 106: Ready to relaunch

Justin and Bree discuss The Secret World's relaunch, Landmark's sunset, ESO: Morrowind, Albion Online, Guild Wars 2, Ship of Heroes, and Champions Online, with a mailbag questions on ESO and multiplayer immersion.

Devs and players say farewell to Landmark and the last remnants of EverQuest Next

Landmark's servers blinked off for the very last time last night, with our own EverQuest franchise columnist MJ Guthrie there to stream the end....

The Stream Team: Landmark’s sunset stream

Parting is such sorrow, but there is certainly nothing sweet about this one! Massively OP's MJ is forced to say goodbye to a game...

The Stream Team: Landmark’s last weekend

Time is running out! This is Landmark's last weekend, and there are still too many things Massively OP's MJ wants to enjoy and experience...

Emily ‘Domino’ Taylor departs Daybreak and the EverQuest franchise

Emily "Domino" Taylor, long-time EverQuest franchise crafting wizard at SOE and now Daybreak, announced that she's leaving the studio at the...
mmm whatchu saaaaay

Perfect Ten: Terminology the MMORPG genre needs

MMOs, like any other hobby, have their own terminology. We have the term "newb" for new players, "noob" for players who aren't actually new...

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