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Tamriel Infinium: Elder Scrolls Online’s Rich Lambert on the Dark Heart of Skyrim

At this week's live reveal of the Dark Heart of Skyrim for The Elder Scrolls Online, I had the chance to sit...

Darwin Project is basically reality TV battle royale, and it’s now launched on Steam

It's been something like a year and a half since we last covered Darwin Project, but you'll remember it as one of...

More older adults play games than ever before, according to AARP study of people over 50

Earlier this week, we wrote about Skyrim's "gaming grandma" and other older gamers who've staked out claims in the online gaming space on...

Massively Uplifting: Gaming studios and communities support kids, trees, cats, STEM, and gaming grandparents

While there are understandably many reasons folks may not want to look back on 2019 fondly, the year wasn't all bad. Massively Uplifting has...

A look back at the MMO and gaming science topics of 2019

Since becoming MassivelyOP, our staff has worked hard to buff up our gaming science-related articles. Last year, we noted...

CNBC runs down the debate of violent video games and their effect on gamers

Yes, we're back on this again. The subject of video games, violent content, and their affect on players is arriving once more, this time...

One Shots: Unlicensed fantasy motorists

I've been saying it for years, but just because these are fictional virtual worlds doesn't mean that MMOs should be free from regulations and...

Star Conflict’s latest update has invading aliens and an event dedicated to Isaac Asimov

There's a little something for everyone in the latest update of the online spaceship battler Star Conflict. Do you want to take on...
All right, let's ignore that this game is functionally abandoned.

Vague Patch Notes: Why don’t we have more MMO psionics?

Seized by what I can only describe as an incomprehensible fit of pique, I've spent a decent chunk of my free time over the...
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MMO Burnout: Pokemon Sword and Shield is fun but not innovative

I have a vivid memory from when I was younger - about 12 or so - of walking through the local Walmart with my...

The Daily Grind: How much do you mind loading screens in MMOs?

Maybe I'm showing my old-school nature here, but loading screens don't bother me all that much. I cut my MMO teeth on games like...

Star Citizen takes a closer look at wormhole creation and the planet microTech

CitizenCon had a number of reveals for Star Citizen players, but not many of them were quite as dramatic as the...

MMO Business Roundup: Amazon, gaming toxicity research, Blizzard’s court victory, and why people love Mike Morhaime

Business business business! We're back for another speedy Friday afternoon roundup of some MMO and games industry business news. Amazon's next big thing We're not sure...

Star Citizen hypes this weekend’s CitizenCon, plans new community hub and free-fly event

We're about to have another big MMO convention weekend: this one for Star Citizen, as CitizenCon begins on Saturday. But as it so...

Remembering the life and work of legendary MMO designer Brad ‘Aradune’ McQuaid

When the news hit last night, it brought everything to a screeching halt in the Massively OP office: At the age of 51,

Activision-Blizzard’s Bobby Kotick downplays the role of politics in games

Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick clearly doesn't fear the Blizzard boycott that is still technically ongoing following Blizzard's October decision to penalize a...

Ship of Heroes’ character creator beta is running a scavenger hunt event tonight

Ship of Heroes is making the most of its one-week character creator alpha, with multiple events and patches to keep everything humming. "We...

Star Trek Online brings Awakening to console and launches a breast cancer charity event

Let the games of catch-up begin! Star Trek Online players on PS4 and Xbox One can now get the same stuff that PC...

Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet chased the 2016 Gaile Gray account hacker all the way to Germany – and lost

Back in 2016, MassivelyOP covered an odd story about the Guild Wars franchise and a hack that seemingly involved the account of then-ArenaNet...

Computer science professor uses lessons he teaches to set a new flight record in Elite Dangerous

Many times in a sandbox game, you have to make your own fun and set your own challenges. One such challenge in Elite:...

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