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The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v3.0

Behind history are people and stories, some of them well-known and some of them obscure. It has been my mission in The Game...
Here we go.

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO surprises of 2019

After 10 years of covering MMORPG news, I can assure you that I am still fired up to keep doing this. One of the...

Massively Overthinking: What MMO were you hoping to hear much more about this year?

Going through our coverage of 2019's MMOs, I realized there are a bunch of games that have previously been on our "anticipated" lists that...
Let's go.

The Daily Grind: What future games give you hope for MMOs?

There is no doubt we have definitely moved into a different era of MMORPG development, with super-huge AAA-budget titles and releases being a thing...

Perfect Ten: Solo prequel games to MMORPGs

When studios go about making MMORPGs, risk comes along with the effect as a matter of course. The only question is how to reduce...
Bart, stop creating a diversion!

Vague Patch Notes: Do video games really need trade shows anymore?

The past few years have seen some really big seismic shifts in the game industry. In the time that I've been working here alone,...
Get in, losers, we're going exploring.

Perfect Ten: The fantasy MMO zone atlas

There are, let's face it, a limited number of different ways to design real-adjacent zones in any fantasy game. At the end of the...
Stellar.

Phantasy Star Online 2 is getting a new mecha-themed class in Japan

Now that Phantasy Star Online 2 is coming to North America (really, they mean it this time, until they don't), it feels a...
Da-boo-di.

Bandai Namco says it has ‘no plans’ to release Blue Protocol in the west ‘at the moment’

Ever since Bandai Namco announced anime MMO Blue Protocol earlier this July, MMO fans have been champing at the bit for more...

Recapping Black Desert’s massive E3 and Heidel Ball announcements

I said this morning that I thought Black Desert stole the show for E3 players - apart from the Phantasy Star Online...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 224: Black Desert, Bless Online, and boats

Carlo, Bree, and Justin discuss Black Desert, Bless, Phantasy Star Online 2, E3, LOTRO, SWTOR, GW2, POE, City of Heroes, and boats.

The Daily Grind: Are you going to play Phantasy Star Online 2 next year?

The surprising E3 news that Phantasy Star Online 2 was finally, finally coming to western shores in 2020 made all of our...
Better very, very late than never.

E3 2019: Phantasy Star Online 2 is finally coming to the US in 2020

All right, so it has already been seven years and basically everyone who was excited about this game has probably long since given up...

One Shots: Band practice went long today

Fred and Wilma's parents always wondered what happened to them. One day they stayed after school for a little extra band practice... and they...

Perfect Ten: Hit franchises that were almost made into MMORPGs

For my money, there are few more tantalizing and agonizing thoughts than the great "What Ifs?" of the MMO genre. What if one title...
LOOK AT ME I'M NEAT

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v2.0

While The Game Archaeologist columns take up the most time of any project I do here at Massively OP, I absolutely love doing...

Wargaming’s Total War: Arena set to close next February

Even wars gotta end sometime. SEGA-developed and Wargaming-published Total War: Arena first came on the scene way back in 2015, a free-to-play online...

Battle Bards Episode 126: Out of this world

It’s time to boldly go where no podcast has gone before — by exploring MMO space themes! It’s perhaps the flat-out goofiest and silliest...
Big time.

Wisdom of Nym: Hunting the monster in Final Fantasy XIV

Patch 4.36 sure seems as if it's has been dragged out. Realistically, that's not what has happened at all; the time between patches has remained...

Perfect Ten: The best MMO debuts by year, 1997-2006

By now, many of you probably know that I'm the curator of the MMO Timeline on my personal blog. On this page, I've...

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