PSO2 New Genesis wrestles with server lag and unhappy players post-launch

So, how has your time in Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis been? Personally speaking, I've enjoyed myself quite a bit but also have...

Massively Overthinking: Abysmal MMO launch experiences

Elite Dangerous' Odyssey launch has been a stark reminder to me that not all launches and launch experiences are the same. To hear some...

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is officially live today

The fabled day has arrived: Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis launches globally today everywhere as planned. Last year brought the western launch of...

Phantasy Star Online 2 shares game features, closed beta survey results, and boost item handouts for New Genesis

Tomorrow is the official launch of Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis and the devs of the MMO are gearing up with a whole...

Phantasy Star Online 2 introduces players to New Genesis, has Conan O’Brien preview the game

With Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis officially confirmed for a June 9th release, it's time for Sega to start winding up the hype...

Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis sets formal launch date for June 9

You knew Phantasy Star Online 2 was launching New Genesis in June. You knew this because SEGA said so. But you didn't know it...

Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis releases a character creator and benchmark tool for PC

If you missed out on the recent closed beta test for Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis and are eager to prepare yourself for...
It was a thing.

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs are too hard to get into?

I fully acknowledge and own the fact that I'm far less patient about how much effort it takes today to install and learn a...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 323: Odyssey, Burning Crusade, and LOTRO

Justin and Bree discuss Elite Dangerous' Odyssey, WoW Classic, Swords of Legends Online, Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis, Bless Unleashed, Ashes of Creation, and LOTRO, with adventures in WoW Classic and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag entry on the wild GTAO roleplay revival.

Here’s how Geoff Keighley aims to improve on 2020’s neverending summer of not-E3

I'm super grateful to all the organizations and games companies that did their level best to provide convention entertainment last summer when the pandemic...

First impressions: Even in beta, New Genesis is the quantum leap forward the aging Phantasy Star Online 2 needed

Now this… this is more like it. When I was last spending time with Phantasy Star Online 2, I found it to be a fun...

Phantasy Star Online 2 asks for New Genesis beta feedback

The May closed beta test for Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis wrapped up this past weekend, but the discussion of the client is...

The MOP Up: Valorant fights against the smurf invasion

What is Valorant doing to fix its matchmaking? The studio explains its system in a community Q&A session, in particular addressing the problem of...

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis has kicked off its closed beta test on PC

As promised when the global closed beta was first announced back in April, testing of Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis has begun in...
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Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis opens up client downloads for its beta test via the Windows Store

Eager for the Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis closed beta? The good news is that it's just around the corner, with invites already going...

The MOP Up: Who’s showing up to E3 this year?

It remains to be seen how big or relevant E3 is going to be this year, but there certainly is interest in which studios...

First impressions of Elyon’s western closed beta: Day one and a dungeon run

I can't believe I'm actually playing Elyon on local servers. People have been excited for this game since it was called Ascent: Infinite Realm, and just...

Phantasy Star Online 2 celebrates a variety of Sega games with latest round of AC Scratch Tickets

Sure, the world of Phantasy Star Online 2 is well and good, but you know what it could use more of? Some Space Channel...

Phantasy Star Online 2 adds cherry blossoms, seasonal enemies, and a new challenge quest

Spring has sprung with yesterday's update to Phantasy Star Online 2, which means that there's a whole lot of cherry blossoms for players to...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 319: A sadness prison for addicts

Justin and Bree discuss Destiny 2's tmog, Elite Dangerous Odyssey, PSO2's New Genesis, RuneScape and Albion on mobile, and Jeff Kaplan's farewell, with adventures in Guild Wars, City of Heroes, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag discussion on Blizzard's downfall and future.