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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...

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...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that claimed to be the first

We've all been there. We're playing our favorite MMORPG and then self-appointed professors of game history start arguing in world chat about firsts --...
DEATH OR LIFE, PICK ONE

Phantasy Star Online 2 is coming to the Nintendo Switch… which does not have region locks

We had really thought that after the never-updated website finally shut down last year we would be done talking about Phantasy Star...

The ultimate guide to The Game Archaeologist’s MMO archives

When we moved over here to Massively Overpowered, some of us transplanted our long-running columns to the new space. I perhaps felt most devastated...
Either die or don't.

Phantasy Star Online 2 website quietly shutters

Players hoping for Phantasy Star Online 2 in the west have been holding onto a thin sliver of hope for five years now....
You guys are still here?

Exclusive PlayStation Destiny content has made it to the Xbox One at long last

There's a point when you know, culturally, that your choice of console meant that you supported the losing side in the ongoing console wars....

Grab a Total War: ARENA closed beta key from Wargaming and MOP

At the tail end of last year, Wargaming's then-new publishing label, Wargaming Alliance, announced it was picking up SEGA's Total War: ARENA, a...
And we shoot the varmint.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 136: Westward ho!

Justin and Bree discuss Wild West Online, Star Citizen, EVE Online, Black Desert, Phantasy Star Online 2, FFXIV, DDO, Neverwinter, Ultima Online, and of course Guild Wars 2, with mailbag entries on Star Citizen's monetization and solid free-to-play side MMOs.
What the eff

Phantasy Star Online 2 is coming to Nintendo Switch… in Japan only

At what point is Sega officially just taunting Phantasy Star Online 2 fans in North America? It's hard to be sure, but the...

The Game Archaeologist: Climax’s Warhammer Online

Let's begin with a little personal history. Back in 2008, I decided to get into the blogging scene by jumping on board the latest...

The Game Archaeologist: EverQuest Online Adventures

In the pantheon of SOE's (now Daybreak) flagship EverQuest franchise, there used to be a whole family of MMOs gathered around the table every...

Global Chat: What Asian MMOs can learn from the west

Usually when it comes to discussing world hemispheres of MMO game design, comments and observations are made about what western studios can learn from their...

Barbaric turns on friendly fire during its co-op dungeon crawls

How tolerant and forgiving are you of your friends' missteps? Let's hope a lot, because Barbaric is going to test your patience when...

Phantasy Star Online 2 unveils its Hero class this month — and here’s how you can play it

Phantasy Star Online 2's most advanced class to date is getting ready to break into the scene later this month. On July 26th,...

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