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Brad McQuaid’s old studio from his Vanguard days.

Bobby Kotick considers leaving Activision-Blizzard if he can’t quickly fix its ongoing frat boy culture

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Last week, reporting from the Wall Street Journal blew the lid off of fresh allegations leveraged at Activision-Blizzard, including attempts by CEO Bobby Kotick...
Memory.

Activision-Blizzard workers and industry giants join chorus calling for Bobby Kotick’s resignation

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People across the gaming industry are adding to the calls for Activision-Blizzard's Bobby Kotick to resign - or be removed. As we've been covering, earlier...

Some Activision-Blizzard shareholders join calls for Bobby Kotick’s ouster

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Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal published an explosive piece that compounded the ongoing Activision-Blizzard sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits and scandal. The Journal detailed...

Massively Overthinking: How hard should MMOs be?

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This past summer, MMO dev Damion Schubert posted an epic tweet-thread about MMOs; in fact, we've already dipped into the part on "load-bearing" playerbases,...

Star Wars: The Old Republic runs Sage, Vanguard, and Scoundrel combat styles through their paces

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Have you figured out what class and combat style combination you'll be rolling when Star Wars: The Old Republic launches Legacy of the Sith...

The Daily Grind: Should there be an MMO ‘caretaker’ company for unwanted titles?

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A couple of weeks ago, I watched through the entirety of Vanguard's Jeff Butler's three-hour interview concerning MMO projects that he worked on and...

TERA PC introduces the area of Baldera as console kicks off another double Vanguard earnings event

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PC players of TERA have some new land to explore with the game's most recent update: the land of Baldera, located in the Oblivion...
I suppose it's cheaper than actually hiring someone to design these spaces?

The Game Archaeologist: Jeff Butler on EverQuest, EverQuest Next, and Vanguard

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As an MMO historian, I have to applaud the work of former SOE developer Shawn Lord in his huge interview series with the people...

Gamescom 2021: New World open beta Sept. 9, plus DokeV, Valheim, Halo Infinite, Riders Republic news

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Gamescom 2021 is officially kicking off today as a free virtual event as the pandemic drags on. The Geoff Keighley-helmed opening night live event for...

SOE’s Jeff Butler gives an epic three-hour interview on EverQuest, Vanguard, and EverQuest Next

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If you're going to interview one of the most notable names behind EverQuest and Vanguard, it helps if you also worked at SOE back...

Destiny 2 brings back the Guardian Games on April 20 with revamped scoring and a new playlist

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Life in Destiny 2 already feels pretty competitive, what with all of the PvP and world first raid races and running to the highest...

Battle Bards Episode 187: Sewers and swamps

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Oh yeah, this is destined to be our most-downloaded show ever, because the Battle Bards are bringing the THRILLS of sewer systems and the...

Star Citizen talks about ship capacitors, ship roles, and tweaking the meta in an AMA

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The Vehicle Experience Team of Star Citizen took to the game's official forums to field player questions in an AMA, with the devs talking...

Free Realms rogue server Sunrise begins taking beta sign-ups

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With this past December's sale of Daybreak to a new owner, it brings to mind all of the MMOs that didn't make it to...

The Game Archaeologist: Seven ways EverQuest reshaped MMO history

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To many veteran MMO players, the opening horns of EverQuest's score are enough to trigger vivid memories, violent hallucinations, and an unstoppable desire to...

Massively OP’s 2020 Awards: Best MMO Crafting

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MassivelyOP’s end-of-the-year awards for 2020 continue today with our award for Best MMO Crafting, which was awarded jointly to Final Fantasy XIV and EverQuest...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v4.0

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By far, my favorite column to write here at Massively OP (and the one that always takes the longest) is The Game Archaeologist. I've...

Flameseeker Chronicles: An honest second look at Guild Wars 2’s dragon response missions

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As longtime readers surely know, Flameseeker Chronicles is an opinion column, one of many on Massively OP, though this one's about Guild Wars 2....

Red Dead Online becomes a $4.99 standalone title next week, teases new bounty hunter content

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If you thought it was a bit odd yesterday to see an uncritical interview in mainstream media on Red Dead Online after the game...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s Icebrood Saga: Truce

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So here we are, we’re finally entering the home stretch of the Icebrood Saga. Today sees the release of the first chapter of Champions,...

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