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Chinese studio known best in the west for Age of Wushu.

Survival sandbox MMO Myth of Empires launches its 1.0 build on Steam today

Myth of Empires is flinging open its doors today - right now, in fact - as the sandbox survival MMO launches on Steam at...

Myth of Empires cranks out a playtest for its upcoming February launch

With its legal troubles hopefully behind it, medieval sandbox MMO Myth of Empires is cruising to a full launch next month. But before that...

Strategy MMO Myth of Empires is (re)launching on February 21st

Not every MMO gets a second shot at life, especially after clawing itself out of a legal morass, but one title has seized that...

Fantasy sandbox Myth of Empires aims for a February 2024 release

With a nasty legal tussle between Snail Games and Angela Games solved and a partnership between the two forged, fantasy sandbox MMO Myth of...

Myth of Empires officially returns to Steam after a two-year legal drama

It's been a long, strange, and litigious journey for Myth of Empires -- but its biggest woes may be behind it now. The MMO...

Nitrado CEO claims ARK Survival Ascended ‘would never have existed’ without its $4M loan

The twisty, tangled, muddy mess between Nitrado, ARK: Survival Ascended publisher Snail Games, and the wider business of private server hosting continues to present...

Modders declare petition victory as ARK Survival Ascended team lifts server hosting exclusivity restrictions

Remember when ARK developer Studio Wildcard announced a seven-year partnership with Nitrado for private server rental for the just-released ARK: Survival Ascended, which ended...

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: Wild Card Football, Bish Bash Bots, Silica, Zombie Within

Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMOs and MMO-adjacent multiplayer titles you've (probably) never heard of! This edition is mostly smaller-scale multiplayer, but...

Myth of Empires resolves ARK Survival Evolved copyright lawsuit, paving the way for its return

Who here had "Myth of Empires resolves its legal woes to the point it gets to re-release" on their 2023 bingo card? We certainly...

Whatever happened to the pirate-themed survival sandbox Atlas?

The last time Atlas, the survival sandbox wearing a pirate costume, made any sort of public noise was on Friday, June 30th, when developer...

ARK Survival Ascended still claims an October launch as it begins another player-made creature contest

ARK: Survival Ascended appears to still be motoring forward with its October launch plans in spite of the fact that it still hasn't shown...

SEC filings reveal the multi-million-dollar debt ARK Survival Evolved’s publisher owes Nitrado

In the middle of August, ARK: Survival Ascended called attention to a partnership with Nitrado that would guarantee the option for players to rent...

One Shots: Yet not as messy as my teen son’s room

Some weeks we begin our One Shots tour with breathtaking vistas that leave you an emotional wreck as you silently cry at your computer...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMOs are memorable but not actually fun?

Earlier this week, we ran a Daily Grind on MMOs that are fun but not especially memorable, throwing it back to a quote from...
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World of Warcraft will let you make blind characters in Update 10.1

MMORPGs are all about letting you make and roleplay the kind of character you envision, which means the more creation choices, the better. And...

Massively Overthinking: When is localization itself the kiss of death for an imported MMORPG?

Last week, when I was poking around the internet trying to understand why Amazon was still making excuses for de-sexualizing some Lost Ark characters...

Massively on the Go: Why Pokemon Go elite raids fail while Scarlet/Violet tera raids fly

As we recently noted while updating our March Pokemon Go event round-up, Niantic has somehow made the already hated Elite Raids even worse. The...

Whatever happened to PixArk, Ship of Fools, and Justice Online?

Welcome back to another edition of Whatever Happened To, our intermittent roundup on MMOs and multiplayer games that have somehow slipped off our radar...

Massively Overthinking: What will be your three most-played MMOs in 2023?

Last week in Massively Overthinking, we discussed our three most-played MMOs of 2022 - and whether we'd guessed right at the top of that...

Rumor: Life is Feudal MMO might be making a comeback, with a sequel in the works

The medieval sandbox MMORPG Life is Feudal died something of a slow death, first with a January 2021 sunset followed by an October 2022...