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Raph Koster’s new MMORPG will be more than ‘just hack and slashing your way through levels’

Yesterday, we reported on something pretty thrilling for long-time MMORPG fans: Raph Koster, one of the brains behind classic MMORPG sandboxes Ultima Online...

PlanetSide Arena’s next update will dynamically tweak safe zones and pain fields for low population matches

When your battle royale game is designed for 1,000+ player fights but nowhere near enough players show up, you've got to make some...

Raph Koster is making a new MMO and just raised $2.7M in seed funding to do it

So, who wants a new and well-funded MMORPG from the guy who literally wrote the book on virtual worlds? I knew you would. Raph...
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DC Universe Online kicks off the Witching Hour event for spooky celebration

As soon as you think about skeletons, they stop being particularly scary as monsters; they're just human beings without muscles or anything. A skeleton on fire...

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...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 240: Hypergank!

Justin and Bree discuss Star Citizen, Zenith, Guild Wars 2, LOTRO, WoW, and SWG, with mailbag entries on true MMO difficulty and cyberpunk MMOs.

Preview: Dual Universe demos alpha 2’s player economy, solar system, and space stations

You know that feeling when you follow a game's development and it just keeps getting better and better? I don't mean the promises of...

The MOP Up: Warframe’s community designs stunning fashion

One really neat aspect of the ultra-popular Warframe is that Digital Extremes invites artistic community members to design cosmetics for the game. The...

One Shots: An oldie but a goodie

Last week's screenshot challenge to share pictures of older MMOs that still check out (visually, I mean) resulted in a small avalanche of

Massively Overthinking: MMOs, challenge, and flow

A couple of weeks ago, MMO developer Mark Kern tweeted a controversial claim about how challenge and interactivity is the point of games...
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PlanetSide 2 releases a PlanetSide: Arena cosmetic bundle and back-end improvements

If you're enjoying your time in PlanetSide: Arena and want to get some of that look in PlanetSide 2, the developers will be delighted to...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 239: Astellia ascending

Justin and Bree discuss Astellia, Guild Wars 2, ArcheAge Unchained, WoW, LOTRO, PlanetSide Arena, and Project Gorgon, with a mailbag topic on making gaming more productive (or not).

PlanetSide Arena elects to temporarily disable Teams mode in all regions

While the scale of the large scale battles in PlanetSide Arena is certainly something one can call into question, part of that...

DC Universe Online celebrates 80 years of Batman with its 2019 Batman Day event

Yesterday, September 21st, was the third Saturday of September, which was officially Batman Day. This year's celebration is extra special owing to the fact...

The MOP Up: League of Legends’ future looks bright

Don't let games like Fortnite and Overwatch make you forget that League of Legends is still a thing. In fact, Riot...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of FusionFall’s soundtrack

I can't say that I was ever that cognizant of Cartoon Network's foray into massively multiplayer online gaming. FusionFall is lumped into that...

The Game Archaeologist: The day Dungeons and Dragons Online dropped the free-to-play bomb

By 2009, the MMORPG genre had firmly established a norm for its business model. For over a decade, a monthly subscription -- usually $15...

PlanetSide Arena shores up early access bugs as Steam reviews hit ‘mixed’

Credit where credit's due, the folks at PlanetSide Arena appear to be on top of their game in terms of keeping major issues...

Massively Overthinking: Is the age of the $15 subscription coming to an end?

Massively OP's own Justin Olivetti penned a blog post this week in which he muses on the lifespan of the $15 MMO sub...

PlanetSide Arena has officially launched into early access – here’s the new trailer

Delays are in the past: "Massive" battle royale PlanetSide Arena is officially hitting early access today, rolling into what Daybreak is calling the...

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