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Microsoft argues Acti-Blizz buyout won’t stifle competition because its games are ‘nothing unique’

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Microsoft is on some weird flex stuff right now, swinging a mighty purse stuffed with $68.7B right at Activision-Blizzard's face while also saying the...

Massively Uplifting: WoW players break barriers, Bungie and ZeniMax raise money to help children

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Summer sweetness is not just for corn and watermelon! No, it's for all the kind and generous gestures of of our fellow gamers and...

The Game Archaeologist: That time when EverQuest let you play as the monsters

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It's a near-given that in every MMORPG, players assume the roles of heroes who are sent out to vanquish the evil, dark, or at...

MMO Business Roundup: Blizzard Albany’s union, BioWare Pride, Sony’s antitrust lawsuit, and the P2E ‘hustle’

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Business business business! Activision-Blizzard: Another group of QA testers within Activision-Blizzard have announced they're...

The Game Archaeologist: The origins of Blizzard, Mythic, Funcom, SOE, and BioWare

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A good origin story always captivates me, especially when it gives me a new perspective on something I've come to appreciate over the years....
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Perfect Ten: Abrupt MMO sunsets that shocked us

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Not all MMO sunsets are equal, when you look at them. Sure, all impact players who made those games a home, but some titles...

These are the online gaming companies supporting reproductive choice and healthcare for workers

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When news of the impending overturn of Roe v. Wade in the United first leaked in early May, so few games companies spoke up...

Destiny 2’s Bungie says it won’t be ‘muzzled’ by Sony when it comes to ‘standing up for what’s right’

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For the last week, we've been covering a WAPO story on the games industry's tepid response for reproductive health rights, which led to a...

Sony subsidiary Insomniac secures new policy, donations for reproductive rights

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Last week, we covered a Washington Post article that sharply criticized the gaming industry for its almost complete silence on the likely overturn of...

Destiny 2 kicks off the Guardian Games and answers weapon questions as the FTC investigates Sony’s buyout of Bungie

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Let the games begin! The Guardian Games, that is, as the Olympic-like competition among the three classes of Destiny 2 kicked off last week....
Sorny.

Sony appears to have set up an internal game preservation department

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It probably goes without saying that we here at Massively Overpowered are kind of fond of game preservation, helped by the fact that we...

MMO Business Roundup: China’s freeze, ABK’s new diversity officer, and Sony and Epic’s metaverse

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. China has ended its latest gaming-approval freeze after nine months of regulators locking out...

The Game Archaeologist: When EverQuest players killed the unkillable Sleeper

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In many CRPGs and MMORPGs, there are bosses designed to be so crazy tough that, for most people, these enemies are straight-out unkillable. Developers...

Sony officially announces its new three-tier PlayStation Plus subscriptions coming in June

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Last week, anonymous insiders spilled all sorts of beans on an upcoming subscription service for the PlayStation console that would, among other things, merge...
We won this one.

Insiders unveil PlayStation’s plans for a Game Pass-like subscription service

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There's plenty of folks - 25 million of them, in fact - who love Microsoft's Game Pass service, a subscription plan that lets players...
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Into the Super-Verse: No, I do not want Daybreak’s Marvel MMO

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Greetings, true believers! This particular column is actually not the result of reader requests but specifically from our editor, who has long noted that...
Back when it all began.

Vague Patch Notes: Looking back on the MassivelyOP magic, seven years in

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As of tomorrow, we're seven years out from the launch of this site. This means that we're actually into the point when I've been...

Microsoft says that it will keep Activision Blizzard games on Sony’s PlayStation

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If you were worried that the sale of Activision Blizzard might leave a good portion of the gaming console community without their Orcs, superheroes,...

Google has ‘deprioritized’ Stadia, pivots to offer cloud gaming white labeling

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The drawing down of Google Stadia has reached what appears to be its expected and inevitable end. As first reported by Business Insider, and...
Same hat.

Sony pays Destiny 2 developers $1.2 billion not to jump ship

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Many Destiny 2 fans are still wrapping their heads around the fact that Sony just purchased Bungie for $3.6 billion. And as with any...

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