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Massively Overthinking: Are MMO social hubs overrated?

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MMO reader Random recently winged us an article from Kotaku arguing for the abolishment of pointless social hubs in video games. "Here’s a radical...

Perfect 10: Ten features I want to see in Splatoon 3

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The announcement of Splatoon 3 has actually shown me that I know more Splat fans than I thought I did. Like, people who are still playing despite the lack of...

Recapping Nintendo Direct’s Splatoon 3, Animal Crossing x Mario, Monster Hunter Rise, and more

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Last night's Nintendo Direct was about much more than new Xenoblade characters! While I'm sure the single-player stuff has some people interested or curious (for...

Massively on the Go: Pseudo-MMOing in Pokemon Sword and Shield

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So one of the big draws of the new Pokemon Sword and Shield is the open-world exploration area of the game. It's expansive: It has 4-four-player...

First impressions: Overwatch on the Switch is mostly just Overwatch Mobile

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Before Blizzard's bit of October unpleasantness, I was genuinely excited for the Switch release of Overwatch, though somewhat confused since it's clearly so late...

Aion NA offers a closer look at the new Vandal class

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August 21st will see the arrival of the new Vandal class to Aion in North America among other things, but all we really could...

First impressions of DC Universe Online – on the Nintendo Switch

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Last week, DC Universe Online became one of the only MMOs on the Nintendo Switch, prompting many gamers to give it a look or...
Dance-andal-ism.

Aion spins out Mark of the Vandal on August 21 with a new class, zone, and dungeon for the US version

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Over there, in Aion! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... actually, it's the Vandal, the new class being added with the appropriately dubbed...

Reddit is aflame over the ban of a popular bug-exposing YouTuber from ARK Survival Evolved

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Since this article's publication, Wildcard has walked back the ban. We've updated with the whole story at the very end. Not quite a year ago,...

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMO developer quotes of 2018

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It's become a tradition on Massively OP to include among our end-of-the-year roundups and editorials and retrospectives a run-down of our favorite - and least favorite - MMO dev quotes of the year, be they obscure, poignant, or just plain dumb. So once again, for this week's Massively Overthinking, I've asked our staff to offer up those quotes and then reflect on what we from the year and reflect on just what we've learned from them.
lol gross

Splatoon 2’s final content update drops on December 5

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Good news, Splatoon 2 fans, you're getting a content update on December 5th! The bad news is that it's the last one you're getting ever...
That which is not dead is Diablo III.

Massively Overthinking: Would you want to play a League of Legends or Diablo MMORPG?

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Over the last couple of weeks, we've had some tantalizing rumors and teases that both Riot Games and Blizzard are building something new: Riot's...

Nintendo bans Splatoon 2 greyhat who begged it to address the hackers and exploits destroying the game

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I'm not gonna lie, watching my kid and his cousin play Splatoon 2 on said cousin's shiny new Switch made me reaaaalllly want to...

It’s the battle of the cephalopods in Splatoon 2 as it pits squids against octopi for its birthday bash

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It's almost been a year since Nintendo released Splatoon 2 on the Nintendo Switch. The frequent Splatfests - casual tournaments that decide winners by...

Massively Overthinking: The case for rarity and randomness in MMO monetization

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Last week, Guild Wars 2's Crystin Cox gave a monetization interview to Gamasutra during which she made one specific argument I wanted to pull...

The MOP Up: Neverwinter’s Lost City of Omu arrives on consoles (April 29, 2018)

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The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Free Splatoon 2 update brings higher rankings, new gear, and lost Squid Sister Callie

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As if tier systems weren't specific enough with letter grades, + and -, S rank, and S+#, Splatoon 2's 3.0 update is further separating the...

Massively Overthinking: What are your criteria for recommending MMOs?

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Last week, we got a well-intentioned email from a reader named Rick, who proposed a column in which readers tell us what they are...
Guns and ships.

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO hopes and wishes for 2018

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One of the frustrating bits about our end-of-the-year content rollouts is that sometimes predictions and story roundups can come across as negative. It’s way too easy...
lol gross

FCC extends accessibility requirement waiver for online games once again

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Last year, my husband deployed the requisite accessibility tools to the college science lab he runs to accommodate a bright student who happened to...

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