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Nexon CEO talks games industry innovation, venture capital, and crypto

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Innovation used to be a major buzzword in the online gaming industry, to the point that its saturation made it pretty tired. The term's...
That'll cost you money.

The Soapbox: Reconsidering social media as an MMORPG

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At GDC 2011, Raph Koster gave a talk in which he said, "Games are fundamentally social media and always have been." You can watch...
This is reasonable.

Former designer for WoW, StarCraft II, and Diablo IV announces his departure from Blizzard

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If you're a fan of live or developing Blizzard titles like Diablo IV, World of Warcraft, or StarCraft II, you were also perhaps a...

Not So Massively: Looking back at 2020 and ahead to 2021 in the realm of not-so-massively games

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So another year comes, and the last one's gone, and we dig deep just to carry on. Musical allusions notwithstanding, I thought it might...

Npixel reveals stunning ‘space-time’ MMORPG Chrono Odyssey

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If you like Gran Saga but want something a bit less cartoony, you're going to want to feast your eyes on the second MMO...

Not So Massively: StarCraft II’s maintenance mode doesn’t mean game over

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Earlier this month, we learned that Blizzard was effectively putting StarCraft II into maintenance mode. Considering what a massive fan of StarCraft II I...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 293: Passing the Torchlight

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Justin and Bree discuss Torchlight III, World of Warcraft, Dungeons and Dragons Online, EverQuest, Atlas Reactor, Pantheon, Ashes of Creation, TERA, Legends of Aria's new sibling, and StarCraft II, with a mailbag topic on difficulty modes.
This is reasonable.

StarCraft II officially ends development as Blizzard ‘thinks about what’s next’

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Earlier this year, MOP's Tyler noted that StarCraft II had quietly become Blizzard's best-managed game, with updates and events rolling out even a decade...

Not So Massively: Reflections on Blizzard, one year after the Hong Kong fiasco

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Almost exactly a year ago, I declared that the Blizzard I loved is dead, in reaction to the Blitzchung/Hearthstone/Hong Kong fiasco. Twelve months later, that...

MMO Business Roundup: Morhaime is back with Dreamhaven, plus NCsoft’s parking lot and Epic’s Manticore ambitions

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of video game industry news relevant to MMOs and MMO fans! The Morhaimes: When Mike Morhaime announced he was...

Not So Massively: The dos and don’ts of stealing from MMOs

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Recently I played through the new PC port of the open world RPG Horizon Zero Dawn. While playing it, I was struck by how...

Heroes of the Storm adds a new Nexus Anomaly and a StarCraft vs. Warcraft event

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You know, it's been some time since we've had some patch notes news to write about for Heroes of the Storm, so consider this...

Not So Massively: Iron Harvest 1920 is a dieselpunk RTS with a surprising amount of heart

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It's pretty common to stumble across a new game on the front page of Steam and think it looks interesting enough to add to...

Not So Massively: First impressions of StarCraft II’s co-op prestige system

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Last week, StarCraft II celebrated its tenth anniversary by launching the major 5.0 patch. With it came the new "prestige" system for co-op mode,...

StarCraft II begins testing patch 5.0 with major co-op shake-up and new achievements

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StarCraft II is preparing to celebrate its tenth anniversary, with patch 5.0 hitting the PTR with a wealth of new features. The biggest news here...

Not So Massively: StarCraft II has quietly become Blizzard’s best-managed property

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While I do think the studio's actions at BlizzCon are encouraging, it still feels weird heaping praise on Blizzard right now. But I also...

Massively Overthinking: What MMO topics have you changed your mind on over the years?

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On last week's Massively OP Podcast, Justin and I took a stab at answering a fun question from MOP reader and listener Pieter about...

Activision-Blizzard has apparently yanked its games from GeForce NOW

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If you were subbing to NVIDIA GeForce Now for your streamed games, we genuinely hope it wasn't for Activision-Blizzard's games. That's because yesterday Activision-Blizzard...
Not the chess maneuver.

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMORPG bugs ever

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This week's Massively Overthinking discussion topic is inspired by Crowfall's J Todd Coleman, who last fall tweeted about the time playable spiders almost became...
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Blizzard announces ESL Pro Tours for StarCraft II and Warcraft III Reforged, expanded Hearthstone Masters Tours

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It looks like Blizzard esports and ESL/DreamHack are holding hands together very tightly. A number of announcements relating to the 2020 esports seasons of...

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